It’s not often that my jaw hits the keyboard when perusing the interebs, but last night said affliction pounced on yours truly like a jungle cat on meth.
University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson has launched a $1.5-million defamation suit against Wilfrid Laurier University, two of its professors and a former gender and equity manager for suggesting he was �analogous to Adolf Hitler.�
The statement of claim, prepared by lawyer Howard Levitt and filed Monday, says Peterson was falsely labelled as incompetent, sexist, misogynist, dangerous and racist in a now infamous disciplinary meeting with Wilfrid Laurier University teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd.
“So I think this is a warning, let’s say, to other careless administrators and professors who allow their ideological presuppositions to get the best of them to be a bit more careful with what they say and do,” he said.
You see, it’s strange but the language that Peterson is suing over in a pompous way is earily similar to some language that was publicly, (not privately behind closed doors), used against me a couple of months ago. Now who might have done that I wonder?
Could it be Jordan Peterson perhaps? Is that Jordan in da house?
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) April 30, 2018
Peterson was labelled as incompetent, sexist, misogynist, dangerous and racist. For which he is seeking 1.5 million clams.
Yet he labelled me as being a misogynist, antisemitic ideologue. (I’ll take the right wing stuff with pride.)
Maybe good old Jordie needs to be a little careful with his own language, hmmm?
Any lawyers out there who want to get involved can have at it. And the university that is being sued by Jordan can feel free to use this against him into the bargain.
Because all’s fair in war.