Thursday, April 30, 2009

Day in Court: a Fantasia

The characters in this story are utterly fictional, and have absolutely no relation to real characters, whether they should be living or dead.

The Cast:
Criminal Court Judge: The Honorable Sidney Lumet
Prosecutor: Moira McDermott
Defense Attorney: Addle Gehirnberg
Defendant: Billy Schwein
Defendant's Wife: Svea Schwein
A Famous Producer: Razzle Sparkle
A Close Personal Friend of Billy Schwein: Etha Byron

The Setting: A courtroom in Sempervirens City, California

[Sound Effects]: The sound dies down as a court official stands up to address the courtroom.

[Clerk]: Line 34 in the matter of Billy Schwein

[Stage Direction]: Prosecutor McDermott moves to stand at the table. Defense Attorney Addle Gehirnberg moves to the defendant's stand, and defendant Billy Schwein, the once famed head of the Children's Mental Health Association, and who now stands accused of molesting the children entrusted to him, begins to move from the back of the courtroom to the defendant's stand. The light glints off of his shiny new walker, and Billy grips the handles in an attempt to work in a well-worn look and feel. He looks curiously at the relatively un-scuffed feet of the walker, and wonders if there's something that he can do to make it glide across the floor, rather than scrape and hop on the rubberized feet.

[Moira McDermott]: Moira McDermott for the people your honor.

[Addle Gehirnberg]: Good morning your honor.
[Stage Direction]: Addle preens and primps, making no visible changes to his appearance, and then fumbles out some unintelligible words of measure about being in the presence of the judge.

[The Honorable Sidney Lumet]: Mr Gehirnberg has filed a motion to continue the trial date and the district attorney has filed an opposition; we have your written statements, is there anything else you'd like to add Mr. Gehirnberg?

[Stage Direction]: Addle fumbles with paperwork, and um's and ah's his way through a few false starts at his preamble.
[Addle Gehirnberg]: I, I, I do your honor.
[Stage Direction]: Addle proceeds to mumble and speechify about a myriad of unrelated incidentals working up to his attempt to explain why he has not been preparing for the Schwein trial for the last few weeks since he closed his arguments in the trial of the famous music producer Razzle Sparkle, while the jury was interminably debating the case. (Or for the two years since his client, Mr. Schwein was arrested, for that matter...)
[Addle Gehirnberg]: First of all, uh, with uh, respect to the uh, some of the uh, things that uh I uh feel uh now should have perhaps been done uh earlier.

[Stage Direction]: Addle drones on for a bit, while preparing to deliver a convoluted string of dates in an attempt to show what he's been saying all along: that he really isn't that good at anticipating the duration of his own defense presentation.
[Addle Gehirnberg]: As of July 24th, 2008 , I had already as of May 22nd 2008, been assigned to a trial in Tinsel City...
[Stage Direction]: Addle pauses to look around the room with that knowing look that one gives to indicate that they're involved in very important matters indeed!
[Sound Effects]: Silence, then the brief chirp of a single cricket.
[Stage Direction]: Deflated, Addle continues with his speech.
[Addle Gehirnberg]: We set the January 2009 trial date in the Schwein case with the understanding that it might have to be postponed. Through no fault of the defense, the Sparkle trial did not conclude until April 13th!

[Stage Direction]: As Addle continues to argue the specifics about dates and times, we cut away for intermission. At the beginning of the next segment, we find Addle still preparing to come to the point about his inability to manage his time in finding expert witnesses.

[Addle Gehirnberg]: It was only two days ago that we were told that there would be a Child Sexual Foundation, Sexual Abuse Foundation Syndrome, expert I'm asking for 3 Weeks. I don't think anyone would be adversely affected with a 3 week postponement.

[Stage Direction]: The Honorable Sidney Lumet directs his gaze to the Prosecutor waiting for her comments.

[Moira McDermott]: We would like the trial to proceed on May 11th ! There are numerous people on this case who have planned their schedules around this date.

[Stage Direction]: The prosecutor briefly outlines the opportunities that the defense attorney should have taken advantage of to meet his prior commitments to the court and to the people of Sempervirens City.

[Moira McDermott]: There is plenty of time for Gehirnberg to attend to those matters. The victims...
[Stage Direction]: Noisily, and abruptly, after hearing the word "victim" Mrs. Schwein interrupts the prosecutor.
[Svea Schwein]: Snort!
[Stage Direction]: Not noticing Mrs. Schwein's snort, the prosecutor continues...
[Moira McDermott]: the victims in this case deserve to have their trial.

[Stage Direction]: Cut to an aside:
[Svea Schwein, whispering under her breath]: I can't find my lipstick! All I have in my purse is "Demur" by Yves San Lawrence, I can't wear that!!! I can't find my usual bright red "HussyBeacon" that I get in bulk 30 packs at PriceCompany! [louder now] Where's my lipstick? Snort, Oink!
[Stage Direction]: A peculiar and unpleasant odor emanates from the back row of the courtroom.

[Stage Direction]: The judge gazes patiently at the defense attorney waiting for his response to the prosecutor.

[Addle Gehirnberg]: I'm still reaching out to experts [eyes roll and giggles are heard from the public seating area], so that I can prepare for trial. No single witness could have possibly known when their testimony was needed.

[The Honorable Sidney Lumet]: To the extent that the attorney is charged with adequately representing his client, Under the circumstances I will agree to a continuance to June 1st, BUT, it WILL be June the First...

[Addle Gehirnberg, rudely interrupting the judge]: I have no doubt about that your honor!

[The Honorable Sidney Lumet]: I WILL be in this courtroom, and It WILL be June the first...

[Addle Gehirnberg, again interrupting the judge]: We will be in this courtroom your honor absolutely, without a question .

[Stage Direction]: At this point Addle uncrosses his fingers and toes, as Billy Schwein shuffles conspicuously back to stand by the door, next to his wife, Mrs. Schwein. Billy Schwein has a pensive look on his face as he thinks about the fact that his wife is looking disheveled and emaciated of late, and that she's going to have to make a better effort if he's going to be able to use her to prop up his image during the trial, if they ever have it... Maybe he should have divorced her long ago, and married his doctor friend Etha Byron, she understands his "needs" even better than Svea does!

[Props and Effects]: The screen fades to black.
TAGS: Dr. William Hamilton Ayres, MD Solveig Ayres, William H. Ayres, Dr William H. Ayres MD, pedophile child molester president American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,Peninsula Psychiatric Associates, Solveig Troxel, Etta Bryant, Dr. Etta C. Bryant, Dr Etta Bryant MD, Melissa McKowan, Phil Spector, Dorn Weinberg

Thursday, April 23, 2009

New, New, New, New, New, New Trial Date

The newly rescheduled trial date is June 1, 2009

This time, NO EXCEPTIONS, just like last time!!

Did Doron stumble and bumble over his words like he would have if he were just a drunken fool?

What new medical implement has Doron acquired for ayres to improve his sympathy factor? (Please tell me it doesn't own a walker now? Was it scraping on the floor because he just got it today, and he simply doesn't have any balls? (tennis))

Did Solveig snort and grunt like a stuck pig at the mention of victims? Will we continue to unfairly pick on the poor, innocent wife of the creature?

More info will follow as the updates trickle in... but probably not until later today.

Monday, April 20, 2009


There is a hearing THIS


william hamilton ayres, accused child molester will be making a motion to once more delay the trial date, even though everyone agreed in open court last time that there would be no further delays, no further pre-trial hearings... just the trial date of May 11th, 2009.

-Hearing date confirmed with San Mateo county court on Monday, April 20th.
Case # SC064366

UPDATE (Thursday, April 23, 2009, early morning):
Word on the street is that the 10am time is correct, reliable sources indicate confirmation of the 10am time through the DA's office.

