Feb 14, 2010
Lisa-Katharine Otsuka Profile
Hi, everyone: This afternoon, a verdict was entered "NOT GUILTY" on all counts against me; I will not be on this forum and will not be subscribing to any more topix.com forums. Thank you again to everyone who wrote kind, nice or encouraging words on this forum. God bless you and yours, Lis (Feb 23, 2010 | post #100)
Dear "Billy": You have your FACTS WRONG. My husband and I were apart from Februrary, 2007, until we decided, sometime during 2008, that we considered ourselves "reconciled ". We spent many months together to determine, measure, and weigh whether we were, in fact, "reconcilable ", and with God's good grace and the support of our family and friends we were able to reconcile. The first trial occured during the summer of 2007. The split between me and my husband had nothing to do with my husband's performance during the first trial. It's a disservice to the people reading this forum when people state and post falsities as facts. God bless you, Lis (Feb 21, 2010 | post #94)
RESPONSE TO "U r a freak" Dear "U r a freak": That you feel you have a need to kick somoeone when they are down (& who wouldn't be "down," having to go through trials, being on the news in the newspapers in a less-than-complime ntary manner, and being talked stink about in forums on the www?!)is sociopathic. If you think I'm so worthless, that I'm not worthy of your time or anyone else's time, then it's doubly abusive that you should go to the effort to have written all that you have in this forum. You said that your last post was your "last" -- so good riddance to you on this forum. I never declared that I thought that I was a "sweet nice person", I have only explained my side to address the awful and mean stuff people like you, HIDING BEHIND ANONYMITY, have said on this forum that unfairly characterized me. That you said "civil ceremony or not, marriage is a marriage" is just plain false; our state and federal governments do not recognize married couples without a marriage license, not for taxes, not for getting a drivers' license, not for any legal document or filing (DUH). That you are so mean-spirited, are totally WRONG, AND that you attempted to hammer that point even in the face of you being WRONG exposes your character (or LACK of it). Like everyone else who HIDES BEHIND ANONYMITY and says unkind or nasty things about me on this forum, you can say anything you want, without repurcussion, without any consequence at all. I went to your "friend" 's house last night; he was hanging out in his garage with his sister and another person, and when I asked him if I could talk to him he said yes. I had written him a letter that included my email, phone number, and all of the posts from yesterday between me and you -- when I told him what you'd been doing to me, he was sorry and he told me that NONE OF HIS FRIENDS would do that and that he had NEVER said anything mean about me to ANY OF HIS FRIENDS. I asked him if he felt he had anything unresolved with me, he said that he did not; I asked him if he was upset or mad at me for anything from me being his girlfriend or from our break-up and he said that he wasn't. YOU, according to HIM, are NOT someone he considers a "friend" OF HIS, he HAD NO IDEA WHO YOU WERE, he HAD NO IDEA why you would be doing this to me. You have NO BASIS for ANYTHING you've said about me regarding the person YOU called YOUR "friend, " AND you have no basis or authority from which to pass judgement or even comment on me or my relationships. SO YOU, "U r a freak," can shut the "hades" up about me, who I am as a person, my character, my relationship with my boyfriend while my husband and I were separated, and the guy who you said is your "friend" but who DOES NOT consider YOU a "friend" of his. God sees everything -- he sees what you are doing and have done to me; you can answer to HIM for all YOUR lies, manipulations, meanness, and tirades. Mother Theresa once said, "We should all be so busy with the improvement of our own lives that we have no time to comment on the lives of others." WHO ARE YOU that you think you have the right to tell ANYONE what they need to or should do, that you have the right to comment on anyone when you don't have the facts, that you have the right to be critical of or judge others? Me setting the record straight is the right and good thing to do; I would NOT have to SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT if people HIDING BEHIND ANONYMITY would stop cyber-bullying me. God bless, Lis (Feb 21, 2010 | post #93)
Dear "U r a freak": I already addressed your comments in a 2-part post a few minutes ago, but I'm writing you again to inform you that I have printed your posts with my responses and will be sending them to your "friend" . If your "friend" has ANY unresolved issues with me, he will know how to reach me directly and he will be free to reach me at any time. When I broke up with your "friend" , I was sure that we did not have any "unresolved " issues; it strikes me that perhaps, AND from YOUR TWISTED telling of it, maybe your "friend" has not had some "closure " or might wish for "closure " or some such any thing... If you talk to your "friend" before he receives contact from me, you could let your "friend" know that I'll be sending him these postings with a letter so he can reach me if he wants to or needs to. God bless, Lis (Feb 20, 2010 | post #87)
