Sunday, June 10, 2012

Don't Mess with "The Donald". Trump is suing.

                                             These aren't Donald's Shoes!!  Send them back!  His are pasted with $$$$$$$       Although maybe he needs to try a pair of these on for fun.

I just read this today that Donald Trump, otherwise known as "The Donald", is suing Sheena Monnin, who was Miss Pennsylvania USA.  

Like he needs more money?  He probably has enough money to build a city under the ocean for that matter.  You know, one as big as New York City!  Why does he feel the need to sue her?  

Well, it sounds like she wrote on face book recently about the Miss Universe pageant being rigged.  Maybe it was.  She's there to know.  Hears it from another girl and gets the story brewing.  

Quoted by Sheena on Facebook:  

"It is my moral obligation to state what I witnessed and what I know to be true. I will relay to you the reasoning behind my resignation. I witnessed another contestant who said she saw the list of the Top 5 BEFORE THE SHOW EVER STARTED proceed to call out in order who the Top 5 were before they were announced on stage."

Of course the Trumpster caught wind of this and told her to retract her statement.  And when she didn't he went into a course of action.  Evidentally, he owns the Miss Universe competition.  This I didn't know.  I don't really follow Donald closely to know what goes on.  But I do know he has sued a bunch of people.

Why do people feel the need to sue?  Of course they think that they have been wronged and want justice done, but I think it is a means to get more money from perhaps someone with less money.

Now I would guess that Sheena Monnin probably doesn't have a lot of money to burn.  She's Miss Pennsylvania or was, but still not filthy rich like other famous people.  She is probably not too happy about this and will not want to fork over her hard earned money to "The Donald" who needs more money like a hole in the head.

That's why you see all these famous people giving their money to charities.  They've got so much money that they don't know what to do with it, spend it on clothing that us commoners could never afford to have on our bodies.  Do drugs and lots of it, lots of partying and drinking binges, because they have the money to burn to kill their bodies with.  Just because you have all the money in the world, it doesn't allow you to f..... up your body and throw you in a grave way before your time.

 "In an email to state pageant organizers, she cited the Miss Universe Organization's policy regarding transgendered contestants, implemented two months ago, as the reason for her resignation," the Miss Universe Organization says in a statement. 

I swear there are way too many rules that shouldn't be there.  And for a competition to be rigged like that, is just not right.  Maybe after they come to an agreement, seeing as The Donald is the owner of the competition, he should be getting his body down there and settle the issue and make sure that it doesn't happen in the future.  With this news out, it will surely hurt future competitions.

Nobody is going to want to watch a show that is rigged before the show even starts.  I always wondered if they new the winners ahead of time.  Now I know and won't decide to watch in the future.  That's one less viewer.  And if there are lots of others like me that don't like a show being rigged, you could potentially be looking at thousands or more viewers changing the channel.  FAST!!!

Due to the terms of Monnin's contract with the beauty competition, the matter will first be handled through private arbitration, and if they can't come to an agreement, the case could be moved to court.

Actually what she has done is defamation of character.  But she also could be right, but it doesn't make it right that she put the statement out there.  It was a breach in her contract and definitely defamation of character.  

It does actually effect Donald as he is the owner of the competition.  So in complaining about the show being rigged, it also effects him.

Which now brings me to the subject of defamation of character.  When a person says something about someone famous or something, place or thing that is negative or suggests something that may not be true, it hurts the person's image or the company.

Look at what's her face going after Justin Bieber about little Tristan being his baby.  Well, the majority of us knew that it wasn't true.  She was just going after him and wanting her infamy and his money.  She really didn't have anything to back herself up.  

Yeah, he met up with her for a few minutes in a public bathroom, when everybody knew that all his security was so tight on him.  Like that ever happened.  And poor Selena had to sit back as the whole mess started happening.  Here's too young kids in love and some unknown decides to say, "The Biebs is my child's daddy."

And he took the paternity test and of course it came back negative. 

So, there's a perfect example of defamation of character.  And he has every right to go and take her to court.  I'm not sure what is happening there as I didn't end up following it really closely.  I just remember reading different articles in Star Magazine about it.

You really have to be careful about so many things before you decide to go after a person or a company or organization.  You need to know all the facts, make sure it's true, and then make sure you aren't breaking any rules in going after someone with complaints.  You don't want to go to jail either, as that can sometimes happen depending on how you go about things.

Same with writing fiction novels or non fiction that are loosely based on real life situations.  For example, my The Thief Who Wouldn't Learn fiction novel that I am currently writing, is loosely based on something that happened to me.

In real life one of my daughter's little friends stole 21 of my nail polishes and the parents didn't handle it right and were downright nasty about the whole thing and wouldn't give me back the nail polish when I went to their door to retrieve it, so I called the police on them to get the matter solved.  The father and I had been on the phone a few hours before the little nine year old got home from school and said she did take it, after telling me that he was really ticked off about us accusing her of taking things, he then had to bite his tongue and say she had it.  

Well, I waited until after 5:30PM and he never once brought her over to return it.  Claimed the other kid had been napping since before she got home.  I figured out the nap time was over 4 hours.  

If it had been my child, I would have had her return the stuff first thing and then let the other child take her nap afterwards.  Most parents would want to deal with something like that first.  Priority.  

So, anyway, it has inspired me to write my novel, which will be very loosely based on the incident.  In my novel, the whole family will be thieves.  And of course their place of work will be different.

Just a note for anyone to keep in mind when writing a fiction novel about something that happened in real life.  You don't want it to portray a character to exact.  You do have a right to use things, but you have to be careful how you word them.  And you never go after their place of business.  Change their hair color, different names, maybe different things about it that you can change.

Like for me in my story, Lucinda's daughter, Jilly will probably steal 21 lipsticks instead of the nail polish.  I still can word some things the same if I want, but the whole story isn't going to reflect them.

This part below is from wikepedia.  Both in my mind are very similar in what it does to someone, but are done in a different way.  Basically, you shouldn't do either one.

Defamation—also called calumnyvilificationtraducementslander (for transitory statements), and libel (for written, broadcast, or otherwise published words)—is the communication of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individualbusinessproductgroupgovernment, or nation a negative image.   

i think if you go and write a true story or fiction story and make it exactly the way it happened and destroy their character or place of business, it can be damaging.  But it happens all the time with these famous people.  Someone goes and writes a book about their side of the story, and because they have ties to them, they know they can cash in on their fame.  Then the family or whoever it harms has the right to go after them for defamation of character and damage.

So, The Donald has every right to go after Sheena Monnin for defamation of character.  But he should sue for a smaller amount of money.  It should be just what the court thinks would be appropriate.  She doesn't have his millions!!!!

Jennifer Jo Fay

June 10, 2012

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