Jeff Smith 2:30 p.m., June 26
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City votes to sue for Filner legal fees after giving 500k to Goldsmith to defend a sexual predator
Glad to see someone at www.californiacriminallawyerblog.com has a good handle on the absurd hypocrisy of City Attorney Jan Goldsmith in his crusade to force Filner to pay his own attorney's fees in his effort to defend accusations of sexual harassment.
The righteous indignation at City Hall these days is epic. Suddenly our politicians have drawn a line in the sand. No it's not for the years of corruption and inside deals, it's over unproven allegations of sexual harassment.
Jan Goldsmith recently claimed that part of "due process" was that Filner would be forced to pay his own attorney fees in the case since he believes this is a case of "unlawful conduct"....interesting considering he and City Council were fine with paying the legal fees for Jerry Sanders in the case of his "unlawful" firing of Scott Kessler.
City Council members recently voted to give Goldsmith $500,000 to hire two big law firms to defend lawsuits by victims of sexual predator, Anthony Arevalos. Here is an excerpt from www.californiacriminallawyerblog.com:
"That's right. These very City Council members authorized $500,000 in retainers on two high profile law firms to DEFEND the city and the sexual predator cop against lawsuits brought by the sick cop's last 2 victims. Now the city attorneys and their high powered firms can further harass, bury, paper and destroy two women's lives who were already sexually assaulted by a cop the City knew was out there doing it. The cop is in state prison, his supervisors knew what was happening for years, the Chief gave the cop's supervisors promotions, and City Attorneys are taking depositions of victims, prying into their sex lives, trying to find old boyfriends, trying to scare them. Thanks San Diego City Council for protecting innocent women. All of you Filner haters who voted to continue the emotional harassment of two innocent victims of rogue cop Anthony Arevalos by handing misogynist Jan Goldsmith a blank check are simply two-faced."
The inconsistency and the hypocrisy speaks volumes in this case. Is it possible there is more to this than simple righteous indignation?
More like this:
- Another Filner case settled...sort of — Nov. 6, 2015
- Damn, Jan, you're in a jam — March 19, 2015
- City Attorney's one-eighty on Sunroad. Office calls Sunroad lawsuit a "sham" — Aug. 20, 2013
- City to dole out another $250,000 for legal representation for Anthony Arevalos — Jan. 3, 2013
- City council to approve $100,000 settlement for sexual abuse by former cop — Sept. 13, 2012