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Month: February 2021

Bryan Tew files bogus lawsuit against Spain

This is a continuation of the discussion over in the comments of the previous story and I’m just creating a new discussion to hold any further updates on this.

If you kept up with Bryan, you know that he was in Spain for pretty much all of 2020, going in and out of various shelters and trying to apply for asylum multiple times. I’m too lazy to link in the highlights, you can just read most of the 2020 posts and comments to get a run down of what happened.

Basically, he wasn’t getting what he felt entitled to and had a few run-ins with shelter staff, street people, medical staff, and police officers. He’s given up on Spain (now currently in Stockholm, Sweden) and has decided to file a completely ridiculous lawsuit in American courts against the Spanish government.

He is using the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act which is a law that generally shields foreign governments from lawsuits but provides some limited exceptions in which the immunity can be waived and a lawsuit could proceed.

If you read his lawsuit (above), Bryan is claiming that the Spanish government engaged in acts of terrorism and hostage taking against him (these are some of the things the FSIA allows for waiving immunity from a lawsuit against a foreign government). Of course this is completely ridiculous because Bryan was never subject to being held hostage in Spain nor was the hostility he received from a taxi driver (that was a result of his own harassment) an example of terrorism.

The lawsuit will undoubtedly fail. I feel like Bryan knows this but is just filing the lawsuit anyway because he wants there to be, as he has said before, an “official record” of the “atrocities” he thinks is happening to him. So making a complete fool of himself in court on the world stage is how Bryan thinks he will bring the right kind of attention to his situation.

Here is a video Bryan made pleading with various law firms to represent him in his case.. Bryan says he can’t pay them and they will only get paid when (if?) he wins, which is hilarious.