North Georgia News Editor Norm Cooper Exposed
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Since: Dec 10
#1 Apr 1, 2012
NORMAN COOPER is EXPOSED
According to public court documents obtained by Advocates For Clean & Open Government, David Hopkins also known as MountainVoice is taking legal action to address libelous statements made against him on the Blairsville Topix forum. A civil action was filed in Dawson County and is being transferred to Union County. The case number is: 11-CV-214-B. Recently filed court documents expose the identity of the alleged libelers and the information is shocking.
In the months preceding the filing of the lawsuit, numerous inflammatory comments about David Hopkins aka MountainVoice were posted on Topix. This includes but is not limited to accusations presented as fact that Hopkins was a child molester, a sexual pervert, a fraud and a liar. Formal requests by Hopkins for the posters to remove their comments were ignored and/or publicly mocked, demonstrating malicious intent.
The offending comments were posted under various aliases, most notably:“exposed”“social misfits”“ur exposed” and “liar, liar”. Ironically,“exposed” posted links to the Gene Cooley libel case in which a Union County resident was awarded over $400,000 after false statements were posted about him on Topix. The poster using the alias “exposed” heralded the case and suggested that news of the case should be sent all over the country. These sentiments were echoed by North Georgia News Editor Norman Cooper in an article last year as well as a follow up article on March 25, 2012. In his latest article he quotes a local attorney who stated that people engage in character assassination online then “trip off thinking they got away with it. Well, they don’t get away with it anymore.” We couldn’t agree more.
As the result of a discovery motion by David Hopkins aka MountainVoice, it has been revealed that “exposed” is in fact Norman Cooper, that very same editor of the North Georgia News. He has also posted under the names:“here It is”,“here it is 3”, Wyman C wanna maker,“liar, liar”, and “I confess”. According to IP address records Cooper posted both from his home and from the North Georgia News office. Cooper is known for frequently only reporting one side of a story without bothering to interview the people he is printing negative stories about. Biased reporting is one thing, but it is very unfortunate that the North Georgia News has also allowed Mr. Cooper to use their computers to post defamatory comments about citizens on internet forums.
Since: Dec 10
#2 Apr 1, 2012
Please see a copy of the civil complaint below:
Civil Action 11-CV-214-B
Filed March 22, 2011 Dawson County Clerk's Office, Superior Court
AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND DAMAGES and MOTION TO TRANSFER
Feb. 24, 2012
Comes Now, DAVID HOPKINS, by and through his attorney of record and files this his Amended Complaint for Injunctive Relief and Damages, and shows this Honorable Court the following:
1. At the time of the initial filing of this action, Plaintiff did not know the true identities of the various people listed as John Does #1-26 who made defamatory postings on internet websites about Plaintiff.
2. Through discovery, Plaintiff has now learned the identities of John Does #1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11. John Doe 1,3,5,6 and 7 is Norman Cooper of 654B Nottely Dam Road, Blairsville, Union County, Georgia. John Doe #2 is Vicki Kammerer of 81 Cedar Creek Drive, Blairsville, Union County, Georgia. John Doe #3,4 and 11 is NGN/TCH, Inc. d/b/a North Georgia News, 266 Cleveland Street, Blairsville, Union County, Georgia. Each of these persons and corporations listed must be added as proper party defendants to this matter.
3. Accordingly, it appears that each Defendant is subject to the jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of Union County and Plaintiff request that this matter be transferred to the Superior Court of Union County pursuant to the Uniform Transfer Act.
Below is a link to the Advocates For Clean & Open Government website. The Norman Cooper Story is there with a link to David Hopkins original lawsuit against TOPIX and the "John Does." Exhibit 1 is what Norman Cooper and others said about Mr. Hopkins.
This website also shows what we feel is Abuse of Union County Funds by the Sole Commissioner lamar Paris.
#4 Jun 4, 2014
EX. You meant to say EX news editor. In case you haven't heard, Norm Got Fired.
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