For the most recent news (August 7th) Click here: Victoria Osteen Trial – Day 1
For the most recent news (August 8th) Click here: Victoria Osteen Trial – Day 2
And, I learn she testifies (August 8th) Click here: Victoria Osteen Trial – She Testifies!
For the most recent news (August 12th) Click here: Victoria Osteen Trial – Day 3
For the most recent news (August 13th) Click here: Victoria Osteen Trial – Day 4
For the most recent news (August 14th) Click here: Victoria Osteen Trial – To the Jury
The AP is reporting that a jury has been seated in the lawsuit against Victoria Osteen, spouse of popular televangelist and author Joel Osteen. The lawsuit alleges that Ms. Osteen assaulted a flight attendant. I personally have little doubt that the assault happened, but like many lawsuits, I think the plaintiff overstates damages and is pretty bold in the amount being asked for compensation.
Sharon Brown alleges the assault happened before a flight in 2005. Brown says that Osteen threw her against a bathroom door and elbowed her in the left breast during an angry outburst over a stain on her first-class seat. The Federal Aviation Administration fined Victoria Osteen $3,000 for interfering with a crew member. The FAA report states Victoria Osteen asked another attendant to clean a liquid on her first-class seat armrest. When that attendant said she would get another flight attendant, Osteen grabbed a second flight attendant and took her to the seat, the report said. The second attendant said she would call cleaning personnel and headed to the cockpit, the FAA said. Victoria Osteen followed her and came across Brown, whom she pushed and elbowed in an attempt to get to the cockpit, according to the report. Brown’s suit claims the flight attendants asked to have Victoria Osteen removed from the plane. Hardin says Victoria Osteen and her family left voluntarily. The incident delayed the flight about 2 1/2 hours.
OK, so far, pretty believable.
And then, Brown claims that she suffers from anxiety and hemorrhoids [emphasis mine] because of the incident and said her faith was affected. She is also suing Osteen for medical expenses for counseling.
The requested judgment? Ten percent of Victoria Osteen’s assets!
Kind of reminds me of Fancy Pants!
Brown doesn’t do herself any favors with her suffering.
The real news in this case is whether or not the jury can provide a fair judgment.