One of Chevron’s gotcha moments in the Crude outtakes is the clip of Steven Donziger speaking with members of his litigation team. “Facts don’t exist,” he said, “facts are created.” I draw a few lessons from this clip. The first, of course, is “Don’t ever travel with a film crew.” The second is a little more serious and specific: litigation is a search for the truth, not a game, and lawyers are not charlatans but rather officers of the court with an obligation to the truth as well as to the client. But with all that said, I want to give a sympathetic reading of Donziger’s comment here. I think it’s not just possible but probable that Donziger was trying to make a point that everyone should agree is true. And yet—and here is the irony—it’s precisely the point he was trying to make on film that undercuts much of what he’s been trying to accomplish as he fights a rearguard action to save his law license, avoid Chevron’s collection efforts, and avoid being held in contempt of court.