In this episode of Magnum JD, Magnum throws a curve and ends up in a fix: A 4717 St Charles Avenue orgy update.

Folks, never in our short history has a topic resulted in such intense reader interest as our chronicling of the adventures of John Houghtaling aka Magnum J.D., who has claimed the mantle of being Wendell Gauthier’s hand picked successor (along with various and sundry other myths) as he reinvented himself into a political kingmaker of sorts. With that in mind and with an obligation to correctly report the events let’s review what we know about Magnum’s mid summer backyard sex party:

In October I received a tip that Magnum’s new neighbors on St Charles Ave were circulating a petition calling on him to move as he was hosting sex parties in between political fundraisers for folks like Gidget’s Billy Nungesser and Bobby Jindal.  So the story went, the straw that broke the camel’s back was a wild sex party with Stormy Daniels.  I immediately put out the word that we needed the arrest paperwork, which turned out to be the hardest pieces of paper we ever procured in terms of time and effort.  I immediately contacted the neighbors that were listed as witnesses and was told to come to Muni court on 11-16 to hear all the gory details.

In the meantime, we did learn that Stormy Daniels was not involved with Magnum or his sex party but that he did have a former girlfriend from the sex industry named Stormy Schouff, who evidently was also Sidney Torres’ (of SDT trash fame) former girlfriend as well.  I’m told that Stormy has since “gone legit” and since she was evidently not involved in the sex party in question she is not fair game here on Slabbed though the name explains the confusion in the local rumor mill.

So on the 16th our researcher and myself head to NOLA Muni court to get the skinny.  The experience was an interesting one and frankly we were impressed by how the courtroom was run compared to similar courts here in Mississippi (that attempt to make the criminal justice experience as painful as possible).  Magnum of course came in through the backdoor and we didn’t see too much of him.

After the case was resolved we met the neighbors who called the cops on Magnum (3 times in fact before law enforcement did their job) and they were very gracious to visit with us.  It was during that chat they told us that Magnum copped an 894 plea.  To the extent being able to sleep for 8 hours without being disturbed by Magnum’s outdoor sex parties was the goal, they left the courthouse happy campers as Magnum began behaving once they made it clear they would not be steamrolled by him (Magnum loves to threaten people with suits in the NOLA CDC where his partner James Williams is an Ad Hoc judge) as they also evidently recorded part of his last outdoor session.  I’m told Magnum’s lawyer David Courcelle did a bang up job groveling on Magnum’s behalf and such is no doubt part of the reason Magnum hired him.

The fly in the ointment is that the official record does not reflect that Magnum took an 894 plea, which fact Magnum supporters trumpeted here on my post on this topic. The only problem is the spin meisters can’t take back what Magnum did to earn his day in Muni court. So what gives?

The fix is what gives as the interest conflicted City Attorney mislead the neighbors telling them Magnum was taking an 894 when in reality the case was continued until January where it no doubt will be dismissed when the witnesses do not show up for court.  It seems that an 894 would have triggered Magnum to self report his behavior to the ODC and Chuck Plattsmeir, who is fairly useless in his own right but that is another post.

This leaves us with the burning question as I reported that, based upon eye-witness accounts that Magnum may well suffer from Small Penis Syndrome, a condition that could well explain the overcompensatory behavior with women and sports cars. The sports cars and reckless driving, in particular, have landed Magnum in trouble with his neighbors before as the case of John Houghtaling v Edward Richardson well illustrates.  According to the West law document on this case, which I quote:

Plaintiff, John W. Houghtaling, II, sued Edward M. Richardson after Richardson allegedly threw a hammer at Houghtaling’s car as he drove past Richardson’s house. Richardson reconvened against Houghtaling, alleging different underlying facts, but admitting throwing the hammer at Houghtaling’s car, arguing that it was justified in self defense and defense of his family.

This case has a little something for everyone in the Slabbed Nation. It involved an insurer’s duty to defend, in this case bad faith insurer USAA, which we sometimes highlight here on Slabbed. The bottom line is USAA got an invite to the Magnum party against their will:

The exclusion, in its introductory language, excludes coverage for bodily injury or property damage, caused by the intentional*1015 or purposeful acts of any insured. The petition alleges that Dr. Richardson threw a hammer in the direction of petitioner’s car. The petition does not state where in the street or how far away from the car the hammer actually landed. FN1 It is undisputed that the hammer made no contact with the petitioner’s person or property. The petition, in paragraph 12, describes “any and all other acts of negligence, fault or imprudence.” The inclusion of negligence as a cause of action makes the allegations of the petition not ones that unambiguously exclude coverage.

FN1. Defendant’s answer and reconventional demand alleges that the hammer was small, and landed in the street well behind the petitioner’s vehicle, due to the petitioner’s high rate of speed.

Given that the size of the hammers in question, both in the case with USAA and the sex party have been reported as “small”, I think it is only fair to offer another possible explanation of what the neighbors saw in Magnum’s backyard last August. I remember an old Seinfeld episode which may contain an explanation as this Youtube video from back when illustrates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cUNNKzj_Nc

So was it shrinkage or is there a physiological or mental problem at play here? Absent Magnum under going a full medical examination I’m afraid we’ll never know with certainty though the behavior with the girls and sports cars is revealing.

