It appears that CNN’s Nancy Grace will have to answer for her conduct on her program. CNN and Grace have been sued for the wrongful death of Melinda Duckett, who committed suicide after Grace attacked her on the program — suggesting that she was responsible for her own child’s disappearance. Many in the bar are delighted by the lawsuit against Grace who was repeatedly charged with abuses as a prosecutor and has degraded the profession with her snarling sensationalistic program.
U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges rejected a motion to dismiss the lawsuit this week. Grace attacked Duckett, 21, on a show about the disappearance of her Trenton in August 2006. Grace grilled the woman about not taking a lie detector test and being vague about her whereabouts. Duckett went out and killed herself.
Grace proceeded to proclaim that guilt probably made her do it, not Grace’s virtual guilty conviction levied on national television, click here.
Grace was a disgrace as a prosecutor and, before being given her own show, was repeatedly sanctioned or reprimanded by courts for her abuses in court, click here.
Talk shows are increasingly, and legitimately, cited for negligent conduct, click here. The lawsuit against Grace remains a long shot given causation and foreseeability issues as well as obvious plaintiff’s conduct issues. What is astonishing is that CNN and Courttv continue to air this type of vicious, vigilante entertainment.
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109 thoughts on “Dis-Grace: CNN’s Nancy Grace Loses Critical Motion in Court”
I watch NG each night hoping to hear good news about Kyron H. who disappeared fron school June 4,2010. Please givr out thr latest about this little sweet angel.
Thank yoy very much
Educated White B+tch,
I AM GLAD YOU HAVE A HANDLE ON THIS ISSUE. IT MAKES ME FEEL SO MUCH BETTER TO KNOW THAT PEOPLE SUCH AS YOU KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT FOR SOMEONE TO DO OR NOT.
But please do not let me interfere with your perception of what is right or what is wrong. Your name says it all…..
But please do read up on Clinical Depression:
Clinical depression is not a sign of personal weakness, or a condition that can be willed away. Clinically depressed people cannot “pull themselves together” and get better. In fact, clinical depression often interferes with a person’s ability or wish to get help. Clinical depression is a serious illness that lasts for weeks, months and sometimes years. It may even influence someone to contemplate or attempt suicide.
People of all ages, genders, ethnicities, cultures, and religions can suffer from clinical depression. Each year it affects over 17 million American men and women (source: American Psychiatric Association). While clinical depression is common, it is frequently unrecognized and untreated.
Nancy Grace is an attention hungry hillbilly with absolutely no GRACE or dignity about her! BUT….to actually believe that a woman committed suicide because of a little insignificant hillbilly such as Nancy Grace is ludicrous. Like a previous post said…suicide-that is not a normal response to questioning. Of course we ask “Who defines Normal?”. Well then let’s not say “normal”, instead let’s say WHY? No mother would be pressured to take her own life just because she was grilled by a well known and established fool. An “innocent” mother who still had all reason to believe her child was alive somewhere would NEVER and I mean NEVER give up. So although Nancy deserves much disdain in general, this accusation is ridiculous. Come on people! You have to learn to pick your fights carefully and this one is extremely irresponsible!
