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It took a while but it turns out that Deric Lostutter is once again filing complaints with the court where he originally filed his civil lawsuit. He is once again taking issue with the blog he alleges is being run by one of the defendants named in the lawsuit.

In the article http://dericlostutter.org/blog/2017/07/01/is-jennifer-sanders-lostutter-cheating-on-deric-lostutter/

The article speculates that his wife may be cheating on him and offering as evidence, photos of her in glamor makeup. The article begins with the alleged “background” of his wife’s past:

“. Although nothing definitive has come out, it is only a matter of time. Jennifer (Sanders) Lostutter isn’t the type to wait around 2 years for any guy. She used to be a stripper, there have been reports on her accepting money for sex before marrying Deric, and there have been reports of her even sleeping around quite frequently for free before marrying Deric.”

In his complaint, Deric alleges that the blog article is violating his wife’s privacy and is cyberstalking under North Carolina law. This is his main argument in the original filing with the court.

55-1   maincomplaint lettertoderic (click on links to left to read documents in full)

It is important to point out that the blog article does not directly accuse Mrs. Lostutter of adultery but, instead, asks if she is, in fact, doing so and offering evidence to back the speculation. What is not clear is if this constitutes stalking or if it asking a legitimate question of the conduct of the wife of someone who is in prison for the next two years.

This is the question that will be answered if the lawsuit Deric filed is allowed to go forward.

In addition to the blog article is something else Deric takes issue with. It seems someone is alleged to sending him a letter taunting him while he is in prison.

In the letter, written by someone using the initals “BDF” commented as follows:

“Greetings Derpic:

Thank you for all the joy & laughter your recent situation has provided to so many . You are the true inspiration of what not to do in life. Please tell Jenny to keep posting pictures of herself in her new bathing suit. Hope you are enjoying your new home. Ha. Ha. Ha.

Your friends, BDF “

What struck me is that rather than using the term friend, the author uses the term FRIENDS. This makes me wonder if the letter is representing three people rather than one and the monogram is a clue for Deric as to who it may be that are behind these initials.

What is clear is that people are paying close attention to what Deric’s wife is doing while Deric is in lock up.

The main question is does the letter and blog letter rise to the level of stalking? or is this simply free speech about a convicted felon and his wife who can be labeled as a public figure since she is on record as being his legal representative and the administrator of a Twitter account advocating his release from prison.

For this we will have to….

Stay tuned

MURT

 

 

 

The civil lawsuit that Deric Lostutter filed against Alexandra Goddard, Thomas Olsen and Michelle McKee have had an unexpected result. It has pitted those who used to be close friends against each other.

When Deric first filed his lawsuit against them they stood together to mount a common defense. At some point, there was a negotiation between the parties and Deric to try and come to some kind of settlement which would stop the dispute and result in the dismissal of the lawsuit.

Unfortunately, the negotiations broke down due in part to Michelle not willing to agree to the tentative terms of the settlement. Matters got worse when Deric unexpectedly dropped Michelle from the lawsuit.

A new dispute began only this time it was between Michelle and Alexandra Goddard and Thomas Olsen. It is a dispute that continues to this day. Part of the problem lies in Michelle’s filing of a motion to recover expenses from her defense against Deric’s lawsuit along with punitive damages resulting from her being sued by Deric in the first place.

The most recent development in the situation was when Michelle filed an affidavit on May 3, 2017, stating her position on the matter. This resulted in Alexandra Goddard filing the following affidavit to counter Michelle’s filing.

Affidavit of Alexandria Goddard

The affidavit starts out routinely enough with Ms. Goddard stating that Michelle is not currently a party to the action.

In point 8 of the filing Ms. Goddard points out that because Deric was under strict supervision of the court that she could have filed a complaint with the probation officer supervising his release in order to counter any duress she might have been under due to his actions since by doing so, Deric was in violation of the terms of his being free prior to May 8th.

Next, Ms. Goddard states that Michelle had told a number of people that she had moved to another state and that the claim by Michelle that Holly or someone else had disclosed private information about her whereabouts was false.

Ms.Goddard then goes on to state that while Michelle was originally part of Deric’s civil action that this is no longer the case. Ms. Goddard also details the limited role their atty has with Michelle now that she is no longer a party to the lawsuit. Ms. Goddard then states that it is her belief that Michelle engaged in secret negotiations that had the result of her being dropped from the lawsuit. Ms. Goddard stated that part of her actions was the disclosure of privileged information that would give Deric leverage in his lawsuit against Ms. Goddard and Mr. Olsen.

Ms. Goddard then states that Michelle has a mental condition that causes her to claim that she is a victim of circumstances when in fact she is not and that  ” there is no legal basis to make her the “fall guy” or any such self-made conspiracy.”

Ms. Goddard closes out her affidavit claiming that the atty who has filed with the court a motion to be released from any further representation of her and Mr. Thomas caused damage to their case by his continued representation of Michelle in her actions to seek damages and reimbursement of expenses from Deric Lostutter. 

I have been informed that Thomas Olsen has filed his own affidavit and when it becomes a matter of public record, I will publish it here.

Stay tuned

MURT

 

 

 

 

When Deric Lostutter was sentenced to federal prison and was scheduled to report on May, 8th, 2017 I had originally intended to do my on location live webcast from where Deric would be housed which is tentatively the Federal prison in Butner, NC.

UPDATE:

After I wrote this draft, Deric was remanded to the FCI Petersburg penitentiary in Lowell, Virginia. This will likely be where he serves his entire sentence.  

After doing a bit of research, I decided that going to a federal prison to cover his arrival would not work since the likely hood of seeing Deric enter the prison would be slim to none.

It then came to Me that it might be more appropriate to go to where the story began and that would be Steubenville Ohio. It was the town that was the most affected by Deric and his actions and it seemed a good place to complete the story.

Steubenville is known solely as a place where the “rape of the century” took place. Little else about Steubenville is known outside of the rape case. I felt the need to tell the story of the good side of Steubenville and those who live there.

It is a town of history and community. It is the story of people who live their lives day by day, out of the national spotlight. It is this story I hope to tell.

Please join me on my journey to tell the story of a small midwestern town.

Stay tuned

MURT

Deric Lostutters security level has been changed from medium to minimum. Does this mean that he and Noah McHugh are now more likely to meet since they are both in the same prison?

Hard to know at this point.

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MURT

Deric moved again. This time he is housed at the FCI Petersburg medium security facility located in Hopewell, Virginia. This is the third institution he has been housed in since he was arrested on April 13th.

At least now Deric is in a somewhat more modern prison although it is not guaranteed he will be there for long. There is still the chance he will wind up in Butner, NC. It is 5 days before his original report date of May 8th. This means he could always be transferred AGAIN before that date.

He has a strong supporter who lives in Virginia so perhaps she might make the short drive to pay him a visit and perhaps put some money in his commissary fund.

Stay tuned

MURT