As always Slabbed reports you decide.

sop

18 thoughts on “In this episode of Magnum JD, Magnum throws a curve and ends up in a fix: A 4717 St Charles Avenue orgy update.”

  1. Wow, Magnum’s getting Trashanova’s sloppy seconds? What’s he so ashamed of? No reason to head out the back door there, Mags, you should be proud.

    The judge in that case was Bob Creeley, law partner to Jacob Amato, now disbarred in the Porteous scandal, testifier in the Porteous scandal, and all that entails.

    David Courcelle went to law school with Magnum and Cessy Gauthier and his office is right next door to theirs. He may be Harahan city attorney too {?}. A real sleazebag is Courcelle. He has quite a track record, look it up.

    So, let’s guess, USAA goes before Creeley in a case involving a suit brought by Houghtaling for Houghtaling on a personal vendetta (the hammer landed “well behind” the car??? What’s he suing for again? Negligent hammer throwing in the general direction of a car that’s no longer there?) and Creeley drops coverage, right? What did Creeley rely on for reasoning, The Thor Doctrine? Leaving poor ol’ lil’ defendant to withstand the judicial perils of JP sans hope of financial recompense? Gee do you think there was a phone call or two? Maybe an ex parte hot tub outing? Shocking.

    1. Great eye Telemachus.

      I heard that about Courcelle from a couple of other members of the legal team.

      Cue Sean Alfortish and the unholy menage a trois is complete.

      sop

  2. Muni Court, Div. D, Judge Sens is the brother of John Sens who is head of purchasing at Orleans Criminal Sheriff’s office. He is a former top aide to Marc Morial. This guy can only hope to imagine the fundraising capabilities that could flow from this case and thank his lucky stars at this opportunity. CDC Judge Lloyd Medley’s daughter Jennifer is an attorney at the Gauthier firm as well. Sens probably does this kind of thing as easily and as frequently as rolling out of bed.

    Note: The Gauthier firm’s attorney listing has been changed to reflect the new reality:

    http://www.ghwlegal.com/attorney/

    But you know who is really responsible for pushing this issue? The Assistant D.A. in charge of prosecuting this case. Guys like Sens, Courcelle and Houghtaling will do what they do; it’s up to the ADA to push this thing so that the law is adhered to. What the heck is he/she doing about all this? Letting it slide? Does Cannizarro need fundraising help too?

  3. I’m told the lawyers that appear in muni court for the city answer to the mayor on the org chart Telemachus. Magnum held a hum dinger of a fundraiser for Mayor Mitchmo not that long ago over at 4717 St Charles.

    sop

  4. BLPake – you mean…

    Someone was filling in for him?

    Or – It used to be him, so do you mean it’s not him any longer?

    If not him, then who was judge there that day?

  5. The identity of the judge is hardly material because the judge played no part in this . . . whatever really happened. Absent an objection the judge is going to rubber stamp pretty much anything the prosecutor wants to do, especially if defense counsel concurs. I don’t recall there being a diversionary program in Muni Court.

  6. Sock Puppet: I totally disagree. “The fix is in”, and it involves many people, first and foremost the Judge, who knows he can get away with anything in his/her Courtroom. Ashton O’Dwyer.

  7. Judge Paul Sens is section “A”. I don’t know who was there that day but that is not Sens section of the Court. In any event the city atty is making the decisions at this point and it is completely ordinary for a summons like this to be resolved without vigorous prosecution. Like I said before in the other thread, the neighbors signed for and accepted a notice regarding the next date. If they desire I am sure they will be there to urge prosecution of magnum, if not then I would guess the city atty might decide to toss it.

    My posts is the other thread were viewed as pro-magnum. I am not. I enjoy the spectacle of his foolishness and this blogs following of it. I have just tried to clarify some blatant inaccuracies that have been posted and in comments regarding municipal court and specifically facts that are quite clearly verifiable by the record of magnums case.

  8. Interesting fascination with Mr. Houghtalings penis… and girlfriends… and sports cars… and MR. HOUGHTALING…. SOP81… are you hiding something…cute guy… I am so intrigued to find out more about you…. what is it they say about glass houses… do remind me pretty boy.

    1. GG I think what is important to keep in mind about Small Penis Syndrome is that the problem could be physiological, mental or a combination of both thus it is possible that a man with an average flaccid length may still nonetheless feel inadequate. Due to the shrinkage factor and the fact that a pool was indeed involved we can’t discount that.

      My own viewpoint is if Magnum didn’t want this topic discussed he should not have acted like an idiot running around buck ass naked in plain view of his neighbors, especially after ignoring their repeated requests that he take his nonsense inside.

      sop

  9. Curious… did you get the rights to show Seinfeld videos on your blog? I’m sure you are paying royalities to the shows/talent? In fact, there is an awful lot of videos posted around here…

  10. Meh. Ok, ok… For the heck of it I checked recently, it is Judge Joe Landry in Division “D”. He was a prosecutor at Municipal Court for 9 years before becoming judge, so he is a former assistant City Attorney himself. He may actually be responsive if the neighbors want to be heard for any reason. Still not cool to tell them it’s an 894 when it really is not (apparently).

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