Breast Implants: Recovery & Discovery
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ROSENTHAL WINS UNANIMOUS SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA OPINION
DEFEATS ALL 3 SO CALLED QUACKBUSTERS!
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I would like to thank our Dear Lord, my beloved husband, Dr. Angelo Zaffuto, my wonderful sister, the lead attorney in this case ~ Mark Goldowitz of CASP.net, the other attorneys who have helped so much, and all my family, friends,and support group members who have given me strength and guidance over the six exhausting years of this case.
The sad irony is, that when the Quackbusters sue for 'libel' ... they simultaneously wage vicious smear campaigns.
Ruling limits Internet liability
Excerpt: Rosenthal did not return a call for comment Monday but said on a website that she was gratified by the ruling. She described the litigation as "exhausting" and said it was "intended to silence my voice and exhaust my resources."
With all the humility possible ... in the March 5, 2001 issue of Time magazine, Barrett so modestly spake:
"Twenty years ago, I had trouble
And indeed, he has filled as many of the different medium as possible, including having breast implant support groups totally infiltrated claiming to be on the side of the breast implanted community.
His Guerrillas are working overtime to destroy my reputation and my viewpoints. Any person who has been exposed to toxic chemicals ...via silicone implanted in them,or any other way, should see what Barrett wants to happen to those scientists and doctors studying this complex phenomenon. Click here.
The Supreme Court of California has voted 7 to 0 to grant our Petition for Review regarding the portion of this case involving Terry Polevoy's claims against me.
The entire case has come down to one comment I reposted, regarding the "stalking" of Ms. Christine McPhee by Polevoy.
After discussing with me her horrifying experience as his target ... and now with his obsession with my whereabouts, I firmly believe Ms. McPhee felt stalked by him. His pattern of "affecting disguises" was repeated on Usenet, when he was unveiled, posting aggressive messages under the name of "Vera Teasdale."
From the case:
"Polevoy, police reports show, STALKED Canadian Radio Personality Christine McPhee, until, terrified, she called in police. He followed her around, affecting disguises, for months -- then further terrified her by e-mailing her the details of his stalking actions."
Polevoy had waged an ugly letter writing campaign against her -- as is his way -- to chill her opinions, and those of her guests.
Polevoy put up a very vicious webpage about Ms McPhee's Alternative Medicine Radio Show, as he had for other targets of his, notably, Dr. Hulda Clark and Dr. Len Horowitz. He has now done the same for me, as have a couple of his "publicists."
Both Dr. Clark and Dr. Horowitz, long time targeted by Polevoy, had been guests on Ms McPhee's popular radio show. This excerpt describes well Polevoy's guerrilla tactics.
During the Summer of 2004, Polevoy appeared on Usenet "affecting disguises" this time as a woman, "Vera Teasdale." He posted 50 messages attacking me and others involved in this lawsuit ... and advertising his own website.
When he realized that he had made a fatal error and posted his own healthwatcher.net address by mistake, he immediately nuked his post!
He also has become obsessed with my whereabouts, several times posting subtle threats about "immigration" ... as have several of his Publicists. Two of them recently showed up in the Central American country they believe I am in ... out of nearly 200 countries in the world. As I write this, they are investigating people I work with in my real estate career ... nothing in the world to do with this case or the breast implant cause. They have harassed and posted lies about the Humantics Foundation directors, posted photos of my mail drop and threatened the people who work there. Nothing is too personal or too untrue for their intrusions.
Although the case is officially known as "Barrett vs Rosenthal" ... the decisions regarding Stephen Barrett & Christopher Grell have been decided ... all Courts have already ruled against them.
After years of defending myself against their legal assaults, nothing I had said or written about Barrett or Grell was actionable in any way.
In fact, I knew nothing of Grell nor had I ever written a word about him until he sued me for libel and for being in conspiracy with people I had never met.
Simultaneously, someone from Barrett's Quackwatch group has purchased a domain name for our organization, the "Humantics Foundation" (humanticsfoundation.org) to augment their harassment of me. Willa/ Ted Nidiffer, who posts as "Nana Weedkiller" or "Cathy Credulous" has infiltrated a support group I am involved in, and posted advertising for quackwatch.com and a libelous website called "Ilena Rose Arrested for Crack." Nidiffer has posted that I am a criminal, have stalked him, and hundreds of deceitful posts about me while advertising for Polevoy and Barrett and Grell.
Shortly after this lawsuit was filed against me and several others, this Posse was augmented for the express purpose of publicizing on their behalf on the internet against Dr. Clark, myself, and others they were suing.
