Natalee Holloway Investigation: Joran Van der Sloot Attorney Joe Tacopina Loses His Mind Trying to Defend Joran Van der Sloot
Watch and listen to attorney Joe Tacopina lose his mind over the actions of his client Joran van Der Sloot and his pathetic attempts to defend him.
We are finally seeing media coverage where Van der Sloot attorney is not controlling the interviews. At this point he can control nothing, including his client. Gone are the single Joe Tacopina interviews or Tacopina having the last word. With spinning and media control gone, Joe is left with nothing more than little credibility and a guilty client.
Joe Tacopina tries to use the concept of “False Confession” as to why Joran Van der Sloot made the comments of implicating himself in the death and disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Now Joran says, “he lied”. What we are seeing is a defense attorney grasping at pathetic straws trying to defend a guilty client. To hear Joe Tacopina go crazy when Geraldo makes the comment that Joran gave Natalee the drugs is worth the watch.
Joe Tacopina, your client is finally going down.
Posted February 2, 2008 by Scared Monkeys
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carried out to sea by the hotel? ooouuu – mega lawsuit here if it’s the hotel chain she stayed at on her visit. maybe thats why they gace beth a room for free, they felt remorse by their guilty actions.
Before this is over with, the VDS parents are going down also. Live with it Joe..
ABC Chris Cuomo (good morning america) comments on the footage he is going to broadcast this monday.
Tacopina screaming his head off was actually funny.
Joe: a piedi, a piedi velocemente. E ‘finita. capishe?
They are saying that he walked her out into the water, but some are saying that he had the help of a friend.
I wish Joe’s head would spin off of his shoulders.
I note that Chris Cuomo mentioned that Peter De Vries will be traveling to the US next week. He suggested it will be a “test” of sorts to see whether he gets the attention he deserves, or whether the public may be more interested in the current Presidential horsecrap on TV 24/7.
Let me assure you Chris, the American public cares more for Natalee, than listening to Hillary spouting off about health care, or Obama diss’ing her as a carpetbagger who’s only claim to fame was that she didn’t smash her husband in the face on TV when he took advantage of an intern girl for a sex act in the oval office.
Jay Leno, Oprah, Dave Letterman…..book Peter and let him discuss the Natalee story….you’ll see ratings never before imagined.
Go Bob Go!!!!!
Someone help me wil in America be able to watch this show tommorow? If so how and here
Don’t worry I’m hearing that it will air in Holland around 3:15pm our East Coast Time so a least by 4 pm it should already be translated on YouTube. At least that’s what I am expecting unless someone has something more specific????
Joran and Taco are 2 peas in a pod. Joran acts out his sociopath’s behavior and Taco refrains his, except for mouth.
Joe is a very dumb man, not stupid, but downright dumb. Any intelligent attorney would immediately recuse himself from a case if his defendant is some loose cannon who can’t keep his mouth shut.
I just listened to the tape. Instead of Joran now talking the way Joe used to; Joe is now stuttering like Joran always did.
Joran now knows he screwed up and his mouth just got his ass in trouble and Joe knows it.
What continues to piss me off is why these (News)people continue to recognize Joe Tacopina as Joran’s (SELF) appointed lawyer.
Give it up Joe: Maybe you can get a job putting tie wraps on sliced bread bags if you are lucky.
Or as an a QC inspector checking for W’s in bags of M and M’s
Look I’m saying good night and going to bed.
it airs from 3:30pm ET till 5:30pm ET on SBS6 (dutch channel)
usually the case ‘gets solved’ right at the end of the program.
so right after 5:30pm ET the news will probably break.
shortly after that the most important segment will be on YouTube – maybe even translated.
ABC News has obtained exclusive U.S. rights to this stunning new information caught on tape and will air a 90-minute special edition of “20/20: The Final Hours of Natalee Holloway” Monday at 9:30 p.m. ET, as well as special coverage of the case on “Good Morning America” on Monday.
and Peter R. de Vries is travelling to America the coming week to appear on several shows.
one of them is Oprah.
I understand Geraldo twists the facts too….he is jewish, not hispanic like his last name suggests.
SM: HUH? What difference does Geraldo’s ethnenticity have to do with anything? (klaasend)
If JOE T had any morals he would remove homself as joran’s lawyer.
TIP: Dutch viewers will put the whole show on internet right after the broadcast, but NOT on YouTube. They will upload a DVD image in a newsgroup Alt.Binairies.TV with RAR, NZB and PAR2 files but there will be NO subtitles (unless Peter translated the show).
