How many times have we heard Tabetha (Willis, Saulters, Hoover, Jones, Henley, Olejnick, whatever) threaten to sue somebody? She threatened to sue Emily Suess, Janrae Frank (rest her sweet soul) and me, more times than I can count. Word has it that she’s gathering “evidence” right now in order to file a law “suite” against me, Cindy, Salena, Dallas Gurl, LMFAO and anybody else she can think of. I hear from those close to her that she talks of little else. But the truth is that it won’t happen.
I’ve said it time and time again that she won’t sue anybody because she’s done so many crooked things herself. The last thing that crook wants is to willingly step in front of a judge. There’s too much that she’s done wrong herself.
Turns out there’s actually a legal term for that. Unclean Hands.
Unclean Hands is a doctrine within the law that prevents one party in a a lawsuit from receiving a particular outcome because that party has also engaged in bad behavior as it relates to the case.
A legal doctrine which is a defense to a complaint, which states that a party who is asking for a judgment cannot have the help of the court if he/she has done anything unethical in relation to the subject of the lawsuit. Thus, if a defendant can show the plaintiff had “unclean hands,” the plaintiff’s complaint will be dismissed or the plaintiff will be denied judgment.
Basically, exactly what I’ve been saying all along. Not only would she not sue because she’s done so many crooked things, but she legally couldn’t receive any award she asks for because herself hasn’t behaved properly.
So, boys and girls, if you’re an author, artist, editor, model blogger, or anybody else dealing with Tabetha Jones (et al) and she threatens to sue you for trying to leave her (or for any other reason, including your choice to terminate the illegal contract she got you to sign), DARE her to do it. That goes for the new place, too, because that contract is no more legal than the rest. I’ll tell you why, soon.
She/they wont sue you. She/they CAN’T. And it’s not just a matter of ethics. It’s a doctrine of law.
Terminate your contract. Take your work back, whether it’s pictures, writing, or anything else. If the contract isn’t legal in the first place she/they never had a right to your work (in whatever form) to begin with. It’s YOURS. Always was.
Best part of the Unclean Hands doctrine is that if she doesn’t comply to your request to return your materials, YOU CAN SUE HER. And she can’t use the Unclean Hands doctrine against you by trying to say you’re just as guilty. You’re not the one that’s doing anything wrong. You’re the victim, not the crook. She can threaten you all she wants. She can connive, bully, manipulate and foam at the mouth, but that’s all that bitch can do. Run to the end of her chain and bark.
So take back your stuff, and keep an eye on her to make sure your work doesn’t get repeated. She’s got a habit of assuming other people’s stories and making them her own. Whatever’s happened to somebody else, good or bad, has happened to her, only multiplied. And we’ve all seen my posts about a story in one of her books about a female dominant that has a slave named Jeremy tied up in the basement. Subjugation, much? That’s right. My book. About a female dominant that has a slave named Jeremy tied up in the basement. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
If somebody talks about voodoo, she’s a priestess practitioner. If somebody else believes in angels, she’s blessed by an “arc” angel with the power of lifetimes past, present and future. If somebody was beaten or raped, that becomes her history, too, verbatim. If somebody lives a goth lifestyle, she copies their piercings and rolls around in buckets of blood. You get the idea. Ever the leech.
So be careful. Somebody with no identity of her own won’t have any problem stealing yours. And a hack with no talent won’t think twice about exploiting yours. Don’t let it happen. Get yourself away from somebody like that, and keep a watchful eye out that your work doesn’t get repeated.
You are, as ever, welcome.