Before I update you on some Emily news, let me fill you in on some legal stuff. Hopefully by next week I’m going to reach the first goal of donations received and I think I really am going to take a picture of it and post it on the site before sending it to my lawyers. I cannot thank everyone enough for all the money I’ve received so far. This will be ongoing, which is why I embedded the “Donate” button at the top of the page. Clicking the “Donate” button will bring you to the column that lays out how this all started. Anything you can contribute to my legal defense fund is much appreciated (unless you’re from California – sorry). I’ve been pretty overwhelmed with the response so far in the first week. This is going to be a long battle from what I can tell and the fees have definitely piled up over the last few months.
The man who pretty much started this all, Matthew Chan, has had a few blog posts up at his site since I last posted. I suggest you follow along with his postings because they are well informed, well written, and are a pretty accurate account of what’s going on. It’s still crazy to me that until last week, I had never heard of Matthew, nor had either of us had any contact with each other. This was just one man who read one of my columns, took an interest in my legal issues, pulled up the public court documents, and decided to write about it. I have since thanked him for his efforts. Especially his latest where he’s set up an online petition at Change.org. So if you believe in my fight, please check out this link and sign the petition:
A couple updates on Ben and Courtney. Courtney spoke with WetPaint.com yesterday briefly to share some thoughts on everything that went down. You know magazines are going to be throwing money at these two to get them to talk, so lets see if they stand by their word and agree to not do any media in the immediate future. I’m sure you all saw Ben tweet out a picture of Courtney and him in SF this weekend. She spent the weekend with him up there, and today, the two of them are actually headed for another weekend vacation to a tropical location. No need for me to spill where they’re going. I’m guessing some paparazzi is already on it and we’ll be seeing pictures in the coming days, so, I’ll try and respect what little privacy they have.
If you saw my tweet last night, you will know that Emily had a 1-on-1 date in downtown Charlotte on Tryon Street. Plenty of pictures from the date that were sent to me, so rather than posting all of them which were of lesser quality taken by camera phone, this link written by the Charlotte Observer, you can clearly see about 24 pictures taken from the date. To see all the pics they have click on the “Full Slideshow” button. The guy she was on the date with was named Chris. I don’t have a last name yet, but I’m guessing it won’t be long. They rapelled up the Mint Museum UPTOWN at Levine Center for the Arts, had dinner at the rooftop once they reached the top, then had a private concert put on by Luke Bryan. Well, if you call a bunch of people standing around with cameras and cell phones taking videos “private.” Here’s a minute clip that was sent to me:
Couple things to note:
-Emily essentially has slow danced the same exact way with both guys so far, Ryan and Chris. She embraces, then pulls away and has the guy twirl her, then embraces, etc. Wash, rinse, repeat.
-Chris’ dancing makes Ryan’s look like he’s John Travolta from “Saturday Night Fever.” I think you can tell a lot about how a guy slow dances, and frankly, both Ryan and Chris sucked.
-Chris did receive a rose on this date and also got a kiss on the lips. No make out though.