ACS:LAWs File Sharing Campaign-The Bubble has Judge Birss-t
“I have ceased my work… I have been subject to criminal attack,”, “My emails have been hacked. I have had death threats and bomb threats,”
So said ACS:LAWs Andrew Crossley’s in a statement read out in Court AFTER he had left.
And with that he was gone, the infamous Lawyer who has led his Law firm to destruction and many thousands of innocent people to despair, has seemingly given up. The man whose lies have broken marriages and familys and lives, issued his statement, and went, didn’t even hang about to deliver it himself.
I have no doubt however, he WILL be back, maybe as an “Advisor” or “Co-ordinator), his Ego will demand it. But what of his claims of threats, against him?
Today the Metropolitan Police has said it had no knowledge of any bomb threat against Mr Crossley or ACS:Law. The US Company that Crossley claimed to be working with Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver (also known as United Copyright Group), evacuated its offices after receiving a bomb threat via email last October.
As those who have been following this story for the last few years, will know, ACS:LAW are “not the best at getting things right“, indeed they even attempted SUE a forum that had included that very statement. And this is the kind of scenario that made ACS:LAW the most hated Law firm in the UK, and the most complained about, over 500 complaints had been received regarding their practice at the point that Andrew Crossley was referred to the “Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal”, for the THIRD time!
They threatened to sue the owner of a domain that was called “BeingScammed” a website that provided vital information and help in the early days, In a leaked Twitter conversation the Paralegal and EX Davenport Lyons employee Terence Tsang said of this incident
TezimondoYes but I decided to not pursue him for costs and damages. Was feeling nice.
BeingScammed rebranded and morphed into BeingThreatened arguably a far more powerful base alongside the Slyck forum for those letter recipients that felt that the ACS:LAW model did not pass the “Smell test”. Indeed this very Blog was setup as a repository for the background to these people behind the practice, there is lots of it.
But Crossley is a consummate liar, a man who is VERY slippery indeed. Many times he has been caught out and changed his now defunct website to suit the fact he had been found out. The different Law Firms that cropped up alongside ACS:LAW (Tilly Bailey Irvine, Gallant Macmillan) seemingly linked by a common purpose of “Copyright enforcement” were later exposed by the release of ACS:LAW of their email database to be linked also by Crossley as well, sharing letter templates and other ideas, whilst the others though fell by the wayside, TBI first then Gallant Macmillan due to negative publicity, ACS:LAW had no such reputation that could be harmed so Crossley ploughed on.
An interview with Crossley by the Telegraph highlights the type of person that the public have been exposed to for nearly TWO years.
When we spoke he had portrayed himself as a pauper, telling me that ‘less than a month ago’ he had been wandering around an air show with no money in his pocket and not a ‘penny to my name’. The leaked data painted a very different picture.
‘Hi Paul,’ he said, a few days later in an email to me. ‘One thing I wanted to scratch from the interview was I said I had no money recently. That was not an accurate reflection of the position.’
No not accurate at all, Crossley expected to make over THREE MILLION POUNDS himself (2010-2011) that would have been Crossleys cut, the GROSS revenue was to be a whopping TEN MILLION POUNDS. That after all was what this tawdry mess was all about all along.
The story he trolls about regarding his “emails being hacked” is not true either, he was a target of a ddos, but he had the arrogance to mock that, it was AFTER this that his site was overwhelmed and in rebuilding his website the plank exposed his email backup to the World in the root Directory. Why he had the WHOLE archive in such a place is still a mystery. He has still not apologised to the public for exposing their details to the world.
This year the Company GCB LTD seemed to have also joined the fray but the moment they started they were crushed by an outpouring of scorn and derision. It turned out that a Paralegal from ACS:LAW had taken over GCB LTD, but Crossley denied ANY knowledge, this again was a lie exposed at the second Court hearing where Crossley let slip that in addition to Jonathan Miller there was an unnamed SECOND ex employee.
At the Court hearing it was disclosed by Crossley that GCB LTD had been planned in September, interestingly the same time period as the “Email leak”
The links to his friend Lee Bowden owner of Media C.A.T I believe are well established and have been reported on already. Bowden is the Managing Director of “Piri Ltd”, and the “Text Works” in addition to Media C.A.T
Many people mainly those who stood up and refused to pay up, and some of the Media have come out of this well, a few have not. Sky has still not even reported on their “Breaking News” Channel the fact of the ACS:LAW email leak, there is suspicion regarding Sky and ACS:LAW and the silence that SKY has tried to bring to this in light of them being the biggest ISP to let down their subscribers it is SHAMEFUL of them. 8000 of their subscribers linked forever with appallingly titled Pornography that is linked to their address and credit card details and SKY says……NOTHING
I believe, I really HOPE this is the end for this horrid “Speculative Invoicing”, only time will tell.