Rolling Stone published “Anonymous vs. Steubenville” by David Kushner in November 2013. The piece was about a cover-up of a rape of a 16-year old girl in 2012 by two football players in a small town. Deric Lostutter, an Anonymous member, was pivotal in exposing the cover up. According to the Huffington Post, Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner’s Plan B Entertainment production company has bought the rights to the story and will be bringing it to the big screen.
The film will allegedly center around Lostutter’s story and how he helped blow the lid off a cover-up that involved school officials. His home was ultimately raided by the FBI for possible federal crimes including “computer crimes” and “aggravated identity theft,” as well as “identity theft, attempt and conspiracy.” He could face 10 years behind bars for his involvement in obtaining Instagram photos and tweets relating to the sexual assault.
Meanwhile, Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond were sentenced to two years and one year, respectively, for the rape. Richmond was released in January after less than a year in a juvenile detention facility.
While Lostutter admits to posting social media content that helped to implicate Mays and Richmond in the rape – he claims he never hacked to get the information. It is thought that a movie could only help his legal case.
Here are some pictures are of Pitt arriving at LAX yesterday. He certainly looks no worse for the wear…
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