“The body doesn’t lie. Neither does the voice or speech pattern.” – Dr. Lillian Glass
Oscar Pistorius Body Language in the Courtroom Casts Doubt
April 22, 2014
While his family denies that disabled champion runner Oscar Pistorius took acting lessons to prepare himself for trial and others swear that he did take lessons, the bottom line is that something is not right in terms of how he presents himself in the courtroom.
As a jury consultant and someone who has prepared witnesses for trial, I can assure you that acting lessons are the absolute worst thing a person can do to prepare themselves. People need to be genuine and show genuine emotion and speak in a manner. They need to show body language that will not alienate a jury, but rather objectively allow them to hear the message.
In observing Oscar Pistorius’ body language throughout the trial, I noticed many things that are rather odd. His emotions often do not seem to match the situations being discussed or his body language seems to be over the top as far as his emotions are concerned.
He seems to be tuning out which will not endear himself to the judge who, is the only one who will be deciding his fate.
The one thing that I noticed is that he is always covering his ears. In essence he doesn’t want to hear all the gory details about what he did to Reeva. He wants to block it out and that is what he is doing by literally blocking his ears. But that behavior is off putting. He needs to sit there without his hands over his ears and listen to every word. If he shed emotion, it needs to be genuine . He needs toface the details of what he is accused of doing.
Not only does he cover his ears, but he covers his head with his papers as you see in the photo above. It is akin to someone wanting to pull the blankets over their head and not leave their bed or the house. This signals extreme shame and guilt over what he did. He wants it to all go away as he is in essence, hiding.
As well as not wanting to hear the details at the trial, he also does not want to see them. He does not want to see the results of his actions via the gory photos as he tightly shuts his eyes and pinches the bridge of his nose in a self comforting gesture.
The gesture where he pulls down the skin on his face is a self mutilation type of gesture which often occurs when a person is feeling guilty and there is no way out. It is a literal form of self punishment as we see Pistorius doing here.
This photo is of Pistorius’ aunt and uncle crying. With their furrowed brows and squinted eyes, they show genuine tears of sadness at what happened in this tragic situation.
In contrast here are Pistorius tears. He hides his face as he cries which to many observing him may indicate that he is faking his cry. Usually when one is in emotional pain, they don’t care who sees them cry. They just express their sorrow and upset openly. Many may feel this is contrived and he may have something to hide.
He cries too often and his recovery time from his cry is too fast. When people recover too quickly from a cry to a normal non crying facial posture it takes them time to recover. He does it almost immediately which may indicate that he is doing all of this crying for affect.
The above cry seems too intense . This facial gesture would occur if someone is in severe extreme grief, where they cannot contain themselves or control their emotions. His hand over his mouth shows that there is something he doesn’t want to reveal. And his tightly squinted eyes are not congruent with the crying emotion he is attempting to display. With a squinty eyed cry the mouth is usually open. That is not the case here.
As a body language I feel that something is off with Pristorius and his emotions. Usually I see an incongruent emotion and body language when the person is medicated or on drugs. But that emotion is usually a more dull or blank facial appearance.
When someone shows the inconsistency of emotion as Pristorius has been doing throughout the trial, it shows me that either he has forced this on his own in terms of trying to project what he thinks the judge wants to see, or that he has been prepped or coached in some way.
If he did take acting lessons, he did himself a huge disservice as he looks like a very bad actor trying to force emotion. It takes years to perfect acting skills, not a few weeks or months. So if he did take the lessons, they clearly did not work. On the other hand if he did not take lessons and he is acting like this on his own, he is also doing himself a huge disservice because he is not putting his position across in a genuine manner.
In the US judicial system if he was in front of a jury of his peers my belief is that he would be convicted based on his body language and vocal tone alone. Whether you want to believe it or not the truth is that juries can and have often judged someone on these things even if all the evidence points in their favor. But Pistorius only has to convince one person whom he refers to as “My lady” throughout the proceedings.
