At the end of August, 2013, Brett Kimberlin made the worst mistake in his campaign of brass knuckles reputation management via lawfare: He sued me. One of his claims in that suit was that I had defamed him, and one of ways he alleged that I had defamed him was by calling him a pedophile. Seven years ago today, I published this TKPOTD.
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Words have meaning.
pe·do·phile noun \ˈpe-də-ˌfī(-ə)l, ˈpē-\
: one affected with pedophilia
pe·do·phil·ia noun \ˈpe-də-ˈfi-lē-ə, ˈpē-\
: sexual perversion in which children are the preferred sexual object
Brett Kimberlin objects to being called a pedophile. Let’s consider the evidence.
When Brett Kimberlin was trying to get a music career going during his first parole back in the ’90s, he wrote and recorded a couple of songs, Teen Dream and Waiting to Meet. Both are about having sex with underage girls. Kimberlin said this about Teen Dream—
I say things a lot of people are afraid to say. Yeah, Teen Dream is about fucking a teenage girl. Every guy who’s seen a good-looking teenage girl has thought about it.
OK, that was especially true when we men were teenage boys ourselves. It’s a more-than-a-bit weird fixation for a guy in his forties as Kimberlin was at the time.
During that same period, Brett Kimberlin married his wife. Subtracting her date of birth from the date shown on the marriage license shows that she was 16 years old at the time, that is, she was an underage teenage girl. Perhaps Brett Kimberlin will be able to convince us that they had a purely platonic relationship, but the natural assumption would be that they had a sexual relationship.
Being married to a child may “legalize” the relationship, but it does not change the child’s age. Brett Kimberlin was attracted to a teenage girl who he took as his wife while he was writing and recording songs such as Teen Dream. Gentle Reader, is it unreasonable to see that as an unhealthy preference for sex with underage girls?
I can’t publish everything that I have been told about Brett Kimberlin. A great deal of it is privileged information that may or may not come out at trial, but that information reinforces the conclusion that Brett Kimberlin is attracted to underage girls.
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Is Brett Kimberlin a pedophile? I’ve never explicitly said he is or he isn’t. I’ve said that I understand why someone would believe he is, and I’ve said that the level of confidence that I have in my opinion that he probably is approaches my confidence in Newton’s Laws of Motion.
Kimberlin sued me for defamation, alleging that one of the ways I defamed him was by falsely calling him a pedophile. He lost that lawsuit and three others because he could not offer any evidence that what I said was false. Indeed, his first case was so flimsy, that the judge stopped the trial when Kimberlin rested his case and granted my defendants and me a directed verdict in our favor. We didn’t even have to put on a defense. None of the subsequent suits made it past motions to dismiss.
Some of the privileged information that I was unable to share in 2013 has come out over the years. None of it has been good for Kimberlin’s reputation, and in 2015 and 2016, a court granted motions to dismiss for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted in one Kimberlin’s defamation suits because his reputation was so bad that he was defamation proof.
Meanwhile, I’m not done with him yet, but it looks as if Twitter is. As of 10 pm ET Friday evening, the @itstime_2020 account still had no followers.