Tony Ortega Publicly Pillorying an Innocent Man

On December 12th 2016 Amy Scobee tweeted out a photo of a white vehicle. She claimed that the person filmed her as she walked by. In her tweet she suggested the person in this vehicle must be a Scientologist.

Given how little validating evidence there was for the claim, naturally it wouldn’t take long for Tony Ortega to jump on the story. He bravely took to Twitter to expose the whole charade.

As Ortega wrote on his blog:

What. A. Helluva. Guy.

Today, Steele, 64, lists himself as “Personal Injury medical/legal coordinator” at the law offices of Ron Norman in Sherman Oaks, California. We sent email messages to [Scientology], hoping they’d call us so we could discuss Mr. Steele … We’ll let you know if they get back to us.

There was only one problem with Ortega’s plan, he was completely wrong and had exposed an innocent man to the small army of internet trolls who frequent Ortega’s online bunker.

Indeed, shortly after Ortega published the story on Mr. Steele it disappeared, only to be replaced by the following apologetic update, and we quote in part:

Earlier today the Underground Bunker posted a story about a man named Corey Steele, who lives in Sherman Oaks — in the very apartment complex where a woman named Amy Scobee lives.

But Corey Steele tells us that he not only lives in the same complex as Amy — something we verified with the complex manager — but he says that he was simply parked there because he likes to sit there and make phone calls while he’s working.

I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” he told us.

Corey works for a personal injury attorney, and he says he’s actually a really nice guy. He said being identified in our morning story was very stressful, and for that we apologize.

The fact of the matter is Mr. Steele was not at the wrong place at the wrong time. His “crime” was simply to be around paranoid people who targeted you and lambasted you on the internet. It started on Twitter and then moved to Tony Ortega’s hate blog where many of his kook-aide drinkers believed every word Ortega wrote.

It is well past time for Ortega to understand that his words and his actions have consequences and sooner than later he will be brought to justice.

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