It seems that Tommy Hook, the Los Alamos Labs whistleblower who has sued the University of California for harrassment, wasn't beaten and threatened due to his whistleblowing activities. It was because of his poor driving habits. Hook claimed that, as he was leaving a bar, six men pulled him from his car and beat him while threatening him, "You better keep your mouth shut."
Police now say that Hook backed into a pedestrian in the parking lot, got out of his car, and that's when the one-sided fight started. Police have identified the others involved in the fight and are leaving it to the DA to decide whom to press charges against.
I guess this means that the story that Hook and his wife told about him being lured to the bar by a late night phone call from a mysterious informant who never showed was hooey also.
Well, it was a good story while it lasted.