St. Louis – A Missouri man has filed a $50 million lawsuit against social network giant Twitter. In the lawsuit, which was filed in a St. Louis area court, Marquis Jones alleges Twitter and other social networks knowingly and willingly allowed their users to harass and bully him online.
Jones says the onslaught of hate comments he is receiving, have caused him to have a nervous breakdown. Smith quit his job, has gone into seclusion, and is currently seeking help from a mental health official to deal with stress and anxiety. He stated the entire situation is destroying him both mentally and financially.
“The nasty things they say about me online are nothing but bullying plain and simple,” Jones stated. “I cannot believe they allow anyone to post these vial things online. No one knows my story or what I have gone through. They talked about my voice, my appearance, and even tried to deny my deliverance. They can say what they want, but I am redeemed and my bowtie is cute. My pride and self-worth have been shattered into a million pieces, and each one of those pieces deserve $50.”
In the video, which has now gone viral, Smith is seen giving a testimony about being healed of homosexuality. Marquis Jones revealed the video was filmed at a recent C.O.G.I.C. (Church of God In Christ) Holy Convocation Convention. The 32-year-old says he was indeed cured and is currently engaged to be married.
“I look forward to a new life with my soon-to-be-wife. We are planning to have 5 or 6 children,” stated Jones.
In addition to the monetary compensation, Jones is demanding that the negative comments be removed and he wants to be issued a public apology.