Tuesday, December 06, 2005

David Skinner is too humble to plug his excellent piece in glossy pub Boston magazine (sadly not available online). It's on singer Madeleine Peyroux. And her ex-boyfriend William Galison. And the nasty feud over an album that could've made them famous. It's like the dark side of The Commitments, minus a horn section. (There is violence, though it stops short of an Ike Turner.) Read it.


Anonymous said...

If you really want to hear about claims of violence and William Galison, try checking out the public records in New York (federal and state court) with regards to requests for protective orders, and Florida (criminal investigations) for a criminal warrant with a matching police report indicating who is believed to have hired a convicted criminal to stalk (eventually ending with him trying to break into her bedroom one night) a woman who was a potential witness in the Peyroux/Galison trial. Public records are just that - public - and are a lot more reliable than any press releases issued by wealthy New Yorkers. The victim in Florida is named MINOR and the persons requesting protective orders in New York are FRIEDMAN, STRYKER, GREENBERG, PEYROUX, and IRWIN. The judges in New York are Louis Stanton (Federal) and Herman Cahn (NY Supreme Court) and in Florida Brian Davis (Nassau County County Judge). Decide for yourself who is being truthful based on these public records and police records.


William Galison here, the violent villian.

I encourage anyone who is interested in the veracity of the statements made in the previous comment to do exactly what the anonymous author suggests- check the public records.

You will find that there is no criminal warrant or investigation against me in Florida or anywhere else.

There is a MUTUAL and symmetrical protective order in effect in the case in New York, meaning that I am not allowed to contact the opposing lawyers except in court and they are not allowed to contact me except in court.

There are no protective orders in effect regarding anyone else in this case, including Ms. Peyroux.

It is extraordinarilly easy to defame a person in this electronic age, especially from beneath the hood of anonymity.

Regarding the original posting: read the article- there is no mention of violence, and Ms. Peyroux has testified that there was never any violence in our relationship. There is an accusation by Ms. Peyroux that I threatened to crash the car we were in, which is not true.

Unfortunatelty, the author of the article did not write about the serious issues of this case, which concern corruption and coersion at many levels of the music industry. For a more substantial and accurate account, check the article at jazzpolice.com.

William Galison