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When the FBI raided controversial Anonymous member Barrett Brown’s apartment last week, they weren’t planning on being taped; audio of the raid went out live to participants in a TinyChat Barrett and his girlfriend had going. Now Brown’s girlfriend, @Elvira_ebooks, Evie Paradise, has taken to YouTube to respond to charges the entire thing was a fraud.
Now, here is the transcript. Slightly off-topic, you would not BELIEVE how long it takes to accurately transcribe a five minute video.
Hi my name is Barrett Brown, father of Project PM and miscellaneous other activities on the internet. Speaking of the internet, I was just having one of my friends say on Facebook, and they were telling me that there are a bunch of pastebins and whatnot and rumors flying around that the events of the past week in my apartment were staged. You fools. Is this…is it a setup?
Is it you, Chen?
Is it you, McCain?
Let’s find out. Because I! Made a chart!
This is the setup of my apartment. Oh my god. This is the setup of my apartment. I’m Barrett Brown. This star right here is my beautiful but very tired right now so she probably doesn’t look attractive and like, feel good, okay, my beautiful girlfriend. Evie. Elvira. Whatever.
This rectangle here is the door to my apartment. This slightly longer rectangle is the hallway. And this…scribbly thing… is A KITCHEN WALL.
There’s a wall there. Are you bored yet? TOO BAD because I’m gonna keep talking.
Here’s the wall. Here’s the Kitchen. Girlfriend. K? Computer. Should we review this one more time? Door to the apartment, hallway, kiiiiitchen wall, kitchen, where I make my shake…my “pizza”…and my girlfriend on the computer.
So if one of you prosec dingleberries is gonna come into my apartment, this is how it’s gonna go down. Okay? And this is how it went down.
People came in here. Like, this is a joke video, but this is actually the setup of the apartment. They came in here hooting and hollering, saying what did they say, they said, hi mister brown, can we take a look at your plants? They came in hooting and hollering. Girlfriend down here thinks its one of my deadbeat friends, deadbeat friends, people deadbeat friends that don’t call after you’ve been raided. They don’t even bother to respond to your girlfriend’s facebook messages.
She thinks it’s one of your geek friends, hooting and hollering in a fake raid bit, or something. You know? It’s not.
They say excuse me mister brown can we come in and he’s okay you’re friends of mine. They come in and a melee ensues, going down the hall like this, down the hall, okay? Girlfriend’s still here, thinking what the heck is, what now, what now is going on in this apartment?
But she finds out, doesn’t she? She finds out really soon when they exit the hallway and they turn around the corner. They turn around the corner. Okay, this circle here represents the corner. Okay? You see now? Do you see now? I mean does anyone have any questions?
And then she thinks to herself this is weird. There’s no right way to react like this, I’m gonna just reflexively shut the laptop, and she does. Sometimes she wishes she hadn’t, if she was gonna know all you all these deadbeats would do this.
I mean, come on. By now, by now, don’t you think…yeah, I don’t have time to talk to you people. I just do’ i just don’t have time. I’m Barrett Brown.
You see this? Okay, and then, you know, there’s this, going on like this. And this. And this.
This isn’t even funny. This is just an idea. Thanks a lot [Shane?]. Thanks for having an idea. I’m gonna ask someone else.
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@raincoaster the sounds not great ,so i couldnt make out what she was saying very well :( Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 22:03:57 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
That is why I made the transcript.
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had a look at the paste from prison tonight, barret has a 30day script at least, but it still seems like the world is pretty quiet on this one. What gives world? Do you really not give one on this, or still belive it’s all a hoax? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vd_eAOc2f4
I, personally, reserve judgement. But the fact is the wider world is not aware of Barrett Brown, Guardian and Vanity Fair writings notwithstanding. They want to see what’s in it for them before they become concerned about anything.
Brown and I will never be pals, but you don’t have to be his homie to see that a huge and unconscionable miscarriage of justice has occurred here. Where are the charges? YOu’re supposed to be informed of the charges before being arrested. Here we are a week later and there are no public charges. What kind of government relies on secrecy for its charges? An unjust one. The government of the United States of America has forfeited its moral authority by disregarding its own law.
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