Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuff
Well, she made the initial allegation that he did this. I don't know what the law is like down there, but it is possible that since she made these public allegations, she would be have to prove that it was in fact this guy who did it.
It is like when Rob Ford called Daniel Dale a pedophile. The onus was not on Dale to prove he isn't a pedophile. The onus was on Ford to substantiate his claims.
It usually is the plaintiff which has to prove the allegations. She is not suing him, but he is suing her so I think he would have to prove her claim was false or that his assertion was true.
Not remembering exactly how the Ford thing went down, I remembered it as: Ford made accusation, Dale threatened counter suit, Ford retracted. Had Dale gone to court, he would have had to show he was not a pedophile and he would have done this rather easily I would think by lack of any criminal record or registry. After that, Ford would have then had to prove he had other information to prove his case. Now that is my understanding after having watched about 10 hours of Perry Mason. I am not a lawyer nor do I play one on TV. I didn't even stay at a Holiday Inn last night.
Quote: Originally Posted by Sal
I thought they had brought in a hand writing expert but that may have been in the last case.
that will happen here if it hasn't already and things maybe become more clear
I think the fact that he is moving forward with this means he is either innocent or stupid beyond belief...time will tell which
I think experts are a dime a dozen in some cases. If she was so inclined, and had the resources, I am sure she could find an expert with a dissenting opinion.
My feeling is this would never go to court unless there is some lawyer want to be who wants to make a name for him/herself and take up her defense for free. Red Lobster will give it to their rent-a-lawyers on retainer and will probably settle out of court. They may even settle on her behalf if they figure more court action will make them look bad in the press.
The outcome of court cases rarely indicates that justice is ever served.