Reach back into your skulls to early, early 2010. Remember that whole “lost iPhone 4 in a bar” fiasco and the lawsuit against Gizmodo owner, Gawker, that followed? Many critics suspected that one or more members of Gawker Media (and Gizmodo) would be arrested in some form or fashion. As it turns out, however, the only people feeling any heat are the two alleged “sellers” of the lost case — Brian Hogan and Sage Wallower. Bad news for those guys, good news for Gawker.
Catch Gawker’s official response after the break…
We are pleased that the District Attorney of San Mateo County, Steven Wagstaffe, has decided, upon review of all of the evidence, that no crime was committed by the Gizmodo team in relation to its reporting on the iPhone 4 prototype last year. While we have always believed that we were acting fully within the law, it has inevitably been stressful for the editor concerned, Jason Chen, and we are glad that we can finally put this matter behind us.