Here’s some juicier bits in The Smoking Gun’s Article:
The notorious Internet Tough Guy, who has gleefully used the telephone to cause all kinds of havoc, was now himself panicking. He had been found. And, as a result, was barricaded in Pranknet World Headquarters with his mom, while two reporters loitered outside his window and curious neighbors wondered what was up.
During an interview, Marquis, who told TSG that his “conscience is clear,” lied about his criminal record and the extent of his involvement with Pranknet. Asked about his relationship with Malik, Marquis said, “There is no relationship,” adding that he had no contact with the Pranknet founder. He also denied giving Malik money or paying for Pranknet expenses like Skype accounts.
However, Marquis’s claim that he is not in contact with Malik is belied by TSG’s own computer server logs. Records indicate that Malik immediately shared with Marquis the addresses of stories about Pranknet that appeared on TSG. The stories, which each carried a distinctive url that was created solely for Malik’s viewing, were first provided to the Pranknet founder in e-mails sent to his Gmail account (email@example.com). On three occasions over the last six weeks, within minutes of Malik clicking a link (which recorded his IP address in Windsor), Marquis also looked at the story, resulting in his Scarborough IP being memorialized on TSG’s servers.
When confronted with this strange coincidence, Marquis could offer little beyond, “Hmmmm.”
Marquis [Hempster], a 51-year-old with nothing better to do than hang out with degenerates half his age,
And the Dex Song: