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Agen
07-25-2003, 10:02 PM
Last spring, Ghyslian Raza, a teenager from Quebec, expressed that he was embarrassed when he classmates uploaded a video of the chubby teen doing Star Wars lightsaber moves to Kazaa. Now Raza's parents are suing the for $160,000.

The parents of the four teenagers responsible for the video are being sued because Raza's parents blame them for Ghyslian ending up in psychiatric care. They say he finished school in a psych ward because he couldn't handle the teasing at school.

According to the lawsuit, their son is now labelled "mentally ill" and may have to change his name to avoid future embarrassment. The suit says it will be hard for him to get work or return to school. The family refuses to comment to the media.

I personally find dat quite sad for him... :( Now i want him to be in Ep 3 :/

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ZBomber
07-25-2003, 10:11 PM
We just had a thread abobut this. In fact, its satill going on. ;)

Agen
07-25-2003, 10:35 PM
That's a Petition to get him in Ep 3 :p ya numpty :D
I checked 3 pages anyhoo, didn't see anything and i've been pretty active lately :)

I dunno though about sueing them that badly.... i mean his friends only did it for a laugh..... It was just by chance he has become an infamous star :/

The Truthful Liar
07-25-2003, 10:52 PM
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Agen
07-25-2003, 10:55 PM
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I think LF has got some taste eh? :D

pbguy1211
07-25-2003, 10:57 PM
tell the kid to grow some thicker skin and quit being such a p*ssy.
and to next time not to be such a dumbass and let personal video get into the wrong hands.
the kids were also making fun of him for being an uncoordinated mess. lose some weight and hit the gym and quit blaming everyone else for him being a moron.

...my not-so humble opinion.

Kain
07-25-2003, 11:00 PM
The kid had the video locked up when some little bastard kids who obviously WEREN'T his friends got in the drawer and digitilized the video, posted it, and told people to make ******* comments about it. So everyone needs to calm down and putting the kid in the background of EPIII won't ruin any of your lives! Quit acting like he hasn't gone through enough. THE KID IS UNSTABLE NOW!! If your kid was nuts/terminal/whatever, you'd probably be like 'oh, put him in his fave movie because he deserves it cuz he's unhealthy'. Let him get his and die out of the spotlight, damn.

RoguePhotonic
07-25-2003, 11:09 PM
Ghyslian ending up in psychiatric care. They say he finished school in a psych ward because he couldn't handle the teasing at school.

According to the lawsuit, their son is now labelled "mentally ill"


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

pbguy1211
07-25-2003, 11:17 PM
Originally posted by MydnightPsion
The kid had the video locked up when some little bastard kids who obviously WEREN'T his friends got in the drawer and digitilized the video, posted it, and told people to make ******* comments about it. So everyone needs to calm down and putting the kid in the background of EPIII won't ruin any of your lives! Quit acting like he hasn't gone through enough. THE KID IS UNSTABLE NOW!! If your kid was nuts/terminal/whatever, you'd probably be like 'oh, put him in his fave movie because he deserves it cuz he's unhealthy'. Let him get his and die out of the spotlight, damn.
The he obviously showed the video to someone. They didn't guess it was on the tape...
he was probably unstable to begin with... what kid his age in their right mind swings a friggin' curtain rod like they're darth maul?
As far as how I view all those videos of him...
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

The Truthful Liar
07-25-2003, 11:18 PM
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07-25-2003, 11:27 PM
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Redwing
07-25-2003, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by pbguy1211
The he obviously showed the video to someone. They didn't guess it was on the tape...
he was probably unstable to begin with... what kid his age in their right mind swings a friggin' curtain rod like they're darth maul?
As far as how I view all those videos of him...
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Lots of kids would. And besides, I understand it was a demonstration for a play. Of course he showed it to someone. :rolleyes:

:p @ AB

BigTeddyPaul
07-25-2003, 11:56 PM
That is ridiculous. Granted the kid became famous and no one really meant for that to happen but the kid needs to get over it. You cannot sue people's parents because you cannot handle the stress of people thinking you are funny to watch in the not so nice way. It is/was funny. If it costs 160,000 so far in the few months it has been out then this kid has had some serious problems before the whole minute of tape went out to everyone.

40,000 to pay because your kid is a dumb(EDITED FOR CONTENT by me)person for first of all recording himself being a jedi person and then leaving it there is his own fault.

BigTeddyPaul

Lightsaberboy
07-26-2003, 01:13 AM
you guys are saying that it'd the kid's fault since he recorded it. well, by that logic then, you could say it's a woman's fault for getting raped because she was wearing sexy clothing.
people do things all the time that they want to keep private. im sure that this kid wanted to keep this private, much like what people write in a journal would be private. if someone found your journal and made copies of it and passed it all around, then by your guys' logic it'd be your fault for writing the stuff down in the first place now wouldnt it?

ZBomber
07-26-2003, 01:30 AM
Originally posted by Chase Windu
It's his own fault for leaving the tape. And if he wanted to tape himself that bad I don't see why he couldn't have done it at home.
But still, the people who found the tape shouln't have put it on the net.

