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POWs and Carlton Sherwood File Suit Against John Kerry and Anthony Podesta
Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation ^ | October 3, 2005 | Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation

Posted on 10/04/2005 1:06:55 PM PDT by JakeINJoisey

Carlton Sherwood, Red, White and Blue Productions, Inc. and Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation v. John F. Kerry and Anthony T. Podesta

On October 3, 2005, Carlton Sherwood, Red, White and Blue, and the VVLF filed suit in Federal court against Sen. John Kerry and Anthony Podesta for events relating to the suppression of the documentary film Stolen Honor.

Legal Documents:

10/03/2005: Defamation, Defamation/Business Disparagement, Intentional and/or Negligent Interference with Prospective and Existing Contractual Relations, and Civil Conspiracy Complaint, filed in Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania [PDF: 818K]


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KEYWORDS: americantraitor; betrayal; carltonsherwood; conspiracy; defamation; gigolo; hanoijohn; hanoijohnny; ichabodcrane; kerry; lawsuit; lurch; lyingtraitor; podesta; sherwood; skerryguy; swiftboatveterans; terayzasboytoy; teresaspoodle; traitor; treason; vietnam; vvlf; wheresteresa; wheresthebeef
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Looks like it's legal hardball time vs. Kerry and alleged surrogates who had previously commenced several legal actions against Sherwood and, most recently, the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation.
1 posted on 10/04/2005 1:07:07 PM PDT by JakeINJoisey
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To: JakeINJoisey

Can they do that to a self proclaimed war hero?


2 posted on 10/04/2005 1:08:47 PM PDT by dts32041 ( Robin Hood, stealing from the government and giving back to tax payer. Where is he today?)
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To: JakeINJoisey

Have we ever found out whether John "reporting for duty" Kerry ever received a DD or BCD when he first got out?


3 posted on 10/04/2005 1:09:07 PM PDT by markedman (Islam = surrender, and we will NEVER surrender!)
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To: JakeINJoisey

I just got an e-mail asking for financial support to fight this from VVLF.
Like the letter says. They were there for us so 50.00 is on the way to them. I encourage other to do the same if they can.


4 posted on 10/04/2005 1:09:40 PM PDT by beltfed308 (Cloth or link. Happiness is a perfect trunnion.)
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To: beltfed308

John O’Neill
Houston, Texas

Dear Friend,

Last year, when my fellow Swift Boat veterans and I spoke out about John Kerry, you rallied to our side. We will never forget your faith in our cause and your belief in our honesty. It made all the difference. Together we made history.

Like most of you, I believed our mission was over. We could all move on with our lives, return to our families and homes secure in the knowledge we had done the right thing for America, and for our children’s future.

Regrettably, that has not been the case for a distinguished group of Vietnam combat veterans who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with us during last year’s campaign. Their situation has become so critical that I felt compelled to break our long silence to inform you of this urgent matter.

The Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation, an organization founded by some of the same POWs and their wives who joined with us to form Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth, has become the target of vicious legal assaults – multiple lawsuits designed to silence the voices of the POWs.

The VVLF is being sued to punish the organization for the content of the POW documentary Stolen Honor, which contrasts their own accounts of their service in Vietnam and suffering in North Vietnamese prison camps with the claims of the antiwar movement.

They desperately need our help and I am asking, once more, for your support. I urge you to give what you can to assist these truly noble men and women.

It is no accident that this campaign to coerce and silence some of America’s most heroic figures from the Vietnam War has intensified just as the shrill voices of the extreme Left’s anti-military, blame-America-first propagandists are once again on the rise. Even Jane Fonda has resurfaced.

You might ask why the VVLF has been targeted in this legal assault – why attack men who endured years of unspeakable torture and suffering in defense of America? The answer lies in the question. These are among the most credible, living eyewitnesses to the trail of deceit and betrayal. All are highly decorated and each bears the scars and permanent physical disabilities of his long years in captivity. One is the recipient of our nation’s highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor. They paid for the right to voice their opinions with years of indescribable pain, hardship and torment. Their individual histories of perseverance under the direst of circumstances, and their fidelity to the principles of honor instilled in each American serving in uniform belie the despicable slanders laid at the feet of our military.