If My lady” uses her legal skills along with her genuine common sense and pays attention to the defendant’s body language, facial, language, and vocal tone, she will come up with the right verdict for Oscar Pistorius as his communication skills and body language speak volumes.
Gosselin Twins Body Language on View Shows They’re Intimidated By Controlling Kate and Not Ready for TV
January 21, 2014
While it was a nice try by Kate and her spinners to shove the 13 year old twins on the View for damage control, it didn’t work. In fact it still showed us via their body language and communication patterns they were intimidated by Kate and definitely not ready for television, let alone another reality show. Even Whoppi made reference to them constantly looking at their mother when they spoke as Whoppi told them to pretend Kate wasn’t there. Even though they did manage to speak, their speaking abilities left a lot to be desired- especially Cara’s muteness. When she did speak she was monotone, died off at the end of her phrases, looked dow, and constantly held on to herself. It was clear that she appears to be insecure and intimidated. Both of these girl’s verbal puppet strings were still being controlled by Kate as we witnessed.
However, Mady did manage to break free at the end and let her own inner anger out through her body language of clenched fists, facial expressions of disgust and upset. It was also reflected by her speech content in revealing how she would like to get rid of the sextuplets and how each and every one of them was so annoying.
I assume they must have received Kate’s wrath after their Today Show performance. She may possibly have threatened them with the fact that if the family doesn’t get another reality show , it will be their fault. So, they better do well and speak up this time when they are on the View. I imagine they were told how they won’t get any of the perks that come along with a reality show- clothes, new adventures, fame, and money.
While the twins did speak verbally, their vocal patterns, speech content, and body language spoke volumes about what is really going on with them and how things must really be in that household. No matter how the press headlines have tried to spin how successful their interview was, it was clearly not a success. In fact I would say that was still a disaster in my” View”.
Before they spoke, each of the twins began self grooming in preparation for their performance which showed their uneasiness. They clearly feel the pressure upon them.
As Barbara Walters said that now the girls are teenagers and that must be difficult, we see Kate’s facial expression of stern consternation and rigid body language saying it all, as she raises her head and leaks out that she thinks they certainly are difficult.
Then to match her body language , Kate verbally reveals how she does indeed think they are difficult as she she immediately shows her control and turns to them and says Girls plug your ears.”.In my view that is not a very loving statement. In essence she is saying that she really doesn’t want them to hear how negatively she really thinks of them. The expressions on the girl’s faces show they aren’t too thrilled about this comment.
Even though Kate says “No, Im kidding,” apparently she is not kidding ,based on her body language leakage.
Now we really see Kate spin it as she says the twins are “the most amazing big sisters on the planet,” which surprises Mady, as she raises her eyebrows as though she is questioning her mothers “truth.” Cara smiles at Mady with bowed head as she clearly knows this is spin. Their body language to Kate’s spin makes sense later on as Mady reveals the truth that she finds every one of the sextuplets extremely annoying. Even Fantasia Barino one of the View’s substitute co-hosts commented that ” they looked at each other like No.” Obviously Fantasia picked up on the fact that Kate was spinning things.
Look at the tense expression between Kate and Mady as Kate dishes her spin and says how they are her left and right hand girls. Kate then shrugs her shoulder and purses her lips which is a signal of deception. Mady is clearly not buying what she said.
Sheri, another host of the show says that she read in articles where Kate has ” always talked about how the girls helping her around the house.” Sheri then asks the girls what they do to help out around the house. Mady answers ‘I don’t help” and immediately turns it over to Cara. Look at the expression on Kate’s face as Mady reveals this. Kate is furious as her mouth is agape. She then rolls her eyes. Once again Mady has succeeded in embarrassing her mom.
Now Kate really wants to make sure Cara doesn’t do the same and humiliate her as well. So Kate points to Cara in a hostile motion and gives her a stern look as she coachers Cara her by interjecting”After dinner. ” Then Kate’s tone turns hostile and abrupt as she demands to Cara “go for it”. In essence we can see her orchestrating what she wants Cara to so and say.
