Kim Dotcom: US Vice President Ordered the Megaupload Shutdown

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Kim Dotcom has come out explaining that he knows who was behind the shutdown of his company and related sites. Speaking to TorrentFreak, Dotcom has explained that he believes the US Vice President Joe Biden directed attorney Neil MacBride to target the site.

When Megaupload was shut down in January, many questioned the speed and force with which the US government acted. Just last week, a New Zealand court even declared that the seizure of Dotcom's possessions was illegal.

Now, Dotcom has explained that he knows how the actions came about. Speaking to Torrent Freak he explains:

"I do know from a credible source that it was Joe Biden, the best friend of former Senator and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) boss Chris Dodd, who ordered his former lawyer and now state attorney Neil MacBride to take Mega down.

"After we received information from an insider we scanned the White House visitor logs for all meetings of Chris Dodd and studio bosses with Joe Biden and Obama. They are publicly available on the White House website.

"It is interesting that a man by the name of Mike Ellis of MPA Asia, an extradition expert and former superintendent of the Hong Kong police, was also at a meeting with Dodd, all studio bosses and Joe Biden. The same Mike Ellis met with the Minister of Justice Simon Power in New Zealand."

Biden is known to be good friends with MPAA boss Chris Dodd, and it's no secret that the organisation often provides US authorities with "leads" for criminal investigation. This all remains unconfirmed, of course, and Biden's role in proceedings isn't clear.

Dotcom also explained that he has more details, but plans to release them when the time is appropriate. The legal case, however, doesn't perhaps look quite as cut-and-dry as US authorities may have hoped. [TorrentFreak]