Geohot Flees the Country in the Heat of Sony’s Lawsuit [Update: No, He Didn’t Flee]

By , Mar 23, 2011

I know this is not directly related to anything iPhone but I thought the news was important enough to report here on iDB. According to The Escapist, Geohot fled the country and is currently in South America.

In case you didn’t know, Geohot is currently being sued by Sony for jailbreaking the PlayStation 3, and even though he pretends to be confident about the situation, he is clearly feeling the heat coming from the Japanese electronics giant…

Sony claims that Hotz has now left his home in New Jersey and traveled to South America in order to escape further legal action.

“After Magistrate Judge Spero ordered an inspection of Hotz’s devices and ordered Hotz to appear at a deposition in California, SCEA learned that Hotz had deliberately removed integral components of his impounded hard drives prior to delivering them to a third party neutral and that Hotz is now in South America, an excuse for why he will not immediately provide the components of his hard drives as requested by the neutral,” the motion read.

Things don’t really look up for the little prodigy. Let’s wish him good luck.

Update: He didn’t flee the country. He’s just on vacation in South America, as explained on his blog.

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  • Georg W. Bush

    This is called having lots of crap in your pants. FIRST!!!!!

  • Georg W. Bush

    So all the money that you guys gave him was for him running away. I’m telling you guys hes on drugs you can so tell.

  • Steve Jobz

    F*** Sony. Seriously.

  • http://awsum.blog.com Tom

    F**k….. I wish him luck, doing great job…. hope everything’s gonna turn out good 4 him………!

  • Warrens

    Sony sucks now!

  • AmpliHelix

    WTF… Misinterpretation fail much? He’s on a friggin vacation!

  • Topsy

    Where is he running to. Sorry it’s a legal stuff, he cant run anywhere. Though I wish him good luck.

  • StJohn

    lmao all those donations just so he can flee his so called “stance against Sony” and he runs at the first signs of defeat with all those donations to support himself in south america

  • Irha

    Why does he have to run, it is not even a criminal case. May be he is just taking a vacation.

  • http://aelandt3.com whtlime

    He should release a jailbreak for the PS3 entitiled SonyRain wihile in Latin America.

  • http://twitter.com/l0l1dk l0l1dk

    He is just on vacation. He just made a new blog post: http://geohotgotsued.blogspot.com/

  • dabe

    Yea, it doesn’t add up. There is obviously more to the story, sounds like it might be a stall tactic maybe he needs to “work” on those parts before handing them over.

  • http://iphoneblogr.com Jared

    LOL I love how George goes on vacation and immediately people start claiming he is “fleeing the country.” George’s attorney has already stated that he is on vacation and has made himself available for contact 24/7. I suggest you research news before posting blatant rumors like this, you are painting Geohot in a bad light.

  • bobby mo

    change the title of your false article

  • manuel

    I like this site and all but you guys need to change the title. I’m not trying to tell people how to do their jobs and everything, but the PSX-SCENE has said this isn’t true.

    • whtlime

      In fact they need to change their stuff. The information has already been confirmed buy Hotz himself.

  • AmpliHelix

    I like how the link I posted to the announcement with CORRECT info over at PSX-Scene wasn’t approved xD

    • http://aelandt3.com whtlime

      Dude, did you read what I just posted?

  • http://aldowynsmusings.tk abujaffer

    That’s what he wants us to think….

    I thought you couldn’t leave state if you’re being sued in court? Let alone the country.

    • Andy

      It’s just a civil trial, if it was to put him in jail, he couldn’t leave.

  • Jason Masters

    Slow news week huh?

    • http://aelandt3.com whtlime

      you’re trying to piss people off huh?

    • http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com Sebastien

      Apparently slow week for you too, since you got time to comment here

      • Jason Masters

        I was just messing cuz of his twitter it was hilarious!

      • Weebsurfer

        BOOM! Roasted. ;) good retort Seb!

        And thanks for article. Even if it is false / exaggerated / missinterpreted. It IS relevant to the community. Not like a Gizmodo article about African Stairing frogs or something.

        Hoping things turn out right for the guy. We need some GOOD precedence!

      • Weebsurfer

        BOOM! Roasted. ;) good retort Seb!

        And thanks for article. Even if it is false / exaggerated / missinterpreted. It IS relevant to the community. Not like a Giz article about African Stairing frogs or something.

        Hoping things turn out right for the guy. We need some GOOD precedence!

      • nick

        Yeah it is a slow week, and unfortunately it’s wasted reading posts with incorrect information.

      • Bobby Mo

        Pretty sad when the creator of the website calls out his readers for reading and commenting.
        This site is going down the drain

      • Nash

        Makes me think you are running a blog that wastes peoples time and is only fiction to be read when people have nothing else to do.

  • starnet5

    I think the title of the article is just fine, at least it got me interested enough to read the post. As with Geohot, well, what can you expect from a kid? Even though he is really smart and all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000502322628&m2w charlesrubowski

    Yes Geohot. Life is good. You could get here in Sao Paulo and I could introduce you to some really hot chicks. Fuck Sony nerds

  • Luv George Boy

    Mr Hotz is a legend period .

  • Daniel

    I say FUCK Geohot. He deserves whatever they do to him, if anything. He broke the law in my eyes and brags about it as if he is untouchable. Rot in hell! Legend????? Far from it. Drug addicted, no job, conceited, and criminal more like it.

    • charlesrubowski

      I think you like him

    • nick

      Someones got a man crush <3.

      And stop your bitching, he didn't break any laws so stfu.

    • Av4tar

      Did you jailbreak your iphone? Do use installous? If you jb an idevice at some point you needed hotz, if you use installous thats called piracy! If you have nothing useful to say why bother posting! Your a drone, simples!!

      • Jason Masters

        Piracy is legal bequiet

      • Jason Masters

        I still love this blog and Sebastian is cool people even though he has a funny accent I like him and his blog has been interesting enough that it got all of us here talking right?!

    • Pirates Suck

      Jason Masters has got to be the most consistently ignorant and stupid poster on this blog. Jailbreaking is legal. Piracy is not. You are a clear e-bum and e-thief, and it would be sweet for someone to feel as if they were entitled to your property and help themselves to it.

      So sweet. I can’t wait for legal action to be taken against all of you Installous using scumbags. Intellectual Property is still that. PROPERTY. I have no mercy, sympathy, or pity for thieving criminals. I’d have you all in cell blocks.

  • John Doe

    You idiot, it is a civil lawsuit. People don’t flee from civil lawsuits.

  • Joel

    Sony is like an old man, he used to be cool, now he’s just a bitch who want to tell you how to use or not to use you property.

    • Joel

      btw Apple is not much better.

      • http://google.com No Wun

        I was so happy when they said they jailbroke the ps3 but 2 weeks in to the break. All the games were straight up hacked. Except for Bad Company 2.
        Hacking on iPhone is cool but messing with online is pussy shit.

      • http://google.com No Wun

        I was so happy when they said they jailbroke the ps3 but 2 weeks in to the break. All the games were straight up hacked. Except for Bad Company 2.
        Hacking on iPhone is cool but messing with online is cheap and wack.