May 18, 2006

I Wonder if Jesse Jackson Gets a Referral Fee?

by @ 12:15 am. Filed under Nuts on Parade

Usual Suspects The parents of the accuser in the Duke lacrosse rape case have been talking with high powered civil lawsuit attorney Willie Gary. At the suggestion of none other than Jesse Jackson!

Accuser?s Mother Meets With Famed Attorney

Civil-rights lawyer Willie Gary expresses interest in Duke rape investigation

ESSENCE magazine has learned that famed civil-rights attorney Willie Gary met with the mother of the young woman at the center of the controversial Duke rape investigation briefly this afternoon in Chapel Hill.

Reverend Jesse Jackson told ESSENCE that during a conversation in which he called to pray with the parents of the alleged victim, he suggested that the family call Willie Gary and gave the mother the necessary contact information. The father of the 27-year-old alleged victim called Willie Gary?s office to follow up on Reverend Jackson?s suggestion.

Willie Gary, a prominent Florida attorney known as the Giant Killer in some legal circles, is the founding partner in Gary, Williams, Parenti, Finney, Lewis, McManus, Watson, & Sperando, P.L. Gary has made headlines with high-profile cases against Fortune 500 companies like Anheuser-Busch, Microsoft and Coca-Cola. He won a $500 million verdict against the Loewen Group, a Canadian company that owned a chain of funeral homes, and a $240 million award against Walt Disney Corp.

We could be looking at the Kobe Bryant case, with different races.

Is ‘Duke’ Case Headed to Civil Court?

There is no indication that the accuser has spoken with Gary. At the moment, he acts only as a family adviser. Nevertheless, the parents seem to be laying groundwork to make a civil bid more publicly palatable.

Public opinion can be a large bargaining chip in obtaining a lucrative settlement or judgment but media attention must be the proper kind. Earlier, the parents spoke freely to the press; now they seem to be selecting their exposure with care.

For example, this month’s Essence features three articles on Duke written by journalist Kristal Brent Zook. Each is sympathetic to the accuser. One is entitled “Family Defends Daughter’s Painful Past.”

A second, entitled “Nowhere to Turn,” depicts the accuser as living in terror. The third is basically an announcement of Willie Gary’s appearance in the case; it concludes by stating that the parents “worry that their daughter may?need additional legal guidance.”

In the Kobe Bryant case, for example, rape charges stemming from his June 2003 encounter with a 20-year-old woman were dropped at her request. A civil suit and out-of-court settlement followed.

Given the weak evidence in this case, I don’t even think it would fly in civil court. But Willie Gary has been successful at his work. Back in 2005 he claimed to have a net worth of $60 million. He had to report his worth because of twins conceived during his extramarital activities. This is costing him $6 million, at a rate of $28K a month.

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4 Responses to “I Wonder if Jesse Jackson Gets a Referral Fee?”

  1. Independent Conservative Says:

    More With This Duke Lacrosse Rape Accuser Just Does Not Add Up

    It seems she does some pretty nasty crimes and gets off easy. Also, she seems to have a habit of being “passed out” when cops come around her.

    Lawyers question dancer’s plea deal in ‘02

    DURHAM — Defense lawyers …

  2. Voice of reason Says:

    Comparing LAX case to that of Scottsboro Nine

    I am a college instructor who teaches criminal justice and a criminal defense attorney. In my entire career I have never seen such a bizarre and unfair case as the one against three Duke lacrosse players.

    I teach a class about a similar case in American history, the Scottsboro Nine. In March 1931, a group of nine black teen-agers was charged with rape on incredibly flimsy evidence in Scottsboro, Ala. The nine were originally charged with the rape of two white women. Even after one woman testified that she lied about the rape, the nine teens continued to face rape charges and the threat of death by execution.

    In the Scottsboro case, the two women were part-time prostitutes, but that didn’t matter, nor did it matter that at least one of the boys was known to be physically unable to have sex, and two of the boys were only 13. Like Durham, the real issue was race.

    In Scottsboro, nine young men were wrongly charged and condemned because they were black, and today the Duke lacrosse players have, in my opinion, been wrongly charged and condemned because they are white and the alleged victim is black.

    The one constant with respect to the two cases is racism. I often ask my students if it possible for blacks to discriminate against whites in the same type of mindless ignorance as the KKK or the way the mob went after the Scottsboro Nine. The answer I receive is yes, and my students point to Durham as proof.

  3. Voice of reason Says:

    Evidence in the records released by the DA:

    When investigators questioned the stripper after DNA tests on the semen found inside her vagina and rectum didn’t match any of the Duke players, the stripper admitted to having had sex with at least three men around the time of the alleged rape. The stripper named her boyfriend and two men who drove her to Duke.

    Shocking new information from Sean Hannity and Megyn Kendall
    Today on Sean Hannity’s radio program, he spoke with attorney and Foxnews reporter Megyn Kendall.
    • First Kendall mentioned that the accuser gave conflicting stories on whether or not she was raped. The stripper accuser told a doctor she was raped, but when a rape exam was about to be performed she denied it.

    • Again there are reports of her varying the number of people she claims raped her. There are others saying they also heard she mentioned 20 men raped her.

    • The accuser initially claimed stripper #2 – Kim Roberts was in the bathroom and Kim Roberts denied that.

    • When the accuser was asked who she had sex with recently, she mentioned her “boyfriend” and 2 “drivers”.

    • When questioned, the “drivers” said they would drop her off at several places, including hotel rooms.
    (Like I said, this woman took more visitors than a motel.) I figured she probably did “other” kinds of work for that escort service and it’s looking more as if I may be correct. Remember, defense attorneys are still trying to get more information about her work history in the sex business.

    • Efforts to have North Carolina’s Attorney General charge DA Nifong with prosecutorial abuse are under way. This will not go anywhere. Despite this case being on a foundation of quick sand, he used grand juries to make the indictments, which he did not have to do. Also he did have some information that indicated a rape occured. He just neglected to consider other information that would show she was not raped. It shows Nifong played the game, but he’s not going to be found to have committed prosecutorial abuse. Plus I think Nifong will dump this case before it gets to trial.
    Hear Hannity and Kendall discussing the details using the audio link below:
    Sean Hannity and Megyn Kendall on Duke Lacrosse Rape Case – WMA Audio
    (For the sake of bandwidth there will be no other formats made.)

  4. Voice of reason Says:

    Duke Lacrosse Rape Accuser Mentioned No Condoms Were Used
    It seems the defense keeps finding more to support their side of things, with each new piece of information they get. Now from that stack of 1,300 papers, they have discovered that the stripper accuser mentioned no condoms were used. No condoms and…
    The stripper’s body was completely void of any sign of a sexual assault (except for signs of recent vaginal and anal from her boyfriend). The alleged crime scene was completely devoid of DNA.

    It is impossible that a crime scene with three drunk men in a small enclosed room with a fighting and clawing woman being orally, virginally, and anally penetrated not leave any DNA evidence of urine, blood, vaginal fluid, sweat, fecal matter, scat smears, saliva, tears, or semen… especially if condoms were used. How would they take off the condoms during all this chaos without spilling, smearing, or touching the content inside or outside of the condom?

    When investigators questioned the stripper after DNA tests on the semen found inside her vagina and rectum didn’t match any of the Duke players, the stripper admitted to having had sex with at least three men around the time of the alleged rape. The stripper named her boyfriend and two men who drove her to Duke.

    When questioned, the “drivers” said they would drop her off at several places, including hotel rooms.

    It appears that the stripper has sex with men for rides to her strip shows…Nasty!

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