A former computer repair shop owner from Delaware has filed a lawsuit against Twitter for defamation over how the social media giant handled the New York Post story concerning Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and the laptop that contained many emails and text messages concerning shady overseas business deals the two engaged in.
John Paul Mac Isaac filed the suit on Monday in the Southern District of Florida. In the suit, Mac Isaac is claiming that after Twitter labeled him a hacker, he was forced to shut down his business.
Makes sense. Who would want to take their computer in to be repaired by someone they think is a notorious hacker that can get inside their laptops and other electronic devices?
The New York Post articles in question, published in October, claimed the publication received a copy of a laptop hard drive belonging to Hunter Biden from Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Trump. Giuliani allegedly obtained the hard drive from Mac Isaac’s repair shop, and Mac Isaac said he’d also provided a copy to the FBI after Hunter Biden had left it behind after dropping it off for repairs in April 2019.
When the publication attempted to post the articles on its Twitter account, the social media company claimed that doing so violated its rule against sharing “hacked” materials.
“Plaintiff is not a hacker and the information obtained from the computer does not [constitute] hacked materials because Plaintiff lawfully gained access to the computer, first with permission of its owner, Biden, and then, after Biden failed to retrieve the hard drive despite Plaintiff’s requests, in accordance with the Mac Shop’s abandoned property policy,” the 42-page lawsuit filed in federal court on Monday said, adding that because of Twitter’s policy, Mac Isaac “is now widely considered a hacker.”
Mac Isaac is currently seeking a massive $500 million in punitive damages as well as some unspecified compensatory damages and lawyer fees. He also wants Twitter to “make a public retraction of all false statements.”
One thing is for sure. Twitter ruined this man’s career in the computer repair field. And as it turns out, the whole thing about Hunter Biden and his connections to the laptop turned out to be true.
Here’s to hoping that Mac Isaac wins a big victory against this tech giant.