Since Courthouse News Service first reported that I, along with Bon Blossman and Dena Miller, had been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by Style Network’s Big Rich Texas cast member Pamela Martin-Duarte, I’ve been getting the shakedown from readers.
I didn’t strategize and decide to remain silent, I’m just not a fan of redundancy. And since this was already getting the level of coverage usually reserved for tsunami devastation and the like, I figured we were good on details.
But it seems that even after people filtered through Twitter feeds and read the scoop as reported by Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, Texas Monthly, D Magazine, Pegasus News and others, questions still lingered.
So in the spirit of streamlining information, I’ve developed this FAQ.
Q: Is it true that you were sued by Pamela Martin-Duarte?
A: It sounds like it. However, I base that on news reports only. I’ve never been served, haven’t seen a copy of the filing and have not received any other type of correspondence about the original petition or the non-suit.
Q: Why did she sue you and then drop you from the suit?
A: I have no idea. But honestly, I’m not super certain we’re playing with a full deck here.
Q: Have you ever met Pam?
A: No. In the process of recapping Dallas Divas Daughters and 2 seasons of Big Rich Texas, I’ve interviewed her over the phone and have been the recipient of her f-bomb throwin’ e-mails. But I’ve never had the thrill of seeing her in action without the safety of a television screen between us.
Q: It has been reported that the suit she filed says you are jealous of her. Are you jealous of Pamela?