So one of the most asked questions to me over the last four months has been, “What’s happening with the lawsuit filed by the producers and distributors of The Bachelor?” I haven’t been able to answer specifics about it, but I figured it’s about time to give people an idea of what’s going on and ask for your help. A reader of mine forwarded me this article yesterday written by a Matthew Chan on March 11th. I’ve never met or spoken with Matthew in my life, nor did he ever email me before. But I found it amazing that someone would take the time to read over my court case and give their opinion. Although not a lawyer, Matthew seems fairly successful in what he’s done and I think he paints a very interesting picture about the overall view of what’s happening to me. I think all of you who have asked about the lawsuit or are curious about it should take time to read this link. It’s a very insightful and well thought out column in terms of what he thinks this whole case is about:
I’m still amazed someone who doesn’t know me at all took the time to look over the case files and write a very well versed blog about it. So to Matthew, I say thank you very much. One point I wanted to mention about something he wrote and that is where Matthew speculates “But the fact of the matter is even if everything the plaintiffs claim of Carbone is true, so what?” in reference to the claim from the plaintiffs alleging that I paid people under contract to give me non-public information. The allegation is not true. While I definitely agree with his position, I am here to say that I do not pay people for non-public information that I post on my site. Just wanted to make that point absolutely clear.
In the beginning, I was going to ask for any help I could get in defending myself in this case because I felt I never did anything wrong and still do, but it just didn’t feel right, and, I wanted to see how far the plaintiffs were willing going to go with what I consider to be a wrongful suit. Well, the truth is, defending myself against their lawsuit is getting awfully expensive. The plaintiffs have even made it MORE expensive for me to defend myself by dragging me into a lawsuit in California, as opposed to Texas where I live and work. I’m doing my best to defend against this baseless lawsuit and their unreasonable demands, but we’re coming up on four months now and I never thought they would take it this far. Now I could really use your help.
They are a big media company and they have hired a big law firm to put pressure on me. So I would greatly appreciate any financial assistance people are willing to give to support my own defense costs. I am setting up a legal defense fund (unless you’re from California—sorry) so anyone can contribute if you feel comfortable doing so. If you would like to donate, please click on the link below:
I cannot express how much I appreciate any donation you could make. I’ve already paid a lot myself, but this can only help in my fight to stand for what I believe is my right. So I thank Matthew Chan for writing that piece, and I thank all of you in advance for any donations you may make. I never thought I’d still be dealing with this four months after the fact, but the reality is that I am, and I’m not backing down. I just need a little help. Thank you for your time.