Your Thread – September 24

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  1. STATEMENT FROM GLENN SELIG (pronounced Sell-ig)-DREW PETERSON’S PUBLICIST

    “The media criticized Drew Peterson for refusing to take a lie detector test in connection with the disappearance of his fourth wife Stacy or the death of his third wife Kathleen. Derek Armstrong, the author of Drew Peterson Exposed, insisted that Mr. Peterson take a polygraph examination before he would consider conducting an independent investigation of the Peterson cases.

    “Mr. Peterson has long wanted an independent and unbiased investigation into the disappearance of Stacy and the death of Kathleen because he felt he has been given an unfair and slanted portrayal in the media. He wanted the whole story told and a thorough examination of the evidence. When various authors were talking with us about their interest in writing a book with Mr. Peterson’s cooperation, Mr. Peterson was most encouraged with Mr. Armstrong because he is from Canada and therefore has not been tainted by the tabloid media hype.

    “Against the advice of his criminal defense attorneys, Joel A. Brodsky and Andrew Abood, Mr. Peterson agreed to take a polygraph. Mr. Brodsky, acting on Mr. Peterson’s instruction, arranged for the test and selected a Chicago-area polygraph examiner with 34 years’ of experience and past chairman of the Grievance Committee of the Illinois Polygraph Examiner’s Assoc.. Mr. Peterson took the exam at Mr. Brodsky’s office over the summer. Mr. Armstrong did not pay for the polygraph to avoid any appearance of impropriety. The polygraph examiner charged his standard fee of $500 per examination, and will not receive any further compensation.

    “Since the test and results are part of Mr. Armstrong’s investigative reporting effort, it would be unfair–indeed wrong–for us to reveal the results and our ‘spin’ on what they mean before he does. Mr. Peterson, after all, took the exam at his urging. Also, neither Mr. Peterson, nor his attorneys or publicist has seen the book, so we don’t know how the polygraph results figure in Mr. Armstrong’s investigation.

    “Mr. Peterson had no editorial control over Drew Peterson Exposed, and has not, and will not, receive any compensation for his cooperation with Mr. Armstrong. Mr. Peterson’s goal was to have his complete story told without bias.

    “As you know, Mr. Peterson has unwaveringly denied any involvement in the disappearance of his fourth wife Stacy or the death of his third wife Kathleen Savio.

    “Although we understand the interest in what some might call this ‘dramatic’ development in the case, we would caution everyone to refrain from making any assumptions about the polygraph results.

    “We further ask that you respect Mr. Peterson’s privacy and allow him to focus on being a father to his young children because he is not making any public comments at this time.”

    What, he’s not giving us a link to scared monkeys?

  2. “We further ask that you respect Mr. Peterson’s privacy and allow him to focus on being a father to his young children because he is not making any public comments at this time.”

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    LOL. I think Mr. Peterson should read that statement himself. It is funny that they always say that he isn’t making any public comments at this time but he always is making some kind of off-the-cuff comments rather than walking by silently.

  3. Armstrong added, “Mr. Peterson’s lawyer, Joel Brodsky was opposed to a polygraph, and only agreed because Mr. Peterson wanted his entire story told in a book. I made the polygraph a condition. I also insisted that my findings would be my findings and I would report on whatever I discovered. The publisher, Kunati Books, wouldn’t consider publishing this book without various fact-checking steps, and the polygraph was a mandatory one, along with taped interview sessions.”
    **************

    The PUBLISHER? What’s he trying to pull? Armstong IS the publisher.

    I call BS coming out that man’s ears!

  4. “Mr. Armstrong did not pay for the polygraph to avoid any appearance of impropriety.”
    ******************

    Say what? isn’t Armstrong the one who insisted on the polygraph? Why shouldn’t he pay for it?

  5. “Mr. Peterson was most encouraged with Mr. Armstrong because he is from Canada and therefore has not been tainted by the tabloid media hype.”
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    Mr. Armstrong was the only author they spoke to who wasn’t so skeeved out that the had to take a shower.

  6. I want to know what Drew will do if Armstrong’s book does not put him in good light and ends up supporting the prosecution’s case.

    And it is very thoughtful of Drew’s PR agent to provide enough information about the person that provided Drew with a lie-dectector test which I’d imagine could result in this person being brought before the GJ and the lie-detector test results and hours of taped interviews to be acquired as evidence if they have anything on them the prosection deems useful to their case.

