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Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al. – Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants

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Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al.

Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants from the Original Complaint (The case was dismissed in part and the Court left the door open for the Plaintiff to refile).

BARBARA BAUER and BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, INC. Plaintiffs vs. Jenna Glatzer and MacAllister Stone and James D. Macdonald and Kent Brewster and Ann C. Crispin and Patrick Niclsen-Hayden and Teresa Nielsen-Hayden and Miss Snark The Literary Agent, a fictitious name, and David L Kuzminski and Thomas S. Tully and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. and Victoria C. Strauss and Shweta Narayan and Lesia Valentine and Christina Walden and Wikimedia Foundation and Stephan Spencer Defendants.

Defendant Allegations in Complaint
Jenna Glatzer At times relevant to this lawsuit, Glatzer has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called Absolute Write.com (“AW”).During the time that Glatzer owned and operated AW, she has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on AW, including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…,” claiming that plaintiff is not just a bad agent but a “scammer”, that she is among agents who “…vacuum out your savings account…” and “…lie to you…, “ and that she has threatened 2/3 of the internet at least once.” [NOTE: LOL, ROTHFL, Ms. Glatzer, actually co-authored a book on cyber-bullying; can you say: incongruent?
MacAllister Stone At times relevant to this lawsuit, Stone has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called Absolute Write.com (“AW”)During the time that Stone owned and operated AW, she has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on AW, including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…,” including claiming that plaintiff is not just a bad agent but a “scammer”, that she is among agents who “…vacuum out your savings account…” and “…lie to you…,” and that she has threatened 2/3 of the internet at least once.”
James D. MacDonald Both on his own blog and on other sites on the internet MacDonald has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA including, but not limited to, claiming that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…,” that she is among agents who “…vacuum out your savings account…” and “…lie to you…, “ and that she is a “…dodgy player.”
Kent Brewster Brewster has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on Speculations, including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…,” calling her the “Dumbest of the 20 Worst” agents, claiming that she has “…no documented sales at all…,” and accusing her of being a “…scammer…,” and of engaging in “…random nuttiness.”
Patrick Nielsen-Hayden At all times relevant to this lawsuit, P. N-Hayden has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called “Making Light.”P. N-Hayden has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on Making Light, including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as “…a faux literary agent…,” “…scam agent Barbara Bauer…,’ ” ‘… kooky…” “… that lunatic…”, and questioning the legitimacy of her Ph.D. degree. [Emphasis Added.][NOTE: Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from St. John’s University Regarding Plaintiff’s Ph.D. Credentials]
Teresa Nielsen-Hayden At all times relevant to this lawsuit, T. N-Hayden has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called “Making Light”.T. N-Hayden has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on Making Light, including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as “…a faux literary agent…,” “…scam agent Barbara Bauer…,”“…kooky…”“…that lunatic…”, and questioning the legitimacy of her Ph.D. degree. [Emphasis Added.][NOTE: Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from St. John’s University Regarding Plaintiff’s Ph.D. Credentials]
Ann “A.C.” Crispin Defendant Ann C. Crispin (“Crispin”) is an officer and active member of defendant Science Fiction Writers of America, Inc. (“SFWA”), PO Box 877, Chesterton, MD 21620.At times relevant to this lawsuit, Crispin has, along with defendant Victoria C. Strauss (“Strauss”) operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called Writer Beware (“WB”) on behalf of the owner of Writers Beware defendant SFWA.During the time that Crispin has operated Writer Beware, she has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on WB, including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…” This defamatory publication has been posted and quoted extensively on numerous other websites and blogs on the internet.Crispin has also published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs on other blogs and websites including, but not limited to, claiming that plaintiff has “…no verified sales to real advance and royalty paying publishers,” and characterizing plaintiff as among a group of “questionable agents.” [Note: Crispin died September 6, 2013.
Victoria Strauss Defendant Victoria C. Strauss is an officer and active member of defendant Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (“SFWA”), PO Box 877, Chesterton, MD 21620, . . . .At times relevant to this lawsuit, Strauss has along with defendant Crispin operated Writer Beware on behalf of SFWA and been responsible for its content.During the time that Strauss has operated Writer Beware, she has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on WB, including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…” This defamatory publication has been posted and quoted extensively on numerous other websites and blogs on the internet. Strauss has also referred to plaintiff on WB as a “…scam agent…” and alleged that she engages in “…dirty business practices…”Strauss has also published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs on other blogs and websites including, but not limited to claiming that plaintiff has “…no documented and verified sales at all.”
