Houstonians were already hanging on every court filing in the divorce case of former hand doctor Michael Brown, but things just got even weirder. Brown’s attorneys filed a motion to sanction Rachel Brown’s lawyer, Marshall Davis Brown Jr., for allegedly making “extreme, outrageous, and sexually-inappropriate statements” to female attorneys on the case.
Feminist and civil rights attorney Gloria Allred announced at a press conference Thursday that she is representing Sarah Tressler in her sexual discrimination complaint against the Houston Chronicle. Tressler, who worked as a full-time society reporter for the paper for two months, alleges the newspaper discriminated against her when they fired her for not disclosing her past as a stripper.
Here are the allegations, as outlined in Tressler’s one-page complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:
Marfa makes out better in the pages of Smithsonian magazine than it did in the New York Review of Books.
As the TM Daily Post reported last week, author Larry McMurtry called the West Texas cultural oasis “as bleak a place as you’ll find in America” in his recent NYRoB review of a biography about Elizabeth Taylor.
The opening of Thursday’s The Colbert Report was largely dedicated to Stephen Colbert’s “Super PAC Americans For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow,” which, though designed to make a comic and political point, is actually a real Super PAC.
Editor’s Note: There’s nothing the media loves more than a media story, except maybe a media story with the strong whiff of abortion politics.
Lauren Scruggs, the Plano blogger slashed by a plane propeller last December, is now suing the plane’s insurer.
David Lee of Courthouse News reported that Scruggs, who lost her left hand and eye in the accident, turned down a $200,000 settlement offered by the plane’s insurer, Aggressive Insurance Services, a Dallas-based company that is perhaps poorly named.