I am suing Forum24
The cup of "normal" media expression has overflowed a long time ago, but I think even journalistic work should have some limits and not constantly reach into the deepest mud and write completely obvious lies that have only one goal: to discredit and increase readership and own sales on these victims.
On September 24, the editor-in-chief of the Forum24 server wrote a completely false and deliberately defamatory article "And we have another bottom. The mayor of Náchod's eighteen-year-old daughter died, anti-vaxxers are rejoicing", which on the server hung on the main page all Sunday.
In the text, without citing any source, the author tries to give the impression that I rejoice at someone's death, and what's more, she directly writes that "tens of thousands of people died needlessly because of such spreaders of lies as Mr. Tománek". Which is really strong coffee that cannot be easily passed over.
That's why I decided to file a lawsuit on FORUM24 and demand both an apology and a financial sum for the damage caused.
A week ago, we sent the server a pre-lawsuit request to remove the article, publish an apology and pay a "symbolic" sum of 1 million crowns, which I would donate to the children.
(Link to the full text of the pre-suit summons: PDF)
Instead of an apology and an answer, today another false article about me was published in the printed weekly, where this time another editor tries to create the impression that I deleted some kind of article where I was "making myself popular" or perhaps mocking death.
I NEVER wrote any text like that, so I couldn't even delete it!
The only status I posted about the death of Mayor Birke's daughter is still online and it is the following image where I just linked the mayor's older article urging young people to get vaccinated and the latest newspaper article where the media reports that his young daughter died of an embolism. I only wrote that I am not going to comment on it in any way and that others should ask.
This is by no means a random and isolated excess from the Forum24 server, because I have counted similar defamatory articles about my person fourteen in total.
When suing, it is necessary to submit 1% from the sued amount + court fees, payment for a lawyer and, in the event of a loss, also for the opposing party's lawyer, which is "fun" that costs more than tens of thousands of crowns, and the media rely on the fact that an ordinary person cannot sacrifice so much, even if he is right, the result of the court is completely uncertain.
But as I wrote, the cup has overflowed and this cannot be tolerated by the media any longer. In 2012, Marek Vašut sued the boulevard for 1 million crowns, "only" for the fact that they completely fabricatedly wrote about him as having depression.
Well, where have we come in eleven years, haven't we?
I have no ambitions to make a living from this, and all the money I get if I win in court will be donated to the children and I take the lawsuit not only as a defense of my honor, but as the protection of everyone who has already been intentionally harmed by this server in the past.
Thank you very much to the good lady from the tobacco shop on Vinohradská, who let me photograph the article in the printed weekly for court purposes, so that I would not have to support this mud with a single crown.
Update - October 19, 2023
Through a legal representative, I have filed a lawsuit against the Forum24 portal at the District Court for Prague 1, in which I will demand the removal of a false and defamatory text about me, I will demand the publication of an apology, and I will also request compensation for non-pecuniary damage in the amount of 4 million Czech crowns.
Update - November 3, 2023
On October 30, the District Court for Prague 1 accepted my lawsuit against Forum24. A court fee of CZK 40,000 was also paid yesterday.
Thank you very much to everyone who contributed to the lawsuit - to date, CZK 64,132 has been collected, the rest of the money and the rest that will be collected will be used for legal services related to the lawsuit.
If you would like to contribute to the lawsuit, please send any amount to the transparent account of the Healthy Forum 5854718369/0800 and please include a note "Action".