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(LA Times)   Ah the wonderful 50's. It was a time when two major celebrities could rush into a strange woman's apartment after kicking in the door and not be sued or prosecuted   ( latimes.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Joe DiMaggio, Frank Sinatra, paparazzi, Door Raid, apartments, celebrity, Marilyn Monroe, Florence Kotz  
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2011-06-05 02:20:07 PM  
Huh?

From this article:
Kotz, the raid victim, eventually did sue her tormentors for $200,000. She settled for $7,500, The Times said.

They were sued.

From another article:
In early 1957, at four in the morning, two uniformed LAPD officers burst into Frank Sinatra's house uninvited, woke up the famous crooner and served him with a subpoena ordering him to appear before the Los Angeles County grand jury investigating the Wrong Door Raid. Sinatra was furious. Through his attorney, he accused famed LAPD Chief William Parker, on whose personal instructions the officers had acted, of violating his civil rights.

Sinatra, DiMaggio, Ruditsky and the others faced legal jeopardy over the raid. The case was no longer categorized as a burglary, but was being investigated instead as a conspiracy to commit malicious mischief. (Presumably breaking and entering charges were also applicable.) However, the key players changed their stories a few times, and by the time the facts came out, Sinatra and others were also threatened with perjury charges as well.
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The jury deliberated for 14 days, which was a record then in California. Even so, the jurors were split and couldn't agree on a verdict. Publicly, Confidential celebrated the hung jury as a victory, but behind the scenes its publisher cut a deal with Attorney General Brown. The state agreed not to retry the case, for which Confidential essentially surrendered. The publisher agreed to stop reporting the intimate secrets of Hollywood stars. With the salaciousness gone, sales sputtered. Confidential hung around for a few years, a shadow of its former self, before being sold and eventually going out of business. Its spirit survives today, though muted, in the National Enquirer and other supermarket tabloids.


They were prosecuted.
 
2011-06-05 02:22:15 PM  
Crud - copied the wrong paragraph for the third paragraph. They were prosecuted - and Confidential was separately prosecuted for libel.

The fact remains, however, that they were sued and prosecuted for the Wrong-Door Raid.
 
2011-06-05 02:26:18 PM  

FormlessOne: Crud - copied the wrong paragraph for the third paragraph. They were prosecuted - and Confidential was separately prosecuted for libel.

The fact remains, however, that they were sued and prosecuted for the Wrong-Door Raid.


I see prosecuted, I don't see sued in there.
 
2011-06-05 02:28:23 PM  
Old News is so Exciting.
 
2011-06-05 02:29:44 PM  
In olden days a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking,
But now, God knows,
Anything Goes.
 
2011-06-05 03:05:59 PM  

FormlessOne: Huh?

From this article:
Kotz, the raid victim, eventually did sue her tormentors for $200,000. She settled for $7,500, The Times said.

They were sued.

 
2011-06-05 03:52:26 PM  
Girl 27 laughs at your shenanigans.

Rape, murder, incest, who knows what went on and was covered up the studios.

They had a lot of money invested those actors and actresses
 
2011-06-05 06:40:34 PM  
Since Sinatra was a co-owner of the Villa Capri I don't think it was an issue that the check was not paid.
 
2011-06-05 08:47:27 PM  
wonderful 50's what?
 
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