Charges dropped against producer of u...

Charges dropped against producer of unaired reality show

There are 18 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from May 8, 2008, titled Charges dropped against producer of unaired reality show. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Criminal charges collapsed Wednesday against the producer of Pauper to Princess, a proposed Apopka -based reality-TV show about the lives of poor, uneducated women trying to better themselves.

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Voice of Reason

Melbourne, FL

#1 May 8, 2008
I'm SICK TO DEATH of these reality shows anyway and I've stopped watching them all together.

With the little free time I have to enjoy a TV show, I want to ESCAPE from REALITY.

Give me a good, old-fashioned murder mystery or made-for-TV movie any time!
The Truth

Anderson, SC

#2 May 8, 2008
Voice of Reason wrote:
I'm SICK TO DEATH of these reality shows anyway and I've stopped watching them all together.
With the little free time I have to enjoy a TV show, I want to ESCAPE from REALITY.
Give me a good, old-fashioned murder mystery or made-for-TV movie any time!
I Agree with you. TV shows are pitiful. What type of Moron watches that Junk? I suppose this is the reason former TV shows are going to DVD.
Chester DeGrasse

United States

#3 May 8, 2008
I am so tired of these reality shows. Especially American Idol which is obviously rigged. I don't know why the viewing public tolerates these programs. I guess people who have no lives other than the TV are the ones who watch.

I've discovered the Retro Network, Bright House channel#1028. It has all the programs I grew up with plus plays vintage commercials. It's fun to watch.
Gloom and Doom

Silver Spring, MD

#4 May 8, 2008
What a joke. None of these babes even come close to "Princess". Check out the photos. "Christie" has a bodacious set of Ta-Ta's but that's about it. Are you sure they were not continuing to run the porn site?
Homeowner

Ocala, FL

#7 May 8, 2008
"My client and the business suffered devastating losses," said attorney Mark NeJame of Orlando. "We're now strongly considering legal actions against the women who fabricated these stories."

Devastating losses. What a laugh. This whole case was the best thing that could have happened to this wanna be producer. The national publicity generated has pretty much guaranteed he will make lots of money. NeJame conceded as much later in the article. Only in America.

Darwin

Somerset, NJ

#8 May 8, 2008
Chester DeGrasse wrote:
I am so tired of these reality shows. Especially American Idol which is obviously rigged.
I wholeheartedly agree. The closest thing to American Idol is professional wrestling; both shows have scripted endings.
dtowncondoowner

Chicago, IL

#9 May 8, 2008
At the time this story broke, other publications reported that Marc Brilleman's legal status was unknown, yet he was still released back into society. Of course, the Slantinel's crack team of reporters failed to even mention this fact.

Yet here we are again, weeks later, and still no report as to his legal status and why he was released in the first place, albeit on bail.

Nice work again Slantinel.
Lee

United States

#10 May 8, 2008
They should go after and sue the nosy neighbor who reveled in her 15 minutes of fame.

Also, Apopka PD should take a remedial course in what actually constitutes a crime beofre making useless arrests.
Georgia

Orlando, FL

#11 May 8, 2008
What's this about his lawyer suing the girls? What does he expect to get, exactly? They are poor, disadvantaged souls, what could they POSSIBLY have to offer him? Why did they claim they were imprisioned? Lousy article, not enough details.
Mr bill

Rock Hill, SC

#12 May 8, 2008
How sad!Stupid people will do almost anything for a chance at fame.P. T. Barnum was right ,sucker born every minute.
Laugh Out Loud

Cocoa Beach, FL

#13 May 8, 2008
Gloom and Doom wrote:
What a joke. None of these babes even come close to "Princess". Check out the photos. "Christie" has a bodacious set of Ta-Ta's but that's about it. Are you sure they were not continuing to run the porn site?
Your "Christie" used to be a "Chris", some reality !
Lawless Lamar Again

AOL

#14 May 8, 2008
Worthless states attorney fails again.
Idiot.
Chester DeGrasse

United States

#15 May 8, 2008
Christie Cohen is HOT !!!
Juan Motime

United States

#16 May 8, 2008
Wasn't the "Katie" contestant on Sex and the City?
WFT

Casselberry, FL

#17 May 8, 2008
Lee wrote:
Also, Apopka PD should take a remedial course in what actually constitutes a crime beofre making useless arrests.
A judge supported the officers probable cause in the arrest warrant.

Probable cause means someone probably did something. That is the standard for a good and lawful charge....
which is quite different than the beyond a reasonable doubt standard that the state attorney's office needs to successfully prosecute a case and get a conviction.

Just because the state drops charges doesn't mean that it wasn't a good arrest or a person didn't do it. It means that due to a any number of factors, the case couldn't be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in front of a jury.

You people complain when the cops do something about someones complaint, as much as when they don't.....
slipnot

San Antonio, TX

#18 May 8, 2008
If they didn't have enough evidence why were charges brought in the first place!!! Was the DA hoping for a plea deal so he could say they got three heinous sex peddlers off the street and then ask for a raise or run for governor!! Or did he just want to help his colleague on the other side of the isle make a little money. The DA and the defense attorney probably split the fee's.
Jack Webb

Apopka, FL

#19 May 8, 2008
slipnot wrote:
If they didn't have enough evidence why were charges brought in the first place!!! Was the DA hoping for a plea deal so he could say they got three heinous sex peddlers off the street and then ask for a raise or run for governor!! Or did he just want to help his colleague on the other side of the isle make a little money. The DA and the defense attorney probably split the fee's.
You are correct.

Most prosecutors are zealous,
power crazy, over-ambitious
neo-nazis
Lisa

Longwood, FL

#20 May 13, 2008
I dont believe these woman fabricated anything ... I think they were intimidated and did feel they couldnt leave but there a was lack of evidence. And so if you go to the police and they cant prove your case you can get sued now?

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