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Old 02-21-2011, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default Should Ben's lawyers look to settle with McNulty?

Simple question, if they were approached with a reasonable offer should Ben's lawyers settle with McNulty, as long as there's no admission of guilt?

Don't get me wrong, I think the bitch is nuts and her story doesn't hold water.. But if that case goes to court, even if the jury eventually finds in Ben's favor, I can't help but think there's going to be some testimony that will make Ben look pretty bad, even if it doesn't make him look guilty of rape. So if you can make the whole thing go away for 1 million dollars ( give or take), and space the payments out over a period of time so if McNulty gets chatty you can rescind the remaining payments and have legal recourse to get what you've already paid out back, would you think about it?

I know Ben's haters would jump on any settlement as an admission of guilt, but those people are going to think the worst of Ben no matter what happens with this case anyway. So why worry about them? The reason you would do it in my opinion is to get this whole part of your life behind you once and for all.

Am I wrong?
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Should Ben's lawyers look to settle with McNulty?

imo there will not be anything to make ben look worse than seeing the picture of that skank he banged.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: Should Ben's lawyers look to settle with McNulty?

As I have posted previously, my guess is he settled up with Miss Milledgeville and he probably needs to do the same with Nevada unless McNulty and her attorneys now are treating this like a Powerball ticket.

Non-admission language and a confidentiality clause in a settlement agreement will keep publicity to a minimum - agreed that even if he would win having a trial will stir up all the bad pub again and writers will cry a river about celebrities not being held accountable for their misdeeds

Judge might order the parties to mediation (which is confidential) to get it done
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As I have posted previously, my guess is he settled up with Miss Milledgeville and he probably needs to do the same with Nevada unless McNulty and her attorneys now are treating this like a Powerball ticket.

Non-admission language and a confidentiality clause in a settlement agreement will keep publicity to a minimum - even if he would win having a trial will stir up all the bad pub again
Yeah that's my thought too. You know the press would spin it to make Ben the devil himself , even if the case was going in his favor. In other words, even if Ben wins, he wont win if that case ever sees the light of a court room.

He just needs to get this shit behind him once and for all.
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imo there will not be anything to make ben look worse than seeing the picture of that skank he banged.
Ben had to be seriously drunk to bang her. I dt judge people, but damn But seriously, there's no way he touched an inch of her.
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i think he should countersue

the best way for him to repair his image would be to prove he didn't do anything illegal and have HER be the one in the wrong
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i think he should countersue

the best way for him to repair his image would be to prove he didn't do anything illegal and have HER be the one in the wrong
He already has. But the problem with that is he'll be required to take the stand. Now don't get me wrong, I don't think he raped McNulty or anyone else for that matter. But there's still things that could come up with him on a witness stand that would probably be better off forgotten or left unsaid. And you know damn well the press would sensationilize and twist every word Ben says under oath to make him look like as bad as possible.

I think there's a real possiblity that Ben could win the battle, but lose the war of public perception all the same.
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I don't think he can settle with this one. This one has already been made to look like a crazy bi***. Just roll with that and let her hang herself. Suppossedly, she's got friends that have contradicted her story.
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Default Re: Should Ben's lawyers look to settle with McNulty?

I wouldnt give her the F'ing wrapper off my gum!!! End of story.....
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I don't think he can settle with this one. This one has already been made to look like a crazy bi***. Just roll with that and let her hang herself. Suppossedly, she's got friends that have contradicted her story.
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