The Barstool Briefs: Barstool Briefs Episode 28: “Legal Briefs”

Old Movies

Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting inside Romeo & Juliet

Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting were just teenagers when they wowed audiences with the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet. The film was a hit and was nominated for four Academy Awards. The traditional pop-culture, accepted and loved by the country.

Well, the Boomers should be ashamed of themselves, because they were delighted and intimidated by a sexual scene that included pictures of sixteen-year-old Whitting and fifteen-year-old Hussey’s breasts. Child pornography (seriously, don’t google the love scene).

Can you imagine this today? A popular and unapologetic movie that has a sex scene featuring a naked fifteen-year-old girl and a sixteen-year-old boy? Not true.

Well, Hussey and Whitting are now in their 70s, and they are thought to have been duped and filed a lawsuit in California last week accusing Paramount Pictures of sexual practices and the publication of naked pictures of young children. All true, but, again, it was fifty-five years ago.

The suit alleges that the director assured the two that there would be no promiscuity in the film, and that they would wear clothes in the bedroom, but later he encouraging them to do it naked “what is the Art. failure.”

The editor, Franco Zeffirelli, cannot tell his side of the story because he is dead. The loss of evidence over time causes time limits, known as statutes of limitations, on trials. California temporarily suspended the statute of limitations for adult child abuse claims to allow those involved in traditional, organized child abuse to file a claim. Hussey and Whiting’s trial is also allowed under that law, so Paramount can’t claim it was too late to sue.

They will settle because one of the other reasons there are statutes of limitations is because, when old conduct is examined by existing judges Now, current judges cannot use the customs and expectations that existed at that time.

It seems that 1968 America was very happy with a little sex scene, but the judges of today will be rightly angry.

The director’s son decided to go on the attack in response to the court, saying, “It’s a shame to hear today, 55 years after filming, that two old people those who owe this movie have woken up and declared that they have. suffered from years of anxiety and emotional turmoil.”

School settles claim of high temperature training

The parents of a Georgia high school basketball player who collapsed during an outdoor practice in August and later died agreed to a $10 million settlement with the school district late last year.

Imani Bell collapsed on August 13, 2019, after stepping on the football field during the required summer practice for the girls’ basketball team. Temperatures were in the high 90s at the time and the area was under a heat advisory. Imani died later that day of heartburn and kidney failure.

An autopsy conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found that he had no prior conditions and that his death was caused by heatstroke caused by the body’s energy in the high 90 degree heat.

A statement given by his parents’ lawyers stated that this is the place to send a message to schools about bullying. And I’m sure it does.

I grew up playing sports in Georgia and Mississippi and the heat was never a problem. I mean, it was hot as hell, but no one grown up called it a subject that needed to be discussed or discussed. It was hot, so deal with it.

I can’t imagine the schools that monitor the temperature and model the series and places in the heat. I’m not saying it’s good or bad to reduce the temperature, but I can’t imagine.
What about a place like Hot Works. People actually pay to go train in a heated environment.

As part of the settlement, Clayton County schools agreed to rename the gym to the Elite Scholars Academy for Imani Bell.

I hope the gym is huge, because a Georgia high school that doesn’t practice outside in the heat will be packed with indoor sports. whole year.

Federal Death Penalty Trial Begins

The trial began this week Sayfullo Saipov faces federal terrorism charges for plowing into pedestrians with a truck on a Manhattan bike path on Halloween 2017, killing eight people . He pulled into the bike lane and just mowed it down – and he admitted it.

The trial is about the death penalty. The public prosecutor said in an opening statement that the witness will prove that Saipov was proud of killing people and that Saipov was part of a terrorist organization.

According to Saipov’s lawyer, the State will have no evidence of any connection between Saipov and any terrorist organization and will paint Saipov as a disorder, mental disorder.

On January 16, 2021, Dustin Higgs was assassinated, becoming the thirteenth and last person to be assassinated by the federal government during the presidency. Donald Trump, when government sanctions returned after a 17-year hiatus. Trump’s inauguration was completed four days later.

Mitchell Driskell practices law at the Tannehill Carmean firm and has been an Oxford solicitor for twenty-two years. You can call him at 662.236.9996 and email him at He practices criminal law, civil law, and family law.

The Barstool Briefs: Barstool Briefs Episode 27: “Legal Briefs”

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Mitchell Driskell practices law at the Tannehill Carmean firm and has been an Oxford solicitor for twenty-two years. You can call him at 662.236.9996 and email him at He practices criminal law, civil law, and family law.

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