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Rich Johnston Keeping Secret That Could Shut Down Marvel or DC (Worse Than Pedophilia) (UPDATED)

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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:37 pm

Chris wrote:
That thread starter seems familiar. :shock:


Also very regal.
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habitual

Silly French Man

Postby habitual » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:38 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
Yes, I am sure that a rumor one heard from a third party would get a citizen of the UK convicted as an accessory to a crime. :lol:

..


It sounds like you're projecting quite a bit. Where was it said it was a rumor?

He specifically said he had knowledge of a crime that had been committed, a heinous crime if it's worse than over 200 cases of pedophilia.

And I just looked up the term Accessory so I don't really see what your getting at or acting so superior for? :smt102

Hab
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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:38 pm

David Bird wrote:
But he hasn't run it. And this is a tacit admission that...


His argument has always been that he's not a journalist. He hates the term, and other so-called journalists and thinks they're scum.

Yes, the irony of it all is pretty thick.
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Psivage

FROGMAN

Postby Psivage » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:49 pm

Something that is so bad it would shut down that comic company...I'm going with Nazi. Someone in DC or Marvel is a Nazi.

Or a Brony.

Either one. Ruins.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:50 pm

habitual wrote:
It sounds like you're projecting quite a bit. Where was it said it was a rumor?

He specifically said he had knowledge of a crime that had been committed, a heinous crime if it's worse than over 200 cases of pedophilia.

And I just looked up the term Accessory so I don't really see what your getting at or acting so superior for? :smt102

Hab


"Projecting"?

If you're still that confused over what an accessory to a crime is, oh wells. :smt102

If you missed the part where Johnston talked about the people who told him this (making it not first-hand knowledge of anything and a rumor), I can't help that either. :smt102

(And Johnston already tried to back-pedal and say that what he meant by "worse than Savile" actually meant "worse for the organization if brought to light", not "a worse crime" than raping dozens of children.)

My point remains that there would be very few specific cases where RJ would be guilty of a crime here, even if he were a U.S. citizen, almost none, but I don't mean that to sound superior, no worries.
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Psivage

FROGMAN

Postby Psivage » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:55 pm

HEY! Stop legal talk and start a guessing about the crime!
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:59 pm

No way, psivage, I'm not going to post what I think it is because I don't want to be charged as an accessory. Nice try!
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Psivage

FROGMAN

Postby Psivage » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:04 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:No way, psivage, I'm not going to post what I think it is because I don't want to be charged as an accessory. Nice try!


Damn you! You saw right through my trap!

Admiral Ackbar would be proud.
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David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:06 pm

Just going by the quotes given here, as far as the idea that revealing this truth could bring trouble on his own head, what Johnston is talking about is UK slander laws. They're much stricter than they are here. Claiming someone said something--anything--that they didn't actually say can conceivably have you brought up in court.

Its hard to imagine what this could be. DC's early Mob ties have been public knowledge for a long time, as is its porn connection. I haven't heard of anything Marvel-related, except for its poor treatment of employees (and that's not likely to shut down a comic company).
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:08 pm

David Bird wrote:Just going by the quotes given here, as far as the idea that revealing this truth could bring trouble on his own head, what Johnston is talking about is UK slander laws. They're much stricter than they are here. Claiming someone said something--anything--that they didn't actually say can conceivably have you brought up in court.

Its hard to imagine what this could be. DC's early Mob ties have been public knowledge for a long time, as is its porn connection. I haven't heard of anything Marvel-related, except for its poor treatment of employees (and that's not likely to shut down a comic company).


This centers around one executive and something that allegedly occurred before they worked for whichever company it is (it's Marvel).
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David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:11 pm

Then it might possibly lead to the dismissal of that person. That's it. If there's any truth to it at all, of course.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:12 pm

This was posted by the OP on Reddit:

IAmTheWalkingDead wrote:I saw a post on 4chan about Rich Johnson's claims that posited this all has to do with the allegedly widely known rumor (that I had never heard of before that post) regarding Marvel executive Isaac Perlmutter, his time in the Israeli army during the Six Day War of 1967, and something bad that occurred during that time. But that was just some asshat on 4chan saying that, as opposed to a widely known and for-some-reason-popular comic book journalist/blogger/whatever.


I have no idea what this is about and haven't been able to find anything in Google searches, though there was a racism scandal with Perlmutter a few years ago (but Johnston DID report on that).
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:15 pm

David Bird wrote:Then it might possibly lead to the dismissal of that person. That's it. If there's any truth to it at all, of course.


One would think so. :smt102

He also seemed to back-pedal on the assertion that it would shut down corporate comics, saying something like he may have underestimated a corporation's ability to weather scandal or something along those lines.
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Draco x

Fagorstorm

Postby Draco x » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:26 pm

Jubilee wrote:I think it's only fair, being not proper journalists ourselves, that we guess what this news is.

I personally think Didio was caught with two underage prostitutes dressed up as Cass and Steph Brown spanking him with rolled up comics.


All this to spite Zechs and Herald I bet.
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Draco x

Fagorstorm

Postby Draco x » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:30 pm

Wow this Rich Johnson guy makes Rob Liefeld look classy.

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