Last we heard from Nicolas Chartier, he paid a high price for sending an infamous e-mail asking Oscar voters to choose The Hurt Locker over a “$500M” rival. Some felt that the Academy came down too harshly by banning Chartier from attending the Academy Awards and accepting his Best Picture trophy. Well, guess what? Chartier is still firing off e-mails! And he, too, can be pretty harsh. The website Boingboing.net got hold of a Chartier missive sent to “Nicholas” who objected to his plan to sue BitTorrent users who downloaded the film:
From: “Nicolas Chartier”
Date: May 15, 2010 2:30:30 AM PDT
Subject: RE: Hurt Locker lawsuit
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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