“The troll is about to pay the toll.”
In March, a 51-year-old Reddit user named “Black Visions” — Jerry, in real life — wrote a post in the “Men’s Rights” subreddit called “A lot of trolls tonight.” He had been writing frequently about depression and suicide, but when Jerry announced his final post on Reddit and also threatened his own suicide, others decided to egg him on even further. That turned out to the be the last straw: Seattle news soon reported Jerry had jumped eight stories from a hotel room in the Double Tree in Tukwila, Washington.
Reddit announced on Wednesday that the user’s sister Sandy — “sisterofblackvisions” on Reddit — has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against nine Reddit users who egged him on, but Reddit has also been subpoenaed in identifying the information of another three individuals.
“Jerry had a fairly troubled past, and had been suicidal before those final few days of his life,” Sandy said. “His ex-wife, who is the mother of his disabled 20 year old daughter, took a lot of his money for support and never let Jerry see his daughter.
LE: I replied above
If you accept that a lawsuit is in no way a method to establish truth, responsibility or guilt, but rather a method to harass and ruin opponents, than perhaps in a weird quid pro quo he does deserve to be sued.