Cara is uncomfortable as she tells how she wipers the counters and lunoads the dishwasher and admits how her sister does do some chores. Mady is angry as you can see my her clenched fists on her lap. Cara, her hand never leaving her arm for self comfort clearly does not want to be talking, as she looks down when she speaks with her head cocked to the side. She consistently doesn’t maintain eye contact. Kate has a watchful eye as she listens carefully ready to interject some spin in case Cara doesn’ end up following through.
Whoppie then asks what these girls do for fun. She then tells the girls not to look at Kate and to pretend their mom is not there.
Whoppi puts the girls at ease and for the first time we see a relaxed them smile and a laugh. Whoppi ties to give the girls a hint as to what they might like as she asks if they are on social media or twitter. Jeannie McCarthy interjects as well by asking if they are One Directioners.
Mady them says that if she is going to be perfectly honest she doesn’t like Justin Beiber ( which is further indication why she not ready for prime time). She needed to reveal whom she does like and not whom she doesn;t like . Rule number one is to never trash a fellow performer. If she has hopes to be a reality star, she too falls into the category of performer.)She then says she likes Nile of One Direction. In a candid typical school girl fashion, she seems embarrassed to reveal her crush as she looks down and bows her head.
Then Cara makes the same mistake and reveals in a boring, mumbling, monotone with a hunched over posture, constantly looking down, that she the doesn’t like One Direction. She says she likes Demi Lovato aster being prompted by Sheri. Her performance shows me how she needs so much work and is clearly not at all ready to be in the spotlight. She does not remove her hand from her arm throughout the interview as it is clenched there. She continues to hunch over which is not a good sign. She reveals that she is a very shy girl who lacks charisma and gravitas necessary for television. No oen wants to watch anyone boring and monototone and montoface. Getting her to speak was like pulling teeth. I do think that her being int he spotlight again would not be a good move for her and may possibly cause issues.
Jeannie Mc Carthy asks the twins about their parents divorce/ Cara has absolutely no idea what to say and faces Mady for answers. mady seems equally stumped at not knowing what to say . In essence the twins clammed up again on TV which is a no- no in the media. Then they both laugh nervously. Mady finally says it wasn;t hard for them. But then looks up at Kate and addresses her mom personally and directly saying” I guess it was harder for you.” Then Mady says she was 9 and it didn’t really affect her as she saw both parents and didn’t see the difficult things.
Kate immediately chimes in and spins how it drew the nine of them closer together as she gushes and uses effusive terminology. She then volunteers how there is nothing they don’t talk about and proceeds. She then goes off on a tangent and proceeds to to spin how the twins hang out in her room every night . She does this for a reason as her intention is to to give show how wonderful things are their household.
Barbara Walters immediately changes the topic and asks how the twins feel about their younger brothers and sisters. Kate immediately takes control and interjects ” Mady you waited your whole life for this question.” Mady then turns to her mother and tells Kate that she ruined her dramatic silence.
Kate as you can is literally taken aback by Mady’s on air admonition that her mom ruined her dramatic silence. Note how far Kate jerks her head back and how her bosy has stiffened. this means she is not happy about what Mady just said.
Kate then leaks out an expression of a tight clenched jaw which further indicates she isn’t too happy about what Mady is doing on the View in terms of chastising her.
Mady opens up and is very forthright about how not only as a group, but that every single one of the sextuplets “is annoying”. Her facial expression with rolled eyes and open mouth and slack jaw, shows how exasperated and upset she is by them. So she has revealed to the world that things aren’t so rosey and hunky dory in that household as Kate would like us to believe. It now seems obvious to me that Kate was the one putting her daughters up to saying how wonderful things were at home in the People article. But the truth leaked out for the first time on the Today Show and now again on the View.
Whoppie clearlry made us aware of how intimidated these two girls are by their mother as they have to look at her before they speak to make sure they spin things right so that she doesn’t get angry with them.
You may ask yourslef why would Kate drag these two non- charism atc, mediocre, and obviously not ready for prime time, teens on the View for a do over to show they can talk, even though they have nothing to say. The answer is simple as I see it.
