Did the People Magazine Defense Work?

June 18, 2015

Prior to Genevieve Kelley Case, I had a perception that People Magazine owned by Time, Inc. was generally a trusted news source. That was until I started to read the stories by People Magazine Reporter Elaine Aradillas  as well as People’s coverage of Kelly Rutherford’s Case. With today’s online media, certainly journalism has changed. But at the very least I thought there would be some independent reporting and some fact checking.

I recently read that Nathalie De Clercq has filed a $4 million dollar lawsuit against People/Time, Inc. for a story printed in People magazine that featured a photograph of her and implied that she had an adulterous relationship with Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, resulting in the end of his marriage. The lawsuit has been cleared for trial and will most likely be settled out of court. People actually published a story with a photo of the wrong person.

So back to the Kelley Case. When Genevieve and Scott Kelley wanted to return to the United States after their 10 year kidnapping, they hired protective parent attorney Alan D. Rosenfeld. It sounds like People Mag reporter, Elaine Aradillas was brought in about the same time. So as part of the defense strategy, the Kelleys and Rosenfeld would use what I would call the “People Magazine Defense“. They would try the case in the media in a small town courthouse in New Hampshire. If People Magazine sided with the kidnapper as unfortunately a spoon-fed reporter like Aradillas did, the District Attorney’s Office and Judge in this small town would eventually get tired of this case and want it to be settled.

There was a huge amount of support and resources to find and arrest the Kelleys from the U.S. Marshall’s Office, John Walsh’s CNN Show the Hunt, the local Sheriff’s Office and others. These organizations took the crime of parental kidnapping seriously and certainly did what they had to do to get the case before the Court House in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, I am certain with the protective parent groups and their resources put a tremendous amount of pressure on the local district attorney and the judge to reduce the charges in this case that could have sent the Kelleys to prison for up to 10 years including felony charges.

Would the local district attorney and judge treat this case differently if the kidnapped child was the child of the Governor of New Hampshire, a District Attorney in their Office instead of a doctor from California. The child was “kidnapped” for ten years. Most likely they might have felt that the local jury pool was tainted by those small town jurors that might believe that if People Magazine supports the mother, than the defendant should not be guilty.

If you want some evidence on how bias Elaine Aradillas was in her story, you should read both of the stories below. It’s as if she printed exactly what Alan Rosenfeld told her to. She did everything to disparage the father and his reputation:

Runaway Kelley Couple Plead Guilty – The Orleans Record by Staff Writer Robert Blechl
Staff Writer

Kidnapper Mom Pleads Guilty – People Magazine by Elaine Aradillas

Unfortunately, the protective parent cause wants to recruit custodial-embattled mothers to commit this crime. And I am certain that the next protective mom could simply call up one the Free the Kelley Supporters, grab a plane ticket to Costa Rica with her child or children and be gone for the next several years. It could even be one of the Free The Kelley Supporters Child or Grandchild that was found in Costa Rica or Honduras having kidnapped their child.  And under a worst case scenario protective parent attorney Alan Rosenfeld will once again walk into Judge Peter Bornstein’s court room with the “People Magazine Defense“. 

So did the People Magazine Defense work? In the next year as Genevieve and Scott Jail sit in their jail cells with the some of the Jerry Springer-like folk, I would like to think that it didn’t. And as Scott Kelley goes to apply for a teaching job at a private school in New Hampshire and his application is denied because of his criminal record and those that don’t want a convicted child kidnapper working at their school, I would say it didn’t. When Genevieve Kelley petitions New Hampshire to practice medicine again and they deny her license because of her criminal conviction, then again the defense did not work. And when the adult-child in this case wakes up one morning and realizes what Scott and Genevieve did to her and reunifies with her biological father, then I would say that it didn’t work.

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Breaking: Will the Judge Finally Issue a Gag Order in the Genevieve and Scott Kelley Trial?

June 9, 2015

The prosecutor in the State of New Hampshire v. Genevieve Kelley has moved again to ask the court to issue a gag order in the case. There is an additional request to ask the court to issue sanctions against defense Attorney Alan D. Rosenfeld, Esp.

Over the past two decades, we have followed the case of protective parent trials including those defended by protective parent attorney Alan D. Rosenfeld. Mr. Rosenfeld, has a history of trying these cases in the media and putting the searching parent victim on trial. In virtually all of the cases we have followed, there is rarely any clear evidence against the child’s biological father. That’s because these narcissistic protective mothers somehow incorrectly arrive at the conclusion that if their child’s behavior changed the there child must have been harmed. So it  must be their former spouse’s fault, because it certainly couldn’t be hers. Furthermore, the defendant or kidnapping mother almost always flees, essentially tampering with the investigation before any thorough investigation into the abuse allegations can be completed or even started. This leaves the defense attorney Alan Rosenfeld with little if any credible evidence for the trial, so he uses the media to tell the mother’s fabricated story. In the Kelley case, he couldn’t get the judge to allow him to video tape the child in a deposition, so instead controversial People Magazine Reporter Elaine Aradillas had the now adult child read a letter for a video. He will no doubt try and get the court to admit the video as evidence. Many of us don’t believe the this child even wrote the letter.

At the most recent protective parent conference last month in New Jersey — several speakers recommended that protective parents go to the media rather than Family Court. These protective parent groups don’t necessarily believe in the Family Court and Court Evaluator process. As is once written in the Protective Parent Legal Book for protective mothers in the early ’90s, they encourage the mothers to use multiple forums to tell their story. And now with Social Media / Facebook, these protective mothers have many new forums. We noticed that there is a Free the Kelleys campaign on

At several of the past protective parent criminal trials, the judges have finally issued a gag order after weeks/months of watching Rosenfeld attempt to taint the jury pool. You would think in the Genevieve Kelley trial, that Rosenfeld, Genevieve Kelley and Scott Kelley would be doing everything to protect the 19 year old special needs child involved in this case. It has been reported that the child doesn’t like to be photographed and has a fear of social networks. It appears that one could conclude that the child is now cured or the Kelleys and Rosenfeld are still engaging in witness tampering.

We think it is finally the time that the Judge will issue a gag order in this case. Geneveive Kelley and Rosenfeld have had months to exercise their First Amendment Right. It’s now time for the pro hac vice attorney activist to engage in appropriate court room conduct and for all witness tampering to stop in this case. It’s time that that our judicial process make sure there is justice is this parental kidnapping and witness tampering trial. The enforcement of our parental kidnapping laws are important to not only Americans but to parents and children in every country.

There is a time to protest and a time to look after the rights of children and parents. I respectively have confidence that Coos County, New Hampshire will not allow a medical doctor and hometown boy think they can dictate a verdict by using People Magazine and their small group of anti-government protesters to influence prospective jurors. This is not the ’60s nor is it Ferguson, Missouri. Genevieve and Scott Kelley should not possibly think they can get a Coos County Jury to think that the Spurwink Clinic in the Northeast wasn’t good enough for their custody dispute with the child’s father and that their only legal option was to flee to a beach in Central America to have another child. If Genevieve and Scott Kelley want to tell their story, then I want to see them take the witness stand. Let the jurors hear their narcissistic testimony of how they put themselves above any Coos County Family Court Judge and Law Enforcement Officers.

It’s time to put the gag order on this Defense Attorney and let the trial begin.