Remember a couple of months ago when a local radio host accused a cab driver of taking lewd video of her? Remember how I reflexively took the side of the local celeb, a woman accusing a big bad man of inappropriate sexual conduct?
I might have gotten that a bit wrong. Authorities have now dropped the charges against the cab driver and accused the woman of making the whole thing up.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune has an update on this lawyer and (former) radio host, Jennifer Gaubert:
Jennifer Gaubert, 32, a New Orleans lawyer and self-proclaimed “public figure” who at one point hosted her own radio show, has been charged by the Orleans Parish district attorney’s office with filing false statements concerning denial of constitutional rights, stemming from her complaint to police that she was filmed without her permission while in a cab in April 2012.
Prosecutors refused to bring charges against Metairie resident Hervey Farrell, who had been jailed on Aug. 29 on charges of voyeurism and extortion based on Gaubert’s complaint to police.
“We didn’t feel there was a basis for the charges,” said Christopher Bowman, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office.
I don’t have a strong enough curse word to describe a person who makes up sexual harassment charges. It’s so difficult to prove these things, and when women make up charges, every would-be date-rapist in the nation picks their knuckles up off the ground to point and stare.
I’m all for the Biblical punishment for bearing false witness. “If the witness is a false witness, who has testified falsely against his brother, then you shall do to him as he thought to have done to his brother; so you shall put away the evil from among you.” This cab driver, who apparently took the video of this woman to defend himself from just this kind of thing, spent time in jail because of her accusations.
Sorry cabbie. I guess the lesson is that you shouldn’t trust minor celebrities who spend a lot of time talking out of their ass.
Radio host who accused cab driver of extortion faces false report charges [New Orleans Times-Picayune]