Update on the Bobby Akard/Akart Defamation Lawsuit Against SurvivalBlog

I still have not yet been served the court papers for Bobby Akart’s defamation lawsuit. There was apparently an attempt to serve the papers at the offices of my literary agent in New York City, but I have yet to receive them.

I sincerely thank all of those SurvivalBlog readers who have contributed to our defense in the Robert Akart lawsuit in Ohio. With your help, I have secured an experienced and committed attorney who will soon file an Answer and Counter-Claim. As I’m sure you know, legal proceedings are expensive. So I ask for your continued support. We anticipate that the legal expenses will go far in excess of $5,000, even if Akart eventually drops his frivolous lawsuit. The defense against this suit has already cost $2,000–and about half of that has been covered by SurvivalBlog reader donations.

If you would like to contribute, then please send a check to:

James Wesley, Rawles
P.O. Box 303
Moyie Springs, Idaho 83845

Alternatively, PayPal donations can be sent to: james@rawles.to. (Yes, it is indeed a “.to” domain, not a “.com” address.)

Most of all, I ask for your prayers that justice will prevail in this case.

As a citizen journalist, I recognize that that The Truth is a sure defense in libel, slander, and defamation cases. But until this year I had no idea just how expensive standing up for the truth could be.

Rest assured that we will press on. We refuse to be silenced. May God Bless You. – JWR