Van Jones Unleashes Lawyers On Fox For Criticising Him, Sends Cease And Desist Letter, Threatens Lawsuit

June 20th, 2011 (23) Posted By Pat Dollard.

Excerpted from The Huffington Post:

Jones’ attorney sent a cease and desist letter Monday to Dianne Brandi, the network’s executive vice president for legal & business affairs, claiming that “a series of sensational and inflammatory charges” have been made against Jones on Fox News shows. The statements, his attorney Joseph Sandler argues, are “demonstrably, unequivocally and absolutely false.”

In a six-page letter, the letter says that Jones has been called “radical revolutionary” (Beck), “an avowed Communist and 9/11 truther” (Sean Hannity), and a “far left kook, Communist guy” (Bill O’Reilly), to name just a few of the disputed allegations.

“Mr. Jones is not a member of any Communist Party or Marxist organization whatsoever, and has not expressed any support for any form of Communist or Marxist ideology for many years,” Sandler wrote. He added that such statements are “demonstrably and unequivocally false” and were made to “injure Mr. Jones in his professional and community standing.”

“They are actionable as a matter of law,” Sandler writes.

Jones’ attorney also disputes a variety of other allegations made on Fox News, including that his client is “violent,” “racist,” “spent time in jail,” supports violence against police officers and is essentially anti-American.

On Jones’ behalf, Sandler demands that Fox News “immediately cease and desist from further dissemination of the above-quoted statements or any statements similar in substance” while also broadcasting “an express and specific retraction of these statements” on Beck’s show. His attorney asks Fox News to respond by June 24. If the network does not, he writes, “we are to explore all available legal remedies to address the injury caused by Mr. Jones by these false and defamatory statements.”

Read the complete letter here

Read the whole article at The Huffington Post

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    • andonandon

      The unmitigated gall of FOX calling a radical commie a radical commie. It’s not slander if it is true. I hope they nail him for attorney fees.

    • derised1

      Van Jones is a good-looking man but very thin-skinned.

      This is an attack on freedom of the press. As a public figure, he should be able to take criticism like a man instead of whining like a baby.

      Cue me up the world’s smallest violin please… :beer:

    • Tate

      “and has not expressed any support for any form of Communist or Marxist ideology for many years”

      So, um yeah…

      Good luck with that.

    • Bobby E.

      It’s what happens when you run your mouth, ‘Lamont’. We all have a pretty good idea where your allegiances run and not one ‘whitey’ out here put words in your mouth.

    • Desert Rat

      Sorry folks!

      Screw this Communist bastard! Let’s get some legal firepower to countersue this asshole and make him run to the rock from which he crawled out from under!

      I’ll gladly contribute to the cause!

    • John Griffin

      His lawyer picked a bad time to write this letter. Van Jones made a speech at the “Nut Roots” this past weekend and it confirmed all that was said on FOX. To bad Van!

    • wiscowoman

      if it walks like a duck……

    • Dean

      What the hell do looks have to do with anything? Who cares?? The guy is a communist bastard and trouble maker. He deserves to have his ass kicked.

    • YERMOM

      once a cock sucking commie…

      always a cock sucking commie.

    • Ulterior_Motives

      *sigh* Remember the good old days? “Kill a Commie for Mommy”?

    • fullcirclethinker

      Especially the “for many years” part! Near to being an admittance that, at least in the past, he supported such ideology. Of course, we all know (as does he) that he is still a sympathizer for the cause…

    • Sanders

      We didn’t kill enough of them, apparently.

    • YERMOM


    • Jim up north

      What to hell? he’s half bald, has a huge mouth and big ears. Guess I just aint a good judge of men. :?: :wink:

    • fullcirclethinker

      I’ve often wondered that, instead of killing them, we would just ignore their propensity to honor, even glorify, abortion (or not having any children at all), in the name of saving the planet, by the rest of us continuing to bring plenty of children of our own into the world to then one day outnumber them (kind of like the radical Muslims are doing in Europe). Let patience have its way!!

    • Lock and Load

      Fullcircle, the problem with that is that they are corrupting all of the children we have, by converting them through their liberal education system into following the same insane agenda/belief system :roll: :roll: … they are not growing by birthrate but by conversion. The way I see it, the only way out is to educate our children outside of their propagandist system as much as possible, and to diligently live out /reinforce our worldview and principles at home, thus starving their system of recruits. :twisted:

    • hank

      Fox is just calling a spade a spa…… er well you know what I’m trying to say.

    • Phil Byler

      FOX should use the litigation to demonstrate, as they will be easily able to do, that Van Jones is a Commie and a 9/11 truther.

    • RockyMtn1776

      Careful there Hank, you might “offend” some Commie fucker !


      WTF can’t we just :gun: him?


      way to keep racism afloat

    • derised1


      :beer: :smile:

    • Al Redwood

      This militant racist fruitcake is posturing. he has no leg to stand on and under questioning he’d lose any case he hopes to win. The lunatic left is so desperate to shut up free speech in this country and lost the debate. Their mindless Air America is history, their Lefty radio talkers appeal to a narrow segment of anarchists, bomb throwers and sweating overweight feminists, screaming homosexuals and assorted out of work Communists. I think it could be a good idea if a case like this goes to trial and in the court room, under oath he will have to tell more than he would like to his “followers”.