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Area 51 Mania: Alienstock complaint filed in Nevada court

Posted: 7:18 PM, Sep 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-24 02:17:53-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — A legal battle appears to be brewing when it comes to the participants and organizers of Alienstock -- an event connected to the viral Storm Area 51 idea.

Connie West, Little A'Le'Inn owner in Rachel, has filed a complaint in Nevada District Court against the group she claims joined her in the making of Alienstock but bailed on the agreement between the parties.

The defendants in the complaint are Mathew Roberts, Frank DiMaggio, Brock Daily, and The Hidden Sound, a company based in Arkansas.

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It alleges, among many things, that Roberts and his associates made defamatory statements that Alienstock was canceled.

Event organizers in rural Nevada have said they lost money over the weekend after attendance at their events were far less than expected following confusion over and false reports the events were canceled.

Revellers Descend On Nevada Desert For "Storm Area 51" Gathering
RACHEL, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 20: A man dressed as an alien dances at the 'Storm Area 51' spinoff event 'Alienstock' on September 20, 2019 in Rachel, Nevada. The event is a spinoff from the original 'Storm Area 51' Facebook event which jokingly encouraged participants to charge the famously secretive Area 51 military base in order to 'see them aliens'. Two tiny desert towns not far from from the once-secret Area 51 are hosting related events this weekend. The military has warned attendees not to approach the protected Area 51 military installation. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Previously, George Harris of the Alien Research Center in Hiko told 13 Action News, "[Roberts] had no right to go on television and say this is canceled. We spent a lot of money and I'm pretty sure Monday morning he is going to learn what the legal system is all about."

13 Action News has reached out to Harris about any legal filings against Roberts but have not heard back yet.

Tune in to 13 Action News at 11 p.m. for more details on the complaint filed by Connie West and the connection to the website Pornhub, which is named in the complaint.

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