I am going to insist that all of the money I win from the libel suits I file go to an abused women's shelter.

— Charles C. Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) December 12, 2014

This Internet has been free of libel claims or lawsuit threats
Chuck C. Johnson for:



qualifying entries* ~

  • 6/11/2017 4:43 PM:  The New York Times for saying GotNews.com "often misrepresents media accounts of the Russia investigation." GotNews is "hiring lawyers" and "plans to pursue this matter in court." [Source: Chuck C. Johnson and Got News]]
  • 6/11/2017 8:09 AM:  Regarding a New York Times article: "Do you want to sue the New York Times with me? ... They are accusing me of being part of a plot of disinformation. ... I'm a limited public figure and this is an anticompetitive attack on my work." [Source: Chuck C. Johnson]]
  • 1/10/2017 9:52 AM:  Forbes over an article documenting his links to the Trump administration. "I'm talking to a few attorneys today about suing Forbes [for a] libelous hit piece [...] Not sure yet what to do but it is time to open up the libel laws. [Source: Chuck C. Johnson]]
  • 8/27/2016 1:32 PM:   Dave Weigel for joking that Chuck Johnson was taking advantage of readers' donations to go to Hungary. [Source: Dave Weigel]
  • 7/1/2016 11:12 PM:  If Kevin Glass "persists in lying about me I'll sue him because it'll be fun." Apparently over Glass interpreting a threat to call his employer's donors as an attempt to get Glass fired. [Source: Chuck C. Johnson (and here)]
  • 6/28/2016 1:30 PM:  Gawker again for some reason, which would be the third lawsuit. [Source: GotNews]
  • 6/17/2016 ??:?? PM:  “Forbes got a lot wrong and made up some stuff. Do you think I should sue them?” [Source: Gawker]
  • 6/17/2016 ??:?? PM:  Chuck may or may not continue his lawsuit against Gawker, will settle if every victim can post 1,000 words on Gawker. (They're called comments. Anyone, victim or not, can post them.) [Source: The Daily Caller]
  • 11/28/2015 ??:?? AM:  "If BuzzFeed wants to be next after Gawker (or Rolling Stone), I'm happy to oblige them." [Source: GotNews]
  • 10/18/2015 5:09 PM:  "the reporters who made things up about me at the Washington Post or Politico" [Source: Chuck C. Johnson]
  • 10/7/2015 6:40 PM:  "Please don't make me pull you in on the Gawker suit" (for, er, stating that Chuck threatened to sue him?) [Source: Adam Weinstein]
  • 10/5/2015 5:11 AM:  "I have made many media liars promises of libel suits in their future. I aim to deliver." Twitter next. [Source: Chuck C. Johnson]
  • 8/17/2015 ~8:00 PM:  DeRay McKesson for interpreting a tweet in a mean and bad way. [Source: Chuck C. Johnson and some rando]
  • 7/18/2015 9:30 AM:  The Washington Free Beacon (and something called a Sonny Bunch?) for comparing Chuck's practice of only writing about the sexual appetites of clear public figures to Gawker's writing about an obscure executive from a company people are only vaguely aware of. [Source: The Daily Caller]
  • 6/18/2015 ~2:30 PM:  CHRISTMAS IN JUNE???? [Source: Milo Yiannopoulos]
  • 6/18/2015 ~1:15 PM:  CHRISTMAS IN JUNE WATCH: ONE HOUR TO GO!(?) Can you file small claims cases online? [Source: The Daily Caller]
  • 6/17/2015 ~2:00 AM:  CHRISTMAS? IN JUNE? I wonder if Gawker has any good lawyers. [Source: Some rando]
  • 6/4/2015 ~5:00 PM:  "I intend to sue Gawker over the summer, I intend to sue Politico and a number of other publications who made up things about my past to try to marginalize my work... it has caused me some damages." As for Twitter, "I intend to fight it on discrimination grounds, on contract grounds, on FCC guidelines..." [Source: Chuck C. Johnson, interview with "A Voice For Men"]
  • 5/31/2015 11:27 PM:  Apparently Alan Dershowitz is "helping" to sue Twitter and there are other lawsuits coming (which we assume means libel suits.) [Source: Chuck C. Johnson on the John and Leah Show.]
  • 5/29?/2015 ??:?? PM:  Doesn't count (no libel threat), but "we are suing" Twitter. [Source: Chuck C. Johnson on some Australian radio show.]
  • 5/27/2015 4:40 PM:  Chuck, the "First Amendment absolutist" has been libeled and it's all part of a strategy and something about the statute of limitations (which has already expired for some of his threats.) [Source: Chuck C. Johnson in an interview with Milo Yiannopoulos.]
