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Unread post by Moonbeam » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:30 am

I am really angry and outraged by these 'legal' antics!! I am enraged in AH's vile capacity to lie about Johnny and then to try to manipulate the system to get away with it. Johnny has every right to clear his name in the face of this DV abuse hoax to exploit and destroy his reputation, costing him jobs and so much more!! To me, this just looks like a lot of irrelevant fodder to muddy the waters!! Unnecessary people piping up, like the VPA, to cover themselves in the face of publishing her op-ed while doing no due diligence. Seems to me like her lawyers want to bury Johnny's allegations with so much extraneous information that the true charges against AH get lost in the shuffle! AHeard is guilty of DEFAMATION of Johnny's character! THAT is what this case is about, not all the material that her lawyers want dredged up! Her lawyers KNOW that she is guilty of this and are trying to Change the Facts!! The truth of the matter is that every partner Johnny has had has spoken up in his DEFENSE against her allegation of DV abuse!! I pray that the actual facts of the case get in front of a jury of peers with the courage and persistence to determine the legal truth!!
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Unread post by Lbock » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:39 pm

AH subpoenaed TMG, which we knew they would. Pretty much reiterating all the false narratives TMG claimed in their filing that was made public. (I'm at work and can't download the whole article sorry) TMG denied to provide the docs claiming too much time and expense. AH offered to pay the $5,575 they must have claimed it cost. She is going through an LA Judge to compel them to comply



Waldman Statement:


Adam Waldman, Depp's attorney said in a statement, "These are the facts: Amber Heard confessed under oath to multiple violent attacks on Johnny Depp. We have 31 (and counting) eyewitnesses, surveillance footage, and photographs that disprove her absurd hoax. She was arrested and incarcerated for violent domestic abuse against her former wife. And we have interviewed other victims of brutal violence at the hands of Amber Heard." He continued, "She responds to these facts by (a) never responding to these facts; (b) repeatedly refusing to sit for her deposition; (c) hiring Harvey Weinstein’s #TimesUp lawyers to replicate Harvey Weinstein's victim-smearing tactics."

In response to the alleged payments, Waldman says, "This is the truth: good people have come forward to set the record straight on the violent injustices and hoax perpetrated by Amber Heard. Today, Amber Heard and Harvey Weinstein’s #TimesUp lawyers have a new gambit – suggest the dozens of witnesses who have come forward, many of whom have never even met Mr. Depp, are all somehow paid off by Mr. Depp! In the alternative universe of Harvey Weinstein and #TimesUp’s lawyers, they don’t seem to get that most people are good, and the truth is free."

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Unread post by Ruby Begonia » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:44 pm

This all outrages me, too, Moonbeam! And here is the entire Blast article per Lbock's kind post (typing at the same time :-) Scamber & Co allege that TMG files reveal acts of Depp violence and that he's paid millions to cover those up and to have others lie to protect him, including this defamation case.

Waldman's wonderful response is toward the end.


Amber Heard Accuses Johnny Depp Of Making "Hush Money Payments" To Witnesses Of Abuse

by Mike Walters today

Amber Heard is accusing Johnny Depp of paying millions of dollars in "hush money" to possible witnesses to the actor's alleged abuse, and now is asking his former manager to turn over records regarding any payments.

According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Heard has subpoenaed The Mandel Group (TMG) who was Mr. Depp's longstanding business management firm from 1999 until they parted ways in 2016 amid a bitter dispute.

The actress is seeking records from the company, including "payments on Mr. Depp's behalf to conceal acts of violence, payments to witnesses who observed Mr. Depp's violence and/or helped cover it up, and incidents of violence by Mr. Depp."

In the filing, Heard's team says, "TMG also paid millions of dollars to various members of Mr. Depp's staff, many of whom will be witnesses in the underlying lawsuit, as well as millions of dollars to "bail (Mr. Depp) out of numerous legal crises and make a series of hush money settlements."

Amber's lawyers point out that TMG has extensive records from Johnny's business dealings, but also his personal life.

"Of particular relevance here, by its own account, TMG was aware that Mr. Depp had violently abused Ms. heard and that he had pressured his employees to make false public statements denying this fact," the filing says.

Heard says the companies boss, Joel Mandel, "was informed well after the fact through communications with various house staff and security that Depp had been extremely volatile and had sometimes 'gotten physical' with Heard" and that "Depp had violently kicked Heard during an incident that took place in or around 2014."

