Natasha Delima

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Natasha Delima is a "news" vlogger on YouTube and part of the extreme right pro-Trump fake news brigade. She is a follower of 4chan conspiracy peddler QAnon, has imaginary phone conversations with Donald Trump live on her YouTube channel,[1] and is currently suing Patreon, YouTube, Google, Facebook and Twitter for embezzlement and denying her First Amendment rights. She is may be mentally ill, and has had at least one court ordered mental evaluation after she claimed God and Oprah Winfrey told her to kidnap her neighbors children.[2]

Fighting the law and the law wins[edit]

Delima has a long history of being a vexatious litigant and filing pro se lawsuits against anyone she is mad at. These screeds of irrational legal jargon are half sovereign citizen nonsense and half paranoid delusions. In 2012, after a judge tossed one of her suits against a local law firm she was arrested for threatening the judge in a YouTube video at the court house.

Judge Casper, you do not want me coming to your hometown, your neighborhood and harm your family and all your neighbors, but that's what you're going to do to yourself, because I'm coming there … you're going to have answer for it…
—Natasha Delima[3]

Just a few years later Delima decided to kidnap her neighbors' children after hearing God and Oprah Winfrey speak to her for days, telling her she had to do it. She grabbed both young boys and tried to lock them in her house, after the father rescued them she attempted to pull a neighbor over to help her kidnap the children. Delima's rants in court were so over the top that she actually had a psychiatric evaluation ordered.[2]

Vlogging for Trump[edit]

Delima came into mild fame in the craziest of crazy circles on the far right fake news echo chamber during and after Trump's election in 2016. She is a big proponent of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory that says that high ranking Democrats (including Hillary Clinton) are somehow using a pizza parlor in D.C. to run a child sex trafficking ring. This crazy conspiracy actually lead to someone shooting up the parlor to "rescue the children".[4] Delima posted multiple videos a day popularizing this insanity as well as the QAnon conspiracy that Trump is actually leading a coup against the deep state and using sealed indictments and military tribunals to go after political opponents.

In mid-2017 Delima's YouTube channels were demonetized and she was unable to get her "fans" to donate enough money to Patreon to support her "lifestyle". So she turned to her favorite money making scheme: more vexatious litigation!

Extortion through lawsuits[edit]

Delima teamed up with Isaac Green, another demonetized vlogger and YouTuber, to sue every major social media outlet for failing to give her money and denying her First Amendment rights. This is not the first time that Delima has attempted to use a lawsuit to extort money from people. For example, in 2008 she was trying to sell trinkets at a flea market and when she didn't make enough money she sued the owner. Interestingly enough, she is quoted as saying, "I have begged for a settlement because that’s the way to resolve everything. Give me enough money to start over. I want it over. They have a million dollars and I don't."[5] This is the same language that she is currently using in her lawsuits against Facebook, Patreon, YouTube, and Twitter. Demanding that they should settle for millions of dollars and be done with it, t "Settling is the right thing to do." Perhaps Delima realizes her filings will fail, just like every other time, but is hoping she can extort a settlement if she is a big enough pain?

Delima has some very bizarre ideas about the law. She believes that social media companies are "public" and therefor have to abide by the First Amendment and that it is illegal for them to remove content on their own platforms or to demonetize content creators. She seems to confuse the term for publicly-traded companies on the stock market for being somehow publicly controlled companies beholden to the same rules as the government. Ironically, Delima blocks all comments on her videos and talks regularly about how she has a right to control what people say on her platform. So far the hypocrisy is lost on her.

She also seems to believe that lawyers can not represent clients if they are accused of wrongdoing. She has multiple videos saying that because she claims these companies embezzled her money, any lawyer that points out that it is nonsense is violating the law and should go to jail.[6] Given Delima's limited understanding of the law or the constitution, this should not be surprising.

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