Kate is obviously campaigning for another reality show and has commissioned her twinst o so her bidding. There was a lot of concertn about TV harming the kids so she wanted to make it known that it didn’t harm them.
But something has harmed them from my perspective. Mady appeaRS angry and Cara appears so insecure that she is unable to hold her head up, maintain eye contact, and speak with a resonant non monotonous tone without mumbling or dying off.
After observing these two and the dynamic with their mother, I personally don’t think they should be on television as they have nothing whatsoever to offer- no charisma and no talent. They are simply fraternal twin sisters who have 6 brothers and sisters as a result of theit mother taking fertility drugs. While it was indeed cute to see the babies and young kids grow up on TV, truth be told, they are not so cute anymore. They are teens and pre teens who are at a very sensitive and delicate age for growth and development. Thus I believe they need privacy to mature and develop to their full potential. Ask child star advocate, Paul Peterson what happens to showbiz kids who continue to grow up in front of the TV camera. Statistically we have all seen that it does harm them unless they are the rare exception like the charismatic and very talented Ron Howard.
While Mady admitted that she doesn’t like Justin Beiber, look at what is now allegedly happening to this 19 year old after spending his life in the limelight. Allegedly he is drinking sizzurp and taking drugs. There is a lot of pressure for a teen to be in the spotlight and it is clear from just their two appearances on the Today Show and on the View that these girls are not ready.
Body Language and Silence of Gosselin Twins Reflect Anger at Mom As Kate Is Enraged
January 17, 2014
The silence of Cara and Mady on the Today Show spoke volumes as they were asked if they were doing OK. Clearly they are NOT OK. They are obviously angry at mom. They were both asserting their power by using this opportunity in an attempt to embarrass their mother, who appears to be on a quest to get back in the limelight with a new reality show.
As Mady was asked if things were OK, she cocked her head and pursed her lips, which indicated that she couldn’t reveal the truth even though she may have wanted to tell all.
When Mady refused to speak, Kate clasped her hands as she would with a young toddler and said “Use your words”. This was humiliating to say to a teenager who obviously didn’t have any words to tell lies about how wonderful things were on the homefront.
Kate was shocked and looked at Mady straight in the eye. They both had an eye to eye confrontation. Mady was not backing down. She was not going to play along and make like everything at home was fine and dandy when it was not the case. Even though Kate looks like she is smiling, it is a phony smile to mask her anger towards Mady.
Cara was sullen and mute throughout the interview. She refused to say a word as she clenched her jaw shut.
Kate was not happy with Cara, who in her early years on “Kate Plus 8″ seemed to be Momma’s little helper and ally. Things have certainly changed . We see how Cara raises her shoulder and is literally giving Kate “the cold shoulder”. There is also a lot of tension on her face. Kate is furious as we can see from her body language> Kate glares at Cara, *who ignores her mother as Kate purses her lips and clenches her jaw in anger as she eyes her daughter.
Kate is disgusted with Maddy as well as you can see by the look of anger on her face. Mady obviously feels the tension and has resorted to playing with her hair as a result of comforting herself . She automatically cocks her head to be out of Kate’s direct line of vision. She also hunches down. It is her way of physically minimizing herself against Kate’s wrath and the tension she feels coming from her mother. Cara also feels the tension as she gazes at her sister with concern.
Kate tries to do damage control but can’t help leaking out her angry facial language. Maddy looks away from her mom, focusing on the interviewer. Mady’s shoulders are still rounded while Cara looks down.
Here we see Mady leaking out a a self satisfied smile as she knows exactly what she did by not speaking. She is clearly pleased with her accomplishment at embarassing her mother on national television.
