Lovecruft Legal Defense

On April 3, 2019, Peter Todd, a former Bitcoin Core developer, sued Isis Agora Lovecruft, a computer cryptography expert, for referring to Mr. Todd as a rapist in a tweet on February 20, 2019.¹

Lovecruft, a well-documented advocate for the safety and respect of women, and trans and nonbinary people in the highly male-dominated infosec field, stands by the tweet, as stated in their² declaration.

On July 15, 2019, Lovecruft filed an anti-SLAPP motion , asking the Court to dismiss Todd’s lawsuit.  “SLAPP” is an acronym for Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. California’s anti-SLAPP law enables the Court to weed out lawsuits brought to punish citizens for engaging in free expression on matters of public concern, such as discussions of predatory male behavior in the #MeToo and #TimesUp era of hopeful awakening.

Lovecruft’s tweet, and their anti-SLAPP motion, are supported by three declarations: by Zooko, Lovecruft (detailing Todd’s sexual harassment and physical assault of Lovecruft), and “Jane Doe” (a pseudonym), a woman who in fact told Lovecruft that Todd raped her.

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This GoFundMe campaign is designed to raise money for Lovecruft’s legal defense.  The fundraising goal will be updated to reflect only Lovecruft’s existing legal bills/expenditures and reasonably anticipated near-term legal bills. Lovecruft has confirmed  that this is the official fundraiser.

Your donations will go only toward defraying Lovecruft’s actual, invoiced legal bills, except that any money left over will be donated to one or more organizations of Lovecruft’s choosing whose mission is to support survivors of gender-based violence.  In that event (absent any prohibition), the recipients and amounts of such donations will be published here.

Thank you for your generous support.  Every contribution, of whatever size, helps and is greatly appreciated.

¹ See Todd v. Lovecruft, No. 4:19-cv-01751-DMR, filed in the United States District Court for Northern District of California, Oakland Division.
² Isis Lovecruft, who is nonbinary, uses they/them pronouns.

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