Sony lawyer asks Twitter to suspend user who posted hacked documents
The high-profile lawyer representing Sony Pictures Entertainment has asked Twitter to suspend the account of a user who posted hacked company information.
The letter (PDF) from lawyer David Boies seeks suspension of the Twitter account by user @bikinirobotarmy. Among publications with stories are the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) and the Los Angeles Times. Twitter confirmed it received the letter on Monday and said it had shared it with one of its users.
The letter warns Twitter that it will be responsible for damages if it doesn’t suspend the account.
The targeted Twitter account is held by musician Val Broeksmit, whose band is Bikini Robot Army, according to the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. Broeksmit had tweeted screenshots of hacked emails. Broeksmit told the publications that Twitter didn’t tell him to delete the tweets, but said it couldn’t provide him with legal advice and suggested he obtain legal representation.
Broeksmit’s account was previously suspended for one day on Dec. 19 over a tweet about a planned Oliver Stone film on Edward Snowden, Broeksmit told the Los Angeles Times. The account went live again after the tweet was deleted.