‘Death sentence’: Repairman behind Hunter Biden laptop says he had to share hard drive info after ‘proper authorities’ failed him
“Being labeled a hacker is a death sentence in my industry, and I was just trying to do the right thing,” Isaac told Fox News on Thursday. “I don’t have a business anymore. As long as I’m labeled a hacker, I won’t be able to be trusted in this industry.”
Social media platforms, including Twitter, blocked users from sharing an October New York Post story based on material from the laptop Isaac claims belonged to Hunter Biden. That material included sexually explicit photos, as well as business emails that implied Joe Biden was involved in his son’s foreign business dealings when he was vice president, which he continues to deny.Also on rt.com Secret Service brings back old guard for Biden's comfort 'amid concerns' over Trump loyalists in ranks – media
Twitter’s explanation for blocking the sharing of the story was that it was based on “hacked materials” that Isaac said had savaged his business and were the motivation behind pursuing a $500 million defamation suit against the company. That suit was dismissed this week, but Isaac’s lawyer said the dismissal was based on a technicality and they planned to refile.
“We think that Twitter defamed our client, and that is what caused all of his injury,” attorney Brian Della Rocca said, adding that further suits against other companies might be considered “down the line.”
Before the Post published materials from the laptop – which Isaac took ownership of after Hunter Biden allegedly dropped it off at his Delaware shop and never returned to pay the bill – Isaac gave them to Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, which he said he did only because the “proper authorities” had failed him.Also on rt.com Repairman who procured Hunter Biden’s laptop sues Twitter for defamation, claims company labeling him ‘hacker’ ruined his business
“Well, I needed to get this to the proper authorities,” Isaac said, “and when I felt like the proper authorities failed me, then that gives me the opportunity to get that to the people ... the last person on the list was lawyers or the president.”
Isaac said he handed the laptop materials over to the FBI before he contacted Giuliani. He claims to have received numerous death threats since the Post story broke. On top of the $500 million, he also wants a public retraction from Twitter.
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