Newly released text messages proves that Jon Gosselin grabbed Kate’s computer and gave it to someone else to “put the nail in her coffin,” according to anti-bully activist James McGibney, who release the text messages Monday.
Calling it the smoking gun that Jon was working with anti-Kate Gosselin author Robert Hoffman, McGibney released messages proving Jon and Robert schemed to profit off releasing damaging material against Kate.
“I’ll be back soon grabbing Kate’s computer before she gets home. I need that hard drive,” reads the text, dated October 14, 2009 from a number McGibney says he has confirmed belonged to Jon. (It is not clear who the messages were sent to.)
The text continues: “I will put the nail in her coffin someday from it.”
The next text reads: “I’m giving it to a good friend of mine to hold.”
Another text from the same day mentions, “Rob from the Dinner,” who McGibney says is Hoffman. It continues, “We are working on something together but I will only be a silent partner.
“No one will know. Rob is going to say he took it from our garbage.”
Here is the text message document released by McGibney:
Hoffman has indeed said he retrieved Kate’s hard drive from the garbage but as Radar reported earlier, he had help from Jon in obtaining it.
The text message is 100% real, McGibney says and proof of how Jon and Robert worked a for-profit scheme to damage Kate.
The plaintiffs contend they have been harassed in various ways by some of Kate’s most ardent detractors, who they say have crossed the line into actionable behavior. (Many of Kate’s detractors say they have been victimized and are being harassed for expressing their opinions.)
Some people on both sides have had their identities released online. In extreme cases, names of relatives, and home addresses have been exposed.
“I’m going after Jon , a lawyer involved in this and Hoffman,” McGibney previously told Radar exclusively.
Hoffman’s book, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World, was filled with his strong anti-Kate opinions plus documents, photographs and emails from her computer hard drive. Hoffman says he obtained the hard drive when it was thrown in the trash. Radar previously reported that Jon helped him gain access to the computer.
Hoffman acknowledged to Radar that he is Jon’s friend .
Hoffman’s e-book was removed from sale by Amazon after only two days when lawyers for Kate and the Discovery Communications intervened. He recently posted an announcement on the web that he was making the book available again to some news organizations.
McGibney of Bullyville was previously successful in suing Hunter Moore, a notorious web presence who sometimes encouraged people to harm themselves and posted “revenge porn.” Moore’s site was shut down and a judgment entered against him. (Brandi Passante of Storage Wars also sued against Moore after he posted a porn movie and falsely claimed she was one of the performers.)
Moore’s over-the-top antics, his bruising (losing) battle against McGibney and an instructive report on the dark, dark side of the web, are all detailed in this
Gawker article .
Hoffman has not backed off his charges about Kate .
Only last week, he told Radar in an email, “I think the reason so many people are arguing on Twitter is because of the irony of Kate Gosselin of all people, crying that she’s being bullied.
“Forget about her vicious email threats and chilling first-person accounts of her beating her own babies in diapers that she paid lawyers to cover up; all anyone needs to do is watch her in action during seven seasons of reality television.
“In my opinion, Kate Gosselin is the biggest bully on television and she’s doing everything she can to try to rewrite history.”
Meanwhile the details of how he obtained Kate’s hard drive computer are now the center of a new battle.