Joshua Moon, the cyberbully behind the Kiwi Farms website, is facing questions of the legal status of his activities following allegations his websites have been involved in encouraging the suicide of teenagers and celebrating them afterwards.
Joshua Conner Moon trades as Lolcow LLC, perhaps to shield liability. But as a spokesperson for the Florida Divisions of Corporationsexplains, Lolcow LLC has be be trading a corporation to enjoy the benefits of limited liability. “If an individual holds them self out to be a Corporation/LLC and they are not, they are liable severally and individually for any claim against the business name,” the spokesperson said.
Concerns have been raised as to whether Joshua Moon is liable for corporate manslaughter, having boasted about driving a member of the public to suicide. One commentator explained how Joshua Conner Moon and his associates groomed a teenager into meeting them offline. “They pretended to want to be someone to date her (the teenager) to the point of actually making a physical date with her in person and wearing wires,” they said about those who form part of websites hosted by Lolcow LLC. “I say Lolcow, but that also goes for Kiwi Farms, CWCki Forums, or whatever, because as far as I’m concerned it is the same group of people.”
It would appear therefore that under the law of Florida, that even though Joshua Conner Moon is running his Kiwi Farm through a corporation, he is still personally liable for any illegal actions he allows to be committed. “Obviously someone would be ill advised to conduct business in this manner,” the spokesperson from the Florida Division of Corporations explained, stressing that if anyone has a personal dispute with a business that is wilfully committing illegal acts that they can “certainly can bring this point out in any legal documents and a court can determine what can be done legally.”