7/24/2003 1:56pm, #1
Parents of Star Wars Kid sue his peers
The Canadian Press
Thursday, July 24, 2003
TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. - Four high school students and their parents are being sued for $225,000, for allegedly mocking another child who did a video project depicting himself acting like a Star Wars character. Ghyslain Raza, 15, who has become known as the Star Wars Kid on a number of Internet sites, made a video of himself doing martial arts moves with a broomstick, imitating the combat style of Jedi knights in the Star Wars series.
He left the cassette, made for a school project, in a cabinet at school and it disappeared. Images from the cassette then showed up on the Internet. The boy's parents say in the lawsuit that four other youths put it on the Web, along with messages that attacked the boy's private life and his reputation.
In the lawsuit's statement of claim, the family says the boy was so widely mocked at his private high school that he dropped out. He had to finish the year at a facility specializing in child psychiatry at the Trois-Rivieres Regional Hospital Centre. He "will be under psychiatric care for an indefinite period of time," according to the statement of claim. "Ghyslain had to endure and still endures today, harassment and derision from his high-school mates and the public at large," it states.
Millions of people looking for information on Star Wars have seen the images on a variety of Internet sites, the lawsuit says, and even the New York Times has done a story on Ghyslain.
Edited by - kungfoolss on July 24 2003 14:10:15Kungfoolss, Scourge of the theory-based stylists, Most Feared man at Bullshido.com, and the Preeminent Force in the martial arts political arena
7/24/2003 2:12pm, #2
Edited by - kungfoolss on July 24 2003 14:15:06Kungfoolss, Scourge of the theory-based stylists, Most Feared man at Bullshido.com, and the Preeminent Force in the martial arts political arena
7/24/2003 2:38pm, #3
Watch the original 'Star Wars kid'
This is how I picture a lot of the stylists on Bullshido <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>Kungfoolss, Scourge of the theory-based stylists, Most Feared man at Bullshido.com, and the Preeminent Force in the martial arts political arena
7/24/2003 2:42pm, #4
That's...crazy. When I saw it months ago I thought the guy was having a bit of a laugh...but to think he was performing in earnest...oh my.
"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - for ever."Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the **** I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog
7/24/2003 2:43pm, #5
'Kung fu fighting' Version
Kungfoolss gives this 5 stars *****
Edited by - kungfoolss on July 24 2003 14:51:48
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