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Man in judge sex controversy loses lawsuit
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | 9:53 AM CST
CBC News
Alex Chapman had been seeking $10 million in a lawsuit filed against Manitoba lawyer Jack King. (CBC)
A man who claims he suffered emotional distress when he was asked to have sex with a Manitoba lawyer -- who later became a judge -- has had his lawsuit thrown out of court.

A Court of Queen's Bench justice has dismissed Alexander Chapman's lawsuit against Jack King. The judgment was released Tuesday in Winnipeg.

In his decision, Justice John Menzies wrote that Chapman has no right to sue after signing a confidential settlement agreement with King seven years ago. As part of the release, Chapman promised not to take legal action against King, his partners or the firm.

'To allow the matter to proceed further would be an abuse of process.'
--Justice John Menzies"I find the defendant has satisfied me that the claims advanced by the plaintiff were settled in 2003 ... and to allow the matter to proceed further would be an abuse of process," he wrote.

King's lawyer, Bill Gange, suggested that Tuesday's ruling was vindication.

"When a person settles a claim that they have, that ought to be the end of the matter," Gange said. "Canadian law is very clear."

Further, Menzies agreed with Gange that Chapman's claim exceeded the six-year limit under the Limitation of Actions Act.

"The plaintiff executed the release [agreement] in July of 2003, seven years before this cause of action was commenced," Menzie wrote.

At a hearing on Oct. 26, Chapman's lawyer Paul Walsh said his client was not under the impression that his legal rights had been compromised by the release.

Menzies dismissed that argument in his decision, stating, "a misunderstanding of one's legal rights does not operate to extend a limitation period."

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Chapman made international headlines a few months earlier when he launched three lawsuits seeking a total of $67 million. One was against King for $10 million, another against King's wife, Lori Douglas, for $7 million and the third against the Winnipeg law firm Thompson Dorfman Sweatman for $50 million.

He filed all three lawsuits on Sept. 1, claiming he was harassed and suffered emotional distress when King tried, but failed, to get him to have sex with Douglas in 2003.

At the time, both King and Douglas were partners at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman.

Douglas, who is now an associate chief justice of the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench, has temporarily stepped aside from her duties as a sitting judge but remains with the court in an administrative capacity.

2 lawsuits dropped
Chapman dropped the lawsuit against Douglas three weeks later, then dropped the claim against the law firm in late October.

Chapman first met King in 2002, when he retained the lawyer to handle his divorce. King showed him sexually explicit photos of Douglas, naked in various forms of bondage, in chains, with sex toys and performing oral sex.

Jack King has been charged by the Law Society of Manitoba with three breaches of the code of professional conduct. (CBC)
That information has been admitted to in court documents submitted by King.

At some point, Chapman, who is black, said King, who is white, also directed him to a porn website devoted to interracial sex, particularly between black men and white women.

When his divorce was concluded, Chapman filed a complaint to the managing partners at the law firm. Soon after receiving the complaint, King left the firm and signed a confidentiality agreement with Chapman, who was paid $25,000.

After seven years of silence, Chapman decided to file the complaint with the law society. He also decided to go public with his allegations at the end of August, telling CBC News he felt distraught about the matter.

Gange told CBC News in August that his client was suffering from depression at the time of the incident cited by Chapman.

King's wife, Douglas, didn't know he was soliciting a client to have sex with her, Gange said.

He also said King took time off work on a sick leave after his interaction with Chapman and was put under the care of a doctor.

The saga is not over yet, however, as the Law Society of Manitoba has charged King with professional misconduct and the Canadian Judicial Council is investigating Chapman's complaint against Douglas.

The charges against King have yet to be proven in a disciplinary hearing, which includes two lawyers and one member of the public. No date has been set for that hearing.

In his decision, Menzies stated that although the confidential settlement with King prevents him from suing, it does not prevent him from making disclosure to the Law Society of Manitoba as part of his complaint.

With files from The Canadian Press This story is closed to commenting..

