Incarcerated Ex-OC Congressional Candidate Sues OC Weekly For $75 Million
Here at OC Weekly World Headquarters in Costa Mesa we've known for eons that colleague Matt Coker is sadistic.
Season after losing season, Coker--an award-winning, veteran journalist--periodically makes himself wear Oakland Raiders paraphernalia to the office as if he's permanently stuck in January 25, 1981, the day his team last won the NFL's Super Bowl*.
But now Coker's sadistic nature is part of a $75 million libel lawsuit recently filed against him and the Weekly by former Southern California congressional candidate and convicted thief Delecia Ann Holt.
Though her lawsuit does not detail any alleged falsehoods, Holt also accused Coker and the Weekly of being negligent and sadistic because they published "falsehoods" that prompted commenters to leave "malicious and aggressive" responses attached to the reports.
Holt is serving an 80-month state prison sentence, but, according to her, it is Coker's articles about her crimes that publicly maligned her character and reputation.
Holt, who is broke, wants taxpayers to pay the costs of her lawsuit, according to her filing.
(*Yes, yes: we know the Raiders of Los Angeles won the Super Bowl in 1984.)
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