Several of those that have been active, aggressive members of the Smear Campaign against me are "coincidentally" are together with Barrett, Grell, Polevoy, such as 'Willa Nidiffer' (aka Nana Weedkiller), Corporate Lobbyist Andrew Langer, and the man with more email aliases than Heinz has beans, Mark S. Probert. Click link below to see them lined up together.
Further, both losing Plaintiffs contacted me personally by email.
It appears from their communications, they are attempting to get out of paying their Court Ordered Judgements and holding Polevoy's questionable case as hostage. In fact, although the amounts have yet to be decided as to how much these two must pay for their loss, via Grell, Barrett is claiming that all "sources of his income are protected." (letter of 1/28/04)
Before we requested this review with the Supreme Court, we offered Polevoy a "walk away" ... no money exchanged between us ... we both walk away.
Fortunately, our Request for Review with the Supreme Court was approved.
November 17, 2003
Thank you for your interest.
I have spent the last three years of my life defending myself in this classic SLAPP suit ... in the courtroom as well as on Usenet.
Soon after Barrett and Polevoy's "Publicist"Willa and/or Ted Nidiffer, Jr. announced their version of the verdict, they upped their personal attacks on me as viciously as possible. The next day, Nidiffer was posting Usenet headlines "Ilena Rose was Arrested For Crack."
Very indicative of how Barrett & Polevoy's Team works.
I admit it is someone daunting having beaten Barrett, who so humbly refers to himself as "The Media" in such a public lawsuit.
He is not one to take defeat lightly. And with the chemical industry (etc.) funding ACSH to write his "unbiased" pieces on a multi-billion dollar ongoing medical controversy ... none of their antics surprise us any longer.
And they are certainly well funded adversaries.
How ironic. Barrett sues me, in part, for calling him a "bully," then his anonymous Publicist posts vile lies about me, while cowardly hiding behind an alias.
The latest news is that the Judges granted our request for re-hearing, and denied Barrett's. The opinion as to Polevoy is now vacated.
The case is very, very complex and far reaching.
The court's opinion regarding the re-posting of potentially libelous material on the internet, makes it extremely important to millions of posters and many are speculating the case may reach the Supreme Court of the United States.
I will be updating this site as this case continues to unfold ... if you would like to support the Humantics Foundation in continuing to raise awareness to the dangers of breast implants, please click link below to contribute via Paypal from any email address.
Ilena Rosenthal, Defendant
" On July 2, 2000, I received another email message from Barrett claiming, "We have no financial connection with the AMA and never have had one." Although I did not write that Barrett had a financial connection to the AMA, Barrett is an author of the AMAs Readers Guide to "Alternative" Health Methods. Surely he was remunerated by the AMA for this work."
Does anyone believe he "donated" his writings for the AMA News and the Readers Guide and was never compensated?
Quoth Stephen J. Barrett, writing in AMA News on August 25, 1975, describing the Lehigh Valley Committee Against Health Fraud:
"By working "undercover" using assumed names and box numbers, we've gotten all sorts of information and publications other groups, like the medical societies, haven't been able to lay their hands on.
...Really, we're a bunch of guerrillas - we're not a large group, there are about 40 members, but we're the only such group in the country."
Very revealing letter of the Guerrilla tactics of Barrett's NCAHF
NCAHF Posts Names of 2,500 Physicians on Quack List
May God grace his precious Earth and stop its Corporate Destruction.
With love from Ilena
Breast Implants: Recovery & Discovery
Ilena Rosenthal, Director
1380 Garnet E-444
San Diego, CA 92109
The Fake Persuaders by George Monbiot, The Guardian
"Corporations are inventing people to rubbish their opponents on the internet."
Corporate phantoms by George Monbiot, The Guardian
The PR Secret War Against Activists by John Stauber & Sheldon Rampton
This expose carefully details how the corporations (via their vast publicity teams of lobbyists and those paid to do "public outreach" etc. etc. etc. ) embed themselves into their 'marks' (in our case, the breast implant support system) and "educate" a type of activists by brainwashing them into believing it is for the good of the cause. In 1991, Dow Corning's PR Team admitted in a private memo that their "cover-up is going well" and spoke of setting up their "networks." I firmly believe that the Junk Science / ACSH / 'Quackbuster' enormous network is their proud culmination.
Viral Marketing: How to Infect the World by Flack Group Bivins
(Instructions to paid Disinfo Agents by paid Disinfo Agents)
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