Richard Dawkins vs. Josh Timonen
October 25, 2010 6:24 AM Subscribe
The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, has filed four lawsuits in a Californian court alleging that Mr Timonen, who ran its online operation in America, stole $375,000 (£239,000) over three years. It is claiming $950,000 in damages, while Mr Dawkins is suing him for $14,000 owed to him personally. Mr Timonen strongly denies the allegations.
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In the 18-page complaint filed in a Los Angeles court, the foundation claims that Mr Timonen said the website he was running was just "squeaking by," making only $30,000 in three years, when in fact it was grossing 10 times that sum.
Timonen was previously
the focus of controversy when the forum on RichardDawkins.net was closed down prompting strong criticism from forum moderators and members. At the time Dawkins defended Timonen and went on to dedicate his new book "The Greatest Show on Earth" to him.
to the allegations on his own blog, calling them the "ultimate betrayal." The text
(pdf) of the full complaint against Timonen (via Pharyngula