Sent: 4/20/12 1:26 PM
Subject: Covering Up
You should have warned me that once you look under the covers at sex trafficking, you can never just cover it back up. It seems like the brothel that I was making nicey-nice with a couple of days ago is an outlet for a large Thai sex trafficker in Houston. The workers are mostly minors and they are forced to sleep on cots in the attic of the premises. Sicko bastards! This means, I can’t just look the other way. We are drafting a pleading in the lawsuit (It was actually filed by the operator) to get our client out and the court filing will necessarily publicize the nature of the operation. I was told not to worry about retribution by the operator but I am covering my backside just in case. He has thirty workers mostly underage but a couple of the women are in their early 20s. Any tips to keep me from getting ambushed? The Courts can only help so far. When it gets dark, the Courts are closed.
The crazy thing is the owner sued my client for defamation when he referred to the operation as a “Brothel”. It leaves me with no alternative except to prove the truth of the allegation. Truth is an absolute defense to defamation. I am going to try peacemaking one last time but hopes for a resolution are fading.
Damn. Why do these things happen when I am just trying to slip away to a peaceful retreat?