A federal judge has temporarily restrained a Texas organization involved in the documentary "2000 Mules" from accessing any more of Konnech computers and ordered it to provide information on how it was able to tap into the company’s network.
Konnech is a Michigan-based elections logistics company founded by Eugene Yu.
Konnech sued True the Vote in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas on the same day the TRO was issued, alleging that True the Vote president Catherine Engelbrecht and board member Gregg Phillips violated the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act while defaming Yu.
TTV did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
"2000 Mules" claims that significant fraud occurred in the 2020 presidential election. Conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza, who directed the documentary, is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit.
The complaint further alleges that TTV intentionally, repeatedly, and relentlessly attacked Yu with a unique brand of racism and xenophobia with accusations that Yu and Konnech employees are Chinese operatives.
“The truth is that Konnech is a U.S. company founded and operated by a U.S. citizen who has no affiliation with the Chinese Communist Party whatsoever,” Pamphilis stated.
All of Konnech’s customer data is allegedly secured and stored on protected computers located within the United States.
However, Judge Hoyt wrote in his order that TTV was able to gain unauthorized access to and gain information from Konnech’s protected computers.
“This order is issued ex-parte, and no notice was required to be given to defendants or their counsel as there is a risk that defendants would publicly release the information stolen from Konnech, or otherwise destroy the evidence establishing their misconduct,” Hoyt stated.