Friday, January 15, 2010

Ex-husband: Nevada Barr is a Lying Whore--So What?

Nevada Barr the best-selling author, lied under oath about an affair she had with her current husband during a Mississippi divorce proceedings in 2005.  While the perjury came to light during that divorce, her ex-husband is still getting his "pound of flesh" (more on that concept later) and the Mississippi Supreme Court has now instructed (link is to the Mississippi Supreme Court Opinion) the Chancery Court of Hinds County, Mississippi to whack-her-one-good as a sanction for perjury. 

The proceeding in Mississippi is as gothic as you get, turning on a "Dear John" letter Barr penned on a personal computer she subsequently destroyed, dismembered, and disposed of in a Bayou according to a report in the Mississippi Clarion Ledger.  By the way, this is a highly dramatic story covered in sensational detail by Jimmie E. Gates at the Clarion-Ledger website.

Nevada Barr is going to get an expensive legal smack for lying under oath and for destroying evidence.  She may go to jail if the Chancery Court decides to refer the matter for criminal prosecution.  Is any of this fair?  Probabaly not.  Oh, don't let me go all Bad Lawyer on you, but why is her "affair" relevant to the division of property decision in a divorce court?  Her extra marital affair while it may go to her "character" or lack thereof, is hardly relevant to a division of property which is all the proceeding in Chancery Court was about.  In fact the Mississippi Supreme Court confirmed the property division decision that the Chancery Court made at the time.   Her ex-husband, who certainly deserves to feel hurt and wounded by the betrayal doesn't have the right to compel an inquirey about non-material matters, to wit:  my wife is a lying whore, punish her.  That's all this is about.

Perjury is by definition, a false statement of fact or assertion that goes to a "material issue" in the case.  This is why Bill Clinton was not prosecuted.   Clinton's lie "about that girl" spoke volumes about his character, but was not perjury.  Well, the boys down in Mississippi see it a little differently, and Nevada Barr is going to pay and keep on paying.  As someone labled a "liar" by the OurState Supreme Court in the opinion that confirmed my status as a Bad Lawyer, I acutely feel the pain.

10 comments:

  1. Ah, the fine line between justice and vengeance...

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  2. I knew this post would appeal to your sense of Justice gone wrong. Perfect, actually isn't it. Didn't satisfy the husband that he ended up with a significant chuck of her book sales for eternity--no, he needs what Shylock demands!

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  3. This story is ugly. I bet those judges and lawyers never cheat and lie ? Or do they lie so much they have to punish somebody else to so they can kid themselves that there allso pure ?

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  4. My sense of Justice gone wrong on this case has been beyond the pale for several years.

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  5. Thorpunious--

    Anyone who reads this blawg will understand that it's theme is Justice gone wrong.

    The Bad Lawyer is a liar, a cheat, and scoundrel--it is in this failure that the Bad Lawyer one day hopes for redemption. We all must fail, it is ultimatley what makes us noteworthy.

    BL

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  6. Bad Lawyer, I’ve been reading some of the links referenced in your original post on the Jones vs Jones case. It makes for good reading. Sometimes amusing, in fact, when it comes to some of the responses by Ms. Barr, indicating that she may very well be the most intelligent person in the room. You know, of course, I am related to Ms. Barr and so am totally biased and untrustworthy. If I wore a hat perhaps I, too, could say that I was the criminal under my own hat? Nice bit of wordsmithing, that!

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  7. Ms. Barr and current husband (the third one now) are paying the price for mutual matital cheating and lying in court. What can you say good about the character of a person who feels entitled to lie under sworn oath to tell the truth, and what can you say about the new husband who participated with her in adultury, perhaps in anticipation of her fortune coming into his hands. It is a case of Nascissism and ego-mania. And the books are not getting such good reviews any more. Don't believe all the publicity put out there. Maybe author and hubby will need to start curbing some of their self-indulgent spending inasmuch as they are paying out $300,000 big ones to her ex. New hubby better watch out; what goes around, comes around, as we are seeing in the court's recent decisions re the infamous Ms. Barr's conduct in her persona life and in court: adultury and perjury. If it looks like a duck,,,, you know the rest. Look beneath the surface, people. And look forward to more marital rumblings for Ms. Barr when the new hubby goes for her money like the last one did. After all, he must recognize that her money tree is his golden parachute just as it was for the hubby #2, Jones. Now, Paxton, hubby #3, cannot help but consider the boon he would receive by viture of divorcing the money-tree. Many are awaiting the next chapter, so to speak, but probably already know how the story ends. There is no defense of the bad conduct in the Barr-Paxton alliance, as the Court decided. And no amount of self-agrandisement by Ms.Barr and "friends" in blogs or websites can turn black to white, nor evil to goodness, nor wrong to right.

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  8. i read some bitter stuff here, are you sure you are writing about nevada b.? why does anyone get married anymore?
    besides methinks my gaydar registers for mrs barr

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  9. Mr. Jones hasn't received a penny of what Ms. Barr had been court ordered to pay him. He sacrificed his own career to help manage hers, at her request, and now she's got him in financial limbo; refusing to pay, forcing him to rack up even more in court fees to get the courts to enforce the ruling, all the while these Mississippi judges scoff at Mr. Jones for seeking the money he's been awarded. If the gender roles were reversed and he was the millionaire author, we'd all be singing a different tune about the supportive spouse benign dragged through this financial turmoil. For shame.

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  10. My Gaydar registers and has for years for Nevada Barr. Her books used to be so great...now they are not. A loss for all of us.

    She is protected by sister and husband on website.

    What is going on here?

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