Specifically, she says TMG itself claimed in their fight with the actor that he "repeatedly coerced individuals to lie to protect him."


TMG has denied producing the records to Amber Heard. So, she is asking an LA judge to force the company to hand over the documents. TMG claims in their objection that it would be burdensome to retrieve all the documents from their case with Depp, so Heard's team has offered to cover the $5,575 it cost to produce it.

Amber's lawyer Roberta Kaplan tells The Blast, “TMG was Mr. Depp’s longstanding business manager from 1999 until they parted ways in 2016 amidst a bitter dispute. As a result, TMG is in possession of extensive records of his business dealings as well as his personal life. In fact, by its own account, TMG was aware that Mr. Depp abused Ms. Heard and pressured his employees to make false public statements denying that abuse. TMG also paid millions of dollars to various members of Mr. Depp’s staff, many of whom are witnesses in Mr. Depp’s lawsuit against Ms. Heard.

She continued, "Assuming the court in Virginia permits this case to proceed, trial is scheduled for early February. As a result, TMG needs to produce these documents now.”

Johnny DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS

Heard's says TMG is very important to the current defamation case in Virginia, partially based on the fact, during their own nasty dispute with Depp they claimed he had no "impulse control" and "identified several examples of Mr. Depp's habitual lying to the public and to public authorities, and his efforts to strong-arm others to lie on his behalf."

Obviously, the information could be important to Depp's and his witnesses' credibility.

In the defamation case, Depp has deposed several witnesses to "debunk" Ms. Heard's claim of prior abuse, so it is important to Amber's team "evidence of payments or even attempts to pay witnesses" could change to bias or motive of that specific witness.

DEPP CLAIMS AMBER IS THE VIOLENT ONE

Adam Waldman, Depp's attorney said in a statement, "These are the facts: Amber Heard confessed under oath to multiple violent attacks on Johnny Depp. We have 31 (and counting) eyewitnesses, surveillance footage, and photographs that disprove her absurd hoax. She was arrested and incarcerated for violent domestic abuse against her former wife. And we have interviewed other victims of brutal violence at the hands of Amber Heard."

He continued, "She responds to these facts by (a) never responding to these facts; (b) repeatedly refusing to sit for her deposition; (c) hiring Harvey Weinstein’s #TimesUp lawyers to replicate Harvey Weinstein's victim-smearing tactics."

In response to the alleged payments, Waldman says, "This is the truth: good people have come forward to set the record straight on the violent injustices and hoax perpetrated by Amber Heard. Today, Amber Heard and Harvey Weinstein’s #TimesUp lawyers have a new gambit – suggest the dozens of witnesses who have come forward, many of whom have never even met Mr. Depp, are all somehow paid off by Mr. Depp!In the alternative universe of Harvey Weinstein and #TimesUp’s lawyers, they don’t seem to get that most people are good, and the truth is free."

Amber is also requesting information pertaining to any prior abuse with Depp's previous relationships. She is asking for "documents that relate to Mr. Depp's other romantic partners that involve violence, abuse, fights, or destruction of property."

It's unclear who Heard may be referring too, during the ex-couples divorce, his previous ex-wife Vanessa Paradis, penned a letter supporting him saying, "In all the years I have known Johnny he has never been physically abusive with me and this looks nothing like the man I lived with for 14 wonderful years."

A Los Angeles judge will decide if TMG will have to turn over any records, and the scope of information shared with Heard.

Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard in Virginia for defamation, after the actress penned an op-ed in the Washington Post about domestic abuse.

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Unread post by Lbock » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:16 pm

And TMG would have loved to crap on him, but didn't even want to pay a measly $6,000 to do it. Guess they definately didn't get a wind fall from Johnny :lol:

Oh, I remember in Johnny's deposition he stated that TMG threatened to destroy him if he brought the lawsuit. TMG was trying to get part of the deposition thrown out or sealed. Guess they have a motive not to provide any help to AH

And The judge threw over 100 paragraphs of their claims out of the law suit.

And, they might have to admit they lied in court documents

Oh, and I think it's quite possible they are under investigation with that Federal Probe we heard about.

