Saturday, March 11, 2006

Fox News Special
Fox will be airing a one-hour special of the Joran Van Der Sloot interview with Greta Van Sustren this Sunday night at 9 p.m. Eastern. In other news, The Primetime ABC interview aired in Netherlands this week. Joran is scheduled to do interviews with Dutch Networks in upcoming days. Stay tuned for details...

Courtroom Showdown
John Q. Kelly, who just returned from Aruba, spoke to Greta about the latest in the civil suit case. Kelly is expected to file their opposition of the dismissal filed by Joe Tacopina within 30 days. Tacopina will then respond to that in 10 days paving way for the courtroom showdown set for May 17th 2006.

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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Email From Joran
A legal defense fund account for Joran Van Der Sloot has been set up with JPMorgan Chase Bank by his New York Attorney Joe Tacopina. Account information can be found below in an email from Joran Van Der Sloot. "The lawyer for a Dutch youth questioned in the disappearance of a young Alabama woman in Aruba moved on Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by her parents.Attorney Joseph Tacopina filed papers on behalf of Joran van der Sloot and his father, saying the lawsuit, which was filed in Manhattan, should be thrown out because the case has no connection to New York." (AP) Click on picture to enlarge...

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Lawsuits Extravaganza
Defense Attorney Joe Tacopina went on the attack last night promising counter lawsuits against Natalee Holloway's parents and all those who are calling his client "a murderer and a sexual predator without a stitch of evidence." Tacopina, who is representing the Van Der Sloots pro-bono, sternly declared "the days of slandering and just making statements against Joran Van Der Sloot publicly are over." Motion to dismiss the civil suit on grounds of 'forum non conveniens' was filed this morning. Click here for exclusive documents

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Programing note: Tacopina on MSNBC's Live & Direct with Rita Cosby at 9pm EST

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Motion To Be Filed
Defense attorney Joe Tacopina is expected to file a motion to dismiss the civil suit against Joran Van Der Sloot tomorrow. Tacopina will appear On the Record with Greta tonight and most likely make media rounds on Wednesday. Exclusive court documents might be available here. Stay tuned...

"Of course this isn't just any lawyer, it's Joe Tacopina. He's a high-profile defense attorney who goes wine shopping in Italy with Supreme Court Justice Scalia..."

Monday, March 06, 2006

Guilfoyle Vs Tacopina
The gloves came off last night as Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle and newly retained Van Der Sloot attorney Joe Tacopina squared off on Joran's latest interview. Guilfoyle believes Joran is still lying and that he has become more confident with his story as he retells the facts over and over again. Guilfoyle also feels Joran has begun laying the groundwork to blame the Kalpoe Brothers.

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"I did not say I believe him"
What I said is that I am "inclined to believe him... that this is an ongoing investigation and a new fact could arise which would change all my views." I don't believe anyone until this is solved. No one should. I have my eyes wide open but if someone provides me information that is worthy of belief (consistent with known evidence), I am inclined to believe it but I leave the door wide open in case other evidence points at guilt. (Read more at GretaWire)

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Joran Goes 'On the Record'
"We just got back from a very quick trip to Aruba. We got word late last week (Friday?) that Joran van der Sloot would sit down for an interview with us in Aruba. The one agreement: that we wouldn't edit it. That seemed fair to me. Frankly, I hate to have controversial interviews edited, since despite our best efforts, everyone — viewers and guests — yell "foul." An unedited interview allows me to simply say, "Here it is. You be the judge." Joran also did not want to do the interview in the United States, so we agreed on Aruba..." More at GretaWire

Greta "Inclined To Believe"
In an interview with Hannity & Colmes, Greta Van Sustren said she now feels "inclined to believe" in Joran Van Der Sloot following her exclusive sitdown with him in Aruba. Greta said she has a theory as to what might have happened to Natalee Holloway and believes this case might be solved. Greta's interview with Joran was the most-watched show on all of cable news for three nights in a row.

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"Pathological, Sociopath"
Geraldo Rivera provided his analysis of the latest developments in the Natalee Holloway disappearance case. Prime suspect Joran Van Der Sloot has given a series of interviews proclaiming his total innocence. "The lie that he has fastened on," Rivera pronounced, "is that he took her on the beach but didn't have sex because he didn't have a condom, then left her on the there. It's at odds with the story he told earlier, but as he tells this story he becomes more confident and more glib. I believe there is a pathological aspect to this man." The Factor concurred that Van Der Sloot seems psychologically unbalanced. "I can't figure out why he wants do these interviews because he comes off as a sociopath. If he makes one slip-up he's done. It looks to me like he's a danger junkie - he likes this cat-and-mouse game, it's exciting to him."

