Always stand your ground when you know you’re innocent. Never apologize, not even for hurting feelings. Even if things don’t go your way, you’ll still be vastly better off.
Jury imposes $500K verdict on pastor accused of rape after he refused to apologize to victim
By Leonardo Blair, 10 June 2021
Pastor Lewis Clemons of Kingdom Awareness Ministries International in Columbus, Georgia, could have settled a civil case against him for zero dollars if he agreed to acknowledge and record a public apology for allegedly sexually abusing and raping his former congregant, Lequita Jackson. He refused and went to trial.
Smart man. I know he’s innocent of rape because this was a civil trial, not a criminal trial… a civil trial whose purpose was to manufacture evidence for that criminal trial as well as an endless stream of future MeToo accusations.
Can you imagine if Clemons had taken that ticket and made a public admission of being a high-status rapist? He would have been accused by a legion of new feminists, some of whom probably wouldn’t even be about to prove they’d ever met the guy. And they probably wouldn’t have to. Paying half a million to avoid that is a bargain.
On Wednesday, a jury in the Superior Court of Muscogee County ruled in favor of [Lequita] Jackson and imposed a $500,000 verdict against him.
Yes, this is As Seen On Wakanda TV. I don’t doubt that Pastor Clemons got frisky with a girl when he shouldn’t have. I do doubt that it was anything not-consensual.
In 2017, Jackson and another of Clemons’ former congregants, Lakisha Smith, accused the pastor in a civil lawsuit of using his position as a spiritual leader to sexually abuse them.
“He was a child molester,” said Jackson at the time, alleging that Clemons began abusing her at 15. “He was a sexual predator who needed to be stopped. I just kind of accepted it at that age,” she said.
Don’t stick your dick in Lakisha. In Stupid, I mean.
Now 33, Jackson, who is married with two children of her own, said she was so traumatized by her experience, it took her five years before she was able to open up to her husband about what she endured.
In a letter to Clemons, Jackson’s lawyers said:
” … To seriously discuss settling this case, you would have to be willing to make a video statement that: 1. acknowledged all of your sexual misconduct …; and 2. genuinely apologized for that sexual misconduct; and 3. acknowledged that you have seriously harmed many, many women who trusted you as their spiritual leader.
Talk about dodging a bullet! Dayumn, this girl wanted to franchise her gimmiedat lawsuit against Clemons.
“Ms. Jackson would then watch the video. She would then decide, in her sole discretion, whether the video sufficiently met the requirements above. She would have sole control over the distribution of the video. She would be authorized to share the video publicly and with anyone that she chose.”
There IS a sexual predator in this story. It ain’t Clemons.
“Lequita Jackson is a wonderful client and it was an honor to provide her with her day in court,” Jackson’s attorney, Jeb Butler of Butler Law Firm, said in a statement to The Christian Post on Thursday. “Lewis Clemons is a liar and a fraud, and I hope neither my client nor I have to see him again for as long as he lives.”
He’s upset that the scam didn’t take off.
Fellow attorney Morgan Lyndall praised Jackson for her strength in standing up to Clemons and noted that she hopes “the verdict sent a message that sexual assault and rape are never OK.”
And of course, all sex is rape.