Has greed done its job on the Kalpoe brothers, leading them into the trap with the delicious smell of unearned gains (a trend or character defect?). Our Vanderbilt thinks so with his latest cartoon. My guess, so do the Holloway and Twitty Families along with their attorney John Q. Kelly.
According to theÃ‚ Boston Herald, Beth Twitty took the news of the dismissal by the NYC judge rather badly. That isÃ‚ to be expected. Even though Beth and Dave knew that this attempt to bring Joran and Paulus Van der Sloot to justice was a long shot, the fact of the matter is everything has been an obstacle and long shot for this poor family who just want answers. “That was our only and last shot for justice,” said Beth Twitty, mother of Natalee Holloway.
Twitty said she knew the case filed in New York State Supreme Court against Joran van der Sloot was a long shot, but the family took a chance.
“Until you hear that door closed you hang onto hope,” Twitty said.
It is obvious that this is a set back for the family, but hardly their last option. The Holloway’s and Twitty’s stunned by the ruling asÃ‚ the Van der Sloot attorney, Joe Tacopina, was doing his best spinning and misrepresentation of what the NYC judge actually stated. Attorney Tacopina, this was a procedural ruling and you know it. Guilt or innocence or the fact of the case were not decided upon.
“We were never afraid of the facts in this case,” Tacopina said Thursday when the case was dismissed. “He did nothing to this girl. … He’s trying to get on with his life.”
Get on with his life? You mean like Natalee Holloway will be doing? Or how about Imette St Guillen, Attorney Tacopina? Will she be getting on with her life either? Exactly how are you defending the St. Guillen family when you and your staff have made contradictory statements questioning Natalee Holloway that fateful night she left Carlos N’ Chariles? I spoke with Beth Twitty briefly today as well to discuss the decision and what some of the next moves would be. Obviously she was still upset from yesterdays ruling, but doing better today. I said to Beth that if it was any consolation just remember that this was strictly a procedural ruling and any thinking person could see it could have gone either way. It had nothing to do with innocence, guilt or taking Joran off the suspect list, no matter what Joe Tacopina may rant.
Joran Van der Sloot is still a primary suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. That is why Tacopina protests so much. He knows the truth, even though he spins quite a different tale on the cable shows. It is obvious that Team Tacopina fear the facts as they would squelch procedurally any type of trial held in the United States.
All eyes and ears will be on the New York Supreme Court tomorrow. The decision as to whether Natalee Holloway’s civil case can go forward in NY or will be dismissed.
A lawsuit filed in February by the parents of missing Mountain Brook teen Natalie Holloway will be the subject of dismissal arguments Wednesday at New York’s Supreme Court.
Yesterday Attorney Joe Tacopina representing Joran and Paulus Van der Sloot in the civil law suit filed in New York by the parents of Natalee Holloway filed his response to the Court.
One thing is rather curious in that Joe Tacopina spends 119 pages stating why New York is not an appropriate jurisdiction for a civil law suit and that it provides a hardship on his clients, yet he has threatened to file civil suits against others. What’s the difference? Wouldn’t that be a hardship to his clients as well?
From ‘The Abrams Report’ for February 24, 2006, Beth Twitty reacts to Joran Van der Sloot claiming tho be the victim. Beth brings up an interesting point although Joran will never do it and that’s if he can come to the US for a TV interview, then why not answer some questions from John Q. Kelly under oath?
The rest of the interview:
ABRAMS: So what do you make of this interview that Joran did, now you’ve gotten a chance to hear it, what’s your reaction?
TWITTY: Well you know I think my reaction is, you know as usual, Dan, Joran places all the blame on Natalee, all the initiation of any of the activities where they went that night, you know how she behaved that night. You know it just seems to be going right along with Joran’s M.O. of always placing every built of responsibility on Natalee and it’s justÃ¢â‚¬”it’s so difficult for himÃ¢â‚¬”for me to sit here and let him do that.
ABRAMS: Yes. He talked about when they met at the bar and here’s what he said about what actually led them to start really talking.
The surprise law suit by the parents of Natalee Holloway has in many respects altered the dynamics of the Natalee Holloway investigation. For the first time in a long time the Van der Sloots have been put on the defensive. What was supposed to be a media event by the Van der Sloots on ABC TV ironically enough became one that they were center stage in that they did not plan on. Joran Van der Sloot and his parents were served yesterday in New York City.
In documents filed with the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Joran van der Sloot, a Dutch national, is accused of “malicious, wanton and willful disregard of the rights, safety and well-being of the plaintiffs and their daughter, Natalee Holloway.”
As per CNN, the 16 page law suit makes its case with a mixture of fact and supposition, using a dramatic opening paragraph:
“This is a case about a high-school graduation trip to a tropical paradise that turned to tragedy. The trip was an opportunity for a group of young people to celebrate the end of one phase of their lives and the beginning of another. But for one young woman on that ill-fated trip, paradise it was not. For that young woman, Natalee Holloway, the trip was a brutal contrast to a life full of promise and hope.”
The Van der Sloots were in NYC to do a TV interview with ABC. They had been tracked by a PI team and served simultaneously after they had arrived in New York.
A private detective hired by Holloway’s parents was monitoring their movement and arranged that they be served with the court documents on arrival in the US.
A rather bizarre set of circumstances as they Van der Sloots received much publicity in the media due to this lawsuit. Attention, I am sure they did not intend. It has been reported that the attorney of Joran Van der Sloot, Antonio Carlo, was not thrilled about this trip to New York City. I guess we can now see why.
Joran is represented by lawyer Antonio Carlo, who is also Paulus van der Sloot’s boss on Aruba. Carlo indicated he was not happy about Joran’s trip to America for the ABC interview. “I’m on Aruba, you can draw your own conclusions,” he said. (Expatica)
The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan’s state Supreme Court, seeks unspecified money damages against Joran van der Sloot and his father. There were 3 counts against Joran Van der Sloot and one against his parents, Paul and Anita.
(AP) Referring to van der Sloot as “the predator,” the lawsuit says that on at least three occasions young Aruban women have complained they were the victims of “date rape” by him and his accomplices.
(AP) The lawsuit says the father, Paulus van der Sloot, was an enabler of his son’s “violent and anti-social lifestyle.” Court papers say that on the night of May 29, 2005, he went with his underage son to a casino to play poker. It was at that casino that the younger van der Sloot met Holloway, the lawsuit says.
According to the court documents they present a partly speculative version of what occurred the night that was the last that Natalee Holloway was ever seen.
“The next hours of Natalee’s young life were marked by torment, terror and debasement,” court papers say, describing an imagined sexual assault. “Natalee has not been seen or heard from since entering Deepak’s car with Joran.”