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Unread post by justintime » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:31 pm

ForeverYoung wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:15 am
From what I recall this woman was a professor on disability who was drunk, dancing around and refusing to leave the VIP section where she got through security. She grabbed Johnny's belt at one point and Lily Rose started to cry. This subpoena is just another pathetic attempt by Amber Heard and her team of sleezbag lawyers for a smear campaign.
Your recall is just fine, ForeverYoung. The most insulting thing here is that this was a family outing to see a friend’s performance - something I would imagine they didn’t get to do that often. This person intruded on that to the point where she had entered the family’s “VIP” space, assaulted Johnny (grabbing his belt), and her behavior actually upset his children to the point of tears. What followed is a travesty. Can you imagine if Johnny had done anything beyond letting the bodyguards (his and the Palladium’s) do their job? If the purpose of this subpoena is to speculate as to what he “should” have done - or worse, to attribute a condoning of humiliating treatment of women to him - it is a blatantly disingenuous effort . . . and wrong. Yes, just more potential dung for the smear campaign.

If the nature of this subpoena is to be a reference of sorts for whether to sign off on future requests - and given the extremely broad latitude of request possibilities granted the Defense - perhaps there should be some specific relevancy justification to the defamation lawsuit required before the request is just routinely granted. Allowing a case of this magnitude to be put through a wringer of sleazy, washtub sideshows to indulge the empty-handed, sputtering “defense” is, well, indefensible. Not to mention a formidable waste of time and money - so much so one might be tempted to wonder why the Defense isn’t more anxious to cut to the chase: present its voluminous evidence trove and bask in the glow of a fairly won victory.

To Moonbeam : Thank you! Our hearts are in the same place.
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Unread post by Lbock » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:31 pm

Johnny Won a huge settlement from Bloom (I'm shaking and sneaking at work - not sure I got the whole article)


Johnny Depp Scores 8-Figure Settlement From Hollywood Law Firm
By Mike Walters
Oct 30, 2019 at 19:18 pm UTC / Last Updated at Oct 30, 2019 at 19:20 pm UTC

Johnny Depp has just walked away with a massive payment in the 8-figure range after the actor settled a lawsuit with his former lawyers. We're told Depp, and the law firm of his former lawyer Jake Bloom, settled the suit after it was clear the case was going to trial.

Depp's attorney Adam Waldman tells The Blast, "Today, Bloom Hergott provided Johnny Depp an 8-figure payment to settle Mr. Depp’s lawsuit against the firm for fraud, conflict of interest, disgorgement of over $30 million in voidable fees and other malfeasance that they engaged in over nearly two decades." Johnny Depp sued his longtime talent lawyer Jake Bloom, claiming the mega lawyer was collecting huge fees without a proper contract. Depp asked the court to be repaid more than $30 million.

Waldman points out what he believes to be the importance of this case in Hollywood, saying, "In 2018, Mr. Depp won a landmark “6147” ruling against Bloom Hergott that jolted the 'heads I win, tails you lose' culture of Hollywood’s legal industry. Mr. Depp’s 6147 win meant artists and entertainers could void lawyers’ oral arrangements and get their money back, and entertainers have begun doing so."

Depp's team says they believe the law firm didn't want to face the upcoming trial knowing the information that may be presented.

"Today, in the very same way Mr. Depp’s DOJ-targeted business managers TMG settled with Mr. Depp rather than face the music, Bloom Hergott chose an 8-figure settlement rather than submit to the public shame of the evidence in their looming December trial," Walman said.

Johnny Depp is happy with the massive settlement and his lawyer tells us, "Mr. Depp is thrilled with the results, which he views as a victory for all artists and entertainers against unscrupulous lawyers and the systemic corruption that he has and continues to uncover and expose in the course of waging these inter-linked, landmark lawsuits. That his opponents hold hands and work together did not save their collective skins.
In May, Bloom announced his retirement from the law firm while it remained embroiled in litigation with Johnny Depp.
Johnny Depp is still facing a lawsuit filed against him by a movie locations manager over an alleged assault, and his defamation case against Amber Heard in Virginia.

But regarding the mounting legal cases, Depp's lawyer tells us, "Now that Bloom Hergott has settled, Mr. Depp’s legal team will turn its full attention to mopping up the hoaxes perpetrated by Rocky Brooks and Amber Heard."