  7. thinkaboutit2 // September 24, 2008 at 10:09 am

    I want to know what Drew will do if Armstrong’s book does not put him in good light and ends up supporting the prosecution’s case.
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    I can’t imagine a scenario in which that’s the case. Everything I’ve learned up to this point would indicate that Drew and Joel had a version of the events that they were shopping around. An author was sought out who would agree to put down the words that Drew said. Armstrong is the morally-challenged POS who agreed to do it.

    Armstrong even says in the FAQ:
    “I impartially present the evidence. I don’t draw conclusions. There’s a lot of material in the book, much of it never before reported.”

    Baby, he just typed it up, his boyfriend designed a book jacket and they put an ISBN number on it.

    This is the book that Matt Phelps wouldn’t write. It’s going to trash Stacy and Kathleen and attempt to implicate Stacy in Kathleen’s death.

  8. NEW BRIEF: In response to media inquiries over leaked book cover images—appearing on various online bookseller sites—author Derek Armstrong issued a confirmation that polygraph examinations were conducted on Drew Peterson.

    Looks like the sleuthing and those emails paid off! Rescue, I know you aren’t reading this but I’m scratching your ears anyway. 🙂

    I’m so pleased to have had a part in raining on their parade.

  9. Hi Bucket……his publicist is wrong about the Author being from Canada means he’s not tainted by media coverage. I hate to disapoint him but I am from Canada and there are a lot of Canadians following this case also….

  10. LOL,q. Everyone knows tv and radio signals are rebuffed at the border by giant jamming transmitters. Canada is outside FBI jurisdiction, though.

  11. Story about the book and polygraph are on AP now. I just read it on the Chicago Tribune.

    Any article that allows comments is going to get this from me:

    “Remember what Peterson’s lawyer says about polygraphs, “They’re about as reliable as flipping a coin.”

    BTW, The author Derek Armstrong also owns Kunati Books, which is publishing “Exposed”. Nothing more suspect than a self-published book!

    This book idea was earlier shopped to crime author, Matt Phelps, who turned it down saying that Peterson wanted him to write a book that trashed his two wives and ultimately attempted to implicate Stacy in Kathleen’s death.”

  12. JB said, that they only did interviews if something came out in the press or was leaked.
    Well, what about calling the radio show, for win a date with Drew.

  13. Grandam- I guess their defense to this is that they were provoked into calling into Steve Dahl’s show because he was doing a very bad (but pretty funny) inpersonation of Drew.

  14. Well, for heaven’s sake, they don’t exist in some sort of media void. They could say that every public appearance is in response to something else, but there has been plenty written and said about Craig Stebic and he somehow resisted the urge to repond.

    Drew could have kept quiet if he wanted to. He chose not to.

  15. I’m sure they’re very worried indeed. The Pretzer show was terrible, that was a very curious delayed attack on Geraldo. They fear how much they are responsible for the circus now. “The Media” didn’t start the fire, though, DP did.

  16. I kind of think that Prezer thought he was going to get Geraldo on the show, and then when he couldn’t, he didn’t tell D & J until the last minute..so they agreed to do the show anyway.

  17. Facs, I think they preferred it that way (sans Geraldo). They didn’t sound as though they were up for a direct confrontation and they fear the mighty Geraldo and his overwhelming language. LOL What would JB say? Start shouting Geraldo’s past indiscretions? Sheesh.

  18. Sorry if this isn’t completely on-topic but it’s Apropos to Derek Armstrong, his publishing house and his un-ethical business practices (OK , so maybe that is an oxymoron).

    I’ve mentioned before that all of the rave reviews of Kunati books on Amazon appear to be written by fellow Kunati authors? Well, Armstrong all but admits to that in this interview:

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    http://futureperfectpublishing.com/2007/07/02/interview-with-derek-armstrong-publisher-kunati-books/

    (excerpt)

    “FPP: Kunati has been very innovative with its marketing. Could you describe some of the techniques – e.g. podcasts and book trailers – you use and rate their effectiveness?

    Derek: Online is very powerful. The great equalizer I call it. I coach our authors to review other novels on Amazon, to blog every day, to reach out to new friends on myspace and youtube aggressively.

  19. I think it’s possible, but don’t have any idea what the science says. I heard a voice stress analyst say that you can’t train yourself to fool vsa, that you cannot control the cause. Again, can’t say, it’s newish and I don’t know how much of a study is being made of it.

