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Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood, In Her Own …

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Sep 192015
 

On blacks, immigrants and indigents: “…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning… human beings who never should have been born.” Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people

On sterilization & racial purification: Sanger believed that, for the purpose of racial “purification,” couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization. Birth Control in America, The Career of Margaret Sanger, by David Kennedy, p. 117, quoting a 1923 Sanger speech.

On the right of married couples to bear children: Couples should be required to submit applications to have a child, she wrote in her “Plan for Peace.” Birth Control Review, April 1932

On the purpose of birth control: The purpose in promoting birth control was “to create a race of thoroughbreds,” she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921 (p. 2)

On the rights of the handicapped and mentally ill, and racial minorities: “More children from the fit, less from the unfit — that is the chief aim of birth control.” Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12

On religious convictions regarding sex outside of marriage: “This book aims to answer the needs expressed in thousands on thousands of letters to me in the solution of marriage problems… Knowledge of sex truths frankly and plainly presented cannot possibly injure healthy, normal, young minds. Concealment, suppression, futile attempts to veil the unveilable – these work injury, as they seldom succeed and only render those who indulge in them ridiculous. For myself, I have full confidence in the cleanliness, the open-mindedness, the promise of the younger generation.” Margaret Sanger, Happiness in Marriage (Bretano’s, New York, 1927)

On the extermination of blacks: “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” she said, “if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon

On respecting the rights of the mentally ill: In her “Plan for Peace,” Sanger outlined her strategy for eradication of those she deemed “feebleminded.” Among the steps included in her evil scheme were immigration restrictions; compulsory sterilization; segregation to a lifetime of farm work; etc. Birth Control Review, April 1932, p. 107

On adultery: A woman’s physical satisfaction was more important than any marriage vow, Sanger believed. Birth Control in America, p. 11

On marital sex: “The marriage bed is the most degenerating influence in the social order,” Sanger said. (p. 23) [Quite the opposite of God’s view on the matter: “Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled; but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” (Hebrews 13:4)

On abortion: “Criminal’ abortions arise from a perverted sex relationship under the stress of economic necessity, and their greatest frequency is among married women.” The Woman Rebel – No Gods, No Masters, May 1914, Vol. 1, No. 3.

On the YMCA and YWCA: “…brothels of the Spirit and morgues of Freedom!”), The Woman Rebel – No Gods, No Masters, May 1914, Vol. 1, No. 3.

On the Catholic Church’s view of contraception: “…enforce SUBJUGATION by TURNING WOMAN INTO A MERE INCUBATOR.” The Woman Rebel – No Gods, No Masters, May 1914, Vol. 1, No. 3.

On motherhood: “I cannot refrain from saying that women must come to recognize there is some function of womanhood other than being a child-bearing machine.” What Every Girl Should Know, by Margaret Sanger (Max Maisel, Publisher, 1915) [Jesus said: “Daughters of Jerusalem, weep… for your children. For, behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed (happy) are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the breasts which never gave suck.” (Luke 23:24)]

“The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”Margaret Sanger, Women and the New Race(Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923)

Founder of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the world.

Her goal in life: Sanger admitted her entire life’s purpose was to promote birth control. An Autobiography, p. 194

Helped to establish the research bureau that financed “the pill,” she contributed toward the work of the German doctor who developed the IUD. “Ernst Graefenberg and His Ring,” Mt. Sinai Journal of Medicine, July-Aug. 1975, p. 345, in Margaret Sanger: Father of Modern Society, by Elasah Drogin

Sanger espoused the thinking of eugenicists — similar to Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” — but related the concept to human society, saying the genetic makeup of the poor, and minorities, for example, was inferior. Pivot of Civilization, by Margaret Sanger, 1922, p. 80

On mandatory sterilization of the poor: One of Sanger’s greatest influences, sexologist/eugenicist Dr. Havelock Ellis (with whom she had an affair, leading to her divorce from her first husband), urged mandatory sterilization of the poor as a prerequisite to receiving any public aid. The Problem of Race Regeneration, by Havelock Ellis, p. 65, in Margaret Sanger: Father of Modern Society, p. 18. Ellis believed that any sex was acceptable, as long as it hurt no one. The Sage of Sex, A Life of Havelock Ellis, by Arthur Calder-Marshall, p. 88

On eradicating ‘bad stocks’: The goal of eugenicists is “to prevent the multiplication of bad stocks,” wrote Dr. Ernst Rudin in the April 1933 Birth Control Review (of which Sanger was editor). Another article exhorted Americans to “restrict the propagation of those physically, mentally and socially inadequate.”