Meet Joe Tacopina
Criminal defense attorney Joe Tacopina will represent Joran Van Der Sloot in his upcoming civil case. Tacopina is the famed attorney who has represented clients like New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, John Gotti associates, Frank Tyson in the Michael Jackson trial and countless more high profile defendants. Click here to watch Joe on Court TV

"Three countries have investigated this disappearance and three countries have not found one shred of evidence that points to Joran. This kid is a victim too. He is an 18-year-old kid and his life has basically been ruined." - Joe Tacopina

Joran On Larry King Live?
Hitting the airwaves once again, Joran Van Der Sloot appeared on an Aruban talk show this morning taking calls and answering burning questions from the people of Aruba. In the interview, Joran denied having a poolside summit with his father to concoct a story and said the infamous quote "No Body, No Case" was never uttered. Joran says he is no longer friends with the Kalpoe brothers. He stands by his claim that Satish picked him up from the beach and said he did not take part in the orchestration that led two minority security guards to be falsely imprisoned.

Joran argued that he himself is a victim in this case and admitted the interrogation tactics were brutal but did not succumb to the pressure. When asked about Natalee's fate, Joran said he believes she is not alive. Joran lashed out at what he thought were biased reporters - Nancy Grace and Greta Van Sustren. He talked about his interview with Greta and said he felt pressured by her to point the finger at the Kalpoe brothers. He also asked her not to edit the interview because he was unhappy with what ABC chose to air. Confirming what The Joran Van Der Sloot Blog had posted earlier, Joran said Larry King has asked him to appear on his show this week. Joran apologized to the people of Aruba for the pain he caused and said he leaves for Netherlands on Friday heading back to School. When asked about the lost shoes? He said whoever finds his Size 14 K-Swiss shoes to contact ALE. (MF)

Update: Following the advice of his legal counsel, Joran Van Der Sloot will not be doing Larry King Live or any other interviews at this time.

"The guy is certainly arrogant. But he appears also to have a drinking issue, a gambling issue. And he's the kind of guy who's stupid enough to slip up in his arrogance. And that's what you hope for. They're slick enough now -- they've lawyered up, they've had months to get their mess together. I think the only thing you can do is hope that they do walk around free, get drunk some day, start confessing, and make the kind of mistakes that stupid criminals make." - Wendy Murphy, Legal Analyst

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Primetime Exclusive
Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch teen seen with American Natalee Holloway the night she disappeared from Aruba in May, said he planned to have sex with her when they left a bar together but because he didn't have a condom, they did not. Van der Sloot said he spent time on a beach with Holloway before leaving her there — the last time he saw her "she was sitting on the sand by the ocean." When van der Sloot heard that a girl had gone missing on the beach, he said he thought of Holloway. (ABC) Chris Cuomo's exclusive interview with Joran on ABC's Primetime Thursday night delivered the program's largest audience in nearly three years. The broadcast averaged 12.4 million total viewers. (Mediabistro)

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'I Lied Because I Was Scared'
Between 3:30 and 4:30 in the morning, records reviewed by "Primetime" seem to confirm that van der Sloot was at home and online — he e-mailed Deepak Kalpoe to say he was home, he checked soccer scores, and visited a porn site. (Read here)

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'I Think I'd Hate Her'
After all the inconsistencies in his statements about Holloway's disappearance, van der Sloot told ABC News' "Primetime" he understood why it was difficult for the media or other people to believe him. Van der Sloot also said if he could speak to Holloway now, he wouldn't have anything nice to say. "If I were to see her … if she were to be found tomorrow, I think I'd hate her," he said. "If she really ran away from home, if she did something like that, I'd hate her." (Read more here)

Exclusive Tapes
ABC's Good Morning America aired a videotape that shows grainy images of Joran van der Sloot and Natalee Holloway, along with a group of her friends, at a blackjack table at Aruba's Excelsior Casino on what may have been the last night of her life.

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Paul Van Der Sloot was caught off guard at the lobby of The Lucerne Hotel where he was served. Exclusive footage shows him looking over the papers. Pictures of Joran being served here

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Primetime Reactions...
"Always tell the truth. Just don't always be telling it. That philosophy is always on point when you're dealing with a defendant or in this case, a potential defendant. He's acting as if he's already been acquitted and he's far from it. Charges could be leveled on him at any time. " - Jonna Spilbor, Defense Attorney

"With all the lawyers that are representing this kid and the father with his legal background, Why did they agree to do this interview with Chris for? This can only add fuel to the fire. It gives Bo and John more ammunition. It gives the legal authorities in Aruba more ammunition. He seems to keep building this pile of lies and as we've seen hundreds of times, its the defendants own words that end up hanging him. Just look at Scott Peterson." - Yale Galanter, Defense Attorney

