Rumor smash: GeoHot has not fled to South America from PS3 hacking lawsuit

By Emil
Mar 23, 2011
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  1. Gaming blog VGHQ first started a rumor by saying that PlayStation 3 jailbreaker George Hotz, also known as GeoHot, has fled the country after court documents revealed a PlayStation Network account allegedly belonged to him. GeoHot previously denied having one, meaning he never agreed to the Terms of Service. The news of him buying a one-way ticket for the southern continent spread like wildfire on the Internet, which is unfortunate because it appears to be false. Here's Sony's original statement that the report is based on:

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  2. glad hes on vacation with the money suckers sent him :) lol
  3. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TechSpot Guru Posts: 676   +41

    "As for any question as to whether Mr. Hotz has used donation money to take a trip to South America, that's pretty silly. Litigating against a massive company like Sony, who is represented by five attorneys, is very costly for a 21-year-old."

    With all the money tied up in lawsuits I wonder where he found the money for a vacation to South America... LOL that's why I don't donate.
  4. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 104

    I thought this rumor sounded fake. The way things are going for Geo though he might be better off staying in South America. Sony is never going to rest until they can get everything they can out of him.

    Also, where did he manage to find money for a vacation? What happened to him desperately needing cash to fight Sony?
  5. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 309   +18

    Didnt you guys read? he DID NOT go to South America
  6. @stewi0001 - Did YOU not read? From article: "GeoHot is currently on vacation in a South American country, as you can see in the picture below, which the 21-year-old posted himself. " He DID go to South America, just not to flee anything.
  7. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 196

    WOW!! That's Boca Juniors club shirt!! That's my team! He's my new hero!!! He's in Argentina!!
  8. Can anyone explain to me why a hacker going on holiday is Tech News ? It's worse than boring; it's annoying. This site is going down hill fast.
  9. war59312

    war59312 TechSpot Member Posts: 67

    Yeah fools who donated! Good job!


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