I would have. Who knew it would get that big thoguh. :eek:

The Cheat
07-26-2003, 02:12 AM
gosh a bunch of people make fun of me and it hurts my feelings, maybe i should have my parents sue their parents

ZBomber
07-26-2003, 02:32 AM
Originally posted by The Cheat
gosh a bunch of people make fun of me and it hurts my feelings, maybe i should have my parents sue their parents

You should. Say they threatened to throw your dog out a window, it always gets to the judjes. :p

But, The Cheat made a good point, which has been broguht up a lot in the other thread. People have been made fun of. Get used to it. Its life. Don't like it, jump out a window (Not reccomended for best perforance) :p

pbguy1211
07-26-2003, 03:04 AM
Originally posted by Lightsaberboy
you guys are saying that it'd the kid's fault since he recorded it. well, by that logic then, you could say it's a woman's fault for getting raped because she was wearing sexy clothing.
Now you're being a f***ing idiot for making that comparison.

ZBomber
07-26-2003, 03:10 AM
Originally posted by Lightsaberboy
you guys are saying that it'd the kid's fault since he recorded it. well, by that logic then, you could say it's a woman's fault for getting raped because she was wearing sexy clothing.

That makes NO sence..... Its like child porn. Old guys tape them doing kids, they always end up getting caught. I wouldn't feel safe video taping myself doing something stupid, my school would get hold of it, one way or another....

MuRaSaMuNe
07-26-2003, 03:18 AM
Originally posted by Agen_Terminator
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I think LF has got some taste eh? :D

Agreed, Angelina is HOT :eek:

The kid shouldn't be in ep3... the humiliation will never die out if he is.

ZBomber
07-26-2003, 03:26 AM
Originally posted by MuRaSaMuNe
Agreed, Angelina is HOT :eek:

The kid shouldn't be in ep3... the humiliation will never die out if he is.

Man, I wish I didn't ahve an ad blocker now. :p

edlib
07-26-2003, 03:31 AM
At least this kid is venting to his parents and not keeping it all bottled in,.. plotting a Columbine-style revenge rampage, shooting up his school and targeting all the people who humiliated him.

Besides, this is America... everybody sues everybody over everything. There have been far, far more frivilous lawsuits.

pbguy1211
07-26-2003, 03:39 AM
Originally posted by edlib
Besides, this is America... everybody sues everybody over everything. There have been far, far more frivilous lawsuits.
Yeah... well the problem is they're CANADIAN!
Or did you not read the first post? ;)

ZBomber
07-26-2003, 03:48 AM
Originally posted by pbguy1211
Yeah... well the problem is they're CANADIAN!
Or did you not read the first post? ;)

Yeh, they are from Quebec. But ed is right, sueing is the way to do things in the US. :D

edlib
07-26-2003, 04:12 AM
Ok.. OK,.. so they're NORTH American! Happy now! :p
Or how 'bout this: Suing people is the WESTERN WORLD'S way of settling differences.

Canadian, American... Same difference. They do the same things there that we do here...
Any country I can drive to doesn't qualify as a foriegn nation in my mind. ;)

:joy:

Rogue15
07-26-2003, 04:12 AM
ehehehehe that kid, capable of a school shooting?!!?!?

:rofl:

edlib
07-26-2003, 04:18 AM
Ya never know... He might just wait 'till college and then make a bee-line to the clock tower.

It's always the quiet ones you have to watch out for.

Seriously,.. humiliate someone until they get to the point where they feel they have nothing left to live for and then you have a truly dangerous person on your hands.

Just something to keep in mind...

Redwing
07-26-2003, 04:19 AM
Originally posted by ZBomber
That makes NO sence..... Its like child porn. Old guys tape them doing kids, they always end up getting caught. I wouldn't feel safe video taping myself doing something stupid, my school would get hold of it, one way or another....

Meh? His post did make sense, but the above doesn't make any ;)

"It's his fault his friends put it on the Internet because he made the videotape" is B.S. logic. Just IMHO. ;)

I also don't think he should be in ep. 3, or this will never die down. :/

Rogue15
07-26-2003, 04:36 AM
i think it's great. someone hand this kid a sniper rifle! :D i bet he's a worse at sniping than dueling! :rofl:

Lil Killa
07-26-2003, 04:44 AM
Originally posted by Rogue15
i think it's great. someone hand this kid a sniper rifle! :D i bet he's a worse at sniping than dueling! :rofl:

lol he might think the rifle is a saber and start whacking ppl with it

victim: "hey why did u stuck that thing up my arse?!?"

pbguy1211
07-26-2003, 04:53 AM
Originally posted by Lil Killa
lol he might think the rifle is a saber and start whacking ppl with it

victim: "hey why did u stuck that thing up my arse?!?"
EWWWWWWWWWWWW! lol...
Could you imagine? with his lucky and coordination he'd shoot his balls off! ;)
[edit]
OMG!!!
Look at this dude's avatar and sig... Funny sh*t!!!
http://www.lucasforums.com/member.php?s=&action=getinfo&userid=73667

Lil Killa
07-26-2003, 04:57 AM
Originally posted by pbguy1211
EWWWWWWWWWWWW! lol...
Could you imagine? with his lucky and coordination he'd shoot his balls off! ;)
[edit]
OMG!!!
Look at this dude's avatar and sig... Funny sh*t!!!
http://www.lucasforums.com/member.php?s=&action=getinfo&userid=73667

ROFL maybe he would:p

U said lucky but i thinku meany luck;)


I don't think this kid is capable of another coulmbine, I think he would probably just jump off of a building.............


