Cockrum, et al. v. Trump for President, Inc.
Three Americans are suing the Trump Campaign for violating their privacy and civil rights. They are seeking justice for the Trump Campaign’s role in their hacked, private information being distributed worldwide, and to make sure this never happens to anybody else.
The plaintiffs are a Reagan-era foreign service officer who grew increasingly worried about the direction of our national politics, a staffer who was making good on a lifelong dream to work in Washington, DC for causes he believed in, and a lottery winner who became a philanthropist to spend his winnings for the greater good.
As the complaint lays out, after Russian hackers stole their emails, their private information was published to the world as part of a calculated political strategy in which the Trump campaign played a central role. The result was a gross violation of their rights under federal civil rights law, which prohibits conspiracies to injure Americans because of their participation in a Presidential election. Plaintiffs’ privacy was also invaded in violation of state privacy laws, with their social security numbers, medical information and details of their private lives made permanently public in ways that hurt them all deeply, as it would have any reasonable person.
No American should fear that the consequence of participating in our democracy is that their identity would be stolen or their personal, private information plastered on the Internet for all to see.
Plaintiffs are making the difficult choice to come forward, knowing they will likely face further personal attacks. They want justice, they want the truth, and they want to prevent this from happening again to someone else.
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