Ed Hoeg, Pro Bono Warrior
Brenda has quit her stalking complaint, as reported by the Sun Sentinel’s Rafael Olmeda.
Our thanks to Ed Hoeg, who knocked this out of the park for free. We’re also indebted to the other lawyers who lent a hand behind the scenes, all gratis, who wish to remain anonymous. In the end it cost us a few dollars for some fancy invitations, a court reporter fee, and some Amazon bonus points for this American Flag suit to wear at the now cancelled hearing. Oh well, at least we have some dandy souvenirs, even if we didn’t get a chance to depose Brenda and Dian Diaz on video, or watch Hoeg cross them in court.
In all seriousness, it’s on to the next step. The filing of a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice (emphasis added) is not the end of this. What Brenda has done here is reprehensible, and it’s far from her first legal system rodeo. We hope to be posting soon some of the interesting background materials on Forman that have come our way since Brenda v. Blog began, as well as videos that mostly contradict what Brenda and her team claimed in their statements. We’ve got the ones mentioned in the Sun Sentinel’s article, and will be petitioning the County to release additional surveillance video from December 5th and 12th, which has been duly preserved. After that we’ll weigh all available options.
Here’s what Hoeg had to say:
It is anticlimactic that Ms. Forman withdrew her complaint. Knowledge is power. If we had litigated this case in an open courtroom, the people of Broward County would have benefitted because the Clerk’s abuse of the judicial process would have been exposed, and with that knowledge, the people of Broward could have voted accordingly in 2020.
Lastly, speaking of 2020, Howard Forman this morning confirmed rumors that he has been asked to run against his ex-wife, and that he “hasn’t decided just yet.” Brenda, when asked at 11:20 AM whether she would step aside if Howard ran for his old job back, failed to respond …
COMING SOON – Brenda/Florida Bar v. Blog Update!