The suit says his reputation was damaged and he had to pay some costs associated with a $21,000 bail bond.After the arrest, Gaubert told | The Times-Picayune that she waited a year to report her allegations because she was too ashamed to call police.
This top is so comfortable its easy to wear everywhere! In the three-minute video, both acknowledge they kissed.But the passenger, who later claimed she did not know she was being filmed, tries to keep the sexual momentum going, pulling on her underwear and lifting her dress, saying "Baby," and "Please." Meanwhile, the driver, who hit record on his cell phone, asks where he should drop her off and insists he is faithful to his girlfriend.He asks her repeatedly where he should take her and says he wants to go home. The new federal lawsuit says the officers never asked Gaubert to show them Farrell's threatening email, "which did not exist." The officers also failed to contact Farrell about the allegations, view the video, or seek out the initial police report on the incident that had led to Gaubert's battery charge, the lawsuit says.The video shows Gaubert, in the front seat, leaning toward the driver, with her legs spread and dress raised. A spokesman for the Landrieu administration declined to comment on the pending litigation.And next month, she is set to stand trial on a charge that she lied about the cabbie blackmailing her just to have him arrested.
The felony charges carries up to five years in prison.
The suit names Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas and three police officer involved in August 2013 arrest.
The cabbie claims the officers did not check the initial police report he filed on April 6, 2012, the day of the videotaped incident, which would have shown Gaubert was already facing the misdemeanor battery charge for touching his genitals.
Gaubert has acknowledged in a previous interview with | The Times-Picayune that she was drunk when Farrell picked her up in his White Fleet taxi near Bourbon and Bienville streets on the morning of April 6, 2012. After Farrell drives Gaubert back to her house, she leaves and tells him, "Your girlfriend's a lucky girl." As he drives away, Farrell can be heard muttering, "You made me blow a (expletive) load, you (expletive) whore." After the car ride, Farrell called New Orleans police and filed a report, causing them to cite Gaubert for simple battery.
In her version, she and Farrell were consensually fooling around near her home in Lakeview before he started filming. It happens." "No, I'm a faithful man and uh," he says, before telling her he needed to drop her off. After considering the video and other evidence, Municipal Court Judge Paul Sens found her guilty at trial on April 2. A year after the incident, on April 5, 2013, Gaubert called police and reported to Officer Alfred Moran that she and Farrell were making out while she was drunk in his cab a year earlier.
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