As we pointed out a few days back, George Hotz, aka Geohotz was reported to have fleed the United States to South America to avoid further troubles caused by Sony's lawsuit.
Fans were surprised to hear Hotz, who has remained calm and collected thus far, might be running away from further legal trouble. However, it appears all is not as it seems and George was not fleeing the country. Nope, he’s just celebrating spring break.
In a blog posting published to his website, Hotz explained that he paid for the trip long ago and assured fans that none donations to his legal fund were being misappropriated. Further, he has promised he’ll be back, if only to get his hands on an Xperia Play (aka the PlayStation Phone).
“Apparently, I have fled the country. ROFL
Factually, it's true I'm in South America, on a vacation I've had planned and paid for since November. I mean, it is Spring break; hacking isn't my life. Rest assured that not a dime of legal defense money would ever go toward something like this. And of course Townsend loves the idea of painting me as an international fugitive. I have been in contact with my lawyers almost every day; I would not let the case suffer. That said, I also won't let this ridiculous lawsuit run my life either. Then the fearmongerers win.
I will be back, I hear it's hard to come by the Xperia Play down here.”
Although these declarations might help on calming rumors of Geohotz avoiding the lawsuit, it is still a very bad precedent for what remains to be seen of this case. The hacker has to yet justify lying to the court on the matter of the creation of a Playstation Network account, and in fact, he will have even more problems because now it has been proven that he was bound by the terms of service from Sony when he hacked his PS3. We will keep you posted on the development of this story whenever more developments become available.
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