Monday Apr 12 2010
Dugard hires O.J.'s lawyer
By: Penne Usher Telegraph Correspondent
Mother seeks to keep information about her and her children from Garrido
Kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard has hired a prominent attorney and is fighting to keep information about her and her two daughters from her alleged abductors. According to documents filed in El Dorado Superior Court April 5 by Santa Monica Attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, Dugard “objects to the disclosure of any and all confidential information” concerning her and her two daughters reportedly fathered by her captor Phillip Garrido. Dugard was kidnapped at a bus stop near her home in South Lake Tahoe on June 10, 1991, and wasn’t found until her alleged captors, Phillip and Nancy Garrido, brought her and two children into a police station in Concord, according to authorities. The Garridos remain in custody in the El Dorado County Jail. Dugard’s newly retained attorney was a highly visible member of the O.J. Simpson defense team and worked closely with Johnnie Cochran on high-profile civil and criminal cases. Holley most recently represented Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton. Dugard, missing since 1991, had spent the last 18 years in a ramshackle tent compound in the backyard of the Garridos’ Antioch home. She has yet to make a public appearance since reuniting with her family. Nancy and Phillip Garrido have pleaded not guilty to 29 felony counts of kidnapping, rape, sexual assault and false imprisonment. The Garridos are scheduled to return to El Dorado County Superior Court April 15 for further proceedings.