eric knudsen

Much like violent video games, rock music, comic books and horror movies before him, Slender Man is on track to becoming the devil du jour, the newest "won't someone think of the children?" scapegoat.
Can Eric Knudsen, the creator of the fictional character Slender Man, be held civilly liable for the recent violence suffered by the young victim of a stabbing attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin? The answer is a definitive "no" under First Amendment principles of free speech.
Ever since news broke that two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls attempted to sacrifice a friend for the mythological creature, Slenderman, people all over have been asking the question, "who’s Slenderman?"