Monday, March 9, 2009

AIDS Denier Gets Payout

AIDS deniers Christine Maggiore and Robin Scovill sued Los Angeles county two years ago for releasing an autopsy report on their daughter Eliza Jane, who died of AIDS-related pneumonia. The county believed that the HIV-positive Maggiore was guilty of child neglect for not having her daughter tested for AIDS, and the family’s private pathologist claimed the girl died of an allergic reaction to an antibiotic. In any case, Maggiore and Scovill were typical AIDS deniers in that they believed everything we know about AIDS is wrong. Maggiore even published a book, What if Everything You Thought You Knew About AIDS was Wrong?, which obviously didn’t answer its own question with “That would be weird, but it’s just not true.” In one of life’s funny little coincidences, Maggiore died late last year of AIDS-related causes, after having railed against proven AIDS medications that could have saved her life. Anyway, this story really has no happy ending. The county just settled the invasion of privacy lawsuit brought on by the release of Maggiore’s daughter’s autopsy report for $15,000, which will go to Scovill. No word yet on whether Scovill has come to terms with the fact that his dead wife ruined his and his family’s lives with her willful ignorance and idiocy. More details here.

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