"He's a very hard person to believe. What concerns me is that he has no empathy at all for Natalee or her family. And he devalues her every single chance he gets. He's either describing her as loose, she's drunk, she wanted him. So I really think that he objectified her, that somehow in his head, whatever happened to her, he really feels is not his fault, that he shouldn't have to take responsibility and that there is a grandiosity." - Dr. Robi Ludwig, Psychotherapist

"I can't call him a psychopath, but I can say he is exhibiting psychopathic behaviors, one of of blaming the victim, and he`s always blaming Natalee." - Pat Brown, Criminal Profiler

"This kid's a fanatical liar!" - Bo Dietl, Celebrity Private Investigator

"Now, there's a principled guy. I won't have sex without a condom! Why is it that he refused to return to Aruba to speak to police about Natalee's disappearance, but he will gab for hours to the network TVs?" - Nancy Grace, CNN & Court TV

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Van Der Sloot ABC Exclusive
The ABC interview with Joran Van Der Sloot and his parents will air on Primetime Live Thursday February 23rd 2006. The exclusive sitdown with ABC's Senior Legal Correspondent Chris Cuomo is being described by insiders as 'fascinating and surprising'. Good Morning America will also feature parts of the interview on Thursday followed by reactions on Friday. Updates Here...

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World Exclusive Pictures
Joran said "Thanks" as he was being served with the lawsuit onboard the delta flight. You can see Joran looking over the papers in pictures below. After leaving customs where he was held for over 2 hours for appearing in a FBI watchlist, he was served again by Private Investigator Bo Dietl. Joran reportedly threw the papers on the ground and had 'Uncle Bo' infuriated saying Joran looked like 'Darth Vader'.... Click here for more pictures

Paul Van Der Sloot was also caught off guard at the lobby of The Lucerne Hotel where he was served. Exclusive footage below shows him looking over the papers.

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Private Investigator Bo Dietl talks with Dan Abrams
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Kalpoe Attorney Speaks
Satish Kalpoe's Attorney, David Kock, went on the defense last night saying Satish did not pick Joran up from the Marriott Beach. David Kock suggests this is the latest attempt by Joran Van Der Sloot to point the finger at his clients.

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Rita interviews John Q. Kelly about the details of the civil suit
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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Nova TV Interviews Joran
Nova's correspondent Twan Huys in New York City has scored an exclusive interview with Joran Van Der Sloot and his parents. The interview aired on the Dutch network Saturday evening. Video below...

Update: Joran has dropped a bombshell saying Satish picked him up after he left Natalee on the beach. He also claims he was roughed up by custom officials at JFK. Translated transcript under comments section.
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In a dramatic segment of the video documented by Nova, Anita Van Der Sloot can be heard expressing her fears for Joran's safety upon his arrival in New York.
She had no idea Joran had also been served.

"What we want him to do is return to Holland. This is exactly what our lawyer in Aruba, he has i think foreseen this, thats the reason he didn't want to travel with us because he didnt want to be responsible and we thought 'ah no big deal, it will not happen'. What is happening now is that somebody must have informed the family that we are here."

David Kock: Satish Went To Sleep
Latest bombshell dropped by Joran Van Der Sloot directly contradicts what Satish Kalpoe's attorney said in an interview with On The Record with Greta....

"There are Internet records that show the time that Deepak got home. Of course, we do not have any for Satish because he went home, as you know, and went to his bedroom, went to sleep in his bedroom. There's no computer. He wasn't either on the phone anymore. But his brother, Deepak, was. And for that, we already have the records. And that is also what we indicated during the hearing of the so-called gardener, when he stated that at a certain time, he saw the three there, whereas we had concrete proof that that was just not possible...Other than what my client stated that he heard or was told by Joran, is that he went home walking. But you know, we don't have any way to verify it."

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Friday, February 17, 2006

Exclusive Court Documents
"This is a case about a high-school graduation trip to a tropical paradise that turned to tragedy. The trip was an opportunity for a group of young people to celebrate the end of one phase of their lives and the beginning of another. But for one young woman on that ill-fated trip, paradise it was not. For that young woman, Natalee Holloway, the trip was a brutal contrast to a life full of promise and hope."


