Law Practice

The selfishness of the respondent…

Me: Did you at any time love the petitioner?

Respondent: No. We just had sex. It sounds selfish, and I am sorry, but I never loved her, I just used her for sex.

Court: Then why are you opposing the protection order?

Respondent’s counsel: If I may say something, Your Honor, the selfishness of the respondent is not a ground for the issuance of the protection order.

Court: It is.

Respondent’s counsel: It is not.

Court: Atty. Isles?

Me: I am not selfish when it comes to sex, Your Honor.

Court:

Interpreter:

Stenographer:

Court staff who went inside the courtroom for some reason but forgot the reason he came in when he was met by a deafening silence:

Respondent’s counsel:

Respondent:

Petitioner:

Petitioner’s mother:

Petitioner’s sister:

Petitioner’s new lover:

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