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.
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.
(*Yes, yes: we know the Raiders of Los Angeles won the Super Bowl in 1984.)