ByScott Pierce, writer at
Yell at me on Twitter: @gingerscott. Managing Editor at Moviepilot.
Scott Pierce

Remember the time a Gawker writer wrote a story about her one night stand with director Quentin Tarantino? I remember there was a lot of toe talk. Well, apparently that wasn't enough to warrant a cease-and-desist letter from the man himself, but linking to the script for his latest (now defunct) project, The Hateful Eight, is. After the script leaked online last week, Gawker's Defamer blog wrote a post - "Here Is The Leaked Quentin Tarantino Hateful Eight Script."

You can read the full complaint from Tarantino's camp here, but in short they say that rather than writing a post about how the script made its way online, Gawker promoted themselves as the source to read the screenplay illegally.

Gawker responded to the claims with another post - "Quentin Tarantino Sues Gawker Over Link to Script He Wants Online." They're quick to point out that they didn't put the script online, all the while claiming that Tarantino wanted The Hateful Eight to be published on the Internet, and that they linked to the script because it was news.

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