Sanger featured in Life magazine, 1937, “Margaret Sanger celebrates Birth Control Victory.”

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“We are not going to be an organization promoting celibacy or chastity.” Faye Wattleton, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 17, 1986 _______

“If your parents are stupid enough to deny you access to birth control, and you are under 18, you can get it on your own. Call Planned Parenthood.” Planned Parenthood advertisement, Dallas Observer, Jan. 30, 1986 _______

“There are only 2 basic kinds of sex: sex with victims and sex without. Sex with victims is always wrong. Sex without is ALWAYS right.” You’ve Changed The Combination,Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, Denver, Colo. _______

“The question of whether or not to sell ourselves to men is a false one: The real question is how to sell ourselves in the way that is least destructive to ourselves and our sisters. Prostitutes don’t need our condescension. What they need is our alliance. And we need theirs.” The New Our Bodies, Ourselves,Boston Women’s Health Collective, p 113 _______

“Sex is too important to glop up with sentiment. If you feel sexy, for heaven’s sake admit it to yourself. If the feeling and the tension bother you, you can masturbate. Masturbation cannot hurt you and it will make you feel more relaxed.” The Perils of Puberty,Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, Denver, Colo. ______

“At Planned Parenthood you can also get birth control without the consent or knowledge of your parents. So, if you are 14, 15 or 16 and you come to Planned Parenthood, we won’t tell your parents you’ve been there. We swear we won’t tell your parents.” Planned Parenthood employee lecturing students of Ramona High School, Riverside, Calif., April 21-22, 1986

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FACTS on Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood on Adoption: Of 6,000 clinic visit records examined from a Texas PP clinic, only 3 referred for adoption. (Aborting Planned Parenthood, by Robert H. Ruff, New Vision Press, 1988)

Planned Parenthood’s on Homosexuality & Marital Rights: PP has encouraged homosexuality and advocated compulsory sterilization of all who have two children. (Family Planning Perspectives (a PP publication), June, Oct. 1970) ______________

Planned Parenthood’s Goal: Dr. Lena Levine in 1953, concerning Planned Parenthood’s purpose and planned course of action: “… to be ready as educators and parents to help young people obtain sex satisfaction before marriage. By sanctioning sex before marriage we will prevent fear and guilt. We must also relieve those who have these … feelings, and we must be ready to provide young boys and girls with the best contraceptive measures available so they will have the necessary means to achieve sexual satisfaction without having to risk possible pregnancy.” (Planned Parenthood News, Summer 1953) .” (“Psycho-Sexual Development,” quoted in Planned Parenthood News, Summer 1953, pg. 10) ________

Planned Parenthood on Pregnancy: PP has an unhealthy concept of pregnancy, as it views the state of gestation as an abnormal condition or disease. Speaking for the organization, Dr. Warren Hern refers to human pregnancy as “an episodic, moderately extended chronic condition … May be defined as an illness … Treated by evacuation of the uterine contents…”(“Is Pregnancy Really Normal?” Family Planning Perspective, Planned Parenthood, vol. 3, No. 1, Jan. 1971, pg. 9)

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Why Do Women Just Stop Talking to Me? Libertarianism and Divorce – Video

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Five things to know for Monday, Feb. 9

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Feb 092015
 

Published: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 6:01 a.m. Last Modified: Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 4:03 p.m.

1. Daymond John, branding guru and mogul from ABCs Shark Tank, speaks at 8 tonight, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Free. Co-sponsored by the Black Student Union for Black History Month. For more information call 392-1900.

2. As part of a meeting of the Florida Free Speech Forum, speaker Dan Matthews, senior vice president of PETA, discusses “Should PETA Use Sex and Stars to Sell a Cause?”, noon-1 p.m. today, Paramount Hotel, 2900 SW 13th St. Buffet lunch available at 11:30 a.m. for $17. Talk is free. For more information visit floridafreespeech.org.

3. Part of the Law in the Library series, Jenny Seltzer, with Three Rivers Legal Services, presents Divorce and Custody: a Roadmap, 6 p.m. today, Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Ave. Seltzers presentation addresses key issues in family law divorce cases, reviews the necessary forms and general court procedures involved. For more information visit http://www.aclib.us/law or call 334-3909.