As Kate tries to spin things, she manages to put a dig in about Jon by saying how he and the public have said that being on television has damaged the kids. Kate says that because of this wrong information, she is now forced to come forward and speak out. Obviously she manipulated her teenage twins to do her bidding via their interview in People Magazine. But it all backfired when the teens were put on the spot and now had to speak for themselves in a spontaneous manner. They couldn’t bring themselves to do it. This screenshot shows how it is clear that the girls don’t want to be a part of Kate’s campaign, They are detached from Kate as they both look down with tense facial expressions. They know that their mother is spinning things to make herself look good and it is obvious that they don’t want to go along with the charade any longer.
Cara’s fist-like and gesture is indicative of anger. She is holding on to herself for self comfort as she wears a tense facial expression. Mady is also holding on to herself as she clasps her hands between her legs for comfort. There is a lot of physical space between her and her mother as she cocks her head and minimizes herself. Kate is holding on to herself as well as a means of containing her anger towards her daughters. Kate appears to be full of tension in her face and body.
Cara purses her lips which further indicates she wants to remain silent on the matter as Mady looks down with a sad facial expression. No doubt she knows what lies ahead when the interview is over and the cameras are turned off of her- a very unhappy mother. Kate leans away from Mady and literally gives her the “cold shoulder” as she gestures with tense hands and a very angry look on her face.
When the girls were asked if they want to get back on TV with a reality show, this was the only time Mady light up as he eyes brightened for a moment. But she couldn’t answer the next question as to why she wanted to be on TV- because it was fun or because she wanted her life out there. No doubt she remembered the perks and the travel and all the goodies of the past that came with being on TV and she misses that. Maybe she feels that having another reality show will appease Kate, which may in turn make living with her mother a lot easier and reduce the tension and anger around the house.
This interview showed us how all is not well in that household, no matter what these girls may have allegedly told People Magazine.When it was just them on the spot and no publicist or mom speaking on their behalf, they refused to lie. I give them a lot of credit for that.
Obama and Putin’s Body Language Says They Detest One Another
September 11, 2013
While President Obama may know a thing or two about politics, he knows very little about body language. In a recent speech he said that there was a lot of talk about body language of the two leaders when they met and warned the public not to read much into it because he said that Putin just has a slouching posture.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Putin is not a sloucher. In fact his posture is usually erect and reflects extreme self confidence.
You consistently see his erect and straight posture when he speaks to world leaders.
But when Putin is near Obama his raised shoulders and fist like hand gesture indicates that he is angry at Obama and clearly doesn’t like him as he can’t even bear to look at him. He leans his body away from Obama as you can see and looks down as to avoid Obama entirely.
Likewise Obama looks angry. In fact we have rarely if ever seen Obama with such a facial expression reflecting disdain. His hand is on his knee for self comfort and his facial expression speaks volumes. He puts his hand on his chin as he appears to be pondering what to do. There is tension in his face and cheek area indicating anger and the downward turn of his mouth shows unhappiness. Obama is clearly not happy having to be in the presence of Putin.
Here we see where they have an identical hand pose as those they are holding on to themselves and restraining themselves from all the anger and disdain they have towards one another. Putin cannot even establish eye contact with Obama as he looks away while Obama looks at him with a skeptical facial expression.
There is clearly no love lost between these two leaders.There is mutual anger and mutual disdain for one another body language wise and facial language wise no matter what pleasant words they use about one another.
We have come to find out from the juror who wanted to write a book and who appeared on Anderson Cooper in shadow so her identity would not be revealed that the initial vote for the jurors was one for second degree, two for manslaughter and 3 for not guilty. She said that as they understood the guidelines they were under based on their instructions, they all felt that Zimmerman killed out of self defense.
Today I was sent an article where I was quoted about Zimmerman a year ago after he appeared on the Sean Hannity Show. As I read what I said back then, I couldn’t help but think that if the jurors saw the same thing I saw on Hannity they may have had more information before they came to their conclusion. The thing that struck me the most during Hannity’s interview was that Zimmerman’s body language, facial language, vocal and speech patterns did not reflect that he showed remorse.
Before you read what I wrote , it is important to understand that as a behavioral analyst and body language expert, I do not put my bias into my analyses. All I do is report what I see and make an interpretation based on body language, facial language, vocal, and speech cues.