The POWs' very existence and their willingness to go public threaten the foundation of the Left’s propaganda, a lifetime of lies that accuse the U.S. military of being no better than the “armies of Genghis Khan.” It remains the Left’s most potent weapon as they continue to undermine the efforts of our Armed Forces and provide aid and comfort to America’s enemies.

The war for America’s conscience and soul rages on in the media, on the streets and quietly behind courtroom doors. In the vanguard of that battle, as they were some 40 years ago, are the POWs; some of America’s greatest heroes; men and their wives, fathers and mothers, many of them grandparents, who have already paid a heavy price for their loyalty and devotion to America and, sadly, find they must do so again today.

They deserve our respect, admiration and gratitude, but most of all our support, even as they try to protect and preserve the honor and reputations of an entire generation of American troops vilified by the extreme Left.

Won’t you stand up once more to defend our troops and veterans? Please give what you can to help the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation continue the still-unfinished task of setting the record straight about the Vietnam War and Vietnam vets.

This is every bit as important as our effort last year. If you’d like to stay informed about the VVLF’s ongoing work, please sign up for updates here.

Thank you again and God bless you and America.

Sincerely,

John O’Neill


5 posted on 10/04/2005 1:10:45 PM PDT by beltfed308 (Cloth or link. Happiness is a perfect trunnion.)
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To: BIGLOOK; ALOHA RONNIE; An Old Marine; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; SandRat; HiJinx; JakeINJoisey

PING


6 posted on 10/04/2005 1:13:09 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

You are gonna like this!


7 posted on 10/04/2005 1:13:56 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem !)
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To: dts32041
Can they do that to a self proclaimed war hero?

I don't know, but I hear he was in Vietnam.

8 posted on 10/04/2005 1:18:56 PM PDT by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: beltfed308
Suing Anthony Podesta? The very same Anthony Podesta that's business partner with Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House, in a political consulting firm? Isn't it enough Anthony has a brother John?

Let me guess, these guys have hired Judicial Watch to argue their case.

Lots of people here need to review the career of Bob Michel, the bulldog of a Republican Minority Leader for so many years. Harry Reid thinks highly of him.

9 posted on 10/04/2005 1:19:03 PM PDT by spudsmaki
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To: JakeINJoisey
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Jimmy crack corn -n- I don't care!
Jimmy crack corn -n- I don't care!
Jimmy crack corn -n- I don't caaaaare!
My masters over at the SBVPOWFT are (*&@#(*&WHAT?!?!?! I thought they were GONE AWAY?!?!?!?!?

10 posted on 10/04/2005 1:27:38 PM PDT by MarineBrat (When it rains, New Orleans makes its own gravy.)
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To: JakeINJoisey

bttt


11 posted on 10/04/2005 1:30:28 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (The modern Democratic Party: Attacking our defenders and defending our attackers.)
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To: JakeINJoisey

Oh, how I hope they nail his arse! That man makes me ill.


12 posted on 10/04/2005 1:34:35 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: dts32041

He's like Autie Murphy to the NVA... they got his picture in their war museum.


13 posted on 10/04/2005 1:35:50 PM PDT by johnny7 (ďNah, I ainít Jewish, I just donít dig on swine, thatís all.Ē)
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To: dts32041

Wasn't John Kerry in Vietnam?


14 posted on 10/04/2005 1:44:30 PM PDT by harpu
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To: JakeINJoisey
I'm reading through their lawsuit right now.  Hoo boy, it's gonna be a doozy!
15 posted on 10/04/2005 1:46:23 PM PDT by MarineBrat (When it rains, New Orleans makes its own gravy.)
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To: JakeINJoisey; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; Blue Scourge; ...

John O’Neill of Swift Boat Vets knows
that hanoi kerry is NOT done with his campaign.

Q) Why are some "Move On FReepers" convinced they know more than John O’Neill and other vets.

"...Like most of you, I believed our mission was over. We could all move on with our lives, return to our families and homes secure in the knowledge we had done the right thing for America, and for our children’s future.

Regrettably, that has not been the case for a distinguished group of Vietnam combat veterans who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with us during last year’s campaign. Their situation has become so critical that I felt compelled to break our long silence to inform you of this urgent matter..."


