Ten days ago, around the 7th of December, documents that had been returned as a result of multiple subpoenas issued by Julie Roys were shared among all parties to the litigation. These subpoenas had been issued to: Brian White, David Wisen, Rob Williams and Maida Korte. On Tuesday, the 11th of December, the plaintiffs filed an Emergency Motion Pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 201(c) and noticed the case to be heard on Thursday, the 13th of December 2018.
On the 12th of December, one day before the Emergency Motion Pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 201(c) was set to be heard, the plaintiffs inexplicably withdrew their emergency motion in the morning. Later that day, they indicated that they intended to spindle the motion on the regular court calendar, meaning the matter would be heard at a later time.
By the 14th of December, the plaintiffs refiled the motion, once again as an emergency. It was noticed to be heard on an emergency basis on Tuesday, the 18th of December.
In court that day, the Honorable Judge Diane Larson ruled that there was no “emergency” related to this matter; and she instructed the plaintiffs to yet again re-notice the motion on the regular court calendar.
While all of this has been transpiring, Charles Philbrock, attorney for Julie Roys, has filed a brilliant and eloquent response to the protective order filed by MacDonald and Harvest Bible. The response is well summarized by the following:
“According to plaintiffs, the standard for a protective order is “as justice requires.” (Mot. ¶12) Justice does not allow a plaintiff to smear a defendant in the media, claim it has nothing to hide, and then cloak the very records that reveal the truth via a protective order.”
Please understand that the act of having the Bryant’s attorney appear only to have the Judge rule that this is not an emergency is a very expensive endeavor. At this point, we are coming close to exhausting the funds that we raised in our first round of funding; and we will need to launch our new fundraising campaign at the beginning of the new year. In the meantime, please feel free to visit our GoFundMe page and donate as you best see fit.
With deepest gratitude,