I was so stunned when I finished reading this CNN.Crime article I immediately picked up the phone to call donchais and tell her that former talk show host, family man and now convicted child pornographer Bernie Ward, was represented by none other than Doron Weinberg. She was as stunned as I was. After she stopped laughing and composed herself, she replied, "Get Out!"
From the article:
Weinberg has said Ward downloaded the child porn for journalistic research.
"It's clear that it ended in a dark place," Weinberg said. "Bernie Ward is a good man."
Yeah, sounds like a reasonable defense to me. So just how does "journalistic research" explain Ward's online internet exchanges with a Stanislaus County woman where he told her, "...he was aroused when his daughter walked in the bathroom while he showered..."?
It ended in a dark place? What in the world does that even mean? A crime is a crime is a crime.
As many know, Doron Weinberg (along with Dennis Riordan and Chris Plourd) is the lead attorney representing Phil Spector in his retrial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. Wow. From kiddie porn to murder, Weinberg appears to be the "go to" man. Bloggers and message board posters alike are anxiously awaiting the start of Spector 2. It remains to be seen if this new group of lawyers lives up to the Cirque du Soleil performance we observed from Spector's first legal team.
Somewhere in my head I can hear Judy Collins singing, "Send in the clowns - don't bother, they're here."