4. The Civic Media Center and Dream Defenders present Cuba: An African Odyssey as part of the Black History Month Program, the previously untold story of Cubas support for African revolutions, one of the Cold Wars most vigorous contests over resources and ideology, 7 p.m. today, Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. Cost: $3-5 suggested donation. For more information call 373-0010.

5. The interactive exhibition Floridas Got the Blues showcases musicians who pioneered the blues during the early 20th century, today through April 30, Matheson History Museum, 513 East University Ave. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Admission: $5 donation requested. For more information call 378-2280 or email info@mathesonmuseum.org.

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Volokh Conspiracy: First Amendment challenge to broad gag order on family court litigants

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Dec 312014
 

A New Jersey federal court allows the lawsuit brought by Paul Nichols, a Bergen Dispatch reporter who wants to interview one of the litigants to go forward, and seems sympathetic to Nicholss First Amendment argument, though the case is still at a preliminary stage and no declaratory judgment has been issued. Here are some excerpts from that opinion, Nichols v. Sivilli (D.N.J. Dec. 19, 2014):

Plaintiff Paul Nichols is a reporter for the Bergen County Dispatch who brings a First Amendment challenge to a gag order issued by Judge Nancy Sivilli in Myronova v. Malhan, a divorce and custody suit pending in the family division of the Essex County Superior Court. Nichols wishes to interview one of the parties in Myronova v. Malhan, but is unable to because the Gag Order restrains all parties to the litigation from discussing any aspect of the divorce proceedings.

In order to understand Nichols First Amendment challenge, the Court first must provide a brief overview of the divorce proceedings that are the subject of the Gag Order. In 2011, a New Jersey court granted full child custody to Alina Myronova and stripped all custody rights from her husband, Surrender Malhan, after Myronova alleged that Malhan was an unfit parent.

According to the [Complaint], the state court stripped Malhan of his custody rights on a mere two hours notice without affording him an opportunity to refute Myronovas allegations. For example, the court prohibited Malhan from cross examining Myronova or presenting physical evidence such as bank records or video recordings that would further demonstrate his parental fitness. The [Complaint] alleges that after the 2011 proceeding, Myronova retained sole custody of the children for sixteen months until she agreed to joint custody in June 2012; during that time, Malhan was never granted a plenary hearing.

Malhan, along with five other parents, subsequently filed a class action lawsuit in this District that is currently pending before the Honorable Freda Wolfson: Edelglass, et al., v. New Jersey, et al.. The class action suit alleges that the New Jersey family court system fails to provide adequate due process rights to parents in child custody proceedings. In February 2014, a New Jersey affiliate of a major news broadcasting company interviewed Malhan and two other Edelglass plaintiffs regarding their experiences in family court and their allegations that the family court deprived them of their constitutional rights. In response, Myronova initiated proceedings against Malhan, which resulted in Judge Sivilli entering the Gag Order. The Gag Order reads, in pertinent part:

All parties are hereby enjoined and restrained without prejudice from speaking with, appearing for an interview, or otherwise discussing, the parties marriage, their pending divorce, the within litigation, or the parties children or making any derogatory or negative statements about the other parties to any reporters, journalists, newscasters, or other agents/employees of newspapers or other media outlets on the grounds that it is not in the best interest of the children to have the parties divorce litigation discussed in a public forum or to have public disparaging statements made about any party by the other party.

In addition to restricting their ability to discuss their divorce or related litigation with other individuals, the Gag Order also prohibits the parties from conveying such information on social media. The Gag Order also instructs Malhan to remove all divorce-related information from his blog.

In May 2014, Malhan filed for a temporary restraining order in Edelglass seeking to enjoin enforcement of the Gag Order. In a May 8, 2014 Order, Judge Wolfson expressed her view that the Gag Order raises serious constitutional concerns and that Judge Sivilli failed to meaningfully weigh Plaintiffs First Amendment rights. She nonetheless denied Malhans motion because the relief he sought was barred by the Rooker-Feldman doctrine [which limits federal intervention in state proceedings -EV]. Malhan suffered another defeat when the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey denied his application for an interlocutory appeal of the Gag Order.

After Malhan failed to enjoin enforcement of the Gag Order, Nichols filed the instant action in this Court.2 Nichols wishes to interview Malhan about his experiences in family court, which according to Nichols, are a matter of public interest. Nichols contends that that he is unable to interview Malhan because the Gag Order restricts Malhan from saying anything that relates to his divorce proceedings.

