Interview: Chris Dumler Speaks Out on...

Interview: Chris Dumler Speaks Out on Controversy

There are 116 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Feb 25, 2013, titled Interview: Chris Dumler Speaks Out on Controversy. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

In January, Dumler pleaded guilty to sexual battery. He was facing a felony forcible sodomy charge, but instead pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor sexual battery charge as part of a plea agreement.

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Liberalace

Collinsville, VA

#117 Feb 28, 2013
sez you wrote:
Time for some comstitutional protests in front of his house. See how he likes to be violated. Typical male ego. Men are indeed pigs.
Dumler must go and is, in fact, a dirtbag. However, your stance on the issue of men is pretty asinine as well. Using your logic, I should say--in response to his victims--"women are indeed weak-willed hoes ready to jump in the sack." Absurd, just like your statement.

R.I.P.: Dorothea Dix
Why

Charlottesville, VA

#118 Feb 28, 2013
If he did nothing wrong but took the plea for financial and time concerns, why did he start his interview with an apology to the woman who brought the charges? If I had been wrongly accused and had to take a plea deal to avoid wrecking me financially and possibly risking jail time, I certainly wouldn't be apologizing for my behavior.
Why

Charlottesville, VA

#119 Feb 28, 2013
I've re-read his comments and he admits he acted "inappropriately." So, actually, he does not say he did nothing wrong. He's admitting, he did something to the woman he should not have done, so why the great outcry that his guilty plea is in essence, a declaration of innocence.
cvillemom

Gladys, VA

#120 Feb 28, 2013
i see wrote:
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The guy reminds me a little dweeb, but I am glad that he is fighting. I too think that he was the victim of the "woman scorned" bit. He is probably now regretting that he didn't let it go to trial.
I am hopeful that the victims sue him in civil court for millions$ and millions$, so that he will have that very opportunity!
satchel

Charlottesville, VA

#122 Mar 1, 2013
here are the podcasts from today's coy barefoot show with chris dumler. the 2nd podcast consists of phone calls from the public, wherein the woman who brought charges against dumler--the first one--calls into the show. also of interest, jamie morgan calls in to tell coy of several other women who have contacted her facebook page,'chris dumler, resign,' saying that dumler has sexually assaulted them. i've talked with both the first woman who brought charges (and calls in here) and jamie, and can tell you they are being thoroughly truthful. if you can listen to both of these podcasts and still support dumler, you have a serious stupidity problem.

http://www.wina.com/play_window.php...

http://www.wina.com/play_window.php...
randomthoughts

Atlanta, GA

#123 Mar 1, 2013
satchel wrote:
here are the podcasts from today's coy barefoot show with chris dumler. the 2nd podcast consists of phone calls from the public, wherein the woman who brought charges against dumler--the first one--calls into the show. also of interest, jamie morgan calls in to tell coy of several other women who have contacted her facebook page,'chris dumler, resign,' saying that dumler has sexually assaulted them. i've talked with both the first woman who brought charges (and calls in here) and jamie, and can tell you they are being thoroughly truthful. if you can listen to both of these podcasts and still support dumler, you have a serious stupidity problem.
http://www.wina.com/play_window.php...
http://www.wina.com/play_window.php...
Thank you Interesting.

Your reporting is how things are changing, take it to the PEOPLE.

Stop begging.... just put it out there and let others decide for themselves.
randomthoughts

Atlanta, GA

#124 Mar 1, 2013
Former classmate wrote:
Hey there-I'm sure I know you. I'm glad you're speaking out-I don't know any of the alleged politics around this, but I'm not "trying the accuser in the press." you should not be able to accuse someone anonymously, and I'm respecting her identity/privacy, even though it seems unfair. Just getting the backstory out there that I'm sure for legal reasons Chris will not.
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It does seem unfair you cannot face your accuser in public over some issues .

But think of what every defense lawyer would do to a victim in the streets... not just the court room.

or when they say FAIR IS FAIR , and you have a 10 yo victim.

doesn't seem fair..but all things considered.. it seems RIGHT.
just sayin

Chesterfield, MO

#125 Mar 1, 2013
stubborn wrote:
Sounds like he just does not get it. How loud does that bell need to ring?! Talk about stubborn.
Not just stubborn, its narcassistic behaviour..
just sayin

Chesterfield, MO

#126 Mar 1, 2013
well said wrote:
<quoted text>WOW! Great idea! Too bad they probabably would never figure it out!!! There is a disconnect in the brain.
what happens is their brain drops to their hind end, they sit on it and .. squish out all common sensibility...
Darla

