Other voices | Frank Magazine: The Trout Point Lodge (TPL) vs. Louisiana blogger Douglas Handshoe saga continues!

On May 17, slabbed.com owner Douglas Handshoe filed lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Hancock County, Mississippi. The defendant is listed as John Doe, aka Randall Cajun, because someone using that alias has allegedly been posting defamatory comments about Doug on a few blogging websites; Real-Mailce.blogspot.com, and theamericanzombie.com.

In his suit, Doug is claiming that he has valid reason to believe that Randall Cajun is at least one (or all) of the owners of TPL. As Frankologists will recall, Doug and TPL have been in an ongoing legal drama for years. Doug has accused TPL owners Charles Leary and Vaughn Perret of being involved in some shady Louisiana political goings-on, which they in turn have repeatedly denied. Last year, Chuck and Vaughn celebrated a legal victory stemming from a defamation suit they had been fighting against Doug and slabbed.org. The duo was awarded $425,000 in a decision handed down in Yarmouth Supreme Court on February 1, 2012. The court ruled that Charles, Vaughn and TPL were falsely linked to a Louisiana political corruption scandal by Doug and slabbed.org. However, since this decision was awarded North of 49, the ruling has no jurisdiction or authority in the United States (Frank 658).

And in early 2013, Charles and Vaughn claimed that blogger Doug swiped some copyrighted photographs off of TPL’s website, and then proceeded to post them on slabbed.org without permission (Frank 659).

The pictures in question are everyday shots of Charles, Vaughn and Trout Point Lodge itself, but there are also allegations that slabbed.org had comments juxtaposed next to the swiped pics, which may have (or may not have) included derogatory comments directed towards the TPL owners. Continue reading “Other voices | Frank Magazine: The Trout Point Lodge (TPL) vs. Louisiana blogger Douglas Handshoe saga continues!”