Convicted Sex Offender Sues District Attorney

Jesse Friedman served 13 years in prison after confessing to molesting children.  He continues fighting to clear his name with the help of Andrew Jarecki.  It was announced last month that convicted sex offender Jesse Friedman’s law suit against Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice will proceed.  Friedman filed a suit against the DA  and two of her aides for defamation.  After initially dismissing Friedman’s suit, the judge has now decided to let Friedman proceed with his case.

This law suit filed on behalf of Friedman, with the support of director Andrew Jarecki, has sparked a controversial debate:

If convicted of child molestation in the court of law, is it right for the offender to sue for defamation?

It is important to put ourselves in the shoes of Friedman’s victims, and victims family members.  How do they feel?  How do the victims feel seeing their attacker fight to clear his name after being convicted by a jury?   Even after the Nassau County Review Team conducted a reinvestigation of the case as requested, the conviction was upheld.  The report stated the original conviction against Friedman was justified.

In fact, the reinvestigation found several errors made by Andrew Jarecki while producing his film, Capturing the Friedmans.  Jarecki’s intention of his film Capturing the Friedman’s has been under scrutiny for a long time.  His failure to comply with the investigation team revealed his true intentions of the film: to create ambiguity and manipulate the victims to portray Jesse Friedman in a certain light.   This ambiguity created would earn Jarecki a storm of media attention and millions of dollars.

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Jesse Friedman Gets Court Hearing To Clear His Name

Jesse Friedman served 13 years in prison after confessing to molesting children who went to take computer classes at his father’s Long Island home in the 1980s, the New York Daily News reported.  But now Friedman fights to clear his name, and film director Andrew Jarecki is helping him.
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Hey, Parents: are you okay with a convicted child molester clearing his name of any wrong doing?

Why would a hollywood film director be involved in advocating for a child molester?  Andrew Jarecki is involved because the recent press surrounding Jesse Friedman, is generating more attention for his film.  Therefor, Andrew Jarecki is in a position to make more money off of his film, Capturing the Friedmans.  Andrew Jarecki is using Jesse Friedman as his puppet.  Can this man be trusted?

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Andrew Jarecki, making up more lies.

Andrew Jarecki Violates Privacy Rights, Secretly Records Conversation

When the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, preformed an Integrity Review of Jesse Friedman’s case, a witness reported that the director of Capturing the Friedmans, Andrew Jarecki, covertly recorded his conversation during a prior discussion.  The

This is one of the many claims that reveal Andrew Jarecki abused the victims privacy rights to better himself, and the attention his film would receive.

“‘stuff really did happen,’ the witness said, and added that pornography was present in the classroom. And Witness 14 also balked at participating in an attempt to exonerate Jesse Friedman: ‘I’m certainly not, not going to sit there and let Jesse Friedman off the hook for what . . . he did to people that I know about.’ “

Read more about this story on Andrew Jarecki Reviews.

 

New York Post: Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki Biased In Favor Of Friedman

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Andrew Jarecki: Advocate for a convicted child molester?

After the original conviction against Jesse Friedman, the Nassau County DA was pressured into conducting a reinvestigation of the case, according to Newsday.  The Review Team took three years to conduct the full reinvestigation, that resulted in the reaffirmation of Jesse Friedman’s guilty conviction.  The report also blasted filmmaker Andrew Jarecki for being biased in Friedman’s favor.

When the Nassau Country District Attorney submitted the results of their reinvestigation of Jesse Friedman,  the report revealed Jesse Friedman was caught with pornographic material in his prison cell.  According to the New York Post,

“Prison disciplinary records show that Friedman was caught possessing a magazine photograph depicting two nude children, and was punished for writing allegedly fictional accounts of bestiality, incest and child rape…”

The reinvestigation determined that original sanctions against convicted child molester, whom director Andrew Jarecki continues to advocate for, were accurate and were upheld.

 

Andrew Jarecki’s Film Investigated by District Attorney

In June 2013, after a three-year reinvestigation of Jesse Friedman’s case, the Nassau County DA concluded that their findings of the reinvestigation “Only increased confidence in the integrity of Jesse Friedman’s guilty plea and adjudication as a sex offender.”

A main focus of the reinvestigation by the review team, were the actions of the film’s producers, including director Andrew Jarecki.

Much of the public debate surrounding Jarecki’s controversial film, is Jarecki’s push to turn Jesse Friedman’s alleged innocence into a controversial, self-serving, public relations campaign.  Furthermore, the reinvestigation noted that Jarecki was not forthcoming with evidence that he had access to.

Jarecki chose to share only partial evidence, “thereby rendering it of poor evidentiary quality,” according to the Review Team.

Learn more about the truth of Andrew Jarecki:

Conviction Integrity Review: Nassau County DA Reinvestigation

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Friedman’s Lawyer Accuses Andrew Jarecki Of Coercion

Professor Ross Cheit of Brown University, and Project Director of The Recovered Memory Project, brings to light the manipulative tactics used by film director Andrew Jarecki in Capturing the Friedmans.  Professor Cheit has written several posts on his website educating others on the truth about Andrew Jarecki and his controversial film Capturing the Friedmans.

“John Anderson’s story in today’s New York Times explores the ethical issues involved in the relationship between documentary filmmakers and their subjects. Great topic. Too bad that Mr. Anderson, who wrote at length about Capturing the Friedmans, did not actually research the court file in the case. He would have found this remarkable letter from Sam Israel,  Jesse Friedman’s personal lawyer at the time,

accusing Andrew Jarecki of the same kind of coercion and manipulation that Jarecki attributes to law enforcement in the underlying case.