The [Complaint] alleges that Judge Sivilli entered the Gag Order without conducting any meaningful weighing of the First Amendment interests at stake. According to Nichols, Judge Sivilli did not hold a plenary hearing and made no specific findings as to why a gag order was required in this particular case; instead, she issued the Gag Order based on a generalized finding that publicity in family court is not in the best interests of children. Nichols seeks a declaratory judgment that the Gag Order is unconstitutional .

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Indiana blogger at center of free speech fight

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Mar 042013
 

Friday, March 1, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS An Indiana man imprisoned for online rants against the judge who handled his divorce is at the center of a legal debate over whether his blog went beyond the limits of protected free speech.

Supporters ranging from the American Civil Liberties Union to the conservative lawyer behind the U.S. Supreme Courts landmark 2010 campaign finance law ruling have filed briefs asking Indianas top court to review a lower court ruling that upheld Dan Brewingtons 2011 conviction for intimidation.

Although Brewingtons blog included references to arson and beatings, Brewington said he didnt mean for them to be taken literally, and his supporters say the real issue is a state law that could potentially make harsh criticism a crime.

Brewingtons attorney, Michael Sutherlin, who filed paperwork last month asking the state Supreme Court to review the case, said Friday that Brewingtons conviction was based on an Indiana statute that makes it against the law just to threaten to expose a person to public contempt or disgrace.

UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, who runs a legal blog, said if Brewingtons conviction is allowed to stand, it could endanger citizens rights to criticize public officials, businesses and others.

If somebody threatens expressly or implicitly to criticize someone, then under this precedent, regardless of whether theres even any whiff of potential for violence, there would be no First Amendment defense and this person could be prosecuted, he said.

Volokh filed friend of the court briefs along with the conservative Eagle Forum, constitutional scholars, the ACLU and the James Madison Center for Free Speech, represented by Republican lawyer James Bopp.

Theyd never have a beer together, probably, Sutherlin said of the disparate groups.

The dispute started when the judge in Brewingtons divorce case ordered him to undergo a mental evaluation before considering giving him visitation rights to his children. A psychologist said he believed Brewington was potentially violent.

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Liberty Ross has a new man in her life

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Feb 102013
 

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Feb 10, 2013, 18:11 GMT

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Liberty Ross has been ‘spending time’ with music executive Jimmy Lovine.

The British model and actress – who recently filed for divorce from her husband Rupert Sanders and asked for joint custody for of their children, Sykla, seven, and Tennyson, five, as well as spousal support – has been spotted out with Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy a lot recently but is eager to take their budding romance slowly despite being photographed leaving a hotel in New York together on Friday (08.02.13).

A source close to the 34-year-old beauty told USMagazine.com that the duo has been ‘spending time together’ in the past couple of weeks, adding: ‘It is just getting to know each other better. We’ll see.’

The 59-year-old music legend has worked with a long list of famous artists including Lady Gaga and Eminem.

Liberty was recently said to no longer be upset with her estranged husband or Kristen Stewart, 22, over their fling last summer and has decided to move forward with her life now that she has filed for divorce.

An insider previously said: ‘The good thing about Liberty is that she’s not upset anymore. She’s had time to get over the initial shock and awe of it when it was exposed last year and the divorce was the nail in the coffin.’

‘That girl’s extremely mature. She’s handled all this public tragedy in her life with grace and humility for the sake of her children. I toast to her.’

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Liberty Ross gets 'LOVE' tattoo

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Feb 092013
 

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Feb 9, 2013, 21:40 GMT

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Liberty Ross has hinted that she still believes in love.

The model and actress – who recently filed for divorce from her director husband Rupert Sanders, asking for spousal support and joint custody of their children Sykla, seven, and Tennyson, five – opted to get a temporary tattoo of the word ‘LOVE’ on her wrist at New York Fashion Week.

A source told the New York Post’s Page Six that the British star stopped by the Scoop NYC party in the Meatpacking District on Thursday night (07.02.13) to support celebrity stylist Cher Coulter’s denim collection for AG Jeans.

After chatting with actress Elizabeth Olsen, Liberty was invited to get a temporary inking and chose the word ‘LOVE’ in capital letters.

The 34-year-old model was devastated when her husband cheated on her with 22-year-old actress Kristen Stewart after they met on the movie ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ but is now trying to move forward with her life.