John O’Neill
Houston, Texas



Q) Why do some "Move On FReepers" think they know more than Karl Rove?

Karl Rove knew, Nov. 7, 2004 , that hanoi kerry would try to run in '08
and knew Swift Boat Vet's would be called upon,
again, to serve our country.

Rove Credits Swiftvets With 'Energizing' Bush Vote (Thank You Karl Rove!)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1345603/posts

Q) Why do some "Move On FReepers" think it is ok for hanoi kerry remain in the US Senate, even though they know he is there illegally, per
U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.amendmentxiv.html

Q) "Move On FReepers" "swore" klintoon, hitlery, hanoi kerry, sanbdi ber(bur)glar, al bore, jane beno,
would be prosecuted for
pardongate, chinagate, the bribes in upstate NY in the 2000 NY Senate race, waco, etc, etc,
"when" the "time was right".


16 posted on 10/04/2005 1:47:48 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Be wary of FReepers who preach and howl : Get over it Tonk. Move On! mmmm Move On as in Fat Boy?)
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To: All
WAKEUP AMERICA!
Click Here for
Hanoi Kerry
Timeline of a traitor,
includes FBI files



"If the Constitution says that the little guy should win,
the little guy's going to win in court before me.
But if the Constitution says that the big guy should win, well,
then the big guy's going to win,
because my obligation is to the Constitution.
That's the oath," he said.

Judge John Roberts 09/15/05


See You hanoi kerry!
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts
knows U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3
He has a lifetime appointnment
and can't be put under political pressure, by anyone.
He's taken an oath to uphold the Constitution

Game's Over hanoi kerry!
There are only 99 legal votes in the US Senate!



17 posted on 10/04/2005 1:52:34 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Be wary of FReepers who preach and howl : Get over it Tonk. Move On! mmmm Move On as in Fat Boy?)
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To: harpu
I keep hearing that, also heard he was in Cambodia with Capt. Willard.

Could be wrong, cause I never met him there, Nam or in Cambodia, but I was never in Cambodia, o I probably won't have seen him there.

18 posted on 10/04/2005 1:56:08 PM PDT by dts32041 ( Robin Hood, stealing from the government and giving back to tax payer. Where is he today?)
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To: beltfed308

I don't give any financial information over the Web and for those who are like me:

Donations may also be mailed to:

Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation
P.O. Box 95000-1655
Philadelphia, PA 19195-1655


19 posted on 10/04/2005 1:57:01 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: beltfed308

Can you post link.


20 posted on 10/04/2005 1:58:22 PM PDT by exdem2000
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To: Howlin; eddie willers; cajungirl; wirestripper; Southflanknorthpawsis; Peach; prairiebreeze; ...

Kerry sued in Federal court ping...


21 posted on 10/04/2005 1:59:49 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: JakeINJoisey

Can we do anything to help them?


22 posted on 10/04/2005 2:00:20 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Don't get stuck on stupid now, reporters)
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To: beltfed308
just got an e-mail asking for financial support to fight this from VVLF.

Got a website or a link?

23 posted on 10/04/2005 2:01:08 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Don't get stuck on stupid now, reporters)
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To: BushisTheMan

don't give any financial information over the Web and for those who are like me:

Donations may also be mailed to:

Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation
P.O. Box 95000-1655
Philadelphia, PA 19195-1655


Thanks!


24 posted on 10/04/2005 2:04:12 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Don't get stuck on stupid now, reporters)
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To: beltfed308

I am also sending the SwiftVets more money. Twice now they have stepped up for their nation.


25 posted on 10/04/2005 2:04:40 PM PDT by doug from upland (Doug from Upland - FR troublemaker since 5/97)
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To: MNJohnnie

www.vvlf.org. Go to right side, "Kerry surrogates Sue POWs, Sherwood. Click "Check the latest updates."


26 posted on 10/04/2005 2:05:36 PM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

bump


27 posted on 10/04/2005 2:07:34 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Missouri, The Show Me State!!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping Tonk. I hope the court nails the POS Kerry.


28 posted on 10/04/2005 2:08:56 PM PDT by afnamvet
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To: beltfed308

Semper Fi Bump..