MAY 31, 2010
HONEY,MY CAPS-LOCK WASN’T STUCK; FOR YOUR INFO., MOST THINGS ARE WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS TODAY, UNLESS A FORMAL LETTER, WHICH THIS ISN’T! RANT? IF YOU BELIEVE THAT WHAT I WROTE IS RANTING, HOLD ON TO YOU BRITCHES, AS EVIDENTLY WOULDN’T RECOGNIZE “A RANT”, IF YOU HEARD ONE! ‘
IT IS QUITE SIMPLE TO SEPARATE THE HAVE, HAVE NOTS, THE BEEN THERE, AUTHENTIC AUDIENCE FROM THE PEOPLE WHO MERELY HAVE AN OPINION, WHICH ISN’T WORTH MUCH., FROM THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE AND EXPERIENCED THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THAT NEVER GOES AWAY. I SERIOUSLY DOUBT IF ANYONE WITH THIS NEGATIVE CRITICISM HAVE EVER PICKED UP A DEAD BODY, (TWO WKS. AFTER THE FACT), WITNESSED PEOPLE WITH THEIR HEADS BLOWN OFF WITH A SHOTGUN, OR PICKED UP A A SMALL CHILD, FILTHY WITH LICE, CIGARETTE BURNS ON THE ENTIRE BODY, OR LIKE THE LATEST IN UTAH, WHERE THE LITTLE THREE/FOUR Y/O BOY’S MOTHER AND STEP-FATHER HAD ABUSED HIM FOR DAYS AND THEN TOOK A HAMMER AND KNOCKED HIS TEETH OUT, CRUSHED HIS SKULL AND BURIED HIM IN A SHALLOW GRAVE. THIS, IS NOT COURT TV! WE HAVE AN EPIDEMIC ONGOING OF CHILDREN AND OF ALL AGES AND SEX, BEING KIDNAPPED, PICKED UP NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN, SUBJECTED TO HORRORS BEYOND IMAGINATION, SOMETIMES FOR YEARS AND IF ANYONE OVERLOOKED THAT PARTICULAR POINT, THEN I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY WOULD READ, WATCH, LISTEN TO NANCY GRACE FOR THAT MATTER, OR ANYONE ELSE, DUE TO INTEREST IN BEING SO SHALLOW THAT ALL THEY CAN DO IS NIT PICK OR ADDRESS SOMEONE’S TREATMENT, ETC. IF YOU DON’T THINK WHAT HAPPENED TO HALEIGH CUMMINGS, CASEY ANTHONY IS “OFF” THE TRODDEN PATH, SOMETHING AMISS; PERHAPS SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOU.
I HAVE BEEN THROUGH SOME SIGNIFICANT LOSS, PAIN, HEARTBREAK IN MY LIFE, AND BE ASSURED WHAT ANYONE SAID, DID’T CAUSE ME TO GO JUMP OFF THE EMPIRE STATE BLDG., OR HANG MYSELF, BUT FUELED ME TO FIGHT BACK FOR “TRUTH AND RIGHT”, ONLY HARDER.
STOP TRYING TO DENIGRADE THIS SHOW JUST BECAUSE MAMCY GRACE MAY NOT BE YOUR FAVORITE PERSON, HOWEVER, IF YOU WITNESSED A REAL DETECTIVE DEPT. INTERROGATION, I THINK YOU WOULD FIND THAT WHAT SHE DOES, IS ALMOST “MEEK”.
PRIOR TO AMBER ALERT, NANCY GRACE, JUST HOW FAR DOES ANYONE IN THE LISTENING AUDIENCE THINK THEY WOULD HAVE REACHED, WITH A FEW FLIERS POSTED ON TELEPHONE POLES, OUTSIDE YOUR OWN COMMUNITY. NOT TOO DAMNED FAR. TO MAKE THE FRONT PAGE OF A SIGNIFICANT NEWSPAPER, BE CARRIED ON THE NEWS STATIONS FOR DAYS UPON WEEKS, IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY. HAS ANYONE ONCE EVER JUST SAT DOWN, GIVEN THOUGHT TO WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE IN THIS POSITION, THEN BE OVERWHELMED BY REALIZATION THAT THEY CAN’T GET THAT LOSS TO ALL FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH AND MOST DON’T HAVE A CLUE TO WHERE TO EVEN BEGIN. YOU SEE POLLY KLASS’S FATHER STILL CRUSADING, JOHN WALSH, DITTO AND HAD NANCY GRACE BEEN ON THEN, WHO KNOWS THEIR CHILDREN JUST MAY HAVE BEEN RESCUED.
HINKSIGHT IS A WONDERFUL THING, WHEN YOU GET TO HAVE ALL ISSUES BLACK AND WHITE AND ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE REALITY OF WHAT IS TRULY GOING ON AND JUST HOW DIFFERENCE A FEW SECONDS CAN MAKE, RE A SIGHTING, SOMEONE’S POSSIBLE KNOWLEDGE OF, ETC.
