There’s a good reason why a former Miamian whose penis was amputated after elective implant surgery lost his case last week against the anesthesiologist who cleared him for surgery.
At least, so says Spencer Aronfeld
, the Coral Gables attorney for the plaintiff, Enrique Milla
“My client couldn’t be observed first-hand by the jury,” Aronfeld says. “That made a big difference.”
Milla couldn’t show live the damages done to his manhood, which got infected after penile implant surgery in 2007, because he was stuck in Peru. That had to be done through photos, Aronfeld said.
Why was Milla stuck?
As an undocumented immigrant, he was deported after having lived and run a business in Miami for 20 years — and soon after the 2007 amputation. He couldn’t have returned to Miami without facing arrest.
Milla testified and followed the trial by video using Skype — possibly a first in Florida legal history.
A plaintiff is supposed to face the person accused of wrongdoing during a trial. Milla’s absence could have been grounds for dismissal, but Aronfeld obtained that the trial go on over web-based video.
“We couldn’t find a precedent, so we made legal history and went ahead with it,” Aronfeld said.
Still, Aronfeld’s appealing on the grounds that some evidence wasn’t allowed to be discussed.Look at Daisy now
We hadn’t seen her in a while, but Cuban-American former MTV hostess Daisy Fuentes
got a bunch of double-takes this week in Miami Beach, showing beyond a reasonable doubt that her 45-year-old body ain’t over the hill. Coming Tuesday in People: Catch Madeleine Marr’s interview with Fuentes
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
put the kibosh on Ritz Carlton personnel in the Cayman Islands giving out information about her wedding to Tampa doctor Greg Henderson
The ceremony was scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday on the hotel’s beachfront lawn.
A source at the $400-a-night hotel reported that desk and reservation clerks were told to say Bondi’s no longer registered as a guest, even if she is.
State Sen. Paula Dockery
, a Lakeland Republican, blew Bondi’s secret trip to the altar by tweeting about it after spotting Bondi on a flight to the islands.
It’s family values defender Bondi’s third attempt at the marriage thing.Porno punditry
Speaking of politics, legendary porn star Ron Jeremy
, who hung around Miami Beach last week, is becoming quite the political pundit.
When asked by Gossip Extra about his prediction for the presidential race, the pudgy professional paramour said: “[Barack] Obama’s going to win. I like Obama. Mitt Romney
wouldn’t be bad. But Rick Santorum
is a putz. He wants to clean up the Internet of all pornographic material. Go back to church, you idiot! You do your thing, we do ours. That’s how it works!”