Portrait of a Victim
His is the story of a successful business man, family man, and community leader who nearly lost it all...just for being a "good neighbor."
WHY DID JUDGE CARTER CONCEAL BROOME'S MEMORANDUM FROM BIONDI'S JURY?
Simone Demou owned a co-op apartment in New York City and she wanted to rent to Gregory and Shannon Broome. When she told Gregory Broome that he and Shannon would have to fill out a rental application and be interviewed by a tenants committee of two persons, Greg Broome went ballistic. He fired off a memorandum dated May 31, 1995 to Simone stating, “We do not intend to go through an interview. We have neither the time nor the patience to deal with the egomaniacs that put together these forms.” He complained that it was going to be “much more of a hassle than we believed” to get the apartment. The note concluded “I am confident that, if the Board stays out of our way, we’ll have an excellent relationship over the next two years.”
When the contents of this memo were revealed to Nick Biondi by Simone Demou, Nick Biondi described Mr. Broome as “arrogant.”
As reported on the front page of the New York Times on May 14, 1997, Judge Robert L. Carter, the presiding judge at Nick’s trial, described the word “arrogant” as “a code name for racial discrimination” and suggested that the Broome’s had made a case that they had been victims of discrimination, since “arrogant,” the judge said was itself a “a code name for racial discrimination.”
Can federal judge Robert L. Carter be reasonably condemned as a racist, anti-white, bigot because of his actions, statements and decisions in the Broome versus Biondi case?
Judge Robert L. Carter would not let the jury see the memorandum that Gregory Broome sent to Simone Demou. His reason: He felt that it would prejudice the jury against Mr. Broome.
Under no possible interpretation can Carter's decision to withhold Broome's memorandum from Biondi's jury be considered anything but a willful, deliberate, biased and prejudicial act against Biondi by Judge Carter.
The inescapable conclusion.....withholding Broome's memorandum from the jury would prejudice the jury against Mr. Biondi. Exactly the biased result that Judge Carter desired!!
THE SMOKING GUN
Because Mrs. Broome did not show up for an interview for her "dream apartment" on Monday evening of June 5, 1995, it forced the Board to schedule another meeting to interview Mrs. Broome for Tuesday evening, June 6, 1995, to interview the "missing wife." This was necessary because the Broomes wanted to move into their "dream apartment" on June 7, 1995 and the co-op rules require that all occupants of an apartment must be interviewed by the Board.
Because Mrs. Simone Demou was informed by the superintendent of the co-op on Tuesday morning of June 6 that the Board had not yet approved the Broome application to sub-let the apartment on the evening of June 5, 1995, Mrs. Demou asked the superintendent if he was a racist. Click for Full Story
THE FOUR LEGGED STOOL
By Nicholas Biondi
In the Broome vs. Biondi case, a total of $1,690,000 was
awarded to Gregory Broome and Simone Demou, his landlord,
and their attorneys, because they met the four conditions of
the four legged stool. The conditions?
PRO BONO OR PRO FRAUDO?
By Nicholas Biondi
In the Broome versus Biondi case, Joseph N. Sacca, a Skadden Arps attorney, claimed that he was representing the plaintiff, Gregory Broome, on a pro bono basis. In his current internet posting, Mr. Sacca represents that he devotes substantial time to pro bono work. Pro bono works means that the legal work is done without the usual payment that a lawyer charges. This is the claim; the following are the facts. Click for Full Story
THE CASE OF THE MISSING WIFE
By Nicholas Biondi
the front page of the New York Times on May 14, 1997 the following headline
appeared: “A Co-op must pay $640,000 for denying sublet to Black.” The award
money was paid to Gregory Broome, a Black attorney, and his White wife, Shannon
Broome, also an attorney, because their application to rent an apartment in the
Beekman Hill House Apartment Corporation had been turned down. This was the
Broome’s dream apartment. “We walked into 7A and fell in love with it,”
Mr. Broome testified.