Eric Hunt’s attorney in his Elie Wiesel trial called him mentally ill and not a hate monger.
“He’s recovered.” Said attorney John Runfola. “He’s not a Holocaust denier.”
This non-hate monger, Holocaust believer now filed a lawsuit in Broward Circuit Court against 80-year-old Irene Weisberg Zisblatt claiming that her memoir ‘The Fifth Diamond: The Story of Irene Weisberg Zisblatt” is full of “vicious lies” and “fantastical tales”.
Zisblatt’s memoir recounts her ordeal while in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during World War II.
Hunt’s claim is that her book turns Jews into haters and torments non-Jews. Is his implication that Zisblatt and Wiesel have tormented him while simultaneously making Jews hate him?
In Hunt’s libel suit, he is demanding a jury trial and punitive damages of “not less than $60 million.”
Hunt is a convicted felon of a hate crime so it seems shocking if this case ever gets to trial since it obvious that his anti-Semitic views are behind this suit. It will be up to Circuit Judge Peter Weinstein.
“Zisblatt blatantly stole other Jewish people’s experiences during World War II and passed them off as her own in order to further the Jewish political agenda and profit off of these fantastical tales,” Hunt, who is representing himself without an attorney, wrote in his lawsuit. “The defendants must not go unpunished for tormenting Gentiles and instilling hatred in Jews using such hideous lies.”
In addition to Zisblatt, the defendants include Steven Spielberg (Zisblatt appeared in his 1998 Academy Award winning documentary “The Last Days”), Gail Ann Webb (Zisblatt’s co-author), Authors & Artists Publishers Inc. of New York and its CEO, Joan Mayor.
Hunt attacks Wiesel
On February 1, 2007, Eric Hunt attacked Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel in an Argent Hotel elevator in San Francisco.
Wiesel was attending an interfaith conference at the time.
Hunt pulled Wiesel from the elevator on the sixth floor.
Hunt, who had pleaded insanity, was convicted on one of the charges – the felony hate crime charge of false imprisonment – and was sentenced to two years. He was credited with the 18 months already served and good behavior. He was also ordered to undergo psychological treatment.
Apparently, this didn’t work.
At sentencing, Hunt apologized and said he had suffered a “severe mental breakdown. I had been sucked into anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on the Internet,” Hunt said in August 2008. “I don’t believe any of that garbage now that I’m taking my medication.”
Maybe he stopped taking his medication.
Hunt had been charged with a total of six felonies. He was also convicted of two of the other charges – battery and elderly abuse which was cut to misdemeanors after the jury rejected hate crime enhancements for them.
I’m surprised that the jury would reject this as a hate crime especially since the case involved Hunt trying to coerce Wiesel to renounce the Holocaust and Hunt later boasted about the attack on Holocaust denier websites on the internet.
When police had found Hunt after the Wiesel attack, he was at a mental health treatment center in Belle Mead, NJ.. Before the attack, Hunt had also stalked Wiesel in Florida.
Stupid or proud?
Five days after Wiesel was attacked, a man identifying himself as Hunt posted a detailed account of the crime on several anti-Semitic and anti-Israel Web sites. That account matched a description of the attack police provided a few days later. In the online post, Hunt said he cornered Wiesel, the author of more than 40 books based on his Holocaust experiences, to force him into admitting that the Holocaust never occurred.
Frank Hunt, Eric’s father said, “I think he might be mentally ill. I’m worried about his mental health.”
Mentally ill or a nasty son of a bitch bigot? You decide.
I guess the endless hours of video and the infinite number of pictures don’t offer enough proof to those intent on hating Jews. There are so many websites that spew this hatred and what I find amazing is the high number of liberal and well-known websites that permitted hate to be shared in their comment boards.
Here are some pictures – I guess the deniers are calling this photoshop work before there was photoshop.
Holocaust denier sues Pembroke Pines survivor and author, 80 – South Florida Sun-Sentinel – 19-OCT-2009
Man, 22, arrested in N.J. in Wiesel attack – San Francisco Chronicle – 17-FEB-2007
Jury convicts man in attack on Elie Wiesel: Defendant guilty of a felony hate crime, two misdemeanors – San Francisco Chronicle – 22-JUL-2008
Wiesel’s Wispy Whacker Pleads Wacky – SF IST – 29-NOV-2007