Larry Garrison to the rescue as Spokesman for Jacque Hollander in the James Brown Rape Appeal Suit: Pipe Dream or Brown’s Worst Nightmare
According to reports, Larry Garrison of SilverCreek Entertainment is the spokesperson for Jacque Hollander in her rape law suit against James Brown. Hollander claims that in 1988 James Brown raped her at gun point. She is presently appealing the ruling of a lower court that stated the statute of limitations expired.
The opposing council, Debra Opri, has called Jacque Hollander’s attempt for her day in court, “a pipe dream.” One would ask Ms Opri if the many clients she has defended, if their cases were pipe dreams as well? One would also beg the question that appeals and legal precedents that are made at the Supreme Court level were all pipe dreams by an individual at one point. That’s why they are brought in front of the Supreme Court, to over turn what is perceived to be bad existing law. One may also want to ask Debra Opri took look at the big picture rather than just the defense of her one client, James Brown, who is being accused of rape by Jacque Hollander. Would attorney Opri feel differently regarding the matter if say the victim was some one she knew or a loved one, rather than the defendant being her paying client? Jacque Hollander forges forward in her appeal in the rape suit.
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit by attorney Donald Rosen is actually an extremely well written and thought out argument. Far from a “pipe dream”. It may just become a dream come true for Jacque Hollander. Woman’s rights groups should applaud Rosen’s petition and get behind it in droves.
The Appeal is based on the fact that a two year statue of limitations time limit is unfair toward victims, particularly woman who need equal protection under the law. Attorney Donald Rosen also references the Violence Against Woman Act as well.
Whether the State of Illinois’ two-year statute of limitations that includes sexual assault as a personal injury subject to the same limitations as other personal injuries, fails to provide due process of law, and fails to provide equal protection to women, and so violates the Fourteenth Amendment and 42 USCS § 13981.
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Read the full petition below, there are some tremendous points made. This is truly an interesting case and an Appeal that could very easily win. One thing is for certain, one should never call an individual’s attempt to get justice in the courts a “pipe dream”. Especially an officer of the court and a lawyer.
Defense attorney Debra Opri’s “pipe dream” may just become a bad dream and James Brown’s worst nightmare if this appeal is heard and won by Jacque Hollander.
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit