Brodsky’s suggested “Win a Date with Drew” radio contest takes the lawyer blunder top honor
“If she’s entitled to be out there with another man, he’s entitled to have some enjoyment in his life, too.” – Attorney Joel Brodsky
This Week’s Top Scrooge – January 25, 2008
Worst defense attorney move ever just may well be the one made by the lawyer for alleged serial wife killer, Drew Peterson. Attorney Joel Brodsky and Peterson called WJMK-FM morning show host Steve Dahl and proposed the “Win a Date with Drew” game earlier this week.
Peterson, as you may recall, is suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife and has caused another look at the bathtub “accidental death” drowning death of his third wife.
Nevermind that Peterson shows zero concern for the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, whose case police call a possible homicide. Forget that Peterson has toyed with the media spotlight ever since the 23-year-old mother of his two children has been missing, and simply saying she ran off with another man. What kind of lawyer would defend this creep?
I’ll tell you what kind. The kind that turns out to be just as creepy as his client.
This from NewsSunOnline.com:
Hours after radio host Steve Dahl agreed to the suggestion by Joel Brodsky, the attorney for former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson, WJMK-FM officials said the game would not take place.
“Steve never intended on doing this promotion or any promotion that would put his listeners in harm’s way,” station vice president/general manager Peter Bowen said in a prepared statement. “The dating game idea was conceived by Peterson and Brodsky, not by Steve Dahl or anyone else at the radio station.”
OK. So radio host Steve Dahl is a little creepy, too. But This Week’s Top Scrooge goes to Joel Brodsky.
It’s his (alleged) murder and he’ll play as he want to
Brodsky defended his client’s planned participation in the radio show, saying that Peterson didn’t do anything wrong and that he believes his wife just ran off with someone else.
“If she’s entitled to be out there with another man, he’s entitled to have some enjoyment in his life, too,” Brodsky said.
Celebrity and creep defender chimes in
“It is still the mother of your children, and she’s missing,” defense attorney Mark Geragos said. “Besides being a bad idea for the criminal case, it’s in incredibly poor taste.”
Daniel Bibb, a private attorney who handled high-profile cases when he was a prosecutor in New York, also couldn’t believe that Peterson was willing to participate in the competition.
“If I’m a prosecutor I’m salivating now. If I’m his attorney, I’m ready to commit suicide. I’m ready to quit,” Bibb said.
Quit indeed…something Brodsky probably has no gumption to do…he’s too creepy.
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