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(Just before this lawsuit was filed, Kurin made a point of telling everyone in her department that she was going to do it, in a manner that at least some colleagues interpreted as an attempt to intimidate department members into giving her tenure or suffering the consequences (I've described Kurin's litigious history in previous posts.) In truth, many of her colleagues are pretty fed up with Kurin at this point, and such implied threats are not likely to work.)
Introduction, No. 5:
Update June 19: My email to Danielle Kurin's lawyer, David Scher of the Hoyer Law Group. I believe it is self-explanatory, but I have highlighted some points here (which I did not do in the original.)
Dear Mr. Scher,
Update June 24: The timing of Kurin's divorce from Gomez.
In the complaint, Kurin and her attorney make the following statement under penalty of perjury:
"The IFR will no longer work with Dr. Danielle Kurin, the director of the field school."
Kurin did not file for divorce from Gomez until May 9, 2019, according to records from the Santa Barbara County Superior Court. I don't know if that fits anyone's definition of "soon," but it was at least six months later. I will obtain the final divorce decree and update this in due course.
Update July 10, 2020: Update July 10, 2020: I have now created a GoFundMe campaign to help raise the legal expenses for defending this $18 million defamation suit against me. It will be particularly targeted at the costs of doing the kind of vigorous legal discovery (for relevant documents, depositions of witnesses, etc.) that will be necessary to mount an effective defense. I hope you will consider donating, no matter how modestly, and/or distributing this appeal to others. Thanks!