- Yes on 8, a Project of California Renewal et al v. Bowen et al

Filing 132

DECLARATION of John Doe #29 in SUPPORT OF 110 MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C)(Bieniek, Scott) Modified on 6/4/2009 (Matson, R).

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John Doe #29 Exhibit B John Doe #29 From: Mark Knowles <> Date: February 3, 2009 12:33:52 PM EST To: REDACTED Subject: "So..?" That's the best you can do? That was Bush's response when asked about weapons of mass destruction Thanks for trying to annul my marriage by supporting prop 8 with money you made from painting homosexuals. Guess you just think of gays as disposable "spectacles" for you to make money from. What a crappy person you are. John Doe #29 From: Tod Wohlfarth <> Date: February 3, 2009 12:30:17 PM EST To REDACTED Subject: Very sad The pain and suffering you have inflicted upon the gay community from your hypocritical stance on gay marriage is just atrocious. You should be ashamed of yourself and your out and out abuse of the trust that the gay community placed in you. You should apologize for your actions and deceit. In addition, if you don't fully embrace our community, you should stop using us as your subject matter in this incredibly exploitative manner. You must realize that your actions are no different than an artist depicting the black community contributing to white supremacist organizations. It is NO different in our eyes. You may not agree, but your actions are a violence upon our community. I wish you well and I hope that you find the peace within yourself to move forward in your life with love and not hate. -------------------------------Tod Wohlfarth Principal Designer Rockpaperpixel 135 West 20th Street Suite 204 NY, NY 10011 T 212.777.8949 F 646.290.9042 Check out our site at John Doe #29 From: Roman Feeser <> Date: February 3, 2009 12:10:41 PM EST To: REDACTED Subject: Shame on You! As an artist you should know better. How limited your work must be. I guess when you reach the abilitiy to honor all of God's cration's as equals you then will reach your true potential. Until then your work is fluff! Good luck. Roman Feeser John Doe #29 From: Paul Regan <> Date: February 3, 2009 12:35:49 PM EST To: REDACTED Subject: REDACTED Just another hateful fraudster that has no problem leeching off of a population as long as that population remains one rung below. I for one was really never that impressed with your "work". I will bang some heads together to get these queens to boycott anything you have a hand in. Paul Regan John Doe #29 From: Rutherford <> Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 12:19 PM Subject: you disgust me To: REDACTED you're disgusting, i hope you never sell another "artwork". i certainly will do everything in my power to publicize your two-faced agenda. John Doe #29 From: <> Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 11:28 AM Subject: your art To: REDACTED REDACTED In light of the recent disclosure of your sizeable donation to Proposition 8 and your obvious desire to take away rights from gay and lesbian Americans, your work has become crystal clear to me and anyone who now views it. You are nothing more that a perpetuator of base stereotypes. In fact, you are guilty in the worst way. Lautrec painted the Paris underworld because it was a world he inhabited, a world he knew and loved. You can see his genuine affection for the prostitutes and marginal characters so beautifully depicted in his work (not that I am comparing your work with that of such a legendary artist). You, on the other hand, paint of a world you obviously view with disdain and self-imagined superiority. I have to wonder if your work is meant to confirm the viewers' worst ideas about gay men. Your work reflects your view of the subjects as "objects" and "less than." Doesn't this at best diminish and at worst negate your work? You must have been thrilled with the passing of Proposition 8, since it furthers your wish for gays to be seen as second class citizens, objects meant for your amusement, modern day eunuchs, if you will. You have done a great disservice to the gay and lesbian community and to our country. Years from now when amazed Americans express their horror at the way gays and lesbians were treated "all those years ago", just as we are now shamed and disgusted at how Jews and African Americans were treated fifty years ago, it is you, REDACTED , they will be referring to. You are the oppressor the history books will note. Therein lies your fame. Shame on you for profiting off the very people you so mightily wish to keep down, American citizens whose rights you helped take away and whose discrimination you have bought and paid for. This will be your legacy and the context in which your body of work will be judged, if indeed you are lucky enough to have it remembered at all. What a pity. Emphatically, Alan Stephenson Great Deals on Dell Laptops. Starting at $499. John Doe #29 From: Mark <> Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 1:05 PM Subject: Donation to Yes on prop 8 To: REDACTED REDACTED , Your donation to Yes on prop 8 purchased you a BOYCOTT from gays/lesbians and our friends. YOU particularly offend me, since you profit from making images with gay themes, and selling them to MY community, well honey that gravey train left the station, go paint by and for BREEDERS! Maybe they need another LOSER to paint Mormon murals. John Doe #29 From: Brian Petty <> Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 12:16 PM Subject: REDACTED To: REDACTED REDACTED Madam, I was disgusted to see the following article in the REDACTED . The fact that you have, at least in part, made a living through your relationship with the GLBT community and then turned around and supported our oppression is inexcusable. (The fact that you also gave $ on REDACTED to the reprehensible Swift Boat people is also reprehensible, but at least you don't have a whole collection of paintings of Senator Kerry to shill. ) REDACTE Find some other minority community to exploit. I for one will have none of your work in my home, and will encourage my art collector/dealer friends to do likewise. I will also refuse to subscribe to any publication to which you contribute, and will refuse to patronize any gallery exhibiting your work. There are many other artists out there who are doing good work and who are not two-faced hypocrites. Perhaps instead you could sell your "work" to the Mormon church... Know that I am not alone in this sentiment. And please do remember that the "assertion of solidarity" (your phrase) happening at gay pride parades has nothing whatsoever to do with the likes of you. You really do have very little of which to be proud. Brian Petty. , , made her sizable contribution to the National Organization for Marriage's "Yes on 8" fund in June, a REDACTED review of campaign records found. The woman was one of tens of thousands who poured a total of more REDACTED than $83 million into the coffers of Proposition 8 support groups - money that helped convince California voters to overturn an earlier court decision granting gays the right to marry in the Golden State. REDACTED REDAC Questioned outside her home in REDACTED - the same town where REDACTED live - she refused to discuss her donation last night. When asked how she could have donated money to fight gay marriage after making money from her depictions of gays, she just said, "So? If you write that story, I'll sue you." On her Web site, REDACTED says gay parades are a "marvelous spectacle" and "assertion of solidarity." "It is an erotic celebration loosed for a day to keep us all mindful that Dionysus is alive, powerful and under our own porch," said REDACTED, a former art critic John Doe #29 for the now-defunct REDACTED . Gay activists felt betrayed at word of REDACTED donation. "If I were a buyer of her work, I wouldn't buy it anymore," said Charles Leslie, co-founder of Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation in Manhattan. Windows LiveTM: E-mail. Chat. Share. Get more ways to connect. See how it works. John Doe #29 From: kw <> Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 11:08 AM Subject: REDACTED , tsk tsk, using gays for your livelihood then fighting against their equality-To: REDACTED You're basically a vampire, disgusting old crone who uses people. You're a discredit to the human race and utterly nauseating in every way. John Doe #29 From: Matt Barolo <> Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 12:15 PM Subject: ? To: REDACTED Did you actually donate $$ to support Propositon 8? I find that - um - deeply shocking. If it is true - I hope you take a long look in the mirror and feel the hate that's looking back at you. For shame. For shame. John Doe #29 From: R Z <> Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 10:22 AM Subject: You better explain QUICKLY To: REDACTED your decision to give money to Yes on Proposition 8. Because otherwise you better not ever show your face again at any gay gathering. Do you have any gay friends? How could you do this to them? Robert Windows LiveTM HotmailŪ:...more than just e-mail. Check it out. John Doe #29 From: James Anthony <> Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 