Here is what I observed on the Sean Hannity Show back in July of 2012 in an interview I did with journalist Marcus Singletary
The Zimmerman affair: two fallacies and a conversation with Dr. Lillian Glass
On July 19, 2012 (yes, I resisted publishing it until now), Dr. Lillian Glass – a noted Cosmopolitan Magazine columnist and body language expert – said of Zimmerman’s demeanor on the national stage:
Now that I have had time to really digest it, there is a lot that is highly disturbing. He is forthright in his answers – and shows no remorse, which is a bad thing.
When Sean asks if he regrets getting out of the car and following Trayvon, he says he doesn’t, and then there is a pursing of his mouth that indicates anger towards Trayvon. Then he is asked if he regrets having a gun that night and he matter of factly – with no emotion – says ‘no.’ Then, he invokes that it was ‘God’s Will’ in a robotic way devoid of emotion. It shows a man who has no sorrow for what he did.
When he turns to the camera to speak, it is highly inappropriate, and shows that this is all contrived and done for a purpose. He says he wishes that it wouldn’t have put HIM in a bad position; It is all about HIM. A jury seeing this will dislike Zimmerman very much, because he shows no compassion or humanity. He is telling the truth that he feels no remorse for taking another life. He even smiles smugly when he talks about not making racist remarks.
He also contradicts himself. First, he says it is ‘God’s Will,’ and then he says later that when he shot Trayvon, he didn’t think he hit him. A jury will pick this up as well.
He then says he is sorry they buried their child, and then it goes back to HIM as he says I can’t imagine what it must feel like. He again shows no empathy. When he says, ‘I pray for them daily,’ he purses his lips and swallows. He says it in a monotone devoid of emotion. The pursing of the lips and swallows may be a signal of deception that one may wonder if he is praying for himself daily and not Trayvon’s family.
In essence, Zimmerman is telling the truth that he has no regrets about getting out of the car pursuing Travyon and shooting him, and the only regret is that it put him in a bad position.
In court, Judge Debra Nelson deflected, ‘Certain portions of the defendant’s interview…have been excised or redacted based upon legal determinations made by the court. The parts excised or redacted are not relevant and you are not to concern yourselves with why this occurred’ and, as a result, attorney Remi Spencer pointed out, ‘The state…sort of [threw] their arms up in the air and [said], ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you decide…As if, perhaps, they didn’t even want to bring this case to the courtroom in the first place’ (FOX, July 2, 2013; (Orlando Sentinel, July 14, 2013.)
I believe Dr. Glass when she calls Zimmerman’s character into question, and now you are also aware of why anyone with predispositions to Zimmerman’s claims would want to push the true, case-defining issues aside. Sure, Zimmerman won, but experts are telling you that he deceived the American public and was supported by the nation’s criminal justice system in doing so.
There was a recent article written by Sara Morrison of Yahoo where the headline read “How Judge Debra Nelson Became Zimmerman Trial’s Breakout Star”. ttp://movies.yahoo.com/news/judge-debra-nelson-became-zimmerman-trials-breakout-star-193514196.html
I could not believe my eyes as I read this article. In the first place Debra Nelson is no Star! And secondly this trial is NOT entertainment! A teenager lost his life and the person who shot him essentially lost his life as well whether you think he i guilty or innocent or whether you think it was self defense or not. I was appalled at this irresponsible article.
This judge was completely inappropriate in her behavior as she essentially badgered the defendant Zimmerman in asking whether he would take the stand.
This was uncalled for when he had his attorneys by his side. They were there a counsel to speak on his behalf. Even if the counsel didn’t agree with his choice and he chose to speak on the stand, his counsel needed to let the court be aware of this, not him.As you can see by the expression on his attorney’s face, he looked shocked at what the judge was doing.
You could see what side she was leaning towards in her body language, facial language, tone, and in the content of what she said. Look at the photo above when the prosecution is giving closing arguments. She is attentive, leans forward, has a relaxed facial expression (for her as many would consider that she may suffer from an actual syndrome called “Bitchy Resting Face” which you can look up.) She speaks to the prosecution in softer tones and with respect.
