Jurisprudence is getting turned upside down and inside out by attorneys representing abusive criminals.
When did documenting evidence in a potential criminal case become a crime? When did engaging in out-of-court settlement negotiations morph into extortion? And, when did a mother asking for child support from a billionaire father become a crime?
David Letterman started this legal insanity when he needed to beat the rap for sexual harassment.
Now, Mel Gibson’s attorney is engaging in the same manipulation of our “justice” system as an instrument of abuse. While this doesn’t surprise me, my head is about to explode that the Los Angeles, CA sheriff’s office is a willing co-conspirator to this perversion of “justice.” Prosecutors extort child support from deadbeat dads all the time by giving them a choice between jail and paying their legal obligations. They do it to keep mom and the kids off welfare.
When Mel Gibson demanded oral sex in exchange for dropping his custody demands, it could be argued he was engaging in extortion or rape or solicitation of a prostitute. Most folks, however, would say he was just being a jerk. You’d think a billionaire wouldn’t want people to know he’s too cheap to support his own daughter. And, you’d think a movie star wouldn’t want to admit he has to coerce and/or pay women to have sex with him.
PAS fathers have just kicked litigation abuse in custody cases up another notch. Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of one of Mel Gibson’s children, was smart to record evidence of his abuse. Now, his attorney is trying to squash her like a bug to send a message to other mothers that documenting evidence of abuse can land them in jail for extortion.
Well, guys, we have our own attorneys. I’m one of them. Barry Goldstein is the champion for protective mothers. Today, they have attorneys, psychologists, academics, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Violence Against Women office, the American Bar Association, and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence backing them up. They’re lobbying.
We will not be intimidated. We will not shut up. We will protect children from your abuse.