This is disturbingly fitting.
As some of you are aware, there is a lawsuit that was leveled against Donald Trump that has, surprisingly enough, managed to stay under the radar, even in the midst of all the accusers who have stepped forward after Trump’s lewd, 2005 hot mic moment was made public.
In all, 11 women have accused Trump of inappropriate behavior, as well as one porn star with a mercenary streak and a new sex toy website to promote.
The lawsuit, however, alleges that a woman going by the name of Katie Johnson was raped by Trump in the 90s at a party hosted by convicted pedophile and sex trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein.
Epstein was a billionaire financier who was found to keep underage “sex slaves,” and was a known friend of both Trump and Bill Clinton.
The details of the case are beyond lurid.
An interesting tidbit of the case was revealed in a July 2016 article with the Guardian.
Norm Lubow, formerly a producer on the Jerry Springer show, apparently coordinated lawsuits accusing Donald Trump of raping a child in the 1990s
Norm Lubow, a former producer on the Jerry Springer TV show, has previously been involved with disputed allegations that OJ Simpson bought illegal drugs on the day Simpson’s wife was murdered, and that Kurt Cobain’s widow had the Nirvana frontman killed.
Reality TV… right up Trump’s alley, so he should feel right at home.
A publicist using the pseudonym “Al Taylor” is acting as a representative for Johnson, and has been shopping around to media outlets a video of a woman who wears a disguise while recounting the allegations against Trump. “Taylor” said in telephone calls last month that he was seeking $1m for the tape. Jezebel has published a segment of the video along with a detailed account of how the allegations against Trump were being pushed to reporters.
I’ve seen the video. It is bizarre, to say the least. The voice and face are distorted, the person is wearing a bad wig, and the hands remind me of a particular episode of “Seinfeld.”
(Some of you will get that.)
“Taylor” told the Guardian that he helped the alleged victim Johnson put together her first lawsuit against Trump, which was filed in California earlier this year. “She is a friend of mine,” he said, declining to make her available for interview.
He then became threatening when asked more about his motivations in seeking the money for the video and about his true identity. “Just be warned: we’ll sue you if we don’t like what you write,” he said. “We’ll sue your ass, own your ass and own your newspaper’s ass as well, punk.”
This “Al Taylor” person also claimed to be working on a $1 million interview deal with Casey Anthony in 2011.
Anthony is the young mother who was accused of killing her child, Kaylee Anthony, in Florida.
In her 2011 trial, she was found not guilty, due to lack of evidence.
Anthony’s attorneys denied any such deal had been made for an interview, and the interview never happened.
Speaking about the lawsuit against Trump, “Al Taylor” first introduced himself to the Guardian as “the attorney in California”, before later clarifying that he was not a lawyer. “My brother and sister were attorneys,” he said. Lubow’s brother Owen is an attorney, as was their late sister Barbara. A message left for Owen Lubow was not returned.
So his brother and sister are lawyers, so he’s practically one, by association, I guess.
Need any more proof that this guy is looney tunes?
Statements made by Lubow over the past two decades on a variety of topics have been called into question.
In 2014, using his comic pro-marijuana pseudonym Reverend Bud Green, Lubow claimed to have arranged the replacement of US flags on the Brooklyn Bridgewith white flags. The following month, however, German artists came forward with video evidence that they in fact were behind the stunt.
In 1998, guests on Springer’s notoriously wild talkshow alleged that Lubow had encouraged them behind the scenes to stage fights and invent outrageous stories during recordings of the program. The allegation was denied by Lubow and other show staff.
Also in 1998, Lubow appeared wearing a disguise in the controversial documentary film Kurt and Courtney under the name “Jack Briggs” alongside Bowman, the minor Hollywood promoter whose photograph was later used by “Al Taylor” for television interviews. Bowman said “Briggs” was Lubow.
In the film, director Nick Broomfield said Lubow and Bowman had introduced him to Eldon “El Duce” Hoke, a Seattle-based musician who claimed Courtney Love offered him $50,000 to kill her husband Kurt Cobain, the singer and guitarist in the rock band Nirvana. The allegation about Hoke, which became lore among some Nirvana fans following Cobain’s suicide in 1994, was denied by Love.
From Jerry Springer to conspiracy theories about Kurt Cobain’s death. This is absolutely the kind of serious orchestration one brings in to sue a presidential candidate for rape.
Oh, and in 1995, according to the New York Post, he apparently claimed to have sold drugs to OJ Simpson on the day of Nicole Brown Simpson’s murder, using the name “Ron X.”
An attorney brought in to file Katie Johnson’s lawsuit against Trump in New York said any issues around the credibility of “Al Taylor” should not cast doubt on Johnson’s allegations.
The attorney, Thomas Meagher, a patent and intellectual property attorney who said he had never been involved in a case of this kind before. Meagher said he became involved after reading on a minor gossip website that Johnson’s legal action in California had faltered and that she was seeking representation. Meagher acknowledged that “Al Taylor” was acting as a go-between for the woman said to be suing Trump.
The case, originally brought in California, now pushes on in New York. Of course Trump’s people are denying everything, chalking it up to dirty politics.
While he may be as guilty as sin, you really do have to look at the past and how accusers seem to ooze out of the woodwork during every campaign season.
Then you have to look at who’s involved with these cases, like this Norm Lubow/Al Taylor character.
I honestly don’t know what to believe, but it is curious that of all the allegations that have become very public circuses surrounding Trump, what is possibly the most damning of all is barely even mentioned.