Nancy Grace Pays $200,000 in Settlement for Wrongful Death Case

“CNN talk show host Nancy Grace has reached a settlement with the estate of Melinda Duckett to create a $200,000 trust dedicated to locating Duckett’s missing toddler, Trenton.”

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“Duckett’s adoptive parents sued Grace in a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the television host’s aggressive interview of the young mother in 2006 led the 21-year-old to take her own life the next day.”

 

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“In a statement Monday, lawyers for plaintiffs Bethann and William Eubank, residents of New York, indicated the parties in the lawsuit “now agree that Nancy Grace, the producers of her program, and CNN engaged in no intentional wrongdoing in the course of dedicating a program to finding the missing toddler.”The statement went so far as to offer an apology to the network and Grace, “to the extent that any suggestion has been made that anyone deliberately caused the family distress or Melinda Duckett’s suicide.”

I disagree. I think Nancy Grace did indeed deliberately badger the young mother.

“The network, meanwhile, has agreed to create the Trenton John Duckett Irrevocable Trust for the purpose of finding the missing toddler, who disappeared from his Leesburg home on Aug. 27, 2006, at age 2. If the young boy is found alive before he turns 13, the remaining proceeds in the trust will be administered by a trustee — Trenton’s great-aunt Kathleen Calvert — until he turns 18 and the funds are transferred for his use. Trenton would be six today.”

“The dispute arose from an interview Melinda Duckett gave on Nancy Grace’s criminal justice-themed show days after her son’s disappearance. Duckett, who was interviewed by telephone, was subject to repeated and often abrasive questioning by Grace, a former federal prosecutor, including multiple queries about why she had not agreed to a polygraph test.

A day after the Sept. 7, 2006, interview, Duckett killed herself with a shotgun at her grandparents’ home in The Villages. The show aired later that evening, with a box updating viewers about Duckett’s suicide.”

“The lawsuit claimed that Duckett was subject to hostile interrogation and thinly-veiled accusations by Grace that she had something to do with her son’s disappearance. Duckett had told authorities Trenton had been snatched from his bedroom window the night he disappeared.”

“As to assertions that the young mother suffered from mental illness, the defendants in the lawsuit claimed they were “without knowledge” of Duckett’s prior mental health history.”

Nancy Eubank, Duckett’s grandmother, who lives in Lady Lake but who was not party to the lawsuit, said she was not altogether consoled by the outcome of the lawsuit. “I wish that Nancy Grace would be taken off the air, totally and completely, because she just destroys people,” said Eubank, who said she had been listening on the other line as her granddaughter was interviewed by Grace in 2006.”

I agree with the grandmother. I also feel Nancy Grace has outlived her place on CNN’s talk show. She used to help people and used to have compassion and was much more fair-minded. Something happened to her in the past few years that has turned her into an ugly human being who cares little about truth and justice.

“This case will never be put to rest in my heart, because my granddaughter is dead, and little Trenton, I have no idea where he is,” she added. “My granddaughter did not kill him.”

Click here if you have any information about Trenton: Help Find Trenton

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In response to this news story, one of my readers, “Michellefrommadison” writes:

“Nancy Grace concedes to causing the death of Melinda Duckett by settling the federal lawsuit against her for cash designated to one of her victims.

With overwhelming and irrefutable evidence against Nancy Grace that Nancy contributed and indirectly caused the death of a victim of a crime, Nancy finally settles the case against her filed in both state and federal courts over one victim she victimized to death.

Unlike what Nancy preaches on her show demanding punishment and penalties against those that victimize victims, Nancy goes against her own preachings and simply agrees to provide some cash to a victim instead of demanding Justice against the actions she agreed (through the means of a settlement) were unprofessional and improper on her part. How ironic?

Now, after Nancy denied her own responsibility for years and years, Nancy is now held potentially liable for hundreds of thousands of dollars as she finally settles this Duckett lawsuit case. Nancy repeatedly denied her role in victimizing a victim and is now liable for damages to the son of the mother that committed suicide after Nancy verbally attacked this victim that resulted in the victim’s death just one day after the verbal beating Nancy documented against herself.

As of today, the settlement still has to be approved by the presiding federal Judge before Nancy is able to be remain free of any more consequences for the damages, and for the loss of life she admitted to via the settlement offer she has submitted to the Judge.

Like Nancy has said so many times before on her show, money talks, and obviously Nancy must seemingly believe that the value of a human life of a victim she has contributed to the death of is a price costing just a couple hundred thousands of dollars, apparently. I, personally, would have placed a much higher dollar amount on the value of a human life than Nancy has done.

But, that’s why some people are destined for Hell in the after-life. She’ll have lots to talk about with lots of other criminals where she’ll ultimately end up. May God have mercy on her soul. As Nancy would say herself, no one settles a lawsuit if they were not guilty in the first place. Going to be a hot place for Nancy for sure. I think I smell bacon simmering.”

