By now, if you’ve heard of Donkey Kong, you’ve probably also heard of Billy Mitchell. The former ‘King of Kong’ held multiple world records in arcade games like Pac-Man and those mentioned above, but since then many have been called into question, with some accusing him of playing through Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. Mitchell denies the allegations and even took action against Guinness World Records provider Twin Galaxies.
Now, because of those accusations, Mitchell claims his 30-year-old doctor refuses to see him because he thinks he’s a cheat. In a new testimonial shared on Perfect Pac-Man, this rather unusual claim reads:
“Following Twin Galaxies’ defamatory statements on April 12, 2018, one of Defendant’s doctors, Dr. Stanley Skopit, refused to see Defendant after Defendant appeared for an annual exam. When the Respondent arrived for his examination, Dr. Skopit’s assistant informed Mitchell that Dr. Skopit would not see him… the assistant informed the Responding Party that Dr. Skopit read the Twin Galaxies allegations. “.
Mitchell says the stress of the case has caused him to have a hernia and atrial fibrillation. This testimony comes as part of the deposition process, as she has had to respond to admission and production requests.
The lawsuit with Mitchell and Twin Galaxies is ongoing, but this saga has been going on for a few years, with no signs of stopping anytime soon. Originally, Mitchell’s lawsuit against Twin Galaxies may never have proceeded due to a SLAPP (anti-“strategic lawsuit against public participation”) motion, but the California State Second Appeal rejected Twin Galaxies’ motion. .
Kotaku has contacted Mitchell’s doctor for a statement.