  • 5/25/2015 5:20 PM:  Chuck plans to sue "various publications"... and Twitter. (Here's the letter to Twitter.) [Source: Chuck C. Johnson on the "Joe Prich" show.]
  • 5/25/2015 12:45 PM:  Because of our commitment to only counting the highest quality libel lawsuit threats, this "harassment" lawsuit threat doesn't qualify, but it still has that new frivolous threat smell. [Source: @freechucknow]
  • 5/25/2015 ~10:00 AM:  Assuming that (1) this is real (please, please be real); and (2) he somehow thinks being suspended is libelous; and (3) this is not just another entry in a cynical method of getting attention (unlikely), then Chuck wants to sue Twitter.com. [Source: Olivia Nuzzi]
  • 5/25/2015 ~10:00 AM:  Chuck has been libeled but has never threatened to sue anyone. [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 5/5/2015 2:09 PM:  Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post (again) because somehow, saying that Chuck insisted a fundraiser was a scam (which he did) is libeling him. [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 5/1/2015 11:11 AM:  It's not wise to comment on ongoing legislation. I mean litigation. [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 4/14/2015 11:14 PM:  Chuck has a year to file the lawsuits he was going to file "this week" months ago. [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 1/29/2015 10:24 PM:  If Gawker decides to go the legal route with Chuck, they should probably walk upwind. (Bonus "I bet I could raise $100,000" prediction that will never be tested.) [Source: @ChuckCJohnson- and here]
  • 1/29/2015 10:19 PM:  Can't tell if threat to Gawker or... Gamergate. [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 1/29/2015 8:25 PM:  If you say Chuck C. Johnson shat on the floor, you are helping ate his Gawker (?) libel suit. [Source: @ChuckCJohnson- and here]
  • 1/13/2015 12:02 PM:  Chuck hasn't forgotten that he's going to sue Politico and Deadspin a month ago. It can be hard to keep track of all of these defendants and statutes of limitations. Maybe he has a spreadsheet? [Source: @ChuckCJohnson- and here]
  • 1/6/2015 ~2:08 PM:  Don't criticize Chuck's criticism unless you have a good lawyer. [Source: Jonathan Langdale]
  • 1/3/2015 1:55 AM:  Some dude who apparently said Chuck was a plagiarist. [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 12/29/2014 12:30 AM:  You know what else we'll see? Lapsing statutes of limitations. [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 12/21/2014 8:10 PM:  Chuck plans to bankrupt the liberal media by suing it, but it's a big secret. [Source: Chuck C. Johnson on RedState Weekly Briefing]
  • 12/19/2014 8:59 PM:  Not sure if this tweet is real. If it is, it was deleted, and the editor doesn't want to get sued for superlibel, so it's not getting counted. [Source: @goddamnedfrank]
  • 12/15/2014 3:36 PM:  So is it Gawker or Politico that's being sued this week? Both? Sugar (do do do do do do), oh, honey, honey. [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 12/15/2014 7:17 AM:  Paperwork takes a long time to fill out, but it's getting filed this week! [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 12/15/2014 ~5:44 AM:  Threatening to sue reporters is "my strategy". Libel threats : Chuck C. Johnson :: Running for president : Donald J. Trump. [Source: GOTNEWS?]
  • 12/15/2014 12:32 AM:  Who's getting a frivolous lawsuit this week? Probably Politico. There's a lot of possible defendants, you know. (But all quiet on the New York Times front.) [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 12/13/2014 9:49 PM:  Politico? Via text message? [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 12/13/2014 3:20 PM:  Congratulations on getting the "full funding for the libel suit", Chuck. Unfortunately, a filing fee is more than a nickel you found on the floor. Womp, womp. [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 12/13/2014 1:12 PM:  Politico ad nauseam -- "this week we are filing suit"  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 12/12/2014 9:49 PM:  Politico ad nauseam -- close, but not a qualifying entry because it refers to other people thinking he was libeled. chuckcjohnson dot info demands only the highest quality threats and hurtfeels. But noted for posterity.  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 12/12/2014 2:47 PM:  Politico (again).  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 12/12/2014 7:48 AM:  Jacob Silverman/Politico.  (Bonus: censorious "DCMA" takedown notice)  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 12/11/2014, 12:38 PM:  Gawker/DeadspinEddie Scarry/Washington ExaminerRosie Gray/Buzzfeed; all persons, entities, or nations with vowels in name; the sun god Ra.  [Source: Daily Caller]