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) Defendant SFWA is a corporation doing business at 332 LaGuardia Pl. #632, NY, NY 10012-1428 and PO Box 877, Chestertown, MD 21620.At times relevant to this lawsuit, SFWA has owned WB, and has operated it through its agents defendants Crispin and Strauus.As set forth at length in COUNTS THIRTEEN and FIFTEEN above, WB has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…” This defamatory publication has been posted and quoted extensively on numerous other websites and blogs on the internet. WB has also referred to plaintiff as a “…scam agent…” and alleged that she engages in “…dirty business practices…”SFWA has operated and continues to operate a website called “www.20worst agents.com” which has published false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs including alleging that plaintiff has “no sales.” It has also published indecent images of plaintiff, specifically a photo of plaintiff taken without permission from plaintiff’s agent’s website, which had superimposed on it indecent licking actions of the mouth. (Note: This domain http://www.20worst agents.com is parked, pending renewal, or has expired.)As the owner of WB defendant SFWA is responsible for its content.
Miss Snark, The Literary Agent Snark has published false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on its blog, including, but not limited to, calling plaintiff a “scam artist”, and referring to her associates as “her posse of dumbshits.” Snark has produced and caused to be published on You Tube videos about Barbara Bauer entitled “Crouching Snark, Hidden Dragon” and “Miss Snark’s Happy Hooker Crapstravaganza”, the purpose of which were to belittle and defame plaintiffs with false and defamatory images and statements about plaintiff.[Emphasis Added.]
Lesia Valentine [P]roduced the You Tube videos about Barbara Bauer entitled “Crouching Snark, Hidden Dragon” and “Miss Snark’s Happy Hooker Crapstravaganza”, featuring defendant Snark, which belittle and defame plaintiffs with false and defamatory images and statements about plaintiff Barbara Bauer. [Emphasis Added.]
Christina Walden In or about May 2006 Walden registered and began to operate a website called 20 worstagents.com, the very purpose of which was to defame plaintiffs and other literary agents. In a malicious attempt to injure plaintiffs personally and professionally Walden posted an indecent and defamatory photo of plaintiff Bauer superimposed on a list of agents which included BBLA. [Emphasis Added.]
David L. Kuzminski Defendant David L. Kuzminski (“Kuzminski”), address unknown, owns and operates a website called Preditors and Editors (P&E).Kuzminski has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on P&E and other websites and blogs, including, but not limited to referring to plaintiff on numerous occasions as a “…scammer…” and a “…scam…” and stating that plaintiff”…doesn’t have any legitimate sales…” [Note: David L. Kuzminski died of an apparent heart attack on August 13, 2013; 24 days prior to the death of Writer Beware’s Ann “A.C.” Crispin.]
Thomas S. Tully Defendant Thomas S. Tully, (“Tully”), . . . has at times relevant to this lawsuit owned and operated (P&E).Tully has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on P&E and other websites and blogs, including, but not limited to referring to plaintiff on numerous occasions as a “…scammer…” and a “…scam…” and stating that plaintiff”… doesn’t have any legitimate sales…”
Stephan Spencer Defendant Stephan Spencer (“Spencer”), . . .  owns and operates a website at writer.net.Defendant Spencer has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on writers.net, including, but not limited to saying that plaintiff “…is a crook…,” “… a thief…,” “…is…scamming everyone…,” and is “…lying about her credentials,” by advertising the fact that she has a Ph.D. [Emphasis Added.][NOTE: Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from St. John’s University Regarding Plaintiff’s Ph.D. Credentials]
Wikimedia Foundation Defendant Wikimedia Foundation (“WF”), with offices at 200 Second Avenue South, # 358, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4313, owns and operates Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia.Defendant WF has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as “The Dumbest of the Twenty Worst” literary agents, and stating that she “no documented sales at all.”
Shweta Narayan Defendant Shweta Narayan (“Narayan”) is employed at International Computer Science Institute, 1947 Center St., Suite 600, Berkeley, CA 94704In or about November, 2006, defendant Narayan published a paper and abstract which contained numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as “a literary agent AW[Absolute Write] had exposed as a scam artist,” and stating that “… Bauer claims to be a real literary agent…” and is a “well known scam artist.” On November 4, 2006, Narayan repeated her false and defamatory statements in a public talk at the University of California, San Diego. [Emphasis Added.][NOTE: Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from the University California of San Diego

Bauer vs. Glatzer

The Original Complaint: Click here)

Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al. – Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants

Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from St. John’s University Regarding Plaintiff’s Ph.D. Credentials

Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from the University California of San Diego

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Bauer vs. Glatzer, Request for Information (Confidentiality Guaranteed)

August 2011 Updates: Click here

Reference

http://www.eff.org/files/filenode/wikimedia/BauerSecondAmendedComplaint.pdf

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