10:14 AM Subject: Garbage. To: REDACTED BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Bigot! Hypocrite! your work is garbage and should be defaced! Love Always James Anthony + David Lopez Married 4 years Northampton, MA John Doe #29 From: <> Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 9:20 AM Subject: To: REDACTED You are an artist...a bullshit artist...And EXPLOITER a money hungry old hag...Signed Denise Kershaw John Doe #29 From: charley stark <> Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 1:12 PM Subject: Gay Pride To: REDACTED Go to hell. John Doe #29 From: <> Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 11:17 AM Subject: To: REDACTED $REDACTED to prevent me from my pursuit of happiness?... GARY FARQUHAR Great Deals on Dell Laptops. Starting at $499. John Doe #29 From: Date: February 3, 2009 1:20:41 PM EST To: REDACTED Subject: essay on hypocrisy and exploitation Just read about your donation to the Yes on 8 campaign. Can't wait to read your essay exonerating yourself of hypocrisy and exploitation. John Doe #29 From: Chris Triebsch <> Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 1:24 PM Subject: Shame on you To: REDACTED What kind of human being are you? The people in your work are human beings, not animals. And they should be treated as such. Windows LiveTM HotmailŪ:...more than just e-mail. Check it out. John Doe #29 From: Erik <> Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 1:28 PM Subject: LOL To: REDACTED Saw you in the REDACTED ! Just wanted to say, you've taken stupidity to an artistic level. If they gave out Darwin Awards for career suicide, you would so be getting one. Nice job, idiot! LOL John Doe #29 From: Marc Lallanilla <> Date: February 3, 2009 2:27:36 PM EST To: REDACTED Subject: hi REDACTED REDACTED : I was interested to read that you supported Prop. 8. Can you explain your reason for denying gays and lesbians their basic civil rights? I'd hate to think it's because you're a bigot. You're not a bigot -- are you? Marc Lallanilla John Doe #29 From: GREGORY TRUESDELL <> Date: February 3, 2009 2:14:03 PM EST To: REDACTED Subject: pro hate giving to prop 8 was your choice burning your art work that i have aquired over the years is m i ne John Doe #29 From: SD HOUSECHICK <> Date: February 3, 2009 2:08:38 PM EST To: Cc: REDACTED REDACTED Subject: Artist Starving days await you - thanks to your YesOnH8 Reply-To: With your YesOnH8 contribution, you have proven yourself to be a homophobe and user of people. I will be using my extensive contact list (including the East Coast) to ensure people know about you so they don't purchase any of your "art". Hope you have fun in your return to Artist Starving Days! John Doe #29 From: Grace Nye <> Date: February 3, 2009 2:03:56 PM EST To: REDACTED You're willing to appropriate gay imagery in your art, but you don't want to see them granted actual rights and dignity? That's fascinating. I sincerely hope that you have a long think about human rights, pray to God if you believe in one, and change your mind about this. But that seems unlikely, considering that you've been painting gay people for years and you still passionately believe that they should be denied the right to marry. Therefore, I hope you never sell a picture again. Have fun suing the REDACTED ! John Doe #29 From: "Jack Gaffney" <> Date: February 3, 2009 2:01:51 PM EST To: Cc: REDACTED REDACTED Subject: You are a disgusting TURD of a woman to support the passage of PROP 8 SHAME ON YOU Jack Gaffney President/C.E.O. Witmor Worldwide Inc. 55 Bethune St. Ste. D905 New York, N.Y. 10014 212-645-3250/800-727-8898 917-609-3222 - emergencies and mobile 212-645-3280-fax John Doe #29 From: "Ira Schechtman" <> Date: February 3, 2009 5:20:37 PM EST To: REDACTED Subject: you are trash Just a short email (I am straight by the way) to let you know that you are the lowest form of life. You state that "gays offer a "marvelous spectacle and their parades are an "assertion of solidarity". You then contributed money to an organization against gay marriage!!! You should be ashamed of yourself you piece of trash. I hope that the arthritis and glaucoma that is awaiting you will end your career. Please call me at the number below so that I can repeat myself. Ira Schechtman Taft Associates 130 E 40 St suite 1005 NY,NY 10016 212-447-5200x211 John Doe #29 From: wes jackson <> Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 8:46 PM Subject: gallery To: REDACTED THANKS FOR THE PROP 8 REDACTED IS RIGHT.............WILL BE CONTACTING YOUR PEERS, GALLERIES, ETC.

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