I have a (very) Longtime Reader whom I’ll call Mary, with whom I’ve had multiple friendly communications over the years. Indeed, when there was that gun shortage last year, I helped her get her grandson his first .22 rifle for Christmas.
What follows is a tale of outrage.
A long time ago, Mary married a man I’ll just call Evil Bastard, had kids with him and later divorced. He ended up buying a house in Texas, and when he was diagnosed with cancer, his (and Mary’s) daughter Kristine and her family looked after him, moving into his house, helping with the household expenses and even filing as HOH in their tax returns. They did this for a number of years, during which time their own kids grew up in Evil Bastard’s house.
Evil Bastard responded by allegedly sexually molesting Kristine’s daughter (Mary’s granddaughter) over a period of years, until age 13. When Kristie and her husband discovered this, they called the cops on Evil Bastard; the cops found the allegation plausible, and Evil Bastard was charged in court.
Here’s where it gets even worse.
Upon bonding out of court, Evil Bastard filed suit to have his daughter’s family evicted from his house.
So they’re appealing that filing — it is, after all, as much the family’s home as it is his — but they need help with legal costs.
The hearing takes place next Wednesday June 29th.
Please, please help this family out by going to their GoFundMe page and donating. This is not a stranger’s family; this is the family of one of this website’s Loyal Readers needing help, and I hope that we can rally around. I’ve met Kris, and she’s one of the world’s decent people. She does NOT deserve what’s happened to her, and of course her daughter doubly so.
As for Evil Bastard… well, the less said, the better.
I know that times are tough, and money’s tight. If you can, spread the news outside this website to friends and family, your own private mailing lists and so on, so as many people can help as possible, spreading the load, so to speak.