September 9, 2015
Los Angeles, California
In a landmark case, led by powerhouse attorney, William D. Bowen, Katie Birchard, AKA "Hala Pickford," was ordered to pay more than $343,000 (Three-Hundred-Forty-Three Thousand Dollars) (EDIT: THIS AMOUNT HAS NOW BALLOONED TO MORE THAN $500,000) to Zachary Jaydon and PopWrapped Entertainment Group for willfully using "Oppression, Fraud and Malice" to commit Defamation, False Light, Trade Libel, Intentional Interference With Prospective Contractual Advantage, and more. The Honorable Judge Laura Matz found by "Clear and Convincing Evidence" that Birchard committed the crimes against the Plaintiffs. The Los Angeles court order also included an additional judgement of nearly $35,000 (Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars) per year in interest, to be paid to Jaydon and PopWrapped.
In addition to the monetary judgement, Birchard and all those acting in concert with her, were ordered to permanently remove any of the material written about Jaydon and PopWrapped, and to post nothing further. The California injunction against Birchard is permanent, and any violation of the court order would be considered a felony. Specifically included in the court judgement was an additional demand to remove libelous and malicious posts written by Harry Potter superfan Melissa Anelli. Anelli's company, Mischief Management is the company behind LeakyCon, GeekyCon, BroadwayCon and Con Of Thrones. Judge Matz referred to Anelli's posts and comments as "alarming, unethical and absolutely unacceptable," noting that "...Anelli's convenient reposting of clearly libelous material to further her own business is exactly why these kinds of laws are on the books in the first place."
Jaydon's pending criminal case against Birchard for criminal Stalking and Cyberstalking is ongoing. Jaydon has already successfully obtained a restraining order against Birchard. The penalties for Stalking, in the State of California, are strikingly harsh.
With Warmest Regards,
The Expose Katie Lynn Birchard & Evelyn Zumaya "Team"