#10 Lisa: I don’t think it will be that fast. The show will take almost two hours and that will take some time to translate. I think ABC is a lot faster with the translation.
“What we are seeing is a defense attorney grasping at pathetic straws trying to defend a guilty client”
“Pathetic Straws”? What are “Pathetic Straws”?
I am constantly amazed at the grade level that this blog is written at.
You should stick to just posting links and funny pictures. The filler in between is just drivel.
SM: Idiot … we know its an atty’s obligation to defend a client; however, sometimes just like with their client their best move is to just shut up.
Try not to be an ass your entire life … Joran is guilty and in the Court of Public Opinion he is toast. If you don’t like it here, don’t read.
The mark of a true A$$ clown troll is to find fault in the minutia, while the story is about someone killing another. Glad to see you have your priorities in life straight.
Have a nice day and enjoy the rest of your miserable existence.
Joe has been created by the mob, and he will be destroyed by the mob. Chickens are coming back to roost.
We’re coming to get you Joe. Your reservation at Rao’s will be permanently cancelled.
Ethnicity of Geraldo doesn’t really concern me…
….but I noticed something about him last night.
The more Geraldo gets excited, the more he starts
to sound like freakin’ Bullwinkle
Moose! “Oooooooooh, listen up kidssss,
Rockyyyyyyyy & I will BE BACK RIGHT AFTER
To: Sharon Chicago
Why doesn’t the Prosecutor in Aruba go and act immediately? Because De Vries DID NOT give all the information yet. So even the Law Enforcement people has to sit and watch the show tonight.
Now it was revealed that the undercover cameraman got 5.000 Euro per month, and that’s a good thing, right? His total winnings was 25.000 Euro. Why was this brought up? Maybe from the Joran defenders, they wanted to cry foul? But even Joran was paid 5.000 Euro to appear on the show with the wine-glass incident.
Now De Vries also made comments about Joran recent denial, and excuse for lying again about the Natalee killing. According to De Vries, Joran again spoke in a way to inacurattely show that he was “pressured” to admit. But it could not be any other way, because he would then confirm his story. What he said in the phone interview was the only way for JOran to defend himself.
De Vries also added that “ARUBAN LAW ENFORCEMENT will have SUFFICIENT MATERIAL to bring JORAN in front of a JUDGE.
I’m putting champagne in the fridge right now… to uncork it tonight.
WOW! What an exciting Sunday….so much to root for. At 4:30 pm we watch Joran, the pig, confess to his involvement in murder and cover up. Then at 6:30 pm we watch the battle for pigskin bragging rights. It doesn’t get better.
I think one platter of hot wings will definitely not be enough!
After viewing the De Vries tapes,Beth has publically stated that she accepts Natalee is no longer alive, and the 1% hope she held out is gone. I fully expect her to denounce and reveal all of the details how corrupt Aruban government officials treated her for almost 3 years, her family, the lack of help, phoney searches, inept Polis leads, and blame her for Natalee’s disappearance to boot. There is nothing to hold back any longer Beth, now it’s time to show ARUBA for what it is.
I truly hope she does that, and at least one cable TV program carrys it across America. If there was any doubt of the sweep-it-under-the-table attitude of ARUBA that somehow is still unknown to the world (I doubt that), then it’s time to broadcast it and crush the sandpigs like unwanted clam shells.
BOYCOTT will be the shot heard around the world.
Joran’s interview 8+ minutes with English subs on the Paulw & Witteman Show
Joran sounds like he is running uphill; he’s practically panting. His heart is racing, I am sure of it. Have a listen. His grandma is on the tape too and sounds so comfortable, casually putting Joran on the phone.
The neverending question…..why is Joe even involved?
Could it possibly be that Joe is being held on retainer in case Joran is sued in US court for wrongful death?
If so, then Joe must think there is a chance Joran will be found guilty of a crime in Aruba.
I’m not sure how all this international legal stuff goes, but it just seems to me that an American citizen has some rights to at least civil justice against a citizen of a foreign country.
That cruise ship where the husband went missing on the honeymoon….the US gov’t has asked for a review of some sort about how ‘crimes’ were investigated on ships. The idea is to insure American citizens get proper attention to justice if something should go foul. I would think, as many on here have said many times, the US gov’t would get involved in how Aruba takes care of justice for American citizens vacationing there too! At least an investigation should have been done….and if that showed what we seem to see with this case, that Aruba cares more for covering up a crime against an American citizen than being fair toward Americans, then they should issue a warning not to go there!
