Hurt Locker producer Nicolas Chartier received a flurry of press right before the Oscars when he was banned from the ceremony for an Avatar-dissing e-mail he sent to supporters, in violation of Academy policy. Well, it appears Chartier hasn’t exactly addressed his penchant for aggressive e-mailing. The website BoingBoing posted an e-mail today that Chartier sent to an individual who had written him objecting to the producer’s plan to sue BitTorrent users who downloaded the Oscar-winning film.
This is what he received in response from Chartier:
Hi Nicholas, please feel free to leave your house open every time you go out and please tell your family to do so, please invite people in the streets to come in and take things from you, not to make money out of it by reselling it but just to use it for themselves and help themselves. If you think it’s normal they take my work for free, I’m sure you will give away all your furniture and possessions and your family will do the same. I can also send you my bank account information since apparently you work for free and your family too so since you have so much money you should give it away… I actually like to pay my employees, my family, my bank for their work and like to get paid for my work. I’m glad you’re a moron who believes stealing is right. I hope your family and your kids end up in jail one day for stealing so maybe they can be taught the difference. Until then, keep being stupid, you’re doing that very well. And please do not download, rent, or pay for my movies, I actually like smart and more important HONEST people to watch my films.
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