MOST EVERTHING THAT NG ADDRESSES ON HER SHOW, ARE OFF THE WALL DEATHS, I.E. ANNA NICOLE, MANY OF THEM CRIMES THAT SHE DIDN’T HAVE A THING TO BE INVOLVED WITH. IT IS A MARVEL TO ME THAT ANYONE BELIEVE IF THEIR FAMILY IS MURDERED THAT THIS WORLD IS GOING TO JUST STAND STILL. ALL WILL BE FORGOTTEN IN FOUR DAYS, AS EVERY POLICE DEPT. HAVEONGOING CRIMES WORKING IN THE MIDDLE OF, IN ADDITION TO THE KIDNAPPING OF A CHILD.”’
HYPOCRITE, MY A; RHW MOST ADMIRABLE THING ABOUT NG IS THAT SHE STATES HER OPINION W/O RESERVE, AND I HAVE SEEN HER ACKNOWLEDGE THE OPINIONS OF OTHERS ALMOST EVERY SHOW. PEOPLE, WHO BELIEVE IN A CAUSE, DO EXACTLY THAT AND BELIEVE IN THEM AND WILL FIGHT UNTIL THE END. OH, FOR THE INDIVIDUAL WHO STATED NG HADN’T EXPERIENCED ANY LOSS. I THINK IF YOU WILL CHECK, HER FIANCEE’ FOR MANY YEARS. WAS MURDERED, FOR NO REASON, JUST ONE OF THOSE DEALS THAT WE WOULDN’T WANT TO GET TO HARD ON SOMEONE FOR! ALL THAT I HAVE READ STATES THAT THE REASON SHE DECIDED TO BECOME AN ATTY., TO BEGIN WITH, WAS TO TRY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND IMPACT RE PEOPLE GOING OUT AND JUST SNUFFING OTHER PEOPLES’ LIVES OUT FOR WHAT? ALSO, DUE TO THE TRAUMA, LAW SCHOOL, NG WAITED A LONG TIME TO EVER GET MARRIED AND WHEN SHE HAD HER TWINS CAME ABOUT AS CLOSE TO DEATH AS YOU CAN GET, PULMONARY EMBOLISH, I.E. LUNGS FILLING UP WITH BLOT OR CLOT. I HAVE SEEN THIS OVER AND OVER, THESE NEGATIVE REMARKS, YET IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO THEM OR THEIRS, THEY WILL BE THE FIRST IN LINE RANTING, YELLING FOR SOMEONE TO DO SOMETHING! TELEVISION REACHES MANY PEOPLE AND IT REACHES THEM FAST AND GOD ONLY KNOW JUST HOW MANY CHILDREN HAVE BEEN SAVED DUE TO SOME WATCHFUL PERSON, WHO SAW SOMETHING.”
PERSONALLY, ONE DOES NOT HAVE TO WATCH ANY SHOW THEY DISLIKE THE VIEWS ON, LIKE FLIP ALL 200 PLUS STATIONS AND FIND ONE ELSEWHERE THAT YOU DO LIKE. BEING ON THE RECEIVING END, BRINGS A TOTAL REVELATIONS INTO FOCUS, ONE BEING HOW WILL WE EVER FIND OUR CHILD’S REMAINS, ETC. ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT THE HALEIGH CUMMINGS FAMILY, AND THE CASEY ANTHONY IS A NORMAL FAMILY, EVIDENTALLY HASN’T EVER BEEN AROUND A NORMAL ONE! IF YOU THINK THAT ALL OF THIS EVIDENCE, PICTURES, STATEMENTS, ARE BADM RENENBER THAT YOU ARE ONLY SEEING WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO SEE; HOW, DO YOU THINK THEY ACT AND THE THINGS THEY DO WHEN NO ON AROUND TO PUT A CHOKE CHAIN ON. WHAT KIND OF MONSTER TIES A CONCRETE BLOCK AROUND ANYONE’S HEAD, CHILD OR ADULT OR GIVES A CHILD SOMETHING TO KNOCK THEM OUT TO GO DANCING.