Mr. Anderson might also have found this description of an e-mail from Andrew Jarecki, telling Jesse Friedman’s lawyer at the time: “I’m not going to give you access to materials now. Wait. Wait for the press to build up a little more.” (Hearing, October 3, 2007, p.10)”

Jesse Friedman’s recent loss in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals was based on the statute of limitations. Accordingly, there is a good argument that his appeal was doomed by how Andrew Jarecki exploited the matter. Not that Friedman would ever have won on the merits anyway. See, Critiquing “Capturing the Friedmans.”

What is The Recovered Memory Project? find out more here.

 

 

ANDREW JARECKI PROPS UP JESSE FRIEDMAN AS THE POSTER BOY FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

Andrew Jarecki, the multimillionaire director behind “Capturing the Friedmans,” continued his assault on victims of sexual abuse by throwing a party in honor of convicted child molester Jesse Friedman at his lavish New York City home last month.

In June, Friedman surfaced at a party hosted by Andrew Jarecki and his wife Nancy to celebrate the launch of the Marshall Project, a not-for-profit news organization focused on reforming the criminal justice system.

Jarecki’s celeb-filled bash – which landed him on Page Six of the New York Post – is the latest stunt by the controversial director to gain publicity for his films.

Friedman – who was found 100% guilty of sexually abusing children even after his case was reviewed by an independent panel of experts – is an ironic choice for the face of an organization that seeks to start “a national conversation” about the criminal justice system.

First, Friedman is middle-aged, white and male – which hardly speaks to the racial bias in our nation’s courts and prison.

Secondly, Friedman was not the victim of mandatory sentencing for low-level offenses, like marijuana possession. Faced with over 100 counts of sodomy, Friedman failed two lie-detector tests, confessed to his crimes and pled guilty to molesting 13 children. He was paroled after serving only 13 years of an 18-year prison sentence.

Lastly, Friedman’s conviction was not the result of bad or incompetent lawyers. A top-notch legal team including the famed civil rights lawyer Ron Kuby has long represented Friedman. On top of that, much of cost of Friedman’s numerous appeals has been bankrolled by the wealthy Jarecki.

But the hypocrisy doesn’t end there.

How does an organization dedicated to “excellent journalism about the U.S. court and prison systems” align itself with Jarecki – who has been publicly criticized for distorting crucial facts about the Friedman case?

After the release of his film, six victims of the Friedmans bravely came forward and accused Jarecki of creating “more ambiguity than actually existed about the case both to heighten the dramatic impact of the firm and to elicit sympathy for the Friedmans.”

Jesse Friedman was not wrongly convicted – and Andrew Jarecki is not an unbiased documentary filmmaker.

The founders of the Marshall Project should be wary of these wolves in sheep’s clothing.

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“They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves” – Matthew 7:15

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Victims of Andrew Jarecki’s Film Ask Academy To Reconsider

When Andrew Jarecki’s controversial film, Capturing The Friedmans, was nominated for an Oscar,  victims of the film spoke out, writing a letter Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Andrew Jarecki’s portrayed the victims in his film as if they had invented their stories to satisfy an overzealous Nassau County police force.

According to the New York Times, the letter stated:

”We did not lie. We did not exaggerate. We were never hypnotized to tell our stories.” They said the director had twisted the facts in the film to make it appear that they had.

If the film wins an Oscar, they wrote, ”it will be won at the expense of silencing the plaintive voices of abused children once again, just as our own voices were silenced 16 years ago by the threats and intimidation of our tormentors.”

One of the victims who helped write the letter to the academy, also wrote a letter to the judge who presided over the case:

”This director’s [Andrew Jarecki] cause is wrong and his purpose is self-serving at my expense as well as at the expense of other victims.” 

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Read the full letter on the Leadership Council website.  The Leadership council website is a resource of psychologists who specialize in child molestation.  The council has found fault with Andrew Jarecki’s film, and the manipulative tactics he used to create more ambiguity in his film, in hopes to make more money off his film.

Child-Abuse Experts Point Out Jarecki Intentionally Omitted Damning Evidence Against The Friedmans

In article published by the Seattle Times, Video Writer Mark Rahner states that Andrew Jarecki’s film, Capturing the Friedmans, may be a misnomer according to child-abuse experts.

According to Rahner, child-abuse experts pointed out that Andrew Jarecki intentionally omitted lots of damning evidence:

The Seattle TimesDirector Andrew Jarecki intentionally omitted lots of damning evidence against the Friedmans to maintain a “Rashomon”-like film with no clear judgments — and effectively acting as son Jesse Friedman’s advocate…” Rahner goes on to say, “To make an entertaining movie, Jarecki never answers the “How guilty” question.”

Several media outlets have published stories regarding Andrew Jarecki’s manipulative tactics in the product of his film.  This website serves as a source to educate the public on the investigations of Andrew Jarecki and reveal the truth.

It is all too typical that we see those in a position of power and money, take advantage of innocent people in order to better themselves.  In this instance, its a film director, Andrew Jarecki, who has no regard for the sexually abused victims involved in the case or their families.  Any type of abuse is  a serious matter that should not be taken lightly.  Victims of abuse should be treated with dignity and respect.

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Andrew Jarecki intentionally omitted evidence

 

Read the full story about Andrew Jarecki on The Seattle Times website.