Most of the time I’ve spent as a defendant in The
Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s LOLsuits has been rather dreary, but there have been amusing moments. One good time that stands out in my memory was Brett Kimberlin’s futile attempt to out-crazy Stacy McCain on the witness stand during the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial. The TKPOTD four years ago today recalled part of Stacy’s testimony.
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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin was utterly disorganized in his approach to getting things into evidence during the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial. The only way he had to get the defendants’ allegedly defamatory writings into evidence was to show us copies for us to authenticate. Nothing that he showed me for authentication was an accurate copy of anything that I had posted. It was either incomplete or altered. Stacy McCain had the same experience. For example—
MR. KIMBERLIN: Can you identify this article?
MR. MCCAIN: No. No. This is an altered version. This has material that’s extraneous to the article.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Did you write an article attacking a reporter named Monica Hesse.
MR. OSTRONIC: Objection, your honor.
THE COURT: Sustained.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Challenging.
THE COURT: The objection’s sustained.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Do you know Monica Hesse?
MR. MCCAIN: I don’t. I have never met her.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Do you know that she wrote an article about my daughter in the Washington Post?
MR. MCCAIN: No. She wrote an article about you in the Washington Post.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Did you tweet that Monica Hesse works for a newspaper that’s hostile to the — Washington Post?
MR. MCCAIN: Yes.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Did you tweet that my daughter is a girl who can’t sing a lick?
MR. OSTRONIC: Objection, Your Honor.
THE COURT: What’s the relevance of that, sir? You are the party in this case. Not your daughter.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Your honor, these people —
MR. OSTRONIC: Objection to the “these people” thing.
THE COURT: Well —
MR. KIMBERLIN: Okay. Mr. McCain wants to harm me —
THE COURT: Hold on a second. You are the party in this case, so I sustain the objection as to any questions having to do with someone not party in this case.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Well, I just want to ask him if he wrote this.
THE COURT: You can ask him if he wrote that tweet, and he can answer that a yes or no.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Did you write that tweet? Just that tweet?
MR. MCCAIN: No. That’s not — that’s different than what I wrote. That’s not —
MR. KIMBERLIN: Okay —
THE COURT: What is that? Is that number 20? What? Twenty-four?
MR. MCCAIN: Your Honor —
THE COURT: That’s okay. It’s not in evidence.
TDPK got very little into evidence, and what he did get in was insufficient for the judge to allow the case to go to the jury. That’s why he gave us defendants a directed verdict in our favor without our having to put on a defense.
TDPK’s strategy and his execution of it during the trial was truly ACME Legal at its finest.
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So TDPK’s inept attempt at brass knuckles reputation management failed. As did his career as a musician. As did his career as a drug smuggler. As did …
One wonders: will he ever notice a pattern in his life?