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Started by Korea, March 10, 2009, 06:24:26 AM

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Syt

The dad seems "interesting."

https://www.thedailybeast.com/aaron-brink-pornstar-dad-of-colorado-club-q-shooting-suspect-anderson-lee-aldrich-spews-homophobia

QuotePorn-Star Dad of LGBT Club Massacre Suspect Spews Homophobia in First Interview

Aaron Franklin Brink, who has appeared in such films as "I Wanna Get Titty Fucked" and "Latina Slut Academy," said he was just happy his kid isn't gay.


MMA-fighter-turned-porn-actor Aaron Franklin Brink had an immediate reaction when he learned his 22-year-old son had been accused of slaughtering five people and injuring 18 others last weekend in a mass shooting at a Colorado Springs nightspot catering to the LGBTQ community.

A defense attorney called Sunday night and told Brink, who lives in Southern California, that Anderson Lee Aldrich was under arrest for the massacre at Club Q.

"They started telling me about the incident, a shooting involving multiple people," Brink said Tuesday in an interview outside his San Diego home with CBS 8. "And then I go on to find out it's a gay bar. I said, 'God, is he gay?' I got scared, 'Shit, is he gay?' And he's not gay, so I said, 'Phhhewww...'"

Brink, who has appeared in such films as My MILF Boss 8, I Wanna Get Titty Fucked, and Latina Slut Academy, told CBS 8, "You know Mormons don't do gay. We don't do gay. There's no gays in the Mormon church. We don't do gay." (The Mormon Church has confirmed that Aldrich was a member but had not been active in some time.)

In a court filing late Tuesday, lawyers for Aldrich, who in 2016 changed his name from Nicholas Franklin Brink to escape his father's sordid past, said Aldrich is non-binary, saying "they use they/them pronouns."

However, booking records list Aldrich's gender as male. Additionally, in text messages from the day of the shooting, which were shown to The Daily Beast by a source close to Aldrich, Aldrich's mother referred to her son as he and him.

The Daily Beast was unable to reach Brink for comment. A call Wednesday morning to a number in Brink's wife's name was answered by a woman who declined to give her name but said she was a "relative."

"We're just taking it one day at a time," she told The Daily Beast. "There is nothing really to do, after everything's said and done."

Aldrich allegedly opened fire at Club Q shortly before midnight on Nov. 19 before being subdued by two bystanders. Aldrich was initially hospitalized with unspecified injuries but was transferred to the El Paso County jail on Tuesday, according to authorities.

Aldrich, Brink, and Aldrich's mother, Laura Voepel, have long raised red flags among others in the family, a relative told The Daily Beast shortly after Aldrich's arrest.

"I don't want anything to do with that part of the family," the relative said, asking that their name not be used to avoid becoming tangled up with them again. "They've always had issues, a lot of problems... I'm totally disgusted by that side of the family right now."

In Brink's interview with CBS 8, he apologized for Aldrich's alleged actions, saying there's "no excuse for going and killing people. If you're killing people, there's something wrong. It's not the answer."

At the same time, Brink, a recovering methamphetamine user who once appeared on the reality show Intervention, said he "praised [Aldrich] for violent behavior really early. I told him it works. It is instant and you'll get immediate results."

Brink also said he didn't realize Aldrich was still alive, telling CBS 8 that Voepel called him in 2016 and said their son had changed their name to Anderson Lee Aldrich, then died by suicide.

"I thought he was dead," Brink said. "I mourned his loss. I had gone through a meltdown and thought I had lost my son... His mother told me he changed his name because I was in Intervention and I had been a porno actor."

A notarized affidavit filed in a Texas court almost exactly a month before Aldrich, still Nicholas Brink, turned 16, states, "Minor wishes to protect himself + his future from his birth father + his criminal history. Father has had no contact with minor for several years."

Six months ago, Brink said a very-much-alive Aldrich called him out of the blue. The two hadn't spoken in six years, but the conversation quickly devolved into a sparring match, according to Brink.

"He's pissed off," Brink, who described himself in the interview as a conservative Republican, told CBS 8. "He's pissed off at me. He wants to poke at the old man."

Even before the Club Q shooting, Aldrich had been accused of using violence.

Last year, Aldrich was arrested after cops said they threatened to blow up the Colorado Springs house where Voepel was living. The charges were later dropped, and Colorado's red flag laws, which would have allowed cops to seize Aldrich's guns, were apparently not triggered. (The rifle used in the Club Q shooting was bought legally, according to reports.)

Brink, who did federal time in the late 1990s for marijuana importation, said he still loves Aldrich in light of the accusations, and offered an apology to the victims.

"I'm sorry for your loss," he told CBS 8. "Life is so fragile and it's valuable. Those people's lives were valuable. You know, they're valuable. They're good people, probably. It's not something you kill somebody over. I'm sorry I let my son down."

Aldrich made his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon. He was ordered held without bail.

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Jacob

I wonder if there are any lessons for languish folk in this:

Quote'Dog' vs 'donkey': B.C. women take bizarre war of words to court

Judge says women who barely knew each other saw 'mirror image' in a decade of online mudslinging

If there's one element of Lower Mainland life likely to remain constant even after COVID-19, it's the hatred that exists between Jing Lu and Catherine Shen.

For the past 15 years, the two women have engaged in an unrelenting, bizarre and seemingly inexplicable war of words.

They barely know one another in real life but have vowed to destroy each other online, hurling insults like "dog," "donkey" and "most famous loser."


Perhaps inevitably, the pair wound up suing and counter-suing each other.

