'Officer Bubbles' Toronto Officer Adam Josephs Youtube Lawsuit
Toronto Police Officer Adam Joesphs, aka Officer Bubbles, Files $1.2 Million Lawsuit Against Youtube - Demands Identity Of ThePMOCanada
It was G20 Toronto protest scene that went viral the subject of a mock cartoon to boot. A young female G20 protester was blowing bubbles toward Toronto police officer Adam Josephs during one of the protests in Toronto this summer.
The officer was not amused pointing out to the protester that there could be dangerous detergent in the bubbles - apparently, a possible grounds for an assault charge. The video later shows the bubble blowing protester being arrested.
That video became and internet sensation which spawned a cartoon, posted by Youtube user ThePMOcanada, depicting "Officer Bubbles" arresting Santa Clause, and President Obama.
Constable Adam Josephs is suing Youtube for $1.2 million demanding the video site reveal the identity of ThePMOcanada and the users who posted anonymous comments associated with the Officer Bubbles cartoon video.
From our client's perspective, he was performing his duty as a police officer in what was an extremely volatile time at the summit," said Const. Josephs' lawyer, James Zibarras.
While he said Const. Josephs' actions at the summit can be subject to criticism,
"that reaction had this massive backlash that we say is disproportionate and incommensurate to what happened, and started getting to the point where it included threats."
A message on Youtube says the account for ThePMOcanada has "been closed by the user."