Dear California Supreme Court,
All I want is a day in court.
All I want is for 12 Angelenos to hear my case.
All I want is for the jurors to hear what I have to say, what the LA Times has to say, and decide who they think told the truth: me or them.
The judge in the LA Superior Court told me that I told the truth, but that I shouldn’t get a day in court.
The Times’ lawyer told the court it didn’t matter if I told the truth.
That was after the court told me I had to pay $75,000 just to be allowed to have a case at all.
Then the justices in the Court of Appeal agreed with the Times’ lawyer. They said that, even though I told the truth and not the Times, I’m not allowed to have a trial.
When I took civics class in Kettering, Ohio in 1979, my teacher told me that everyone is entitled to a trial by jury. Liar.
You are my last hope. May I please have a jury trial? Please tell the Times that they’re wrong. Please tell them the truth does matter. Please let 12 Angelenos weigh the evidence and decide who’s being truthful.
Thank you very much for your consideration.
Very truly yours,