Noted Oklahoma State booster T. Boone Pickens is suing his son Michael for cyberbullying. The 58-year-old recovering drug addict posted scathing accusations about the family on his blog and his twitter account.
In October 2012, Michael Pickens, son of famed corporate raider and oilman T. Boone Pickens, started a blog. He called it “5 Days In Connecticut.” The first few posts were personal, but innocent enough, focusing on his recovery from drug addiction. Slowly, though, the blog began to morph into something much uglier; the result, says Michael’s family, of a heated Thanksgiving dinner. To date, he has written that his chemical addiction was the result of abuse at the hands of his father; that his sister and brother had stolen money from their mother; that his siblings are also drug addicts; that his father had purposefully sabotaged a son-in-law’s business. He began tweeting and emailing links to the blog to his family, their friends and their business acquaintances. Later the tweets reached public officials, business leaders and major news outlets.
Three of T. Boone Pickens’ other children have joined the lawsuit. Michael Pickens claims they are “being paid monthly to cosign Boone’s bullshit.”
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