EDIT:

ROFL SOME MORE LOL

now that would be wierd... A fat guy as darth maul........ I wish I could see him hipper ventalate and fall on his knees gasping for breath....... wait, thats mean:D

Jed
07-26-2003, 05:11 AM
Goddamn people. We already had a thread about this. *sigh*

Leave the kid alone. I'm not going to say it again.

pbguy1211
07-26-2003, 05:23 AM
dude, normally i'd agree with you... but i just went back and watched some of them again... and this sh*t doesn't get old!!! :lol:

Darth Rythe
07-26-2003, 07:27 AM
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•-BLaCKouT-•
07-26-2003, 08:49 AM
Well I'll post my 2p's worth in this thread too, just in case you guys ain't read the first one...

POST 1: ++++++++++++++++++++
I'd like to point out that I'm all for letting this one die a death now... but:

Sueing the kids 'responsible' is just ridiculous. Can we be expected to belive that this 'video incident' was the first time anyone made fun of the kid? I doubt it somehow. I'd wager a pretty penny that the kid's had a lifetime of poking, teasing and name-calling. Okay, so the video was the 'straw that broke the camels back', but sueing the parents of the kids concerned is just taking the ****.

Obviously Ghyslain wasn't able to to this, but most people would try to ride it off with facts like "Yeah it's me, so what? I'm now more famous than you'll ever be ;)". Bringing legal action into it just seems like attention seeking.

Think about it logically: The last I heard, the online collection for Ghyslain had raised $3000. And yet he still can't cope with the situation, and still needs couselling. What purpose is sueing anyone going to serve? Throwing more money into the equation isn't going to help. (unless there's like a $10,000 cut-off point where things are suddenly better :rolleyes: )
Legal action is going to drag this story out and add to Ghyslain's unhappiness. He'll not be remembered as "the kid who got embarrased on the internet", he's going to be "the kid who got embarrased on the internet and threw a hissy fit over it"

An offer from Lucasfilm, should it occur, would seem patronising. An acceptence from Ghyslain would look like attention-seeking.

I honestly wish him all the best, but dragging this out in court won't help anyone.

POST 2: ++++++++++++++++++++
Hmmm, Although I stand by my posts in this thread, these latest developments (http://www.theforce.net/holonet/index.shtml#21558) make for interesting reading. Still a little one-sided at the moment of course, but they don't seem like very pleasant chaps do they? :(

Oh and:
Originally posted by Jedi220
Leave the kid alone. I'm not going to say it again.
Good, we won't have to ignore it again ;) (JOKE :D )

B.

Mex
07-26-2003, 09:06 AM
Originally posted by pbguy1211
EWWWWWWWWWWWW! lol...
Could you imagine? with his lucky and coordination he'd shoot his balls off! ;)
[edit]
OMG!!!
Look at this dude's avatar and sig... Funny sh*t!!!
http://www.lucasforums.com/member.php?s=&action=getinfo&userid=73667

Heheh, I changed it. But if anyone wants that av and sig, I could host it for them. :)

BongoBob
07-26-2003, 12:39 PM
Ok, all you retarted mother feckers deserve to be brought out of your hellhole you live in where you make fun of other people to feel better about themselves, and need to find a better hobby. God damn, just leave him the hell alone! I looked like that kid before I got my glasses(makes me look better) and went on a frickin diet. It's *******s like you that made me attempt suicide at least 3 times. God damnit, find a new hobby, *******s:mad:

The Cheat
07-26-2003, 02:44 PM
man i like this new advertising think, its pretty nice

ZBomber
07-26-2003, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by BongoBob
Ok, all you retarted mother feckers deserve to be brought out of your hellhole you live in where you make fun of other people to feel better about themselves, and need to find a better hobby. God damn, just leave him the hell alone! I looked like that kid before I got my glasses(makes me look better) and went on a frickin diet. It's *******s like you that made me attempt suicide at least 3 times. God damnit, find a new hobby, *******s:mad:

Yup. Good choice of language there. :rolleyes:

Groovy closed the other one, so this one will too.

*waves bye-bye to the thread :)*

pbguy1211
07-26-2003, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by BongoBob
It's *******s like you that made me attempt suicide at least 3 times.

You missed.... :lol:

Seriously, if you wanted to really kill yourself you'd have done it the right way. You just wanted attention and that was your cry out for help. And lastly, don't give us this sh*t because you're obviously lying.