Dear "U r a freak": (my 1st half of a 2-part response)!!! I'm sorry for whatever your "friend" told you or that you THINK you know -- you obviously only have HIS side. 1st, I have not asked for pity from ANYONE; I'm only writing back to comments on this forum to set the record straight. 2nd, regarding my being married: I had a Taiwanese wedding ceremony in 2001 to the father of my children; prior to going to Taiwan for the actual wedding, the 9-11 happened and none of us, (including family and friends) wished to travel. My husband and I had never officiated our marriage with a marriage license but we considered ourselves married to each other and considered ourselves husband-and-wife. There was a time, during 2007, when my "husband " and I separated --during that time, not being "officially " married meant we DID NOT have to file or go through a "divorce " (which we both considered a blessing, because the divorce process can be expensive, difficult and time consuming, right?). During the separation in 2007, I thought (and my "husband " thought) that the "marriage " was OVER (I had even taken up my own residence with my children), and I was introduced to and started dating a guy who I thought had potential for something meaningful with me. That guy that I started to date was NEVER in the dark about my "marriage " and "ex"- "husband " -- he knew the whole thing and I had explained everything to him at length. I'm a one-guy kinda girl, I don't date around, and I'm either in a relationship OR NOT (note: in 2007 my "ex"- "husband " had begun dating someone else also). That I had toddler-aged children, considered myself a single mom, and wanted to be married and have more babies -- OF COURSE I asked questions of that guy because I considered him as my "boyfriend ": Did he want to be married someday? Would he consider having more kids (that guy already had a child of his own)? If we combined our families, where would we live (he was sharing a house with his sister)? If we combined households, how would we share expenses? -- ALL IMPORTANT AND RESPONSIBLE QUESTIONS to ASK as a single mom considering the future of a BLENDED family. I DID NOT ask that guy, my then "boyfriend ", for any information beyond what I had already freely shared about myself, I DID NOT ask anything of him, I DID NOT ask him for ANYTHING. (PLEASE SEE THE 2ND HALF OF THIS POST, WHICH FOLLOWS THIS ONE).... (Feb 20, 2010 | post #86)
Dear "U r a freak" (2nd half of response to "U r a freak"): IN FACT, I PAID MY OWN SHARE OR PAID FOR THE TAB ENTIRELY whenever we went out (with the exception of one dinner at a restaurant on the 4th of July which cost less than $ 50), I paid for all costs of any outings I enjoyed with that boyfriend's child when the child spent time WITH ME (absent my "boyfriend "), I GAVE THAT "boyfriend " a couple of substantial GIFTS (none of which he returned to me upon our break-up), HE DID NOT GIVE ME A SINGLE GIFT beyond a teddy bear and some flowers on our first date, AND HE KEPT AND REFUSED TO RETURN my golf clubs and some other personal things of mine that were of some value. -- SO YOU, "U r a freak", GOT YOUR FACTS ALL WRONG. After having that "boyfriend " for a little while, and realizing that he wasn't right for me, I broke up with him; 2 months after that break-up, my "ex"- "husband " and I did reconcile. The reconcilliation was hard work, but it was worth it for me. As everyone is entitled to their own opinion, you are entitled to yours -- I don't mean any disrespect to you, here, I'm only setting the record straight YET AGAIN. If you ever wish to reach me, you are welcome to post your name and/or email -- I would respond as soon as I can. God bless you and yours, Lis (Feb 20, 2010 | post #85)
Hi, Wildman: Thank you for writing. I'm sorry to hear you've had your share of "lolos" and hassles too. The 1st thing lawyers caution their clients -- don't talk to the press -- comes from the knowledge and experience that the press can subvert anything by presenting words out of context and putting a "spin" on information. Those of us who are in the know realize that the press is powerful by their reach and that they can shape and influence opinion because of their reach. As I said before, WIN or LOSE, as soon as the timing is right my story will be told and all will be revealed. I am in touch with media who are already holding my story for me and they will release it upon authorization by attorneys (who are not lolos) -- why don't you do the same? If you need a referral to some media people who are trustworthy, let me know and I will put you in contact with them. Thank you so much for sharing your circumstance and for your encouragment. Take care & God bless, Lis (Feb 20, 2010 | post #83)