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/11/16/mb-lawsuit-judge-sex-photos-winnipeg.html#ixzz15TL9HbcL

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looks like the pressure will be lifted off of the judge a bit;

Lawyer pleads guilty in nude photo affair
The Canadian Press Posted: Mar 28, 2011 8:14 AM CT Last Updated: Mar 28, 2011 9:52 AM CT BackRelated Links
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Jack King has been charged by the Law Society of Manitoba with three breaches of the code of professional conduct. CBCA Winnipeg lawyer has pleaded guilty at a disciplinary hearing to all charges against him, including sexual harassment of client, conflict of interest and failing to act with integrity.

More to come

The Canadian Press, 2011

End of Story http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2011/03/28/mb-judge-sex-controversy-king-disciplinary-winnipeg.html

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Lawyer pleads guilty in nude photo affair
The Canadian Press Posted: Mar 28, 2011 8:14 AM CT Last Updated: Mar 28, 2011 10:43 AM CT

Jack King has been charged by the Law Society of Manitoba with three breaches of the code of professional conduct. CBC
A Winnipeg lawyer has pleaded guilty at a disciplinary hearing to all charges against him, including sexual harassment of client, conflict of interest and failing to act with integrity.

Jack King appeared before the Law Society of Manitoba on Monday morning to face the charges in connection to attempting to pressure a man, Alexander Chapman, to have sex with his wife, Lori Douglas.

Speaking to the three-person disciplinary panel, King offered apologies to his friends family and fellow members of the bar.

"Most of all I apologize to my dear wife, who privately indulged my strange tastes," he said, adding she is innocent in the matter relating to Chapman.

"To my wife I can never apologize enough."

King gave sexually explicit photos of Douglas to Chapman in 2003 and tried, but failed to get Chapman to have sex with her.

Douglas was named a judge two years later.

King has admitted to sharing the photos, but his lawyer has said his client was depressed at the time and acting without his wife's knowledge.

The law society can impose a range of penalties, including revoking King's licence to practise law.

The lawyers for the law society and for King have made a joint submission and recommend that the disciplinary panel not disbar King.

Instead, they say panel should consider a fine.

Douglas is being investigated by the Canadian Judicial Council and has stopped hearing cases until the review is complete.

The Canadian Press, 2011

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2011/03/28/mb-judge-sex-controversy-king-disciplinary-winnipeg.html?ref=rss

FP

Riiight... judge wifey had no idea. Sorry, I'm not buying that line these days.

BRIAN

A woman doesn't just agree to doing interacial swinging and wife swapping to keep her husband happy. She is into it to on some level.
You may sleep soundly at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence upon those who seek to harm you.

Billy

crazy

if the woman enjoys dishing out pain imaging how the Fathers in divorce cases in her court must feel.

It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
~Thomas Jefferson


Men don't need women to fulfill themselves spiritually. They only need them to realize they don't need them.
~Henry Makow

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Judge sex complaint review holds 1st hearing

A complaint alleging sexual harassment and discrimination on the part of a Manitoba judge is being heard by the Canadian Judicial Council in a Winnipeg courtroom.

The council's intial hearing into the conduct of Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas of the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench began on Saturday morning.

The hearing will focus on procedural matters, including who can take part in the public inquiry, which will determine whether she is fit to continue as a Superior Court Judge.
Lori Douglas stepped away from her duties as a sitting judge shortly after the complaint was filed against her. (CBC)
CBC's Marisa Dragani said from the courthouse that a citizen blogger, Clare Pieuk, is asking for intervenor status. Saturday's hearing is open to the public and security is tight, Dragani said.

A Winnipeg police officer was present for the hearing. A Canadian Judicial Council spokesperson said it was prudent to have an officer there, partly based on protocol and also because of some of the blog posts they have seen.

Alexander Chapman of Winnipeg filed the complaint in July 2010, alleging that Douglas's husband, Jack King, tried to pressure him into having sex with Douglas in 2002 and 2003.

