Here’s some of what he says at the site:
I am exploring the possibility of filing a class action suit against the couple to prevent them from earning anything related to her actions. Members of the class could include professionals and volunteers who gave up time and goods to aid in her search, media outlets who devoted airtime to the story, citizens who altered plans or routines out of fear, or business owners who may have lost income…
The Bert Show insists that this is not a joke.
Sounds like Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter might not even think it’s a bad idea — here’s what he said about Jennifer Wilbanks and her fiance John Mason selling their story to the media:
“I guess that says more about this whole case than anything else that has happened. I’m really sort of disgusted by the whole thing…”
On this page at SueJennifer.com Jeff Dauler posted text from a variety of e-mails he’s received about this endeavor; I do think he showed some credibility by posting some negative messages as well:
- “…Instead of signing book deals, Ms. Wilbanks should be in Aruba assisting law enforcement in the search for missing teenager, Natalee Holloway. Maybe the reality of seeing Miss Holloway’s family in pain would jolt Jennifer Wilbanks back into reality…”
- “…Your an idiot Jeff. If someone wants to pay them for their story then what business is it of yours. Get over it already.”
- “…I was kidnapped, sodomized and raped by a man when I was 19 years old. Jennifer Wilbanks’ giant fib mocked and made fun of something that changed my life forever. I personally would like to see her prosecuted for filing a false report about being sexually assaulted/ raped. She completely made a mockery out of something I have personally experienced and I feel that she should have to pay for all of the rape victims that MUST endure the second victimization.”
- “…How would you like some uppity shock jock personality causing drama in YOUR life because of a stupid mistake that you made? Don’t be an a**hole like so many other has-been radio personalities. You’re not going to profit from this stunt like you think you will, and more than likely you’ll probably just set yourself up for more trouble than you think. The media may think that this is everybody’s business, but it isn’t…”
The writer who mentioned Natalee Holloway [link: The Vanishing of Natalee Holloway] made a good point. One that could be made with any missing persons case currently causing a family and the surrounding community pain and fear…
I suggest to anyone who is interested that you take a look at The Charley Project, or The Doe Network. At the Charley Project there are over 5,000 missing persons listed — here’s a link to their page for missing persons from Georgia. There you will find stories like that of Michael Daniel Knight, who disappeared from Atlanta in 2002, or Paula Ann Wade and her son Brandon Lee Wade, who vanished in 2002 from Valdosta, Georgia.
Jennifer Wilbanks sold her low comedy to the highest bidder, when perhaps she could stand to acquaint herself with the myriad ghosts of the missing still trailing their loved ones through life — the faces of people found at the sites mentioned in the preceding paragraph. Some of her profits from selling her story could even be donated to organizations devoted to finding missing adults and children. Look those families and friends in the eyes and confront the truth. Understand that however unintended, her act mocked the mysteries those families live with daily.
If Jeff Dauler wants to be taken more seriously he might want to make a links page — links to sites like the Charley Project, the Doe Network.
A few suggestions are listed below.
- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
- The World Missing Children Organization.
- Unsolved Mysteries on Lifetime TV — Missing Persons Page.
- The North American Missing Persons Network. — affiliated with the Doe Network.
- I Care — Missing Persons & Cold Cases — an ezboard discussion group.