My facts are correct; the Honolulu Advertiser did a small, half-hearted blurb, during 2004. The Grand Jury hearing against His Honor our Mayor Jeremy Harris was the culmination of an investigation that started in the year 2000 AND CONTINUED THROUGH 2006. God bless you and yours, Lis (Feb 16, 2010 | post #72)
POST 2 TO JANE, response from Lisa-KatharineJane , (Post # 2, continued from Post # 1 to you) When I was being splashed all over the news, and the media was being misinformed and/or spinning information about me to sensationalize my involvement with the Mayor Harris campaign, our democratic party was being systematically demoralized by abuses of power on the part of the police (they were arresting BUT NOT CHARGING Mayor Harris' supporters and donors). Did you know the police can do that -- arrest a person BUT NOT CHARGE THEM? For example, I was arrested but not charged for "Prostitution , Money Laundering, Racketeering, Tax Evasion, and Tax Fraud." SOMEBODY SAW TO IT that my "arrest" (for those things I wasn't "charged " with) made it onto the news (so I would be humiliated and, of course, I was). With me all over the news, the question was posed to Harris supporters, "See what's happening to Otsuka? Do you want that to happen to you? What can we dig up on you to humiliate you?" Of course, the entire democratic party was running scared, Mayor Harris' support-base for his Gubernatorial campaign was in shambles, and he and his wife were heartbroken over the chaos caused to island democrats... When Mayor Harris withdrew his bid from the Governor's race, it was NO SURPRISE that a REPUBLICAN should win. When President George Bush Jr. took office in 2000, during his Inaugural Address on National Television, he announced that one of his goals would be to see more Republican Governors in office; is it any wonder that National Republican Operatives, that year, came to Hawaii to help strategize the Republican Gubernatorial Bid for the year 2002 election? Hawaii is ALWAYS a "battleground " state for Republicans because WE ARE A STATE OF DEMOCRATS. A "Reporter " by the name of "Malia Zimmerman", who is a Co-Founder of the "Hawaii Reporter" website newspaper, and who is widely known as the longtime girlfriend of Hawaii Republican Senator and Party insider, Sam Sloam (longtime supporter of Gov. Lingle), effectively smeared me in 2002 and has continued with printing merciless and false tirades against me since then. Sourcewatch.org, a group dedicated to exposing false news and false reporting, has listed Malia Zimmerman and her "news"pa per as a source to "watch" (go to http://www.sourcew atch.org/index.php ?title=Hawaii_Repo rter). For articles about Malia Zimmerman, and how she instigates and perpetuates smears for the Republican Party see the two Honolulu Weekly Magazine links. http://www.honolul uweekly.com/archiv es/coverstory%2020 00/09-06-00%20Smea r/09-06-00%20Smear .html http://www.honolul uweekly.com/archiv es/coverstory%2020 03/09-17-03%20Hero es/09-17-03%20Heor es.html Thank you for taking the time to post in this forum, Jane. If you ever want to reach me, reply with your email address and I will respond as soon as I can. God bless you and yours, Lis (Feb 15, 2010 | post #60)
POST 1 TO JANE, Response from Lisa-KatharineDear "Jane": Thank you for your comments that "only those directly involved know the truth" and that "politics can go both ways whether it be to smear someone or to cover up what some people don't want you to know." I agree; the following, below, is all PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE, was in the press at one time or another, and while some people have connected the dots, most have not. The Prosecutor who led the Grand Jury Investigation of His Honor Mayor Jeremy Harris (his name is Randy Lee) was appointed to our Judiciary as a JUDGE almost as soon as the Republican Governor Lingle took office; Prosecutor Randy Lee was also the same person who brought the indictments against me as part of my victimization for refusing to testify in the Grand Jury Investigation of Mayor Harris. The Police Officer, Major Daniel Hanagami, who led the police HPD "investigatio n" for the Grand Jury Investigation of His Honor Mayor Jeremy Harris earned more money than ANY OTHER POLICE OFFICER in THE HISTORY of any CITY or Municipality (over a million dollars) with his wages and overtime billed because of his participation in that investigation AND he was the SAME person who led the fishing expeditions to victimize me with criminal charges (it was all over the news at Halloween, during 2002, that he called me a "witch," that I was his "witch that he was going to catch", and that he even arrested and detained my own mother to scare her or to scare me with the message that I and my family could be victimized). Beverly "Bev" Harbin, the controversial appointee by Governor Lingle to the Legislature when