Faith Healer Adam Miller Drops His Lawsuit (For Now) After Being Widely Mocked Online

May 26, 2015

By Mike Masnick

A couple weeks ago, we wrote about faith healer Adam Miller’s monumentally stupid and ridiculous SLAPP lawsuit against Stephanie Guttormson because she posted a video that was critical of a video Miller put together promoting his faith healing nonsense. We dissected how weak and laughable the lawsuit was — and it’s possible that Miller and his lawyer have now realized this, as they’ve dismissed the lawsuit, but without prejudice, meaning he could potentially file it again in the future. Given that (and the fact that Guttormson has raised a bunch of money in a crowdfunding campaign), I wonder if she’ll now file for a declaratory judgment of non-infringement… Update: Guttormson notes that while she could go after him, she’s going to let the matter drop.

Either way, Miller said he filed the lawsuit because he felt it was unfair that people were seeing this video that Guttormson put together:

 

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When he filed the original lawsuit, it noted that the video had been viewed approximately 1,500 times since it first was posted back in December of last year. So, 1,500 views in a bit over four months. In the two weeks since the lawsuit was filed, it’s now up to about 50,000 views. Nice work, Adam.


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4 comments on “Faith Healer Adam Miller Drops His Lawsuit (For Now) After Being Widely Mocked Online

  • Many years ago, the BC Tel company did some quite unscrupulous things to my gay lib group. The vice president said if I would give them half the amount they requested, they would donate it back to my group. I agreed. Then they sued me for the other half and made no donation. I was terrified. The BC Civil Liberties people kept telling me “Just let them sue. Tell your story in court”. After all the worst that could happen is they would win. The night before the trial, I talked with their lawyers. I got on my hind legs and said “I can hardly wait until to tomorrow to tell what you VP did. I am going to get back the money I already gave you”. The next day they did not show up in court. I was puzzled. A clerk explained this means I won. There was nothing more to it.

    The moral of the story is don’t let the bad guys bluff you. The court is going to play fair so long as you have paper documentation for everything (but that is another story).



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  • I don’t suppose I should be surprised by the fact that the person taking the moral high ground is NOT the one who professes faith and belief in a god which, incidentally, instructs its believers to not sue:

    Proverbs 25:8 do not hastily bring into court, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame?



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  • Devil’s advocate for a minute.

    Did Miller / attorneys have a point(21) that Guttormsom did not disclose her allegiance with RDF? (thus, profit?).

    The lawsuit was dropped; however, only because “Defendant has not answered the complaint”?

    I’m glad he’s not doing it for entertainment purposes anymore!

    I thought that phrase was typical cya jargon (maybe she’s just teasing)?

    World’s slowest speaker

    Could be the by-product of any number of reasons.



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