A source previously said: ‘The good thing about Liberty is that she’s not upset anymore. She’s had time to get over the initial shock and awe of it when it was exposed last year and the divorce was the nail in the coffin.’

‘That girl’s extremely mature. She’s handled all this public tragedy in her life with grace and humility for the sake of her children. I toast to her.’

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Liberty Ross And Jimmy Lovine Have Been "Spending Time Together": Source

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Feb 092013
 

Liberty Ross may have finally filed the divorce papers in her split from husband Rupert Sanders, but that doesn’t mean she’s going it alone.

The British model, 34, has recently been spotted out and about with music executive Jimmy Lovine, sparking rumors of a romance — but a source close to Ross says that the two have simply been “spending time together” in the past couple of weeks.

“It is just getting to know each other better,” the source told Us Weekly. “We’ll see.”

PHOTOS: Relive Rupert and Kristen’s steamy fling

Lovine, 59, is a legend in the music industry, having co-founded Interscope Records and worked with a long list of bold-faced names, including Eminem and Lady Gaga.

On Friday, Feb. 8, the pair was snapped leaving an NYC hotel together in the morning, just two weeks after Ross officially filed for divorce from Sanders, 42. In the papers, Ross asked for joint custody of the couple’s two children — Skyla, 7, and Tennyson, 5, as well as spousal support and attorney’s fees.

PHOTOS: Rob and Kristen’s crazy year

Sanders responded to Ross’ request with his own documents, similarly asking for joint custody but not seeking either spousal support or attorney’s fees.

“This was a long time coming,” a source told Us of the divorce, explaining that Ross “was more than a little upset” by Sanders’ relationship with his much-younger Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart last year.

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Liberty Ross forgives Kristen Stewart

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Feb 032013
 

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Feb 2, 2013, 6:01 GMT

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Liberty Ross is no longer upset with Kristen Stewart over her fling with Rupert Sanders.

The 34-year-old model and actress was devastated when her husband cheated on her with the 22-year-old actress but after filing for divorce she has decided to put the whole thing behind her.

A source told HollywoodLife: ‘The good thing about Liberty is that she’s not upset anymore. She’s had time to get over the initial shock and awe of it when it was exposed last year and the divorce was the nail in the coffin.’

‘That girl’s extremely mature. She’s handled all this public tragedy in her life with grace and humility for the sake of her children. I toast to her.’

Liberty’s main priorities at the moment are her children, Sykla, seven, and Tennyson, five, and she is trying to get along with Rupert for their sake.

The insider added: ‘All she cares about right now are her children and her future. She’s spoken to Rupert by phone and the conversations were all business – trying to discuss the arrangements for the children.’

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Liberty Ross tried to save marriage

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Jan 312013
 

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Jan 29, 2013, 23:02 GMT

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Liberty Ross tried everything she could to save her marriage to Rupert Sanders.

The British model and actress – who filed divorce papers on Friday (25.01.13) at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, asking for spousal support and joint custody of their children Sykla, seven, and Tennyson, five – was desperate to get their 10-year relationship back on track after his affair with Kristen Stewart but was haunted by the images of them together.

A source close to the 34-year-old star told gossip website RadarOnline.com: ‘For the sake of her own happiness, she had to finally go through with the divorce. No matter how hard she tried, she just couldn’t forgive Rupert for cheating on her with Kristen – especially since it was something that caused such public embarrassment.

‘The images of Rupert and Kristen together making out were out there for everyone to see. Liberty just couldn’t get those pictures out of her head. She truly tried everything, even counselling, because she was desperate to make it work for the sake of Skyla and Tennyson.

‘But after months and months of painful soul searching she decided it was in the best interests to end her misery and make a fresh start.’

Liberty and the ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ director’s marriage has been under strain ever since his fling with the movie’s star Kristen Stewart was exposed last summer.

Although Liberty initially kicked the director out of their home after his infidelity was revealed, they began couples therapy in an attempt to save their marriage.

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Liberty Ross ‘couldn’t forgive Stewart affair’

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Jan 292013
 

Liberty Ross reportedly filed for divorce as she realised she couldnt get over the public embarrassment Rupert Sanders inflicted on her.

British film director Rupert, 42, had an affair with Kristen Stewart, 22, last year, after they met on the set of Snow White and the Huntsman.

Although Liberty tried hard to work on her marriage and even attended counselling, last week she filed for divorce. Its been claimed the model finally realised she couldnt move past the betrayal.