And now, after court proceedings that mystified a B.C. Supreme Court judge, Lu and Shen have effectively fought to a draw — with one winning $9,000 in damages while being ordered to pay $8,500 of it back to her sworn enemy.

"Both of these women, for reasons that remain largely a mystery, have demonstrated conduct that is flagrant and extreme. Indeed, much of it could be described as obsessive and bordering on the irrational," wrote Justice Elaine Adair.

"Each of them claims that the behaviour of the other has inflicted serious harm on her. However, neither recognizes that they are, in many respects, mirror images of one another."

'Too poor to buy a house'

Over the course of a 50-page decision released last week, Adair attempts to untangle and apply legal principles to a personal feud that dates back to 2005, when Lu and Shen met online while they were preparing to immigrate to Canada from China.

They both moved to B.C. but instead of striking an in-person friendship, the two began trading jabs on a pair of Chinese-Canadian social media forums called Canadameet and Ourdream.

Much of the case is spelled out in a series of affidavits, claims and counterclaims that the judge found didn't meet the basic requirements for court proceedings in that they were full of "argument, inadmissible opinion, conclusions (without the necessary facts being stated), conjecture, speculation, invective, insults and hearsay."

Lu was the first to sue.

She claimed Shen accused her online of being "too poor to buy a house" and then started making derogatory comments about her son. When Lu's son was accepted to Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., she claimed Shen contacted his high school to verify the fact.

And when he graduated from the Ivy League school, Shen emailed Harvard to question the validity of his degree — writing: "Whoever lies will cause the death of his/her entire family. You are being fooled by the fraudster and running in circles."

Lu claimed she had to sell a cafe she owned after Shen took pictures of her serving customers and posted them online, claiming she was so poor she had to work in a restaurant.

'The most famous cheap woman of Shanghai'

But Shen responded to Lu's original lawsuit with a counterclaim.

"All what Jing Lu sued me (for) is what she did to me," Shen claimed.

She claimed Lu had lied and made up stories about her and her son for the past decade, putting up what she called "big face photos" to defame them.

In October 2009, Shen claimed Lu accused her of wearing "loose sportswear making her look like an 'old aunt selling bus tickets.' "

She said her rival called her a homeless dog, accusing Shen of being an "uneducated woman without virtue" and suggesting that her son "should be chopped up and oil put on him."

Beyond what Adair identified as a lack of "logic" to the organization of the pleadings in front of her, the judge also said the two women could not sue for reputational injuries they claimed had been suffered by their sons.

Adair said that a statute of limitations also meant that many of the allegations fell outside the time frame set by the courts.

But she did ultimately conclude that each of the women had been defamed: Lu for being called "a liar, a slut and a bitch, and someone who deceives and swindles others" and Shen for being called "the most famous cheap woman of Shanghai."

'Each woman feels bullied'

But how to assess damages?

The judge said neither had provided evidence of widespread reputational damage. And when it came right down to it, why would anyone else pay attention to these warring women?

"It is difficult to imagine that anyone, apart from Ms. Lu and Ms. Shen themselves, cares whether Ms. Lu is right or Ms. Shen is right, or cares about Ms. Lu's and Ms. Shen's opinions about one another," Adair wrote.

"However, based on the evidence I have before me, I find that each woman feels bullied, abused and harassed by the other."

Adair ordered each of the women to pay one other $5,000 as a nominal amount for general damages.

She also found they had breached each other's privacy, but that Shen's behaviour was slightly more egregious because she kept posting insults to the forum even after Lu had filed the initial notice of civil claim.

For that reason, Adair awarded Lu $4,000 and Shen $3,500.

A slight victory for Lu.

And possible grounds for a new conflict between them.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/dog-donkey-defamation-lawsuit-1.5525417

The Larch

15 years dissing each other for no discernible reason? Sounds like they'd be right at home here.  :lol:

Jacob

Apparently Turkey is preparing for a larger offensive into Iraq and Syria, to attack the Kurdish YPG Militia. Both the US and Russia are aligned that it's a bad idea with a high risk of escalation... but I suppose Turkey has a good number of cards in hand at the moment to resist pressure from either country.

DGuller

That's always an issue when major powers get involved in wars.  The minor players see the opportunity of a lifetime to settle geopolitical problems while the big players are distracted.

Legbiter

Quote from: The Larch on November 24, 2022, 01:37:36 PM15 years dissing each other for no discernible reason? Sounds like they'd be right at home here.  :lol:

Although 15 years of nonstop malicious online harrassment allowed one to come out ahead with a...500 dollar payday. :contract: :lol:
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The Brain

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Josquius

Surprised the UK holds so steady. I've read much that suggests gen z don't drink.
This suggests someone on the other end is picking up the slack.
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Syt

Brian Eno shilling for cat food.

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Josquius

This is cool. Music from a wide array of countries by decade stretching right back to the 1900s.

https://radiooooo.com/
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mongers

Quote from: Syt on November 25, 2022, 10:25:12 AMBrian Eno shilling for cat food.

..snip..

Hah, Hah, you fell for it Syt; it's actually an ad for Eno late 1970s series of airport ambient albums - Purina vols. 1-7.  :bowler:
"We have it in our power to begin the world over again"

mongers

It is ...



World Olive Tree Day. :cool:
"We have it in our power to begin the world over again"

Syt

Quote from: mongers on November 26, 2022, 08:07:44 AM
Quote from: Syt on November 25, 2022, 10:25:12 AMBrian Eno shilling for cat food.

..snip..

Hah, Hah, you fell for it Syt; it's actually an ad for Eno late 1970s series of airport ambient albums - Purina vols. 1-7.  :bowler:

 :lol:
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