Here is yet another photo from another angle of her listening to the prosecution where you can even see her shoulders rolling forward as though she is attentive and listening carefully and approvingly to the prosecution’s closing arguments.
In contrast this is how Judge Nelson looked when she was listening to the defense.Her shoulders were back and stiff and she had a sour expression. Note that her head is tilted back and jaw is forward indicating anger. Her lips are also pursed. She was very angry at the defense throughout the trial. Her tone of voice, curt responses, and even her lack of allowing Trayvon Martin’s school record and his texts about fighting as evidence so that the jurors could get a clearer picture of what went on during that horribly fateful night.
Judges MUST be non biased and not show favoritism. Many believe that is Zimmerman is found guilty there would be the possibility of a retrial.
When the article I mentioned above calls her a “star” they may not know what it takes to be a media star. While she may get her 15 minutes of fame, In my view she is anything but a star. She is not easy on the eye nor is she vocally pleasing to the ear.
Casey Anthony Toxic Parents- What They Are Really Saying In Selling Caylee’s Belongings
July 9, 2013
We all saw how Casey Anthony’s parents lied repeatedly when they appeared in the media before and after the trial. We also saw how they lied on the stand as there were multiple signals of deception observed.
We now how it was most likely Cindy’s control and short leash as well as her denial over Casey with her multiple problems and telling her troubled daughter her that she would throw her out of the house, threatening to keep Caylee, that no doubt lead to one of the most tragiic stories of the decade.
As we all know, a jury acquitted their daughter which shocked everyone including Casey, who most people, according to surveys believe she is responsible for Caylee’s demise. People have blamed the jury, the prosecutors, the arrogance of Jeff Ashton, and even Judge Perry or a combination of all three as to why she is now free. But the fact remains she is a free woman who even has a cadre of supporters and new attorneys who work for free in exchange for fame and media attention.
Just when we thought we put this TOXIC family behind us,l we just discovered that Mr. and Mrs. Anthony have now decided to once again profit from their granddaughter’s death and sell off her belongings.
While I can’t fault them of getting rid of Caylee’s belongings , I can blame them for selling them and prtofiting off of them. They no doubt profited off of the charity and interviews and licensing personal photos of Caylee to the media. But this is repulsve in my view.
If they donated her things to a hospital or to a women’s abuse shelter, or to a police department or to needy children, it would give a different message than the one they are giving by selling her things.
What they are saying point blank, is that since they lt their beloved granddaughter is dead , they are I entitled to getting something out of this ordeal- money. They feel they deserve it. They want to recoup the money they doled out on Caylee when she was alive. Since there was no insurance money for them and since interviews have dried up, book deals are a thing of the past, and their Caylee Charity is no longer profitable, they decided to do one last thing to capitalize off of this tragedy- make some money off of Caylee’s toys and furniture and clothing.
Unfortunately they will have buyers who want an item Caylee had as a remembrance. to her precious life. But these buyers no doubt did not consider the other side of the story- that their money will go into the Anthony’s pockets so they can perhaps take another cruise or buy what they want. If they had considered it, perhaps many of them wouldn’t have purchased Caylee’s items.
Apparently Lee and his now wife Mallory had a baby boy in April. They may decide to have another child in the future an that child may be a girl. Some would feel comforted to pass her lovely toy and belongings on to another member of the family. On the other hand Lee and Mallory may feel it is too painful a reminder for them.
Like it or not, a now free Casey, could spawn another child and that child could be a girl. Maybe she could have used Caylee’s items for her new child (God forbid). Her parent’s could have placed Caylee’s things in storage for the daughter for whom they liied and committed perjury. The it would be up to Casey to keep them or destroy them justl like she may have done did with Caylee.
In my view George and Cindy have shown their toxicity once again. What would be a positive and redeeming gesture on their part would be if they gave the money they earned over to Texas Equi search who spent so much money and effort trying to find little Caylee when all along they knew she was dead. But I doubt that will ever happen. They are too selfish, self consumed as most of us have seen to do something that noble in my view.
