Chief Family Court Judge on Bondage Website
September 1, 2010
Winnipeg's elite was doing damage control Wednesday after a formal complaint against Lori Douglas, Associate Chief Justice of Manitoba in charge of Family Law.
Alex Chapman, a Trinidadian immigrant, complained that in 2002, Douglas' husband Jack King pressured him to engage in depraved sexual acts with his wife.
was acting as Chapman's family lawyer at the time. Both King
and Douglas were partners in an elite Winnipeg law firm.
King introduced Chapman to the web site, Darkcavern.com devoted to Black men torturing and raping white women. The site featured about 30 naked photos of Lori Douglas in various forms of bondage, in chains, with sex toys, and performing oral sex.
"I wanted to puke," Chapman said. "The pictures were disgusting. I couldn't believe my lawyer was doing this to me."
"It made me sick to my stomach, like I'm living in a country with no integrity," said Chapman.
It makes sense that perverts preside over a justice system that persecutes men and wrecks families.
According to CBC News, it wasn't the first time King sought out a Black man to have sex with his wife. An ad on the Darkcavern site shows nude photos of Douglas and seeks "smooth black male or Mexican" to join the couple during a trip to Cancun in Feb. 2002.
The ad specifies that the man is wanted "to seduce her with an intent of getting her enmeshed in the submissive, multi-partner, interracial sex scene."
"Husband will help and facilitate," it goes on to say.
Douglas' lawyer and many apologists argue disingenuously that she was unaware of her husband's solicitations. This is unlikely since she appeared on the web site, and met Chapman many times for lunch. Her husband emailed Chapman: "I think she certainly likes you..what do you think of the pics?" (Winnipeg Sun, p.3)
Chapman said it felt "like a first date."
Chapman kept silent until his legal business with King was finished. Then he hired another lawyer and took his complaint to King's law firm.
Chapman was paid $25,000 to sign a confidentiality agreement and King left the firm. However Douglas who was also a partner in the same firm, did not resign. She became a judge in 2005.
Chapman says he broke the agreement because he fears new legal business may be compromised, and because of his sense of justice.
"She should not be a judge. She has no integrity at all. She was a partner in the law firm."
Ironically, Douglas is a member of the Canadian Judicial Council, to whom the complaint is addressed. Only an Act of Parliament can remove Douglas, who is a federally-appointed judge.
ELITE RUSH TO DOUGLAS' DEFENSE
After initial bold disclosures, the local media is downplaying this scandal. The Freemason-owned Winnipeg Free Press headlined the story: "Couple in Unwanted Spotlight." The subhead is: "Judge,lawyer spouse's past personal affairs exposed in man's complaint to regulators."
Another FP story, "Prominent city jurist [is] the victim: legal experts" pivots on the lie that Douglas was unaware of her husband's activities.
Bruce King, a managing partner at Pitblado LLP (no relation to Jack King,) said it's "unfortunate" Douglas's qualifications as a judge are being called into question.
He said there is no evidence she had any idea that her husband was posting nude photographs of her online when she was interviewing for her current posting as a judge.
"From everything that has been seen or heard, Justice Douglas is a victim. There is no evidence to suggest otherwise," he said.
Bryan Schwartz, a law professor at the University of Manitoba, agreed. He said the existence of embarrassing material on the Internet shouldn't disqualify somebody from being a judge if they're the innocent victim of a marital breach of trust.
"It double-victimizes you. People should have sympathy for you. It's a pretty reprehensible thing to do to a spouse," he said. "It sounds to me like people should be very slow to come to any judgments about this."
"If people were doing something that wasn't unlawful and somebody breaches that and blabs it to the public, I don't see how that disqualifies you from being a judge."
Local Ethics Professor Arthur Schafer told the CBC that a person's private activities have no bearing on ability to be a judge. He implies that anything goes in the private domain.
Out-of-town legal experts are less forgiving. Sabastien Grammon, Dean of Law at the University of Ottawa said a judge ultimately represented the ideal of justice and therefore the judge's conduct and image reflect on the conduct of the justice system as a whole. The judge is the embodiment of the justice system. He doubts Douglas would have been appointed had she disclosed activities that would bring dishonor on the office, as required.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper refused to comment on the controversy Wednesday.
"It would be completely inappropriate for the prime minister to comment on matters that are before the Canadian Judicial Council," he told reporters in Mirabel, Que.
In February of this year, Canadians were shocked to learn that Col. Russell Williams, the man in command of Canada's largest air force base, CFB Trenton, had been arrested for sexually assaulting and murdering three women. He also broke into hundreds of women's homes to finger their lingerie. This man flew the Prime Minister's private jet!
This and the Douglas case are reminders that a vast satanic and criminal underground exists in parallel with respectable society. Many of our most "respectable" citizens may be criminals or perverts.
This is what movies like Kevin Costner's "Mr. Brooks" is signaling. The title character was businessman-of-the-year and devoted family man by day; serial killer by night. A satanist by night, he killed for the thrill.
The fact that so many are surfacing to defend Lori Douglas indicates that the forces of darkness want to dominate. They want to mainstream sadism and perversion. Any exoneration of this woman would be tantamount to that.
Douglas got her "thrill" by being a bondage submissive by night; she got promoted to Judge by being a feminist by day!
At times like this when the mask of authority slips, we discover what a bizarre world we live in.