Gawker Media Pays Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, Inventor Of Email, $750,000 Settlement

Gawker Media Pays Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, Inventor Of Email, $750,000 Settlement

Gawker Media has paid Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai a $750,000 settlement payment and later this month will permanently remove its libelous article about him, which denied Dr. Ayyadurai’s invention of email.


Victory over Gawker Media

“This is a historic victory for truth,” declared Dr. Ayyadurai. “Americans have no tolerance for fake news, lies or cyberbullying. A 14-year-old kid working in Newark, New Jersey in 1978 invented email. This settlement honors that innovation.”

There is no reasonable dispute that Dr. Ayyadurai is the inventor of email. The full press kit contains more than 20 testimonials from leading technology experts and numerous Ph.D.s. The press kit also includes two extensive research papers prepared by well-respected academic university professors and scientists explaining why Dr. Ayyadurai is the inventor of email, and how the few doubters are wrong.


New Lawsuit against TechDirt.com

On January 4, 2017, Dr. Ayyadurai filed a new lawsuit against TechDirt.com for defaming him in 14 different articles published from September 2014 through November 2016. Dr. Ayyadurai seeks a minimum of $15 million in damages in the new lawsuit.

ALSO READ: Dr. V A Shiva Ayyadurai: The Indian Who Invented E-MAIL

Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai

Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai holds four degrees from MIT, including a Ph.D, and is a world-renowned systems scientist, inventor and entrepreneur. He is founder and CEO of multiple successful businesses including CytoSolve, Systems Health and EchoMail. He has published  in major scientific journals such as IEEE, Nature Neuroscience and CELL’s Biophysical Journal, and has authored ten books, including the just-released The Future of Email (General Interactive, LLC, Nov. 2016) which discusses the history of email, its present and its future.

Dr. Ayyadurai is represented by attorneys Charles J. Harder of Harder Mirell & Abrams LLP in Los Angeles, California, and Timothy Cornell of Cornell Dolan, P.C. in Boston, Massachusetts.

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