Steubenville Ohio Rape Case

Roll Red Roll Film Teaser

The trailer has been uploaded and I can finally share it. So far, it has gotten a lot of buzz and they added an additional showing as the others sold out right away.  I am so excited to attend the TriBeCa Film Festival and be present for the premier.  This film has been a long time coming and is something I am very proud to have contributed to.  

#ROLLREDROLL Documentary World Premier

The film is finally complete and has earned a spotlight documentary position!!   Like many small towns across the country, Steubenville, nestled in a valley in eastern Ohio, lives and dies by its high school football team. So when a teenage girl was sexually assaulted at a pre-season football party in 2012, no one came forward with information. True-crime blogger Alex Goddard set out to uncover the truth, piecing together the details of the crime…
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Lostutter Sentencing Memorandum & A Dose of Truth: Deric Lostutter LIED

While Deric Lostutter’s supporters are mailing in letters, begging the court for leniency because he is a “changed man” and a ” new father”; the US Attorney’s Office is laying down some documented truth about Deric Lostutter and the lie that he has lived and profited from. On March 1, the Sentencing Memorandum was filed with the US District Court and FINALLY Deric’s frauds are judicially exposed – in black and white. Deric obviously doesn’t tell the people close…
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Steubenville Justice Defined?

Last week the State of Ohio dropped charges against former Steubenville schools superintendent, Mike McVey.  The basis of the agreement was that McVey would resign from his job, agree never to work for Steubenville schools again and avoid contact with those who were party to the case or his former co-workers.  While McVey was accused of deleting emails and obstructing the investigation into the rape case, here is my issue with this whole dog and…
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Charges Dropped Against McVey, Former Steubenville Superintendent

It was announced today that the court accepted a plea from Mike McVey.  McVey agreed to resign from the Steubenville City School system and tendered his resignation this morning.  The school board accepted it this evening after a special executive session.   The agreement states McVey will not seek any employment with city schools, nor have any contact with school board members or the administration, witnesses or co-defendants in the special grand jury. According to the…
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Subpoenas Issued in Steubenville Superintendent Case

  12/17/14PRAECIPE FOR SUBPENA FILED AND SUBPENA ISSUED TO SHERIFF OF JEFFERSON COUNTY FOR SERVICE  ON BEHALF OF STATE OF OHIO FOR 01/12/2015. STEVE WESTLAKE, father of Evan Westlake who was granted immunity in rape case DORIS LOCASCIO, AMY CARDUCCI, Wells Academy teacher GREG AGRESTA, BARRY GULLEN, Asst. Superintendent at Steubenville City Schools LISA BRUZZESE, Steubenville City School District – purchasing director/finance MELINDA YOUNG, Interim superintendent LYNNETT GORMAN,teacher Steubenville City Schools JAYME BROWNING, Superintendent Secretary/EMIS…
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Trent Mays & the Lunatics of Steubenville

Trent Mays was released from juvenile detention yesterday and apparently cried in court.  Boo hoo.   I am having a hard time mustering up sympathy for him.  He is out of his “prison”…Jane Doe is forever bound by the actions of he and his friends.  She doesn’t get “do overs”, and there is no part of me that is hopeful  of his placement back into society.  Second chances?  Nope.  Don’t care if he gets one. His…
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Steubenville Documentary

I spent a bit of time on the phone today with a documentary filmmaker who is doing a film on Steubenville, and among the things that we talked about is how or how hasn’t Steubenville changed in the past two years.  He has done some traveling for this project and told me that he hears over and over how terrible people think Steubenville is and that it really has a bad reputation.  I agree, but…
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State of Ohio Says Belardine Violated Probation

Hate to say it, but who didn’t see this one coming?  I suppose the answer is obviously EVERYONE but Matt Belardine – otherwise he wouldn’t have gone off to Arizona sans probation officer approval, or gotten shit faced and assaulted protesters while being filmed.  Looks like social media got Belardine once again.  When are these people going to learn? That’s a rhetorical question because two years later and nothing has changed. As a result, he…
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