As you all know, for the past three weeks, I was a prohibited person. I was not allowed to possess firearms or ammunition. My concealed weapons permit has been revoked. Why? My ex-girlfriend is accusing me of stalking, and filed a complaint for a domestic violence restraining order against me. We had our first hearing on June 2, and I appeared there with my attorney. He announced in court that we want to have a full hearing, where we will present subpoenaed witnesses in my defense.
We had our second hearing on June 17th. She did not have an attorney or a single witness. The basis of her claim was that I read her text messages and emails while we were a couple, I sent a text to her new boyfriend, and I came to her workplace and got her fired.
I had an attorney and four witnesses.They were going to testify to the following facts, even though it turns out that they were not needed:
Yes, I read her emails. That was how I found out she was cheating. What she left out of the story was that a year earlier, she had given me the password and told me that I could read her email.
Yes, I texted her new boyfriend. The reason? I asked him if he really was sleeping with her. No threats. I was just confirming what I saw in the emails, because I didn't want to accuse her over a misunderstanding.
A friend, who was asked by my ex-girlfriend to inform
on my whereabouts so she could surprise me with a visit next time I
went SCUBA diving, was there to testify that she was the one following me around.
Also, my mother would have testified that the ex-girlfriend never lived with the
two of us (my mother lives with me). This is important, because an
important element of proving domestic violence is to prove either:
-That the two involved had a child together, or;
- That they were married at some point, or;
- that they lived together as if a family at some point.
Since none of those is true, there can be no domestic violence.
My ex girlfriend had been fired for stealing, not because I stalked her. You see, she had left some belongings at my house, which I had attempted to return to her through a mutual friend. She didn't pick them up, and after a month, I opened the box to find a large cache of pharmaceuticals, surgical equipment, medical records with patient information and social security numbers on them, along with other medical supplies. They were marked "Property of XXX hospital," so I contacted the hospital to see what they wanted done with their property. The supervisor asked me to bring them in. They did an investigation, connected them to her, and they fired her a month later for stealing. At the time of her firing, her employer told her how they caught her, and told her that her ex boyfriend had found the stolen articles and returned them to the hospital.
So less than an hour after her firing, she filled out a claim that I had committed domestic violence against her and that she was afraid of me coming to hurt her. The court issued a DV injunction, and I became a prohibited person for the duration of the order. It took me three weeks to get to this morning's hearing.
To protect myself from the allegations, I left the country/state for two weeks. I went into exile. I travelled to Atlanta, then I went to St Martin, St Thomas, and to the Bahamas. I can prove that I was nowhere near her for the past three weeks.
I also had records from my toll transponder, showing that I was nowhere near her on the dates and times that she claimed I was stalking her. My new girlfriend was there to testify that I was nowhere near her (not even in the same county- I was 100 miles away) on the dates in question.
None of it was needed. She presented her case, and before we called our first witness, my attorney pointed out that there was no evidence of violence presented by her. The judge agreed and dismissed all charges.
After this, she said that her boyfriend is a cop, and that "this isn't over" because the cop is initiating a criminal investigation into how I got his phone number, among other things, and that he is going to have me arrested.
My lawyer said that if he does that, we will sue for wrongful prosecution and his career will be over.
Now I have to get things back in order. I have my guns again. I have to get another CWP. I can move on. Until she pulls her next stunt.
Using accusations of domestic violence has become a common tactic for women who wish to win divorce and child custody cases, as well as angry girlfriends who wish to get back at former boyfriends. Men have no legal recourse against women who are proven to be lying. I can't even sue her to recover my considerable legal fees. This needs to change. Sign the petition here: