A MESSAGE FROM THE ROYAL HALF…
Monday morning, we published Week 19 of HrudeyCantFail’s weekly series entitled “Freeway Farce.” As anyone who has read this weekly column (or even read our website before) understands that Freeway Farce (as implied by the title) is a satirical look at the past week of the LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks culture. And part of that culture is reporting (satirically) on the actions of our fellow bloggers.
Well, early this morning, I received an email threatening legal action against me for “intentional defamation” (FYI, intentional defamation involves lying) as well as having a lawsuit filed against me, my site and “the unnamed authors you endorse” unless I took down the blog.
So, I made the decision to take down this post. It wasn’t an easy one… but at the end of the day I run The Royal Half for fun and no profit. I barely make enough to cover my hosting costs. None of our writers get paid yet we turn out tons of content daily solely for LA Kings fans to decide if they want to read it or not.
In past Freeway Farce articles, we’ve satirized bigger personalities amongst the LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks world. And they have reacted by laughing and sharing the articles with their followers and friends. Unfortunately, not all people react that way and I’m not about to put myself in any sort of legal situation, because of a sour attitude.
Don’t worry… we won’t stop being the funniest and smartest and most humble LA Kings blog around. And most importantly, I’m following the lead of the NHL when it comes to dealing with so-called “bullies.” Effective immediately, HrudeyCan’tFail is suspended from writing about any NHL-related content for exactly 14 days… until February 24th, 2014. I hope he learns his lesson.
The Royal Half
UPDATE: 2/12/14, 3:20pm
Some people have been speculating that the person who made legal threats was KingsFanDaily. It was not.