The Jimquisition: When Jim Sterling Was Sued For $10 Million By Digital Homicide

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I am the videogame critic they tried to sue for $10 million.

I’ve kept relatively quiet for almost a year while a spurious and disgusting libel lawsuit was spuriously filed in an attempt to disrupt my life.

Now I get to talk.

Seed of Bismuth
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Seed of Bismuth

Thank God for Jim Fucking Sterling Son

Za_Docta
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Za_Docta

Also, I’m interested, is falsely accusing someone of conspiracy and harassment within the body of a lawsuit grounds for libel? Like Mk. III on its own would that have been enough to counter-sue if you’d gone for that?

Za_Docta
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Za_Docta

“His strongest arguments were made of fiberglass.”
On a minor note, Jim, you do know that fiberglass is actually really strong, yes?

Daniel Pehush
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Daniel Pehush

God Bless Jim Sterling

Appretaur
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Appretaur

Hey Jim, care to tell us how the correspondence between you and your lawyer was going right after the whole Valve-destroying-DigiHom thing took place outside of the scope of your own lawsuit? I’m curious to hear what your legitimate lawyer’s response/opinion to that must have been. 🙂

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Good thing that this didn’t reach court. Although they would had surely lost, and it would had served as a precedent that could be used to defend other reviewers (in case someone more competent tried to sue them). Imagine the attorney effectively calling in court the precedent “Romine v. Staton” as part of the defense.

Mr. Q
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Mr. Q

Christ, I dunno how the hell anyone, be it Jim Sterling or the judge or the lawyers or any sane person involved in this shit show, could muster the patience to deal with these two intellectually disabled cocksuckers. If the judge stepped down from the bench, grabbed the bailiff’s night club, and bash those two over the head repeatedly, I would not hold it against him one bit. People like Digital Homicide need to be exterminated from the face of the Earth. Just the most selfish, willfully ignorant, morally bankrupt pack of jack-offs who know nothing about the real world… Read more »

BiG_bEn523
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BiG_bEn523

Hey Jim. You got an address where I can send you a “get well soon” gift? You have become one of the most premiere vanguards when it comes to the gaming industry. After seeing this whole thing unfold, it amazes me just how far people will go to try and pry off any responibility for themselves in order to change the narrative. In any case, keep up the great show, and hope your back feels better.

Amer1ka
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Amer1ka

Jim, despite you looking and sounding obviously frustrated that you had to put up with a person as terrible as Romine, this has to feel good now that you’ve gotten to talk about it and can put it all behind you. Hopefully you can now sit back and not worry as much, focus on what you love to do and move forward and be happy and healthy!

Claptrap
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Claptrap

After watching, even I feel relieved and I have nothing to do with it. Good video.

dyscode
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dyscode

Did somebody already came up with comparisons betwenn DH and patent Troll Tim “EDGE” Langdell and how he lost it all, too?

El Gonzo
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El Gonzo

I wonder (and i apologize if it has mentioned in one of the earlier comments already), why Jim did not try to recoup the attorney fees. I am not an American, neither do i know American federal and MS state law to really have an idea about whether exceptions to the “American rule” could be applicable to this case. What would be reasons for not trying to recover your own attorney fees when being targeted by a frivolous lawsuit? The way i see it, Romine having no immediate funds should not really factor into forfeiting the chance of recouping some… Read more »

Jerome Handy
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Jerome Handy

And this story just keeps getting stranger. Now, before I go further, I need to set the scene a bit. It’s 3:38am here in New Jersey when I hopped up to post this. I’ve just gotten done with a five hour stretch of Horizon; Zero Dawn, and was a good shower away from some bed rest. Bleary eyed, a full day of fun and relaxation behind me(hey, I’m on vacay this week 🙂 ) I put on Jim’s latest video, to lull my sleepy mind into some sad but still incredibly funny commentary……and there it is. 4:48 into the video,… Read more »

Chip
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Chip

Well, it’s not Jim dancing to Erasure for three hours, but I’ll take it.

Chris Skuller
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Chris Skuller

Is it wrong to hope Digital Homicide tries another copyright strike on Jim so he can get sued into oblivion?

Jochem Sev
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Jochem Sev

God Bless Jim’s Lawyers!

Appretaur
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Appretaur

So Jim announced at the end of the video that he still considers Konami the worst company in games. I think he missed an opportunity to mistakenly present this award to Digital Homicide at first, before Chip frantically rushes up to him with a separate envelope revealing that he actually gives this award to Konami…

MM
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MM

“Attempt to disrupt my life”
Yes, it’s typical childish behavior. Butthurt by words they have little command of and, in fact, barely understand (after a while anything will be interpreted as an attack); their only alternative is trying something physical. Pitiful indeed.

Shui Gor
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Shui Gor

Got anyone writing the screenplay yet for your up-and-coming documentary about all this, Jim?

Canneddirt
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Canneddirt

mic drop. Beautiful. Glad this is over Jim. Go on and create you glorious unicorn!

Buscava
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Buscava

Congrats Jim! Your best work, i’d say.

Thom
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Thom

honest question since I haven’t seen it talked about elsewhere, but is Digital Homicide just Romine or does he have a team pumping this stuff out?

Chris
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Chris

What worries me about all this is the fact Robert at least is married with children… which means there must be another adult who is with in ear shot of the two brothers insanity. Presumably they also have friends, right? Why was there no one in their real lives anywhere telling them what they are doing is idiotic? Or at the very least massaging the truth and saying “even though you’re right, you can’t win the case and should drop it”

RedWolf
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RedWolf

I’m glad this shitshow is over. Congratulations for staying strong this
whole time, Jim, you showed that fucker what-for.
I’ll have a drink on your behalf tonight. To justice being served, and
to a mindless, delusional, quite possibly autistic (in the actual sense
of the term, not in the way Tumblrfags like to use it as a replacement
for ‘stupid’) madman being put in his place.

Appretaur
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Appretaur

You know, when you think about it, Jim is owed some gratitude for being the one to unwittingly step into DigiHom’s crosshairs and become their focal point for these two-plus years. Because if Jim hadn’t, whoever else that might have been unlucky enough to become the first person to have eloquently talked smack about The Slaughtering Grounds could have been the one to face all of this nightmare instead, and they might not have been anywhere near as well-equipped to deal with it as Jim was.