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Grant v. Central Intelligence Agency

United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania

January 15, 2020

WILLIAM LEE GRANT, II, Plaintiff,
v.
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, et al., Defendant.

          MEMORANDUM

          J. CURTIS JOYNER, J.

         Plaintiff William Lee Grant, II, who resides in Illinois, filed this pro se civil action against the Central Intelligence Agency and Special Collection Service. Grant seeks leave to proceed in forma pauperis. For the following reasons, the Court will grant him leave to proceed in forma pauperis and dismiss his Complaint as frivolous.

         I. FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS

         In his Complaint brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Grant alleges a vast governmental conspiracy against the Central Intelligence Agency and Special Collection Service, asserting that his constitutional rights have been violated under the Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.[1]

         In the initial pages of his Complaint, Grant avers that “Commander-In-Chief (Ronald Reagan) directed the Secretary of Defense to create Mr. Grant to predict future nuclear attacks” and following his creation “in 1990 at Air Force Systems Command, ” he was transferred “to the basement of the Pentagon.” (ECF No. 2 at 5.)[2] Grant asserts that two years later the Secretary of Defense dropped him and two other individuals off in Springfield, Illinois “to be beaten; endure psychological warfare; and to be the DOD's witness to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.” (Id.)

         Grant's allegations become more unbelievable as his Complaint continues including, among other things, the following assertions:

• “Mr. Grant was forced to stab Dr. Grant in 2002, or the Office of the Secretary of Defense would have sent someone to kill Dr. Grant”;
• “Mr. Grant was forced to ‘act gay' from December 9, 2008 until 2016”;
• “The DOD stole nearly thirty (30) years of Mr. Grant's life to bring this action”;
• “Hillary Rodham Clinton killed Vince Foster”;
• “Bill Clinton is a serial rapist”;
• “Philip Mountbatten ‘ordered' the assassination of Diana, Princess of Wales”;
• “Courtney Love killed Kurt Cobain”; and
• “The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) killed John F. ...

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