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11 Oct

News that Mike Postle had launched a $330million defamation lawsuit against Veronica Brill, Daniel Negreanu, Joey Ingram and many more hit the poker world last week. Now with access to the details of the complaint, we investigate not only who Postle is suing, but exactly why

The Postlegate scandal reached its first anniversary just a couple of weeks ago, sparked by Veronica Brill blowing the whistle on the ‘unbelievable play’ by Mike Postle in the Stones Live Poker livestreamed cash game.

That initial tweet, below, is the starting point for Postle’s defamation lawsuit, based on what his lawyers state amounts to a “conspiracy” of “venomous, baseless and defamatory statements.”


Veronica Brill

“History of wild accusations” claim Postle legal team

Brill is the first named in the massive legal action launched by Postle’s Beverly Hills lawyers, Lowe and Associates PC, and they focus on that pinned tweet by the former Stones Live player and commentator.

They describe it as “the publicly false statement that sent the internet and poker world into a frenzy” going on to claim that:

“…Defendant Brill has a history of wild accusations against multiple people over the years, none of which has ever been substantiated…”

In addition, they state:

“Brill’s YouTube channel has essentially become a place exclusively for content regarding Plaintiff cheating.”

Brill has said she wants to take on Postle and his lawsuit and the vast majority of the poker community have already rallied behind her with financial and moral support.


ESPN

Case not “solved” claim Postle lawyers

Next up in the firing line of Postle’s attorneys, believed to be working on a contingency fee basis, is ESPN, and specifically because of a Scott van Pelt segment on SportsCenter.

In the 3-minute piece focused on the emerging Postlegate scandal, Van Pelt states:

“If a guy were able to cheat his way to six-figure gains playing cards and it got solved by a bunch of poker sleuths on the internet, is that a story that would interest you? Because it did me.”





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