a Republican seat vacated, was the SAME person who was the COMPLAINANT for the police and the prosecutor's office when I was charged for forgery and theft; if you remember, no one understood, at the time that Governor Lingle appointed Bev Harbin to fill the vacancy in the Legislature, WHY it was Bev Harbin that got the appointment when no one knew until then who Bev Harbin was, that Bev Harbin was not a Republican until the appointment, and that there were so many other more worthy and experienced individuals who sought the appointment. If you would also remember, it was found out that Bev Harbin had LIED to the commission that confirmed her to the legislature by not disclosing that she had criminal convictions and unpaid tax debts. In fact, Governor Lingle demanded that Bev Harbin recuse her position in the Legislature and Bev Harbin refused to step down. **** please see my 2nd Post to you for the continuation of this response. (Feb 15, 2010 | post #59)
Hi, Alice: I thought to reply to you because I read all your posts in this forum and thought that you were kind. It was kind of you to post your opinions and to follow-through on the banter. I liked that you were funny too, and was glad to see that you hold your own. You Go, Girl! Thank you for giving me a smile and a giggle in this horrific pile of heartache. If you ever want to reach me, just post you name or email in response to this post & I'll reach you as soon as I can. God bless you and yours, Lis (Feb 15, 2010 | post #58)
Dear "Friend" : Thank you for sticking up for me and Earl, it means a lot. I don't know who you are from you post, but I appreciate your caring and kind words. Please reach Earl by phone (his phone number is the same as it has been over the last decade) and identify yourself so we can say mahalo better. God bless you and yours, Lis (Feb 15, 2010 | post #57)
Dear "Victim" : I don't know who your are or why you are posting that my husband and I "scammed " you 6500 dollars. I'm greatful to "friend" saying kind words about us -- in fact, it says "A WHOLE LOT ABOUT YOU" that you put up a post like this as an anonymous log-in. 6500 dollars is a lot of money -- since you're anonymous, you can say ANYTHING. Post your name and email address and our attorney will be in contact with you; first, you will receive a CEASE and DESIST letter warning you about cyber-bullying and defamation -- what happens after that is up to you by your response and your behavior. You know, a lot of people find excitement in being anonymous and jumping on a bandwagon to bash people who are being picked-on; are you one of them? When I was growing up, there were cliques in elementary and intermediate school where groups of kids would just pick on a child because that child was different, had been found to be easy to pick on, or because within the group of kids doing the picking they were just bored. I made it a point, when that happened, to stick by the child being picked on, regardless of the consequences from the group -- I still have several thank you-letters given to me by kids I stuck by, and even from the MOTHERS of those kids who wrote a letter to me to thank me during those times. The point is that picking on someone is just plain ADOLESCENT. Worse, is picking on someone and kicking them when they're down just because they're down and you can. People who pick on someone and kick 'em when they're down -- do you know what that's called? BULLY! Are you a bully?! Why don't YOU "get real", and quit being mean? God sees and knows EVERYTHING -- if God is NOT part of YOUR reality, then not having God as part of your reality doesn't mean He doesn't exist. I hope you never have the occassion to be victimized and picked on; I hope no one you love and care about is ever victimized or picked on -- it's not fun and it hurts a lot. God bless you and yours, Lis (Feb 15, 2010 | post #56)
Dear "TYPE2 Vinyl": I apologize in advance if I am about to offend you. WHO ARE YOU? I don't know who you are, I don't know who your company is, I don't know what you are referring to when you say that my husband and I "owe" your company money. Instead of hiding behind anonymity, why don't you post your name and email address so I can reach you directly? In fact, since you mentioned my husband, Earl, why don't you reach him by phone? My husband's phone number has been the same for as long as we've been together -- nearly a whole decade. And before you start throwing around accusations you obviously know NOTHING about (in reference to the Las Vegas Mild 2 Wild shop, and anything related to DRIVERS Foundation), why don't you get your FACTS STRAIGHT? There are Professional Drift competitors on the circuit who CREDIT my husband with them being where they are today because of help and support he provided within the drifting community and the spirit of ohana with which we included everyone to support the sport. Did you ever attend any of the numerous events he produced at the Hawaii Raceway Park? Did you ever come to any of the