Posted on | August 25, 2013 | 80 Comments
This March 17 Twitter message sent by Kaitlyn Hunt’s little sister is something that was called to my attention nearly three months ago. At the same time I received a copy of the message in which the sister, 16, boasted about her mother, Kelley Hunt Smith, being a “f–king badass.” As I wrote on May 30:
I had to think whether it was fair to post this. After all, Emily is a minor and not really competent to . . . Oh, wait.
At the heart of the “Free Kate” argument is the claim that Kaitlyn’s 14-year-old victim was competent to consent to sex with an adult, and if one buys that argument — in effect invalidating the legal age of consent — then who is to say that Kaitlyn’s sister’s public boasts about her going out to drink are off-limits? In fact, one Hunt family acquaintance claims that nothing has been off limits for these girls:
[Kelley Hunt Smith] has always allowed her daughters to do as they please. I know for a fact that the 2nd oldest dated a 20 year old when she was only 14! The mother would allow these things. The girls [were allowed] to have boys over for parties, that would turn into a sleepover, where there would be drug and alcohol use. This was a few years ago, but the kids at that time ranged from 13-15.
Hmmm. Permitting her minor daughters to have sleepovers with boys “where there would be drug and alcohol use“?
And then, in March 2013 — a month after Kaitlyn was arrested on felony charges of having sex with a 14-year-old — the younger sister is bragging on social media that she’s about to go out drinking?
Do you see where this might be relevant to the case, especially when the mother who allegedly permitted this behavior, Kelley Hunt Smith, was the original character witness for Kaitlyn Hunt, writing a 1,500-word Facebook post to praise Kaitlyn as “exemplary . . . wonderful . . . she truly is the model student and child”?
Considering the description of Kaitlyn’s behavior, and considering what has been said about Kelley Hunt Smith’s parenting, don’t these dots form a pattern? Also, remember that two-on-one beatdown?
Twin terrors of the Treasure Coast, the Hunt sisters beat up a girl at the beach — an assault on a juvenile captured on video by a Sebastian River High School classmate who said of Kaitlyn:
Kaitlyn Hunt’s character as “the model student and child” was central to Kelley Hunt Smith’s May 17 Facebook post that began the “Free Kate” movement. But who is Kelley Hunt Smith to judge anyone’s character, considering what hooligans she has raised? And remember what prosecutors said in their petition to revoke Kaitlyn’s bond?
In addition to the contact by the defendant, the state is in possession of text messages from the defendant’s mother, Kelley Hunt Smith, sent to the child victim on March 26, 2013. These messages were sent after the court issued the “no contact” order. . . . In the messages, the defendant’s mother tampered with the child victim. She solicited the child victim to obstruct the judicial process, instructing her to destroy the evidence of unlawful contact. Specifically, Kelly Hunt Smith texted the child victim, “Destroy EVERYTHING . . . My # is 512-924-4145 my email is Kelley.firstname.lastname@example.org PLEASE destroy everything and make sure NO ONE finds out you’ve spoken to Kate at all.”
Oops. When this was presented to the court last week, Judge Robert Pegg declared that the “evidence is overwhelming” Kaitlyn violated the no-contact order and sent her to jail, with a new felony charge against her for her own communications with the minor victim:
Hunt sent more than 20,000 text messages to the younger girl after the no-contact order was issued, and also sent the victim “lewd” photos and an explicit video of herself “masturbating by rubbing her vagina with her fingers while moaning.”
Yeah, that’s a felony in Florida, and her mother allegedly also “tampered with the child victim . . . to obstruct the judicial process,” so that Kelley Hunt Smith is now also in jeopardy of felony charges.
No more plea bargain for Kaitlyn, and her mother’s whining that Kaitlyn’s in real jail with real criminals. Kaitlyn’s father Steven Hunt is a disgraced ex-cop who once “pressured a victim not to file a battery charge,” and now it seems the Hunt gang wants to shut down this blog.
Maybe this makes the behavior of @MLE_Bitchess kind of relevant.
You stay classy, Hunt family . . .