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Unread post by Joni » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:14 pm

From Deadline:


Johnny Depp Settles $50M Malpractice Suit Against Ex-Lawyers; Amber Heard Wants Pirates’ Star’s Ex-Biz Managers To Hand Over Details Of “Hush Money” Settlements

By Dominic Patten
October 30, 2019 12:39pm

Just more than a month before they were set to go to trial, Johnny Depp and his former lawyers settled the $50 million malpractice suit the Pirates of the Caribbean star launched in 2017. This comes as a $50 million defamation suit between Depp and Amber Heard heats up on the West Coast.

“The former law firm of Bloom Hergott, with the help of its insurance carrier, has favorably settled the litigation with Johnny Depp for a fraction of his original demand,” lawyer Bryan Freedman said Wednesday of the battle that was set for a December 2 trial start. “While the firm was confident it would prevail at trial, we are nonetheless pleased with this resolution as it expedites the firm’s winding down process and allows it to get off the endless Johnny Depp litigation train.”

Depp’s side has a rather different take on the conclusion to what has been a pitched battle that also saw Jacob Bloom, one of Hollywood’s most venerated entertainment lawyers, announce his retirement earlier this year.

“The law firm formerly known as Bloom Hergott, sued by Johnny Depp for a multi-decade fraud and malfeasance spree, and after losing a landmark 6147 ruling, avoided the shame of evidence in a public trial by paying Mr Depp an eight-figure settlement.,” Adam Waldman, Depp’s primary attorney for the past two years, told Deadline. “They are correct that eight figures is a fraction of nine figures.”

Though the exact terms are confidential, Depp’s payout was around $10 million in the end, I hear.

Unsurprisingly in this instance, as the two sides were trying to work out a deal, depositions and discovery in the matter had been continuing. After all the twists in this case up to this point, both parties were hedging their bets on whether a settlement could be reached before the long-delayed trial kicked off. Paperwork formally seeking to have the case dismissed is expected to be filed in the next week or so in Los Angeles Superior Court in an action that was initially a spillover of Depp’s now-settled $25 million lawsuit against TMG, his former business manager.

Hit with a counter-complaint in December 2017 by the firm that represented him for two decades after he sued them a couple of months before, Depp scored a somewhat shocking win in the case on August 28 last year. On that scorching day, literally and figuratively, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Terry Green sent a lightening bolt through Hollywood when he granted Depp’s motion to declare invalid the longtime and lucrative oral contingency agreement the actor had with Bloom’s firm.

Yet, as one door closes in the saga of Depp’s increasingly successful lawsuits, another opens further, so to speak.

Heading towards a trial starting in February 2020, Depp’s ever-revelatory multimillion-dollar defamation suit against his ex-wife Heard has now spread to Los Angeles Superior Court from Virginia. In filings late Tuesday, the Aquaman star aims to get her ex-husband’s former business managers to hand over documents Heard’s legal team claim damningly peel back the skin on “payments on Mr. Depp’s behalf to conceal acts of violence,” “drug and alcohol abuse” and “Incidents of violence by Mr. Depp.”

“TMG was Mr. Depp’s longstanding business management firm from 1999 until they parted ways in 2016 amid a bitter dispute,” reads a memorandum (read it here) to enforce a discovery subpoena against The Management Group filed by Heard’s attorneys at L.A.’s Susman Godfrey LLP and NYC’s Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.

“Of particular relevance here, by its own account, TMG was aware that Mr. Depp had violently abused Ms. Heard and that he had pressured his employees to make false public statements denying this fact,” the filing for the Virginia-set defamation suit adds, noting the messy $25 million fraud and breach of contract action Depp filed against TMG in January 2017 and the extremely detailed cross-complaint that soon followed.

“TMG also paid millions of dollars to various members of Mr. Depp’s staff, many of whom will be witnesses in the Underlying Lawsuit, as well as millions of dollars to ‘bail [Mr. Depp] out of numerous legal crises’ and ‘mak[e] a series of hush money settlements,'” Heard’s team states, quoting from the actual TMG cross-complaint filed by Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert LLP.

Having been after TMG for the documents in question for almost two months, Heard’s latest West Coast legal reach comes as Fairfax County Chief Judge Bruce White ordered Depp on October 18 to deliver “relevant medical records” and other material related to his alcohol and drug use to his ex-wife’s defense team by November 15, 2019.

Over six months after Depp first sued Heard in March over a December 2018 Washington Post op-ed addressing domestic violence and the backlash women often suffer, Depp’s team made a point of objecting to the order but agreed to comply — though not without throwing a few grenades at Heard and her lawyers with phrases like “abuse hoax.”

“In short, the TMG Lawsuit, which was eventually dismissed in August 2018, involved allegations and evidence of Mr. Depp’s abuse of Ms. Heard, as well as information about individuals with knowledge of that abuse and Mr. Depp’s efforts to cover it up,” says the 19-page filing, which essentially seeks to dispense Tinseltown-based TMG and lawyer Michael Kump’s basic notion that the requested documents are sealed under their own settlement with Depp and “would be burdensome for TMG to produce.”

Reps for TMG and their lawyers did not respond to Deadline’s request for comment on the new filing. The weak irony is that Depp’s side appears indifferent over whether TMG releases the information. They don’t “have a dog in this fight,” according to Heard’s filing, quoting one of Depp’s attorneys on an October 2 conference call.

The battle between Depp and Heard has flared up repeatedly since their short marriage blew up in public three years ago with a temporary restraining order against Depp and later a $7 million settlement, which Heard donated to charity.

As the defamation suit moves towards its 2020 trial date, Depp late last year had dragged Heard and others like her ex-boyfriend Elon Musk into the two-year-old, $50 million malpractice lawsuit against his old lawyers at Bloom Hergott — a case that is now over, apparently.

Of course, after a very busy three years in the courts, not all of Depp’s legal issues are over. The actor is expected to take the stand around on May 11 2020 with a trial over allegations he punched a location manager on the set of City of Lies.

In a filed complaint of July last year, Gregg “Rocky” Brooks says he was repeatedly hit by Depp “in the lower left side of his rib cage” after having to inform the actor that filming that night in L.A. would have to wrap late. The 10-claim suit, which initially named the now dismissed director Brad Furman and producers Miriam Segal, Good Film Productions, as well as Depp’s Infinitum Nihil, seeks damages for hostile work environment, retaliation and wrongful termination among the claims – unless it settles.


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Unread post by Ruby Begonia » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:42 pm

:applause2: Yay! I think the Bloom settlement is a good one for JD; at least $10 million, probably a lot more! Bloom's insurance company clearly decided to try to settle rather than pay for an expensive trial and put themselves at risk of a California jury unsympathetic to attorneys awarding $100 million or more to JD. I think JD had a good chance to win, but trials are astronomically expensive and, given fickle juries, risky.
Depp’s side has a rather different take on the conclusion to what has been a pitched battle that also saw Jacob Bloom, one of Hollywood’s most venerated entertainment lawyers, announce his retirement earlier this year.

“The law firm formerly known as Bloom Hergott, sued by Johnny Depp for a multi-decade fraud and malfeasance spree, and after losing a landmark 6147 ruling, avoided the shame of evidence in a public trial by paying Mr Depp an eight-figure settlement.,” Adam Waldman, Depp’s primary attorney for the past two years, told Deadline. “They are correct that eight figures is a fraction of nine figures.”

Though the exact terms are confidential, Depp’s payout was around $10 million in the end, I hear.

Unsurprisingly in this instance, as the two sides were trying to work out a deal, depositions and discovery in the matter had been continuing. After all the twists in this case up to this point, both parties were hedging their bets on whether a settlement could be reached before the long-delayed trial kicked off.

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Unread post by nebraska » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:52 pm

This feels like a victory. :snoopydances:

Amber is treading on dangerous ground asking for the information she is asking for. It may very well blow up in her face!

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Unread post by justintime » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:38 pm

nebraska wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:52 pm
This feels like a victory. :snoopydances:

Amber is treading on dangerous ground asking for the information she is asking for. It may very well blow up in her face!


Yes, nebraska, dangerous ground, indeed.

Counsel for the Defense have made no effort whatsoever to couch their latest go-to claims of bribery, witness tampering, and violent abuse by Johnny in any mitigating terms in their latest subpoena - this time, of TMG’s paperwork submitted during their response and countersuit(?) vs Johnny.