29 posted on 10/04/2005 2:13:05 PM PDT by AMERIKA (Run away from life now and, you will run the rest of your life!)
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To: JakeINJoisey; johnny7; TomGuy; maryz; Lonesome in Massachussets; JLO; gidget7; nopardons; ...

lying TRAITOR ping...

popcorn time?


30 posted on 10/04/2005 2:18:29 PM PDT by bitt ('It is a good thing the Commander in Chief is tough as nails.' (FR))
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To: bitt

Oooooooooooooooo...popcorn time, indeed! I'm smiling. :-)


31 posted on 10/04/2005 2:20:16 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: doug from upland
Swift Boat Vets and POWs for Truth:
Thank you for your support. We are no longer accepting contributions.

Doug - do you have an updated site and mailing address for the Swift Vets?

32 posted on 10/04/2005 2:20:20 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem !)
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To: JakeINJoisey
Here's hoping that Kerry is legally eviscerated "in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan."
33 posted on 10/04/2005 2:27:11 PM PDT by Stultis
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To: Justanobody

https://www.grasswave.com/vvlf/donate6.php


34 posted on 10/04/2005 2:28:59 PM PDT by doug from upland (Doug from Upland - FR troublemaker since 5/97)
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To: Justanobody
This does not directly involve the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth, though it and some members were probably a part of the organizational impetus leading to the founding of the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation. You can contribute directly to the VVLF at this link...

https://www.grasswave.com/vvlf/donate.php
35 posted on 10/04/2005 2:30:24 PM PDT by JakeINJoisey
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Too bad, however. . .the Repubs in Washington did not do more to 'credit' the Swift Boats rather than let the 'discrediting stand' re these men who made it their mission to tell the truth re Kerry. . .
36 posted on 10/04/2005 2:30:50 PM PDT by cricket (No Freedom. . .No Peace. . .)
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To: JakeINJoisey

But, but, but.......John Kerry is a war hero! You can't just sue him!!!!!

/sarcasm

37 posted on 10/04/2005 2:32:49 PM PDT by PilloryHillary
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for ping on sKerry.


38 posted on 10/04/2005 2:35:26 PM PDT by Gucho
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To: johnny7

Do you mean Audie Murphy the Medal of Honor winner who stood squarely in the breech during the biggie? I think that you may want to consider using the name of the traitor Benedict Arnold in the context you cited. I don't believe the communist filth in Hanoi rate an Audie Murphy unless its his boot up their a$$es.


39 posted on 10/04/2005 2:37:35 PM PDT by RushLake (Baghdad minus saddam hussein = Detroit)
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To: Interesting Times

I hope Hanoi John loses, and has to pay his entire allowance from Teresa for the next 20 years.


40 posted on 10/04/2005 2:49:36 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: RushLake

BTTT


41 posted on 10/04/2005 2:50:34 PM PDT by cibco (Xin Loi... Saddam)
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To: doug from upland; JakeINJoisey
Thanks. Have the original Swifties disbanded?
42 posted on 10/04/2005 2:53:02 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem !)
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To: Interesting Times

BTTT


43 posted on 10/04/2005 2:54:22 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT


44 posted on 10/04/2005 2:54:37 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: nopardons

Bump!


45 posted on 10/04/2005 2:59:30 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Interesting Times
Kerry sued in Federal court ping...

Looks to me it is the other way around. Did Kerry sue?

46 posted on 10/04/2005 3:00:10 PM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: harpu

>>>>Wasn't John Kerry in Vietnam?

No silly. He spent Christmas in Cambodia.


47 posted on 10/04/2005 3:02:44 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Justanobody
Thanks. Have the original Swifties disbanded?

No. They "stood down" in January of this year but continue to exist as an organization.

48 posted on 10/04/2005 3:02:59 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Trout-Mouth
Looks to me it is the other way around. Did Kerry sue?

There are multiple lawsuits involving Carlton Sherwood and the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation. Kerry has not filed any of the suits, but is a defendant in the latest one.

49 posted on 10/04/2005 3:05:21 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times

Well, I get it now:

Kerry sued in federal court = Kerry IS being sued in federal court. Went over me. I am multiple personality and today the dumb one is present. LOL I hope they make him produce ALL his records. That would be great and mess up any chances should he be so stupid as to consider a run in 08.


50 posted on 10/04/2005 3:10:00 PM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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