Stephen Michael Cohen, the man who stole the Sex.com domain and is currently out of jail, has embarked on a touch of history rewriting, starting with the various entries of Wikipedia that deal with the case.
The Stephen M Cohen entry has been redirected to “Stephen Cohen sex.com” by Cohen himself, and all the information has been pulled out of it to be replaced with Cohen’s assertion that the story is incorrect.
In a first edit, he outlined his current fantasy that the case will be reversed based on Gary Kremen’s lack of standing. Unfortunately the judge already ruled very clearly on that issue about four years ago, so I’m not sure why Cohen keeps focussing on this.
But he turned abusive as he decided to have a go at Gary Kremen’s entry.
The Stephen Cohen page now has the minimal (Stephen Cohen-produced): “Stephen Michael Cohen This case is currently before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the case number is 98-CV-20718 JW.”
He has also been at the Sex.com page. He simply wiped the whole page and put in its place: “This whole story is nothing but all bullshit and has been ordered removed!”. His edit has since been taken off and the page returned.
And then, of course, Gary Kremen’s page was vandalised. Cohen made a series of edits, eventually settling for: “Gary Kremen is a fuck up person who is a bi sexual homosexual.” It has also been reversed.
This isn’t the first time Cohen has rewritten and vandalised Wikipedia articles over Sex.com. In fact, he made basically exactly the same edits around this time last year, just before he was arrested when his daughter-in-law was arrested for smuggling marijuana across the Mexican border and he found out that Kremen’s lawyers has interviewed her in jail.
Also Cohen has apparently started calling Kremen and is threatening to sue everyone (me included) for their various nefarious antics. I am happy to talk to Steve about the case before the final changes are made to the book. I will try to see if I can get his number.
But there you go, I wondered what kind of mood Cohen would be in when he was released. Bitter, it would seem.