Well, Ole Jackie T. walked out of his disbarment hearing today before the proceedings were even finished. Subsequently, the presiding Judge Tunis recommended an "enhanced disbarment." We're not exactly sure what the "enhanced" part adds to the punishment, but we're thinking it involves him turning in his pants AND sock garters.
The best part is Thompson's epic statement to the courtroom where he called Judge Tunis "incompetent and arrogant" and threatened to have her removed from office "in the days and weeks ahead."
"I am “guilty” of being right and ahead of the curve when it came to Howard Stern and as to Grand Theft Auto. Because I took on Bar complainant, Al Cardenas, the Howard Stern Show is off terrestrial radio and his influence diminished."
Right. It had nothing to do with the fact that Sirius offered him $500 million to go off terrestrial radio.
He goes on: "Because I took on this cop-killing, woman-bashing video game, the Presidential race is now addressing the issue and this particular video game… Try to get me disbarred. Go ahead, do your worst, Referee Tunis. I will continue to do my best."
If he is disbarred, he'll be prevented from applying to practice law for 10 years anywhere in the U.S.
Kotaku has the full 4500-word statement Thompson made at the hearing earlier this morning. If you want to feel sick and regret living, you should check it out.
kotaku.com: Jack Thompson Walks Out On Hearing, Court Recommends Enhanced Disbarment
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