Dear “Michelle,”

No one is free of consequences. As you say, Nancy Grace will have to answer to God.

 


Source:  Ocala.com

 

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4 Responses to Nancy Grace Pays $200,000 in Settlement for Wrongful Death Case

  1. Kay DeWitt says:

    Because of what is my burden for people who are suicidal, I, a year and a half ago, became involved in this case which began with my making contact with Melinda’s grandparents who I fell in love with as soon as I spoke with them. I then assumed the role of “watchdog”, suffering through he Nancy Grace Shows, so that I could feed info to the Eubanks’ lawyers showing that Nancy Grace does not have a modicum of repentance for what she did to Melinda because she continues to do to others what she did to Melinda.As someone who has had her own counseling ministry to people who are suicidal, I can state, unequivocally, that Nancy Grace’s abrasive, accusa-tory posture toward Melinda pushed her over the edge of the brink of despair she was already teetering on. When, over a month ago, 5 young people committed suicide because they were bullied to death, CNN ran special programs whereby people like Anderson Cooper and Jane Valez Mitchell made a plea with the public for “us” to help “them” stop the bullying that is killing our kids and, yet, they do nothing to try and stop CNN for supporting their very own bully, Nancy Grace, because she brings them high ratings!
    This is hypocrisy at its finest and, because I DO care about the fact that bullying is killing our kids…and that Nancy Grace’s bullying killed Melinda
    …I am not going to stop in what has been my mis-sion to get this woman off the air before another victim falls prey to her lack of compassion and love …compassion and love that could have saved Melinda’s life IF this is what she had met up with from the person who interviewed her……and I say that as one who has, personally, SEEN how my love, and compassion, for the one who, like Melinda, was on the brink of despair, made all the difference in the world to them and, as a result, they wanted to go on living as much as they had wanted to die!

    • Alethea says:

      Thank you for posting Kay.

      “When, over a month ago, 5 young people committed suicide because they were bullied to death, CNN ran special programs whereby people like Anderson Cooper and Jane Valez Mitchell made a plea with the public for “us” to help “them” stop the bullying that is killing our kids and, yet, they do nothing to try and stop CNN for supporting their very own bully, Nancy Grace, because she brings them high ratings!”

      Right on! Great point.

      As I said in my article a couple of months ago:

      “I also feel Nancy Grace has outlived her place on CNN’s talk show. She used to help people and used to have compassion and was much more fair-minded. Something happened to her in the past few years that has turned her into an ugly human being who cares little about truth and justice.”

      It appears that the “something” has been growing in her body, and her body is trying to tell her something. Nancy Grace just had a huge mass removed from her body. It is not cancerous, but it could have been. Whatever it is, it has been growing inside of her for a very long time and it has affected her personality, her ability to control her anger, and her ability to be fair and compassionate. But it is not the mass which has caused these things; it is unresolved emotions and pain in her mind that has created a mass in her body. She has subconscious problems and because she has not dealt with them, her body grew a mass as a wake-up call. She needs to deal with her inner anger and pain because she affects others with it, and the mass will probably grow back somewhere else in her body if she does not deal with her subconscious mind.

      http://www.okmagazine.com/2010/11/nancy-graces-secret-surgery-showed-mass-not-malignant/

  2. Andre' says:

    Ive been researching childhood “sexual abuse” , lets call it what it is RAPE, for a decade now. Many ruling elite have been pedophiles for centuries. Your most hallowed institutions have been used as fronts for pedophilia and porn; nursery school, public school, boy and girl scouts, government/courts/CPS/FBI/CIA/judges/lawyers, military, churches. Why ? Because they pose as the perfect fronts, while our children get raped. Democrats/republicans have a list a mile long. Watch (online) “Conspiracy of Silence” and read “The Franklin Cover Up”. This will blow your mind as the homosexual pedophile prostitution ring ran right up to the White House. Brice Taylor says she was having sex with JFK when she was 10. That’s is her testimony. Read Cathy O Brien’s “Tranceformation of America”, if you can stomach it. All this information is online. Wake the fuck up, already. The day of reckoning is upon, Ladies and Gentlemen.

  3. Andre' says:

    These people who act in an uncompassionate narcissistic ways always seem to have something to hide, this is my experience. Lawyers/judges are notorious for being what I call narciopaths. They dont even follow the Constitution of the united States. In my opinion, Nancy “Ironically” Grace even looks and acts like she is a satanist. Im now discovering that our most esteemed institutions; boy scouts, girl scouts, CPS, FBI, CIA, government, public schooling, religious leaders/institutions can be fronts for pedophile activty. Parents need to wake up and start asking hard questions of their so called leaders and themselves.

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