Thursday, June 28
James Fortune Responds to Stepson's Abuse Lawsuit...
How he referred to these allegations as an "incident" is beyond me, although I really can't think of many other words that would be appropriate, but that one seems to sound like he's minimizing this entire situation.
And just what does, "all matters were resolved in 2003" mean? The "matters" may have been "resolved" in the criminal court system, Mr. Fortune... but they won't truly be resolved until your stepson can look in the mirror and feel good about himself and not be reminded of what you did to him.
I'm just sayin', bro.
I recently became aware of a civil suit pending against my wife, Cheryl Fortune, and I, for an incident that occurred in 2001 involving my stepson.
There was a criminal investigation and all matters were resolved in 2003. Since that time, my family and I, including my stepson, have continued with family traditions and always have a loving family environment.
We are shocked by this lawsuit but understand people are free to use the court system to pursue claims, whether they contain merit or baseless matters. We are confident through this process, if it proceeds to a judge or jury, the ultimate decision maker will render a decision that is favorable to the circumstances and timing surrounding this situation.
We believe in our American justice system and know it will work for us as it has for millions of other Americans.
I love all my children, including my stepson, and I ask for your prayers as we deal with this matter privately. Thank you for your continued support for me, my family, and ministry.*