  • 12/10/2014, 4:32 PM:  Eddie Scarry/Washington Examiner. [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 12/10/2014, 1:44 AM: Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair.  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 12/9/2014, 7:57 PM:  Gawker/Deadspin/Nick Denton.  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 12/1/2014, 7:13 PM:  "AG"  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 11/29/2014, 7:18 PM:  The "lesser" Charles Johnson of "Little Green Footballs"  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 11/11/2014, 10:55 AM:  Esquire.  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 11/9/2014, 7:58 PM:  Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post because Chuck is "out of his mind" and won't stop tweeting at him.  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 10/24/2014, 12:27 PM:  Charles Johnson of "Little Green Footballs"  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 10/18/2014, 12:27 AM:  Charles Johnson of "Little Green Footballs"  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson
  • 10/15/2014, 12:49 AM:  Charles Johnson of... okay, seriously, it's just the other one.  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 10/13/2014, 2:14 PM:  Someone who stands by the Raiders football organization even now. [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 10/12/2014, 7:06 PM:  Hunter Walker of Business Insider.  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 10/8/2014, 12:46 AM:  Robert Caruso (?) again.  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 10/5/2014, 8:39 PM:  Some rando.  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 10/1/2014, 4:57 PM:  Robert Caruso (?) [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 9/24/2014, 6:32 PM:  Anthony Kiekow of FOX 2 in St. Louis.  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 9/24/2014, 5:40 PM:  Charles Johnson of "Little Green Footballs"  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 9/12/2014, 8:25 PM:  T. Becket Adams of the Washington Examiner.  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 9/4/2014, 7:13 PM:  Americans Against The Tea Party dot com [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 9/4/2014, 2:09 PM: Shaun King.  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 7/30/2014, timeless:  Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood [Source: gotnews]
  • 7/29/2014, time is a flat circle:  Sam Hall and the Clarion-Ledger.  [Source: @ChuckCJohnson a bunch of times; Talking Points Memo]
  • 6/29/2014, 11:05 PM:  "Yall Politics" [Source: @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 6/28/2014, 12:36 AM:  Unidentified persons at the National Republican Senatorial Committee.  [Source @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 6/12/2014, 6:28 PM: The Daily Beast.  [Source @ChuckCJohnson]
  • 1/23/2011:  Richard Rodner, VP of Communication of Claremont McKenna College.  [Source: The Claremont Conservative]

Defamation lawsuits filed to date: 2 (Dismissed: 1; Pending: 1)

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Links to the allegedly libelous material causing hurtfeels may not be the material Chuck C. Johnson, serious journalist, believes to be defamatory. Just guessing here.

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*A qualifying entry is a statement by or attributed to Mr. Chuck C. Johnson in which he:
(1) claims to have been libeled;
(2) threatens to bring a lawsuit for defamation or its progeny; and/or
(3) asserts that such a lawsuit is forthcoming.

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