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"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the boisterous sea of liberty."
Thomas Jefferson, 1784
Is it an established fact that Cook is getting money, or is this all just speculation?
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He f**king kidnapped her! Imprisoned her! Physically abused her! That point keeps getting over looked - he could have done time in the slammer for that stunt. Ray made a big point of making sure that s**t got rubbed in Davie's nose. Between her statements in court, her statements to the papers, her interview on national TV, the list of "is licking floors part of Scientology religion" questions, Ray made quite sure Dave got the message: Drag this out and you can expect more "entheta". He paid. My bet is big time.
Ray did a good job of ending this quickly before it got potentially ugly for his client. Part of that strategy was having her testify about her experiences. It ended the first round of the fight. His role was not about making a stand against DM. His job was to represent his client. Period. Not to be a crusader for the Indys or the critics.
But, all said and done, the cult lost in the court of public opinion.
You are missing the point - I know it is a civil trial, and unless she files a claim with the Riverside PD, it is moot. I also know the instant case is about the NDA and the alleged violation. However that may be, David has a serious PR problem if this case goes forward. It is in his best interest to make it go away. If you look at all of the steps Ray has taken, what he had her reveal in court, etc. etc. and think about why he did it, the answer becomes really obvious.
The point was never whether Ray could win the case of the NDA in court or not, it was doing a quick Tactical PR blitz to give Dave a taste of what he could expect if he went forward with the suit. Dave has big time image problems. What would happen if it went to court, after Ray tore into Dave's witnesses in depositions, with help from M&M to make sure his questions hit home and dug up a bunch of crap. Data on who is on the hole, how long, what sort of security she was under in FL, on and on - it is a PR nightmare.
As soon as Dave got the message, he unlocked his piggy bank. Just look at the obvious. Look at each of the steps Ray did and ask your self: Why did he do that? Why the quick media blitz that shut off almost as quickly as it started? Why release the "do you still beat your wife" questions to the VV? And, why those specific questions? What is their intent? Why release the bit about the surveillance of his offices? Why have her testify she was in a barrel of cold water while being abused? Why testify she was in a lock-down situation? Why have her testify she would have signed anything to get out of there? Why testify Wayne didn't take his check?
Each action he did for a reason. Every word she said he authorized. It wasn't for the hell of it. Why did he do them? Remember that old saw: Actions speak louder than words.
Sorry if I come across as antago - I have a hard time believing it isn't obvious what went down in Texas.