In June, reality television star Brandi Passante won a default judgment against Hunter Moore for, among other things, trademark infringement and defamation. Moore, who bears a heavy crown as most hated person on the internet for attempting to legitimize revenge porn, had responded to the lawsuit only by — you don’t want to click this link at work or anywhere else — sending Passante’s lawyer a picture of his dick. And, of course, quietly removing what he had claimed was a nude video of Passante (it wasn’t) after the judge suggested that the U.S. Marshals intervene.
After Moore ignored the lawsuit and lost by default — a curious legal strategy for a self-proclaimed millionaire — the judge awarded Passante $750, a sum Gawker labeled “paltry,” on the basis that Passante hadn’t demonstrated her actual damages. The court also awarded Passante attorneys’ fees and suggested that she submit a declaration substantiating her actual damages.
While it remains to be seen whether Passante will describe how much the court should really give her, she did seek an order that Moore reimburse her for the attorneys’ fees.
The court obliged, awarding Passante $30,103.39 — the order after the jump. Based on some rough calculations, that means Moore has now been ordered by various courts to pay $294,022.89, the lion’s share of resulting from James McGibney’s defamation lawsuit against Moore.
It’s unlikely that Moore has many assets, given that he can’t seem to find a lawyer to respond to any of these lawsuits. Nevertheless, happy hunting, judgment creditors.