IF YOU THINK THAT NG GETS RUDE OR ARROGANT WHEN ASKING QUESTION , THEN YOU NEED TO TAKE A LITTLE TRIP TO THE POLICE STATION AND ASK THEM IF YOU CAN SIT IN ON SOME OF THEIR QUESTIONS.
IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT REAL INJUSTICE, FINALLY CORRECTED; TALK ABOUT THE MOTHER CLOSE TO HOUSTON, TX. WHO HAD TRUE POSTPAFTUM DEPRESSION, WAS SUFFERING PARANOIA, AND THE EXTENT THAT SHE WENT TO IN HER OWN MIND, TO SAVE HER CHILDREN. IF CIYRSE SGE WAS MENTALLY ILL AND SO WHO DO YOU BLAME THE HUSBAND WHO KEPT GETTING HER PREGNANT, OR THE PHYS. HOSPITAL OR CLINIC WHO SAID “WELL ENOUGH TO COME HOME”. FAIR PLAY; THINK THAT IS FAIR THAT HE GO ONTO WORKD REMARRY, YET HIS MOTHER CAME OVER AND HE WAS VERY MUCH AWARE OF HER ILLNESS. STRESS, NOT ALWAYS BUT IN A PARANOID STATE AND MANIC WILL SET THINGS IN MOTION.
SINE VIEWERS ARE LOSING SIGHT OF THE FOREST FOR THE TREES; I DON’T NECESSARILLY LIKE TO WATCH THE SAME OH, SAM ON NEW OR WHO IS REPORTING OR PERHAPS THEIR STYLE OF INTERVIEWING, HOWEVER THAT IS JUST ONE THING YOU HAVE TO OVERLOOK, THAT IS IF YOU WANT TO KEEP UP WITH WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD.
ALSO, WHAT IS WITH ALL OF THIS ATTACKING AND ADDRESSING THINGS LIKE JEALOUSY, OVER WT., I PERSONALLY WOULDN’T CARE IF A TWO HEADED MONSTER ASSISTED ME, IN THE EVENT MY CHILD WENT MISSING AND NG IS NOT FAT AND IS A VERY PRETTY LADY AND A STRONG ONE WHO BELIEVES IN WHAT SHE IS DOING AND HER ULTIMATE GOALS. I DON’T KNOW OF ANY OTHER PERSON OR SHOW OF ANY TYPE ACTING AS ADVOCATE FOR KIDNAPPED, MURDERED CHILDREN, AND IF YOU WILL KEEP YOUR STATISTICS, YOU WILL BE SURPRISED SHE IS USUALLY RIGHT ON TARGET. EACH TIME I SEE THOSE PICTURES OF ANTHINY UP JUST DANCY A SEXY DANCE, BUT LEWD IN MY OPINION, THE FIRST THING I THINK ABOUT IS THAT LITTLE GIRL BEING PUT IN A TRUNK WITH DUCT TAPE OVER HER MOUTH. PRAISE THE LORD, SHE AT LEAST GAVE HER SOME SEDATIVE OR WHATEVER SHE MIXED UP; THINK ABOUT HOW TRAUMATIZING THAT MUST BE TO A CHILD THREE YRS. OLD. I AM NOT THREE YOA, BUT I DON’T THINK I WOULD REACT MUCH BETTER. THAT TAKES ONE SORRY HUMAN BEING TO DO WHAT SHE DID; THIS FAMILY IS NOT POVERTY STRICKEN AND I AM SURE THAT A DECENT DAYCARE OR BABYSITTER COULD HAVE BEEN FOUND. PROBLEM WAS, THEN HER PARENT’S WOULD HAVE FOUND OUT, WOULDN’T THEY? THERE IS SOMETHING VERY DYSFUNTIONAL WITHIN THAT FAMILY, AND ALTHOUGH THE GRANDMA AND GRANDPA STICK TOGETHER, KIND OF AND THERE IS A RAGE THAT JUST EMITS FROM ALL. BY THE WAY, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BROTHER; HE, IS THE ONE WHO COULD TELL YOU ALL THE BITS AND PIECES. HAD I NOT WATCHED THIS CASE, JUST READ ABOUT IT, I WOULD BE INCLINED TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS INCEST THAT HAS TAKENN PLACE; INCEST GIVES A CHILD POWER AND IT SEEMS SHE CAN MANIPULATE BOTH HER FATHER AND MOTHER AND IF THE FATHER SAYS ANYTHING, THE MOTHER, JUST DEMEANS AND GLARES AT. IT WILL ALL COME OUT; IT ALWAYS OES.
KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL WORK NANCY; SOME PEOPLE KNOW THAT IT IS VERY DIFFICULT MAINTAINING A HOME LIFE AND TWO SMALL TWINS TO BOOT. ALSO, FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE THAT NANCY GRACE IS IN FOR THE MONEY ALONE.,..DREAM ON…TIME WITH YOUR CHILDREN AND AT HER AGE AND WHAT SHE HAS BEEN THROUGH,, TO INCLUDE ALMOST DEATH HAVING HER TWINS, MONEY IS NOT THE MOTIVATING FACTOR BEHIND WHAT SHE DOES.
IF YOU ON’T LIKE THE PROGRAM, TURN THE DIAL…
Your caps-lock button was stuck in your rant Sandra. I see just how uninformed you are about the role of some media-heads, but I agree with you that their shows are not a courtroom and they should not treat real victims the way some of the do, especially to the point of influencing their death. 🙂
SO WHAT! EINSTEIN AND CHURCHILL FAILED IN SCHOOL, TOO! NG’S PROGRAM IS NOT A COURT ROOM; ALSO, I HAVEN’T NOTICED HER BEING WRONG VERY MANY X. EVIDENTLY, THE LISTENING AUDIENCE KNOWS NOTHING OF THE TORTURE, ABUSE OF CHILDREN, WOMEN, ETC. MAYBE, AFTER YOU SEE A THREE YOA LITTLE BOY IN A DITCH WITH HIS ENTIRE GROIN CUT OUT, NOT OFF, WILL YOU GET THE PICTURE. I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT ANYONE WOULD BE SO SPINELESS TO DO A SUICIDE OVER A TV COMMENT. SOUNDS TO ME, AS IF SHE WAS EVIDENTLY LACKING IN THE STRENGTH DEPT. AND WHEN YOU GET INTO MURDER, HOMICIDE, CHILD MOLESTATION, ETC., YOU CAN’T GO WIMP OUT. RIGHT NOW, IF ONE READING OR LISTENING AUDIENCE HAD A CHILD KILLED, MURDERED, KIDNAPPED, THEY WOULD MAYBE GET ONE ARTICLE ON ABOUT A FOURTH OF FRONT PAGE AND EVEN PATTY HEARST AND THE GIRL FROM UTAH, DIDN’T WARRANT THAT AND THOSE PEOPLE HAD MONEY. YOU WOULD BE ON YOUR KNEES BEGGING FOR SOMEONE TO JUST GET A POSTER OUT, THE WORD, EVERY PLACE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. THIS IS A NASTY BUSINESS AND IT MAKES NOT ONLY NG ILL, BUT POLICE, AS WELL WHO PICK UP THOSE MUTILATED BODIES AND THEN GET THIS OH POOR SOUL EMPATHY ACT! USUALLY, IT AIN’T YOUR BULL THAT IS GETTING GORED, THAT CHANGES THE STORY TO OPPOSITE SIDE, PDQ.
It’s not that it is not surprising to me that Nancy Grace failed on the most basic step for any interviewer/journalist, it’s that it cost the life of yet another victim that Nancy Grace has had contact with that is the crux of the problem. And for what reason, victimizing another victim for the sake of, and to exploit for, potential ratings? Her show has had over a dozen show producers quit their jobs at CNN because of Nancy’s unprofessional actions just since the Duckett catastrophe. Many people that have worked along side her disagree with her basic lack of fundamentals and her lack of knowledge on subjects she attempts to cover and CNN had to re-write her contract several times because of her drug and alcohol abuse issues, and current and former CNN employees are prohibited from filing suit against her because of the hiring contract they signed. Nancy Grace is the Jerry Springer of the media shows. She truly is nothing more than something to laugh at. Her error-rate is in the 90 percentile on the cases she tries to cover. That is a crime in and of itself, at least to well-educated viewers.