I realize ‘when in Rome’ pretty much holds to individual countries’ laws such that a country can arrest an American who breaks another country’s laws no matter that the American had no idea a law was in place. But the US has stepped in to work to help the unaware American get some relief from that country’s penalties. So where is the US when one of their own has been the victim of a crime in a foreign land?
Well, back to the cruise ship and the US interest in proper investigative actions to insure the rights of Americans as they have come to enjoy them at home. Why is the US not demanding the same consideration from Aruba?
This case has let Joran and his pappa make a complete mockery of interest in justice. It has made a mockery of even the notion that ‘two heads are better than one’. By that I mean they have let One head -Joran’s- dictate everything about this case! THey have let Joran lead the way for going on 3 years now! When will they ever decide to take the lead in this investigation? What are they waiting for?
Back to Joe…it IS funny to listen to him stutter and fuss! Joe needs to go on Jerry Springer!
http://equivocationnation.blogspot.com/ says he will be live blogging the deVries show today.
I wish one of the other panelists would have asked Joe that if Natalee’s death was an accident as Joren claims why would he dispose of her body and not call the police?
We know why…because there was most likely evidence of rape, GHB, or trauma to her body. If it was truly a accident this case would have been over years ago.
“The Arubans are apparently only interested in returning to normality. They are divided over whether or not Joran is guilty, but mostly they want the whole thing to go away.”
Go away? LOL, it ain’t ever going to go away until justice is done. Call it stubborness, call it American resolve, we are going to stick Aruba’s corruption in their eyes if it takes forever. Nothing short of a public appology to the Twitty-Holloway families and all American tourists by Oduber will suffice.
The best part about the de Vries video is that the Aruban authorities cannot bury the evidence this time as they did with the last confession. Remember when they said Joran’s last confession was “misinformation” after it hit world news that they had a confession and were being led to the body.
Paulus’ judge friends must be running around like rats trying to figure out how to cover the evidence this time. Paulus is in this thing. I am not going to celebrate until they take him down too!
Joe T. has no morals…at least not the kind of morals. Who would want to represent a young man who admitted he left an intoxicated girl on the beach all alone?!
Joran, mom, pops, and probably granny too are so devoid of morals or any speck of a conscious it actually deserves some attention. How about the younger siblings in the Sloot clan? What are they capable of? How large IS the extended Sloot clan? What are their held positions in government IF others ARE in such places? What type of corruption is running rampant under their watch?
One thing I say for certain is although Natalee’s death is a horrific crime, often these things do bring forth something good. In this case, it prevented a crooked man (daddy sloot) from becoming a judge on the island which would have allowed Joran’s fun and games to continue. Who knows how much worse the drug/sex slave trade would have been under papa sloots judicial watch??? He’d have been allowing who knows what!
Also…prevented alot of innocent people from going to that terrible island where they may also have become victims and find their families going through what Nat’s family has.
Lastly, has helped bring awareness to the fact we are NOT safe in other countries for the most part and not under the same American laws by any means. We are on our own so to speak.
Although I am quite sad for what Natalee’s loved one have and will continue to endure, I appreciate their persistance as it has brought light to alot of “dark areas” that needed to be brought out for the seeing.
Joe just wants his ten minutes of hollywood fame, or maybe he is trying out for the lead part in the new Soprano Series.
Interesting IMAGINE all the footage Peter has on Joran over the months and all the conversations that he had which would show his sociiopath behavior over the time that he was taped.
I bet there are some jewel pieces of footage to add to his confession. Looking forward to watching the show.
Joe Tacopina works for Aruba, as goes the van der sloots so goes Aruba.
He has become their spokesperson and actually chides Joran for not knowing the “truth.”
Lord I must start to proofread myself! Meant to say
“at least not the kind of morals we see as being good…quite the opposite”.
I must have deleted part of that in my furious typing due to the fact I just want to see Joran in stripes and walking around in his cell as if he had something about the size of a corn cob recently visit his hind quarters!!!!
Good grief! Does Tacopina have any idea how unprofessional he sounded when he lost his cool on Geraldo’s show?!
Glad to see “Mr.Smug” has finally figured out who/what he’s defending…
Great video. Thanks for sharing it. I hadn’t seen it.
#31: One thing I say for certain is although Natalee’s death is a horrific crime, often these things do bring forth something good. In this case, it prevented a crooked man (daddy sloot) from becoming a judge on the island>>>>>>>>>>
Nope. Paulus didn’t become a judge because Paulus didn’t pass the test! At least everything I’ve heard, it had nothing to do with the “delicious sporter”. Perhaps there was an ethics part to the test and “no body, no case” was a failing answer.