  20. Hi Facs & Bucket……that was a very interesting read on lie-detectors. If it is true you can train yourself to fool it, and Drew sure had enough time on his hands to practice….

  21. From Greta wire.
    Subject: Casey Lifetime Movie?

    One local Orlando station is reporting the deal is already inked!

    Here’s the latest from WFTV in Orlando:

    MOVIE DEAL COULD MEAN MILLIONS FOR FAMILY
    Eyewitness News uncovered new information about who’s cashing in on the Casey Anthony case. Sources extremely close to the family told Eyewitness News that the Anthonys have signed a $2 million movie deal with the Lifetime Movie Network.
    There are also claims that Casey’s attorney is purposely trying to create drama in the case.

  22. POSTED: 4:43 pm EDT September 24, 2008
    UPDATED: 6:19 pm EDT September 24, 2008

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The young mother of Caylee Anthony is being sued. High-profile Orlando attorney John Morgan filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of a woman named Zenaida Gonzalez, the same name as the so-called nanny that Casey claims kidnapped her little girl.

    Zenaida Gonzalez says she has had enough. The civil suit was filed Wednesday afternoon. She wants Casey Anthony to pay for her lies.

    T-shirts reading “The Nanny Did It” and “Zanny the Nanny” are just some one of the reasons why Zenaida Gonzales is suing Casey Anthony. Gonzales has never shown her face, but says thousands of people believe she either kidnapped or killed Caylee Anthony.

    “What we want to make sure is that Casey Anthony does not profit for throwing Zenaida Gonzalez under the bus. They are out there talking about movie deals, book deals. There are t-shirts being sold,” attorney John Morgan told Eyewitness News (watch full interview).

    High-profile attorney John Morgan is seen on TV ads and has a firm of 130 attorneys. He is representing Gonzalez in the defamation lawsuit.

    After Caylee was reported missing, Casey told detectives she dropped off the child at Zenaida Gonzalez’s apartment off Conway Road and now has no idea where the child is. Gonzalez says she’s never met Casey and wants her name cleared.

    “We know this is the right one. They not only knew she was the right Zenaida, gave the names of her two children and type of car she drove. They knew the color of the car she drove. All given to them allegedly by Casey Anthony,” Morgan said.

    Morgan said his client’s private life has been turned upside down. They want a settlement that could be partly paid out of the Anthony homeowner’s insurance policy.

    “She never asked for this. Casey Anthony asked that she be brought in to deflect her own issues,” Morgan said.

    Eyewitness News tried to get a comment form Casey Anthony’s spokesperson, Todd Black, but phone calls were not returned.

    SOURCE SAYS CASEY SAID CAYLEE WAS SOLD

    Is there a Puerto Rico connection to Caylee Anthony’s disappearance or is it just another lie from Casey? Sources who knew the family intimately during the past few months told Eyewitness News that Casey convinced her mother that Caylee was sold to someone in Puerto Rico.

    You can find mention of the Puerto Rico connection buried in the documents investigators just released. On July 22, after Caylee was reported missing, Casey’s former best friend, Amy Huizenga, got a text message in the middle of the night from an unidentified person about a trip she and two of Casey’s friends took to Puerto Rico.

    MOVIE DEAL COULD MEAN MILLIONS FOR FAMILY

    Eyewitness News uncovered new information about who’s cashing in on the Casey Anthony case. Sources extremely close to the family told Eyewitness News that the Anthonys have signed a $2 million movie deal with the Lifetime Movie Network.
    There are also claims that Casey’s attorney is purposely trying to create drama in the case.

  23. Two million dollar movie deal for Anthony’s.
    JP and DP don’t spend all your money from your book in one place!!!!!!! LOL

  24. Nice point made at Ahley’s blog:

    Vegemite said…
    Drew And The Lie Detector Test:

    November 2007

    “If my Attorney advises me to take a lie detector test I will take one”

    Attorney goes into a big rant how unreliable lie detecors are and no more reliable than flipping a coin, so Attorney makes it obvious Drew is not going to take a lie detector test.

    Nearly one year later:

    Drew suddenly takes TWO lie detector tests AND against the advice of his Attorney at that, so does Drew listen to his Attorney or does Drew not listen to his Attorney ?

    To add to this madness, the lie detector test has been taken at the office of his Attorney, who is against Drew taking a lie detecor test.

  25. But again, why believe he even took a polygraph at all? Like I say, I can strap my dog up to a machine and take a picture.

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