John Paul Mac Isaac, former owner of the computer store where Hunter Biden’s laptop was found with scandalous information about his fraudulent business abroad, has sued Twitter after claiming he was labeled a ‘hacker’ and forced to shut down his business.
The ex-owner of the Mac Shop located in Wilmington, Delaware, filed the lawsuit Monday, Dec. 28, in the Southern District of Florida valued at no less than $500 million in damages caused by the company and its handling of the story published in the New York Post, according to The Blaze.
Mac Isaac was identified in October as the computer repairman who was in possession of former Vice President Joe Biden son’s laptop, Hunter Biden, after the New York Post story broke detailing an explosive report about the device containing material from the Biden family and their overseas businesses.
Reports indicate that Biden left the laptop and hard drive at Isaac’s workshop in April 2019, however, he never returned to retrieve it. After recovering the sensitive material, he made copies of the disk and gave them to the Post and the FBI through President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
Facebook, as well as Twitter, ended up limiting the circulation of the story on their platforms by imposing censorship while claiming that the story came from pirated material.
According to Isaac told The Verge, Twitter qualified the story as pirated material to show the computer technician to the world as a hacker. According to him, after moderating the content, Isaac began to receive numerous threats and criticism.
The lawsuit states, “The information obtained from the computer does not [constitute] hacked materials because Plaintiff lawfully gained access to the computer, first with permission of its owner, Biden, and then, after Biden failed to retrieve the hard drive despite Plaintiff’s requests, in accordance with the Mac Shop’s abandoned property policy.”
Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey participated in a congressional hearings on Oct. 28 and Nov. 17 about the platform’s decision to censor the New York Post story, retracting the decision and asserting that it was a mistake.
Meanwhile, earlier this month, the computer technician responded to claims that he was a Russian hacker, claiming that it was absurd for anyone to believe that he was a Russian hacker, describing himself as a proud American.
According to the Daily Mail, the emails detailed that Hunter Biden introduced his father, who by then occupied the position of vice president in the Obama administration, to his business partner in Ukraine. Joe Biden’s campaign has refused to acknowledge that the meeting took place in 2015.