"Bullying" - Former Member of Religious Order - a Journalist and Brand - is Sued for Showing Christian Charity
NEW YORK, October 20, 2014 - Jim “Jimmy” Gonzalez, as Jamie Alistair Gonzalez is known to family, friends, and Jehovah’s Witnesses, in 2010 stood behind Cody McCart as he made difficult choices in his life - for which Gonzalez was sued - a clear case of "bullying."
By: The JAG Human Rights Public Affairs Office & Org.
Cody McCart, known with the stage name of Cody Kyler, decided to find relief from a series of difficulties and pressures he met as an actor in the adult industry. The decision proved difficult, as he needed emotional and professional support to move from being a live-in adult actor with Flava Works, Inc. to an independent young adult on the streets of Chicago.
McCart sought help from The Center on Halsted’s Gay Youth Center and the Youth Futures - The Law Project of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, and later other professionals, to receive assistance in his separation and difficult rehabilitation to a completely different lifestyle to the one he had grown encumbered by, not knowing the way out.
Flava Works, Inc., the group he was associated with, and its owner Phillip Bleicher began a campaign of harassment, not only to McCart, but also to Gonzalez, claiming damages, as McCart was purportedly breaking conditions of formal agreements which supposedly prevented him from leaving an industry he no longer wanted to be associated with, whether for the time being, or for the rest of his life.
In a perplexing move, Flava Works, Inc. and Phillip Bleicher chose to sue Gonzalez, a friend of McCart’s, who has spent a lifetime in Christian Ministry, a duly appointed ordained minister who even served under a legal "vow of poverty and obedience” for onwards of eight years, as a member of a religious order whose requirements are conditioned upon high moral standards, placing principles of service, self-sacrifice, and helping those in need, above all other things, as a way of life.
Following a series of underhanded moves of intimidation, menacing, and harassment, Bleicher and Flava Works, Inc. presented a case to a judge, or series of judges, in Cook County of Illinois, forcing a judgment against Gonzalez for close to half a million dollars – all for having helped out someone who was in need of relief from unimaginable personal pressures related to being a part of the adult entertainment industry.
Our First Amendment rights of Freedom of Religion, the accompanying Clergyman-Communicant Privilege, Freedom of the Press, and the overbearing unabashed rights to privacy and to self-determination found therein, should protect all people, all the time, in this land of ours, and, ideally, everywhere in the world!
*Jehovah's Witnesses, incidentally, share the same religious faith with prodigious musician Prince, winners Venus and Serena Williams, Michael Jackson's mother Catherine, and sister Rebbie, and as was Mickey Spillane. President Eisenhower was raised in a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses, his mother remained one until her death, at which time Eisenhower said of his mom, 'the woman was a saint,' she believed in peace, not war. Eisenhower didn’t practice as he became older, only being baptized until weeks after his inauguration as President of the United States in 1953, in the Presbyterian faith. Rapper The Notorious B.I.G., Naomi Campell, Janet Jackson, The Wayans brothers, were all raised Jehovah's Witness, but no longer practice the religion. However, all of these persons, and many other high profiled individuals, who believe in serving others and helping their fellow man through the arts or in any other way they can, do so, publicly, or privately, with dedication and with a strong gift of talent, unparalleled, and with tremendous brilliant strategic minds. For example, in 2011, Rebbie Jackson embarked on the "Pick Up the Phone Tour," which is dedicated to teens who have committed suicide all over the U.S.
(World famous Model Coco Rocha, George Benson, Sly and the Family Stone guitarist Larry Graham are all active Jehovah's Witness and Graham has been a great influence in the life of Prince.)
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