Today in Court: #BrettKimberlin’s Case

I’m going to do my writeup of today’s peace order hearing two parts. The first will deal with what happened before the lunch break while Brett Kimberlin was putting on his case. A second post will deal with my response. For a more detailed legal analysis of the case, check out Aaron Walker’s post.

As a preliminary matter, my lawyer raised the issue of Kimberlin being unable to testify in a Maryland court because of his previous perjury conviction. The back-and-forth over that burned up about ten or fifteen minutes and ended with Judge Williams ruling that Kimberlin could not testify.

Kimberlin made an opening statement outlining what he planned to prove with the evidence and testimony of others. During that opening statement he told several lies. One was that I attended a hearing relating to a mental health petition he had filed against his wife. I did not. On 9 July, 2013, I attended a hearing which dealt with protective orders that the Kimberlins had filed against each other. At the end of that hearing, Mrs. Kimberlin was detained. I left the courtroom while she was still in handcuffs but later found out that she was held because of a surprise mental health petition Kimberlin had filed. The judge released her and denied the petition within a few minutes.

Kimberlin also lied by claiming that I had approached his wife and offered her “things of value.” In fact, our first contact came when she approached me in a restaurant while I was waiting to meet someone else. While I was among a group of people who offered her assistance and paid for a lawyer to represent her in a hearing, I didn’t offer her anything of value to do anything for me or at my direction.

Kimberlin also said during his opening statement that I am “Paul Krendler.” I am not.

Kimberlin then called his first witness—Aaron Walker. Aaron’s testimony did not go well for the Petitioner. Aaron wound up testifying about the various claims of defamation that Kimberlin had made in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit and the fact that my codefendants and I won the case on summary judgments and directed verdicts.

Next, Kimberlin called his daughter, the nominal petitioner, to the stand. She testified that she had been bullied at school and that when she had changed schools, her fellow students had googled her and found out about her father and ostracized her. Kimberlin tried to bring in the issue of his being called a pedophile through her testimony. At that point, the hearing had been going on for an hour, mostly because of non-germane points Kimberlin kept raising. The judge had had enough. He told Kimberlin—

I’ve given you some latitude. That. Is. Done.

Kimberlin rested his case, and the judge ordered a lunch break.

Stay tuned for Part Two.

33 thoughts on “Today in Court: #BrettKimberlin’s Case

  1. Gracious Host, you have a typo in the URL for Aaron Walker’s blog.

    Also, it looks like I lost five bucks. I didn’t think TDPK would actually put Aaron Walker on the stand.

  2. Man, you guys beat me to the URL link. And AW is a bit tardy.

    How does a man file for a peace order against WJH on behalf of his daughter when the two appear to have never met?

    What was the point? To make sure WJH continued to NOT meet and NOT talk about TDPK’s daughter? What did he hope to accomplish? Was his main goal to demonstrate his “legal prowess?”

    What a terrible waste of time, and what another wonderful example of “vexatious litigation.”

    • I’m pretty sure this was, aside from harassment, a backdoor attempt at a gag order on our Gracious Host. Granted, I wasn’t in court, but I’d bet he was going for “Hoge talking about me in any way is harassing to my daughter”.

  3. His argument was basically, even if I am a terrible person, if you call me that you are harassing my daughter because sleepovers.

    • I am convinced that some people should not have sleepovers, as demonstrated in this documentary…

    • This is another documentary that I know is relevant to recent events somehow. I just can’t quite put my finger on it. Mostly because I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t.

  4. He told those terrible lies. And for at least the first one – think of this: he had brought some company to that protection order hearing involving the Kimberlins and another party. Made that company watch it all. That company knows the hearing was not about a mental health petition, and got to hear her “protector” lie like a rug.

  5. So he had Walker on the stand but didn’t ask him if he was Krendler? Man, it’s so obvious.

    • It appears that Kimberlin did nothing, nada, zip, zero, nil for Witless Willie. Pulled the football away again. Poor Willie. He doesn’t have many friends, and those he does have are even more incompetent than he is. I mean, when Willie files a peace order sure to be dismissed, he sensibly avoids the humiliation of showing up to be hit upside the head in public whereas Kimberlin brings an audience to witness his debasement. Hard as it is to believe, Willie has the brains in this bunch.

      Witless will have to pursue his quixotic legal delusions without the benefit of the disclosures he thought would be forthcoming in Kimberlin’s latest ineptitude.

  6. Reblogged this on Truth Before Dishonor and commented:
    The vexatious terrorist bomber, perjurer, drug runner tries his vexatiousness against someone he has already lost to and is losing to in another case yet again, and gets smacked down yet again. He’s building quite a semi-trailer load of paperwork showing he’s vexatious and perjurous.

  7. I see BU and Wee Willy are going on an all out attack against Aaron on Twitter. It really must suck to be such pathetic excuses for men that you have to try and tear someone else down just so some random woman on Twitter will talk to you. Holy shit guys, at least pretend to have a little dignity and pride. Maybe Wee Willy can teach Bunny Boy how to “rent” companionship. Oh….Bunny Boy doesn’t have a job and lives in mama’s basement. His allowance probably won’t cover it.

  8. Put on your Zombie faces folks! Let’s show our solidarity with all Team Free Speech members, especially those under direct attack like John and Aaron. Change your gravatar/avatar to a Zombie persona to indicate you are a member of the Zombie Horde, dedicated to Truth, Freedom and the American Way! (or Australian, Nederlander, etc)

  9. I just thought of something. No one has said whether BK had subpoenaed AW to show up in court yesterday. If so, AW could not have been surprised to be excluded from court before testifying. If not, BK apparently had not planned on calling any witnesses except his daughter and decided to wing it against AW, a Yale Law grad.

    I have said it before: Witless Willie is the genius in this little circle.

    • Aaron was there as a friend of mine to witness the proceeding. My son Will also attended. We assumed that there was a better than 90% chance that Kimberlin would be foolish enough to call Aaron, so Aaron was prepared.

      • Thanks, Mr. Hoge, for the information. It actually makes my point sharper. BK either decided that AW’s testimony would be helpful but did nothing to ensure his presence, or else seized the impromptu opportunity to try outwitting AW, a Yale Law grad. Incompetence and hubris.

        His daughter should sue BK for malpractice.

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