Nativo Lopez Wants OC Weekly to Pay Him $500,936 for Publishing His Name

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Larry, in his Gigante-shilling days...
As if the sad saga of Nativo Lopez--once the lion of Latinos in Orange County, a righteous civil rights leader who let power get to his head and is now about as relevant to the county's Mexicans as Naugles--couldn't get any sadder, now this: the man born Larry wants to bill the Weekly $500,936 for publishing his name.

Reason? Nativo claims we're infringing on his copyright to his name.

Um, okay...

In a Sept. 19 letter that he sent to former Village Voice Media CEO Jim Larkin (former owner of this infernal rag) Lopez specifically targets me for "repeated infringements" for publishing his name.

"You will not be afforded a second opportunity of notice for such infringement," Lopez wrote. "This is the sole notice and opportunity that you will receive to correct your records, and avoid any liability in the future for a copyright/trade-mark/trade-name infringement."

If we continue to publish his name and variants (Larry Lopez, Larry Nativo Lopez, Nativo Dante Lopez-Vigil, Nativo Vigil Lopez, Nativo Lopez, Nativo V. Lopez, NVL, N.V. Lopez), Lopez says we'll be billed "according to the terms" and helps out on the latter point by enclosing a prospective bill totaling $500,000, with $750 set aside for "document preparation and review" and $186 for "notary and postage," with a due date of Oct. 15.

That's in two weeks!

He also included legal-looking documents that he filed in San Bernardino County and Arizona's Maricopa and Pinal counties (quick aside, Larry: don't you know the Arizona boycott is still going on over SB 1070?) that say something or other.

Our drunk cabrón of a lawyer took a look at Lopez's demand and said we're good. Part of me wants to write "Larry Lopez" 1,000 times, to celebrate press freedom. But the most bizarre part of this episode? How Nativo now signs his name, according to the documents he sent over. It's--I kid you not-- ".Nativo-Vigil: Lopez."

Let me write it again, this time with no quotes (note to my copy editor--this is REALLY how Larry wants it, so don't change what I'm about to write):

.Nativo-Vigil: Lopez.

That period at the end? Not mine; his. Here's the proof, from the letter he sent us:

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Huh? My, how the mighty fall...

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Pj Lopez
Pj Lopez

Nativo didn't demand shit from NO one, but of course the little pussy Gustavo flip flopped the story just to keep you guys interested for another week. Not once in Gustavo's life has he presented ANY facts to back ANY accusation against Nativo.

Pj Lopez
Pj Lopez

Lenny Taylor you don't know shit about shit so you can fuck off with the rest of these idiots who read Gustavo's Gossip column! Bill Martin who the fuck are you? Your a fucking complete idiot that's what you are! Typical fucking Ignorant assholes, all of you really believe all the bs you read in this fucking magazine? The only thing good in OC Weekly is the MMJ section other than that its nothing but inaccurate bs backed behind NO facts! Gustavo Arrellano is a caniving coward, sorry if you believe his garbage column!

pjlopez13
pjlopez13

For god sake Gustavo all you do is gossip like a sixth grade girl! That's a perfect name for your column, " Gustavo the Gossip Girl." Do you mind if I call you triple G? Well to bad because that's what you've earned yourself.

pjlopez420
pjlopez420

Can any of you ignorant jack offs support any of your accusations? @Meggie He studied under Bert for many years, Nativo and Berts wife had different ideas for Hermandad, so Nativo actually left her with the Hermanda in L.A. and moved on and became his own Hermandad Mexicana Nacional of Santa Ana. Maybe your a weak woman because to this day WOMEN run the Hermandad now, not Nativo. So, maybe you can explain how he wants nothing but, "power and recognition" as you said, when he is trying to retire and get out of the spotlight and yet you guys still slander him with no facts and many inaccuracies. A thug and taker? Yet he runs a Non-profit his whole carreer and fights for immigrants rights and peoples well-being, but yet what does he take? What truth is being revealed? If your reading Gustavos blog meggie your simply reading b.s., so you've failed to realize that but Gustavo is a complete idiot! I couldn't say it any better.

Meggie
Meggie

I met this guy in the 70's. Leader?? He was a bully, especially to the women in the movement. That's how he took control over Hermandad Mexicana, when it's founder, Bert Corona died. Larry the Bully threatened and ousted Bert's wife from the organization and took it over. He never had it so good. But since no lie can live forever, it pleases me to live long enough to see his truth revealed in front of everyone.  

Larry Lopez wanted power and recognition, more than anything else in this life. Like a dog with a bone, he was nothing but a thug and a taker in activist clothing, a delusional fraud, a consummate misogynist, and finally. . . a big joke.

Todo se paga en esta vida, Larry. Ahora sí te llegó la mierda hasta el cuello. 

Dave_Lieberman
Dave_Lieberman

Who lives in a barrio under the sea?

.Nativo:Lopez Vigil∞Pants!

Brittle and fragile and litigious is he!

.Nativo:Lopez Vigil∞Pants!

If dumb IP nonsense be something you wish,

.Nativo:Lopez Vigil∞Pants!

File suit at the courthouse and whine like a bitch!

.Nativo:Lopez Vigil∞Pants!

Ready?

.Nativo:Lopez Vigil∞Pants!

.Nativo:Lopez Vigil∞Pants!

.Nativo:Lopez Vigil∞Pants!