UPDATE (Wednesday, April 22, 2009, early morning):
There seems to be some level of disconnect about the TIME of the hearing. On 04/21/2009 in the afternoon, I contacted the criminal court to re-confirm the 10AM time . The clerk said that there are other hearings scheudled for the morning before the ayres hearing, but that continuance hearings are scheduled, not lumped in, and that the ayres hearing is clearly scheduled for 10am

Having said that, there is also reliable information that the hearing could occur anytime after 8:30AM on the 23rd. I will try to get further clarification at some point today, but I'm guessing at this point that 8:30 is probably the target time, unless someone has better info...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Phil Spector Verdict

The Jury has reached a verdict in the Phil Spector Trial. They will announce the verdict no earlier than 2PM PST.,2933,515275,00.html

Phil Spector's lawyer is Doron Weinberg, who is also representing william hamilton ayres in its molestation trial.

Let's see how Doron did....

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Let Healing Process Begin

Carol Abrams and Barbara Ross posted the following letter on

"Let healing process begin"

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It seems appropriate to remind the community that it was two long years ago, in April 2007, that William Hamilton Ayres, a formerly licensed child psychiatrist, was arrested and charged with molesting male children sent to him for therapy.

He has been out on bail, living in the community, since that time. His attorney, Doren Weinberg, of the Phil Spector trial, has repeatedly delayed Ayres’ criminal trial.

It is known that it takes great courage for male victims of child sexual abuse to speak out. To date, there have been at least 40 men who have reported abuse by Ayres. It is also known that the effects on victims last a lifetime, and delaying the trial this long means the men cannot even begin to heal.

– Carol Abrams (Millbrae) and Barbara Ross (San Mateo), Mothers of Victims


A deeply felt thanks goes out to Carol Abrams and Barbara Ross who have the strength of will to continue to push this into the public's consciousness, when the public seems to want to continue to ignore this "uncomfortable" topic. We all need the unsung heroes that speak out when others can't or are afraid to...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Victoria Balfour Interview on Justice Interrupted

Here's the Victoria Balfour interview from Tuesday, March 31, 2009, discussing the william h ayres case. Her part starts about half-way through. You can download the mp3 file if you have iTunes, just by clicking on the little iTunes logo.

Warning if you're a victim:

There are a couple of comments made by the interviewers which may be troubling:

1. One of the interviewers, in talking about a molester (who's cover of choice was to be a school teacher) tried really hard to give him credit for being a "fantastic teacher" who "happened" to also be a molester. This kind of thing enrages me. It certainly IS OK to take away "credit" when the goodwill is only earned to be a useful tool to get to victims more easily. NO HE WAS NOT A FANTASTIC TEACHER. WHY DO I NEED TO BE THE ONE TO SPELL THIS OUT?? To be fair, I DO NOT think that the interviewer intended to be insensitive about this, and perhaps for people not in my position, it's not really an issue (and frankly I think that THAT is a big part of the problem); but for me, it becomes the unfortunate focal point of the interview.

2. There is a fairly blunt description of how long this crap will affect the victims. I know it instinctively, but it was fairly traumatic to hear it out loud, and not coming from the voice inside my head...

Ms. Balfour gave a another great interview. It's good to have someone tenacious there, when mostly you just want to hide your head in the sand.

Who IS that mystery heavy breather?

The Patient Advocate

I've been remiss in not having posted this link earlier, and adding a note of appreciation to The Patient Advocate over at

Some time ago, (March 9th) The Patient Advocate posted a great article and letter to Jackie Speier, Assemblymember Jerry Hill, and Senator Leland Yee, arguing for the necessity to make medical peer reviews MORE than just advisory, especially in the case that reportable crimes have been committed.

If you didn't see The Patient Advocate's post before, you should go over there and see it!