To understand the SLAPP suits filed by Aaron Broussard’s former business associates one must understand what the posts reveal……

This post is one Charles Leary, Vaughn Perret and gang at Trout Point Lodge took particular umbrage. In that post, I linked a Tripadvisor review on River Bend Lodge, one of several cottages and outbuildings Leary and Perret managed for Aaron Broussard in a way that was indistinguishable from the Lodge itself. Later the pair would sue the Times Picayune claiming the assertion made in a series of stories, now retracted, that Aaron Broussard owned Trout Point Lodge was somehow defamatory toward them.

And that Tripadvisor review I linked way back in August, 2011? It is now deleted but luckily for everyone I well excerpted it on Slabbed:

We rented River Bend which is a huge cottage. There were 3 couples traveling and this was perfect in size. Trout Point is about 35 to 40 minutes from any town, so you will want to bring food. When we open the front door there was mouse droppings, lots of it! Now we are out in the woods so we weren’t too upset but the Innkeepers could have swept it up before we arrived. The Innkeeper gave my husband the extension to call the front desk to make breakfast reservation. She gave us the wrong number! I had to drive back to the lobby to make the reservation. Breakfast was fine, nothing special, potato cakes, waffles and fresh fruit and 1 muffin that was very good. We were expecting more because of the culinary reviews. After breakfast we asked the cost for dinner. We were infomed that breakfast was $22.50 and dinner was $143.00 for two. We opted not to have dinner. Dinner in town for a full lobster and mussels runs about $30.00. The next day at check out we were hit with a 18% gratuity on the whole bill!!! and breakfast was $22.50 per person!! When I say whole bill, I mean including the lodging. No one ever came and cleaned our rooms when we were out. We stayed two days. So why the 18% gratuity on the lodging?? All the information we read about Point Trout never mentioned the 18% additional charge and I am in the process of contacting my credit card company to reverse that charge. If you have any questions about the area or about the Inn then you will have to look for the Innkeeper because they are never at the front desk.

We will not stay here again. It was a beautiful place but this place is very deceptive in their charges.

River Bend Lodge? Where have I heard that name before???? Oh yeah, it shows up in this court filing that I linked in a recent comment. Here is the salient screen capture: Continue reading “To understand the SLAPP suits filed by Aaron Broussard’s former business associates one must understand what the posts reveal……”

Oh yeah boys and girls, it’s on alright

Let’s just say that the hearing week ago Wednesday did not go well for Danny Abel and his boys Charles Leary and Vaughn Perret aka Randall Cajun.

July 19 Goathertder Motion expand proceedings and letter to Justice Muise

And this Coyle guy the gang at Team Goatherder keeps yammering on about…..well, lets just say a former Federal prosecutor once told me in reference to doing criminal or civil law that he’d take Colombian Narco Terrorists any day over a determined civil litigant, not even close in his world so I guess I’ll share a little secret that when I am fully provoked I throw sharp elbows. This Coyle guy’s time is up: Continue reading “Oh yeah boys and girls, it’s on alright”

Other voices | Frank Magazine: The Trout Point Lodge (TPL) vs. Louisiana blogger Douglas Handshoe saga continues!

On May 17, owner Douglas Handshoe filed lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Hancock County, Mississippi. The defendant is listed as John Doe, aka Randall Cajun, because someone using that alias has allegedly been posting defamatory comments about Doug on a few blogging websites;, and

In his suit, Doug is claiming that he has valid reason to believe that Randall Cajun is at least one (or all) of the owners of TPL. As Frankologists will recall, Doug and TPL have been in an ongoing legal drama for years. Doug has accused TPL owners Charles Leary and Vaughn Perret of being involved in some shady Louisiana political goings-on, which they in turn have repeatedly denied. Last year, Chuck and Vaughn celebrated a legal victory stemming from a defamation suit they had been fighting against Doug and The duo was awarded $425,000 in a decision handed down in Yarmouth Supreme Court on February 1, 2012. The court ruled that Charles, Vaughn and TPL were falsely linked to a Louisiana political corruption scandal by Doug and However, since this decision was awarded North of 49, the ruling has no jurisdiction or authority in the United States (Frank 658).

And in early 2013, Charles and Vaughn claimed that blogger Doug swiped some copyrighted photographs off of TPL’s website, and then proceeded to post them on without permission (Frank 659).

The pictures in question are everyday shots of Charles, Vaughn and Trout Point Lodge itself, but there are also allegations that had comments juxtaposed next to the swiped pics, which may have (or may not have) included derogatory comments directed towards the TPL owners. Continue reading “Other voices | Frank Magazine: The Trout Point Lodge (TPL) vs. Louisiana blogger Douglas Handshoe saga continues!”