Thursday, March 3, 2016

Montgomery Blair Sibley Says: “I Need a Horse” and Starts GoFundMe Campaign to Pursue Appeal for Permission to Release D.C. Madam Escort Service Records

Montgomery Blair Sibley, former attorney for Deborah Jeane Palfrey famously known as the D.C. Madam, has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $25,000 to pay for the filing fees, printing fees and attorney fees he expects to incur taking his case to the U.S. Supreme Court in the next 60 days.

His case began in January 2016 when Sibley, custodian of the records of the D.C. Madam’s Escort Service, realized that those records contained information relevant to the Presidential election. However, since 2007 Sibley has been under a Restraining Order not to disseminate those, and other, Escort Service records he possesses. Accordingly, Sibley made a Motion to Modify the Restraining Order to the U.S. District Court to permit him to release some – if not all – of those records. Rather than hear and decide upon the merits of Sibley’s Motion to Modify the Restraining Order, the Court simply directed the Clerk not to file Sibley’s Motion so the merits were not addressed.

Thus, the only course available to Sibley to seek judicial authorization to release those records is to appeal first to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeal and then the U.S. Supreme Court. Climbing that appellate ladder in the next 60 days on an expedited basis costs money.  Hence Sibley has started a GoFundMe campaign: www.gofundme.com/DCMadam. That campaign begins with a video of Sibley stating: “I need a horse for the same reason Paul Revere needed a horse . . . ”


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