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01/16/2020

asking you to sign a two-page, single-spouse contract on the front page (or a “letterhead”) for the duration of the project. The contract then requires: – A full description of your proposed services and your role in the proposed project; – An agreed-upon fee to be paid upon completion of the assignment; and – A completed contract signed by all parties for your signature. The contract will also contain a pre-printed copy of the “contract terms and conditions (TC&D) that would apply to the project, should it proceed to execution.”

asking you to sign a two-page, single-spouse contract on the front page (or a “letterhead”) for the duration of the project. The contract then requires: – A full description of your proposed services and your role in the proposed project; – An agreed-upon fee to be paid upon completion of the assignment; and – A completed contract signed by all parties for your signature. The contract will also contain a pre-printed copy of the “contract terms and conditions (TC&D) that would apply to the project, should it proceed to execution.”
“This letter represents nothing short of a de facto contract between Ms. Williams and you. The terms of that contract provide Ms. Williams with the exclusive right to represent you in any negotiations or court proceedings associated with Project Red Earth. You sign on the dotted line knowing that you will sign on the dotted line. And that’s what they want, that’s what this contract demands from both sides,” added the judge’s written decision.
“I find that you did not bargain in good faith. I find that you were under duress; that you entered into unconscionable, unwarranted, and unilateral agreements; and that you intended to harm Plaintiff. I find that you have breached contractual obligations and that you have committed economic fraud.”
While the judge is not recommending Mr. Williams be convicted of fraud, he has set the stage to put pressure on the company to take legal action against Mr. Williams for his actions.
The judgement also recommends that Mr. Williams be required to disgorge all of the funds he earned while representing Ms. Williams, and it orders him to pay Ms. Williams’s legal costs. Mr. Williams is also ordered to refrain from representing any other client in the UK or the US without “the prior written consent of all parties.”
In an emotional statement after the ruling, Ms. Williams said:
I am heartbroken that today I have had to defend myself from false accusations about my personal life which have been brought against me with no evidence whatsoever. I am shocked and heartbroken that I have been put in this situation but the truth always comes out. It is a strange feeling, but one I’ve come to accept, that the truth is usually the last thing I want to hear. I have been subjected to an orchestrated attack by a vindictive, opportunistic group of anonymous internet trolls who are desperate to gain financial gain from my ordeal. I continue to face a team of lawyers at the high-profile firm of Morris, Lewis and Chippendale to provide me with professional advice and assistance, and I am indebted to them for their care, support and professionalism. At the moment all I want to say is that to date nothing I have said makes me a predator. I love my fiancé, the children we share and my friends.
In a statement issued by Mr. Williams, he said, “I am delighted with the judge’s decision. I’m thankful to the prosecutor for standing up to those who want to deny the truth and for all the support of my friends and family I have been given all weekend.”
According to BBC News, the BBC said it would consider whether a retraction of the story was necessary and asked if it could add to the record some comments from Mr. Williams.
When reached by phone, Mr. Williams said, “No, really. They’re trying to make me