Chapman said when he retained King to handle his divorce in 2002, the lawyer showed him sexually explicit photos of Douglas, naked in various forms of bondage, in chains, with sex toys and performing oral sex.

Both King and Douglas were lawyers and partners with a Winnipeg law firm at the time.

Douglas stepped away from her duties as a sitting judge shortly after Chapman's complaint was filed.

The Canadian Judicial Council hears complaints involving a judge's conduct and can decide whether or not the judge in question should continue to serve on the bench.

There are five judges and two lawyers on the panel. The judges are from across the country: P.E.I, Newfoundland and Labrador and Alberta.

Alberta Chief Justice Catherine Fraser is chair.

Chapman was not in attendance at the start of the hearing but arrived later.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/05/19/manitoba-judge-.html?cmp=rss

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Manitoba judge denies sex allegations against her

Lori Douglas claims she is 'victim of wrongdoing' by husband and complainant





A Manitoba judge in the middle of a sex controversy is denying claims that she knowingly participated with her husband in sexually harassing a man, calling such allegations "a complete fabrication."
Douglas stepped away from her duties as a sitting judge with the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench in September 2010, shortly after the complaint against her was filed with the Canadian Judicial Council. (CBC)
In a written response to the Canadian Judicial Council obtained by CBC News, Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas says she "has been the victim of wrongdoing" by her husband, lawyer Jack King, and by Alex Chapman, the man who filed the complaint against her.

Chapman filed the complaint with the council in July 2010, alleging that King tried to pressure him into having sex with Douglas in 2003.

Chapman said when he retained King to handle his divorce, the lawyer showed him sexually explicit photos of Douglas naked in various forms of bondage, with sex toys and performing oral sex.

The photographs also appeared on a pornographic website where white women looked for black men to have sex.

Both King and Douglas were lawyers and partners with a Winnipeg law firm at the time.

Douglas stepped away from her duties as a judge with the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench after Chapman's complaint was filed.

The Canadian Judicial Council is conducting an inquiry into Douglas's conduct, based on Chapman's allegations. It held a preliminary hearing in Winnipeg in May.

The review could lead to her removal from the bench.

Speaking out for 1st time

Douglas's statement, filed by her lawyers on Wednesday, responds to a notice of allegations the council sent to her on May 29.

"This response represents the first time that [Douglas's] account of the events in question will be heard," her statement reads in part.
Alex Chapman claims that Douglas's husband, Jack King, tried to pressure him into having sex with Douglas in 2002 and 2003. (CBC)
Douglas insists that she had no knowledge of King's plans involving Chapman.

"The notice of allegation states that Ms. Douglas knowingly participated with King in the sexual harassment of Chapman. This charge against Douglas ... is a complete fabrication. She has been the victim of wrongdoing by both her husband (King) and Chapman," the statement says.

"Her husband, in acts of unimaginable betrayal, in pursuit of a mad and undisclosed fantasy, solicited Chapman to have sex with ... Ms. Douglas," it adds.

"King emailed Chapman intimate photos of his wife and posted certain other intimate photos on a website to which he directed Chapman, all without any knowledge of Ms. Douglas."

It wasn't until June 2003 that King was "compelled to tell her what he has done," her statement said.

Douglas also accuses Chapman of viewing King's behaviour "as an opportunity to obtain money from King and his law firm, to make both himself and his lawyer rich" by claiming sexual harassment against King.

Her statement notes that Chapman filed a series of legal actions in 2010 against King and Douglas -- who by then was a judge -- seeking roughly $67 million in damages. His lawsuit was dismissed.

Changed word in diary?

The judicial council's notice of allegation claims that Douglas changed an entry in her personal diary that described an encounter she had with Chapman "which she knew or ought to have known was relevant to the investigation."

The council's notice also alleges that Douglas then "intentionally made incorrect representations" to the council's independent counsel about that changed entry.

Douglas responded that she did change an adjective in her gardening diary in 2010 that "had originally referred to the previous afternoon, not to Chapman."

