Ocean Marketing's Christoforo Sues Former Client for Defamation of CharacterS

Paul Christoforo, best known as the man who set off an Internet firestorm after a spat with a customer went public last December, has filed a lawsuit against the company he worked for then.

He's going after N-Control CEO David Kotkin, the man who develops a gaming accessory called the Avenger Controller. Christoforo told Kotaku that Kotkin has been "preventing [him] from making a living by lying about things that never happened."

Here's the e-mail Christoforo sent Kotaku this afternoon:

(All e-mails are presented verbatim. Spelling and grammar have not been altered.)

The grounds are defamation of Character telling lies about me my company and preventing me from making a living by lying about things that never happened and I plan on going after other people too esp .coms who printed the lies and did not retract after i asked nicely. Breach of contract for them not paying me an undisclosed sum of money Due to me at the time we parted ways and a few other things named in the lawsuit.

Here's an e-mail Christoforo sent Kotaku two weeks ago, after we reported on David Kotkin's attempt to recover from the whole debacle.

David can talk all the talk he wants to, the filing is public record so all the dirty laundry and shenanigan's he pulled will be exposed to the public. I have remained quiet and just fooling around on the internet building up to this law suit and now it's only a matter of time before his text messages and emails to me are released to the public.

We have not yet seen the mentioned text messages and e-mails, but we'll update if we do. When reached for comment by Kotaku, Christoforo's lawyer said he had no comment on the ongoing lawsuit.

CHRISTOFORO VS. ICONTROL ENTERPRISES LLC Ocean Marketing's Christoforo Sues Former Client for Defamation of Character [California.gov]