May Caylee RIP .
Paula Deen’s Body Language, Fake Tears, Insincere Apology, and Racist Punchline Tuned Off Fans and Sponsors
June 28, 2013
Deep down, Paula Deen did not feel that she did anything wrong. Hence you hear her empty sounding hollow apologies. She made three apologies, one worse sounding than the other.The body doesn’t lie and neither does the voice.
Her tears were non-tears with no liquid in them. And worse or all she used a phrase”I is what I is” which is the punchline of a racist joke. She went from the fire into the frying pan and fried her reputation for good.
Had she said, “Look I said that 20 something years ago out of anger at one particular person. I am ashamed of it. Let’s move on because I am not a racist and for anyone to think so is wrong. But let us use this as a teaching moment that whether we are black or white we must eliminate that word from our lexicon because it brings hurt to everyone.Let’s stop using it in our music and everywhere else.”
She also needed to put her money where her mouth was and say that she was starting up an educational fund where she would go to schools along with other professionals to teach children about not using hurtful words and telling racist jokes to hurt others.
But instead she got way too defensive about a black guy having a gun to her head and then ending it with an over the top dramatic statement about throwing a stone so hard that it should kill her and then shockingly saying “I is what I is.” She didn’t say “i am what I am”but made reference to racist joke.
Here is the joke:
There was a black guy and a white guy.
They were debating over whether god was white or black.
The white guy said that there was only one way to find out and that is to
So they go up on a hill and they pray, and pray, and pray.
Finally they hear a voice say, “I am what I am.”
The white guy jumps up, and says, “Aha, I told you he was white.”
The black guy jumps up and says, “What do you mean? That didn’t prove
“Yes it did. Because if he was black he would’ve said I is what I is.”
Her insincere apology and defensive explanation on the Today show is the reason why she has been dropped by so many including Walmart and Target and her diabetes drug company.
It is not that she said the N words over two decades ago. It is that she now showed no remorse . it was her body language and how she said it that turned people off.
Jodi Arias first arrived in the courtroom wearing a very sullen expression. She was not wearing her glasses which were previously her apparent prop which she used to try and sway the jury that she was just an average abuse vicitim and not a femme fatale. Her eyes looked a bit sunken and her complexion was pale.
She was expressionless as she sat down. But then she turned to the back of the courtroom to look at who was in the audience. She clearly recognized someone who made her smile . She even puckered up and gave the person a kiss.
First we see her pursing her lips as she strains to locate the person as she eyes those seated in back of her in the courtroom.
Then she recognizes the person and makes eye contact with them and proceeds to exhibit a genuine smile with her cheeks raised, teeth showing, and eyes squinted. This indicates she is really happy to see the person.
She knows she shouldn’t be doing what she is doing . Hence you see her pursing her lips as she tries to surpress her excitement and happiness at seeing the person. But her eyes continue to smile.
She continues to look at the person as she unpurses her lips. Says OK .
Now we see her puckering up in a kissing motion.
She then turns away and laughs to herself as she is quite self satisfied in terms of what she has done in giving an air kiss to someone in the back of the courtroom.
She continues to smile a genuine smile as she turns away from the person. You can see her raised cheeks and squinted eyes which indicates she is very happy with herself.
The question is with whom was Jodi flirting? Was it one of her male or female admirers? Was it her one loyal male friend who has supported and defended her ? Was it her female friend who has tweeted on her behalf? Was it someone new? I doubt that it was her mother or father based on her strained relationship with them in the past.
Jodi is most likely receiving support if not love letters from disturbed thinking fans out there. Perhaps the person to whom she was smiling and flirting with and to whom she gave an air kiss to was one of those disturbed suitors.
While Jodi was happy that she was able to get some personal attention in the courtroom, this may be one of the last times she gets away with it. When she is locked up in prison for life or on death row, there will be nothing to smile about and no one to share a laugh.