Gawker Media responded to a lawsuit filed by Quentin Tarantino over his leaked script, claiming linking to something online is not the same as publishing it.
The company made it clear that its Defamer celebrity gossip site isn't backing down after linking to "The Hateful Eight" script on third-party file-sharing sites.
Tarantino's suit against Gawker accuses the media group of "predatory journalism" and facilitating the dissemination of the director's leaked movie script.
The item leaked last week after he gave it to a handful of actors; Tarantino said he was so outraged that he is now shelving plans to make the film.
The suit says Gawker went beyond "publishing a news story reporting that plaintiff's screenplay may have been circulating in Hollywood without his permission."
Rather, he claims "Gawker Media crossed the journalistic line by promoting itself to the public as the first source to read the entire screenplay illegally."
With its "enjoy!" tone (not to mention the traffic it no doubt garnered from this) Gawker certainly didn't feel bad for Quentin ... but that legal argument is tough.