One May 10, 2024 and May 11, 2024, I received notices from the HRTO indicating that the respondents Techrights (C/O Roy Schestowitz) and Tux Machines (C/O Rianne Schestowitz) have a new deadline for a second chance at filing their Form 2.

The legal proceedings are about a campaign of defamation and online group stalking motivated by transphobia. The ringleader, Roy Schestowitz, manages a team of people (including his wife) to do it and they earn an income on controversial online posts driving traffic to their websites.

Tux Machines has until May 24, 2024, to provide a Form 2 Response and a reasonable excuse for late filing. Techrights has until May 27, 2024, to do the same.

If they continue to ignore the legal proceedings against them, they run the risk of a Rule 5.5:

5.5 Where an Application is delivered to a Respondent who does not respond to
the Application, the Tribunal may:
a) deem the Respondent to have accepted all of the allegations in the Application;
b) proceed to deal with the Application without further notice to the Respondent;
c) deem the Respondent to have waived all rights with respect to further notice
or participation in the proceeding;
d) decide the matter based only on the material before the Tribunal.

HRTO Rules of Procedure

Roy keeps lying about the validity of the lawsuit, simply claiming that there are issues with the address that would make the whole thing “inadmissible.”

That’s the best legal defense they have come up with: Just ignore it and lie to everyone.

I’ve said it before, jurisdiction matters and the HRTO has it in my case.