Douglas "admits changing the word out of anger at Chapman's false allegation that had been made against her in the media," her statement said.

"She had no intention of misleading anyone. She did not anticipate that the diary would be evidence in the inquiry process," it added.

As for the claim that she made incorrect representations to the independent counsel, Douglas said she got a phone call about the diary entry in February but she was "at home alone and in no condition to have been trying to respond to questions."

She corrected her answer at a later time and has been fully co-operating with the independent counsel since then, she added.

The allegations by the judicial council's review have not been proven. Evidence will be heard starting June 25.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/06/14/mb-lori-douglas-judge-sex-response.html

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As for the claim that she made incorrect representations to the independent counsel, Douglas said she got a phone call about the diary entry in February but she was "at home alone and in no condition to have been trying to respond to questions."


Was she under the influence of bath salts?
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Manitoba judge sex inquiry gets tense

CBC News

Posted: Jul 17, 2012 12:15 PM CT

Last Updated: Jul 17, 2012 12:57 PM CT


A man who said he was sexually harassed by a Manitoba judge burst out in anger and tears as he faced intense questioning at a Canadian Judicial Council inquiry into the matter.

Alex Chapman says he has "no faith in the system," adding, "this whole thing is a bloody cover up."

At one point, Chapman launched into an outburst about how difficult everything has been on him.

"You guys have no idea what I've been going through to get the complaint to you guys. You seized my computer. Did you seize Jack King's computer?"

He accused the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) of dragging its feet for two years to get to this point.

Then he went after Justice Lori Douglas and her lawyer husband Jack King, calling them "a bunch of liars."

"They took advantage of me when I was at the lowest point of my life," he said. "They're powerful people."

Harrassment claims

The CJC is examining the accusations of harrassment made by Chapman and whether Douglas should be removed from the bench -- a rare move in Canada.

The incidents happened in 2003, when Douglas was still a lawyer and worked at the same firm as King.

The latter, who was hired as Chapman's divorce lawyer, has admitted to giving nude photographs of Douglas to him in an attempt to persuade him to have sex with her.

The Manitoba Law Society conducted an investigation into those allegations and in 2011, King was given a reprimand and ordered to pay approximately $13,000 in costs. However, he avoided disbarment or suspension.

Chapman told the inquiry on Monday that he was also directed by King to a pornographic website where the photos were posted. The website was a place where white women look for black men as sex partners.

Chapman is black, Douglas white.

The pictures showed Douglas nude in various forms of bondage, with sex toys and performing oral sex.

Independent counsel Kirsten Crain prompted another outburst from Chapman when she suggested he might have doctored an email containing explicit photos of Douglas that King had sent.

Chapman said "absolutely not."

Crain said King made those remarks to the Manitoba Law Society.

"Mr. King is a master or words. He can say what he want," Chapman replied.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/07/17/mb-lori-douglas-sex-inquiry-winnipeg.html

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Christie Blatchford: Manitoba judge's career stalls while possibly biased inquiry into nude photos grinds on


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I suppose there's a measure of what in the modern world might be considered tit-for-tat equity in the magnificently messed up and ludicrously delayed proceedings involving Manitoba Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas.

That view might go like this: As justice is painfully slow to arrive for ordinary folk in this country, it's only fitting that it is also glacial to come for judges themselves.

But it ignores the fact that judges are entitled to not just the same sort of justice given citizens, but rather to the highest procedural fairness in the land because of the value that in our democracy is placed on their independence -- from politics, from government, from everything.

In other words, it's meant to be difficult to remove a judge from the bench, and it ought to be similarly difficult to dispatch one to the waiting rooms of hell.

Given that standard, what's happened to Judge Douglas is nothing less than disgraceful.








lots more....
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/06/21/christie-blatchford-manitoba-judges-career-stalls-while-possibly-biased-inquiry-into-nude-photos-grinds-on/

Captain Courageous

Maybe her shenanigans threaten to expose others .... like the ones currently adjudicating her case.

Just sayin' ....  :rolle:

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