The president of Surrey Creep Catchers is being sued for defamation.
Members of the vigilante group post videos to publicly shame people they claim are child predators, garnering both praise and criticism by the public.
According to court records, Jamie Su, a resident of Abbotsford, alleges that Ryan LaForge “falsely and maliciously” communicated with him on Feb. 6.
The plaintiff claims LaForge took to Facebook with a video, saying the plaintiff was involved “in a scheme” to procure sex with an underaged girl, regardless of whether it was true.
The video was viewed 56,000 times, the suit says.
The plaintiff says their family’s business has been subject to ridicule, hatred and contempt since the video was posted, as well as suffering from personal embarrassment and humiliation.
None of the allegations have been proven in court and a statement of defense has not been filed.