When Twitter banned me in August 2021 for writing - correctly - that the Covid vaccines don't stop "infection. Or transmission," I was sure the federal government had played a role in my censorship.
But I had no idea how far it had gone - or that a board member of Pfizer, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, had also been involved.
I just knew I had to stand up for my Constitutional right to free speech. So in December 2021, I sued Twitter in federal court in San Francisco. The woke media and leftist lawyers on Twitter mocked the suit. One said it was the product of a "band of incompetent knock-off muppet lawyers."
They were wrong.
On April 29, 2022, Judge William Alsup ruled that Berenson v. Twitter could move ahead. His ruling forced Twitter to settle with me and reverse my ban. Even more importantly, it gave me access to crucial evidence that showed how the White House and Dr. Gottlieb had pressed Twitter to censor me during the spring and summer of 2021 - and how Twitter, after initially defending me, ultimately capitulated.
More evidence followed, from the Twitter Files and a separate lawsuit filed by the state of Missouri over social media censorship.
Now it is time for the second act in my campaign to hold White House and Pfizer responsible for their censorship. I am suing President Biden, Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla, and the other people who believed that the mRNA jabs were more important than the First Amendment. The fact that the vaccines have now provably failed is almost - but not quite - irrelevant to the lawsuit; even if they were perfect, our Constitution would protect my right to criticize them.
In addition, Berenson v. Biden may provide a unique opportunity to hold Pfizer accountable for the failure of the mRNAs.
Because Pfizer is legally immune from lawsuits directly related to mRNA side effects, this lawsuit may be the ONLY chance we have to learn what the company knew about the way its vaccines were failing in summer 2021, what it told the government about that failure, and if it and the government worked together to encourage boosters and mandates.
I am actually more confident in Berenson v. Biden than I was before Berenson v. Twitter. We have solid legal precedents and facts - and I now believe that even a federal judge appointed by a Democrat may be willing to give us a fair shake. After all, Judge Alsup was appointed by President Clinton, but he saw the strength of Berenson v. Twitter.
Still, this suit will not be easy - Twitter was a tough opponent, but it is a mosquito compared to the federal government or Pfizer. We're now suing the President AND the head of one of the world's biggest and most powerful companies. They will have unlimited resources. Merely surviving the motion to dismiss will require an epic legal battle.
Please help me fight.