WikiLeaks And Julian Assange Sued Over 'Emotional Distress'

Apparently Julian Assange has some new legal troubles to worry about: He and WikiLeaks are being sued for $US150 million by a Florida man who feels he has suffered some serious emotional distress at the hands of the organisation.

David Pitchford claims that WikiLeaks' release of sensitive documents has caused him all sorts of personal damage including a worsening of his hypertension, depression and stress. He also explains that he now lives in "constant fear of being stricken by another heart attack and or stroke" in part due to the belief that the world is now "on the brink of Nucliar WAR".

I really don't think this whole thing will go as well as Mr Pitchford might hope, but at least he is no stranger to disappointment from cases like this as he has apparently unsuccessfully sued Osama Bin Laden in the past. [Thinq via Slashdot via Geekosystem]