For the sake of her own happiness, she had to finally go through with the divorce, an insider told RadarOnline.com.

No matter how hard she tried, she just couldnt forgive Rupert for cheating on her with Kristen especially since it was something that caused such public embarrassment. The images of Rupert and Kristen together making out were out there for everyone to see. Liberty just couldnt get those pictures out of her head.

Liberty and Rupert have two children together, which apparently made her decision even tougher.

Although she found the thought of disrupting the kids lives difficult, the star apparently realised she needs to move on after months of painful soul searching.

The model filed documents to end her marriage on Friday and requested joint custody of her children with Rupert. She also asked for spousal support, while Rupert lodged papers on the same day and also asked for joint custody.

When the pictures of Kristen and Rupert together were leaked, the actress released a statement apologising to her boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson.

The young couple were thought to have worked through their issues and united to promote the final instalment of the vampire franchise Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the end of last year.

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Seo Tai-ji denies tax evasion allegation

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Mar 112012
 

11 Mar Singer Seo Tai-ji has denied the tax evasion allegations made recently by media outlets, HanCinema website reported.

On 8 March, it was reported that Seo Tai-ji has been undergoing this expansion project for his KRW 3 billion worth home property in Pyeongchang since 2010 and he has reported this home to be a multi-family property instead of his own personal property. He also reported the construction expenses to amount to only KRW 1 billion when it actually amounts to about KRW 1.9 billion.

However, sources from Seo Tai-ji’s agency quickly came to his rescue. They stated, “Ever since the design stage of the residence, there were contemplations on whether it is a private, personal residence or a two-family residence. However, they reached a decision of making it a private, personal residence and this was reported on 5 December 2011 to the district office. This residence is being built for Seo Tai-ji and his parents so it was first investigated as a multi-family residence but it has been changed to a private residence.”

Seo Tai-ji’s agency stated, “There have been problems with the construction company. Even when they were fully compensated, they did not carry on with their work. They even asked for additional compensation, so we ended up halting the construction. This situation was not acceptable anymore so on 1 November 2011, we announced that we would terminate the contract with the construction company and on 26 December, we presented the courts with multiple legal documents.”

Seo Tai-ji has faced many difficulties in the past, especially the divorce lawsuit with Lee Ji-ah and he is facing another one as of the moment. However, it has been revealed that he will defend himself with the means of the law and of the construction company.

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Waconia woman fights to keep blog online

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Mar 072012
 

A Waconia woman’s effort through an Internet blog to draw attention to alleged injustice involving court proceedings in Carver County has morphed into an argument about First Amendment rights that is now drawing the attention of organizations such as the Rutherford Institute and the Institute for Justice, which work to defend civil liberties.

Lea Banken created a website called Carver County Corruption that’s hosted by WordPress.com on July 1, 2011. On the site, Banken includes court documents and information on different cases from Carver County and a few other counties.

“It’s all public record. I’m just making it easier for the public to see it,” Banken said.

The blog includes information on Banken’s own divorce/child custody case with Jeremy Banken. The case is currently under appeal and is being considered by Judge Richard Perkins. At this time, Jeremy Banken has custody of the couple’s three children.

As part of the divorce decree, Perkins ordered Banken to shut down her blog on Aug. 5, 2011. Banken disagreed with the order, citing her First Amendment rights, and continued to run the blog. Since then, Banken has received two other court orders from Perkins to remove the blog (issued Oct. 3, 2011 and Feb. 13, 2012).

Ignoring the orders to remove the blog has placed Banken in contempt of court and she has been fined thousands of dollars. Even so, she refuses to remove the blog mainly because she says it’s one of the few things drawing attention to her effort to see her kids (she is currently not allowed to see her children during the appeal of the custody case).

“All I want to do is be a mother to my kids,” she said. The couple’s children are 1, 5 and 7 years old. Banken said she hasn’t seen them since June 24, 2011. She indicated that she has never been told the basis for why she lost her custody rights.

“I have a few speeding tickets but the rest of my record is clean,” she said. “It just doesn’t make any sense.”

On Feb. 13, Banken received a motion requesting a restraining order filed by Jeremy Banken and his attorney, Christopher Banas that, if granted, could also result in the blog being shut down. A hearing on the restraining order is scheduled for Friday, March 2.

Dale Nathan, a retired lawyer, is now a legal advocate who heard about Banken’s situation and is offering legal advice to Banken.

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