Julia Mejia, a Boston City Councilor, filed claims of defamation and IIED (Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress) against Turtleboy over two articles that Turtleboy wrote. The first article was published in February 2021 and accused Mejia of exploiting a murder for her own publicity, which included live-streaming the dead body and interfering with the crime scene. The second article, published in December 2021, claimed that Mejia was involved in a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) incident.
This case involves Luis Sousa, who was issued a permanent no trespass order by the Superintendent, which banned him from attending Seekonk School Committee meetings and entering Seekonk Public Schools property. This order was based on two incidents, one outside a school committee meeting and the other during a school committee meeting where Sousa was accused of violating public participation policies and causing a disturbance.
Foxy Lady sued for breach of contract and trademark infringement arising out of Frank’s breach of a licensing agreement pursuant to which Gullivers licensed its FOXY LADY trademark to Franks for Franks use in its business, in exchange for weekly payments.
Berge went to the school superintendent’s office to inquire about tickets to a school play. He was neither rude nor vulgar and held his camera in plain view, announced he was recording, and announced that he was a “citizen journalist” doing a story on the issue. (link to video) Two of the three employees filmed did not wish to be filmed. However, after a lengthy conversation with an official who appeared to have no objection to being filmed, Berge politely left.