Lawsuit Against the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
In somewhat surprising news this week homeschooler Ethan Davis is suing the creators of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We were able to catch up with Ethan this morning to hear why he was suing.
We asked him the most obvious question is why? To which he replied “13 months ago when the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge got started I was excited. I was excited to help a good cause and I was also excited to dump cold water on myself. It started out awesome and I watched as it started to spread to some mutual friends of mine. I could feel it, I was getting close to being nominated. Then in the blink of an eye it was over, the calendar changed and it was now September. Nobody ever nominated me and when you don’t get nominated it hurts. It hurts real bad. It left me with only two options. Either go out and get some friends or sue them and it shut it down. I feel like I made the logical choice.”
We also asked Ethan why now? This happened over a year ago. Why the long wait? Ethan answered “I had heard from the creators of this that they wanted it to be a yearly tradition. I realized I didn’t get nominated this year but thought next year it would be different. Then next year came and nobody nominated me again. That was the last straw. The challenge had raised over 100 million dollars so I knew they had some pretty deep pockets. I also want to point out that I am not animal and realize that the money was for a good cause. That is why I am only suing for half of the 100 million for loss of quality of life and being bullied by the creators.”
No lawyer has picked up the case yet, although Gloria Allred is showing interest.