With daily updates on the Craigslist/South Carolina cat fight, it was all bound to come to a head sooner or later. The site today announced that it has filed a lawsuit suing Henry McMaster. Oh and don’t forget the restraining order.
In the latest blog post, Craigslist CEO, Jim Buckmaster points out that the only way to completely comply with South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster's request would be to remove the South Carolina Craigslist entirely.
Aside from a post on his website to say he would go ahead with the threatened criminal investigation and potential prosecution, AG McMaster had remained pretty quiet about the whole affair, even when Craigslist published a post demanding an apology.
Today Craigslist offers an update on AG McMaster’s plans to go ahead with a criminal investigation.
In case there had been any ambiguity as to his intentions, Mr McMaster made the following remarks on Sunday:
“We opened an investigation at 5:01 on Friday, as promised. . . . We are preparing for a prosecution. We are investigating. We are moving forward. . . . . The #1 defendant is Mr. Jim Buckmaster, who is the man in charge of craigslist.. . . . craigslist is a big promoter and facilitator of prostitution.”
Craigslist is seeking declaratory relief and a restraining order with respect to the criminal charges McMaster threatened the site and its executives with. Check out Jim Buckmaster's full post here.