Norm Lubow in the documentary Kurt and Courtney. Photo: YouTube
In the cinema, director Nick Broomfield said Lubow and Bowman had introduced him to Eldon El Duce Hoke, a Seattle-based musician who claimed Courtney Love offered him $50,000 to kill her husband Kurt Cobain, the vocalist and guitarist in the rock band Nirvana. The accusation about Hoke, which became lore among some Nirvana fans following Cobains suicide in 1994, was denied by Love.
According to the New York Post, in 1995 Lubow, utilizing the name Ron X, also claimed to tabloids that he had sold narcotics to OJ Simpson on the working day Simpsons estranged spouse Nicole Brown was murdered. Lubow denied the Post report.
An lawyer brought in to file Katie Johnsons suit against Trump in New York said any issues around the credibility of Al Taylor should not cast doubt on Johnsons allegations.
The attorney, Thomas Meagher, a patent and intellectual property lawyer who said he had never been involved in a case of this kind before. Meagher said he became involved after reading on a minor rumor website that Johnsons legal action in California had faltered and that she was seeking representation. Meagher acknowledged that Al Taylor was acting as a go-between for the woman said to be suing Trump.
Their federal suit filed last month in New York alleges that Johnson, identified this time as Jane Doe, was sexually assaulted by Trump in 1994 at the Manhattan home of Jeffrey Epstein, the dishonored financier and associate of the UKs Prince Andrew who was incarcerated in Florida in 2008 for soliciting sexuality from an underage daughter.
The New York lawsuit was accompanied by a supporting affidavit from a woman utilizing the name Tiffany Doe, who claims to have worked for Epstein at the time and find the young girl for the two men. The accusations made in the suit have been reported by several media outlets.
The legal action in Manhattan follows a near-identical suit in California that made the same accusations against Trump and Epstein. That suit was promptly thrown out after a federal judge ruled that the complaint quoth ordinances that did not apply to it. Epstein has through representatives also denied the allegations.
Alan Garten, an lawyer for the Trump Organization, described the allegations against Trump as a complete fabrication that appeared to be politically motivated. This is basically a sham suit brought by someone who desires to impact the presidential election, said Garten.
Trumps team said the lawsuit was badly flawed. I dont even know if there is a plaintiff, said Garten. I dont know a lawyer worthy of the bar who would set his name to this lawsuit. Meagher, however, insisted that he had fulfilled the plaintiff and separately spoken to her over video-conference. She definitely exists, said Meagher.
After repeated questions to Al Taylor asking him to confirm he was Norm Lubow ran ignored, a text message was eventually sent to the Guardian from a cellphone previously answered several times by Taylor.
It said: This is Katie Johnson. Why do you keep asking for[ Lubow ]. I do not know and have never met anybody by this name. If you are really a reporter like you claim are and not just a crank call like thousands of other calls I have gotten since my phone number was published throughout the world, then why dont you ask how it feels to have the debase who raped me when I was only 13 years operating for President of this great country?
It sickens me every time I insure his evil face on Tv. I am not after fund, I want retaliation for what this evil pedophile did to me. He doesnt is in favour of President, he deserves to be in jail…
If you really are a reporter like you told my lawyer Tom Meagher, then please publish my statement for the millions of other Rape Victims who have no voice. Thank you, Katie Johnson.