"They talk about him in the lawsuit as the predator. I love it!" - Renee Rockwell, Defense Attorney

Confirmed: The Van Der Sloots have left NYC
Despite reports to the contrary, the Van Der Sloots were not flown out onboard the ABC disney jet. The parents left on Friday evening to Aruba, Joran left on Saturday and is back in the Netherlands

New Tip In Aruba
Dutch newspapers are reporting Aruba police have recieved a 'semi-credible' anonymous tip to the possible location of the grave (Dutch Article here)

"If you cant get justice in a criminal court, why shouldn't people hire private attorneys and take matters into their own hands in this very legal way to try and find justice. This is a creative lawsuit by John Q Kelly. I take my hats off to him." Lisa Bloom

"What is he doing in New York? Isn`t he supposed to be studying and keeping a low profile? What, is he going to see Broadway plays, seeing the Empire State Building? They couldn`t get out and help find Natalee the day after she goes missing, but they can come to New York and sightsee!" - Nancy Grace

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"So how did we — FOX News — get the news first that Joran van der Sloot was served with a lawsuit on the runway at JFK and his father was served at a New York City hotel? Well, I can't give you all the details — since I don't want to burn sources — but I can give you a bit of the background...." Read More at GretaWire

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Source: Van Der Sloot's In NYC
Developing...You heard it here first! The Van der sloots arrived Wednesday evening in New York. Joran touched down at JFK onboard a Delta Airlines flight shortly after 2pm. The Van Der Sloots are at The Lucerne Hotel in NYC.

Breaking News: Served!
The Van der Sloots have been served with a civil law suit by the Holloway’s and Twitty’s. ABC had been planning a face to face interview with the Van der Sloots (Joran, Paul & Anita). This information was learned from the Joran Van der Sloot Blog. Upon setting foot on American soil Paul Vander Sloot was served at his hotel. John Q. Kelly had a retired Scotland person sitting next to Joran on the plane and served him with papers on the airplane. Joran Vander Sloot were served with papers on the plane. (SM)

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Parents Sue Dutch Youth
The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan court, seeks unspecified money damages against Joran van der Sloot, 18, and his father. Both were served with a summons while in New York, a lawyer for the missing teen's family said. Referring to van der Sloot as "the predator," the lawsuit claims that on at least three occasions young Aruban women have complained they were the victims of date rape by him and accomplices. (AP)

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According to Nova Reporter Twan Huys, The Van Der Sloots together with ABC are stunned by the news. Joran Van Der Sloot reportedly insisted in coming to the US to sit down with ABC for the interview. The interview was arranged by Larry Garrison, Dave Holloway's publisher, who is reportedly in the works with Joran to publish a journal he kept in prison detailing his ordeal at KIA.

"Paulus and Anita were served at their hotel in NYC with a civil lawsuit, service witnessed by hotel staff. Further, the service was videotaped.Joran was served by former Scotland Yard agent on the plane as soon as the plane landed on American soil.The suit against Joran for three counts; sexual assault against a minor, false imprisonment, and malicious interference.Charge against elder Sloots not stated." - (

"Twitty, Holloway Lawsuit Most Likely Going Nowhere..." - Dan Riehl

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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Greta: Stay Tuned
"Speaking of planes, I missed my first plane out of Boston on Monday. Missing that plane turned out was annoying at first, but it turned out to be a stroke of luck because on the flight I did board, I ran into someone who had some important information for me on the Natalee Holloway case. The person approached me and we talked for a few minutes. We could not talk long because the doors to the plane were closing. We talked later that night by phone and again yesterday by phone for about 45 minutes. The person is reluctant to come forward, so I am working on persuading him/her. I guess the headline is: Stay Tuned. Incidentally, I don't want to overstate this since I am not giving you lots of information. The person has some very important information to the news story, but this information will not solve it." - Greta Van Susteren

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Good Morning America
Paul and Anita Van Der Sloot will appear on Good Morning America on February 6th 2006 in what GMA producers are describing as a "Wide-ranging and very revealing interview" - Tune in!

The disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, who has not been seen since a high school graduation trip to Aruba last May, captivated the nation and devastated her friends and family. But the parents of one of the prime suspects in Holloway's disappearance say the investigation has also devastated their son.

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Van Der Sloot 'Not the Same Boy'
"I think Joran is not anymore the same boy," Paul van der Sloot said in his first interview since his son was released from prison. "We tried to raise our kids in a way that they are able to trust people, and I think a lot of trust is gone," Anita van der Sloot said. (Read more at ABC News)

Suspect's Family: Enough Is Enough
For the last eight months, Holloway's mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, has mounted a one-woman campaign against the Kalpoes and, particularly, van der Sloot and his family. The van der Sloots are now speaking out, saying their son has been unfairly singled out. (Read more at ABC)

"Neither is Natalee Holloway..."
This morning in an event-less and some what over-hyped Good Morning America interview with Paulus and Anita Van der Sloot, Paul van der Sloot made the following comment, “Joran Van Der Sloot Not the Same Boy.” Guess what Paul? Neither is Natalee Holloway... (Read more reactions at SM)

Aruba Truth Responds
In sum, a ratings grabber used to good advantage by both ABC and the van der Sloots. But, it brought nothing new to the understanding of what happened the night she disappeared. (Read more at Aruba Truth)
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