Candidate for Lt. Governor Bryce Reeves has hired a well known defamation attorney, Elizabeth M. Locke. In a letter to his opponent, Jill Vogel, Locke urged Vogel not to destroy any computer or cell phone records that might be linked to the anonymous emails sent to friends of Reeves accusing him of having an affair with an aide. We previously reported on it here.
Locke has also urged Vogel to allow her cell phones and computers to be investigated by a third party forensic expert. Vogel has denied the emails came from any of her devices but continues refused an investigation.
Sam Azzarelli, Reeves’s campaign spokeswoman, said:
“It’s been 32 days since Bryce offered to help pay for the Vogels to have their electronic devices forensically tested by an independent, third-party investigator. All of this could have been resolved a month ago, allowing everyone to move on, but the Vogels still have not acknowledged or accepted his generous offer.”
Elizabeth Locke is also representing the Virginia Citizen’s Defense League (VCDL) against Katie Couric for her misrepresentation of the group. When a former UVA dean sued Rolling Stone magazine over their fake story about a gang rape at the University, the dean hired Locke and she won the case. Bryce Reeves has pulled out the big guns with Elizabeth Locke.
More on the story here.