ACORN Sues Filmmakers Behind Hidden Camera Videos

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Washington Post
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) announced Thursday it had filed a lawsuit against James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles and Breitbart.com LLC for what it alleged was “illegal videotaping” of ACORN employees in Baltimore.

The group filed its suit in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and is seeking “a preliminary and permanent injunction against further distribution” of a hidden-camera tape made by O’Keefe and Giles that aired on BigGovernment.com, a Web project of Andrew Breitbart‘s Breitbart.com company, along with compensatory and punitive damages.

In the video, former Baltimore ACORN employees Shera Williams and Tonja Thompson give tax advice to O’Keefe and Giles, who are posing as a pimp and prostitute.

ACORN’s general counsel, Arthur Schwartz, said the acts of O’Keefe and Giles in making the hidden-camera taping were “clear violations of Maryland law.” More…

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