What is not surprising is that Grace did not read papers that were provided to her by her booker, Melissa.
Nancy Grace is panicking after her taped Depo hearing. Nancy’s “new” defense-strategy in the Duckett lawsuit is to BLAME OTHERS for her own unprofessional conduct. Since the actual facts still outweigh Nancy’s version of the events in this case and continue to be used against Nancy, it appears the actual truth may finally prevail even though Nancy wishes the facts would just go away. Nancy Grace is now trying to blame Keren Schiffman for Duckett’s suicide, not Nancy herself. Nancy has already tried multiple times to get out of this lawsuit, and lost her attempts at every step of the way which is over six different legal motions filed by Nancy and CNN to get Nancy out of the “hot-seat.“ Since the deposition last month where Nancy was allegedly screaming and yelling at her fellow CNN staffers and Nancy was later taped with a “scratchy throat-talk“ on her show (from all her screaming and yelling) that very evening, Nancy is now trying to present even yet another version as to why everyone else is responsible for Duckett’s death, and not Nancy herself who instigated the circumstances which generated the death of the Florida mother of a missing child who tried to get help to use the show to get the word out to viewers to assist in the search for Trenton, who is still missing largely because Nancy’s unprofessional interference with an active police investigation and Nancy has inadvertently rendered the police hopeless and helpless since Nancy helped to end the life of a key suspect in that case.
Nancy Grace loses another Court motion Jan.27th.
A Judge ruled against Nancy Grace in her attempt to ban cameras in her Thursday Jan.28th deposition, and that her deposition is to be recorded, contrary to Grace‘s legal request.
Hi michellefrommadison , Nasty face make me sick also but i have a ? you were saying that Casey “devils daughter” wont get 1st degree murder because you didnt think they had the right type of evidence and i hear ya but what about scott peterson ? he was pretty much convicted and got life on his lies wasnt he ? im just hoping Casey dosent get away w/ this…btw i like this forum “all comments” bon
While Nancy does sensationalize the news events she does do tireless work for children. I applaud her for that. She does need to check on the facts a little more before assuming that just because a truck was parked out of Tiger Woods home that someone is moving out. CNN news said that he and his wife were on the yacht trying to get away to patch up their marriage and that the truck was there to get more food from their home to bring to the yacht. She just jumps without checking the facts and tells everyone that someone is moving out. They just wanted to get away to patch up there marriage.
Nancy is always saying Anybody that is out after 2am is what to something bad ” Her story on Tiger Wood” What was Tom Brokaw duoing after his acct, after 2am Was he caught with another women by his Wife? Come on Nancy Report on That.
Nancy Grace is a horrible human being and I can only reason that people who watch her “faithfully” have something seriously wrong with them.
I very honestly lack the vocabulary to express how horrible she is.
You certainly do have some valid points Moody Monica about JohninFlorida. He’s threatened me too, and some people I have never even heard of, so I filed a police report against that Predator. L.E. said they want me at his sentencing hearing. Hang in there Monica, I love your blogs, parody or not.
Nancy Grace offers to ‘knock the crap’ out of Casey Anthony, according to Nancy herself. Now, that would be fun to see Nancy get pummeled by a real victim of a crime. Nancy is so jealous of Casey because Nancy was never a victim of any crime herself, and she’s extremely jealous of Casey. Wouldn’t it be fun to watch Nancy’s fat jiggle all over as Casey pounds Nancy’s flared-nostrils flat?
Thats crass. Crass, but good.
my name is Paula Barrychuck..I live in Texas and watch NANCY FAITHFULLY!
Hello too Anonymously Yours. But, why would you want to be represented by someone who has lawsuits pending against her in both state and federal courts and has abused her own child(ren)??? (you do realize that Nancy cannot represent anyone, since she is contractually barred from ever practicing Law anymore anywhere within any of the 50 states of the United States).
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