After news broke of Richard Meyer’s lawsuit against Mark Waid for tortious interference and defamation, a number of comic book industry professionals rallied around the DC Comics and Marvel Comics veteran writer.

Interestingly enough, Aaron Campebell decided to label Meyer a “vile racist misogynistic snowflake.” This comes after Meyer’s suit against Waid which is specifically suing him for defamation.

Website Graphic Policy seemingly would make the same mistake by stating that no one will hire Richard Meyer after his lawsuit.

The editor of Graphic Policy would follow that up by associating Comicsgate with the Ku Klux Klan.

Nick Rekieta of Rekieta Law in Central Minnestoa told me:

“No, I don’t think they will be evidence against Waid.

Waid is liable for his own statements, not the statements of others. It would be possible that some statements, such as the ones about Meyer never getting work again, could be used as evidence that Waid’s defamation has spread and caused him damage.

But these are just opinions on social media, they won’t have that much probative value.”

What do you make of the statements made the people supporting Mark Waid?

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