We're Suing Blaire White
My name’s Eli. I’m a writer, activist, and graduate student. I’m also a trans woman and the subject of one of Blaire White’s newest videos. If you’re here, you probably already know who Blaire is: a notorious trans YouTuber that promotes far-right conspiracy theories and chronically defames trans people. Her videos have caused immense harm to our communities and this fundraiser aims to push back against the damaging anti-LGBTQ+ narratives she peddles.
We want Blaire White to be the next Alex Jones.
Blaire has made a huge profit from her series of video attacks on trans people, parents, and children. Yes, actual children. The more outrageous they are, the more she stands to earn. In August, she created a video denouncing me by implying I’m a pedophile, drug trafficker, and child groomer. At the core was the central claim that I harassed a former partner to suicide. Not only is the individual still alive but Blaire knew her statements were false. She hasn’t apologized yet, even after knowing she lied on camera.
I’ve received countless harassing comments, misgendering messages, and death threats since she made her video. While being subject to this video that has nearly half a million views might be terrifying, I also see it as an opportunity: a rare chance to stop her from harming even more people. Her statements were made with “actual malice”: the necessary legal component of defamation of public figures. This means we have the grounds to create a legal case.
Blaire’s videos have incited mass harassment campaigns against vulnerable people all around the country, myself included. But, this isn’t just about Blaire and this isn’t just about me. Far-right commentators like Blaire feel that they’re free to lie and defame queer and trans people without any repercussions. Trans teachers are being fired from jobs, trans teens are losing healthcare, and trans parents are threatened with having their children taken away because of these lies.
In the past, Blaire has publicly acknowledged that she’s defamed trans individuals like Janae Marie Kroc and Riley J Dennis. However, none of us have tried to take her to court before.
That’s where you come in.
This case is being handled by Remy Green of Cohen & Green. Remy has won against Blaire in court before and is confident she can do it again. The initial court costs will likely be around $60000. I’m in school, and I can’t afford this on my own. But, with community support, and the millions of people who would like to see this form of digital hate speech challenged, we can make this possible.
I’m a strong believer that courts aren’t always the best place to fix injustices. Courts chronically fail marginalized communities, and the odds have historically been stacked against us. However, Blaire White is beyond restorative justice practices. This is a clear-cut case and Blaire is already weaponizing these same systems. She attempted to have the DEA arrest me and has called the police on numerous activists before as content for her videos. We’re here to say, this can’t happen anymore.
Finally, I want to be as transparent as possible about costs. All funds are going directly to Cohen & Green law. If they receive more funds, they can even strengthen our case with additional evidence collection. I’m not doing this for money: I’m doing this for the message. If we have any funds after the case, they’ll either be used in similar litigation or donated to organizations like the Marsha P Johnson Institute, Trans Justice Funding Project, and The Okra Project.
You can message us directly if you have any additional questions about the case.
Disclaimer: Donations are non-refundable and are not tax-deductible. Excess funds may be used to fund similar litigation by agreement with our lawyers. Donating does not entitle you to receive any confidential information about or exert any control over the litigation; nor does it establish any contract between you and our lawyers or confer any rights upon you as a third-party beneficiary. Please consult a professional if you have questions about the legal or tax implications of donating. Thank you.
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