team meetings or events we hosted and sponsored at our home or at other venues? If you did, the funding of every one of those events came from our own household AND they were financial LOSSES, NOT PROFITS. My husband, Earl, believed in the drift drivers, the sport, and he had the balls and spirit to ORGANIZE people, and HE SACRIFICED his time, energy, and every available resource to produce all that he did. You saying that you have an UNPAID BILL from my husband is either a LIE or you are MISTAKEN. The fact remains: you would know how to reach my husband or you would know how to reach mutual friends who could reach him. Don't waste everyone's time and energy by rumor-mongering; spreading rumors sucks for everyone -- it belittles the person spreading the rumor, it insults the people exposed to the rumor, and it hurts the person about whom you are spreading the rumor. You posting that you "hope" I "go down" is horrible. My husband had a business partner who stole inventory and money from the partnership; all of the partners wanted to file a police report against that person and attorneys advised that if a police report was filed, that former business partner would be prosecuted. I ADVOCATED AGAINST the filing of the police report on that former business partner BECAUSE I have been there, I know what it's like to be in jail and to have to go through court, and I would NOT WISH THAT on ANYONE (I am sure that if my husband's former busienss partner was arrested, held in jail, had to go to court, etc., he would have a nervous breakdown and, knowing his friends and family, no one would stand by him to offer support). I hope that you and that no one you love or care about should ever be victimized by having to be arrested, taken into custody, and to have to deal with the trauma of going through court. Please do not delay; if you think you have an unpaid bill, you should have no trouble reaching or finding a way to reach my husband by phone. God bless you and yours, Lis (Feb 15, 2010 | post #55)
Hi, Manapua Man: I already wrote you a response, but I came across your post again, re-read your whole post, and this time cracked up laughing... You mentioned that I "changed lolos 5 times" -- that you called the 5 lawyers I've hired in my nearly 8 years of fighting to go to court in my cases is DEAD ON, with the exception of Attorney Richard Hoke. Attorney Richard Hoke is a really smart guy, and he gets emotionally involved on behalf of his clients (or at least he was really visibly angered by the way I was victimized). I wrote a more than 40-page memoranda to the court last year February, explaining why ALL of my previous attorneys were, in fact, LOLOs. My memoranda to the court is part of public record, for anyone who wants to read it. Anyone who checks the record will also see that the Prosecutor's office changed "LOLOs" (lawyers, as you referred to them) as many times as I did. Your comment about keeping me in jail, however, was not so funny. I was charged with class "C" felonies; people who are convicted of class "C" felonies do not get sent to jail if they are convicted, and yet I spent 30 days in jail during my wait for extradition from Las Vegas, 10 days in jail after extradition while I was awaiting bail, and numerous other hours after I was arrested on numerous other occassions leading up to the Grand Jury hearing against His Honor Mayor Jeremy Harris (during which I did REFUSE to testify). During the times that I was detained, I miscarried a pregnancy, my husband and I lost everything we had, my infant and toddler children were traumatized by having been separated from me, my family and friends were hysterical in their fear for me because I was imprisoned, and I was traumatized too. I hope you and anyone you love or care about never has the experience of being victimized and never has to spend any time in jail -- it's terrifying to go through it and it's a living horror for loved-ones. As before, you are welcome to reach me at any time by posting your name and email so I can reach you. God bless you and yours, Lis (Feb 15, 2010 | post #54)
Q & A with Lisa-Katharine Otsuka
I Respond to Posts About Me.
Any restaurant that doesn't have a tv tuned to local news stations; I still have anxiety attacks from being splashed all over the news.
I Belong To:
Halawa Heights Baptist Church for nearly a decade.
When I'm Not on Topix:
I fill my time with family and friends, am busy working, volunteering, and home-schooling my sons.
Read My Forum Posts Because:
I respond to people who write about me.
I'm Listening To:
Christmas music year-round
Read This Book:
Anyway (the Paradoxical Commandments) by Dr. Kent. M. Keith
My Holy Bible, my Baptist Hymnal, artwork made by my children, cards and letters from family and friends.
On My Mind:
Appreciation for friends and family who have stood by me in my plight for justice.
Blog / Website / Homepage:
I Believe In:
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
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