That’s what Jonathan Tasini thinks of critics of his $105 million, class-action lawsuit against Arianna Huffington and the Huffington Post over her alleged exploitation of unpaid bloggers, including him.
I keep getting emails from a whole variety of writers who want to join on as plaintiffs, who are giving us all sorts of inside information. There still is a lot of fear out there. Some of the people expressing opposition to what we’re doing are just bootlickers. I think people fear being blacklisted — which I was when I sued The New York Times. And I understand that fear.
Yes, that’s it. I’m scared of being blacklisted by Arianna.
Worth noting that in the same interview, Tasini admits that his case is “novel” and relies on “some creative thinking by a couple smart young lawyers.”
Read the entire Tasini interview here.