Woman who shamed Starbucks worker is now suing to get his GoFundMe donations

Originally published at: Woman who shamed Starbucks worker is now suing to get his GoFundMe donations | Boing Boing

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@frauenfelder: Typo in last sentence: Giles instead of Gilles.

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tenor-5

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Peak Karen horseshit

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Wow! Just fucking wow! That’s some Olympic-level mental-gymnastic entitlement right there.

I can’t even…

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Christ, what a maskhole!

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Just being White is enough to get away with anything in San Diego, don’t be fooled friends, San Diego is a GOP/Riech Winger stronghold. Many decades of residence there tells me so…

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What always kills me is the desire to get a “medical exemption”. If you have a medical exemption you wouldn’t set foot in a store period. Pre-existing condition anyone?

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What the hell are “publicity rights”?

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I hope she ends up having to pay his legal fees.

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She posts a picture of the employee and includes his name. Then cries about:

“violation of her right to publicity,” “misappropriation of her name and likeness,” and “false light invasion of privacy.”

Hmmm…

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The local news interviewed her on camera

She’s about as unbearable as you’d expect

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…alleges that Cowan’s GoFundMe campaign constituted a “violation of her right to publicity,”

And just when you thought the right couldn’t get any dumber they go and prove you wrong.

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Well, he doesn’t even have an American name! He should not even be allowed in the country! (/s)

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Oh that is a treasure trove…

A second piece of paper is a handwritten note with letterhead from a San Diego chiropractor who she asked not be named. The hand written note reads “Amber has underlying breath conditions that prevent her from wearing a mask or any type of facial covering whatsoever. Please contact me if have any questions.”

Wait… Are we sure Trump’s doctor is actually dead?

When Gilles was asked why a chiropractor gave her a breathing-related medical exemption, she responded “because they are dedicated to providing non-invasive personalized care and treatment. They are real doctors.”

Pretty sure they’re not medical doctors. You’d be better off getting an exemption from someone with a PhD in Classics - it would at least be written in grammatical English.

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I think that just means she has really bad breath.

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Ms. Gilles is an example of someone who could best improve this planet by moving to a new one.

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Chiropractors are not real doctors and most of them aren’t even particularly qualified to work on people’s backs.

The scientific literature and especially the best controlled, largest N studies show chiropractic is a bit less effective than physical therapy, while noticably better than doing nothing.

So if you live in some shithole country without universal healthcare, then I guess chiropractors aren’t the worst possible choice if you specifically have back pain.

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Generally you have a right to control your own image for commercial purposes. For example, a restaurant owner couldn’t take a picture of a patron and then use it for their advertising (absent consent). Even though there is no expectation of privacy while eating in a public restaurant and image maybe captured for other, non-commercial, purposes (e.g., in the background of someone taking picture of a birthday dinner). For average schmoes, it’s rare. For celebrities, it’s a bigger deal.

If the schmoe (or celebrity) did something newsworthy, then such images are fair game.

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MikeR

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Oh that is a treasure trove…

Yeah, right? From the same story:

“She provided ABC 10News with two documents to prove her medical exemption. One is a pelvic exam from 2015”

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