It’s disappointing to hear when someone from our past gets a laugh at our expense—especially when all the evidence that could exonerate us is too far gone to present a defense. This is why it’s constitutionally unfair to bring charges against someone after too much time has passed.

This is what has happened to world-renowned and local Southern California saint Angelina Jolie. A man who claims to be her ex-drug dealer released a 17-minute video of Jolie frantically talking on the telephone. That’s it? Yes, that’s all. To me, it looked like a make-shift improvisation to prepare for a role (which could have actually been the case given that it was recorded around the same time as “Girl Interrupted”).

The timing and relevance of the video could be no more than a “lets see what happens if this goes viral by us calling it a ‘Dirty Drug Den’ video”. Which could prove once again what are digital age is in a constant competition to grab attention through controversy—no matter how fleeting the moment or inconsequential the event.

In short, no supposed drug dealer or anyone for that matter can take away what good someone has done for the world in the field of entertainment and humanitarian efforts. I believe our social response will create a very swift backlash to this mysterious and untimely leak. I’d put my money on the classy starlet handling this one with ease.

In the criminal world, former hurt lovers and jealous spouses are notorious for these kinds of maneuvers. By the time law-enforcement is “notified” of the supposed dirty laundry, the defense usually doesn’t have to look too far to find where the bias comes from.

Contact Bart Kaspero

Free Case Evaluation

Contact Bart Kaspero - Attorney in Irvine, CA
Contact Bart Kaspero

Leave A Comment

About the Author: Bart Kaspero

Bart Kaspero is an experienced criminal defense and regulatory attorney who has focused on using technology and the law in bringing privacy to criminal records. His research has been published in several legal journals and his unique background has helped a broad spectrum of clients. He has provided legal training to lawyers across the US on how to navigate complex criminal record legislation and how to effectively provide privacy to those with past arrests, charges, and convictions. His innovative methods have earned him a top position of authority on the subject of criminal record privacy as well as trust within the criminal data supply chain.