By Educate Truth Staff
In May of 2009, a website popped up under the domain LaSierraUniversity.net. It was shut down June 2 due to reasons unrelated to La Sierra University. The university did take legal action, but it wasn’t until June 8 that legal papers were served to the creator and owner of the website. Since that time a rumor has persisted amongst certain circles that Shane Hilde, owner and creator of Educate Truth, was also the owner and creator of LaSierraUniversity.net. This is false.
While LaSierraUniversity.net shared similar content to EducateTruth.com, they were not owned or run by the same people.
In a personal meeting with Randal Wisbey November 2, Hilde communicated that this rumor was false. Wisbey had been under the impression Hilde was responsible for LaSierraUniversity.net up until the time of their meeting. November 24, 2009, Ricardo Graham was also notified that this rumor was false.
LSU legal counsel was made aware June 8 that Hilde was not responsible for the creation, purchase, or content of the domain LaSierraUniversity.net. Contrary to what Wisbey has stated publicly, LSU had no influence with the naming of EducateTruth.com as the site was created five days before LSU mistakenly served legal papers to Hilde.