Gawker respond to Quentin Tarantino lawsuit

85th Annual Academy Awards press room

Gawker have responded to Quentin Tarantino’s lawsuit regarding the publication of ‘The Hateful Eight’ script, defending their actions.

 

The Oscar-winning ‘Django Unchained’ director decided to pull the plug on the proposed cowboy film last week when details of the plot emerged, and is now suing the website which made it widely available on the internet.

 

Gawker’s John Cook has spoken out about the lawsuit claiming the famed filmmaker generated media attention when he spoke to Deadline.com about it.

 

He wrote on Gawkwer.com: “Last week – before the publication of the script online but after it had begun circulating in Hollywood – Tarantino loudly turned ‘The Hateful Eight’ leak into a topic of intense news interest by speaking about it at length to Deadline Hollywood, which had itself obtained a copy.

 

“Tarantino’s very public complaints about the leak – which named the six parties (of varying degrees of celebrity and potential culpability) that he believes had access to it – were picked up and amplified afterwards by dozens of news sites, including Defamer. It was Tarantino himself who turned his script into a news story, one that garnered him a great deal of attention.”

 

The director is demanding at least $1 million for in damages for Gawker’s actions. The site was not the original source of the script leak, but Quentin blames them for making it available to the public, despite having said he was planning to publish it himself.

 

Quentin, 50, said he had only given the script for ‘The Hateful Eight’ to six people, including ‘Reservoir Dogs’ stars Michael Madsen and Tim Roth, veteran actor Bruce Dern and Reggie Hudlin, a producer on ‘Django Unchained’. He stated he believes that one of them must have let their agent see it, who subsequently sent it on.

Connect with us

Latest Stories

D’banj goes french on “Comment Ca Va”

Fans of D’banj are in for a treat with his latest release “Comment

Jose Chameleone yearns for love on mshamba

"Najua mimi mshamba Wewe mwenye asali kanifundisha kuilamba" These poetic

#WeirdNews: Girl lets best friend sleep with boyfriend to avoid sex talk

A YouTube star let her boyfriend have sex with her best friend to put

Usher paid 1m to settle herpes lawsuit

Usher paid out over $1 million to a woman who accused him of "consciously

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington found dead

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has reportedly been found dead

Rock

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington found dead

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has reportedly been found dead

Nothing But Thieves don’t want rock star image

Nothing But Thieves are keen to defeat the rock star image by carving

Kanye to be joined by Chris Martin, 2 Chainz at Glastonbury?

Kanye West will reportedly be joined by Chris Martin and 2 Chainz during

Florence + the Machine replace Foo Fighters at Glastonbury

Florence + the Machine have replaced Foo Fighters as Friday's (26.06.15)

Blur’s Alex James loves ‘smoking hot’ Taylor Swift

Blur's Alex James thinks Taylor Swift is "smoking hot" and admits he has

Hollywood

Hugh Jackman won’t star as Wolverine in Deadpool movie

Hugh Jackman has ruled out starring as metal claw-bearing mutant Wolverine

Vin Diesel explains his love of social media

Hollywood star Vin Diesel believes social media has helped to change the

Watch Leonardo Dicaprio’s “Before the Flood” Full Documentary

8months after winning his long-awaited Oscar honored for his work in The

Wolverine 3 named Logan

Hugh Jackman has shared a poster of the upcoming third Wolverine movie,

Ben Affleck’s Batman year and a half away

Ben Affleck’s standalone ‘Batman’ movie – which he writes, directs