By: Stephen Crane (Photo: Avenger Controller)
You may remember back in December we got to sit back and warm ourselves by the comfortable fire of Paul Christoforo burning his professional career to the ground. Read the link to find out the story, but the basic premise is that Paul Christoforo was thrust into a customer service position and ended up insulting not only the customer, but Penny Arcade as a whole as well as tarnishing the image of Avenger Controllers and losing at least that company as a client.
Christoforo's name surfaced once again last month when he alleged that he had somehow snuck into Penny Arcade's annual gaming convention, PAX East, despite a lifetime ban. He posted photos on his Twitter account he allegedly took at the event. It was actually an elaborate prank put on by Gabe to make Christoforo look like a fool.
Today Paul Christoforo once again made headlines because of his upcoming lawsuit against IControl Enterprises (the company who makes Avenger Controllers). According to Kotaku, Christoforo sent them an email stating the lawsuit is due to a breach of contract and defamation of character. He also stated he intends to go after ".coms who printed the lies and did not retract after i asked nicely.[sic]"
I contacted Christoforo's lawyer, however the lawyer's only response to questions was "no comment".
Despite stating that all further comments and inquiries should be directed to his lawyer, Christoforo has continued to be outspoken on Twitter. He claims to be "in a solid state of mind healthy , blessed , involved in faith , family clean living honest life [sic]" and at least appeared to have reconciled slightly with the folks over at Penny Arcade. He also took the time to trash those who had written unfavorably about him in the past and defend his actions back in December. He also continues to insult people who mention him on Twitter.
Despite trying to paint a sympathetic picture of himself, or claim he has grown and learned from the past few months, Paul still seems to be up to his same tricks. Whether or not he is actually correct, it's hard to feel sympathy for a man who still actively calls people on Twitter "bottom feeders". He would do himself and his legal cast a huge favor if he took a long hiatus from Twitter and other forms of social media where his personal words are made public.
I have contacted Avenger Controllers but have yet to hear a response. I will update this article if one ever comes. I will also be following this case as it develops.