Can you imagine the stupidity of Aruban officials who sit around at a lunch table in town, basking in sun and imagine they are insulated from the outside world? They think they are protected from microscopic examination by the world. They have no clue and show no shame that several hundred MILLION people worldwide – in every country on earth – is talking about their failure to protect visitors.
What nation in the free world acknowleges several of their citizens have admitted to drugging and sexually raping defenseless females as a sport, and does nothing? It’s almost as though is an acceptable behaviour in that country. Aruba is the lowest country on the tree of decency.
I just remembered something I may have read in the very begining; right after Natalee disappeared. Some one predicted that this case had to be solved before van der Straaten retired.
I believe I remember correctly; If not it will not be solved for a thousand days.
Depending on where you count from; this weekend is a thousand days.
Damn, no video of Joe screaming. I would have loved to see the veins popping.
It seems even Joe is starting to question what was said from his MODEL client
I bet it is getting real hot in Aruba….
Dompig, hey you gonna let Michael tell the truth before they end up getting your own son on something?
I hope there will be follow ups re: Joran’s stint in jail. I hope the ther inmates have some fun with him and show him the same as he showed Natalee. It may take 5 guys to pin him but at least there will be five turns!
Can you imagine the telephone call Joran got from Joe T? Look how Joe reacted on Geraldo, can you imagine….Joe does not like looking like a stuffed $5000.00 suit. I bet all of NJ heard the screams
42. I don’t think it would take that many guys
to pin him Rocky, sir. From his recent pics…
it appears he’d be inclined to like it!
Maybe they can dump Joran into a giant sh*t bucket and he can take mama and daddy Sloot in with him for a sh*t bath. For sure they’d come out cleaner than they are today.
Do you think mama and daddy Sloot will allow Joran’s younger brothers to watch Peter’s show tonight?
“Here boys, have some popcorn and know how proud we are of your big brother, Joran. May you follow in his footsteps. Here, we’ll even look up information on the Internet about how to drug and rape girls. Sometime you may even kill one like Joran and become world famous just like him. Oh, that would make us so proud! We’ll even help you write a book filled with lies.”
Taco says, JOO,jjooojoran is a GOO.GOOO GOOO GOOD boy,JOO,JJOOO JORAN had nothing To Tuuu tuuuu do with Na NA Natalees MU MU MU MU MURDER.
As I anxiously await for the Peter DeVries airing, many prayers go to the Holloway/Twitty family and friends.
Joran uw leven is over wie anders was het Stepahnie geïmpliceerd was?
Thanks for UTUBE. Very amusing to see Mr. Tacopino go ballisitc..he doesn’t seem to know how to quit while he’s ahead!
Just wait for the insanity defense to surface soon..Perpus and Anus will suddenly remember odd things about sporter’s behavior when he was little etc. etc. (If I was Granny I’d be taking out a Restraining Order to keep him away from my house!)
Tacopina il vostro cliente scopato appena in su e voi lo conosce. Dialo su Joe. È storia capisce?
Interesting observation – this broadcast is being aired on Carnival Sunday in Aruba – the day no one in Aruba is in front of a television (even if they were in front of the TV – they wouldn’t be in any condition to comprehend what was being said.)
Hi Brenda#31: I was thinking along your same lines yesterday. What is the good that has come out of this horrific crime? IMHO is is that Joran did not get to come to the US to study at St. Leo’s in Florida. In his sociopathic way he thinks he is God’s gift to women. Can you imagine the lies he would have been telling unsuspecting girls?
Until this case is resolved I will keep saying SHAME ON YOU ARUBA!
I guess Freddy will be at the Sloot’s to watch the program, will probably bring a few porno,s with him.
I think Mark knows its the father aPaaulus is at the heart of all of this. Which is the only thing he could possibly be doing.
#38, and briesen, the minister of tourism, brags to the world that the aruban model is being studied and accepted all over the carib. as the way to handle situations like natalee’s case. isn’t that just downright inspiring?
#56 dennis, that Briesen is a real smart cookie huh?! lol That same group has been trying to do this to Natalee and her family for almost 3 years and it hasn’t worked, you would think they would learn.
