James Ashby Says He Will Appeal Slipper Judgment

James Ashby, the man who levelled allegations of sexual harassment at former Speaker Peter Slipper, says he will appeal a Federal Court decision that dismissed the case as an abuse of process.

James Ashby

Ashby spoke briefly to media waiting outside the Federal Court this morning. He was said he was “extremely disappointed” with the decision and said it had been a “harrowing time” over the past eight months. [Read more…]


President Clinton’s Deposition in the Paula Jones Case

This is the full text of President Bill Clinton’s deposition in the Paul Jones sexual harassment lauwsuit.

Clinton made the deposition on Saturday, January 17, 1998. It was made public on March 13, 1998 by Jones’s lawyers, as part of their response to the Clinton legal team’s motion to have the case thrown out.

The deposition spans 215 printed pages. Of those, 88 pages are missing from the Jones submission. Gaps are marked below. In some cases, Jones’s attorneys replaced the names of women with the name “Jane Doe.” Jane Doe 1 is longtime Clinton friend Marilyn Jo Jenkins; Jane Doe 2 is longtime friend Beth Coulson; Jane Doe 6 is former intern Monica Lewinsky; and Jane Doe 7 is Shelia Davis Lawrence, widow of M. Larry Lawrence, whose body was exhumed from Arlington National Cemetery last year after it was discovered that he fabricated a World War II service record. [Read more…]