With his erstwhile friend John Paterson having pleaded guilty and now facing sentencing on two counts of stalking and one of malicious communications, Andy Devine is still flailing away, posting his bizarre screeds on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn…basically anywhere that’ll have him.
In a Facebook offering last week, Devine wrote (IN ALL CAPS WITH HAPHAZARD PUNCTUATION BECAUSE THAT SHOWS IT’S IMPORTANT AND EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT):
Gosh, it’s almost as though he was determined to name-and-blame all the witnesses who were originally set to testify against Paterson, had he heeded Devine’s demand that he plead “not guilty”. Isn’t there a name for that? Something along the lines of witness intimidation?
Of course, as it turned out, none of the charges in this particular case involved the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner or the force’s solicitor.
But Devine has never been one to let facts stand in the way of a good rant, despite his claim that “only facts tell the truth because the facts is the facts and the facts is not the fiction”. Or something.
In a similarly bombastic vein, Devine’s racist pal Sylvia Osterreicher had a few things to say about Paterson’s current situation:
Aside from their general incoherence and misuse of ALL-CAPS, I find it disturbing that Paterson’s friends assume that he is in his current situation not because he did anything wrong, but because bad people told terrible lies about him and had him locked up for no reason at all.
They completely overlook the fact that Paterson had been about to plead guilty, was talked out of it by Angela Power-Disney, but then reversed that decision and pleaded guilty the morning the trial was to have started. I wasn’t there when this happened, but I do have some insight into the sheer volume of evidence which might have driven that decision.
Here’s a fact: Between mid-November 2016 and early November 2019, John Paterson sent me a total of 855 emails.
Here’s another fact: the vast majority of the emails he sent me contained death threats.
Again with the anti-Semitism…ironic, as I’m not Jewish.
…and many, many, many more.
It’s disingenuous in the extreme for Devine to claim that Paterson is an innocent man: he was on the recipients’ list for the majority of these hateful, grotesque emails.
As for Osterreicher, she hasn’t just swallowed Devine’s lies—she’s invented a few of her own, and thrown in Divine (not Devine) vengeance for good measure. “IT WILL BE GOD HIMSELF GIVING YOU A TASTE OF YOUR OWN MEDICINE. LOL AND JOHN AND I AND EVERYONE ELSE WILL SEE THIS COME TO LIGHT…. OUR FATHER IS NOT HAPPY WITH ANY OF YOU”, she writes.
While it’s a relief that the Paterson trial was over before it began, it’s disturbing to see the amount of crazy it’s stirred up. Between them, Paterson and Devine have a great deal to answer for.