Charlottesville, VA

#129 Mar 1, 2013
Former classmate wrote:
No, I didn't--I didn't even know this was going on until it hit my Facebook page about two weeks ago...I live far away from Virginia, and local politics/scandals aren't on my radar. Honestly, this became an issue for me because after her first outcry to me after the breakup, I had trouble getting friends of ours to believe me that she had even said it--such was the ridiculousness of the claim. I chose not to tell Chris (what an awkward conversation), and to basically just file it away as "she's nuts to say that, and it ticks me off, but as long as she's not turning it in to charges against him or something, it'll just die." I think that was the response of many...it's just flabbergasting.
As to why someone else might not have done this who DID know what was going on before the plea deal was made, I'd assume it's because, if you know anything about the legal process, it wouldn't have done any good...as everyone has basically latched on to, this is all hearsay...I know that I'm telling the truth, and I know the sequence of events with the SECOND accuser, as do a number of others, but whether or not you report to the cops that you have reason to believe the accuser is lying, you have to have hard evidence to get over the hearsay hurdle...and it's not like she told me these things in an email--it was in person, completely unprovable under our legal system.
I agree what the other poster said who commented that it might not be "fair" to not be able to confront your accuser, but it's right. There's no way around the fact that some people will take advantage of this safeguard meant to protect true victims...as the first accuser could very well be--again, no clue, and not trying to pass judgment in general, just trying to say that a large part of the reason that it probably was plead out--i.e., the second accuser's "establishment" of a pattern--is, at least with that person, based in untruths borne of anger and scorn, and there's more to the story that will never be told or likely even verified because, while I could just go ahead and name the person, I would not do that because I don't feel like getting sued or doing to her what she did to someone else.
I'm done. I'm not defending Chris, because, like I said, no clue as to what went down with the first accuser, but it just gets my goat to read people referencing the second accuser as if she establishes a pattern or is actually telling the truth. Come on, people...you would have to be a very, very damaged person to start a romantic relationship with someone AFTER they raped you and then continue seeing him and fawning about him for months while he rapes you repeatedly. Not saying it couldn't happen, but, you'd have to have some sort of serious psychological issues...even if something started consensual and then become non-consensual, would you keep seeing that person romantically unless they had something over you or something large to offer you (which he did not)?
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Sounds to me as if you have a real and personal problem with the 2nd accuser. Why are you to be believed any more than the accuser? I don't know what happened either, but I do know Mr. Dumler plead guilty to sexual battery, and in all of his recent interviews "to clear the air" he has admitted he acted "inappropriately" and was wrong. He has apologized for his actions. What's he apologizing for if he's done nothing wrong?
Former classmate

Columbia, SC

#130 Mar 1, 2013
Now, that's a bit annoying. I had no problems at all with her--was very good friends with her--until the initial left-field allegation, which left me uneasy. Now, yes, I have a real problem with people lying and going after someone else where it's not actually their issue-it's not personal, except that it is indeed one person about whom I am speaking. If I was arrested for theft for something I did do, it would be incredibly unjust for someone from my past who hated me to latch on and accuse me of stealing something from them, too, when I had not. I would want someone to speak up, even if it was awkward.

I've said over and over that I'm not supporting Chris regarding the first accuser...he may be guilty as sin and deserves whatever he gets. But a big part of this story is not being told truthfully, and that's awful.

I don't care if you believe me or not--I've spent enough time on this--and, you said it perfectly: it's he said she said, only just one side has the burden of proof (again, speaking only of the second accuser).

Good luck, Albemarle...you have some really kooky goings-on up there.
Darla wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds to me as if you have a real and personal problem with the 2nd accuser. Why are you to be believed any more than the accuser? I don't know what happened either, but I do know Mr. Dumler plead guilty to sexual battery, and in all of his recent interviews "to clear the air" he has admitted he acted "inappropriately" and was wrong. He has apologized for his actions. What's he apologizing for if he's done nothing wrong?
Liar

Harrison, TN

#132 Mar 2, 2013
Lucille wrote:
“We have a stake in you going down in flames.” Are these the words of women that are truthful, honest and upstanding...
Funny you mention that. Dumler started this media tour when that woman came forward to show the FULL context of that quote from his defense strategy. The "we" was the people of scottsville. He took half a sentence out of context to smear women. Someone stands up to him, he paints her nutty.
The interview's here, which CBS buried in exchange for a first crack at his interview.
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Woman-...
crowe

Charlottesville, VA

#133 Mar 2, 2013
SPANK ME SPANK ME HARDER HARDER and then they complain. Dumler was just following directions no good deed goes unpunished
King Dumler

Charlottesville, VA

#135 Mar 2, 2013
We should celebrate this man!

Even though they all di it, what other politician openly admits to sticking it to his constituents in the rear?

The first honest politician!
JLB

Charlottesville, VA

#137 Mar 2, 2013
"First, it's very important for me to say to the individual in question who came forward to the police that I'm sorry. I think that's very important for me to say right off the bat," he stated. "I acted inappropriately and my actions, as evidenced by her reactions - going to the police –[are] clearly evidence that I did something wrong."
He is a convicted criminal...the complainant is a Victim...and he refuses to say that.
You are not a distraction sir, you are a convicted sexual criminal and any female constituent must be thinking twice before contacting you for help. How can you begin to represent the women of Scottsville?
Roger_O_Vernout

Charlottesville, VA

#139 Mar 16, 2013
FYI: New Chris Dumler website with plenty of news and info: http://chrisdumlermustgo.com/

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