.Nativo:Lopez Vigil∞Pants!

rotoro91
rotoro91

This is tragic comic. Nativo was the head honcho of Hermandad Mexicana, doing a lot of good and goofy things. His adventures with Curt Pringle must have sunk him into retirement and madness. 

 

RocketJ
RocketJ topcommenter

I  always considered Nativo Orange County's version of Al Sharpton. Googled the phrase, found Dana Parsons used it back in  '02. Now there was a journalist.

 

Ortega burger and a root beer float.

JGlanton
JGlanton topcommenter

Why so many names? Makes him sound like a con-man. Worse than Tony Villar.

gottaknow247
gottaknow247

Funny Gus The under 30 crowd is still scratching their head about the Naugles reference. God, I miss that place anytime I find myself awake at 3 am

EqualJusticeForAll
EqualJusticeForAll

Given the way he's signing his name and suing over it, it's possible he's now aligned with the sovereign citizen movement.  Also possible a pre-existing illness is worsening and needs treatment.

DacB
DacB

what a douche...but it gives me an idea. Send 100 of those letters out, if 1 or 2 pay, I could take the next year or two off. Thanks Larry Lopez, maybe you're not such a douche after all.

Joe Campas
Joe Campas

Tell him to go fuck himself. Don't pay him shit. Oh wait that is what you'll pay him with.

Bill Martin
Bill Martin

loser rip off artist overpaid piece of shit who the fuck is he

SpankSpangler
SpankSpangler

hahah Nativo is a punk bitch who exploits migrants for his own power!!! It was awesome recalling him!!! His friends even have fake names like Armando De Libertad lol nice one jackass

Lisa Davis
Lisa Davis

Looks like no one will be writing about him anymore. What an asshole.

anon
anon

Nativo Lopez

Nativo Lopez

Nativo Lopez

Nativo Lopez

Nativo Lopez

 

I just ran your bill up $2,504,680.00

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @pjlopez13 WAH WAH WAH. Hey, I hear Nativo went off the rails again—go chase him down like the good sycophant you are!

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @RocketJ Dana Parsons was like Nativo—a former titan who was reduced to a joke at the end of their career. Don't forget that Dana sided with the Haidl Three...

Rabbi_Pedro
Rabbi_Pedro

 @gottaknow247 Like RIGHT NOW! Naugel's The place you went when you were drunk off your ass, hungry as hell and nothing else was open

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @gottaknow247 I had to look it up. Thank god Al Gore invented the info-bahn. Now I remember -- the infamous 'bun taco'. No doubt Klavito's favorite. 

johnlichtenstein
johnlichtenstein

 @EqualJusticeForAll It's sovereign citizen related. No longer content to be compared to Al Sharpton, now he is borrowing a page from Wesley Snipes. It's very frustrating to his fans. 

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @SpankSpangler "hahah Nativo is a punk bitch who exploits migrants for his own power!!! "

 

You've just described every single 'Latino' politician, activist, and think tanker in the country.

pjlopez13
pjlopez13

@GustavoArellano Is that your best insult? Gustavo you are really making yourself look like a complete ass nowadays, maybe you should give up now! What happened you wasted all your good insults on Nativo? YOU still FAILED to state ANY true facts! Please admit to the few readers you have that your a straight out LIER and your one of Nativos' Biggest fans that's why you can't stop talking about the man after he has retired!

pjlopez13
pjlopez13

@Mitchell_Young @SpankSpangler Can one of you ignorant assholes explain how exactly he has exploited immigrants for his own power? SpankSpangler your an absolute idiot and definitely know why you read Gustavo Arrelanos' blog because both of you are ignorant assholes who talk shit, that don't make sense, about someone you guys really don't know.

pjlopez13
pjlopez13

@GustavoArellano @pjlopez420 It's funny how much you drink the Nativo HATERADE so much! You talk so much about Nativo I'm starting to think you your infatuated with the man! First of DON'T LIE, the papers he filed demanded nothing... they were a warning, and you like the caniving coward that you are you spun the story into another way to slander Nativo. Second, how did he use the Vigin of Guadalupe for political purposes? Third, Explain to all of us your last wild accusation that he's made a deal with the devil, what business has Nativo Lopez and Curt Pringle done? I'm tired of hearing all your accusations with NO facts to back you up!

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @pjlopez420  It's so cute to see you drink the Nativo Kool-Aid. It's not me filing preposterous papers demanding people pay me for printing my name. It's not me who used the Virgin of Guadalupe for political purposes. It's not me who made a deal with the devil by uniting with Curt Pringle. It's all Nativo, chulo!

pjlopez420
pjlopez420

 @GustavoArellano  @pjlopez13

 You run your article based on NO facts! You simply base your accusations on sheer stupidity, you slander Nativos' name as if you knew him personally when I bet you've never sat down and had a conversation with him. You sit behind your desk on your fat ass and type bullshit all day, and have never made a difference in no ones lives. While, Nativo on the other hand has been a true activist for over 45 years, has made differences in thousands of lives and actually gets out and talks to the real people in the community where the real problems are. You know a man has had a successful career as an activist when he's trying to retire and get out of all the b.s. and idiots like you can't get over all of the change he has made and keep trying to run his name through the gutter. Instead of, "Ask a mexican" your column should be, "Ask an ignorant donkey."  Give facts to back ALL of YOUR accusations like a true journalist! I feel BAD for who ever has to put up with you and hear you preach all your b.s. at csulb!

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

 @pjlopez13  No one better than a Nativo Lopez apologist to show us how stupid humanity can be...

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