As for JoeT I loved what 1006 said.. Joe is starting to sound like Joran, more and more. Hard to tell which one lies more. In order for Joe to say Joran had 100% nothing to do with Natalee’s fate and what happened, he would have to know who did. He sounds like he has rabies. Lost track of how many lies he has told on tv. Remember the one where he said Joran has only told 2 lies or something like that? lol 2 lies per sentence maybe.. Joran came out to say Natalee wasn’t drunk, next day Joe is on tv saying Natalee was over the top drunk. Nice lawyer eh? He places Joran home on the pc, before Joran even says he got home. He told us a few weeks ago Joran was exonerated. By who? Last I knew the 3 were still the main persons. Another reason why I don’t like him is why did he inject himself in this high profile case pro bono, and then admit a fund was set up for him. He is not even legally able to practice in Dutch territory, what’s in it for him Money & Media attention!? There are plenty of poor people in America who can’t afford attorneys and need defending, that haven’t lied 299999999999999990000000 times. Why isn’t he out working for them pro bono? He reminds me of the big bully on the play ground. Look out for the head spinning and pea green soup!
Let’s hope that Tacopino will be eternally tarred by his association with unsavory clients. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work that way….
As for what ARUBA wants, who gives a damn? I know what I want; answers for Natalee’s family, and then concerted efforts to destroy Aruba’s tourist business, at least its tourism from the United States … which has provided 80% of its business.
Anyone else agree? If so, remember: from day one, the moneyed interests, those who thrive from tourism to Aruba, have decried any efforts to boycott Aruba. They have labeled it an ‘isolated case’ and have continued to steer the sheep there.
Many of us have been engaged in the case, and in promoting the boycott, for years. This is the best that we now can do for Natalee.
Let’s resolve, here and now, to stay the course.
Boycott Aruba…as if your life were on the line.
I had my best laugh of the week watching Taco on FOX Saturday!! Squirming is so unbecoming Joe!
After watching a short segment of the show last night I was certain that Joran was speaking the truth and not telling Patrick what Patrick wanted to hear.
I am a physician so the story sounds like Natalie had a seizure episode during the romantic moment. When Joran was telling van der eem that Natalie was shaking he had no idea that it was actually a seizure. Van der eem had to explain it to him that it was seizure like and asked Joran if Natalie was foaming out of her mouth. Joran replied that she wasn’t. Now, if Joran claims that he was just telling van der eem what he wanted to hear then I am sure that Joran would have said that Natalie was foaming to go along with van der eem.
I believe what happens was that Natalie had a post-ictal episode, in which a person become unresponsive after a seizure. That person however would still be alive. He killed her and he probably drugged her till she had seizure.
This is what I see. A group of guys that live in Aruba and prey on mostly tourists. They drug them and rape or molest them. I wouldn’t be surprised if they tape them. Joran overdosed a small girl that was already drunk and he killed her. He knew that if they found her, it would be discovered that he raped or molested her and she was drugged with an illegal drug (date rape)that he or one of his ‘friends’ put in her drink. I believe that they all know that she was drugged. I will bet there are more victims that didn’t die and maybe some that did. I will bet that there are porn tapes probably circulating Holland and many other places that reveal other girls that were in a similar predicament. It would be nice if the victims would come forward. They should check all Casinos and anywhere else that would have security tapes of these losers together. I will bet even Daury and the 2 brothers are involved in at least the drugging part of other victims. It wouldn’t surprise me if the dad was involved. Didn’t he lie about his whereabouts that night too? Perhaps he tried to clean up another one of his brats messes. The mom looks like a victim of father and son. She enables the situation. When Joran touches her and the cameras are rolling, it looks like he doesn’t even know how to. He isn’t capable of hugging his mother in a sincere way. Jorans parents should be proud. This kid has to drug girls in order to score. He kills one and could care a less to see her parents digging holes to find her. Searching for any part of their daughter. There is no compassion…nothing. Good job mom and dad. That undercover operation is exactly what I would have done. BUT, I would have waited a little longer. I would have tried to get out of him why she really died. I think Joran didn’t include that part in his story because he wasn’t sure yet how far he could go with his new friend. They picked the wrong girl that night. They have probably never known a mother that would never give up. Beth Twitty, you are awesome!
What I don’t get about all this is JvdS can lie and lie and lie, still…it doesn’t matter…and we are supposed to believe his attorney that JvdS just had a big case of ego and self-importance, needing to claim he did those things to Natalee??? Surely there would be more in a young man’s college life than to need to make those claims??? I don’t buy it! When do the coverups stop?????
most lawyers do not have morals screw Aruba screw guys like Joran and and screw the bastards that represent them
He is obviously the worst of spoiled brats. He’s got the only child, spoiled brat, given everything, won every family battle, foot stomping, drugs within reach, under age gambling with his father syndrome. I’ll bet his Dad has no respect for his Mom. Reminds me of Andrew Luster. Oh, and no real backbone….unless he’s picking on unconscious victims.
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