Continuing forward with the arrogance they flaunted when they initially barged onto the defamation scene, Defense have come out again with guns blazing, firing in all directions at everything - and nothing. They’ve imbued three-year-old click-bait tabloid headlines, hearsay, and third-party exchanges with a fabricated authenticity by referencing them as “documented” events in their subpoena request, choosing to ignore the fact the remaining submission was light by nearly a hundred paragraphs - stricken by the Judge himself at the time. A livid TMG, notoriously, vowed to “destroy” Johnny IF he filed a lawsuit. The warring parties finally settled, the case was dismissed, and JD came out quietly but definitively victorious. And TMG’s remaining secrets are today still sealed.

Defense obviously still doesn’t “get” Johnny: he’s out to win BUT only with truth embracing, court admissible evidence. Annoying limitations, apparently, for Defense. As is the reality of their latest all-over-the-place subpoena maneuver - it is TMG that doesn’t want anymore document exposure, not Johnny.
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Unread post by Lbock » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:21 pm

The original case number is BC646882. Search it here...

If you scroll through you will see a laundry list of items that TMG wanted to keep out of the trial. In fact, they specifically ask for much of Johnny’s deposition to be sealed or redacted. Yes, I think TMG has much to hide and will make it difficult to assist AH. Here is their chance to destroy Johnny for $6,000 worth of legal time. Glad they are fighting this.

AH has tried for two months to get TMG to comply. I think at this point, because the settlement is sealed, they have opened a case in Los Angeles to compel TMG to comply. TMG will do everything they can under the radar to oppose, now their opposition will be public. It is NOT in their best interest to comply, in my opinion.

Much of what AH is using and claiming is from TMG very public filings which is most likely part of the near 100 paragraphs Waldman claims was dismissed by the judge. I don’t think TMG wants their remaining clients to know they lied and threatened to ruin or destroy their former client with false statements.

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Unread post by meeps » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:24 am

Back when TMG claimed, that they knew, Johnny had abused Amber, I thought it sounded like them latching on to gossip to smear him even more than they could with the talk about this much for wine a month, and that much for the Hunter Thompson gun. So I hope Amber gets her wish fulfilled, pays for the material and find out, that it is nothing - hot air with a bit of a stink of human people's stupidity. Perhaps newspaper clippings from tabloids, combined with the odd eyewitness saying something like "Johnny abusive? No, it was the other way around!"
That would so absolutely wonderfully humiliating for both TMG and her :biggrin:

Just a thought and a question though:

If it was so routine for Johnny and his people to pay hush money, then one should think, that he would just have paid Amber back when she filed for divorce. That would then have been normal for him, and no problem, and he could (perhaps) have been spared the Hell he has been through since.

My question is: if TMG and/or Bloom really had evidence of abuse back then, and helped covering it up, can they now be punished for not speaking up?
By punished I don't mean Amber for instance suing them for not helping her by coming forward already during the marriage. I mean the police and so on coming after them for concealing a crime?

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Unread post by Larkwoodgirl » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:40 pm

If TMG had anything against Johnny, they would have used it against him in their own case. They have nothing, it is just a fishing expedition by AH and her toadies.
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Unread post by Lbock » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:14 pm

They are just regurgitating from TMG opposition and countersuit filings. Remember, per Adam Waldman, nearly 100 paragraphs were thrown out of that lawsuit. They are just literally using TMG words to get it out in the media again that he may have paid settlements through the years (to put out small fires, I imagine). Its a PR smear campaign. I wonder when Kaplan will realize AH and her friends really don't have any proof about the abuse.

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Unread post by justintime » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:49 pm

Lbock wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:14 pm
They are just regurgitating from TMG opposition and countersuit filings. Remember, per Adam Waldman, nearly 100 paragraphs were thrown out of that lawsuit. They are just literally using TMG words to get it out in the media again that he may have paid settlements through the years (to put out small fires, I imagine). Its a PR smear campaign. I wonder when Kaplan will realize AH and her friends really don't have any proof about the abuse.
When? When the arrogant Ms. Kaplan finally realizes this case isn’t just a walk-in-the-park stepping stone for her to further hone her shining star upon, when it dawns on that over blown ego that maybe she’s not going to be able to wing it just because it’s a flashy celebrity case, when she finally humbles herself enough to do the thorough due diligence - research - she should have done long before she bumbled herself through that first day thinking a few clever NY remarks would endear her to the VA elite, when she searches deep within for some modicum of the courage, strength, and character of the Plaintiff she’s been hell bent on destroying, when, when, when . . . ? I believe she already knows - too bad she doesn’t have the backbone to act on it. Now that would be a headline to be proud of.
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