Surrey Creep Catchers chief being sued again for defamation

By Amy Chen

The president of the controversial Surrey Creep Catchers vigilante group is facing yet another defamation lawsuit, this time for allegedly falsely accusing a Chilliwack man of trying to procure sex from a minor.

According to the suit filed at the New Westminster courts on Wednesday, Darrell Gosick is alleging that Ryan LaForge “falsely and maliciously communicated via an internet posting, of and concerning the plaintiff, defamatory words to the effect of indicating that the Plaintiff was involved in a scheme to procure sexual relations with an under-aged female.”

The Gosick is accusing LaForge of acting “with malice knowing that is was false or in careless disregard as to whether it was true or not.”

Gosick is also seeking an interim injunction to force LaForge to take down the offending post from the Surrey Creep Catchers website.

Gosick claims that he “has been injured in his feelings, in his personal and professional character and reputation, and in his office, profession, calling, trade or business,” as well as suffering embarrassment and humiliation because of LaForge’s false and malicious internet postings.

“The malicious, high-handed, callous and arrogant conduct of the defendant as aforesaid displays a wanton and flagrant disregard for the plaintiffs rights,” Gosick’s lawyer argues in the filing. “Such conduct warrants an award of punitive, aggravated and exemplary damages to ensure that the defendant is appropriately punished for his conduct and that he is deterred from such conduct in the future.”

Two other defamation lawsuits were filed against LaForge earlier this year[1]http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/another-defamation-suit-filed-against-president-of-surrey-creep-catchers.

We have reached out to LaForge for comment, but have yet to hear back from him.

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1. http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/another-defamation-suit-filed-against-president-of-surrey-creep-catchers

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