GUILTY!!! ONE DOWN, THREE TO GO …
It took the jury less than 3 hours to find 22 year old Cory Batey, a former Vanderbilt University football player guilty of rape. Batey was convicted of seven crimes in all, one count aggravated rape, two counts of attempted aggravated rape, facilitation of aggravated rape and three counts of aggravated sexual battery. Prosecutors told jurors that the woman was raped in the dorm room in a 32 minute attack that ended with Batey urinating on her and that she was then taken out into a hallway and left there like trash.
The first part of the justice has been done. Now there are three more dirt bags to convict.
A former football player at Vanderbilt University was found guilty Friday night of raping an unconscious student in a dorm room, an attack that was photographed and videotaped by teammates, according to testimony. One of the players sent video of the assault to friends as it was happening.
At a time of intense scrutiny of the issue of campus sexual assault nationally, with federal civil rights investigations related to sexual violence underway at more than 160 colleges across the country, along with countless prevention and awareness efforts, the Vanderbilt case came to symbolize some of the worst horrors of hard-partying campus culture, the dangers of excessive drinking and the importance of bystander intervention.
Four former football players were charged with rape and violations of the student, but only one was on trial this week. After a week of testimony, the jury took less than three hours to find Cory Batey, 22, of Nashville, guilty of aggravated rape, two counts of attempted aggravated rape, facilitation of aggravated rape and three counts of aggravated sexual battery, the Associated Press reported.
Erin Andrews Awarded $55M Judgement Over Nude Video Against Stalker and Nashville, TN, Marriott Hotel (VIDEO)
The jury only took 7 hours to deliberate and award the verdict in favor of Erin Andrews …
Fox Sportscaster and Dancing with the Stars participant Erin Andrews has been awarded a $55 million judgement in the nude video lawsuit. The jury came back with unanimous decisions awarding the judgement to be split between her stalker, Michael David Barrett, and the owner and operator of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University. Barrett will have to pay about $28 million, and the two companies that own the Marriott will have to pay about $26 million. Barrett previously pleaded guilty to stalking Andrews, altering hotel room peepholes and taking nude videos of her. He was sentenced to 2½ years in prison and he did not appear at this trial.
Sportscaster Erin Andrews won a $55 million judgment Monday against a stalker and the owner of a Nashville, Tennessee, hotel where he recorded secret nude videos of her.
The judgment, announced by a state circuit court jury in the late afternoon, is less than the $75 million Andrews had sought from the owner and operator of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University and the stalker, Michael David Barrett, who has already served a prison sentence.
The jury deliberated for less than eight hours, splitting the blame — and the damages — roughly equally between Barrett, who will have to pay about $28 million, and the two companies, which are on the hook for about $26 million.
33 Year Old Fashion Model Tara Lambert Found Guilty of Trying to Hire a Hitman to Murder the Mother of Her Husband’s Children
FASHION MODEL MURDER PLOT …
33 year old year old fashion model Tara Lambert has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder. According to prosecutors, Lambert of Centerville, Ohio, met with an undercover police officer posing as a hitman to make the arrangements to kill the mother of her husband’s children. It took less than an hour of deliberations before jurors returned a guilty verdict. Lambert’s attorney argued the undercover officer baited her into the murder agreement. Sure he did Mr. defense attorney. According to reports, Lambert suggested using a wood chipper to dispose of the remains. I guess the dense attorney will say that the officer suggested that as well. Following the verdict, the judge ordered Lambert held without bond and Lambert will be sentenced on Feb. 17 and faces over ten years in prison.
The jury in Circleville, south of Columbus, found 33-year-old fashion model Tara Lambert guilty of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder. The jury acquitted her of another count of the same charge alleging she also tried to have the ex-wife’s current husband killed.
Prosecutors say Lambert met with an undercover police officer posing as a hitman to make the arrangements. According to PEOPLE, records show that during those conversations, Lambert suggested using a wood chipper to dispose of the remains. She also reportedly gave the undercover officer a down payment and a photo of her stepchildren’s mother.
Lambert’s attorney called her mentally fragile and argued that the undercover officer baited her into the murder agreement.
JARED TO PLEAD GUILTY ON CHILD PORN CHARGES …
It is being reported that Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesman, is expected to plead guilty to possession of child pornography charges. This follows the July raid of Fogle’s home where the authorities seized several computers and DVD’s. What an an incredible fall from grace and yet another example of you just never know some people. Subway tweeted on Tuesday that the sandwich chain has ended its relationship with Fogle. Previously, the chain had said its relationship with Fogle had been suspended. Subway said it would have no further comment.
FOX59 has confirmed Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesman, is expected to plead guilty to possession of child pornography charges.
Sources say Fogle will accept a plea deal Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the deal and charges against Fogle.
Fogle’s attorney, Ron Elberger, had no comment in regards to the plea deal. He said any information regarding the charges would come from the attorney’s office. Elberger did say Fogle’s suspension with Subway continues.
Subway issued the following statement to FOX59 Tuesday:
“We have already ended our relationship with Jared and have no further comment.”
The charges come after federal agents raided Fogle’s Zionsville home in early July. FBI sources confirmed to FOX59 state and federal investigators were serving warrants at his home in connection with a child pornography investigation. Several computers and DVDs were seized from Fogle’s home.
Former ‘Saved By the Bell’ Star Dustin Diamond (Screech) Convicted of 2 Misdemeanors … Cleared of the Most Serious Felony Charge of Second Degree Reckless Endangerment
SAVED BY THE
BELL JURY …
Dustin Diamond, better known for his role as Screech in the TV show ‘Saved by the Bell’ was found guilty of two misdemeanors; however, was cleared of the most serious felony charge by a Wisconsin jury. Diamond was convicted of two disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon; however, was found not guilty of second-degree reckless endangering safety. You might say he was “saved by the jury. Diamond faced up to 11 years in prison if convicted on all three counts. Instead, the two misdemeanors carry a maximum one-year term. The charges stem from a Wisconsin bar room incident on Christmas Day when a group of intoxicated people started behaving in a rude and insulting manner to Dustin Diamond and his girlfriend, Amanda Schutz. Diamond claimed that he did not intentionally mean to stab anyone, everything occurred amidst the chaos.
Dustin Diamond seems to be getting more TV face time these days than when he played Screech.
Diamond, known for his role as Screech in “Saved by the Bell,” was convicted of two misdemeanors but cleared of the most serious felony charge in a Wisconsin barroom stabbing.
The jury’s verdict came hours after the child-actor took the stand in his own defense at trial Friday, reenacting the moment before he allegedly stabbed a man at a bar to protect his fianceé from an attack at a Port Washington, Wis., bar on Christmas Day.