Billy Mitchell Sues Youtuber Over Cheating Exposé, YouTuber Counter-Sues

Published: May 12, 2020 9:32 AM /


Fallen Donkey Kong "champion" Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell's parade of litigation continues. He's now suing YouTuber Apollo Legend for $1 million over claims he cheated to obtain some of his world-famous Donkey Kong high scores.

Apollo Legend first made a video regarding Billy Mitchell's Donkey Kong scores in 2018. The video is entitled "World's Most Infamous Donkey Kong Player Caught Cheating!". Now, more than two years after that video was made, Mitchell has filed a lawsuit against Apollo Legend for defamation. This is the latest lawsuit from Mitchell in a lengthy crusade that seems to be targeting many of the people and organizations that have accused him of cheating. You can check out Apollo Legend's video detailing the lawsuit and its terms here:

So what's Apollo Legend's response to Billy Mitchell?

After the lawsuit was filed, Apollo Legend - whose real name is Benjamin Smith - started a GoFundMe campaign in order to raise funds to counter-sue Mitchell. The campaign was created just four days ago but has already reached over twice its intended target of $10,000, with funds currently sitting at $23,713 at the time of writing. Smith's GoFundMe campaign says Mitchell "has made many false and damaging statements", using his money and influence to silence critics.

Once the campaign goal was reached, a new Apollo Legend video appeared detailing what would happen to the excess funds. According to Smith, he'll be giving $10,000 to his attorney. Donating over $10 to the campaign gets you a copy of Dwayne Richard's upcoming documentary The Verdict Is, so some of the money will be going to Richard as a fee for that movie. It looks like Billy Mitchell's crusade against his enemies is far from over. We'll bring you more on Mitchell's legal journey as we get it.

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