EVENSTAD V WIDSETH
3. Mr. Widseth demanded the SCAP impose a strict Protective Order regarding Mr. Duvall's currently private medical records/Risk Assessments, and also to "Seal the Record". Complainant was stunned to see Mr. Widseth proactively approaching Tom Hauser of KSTP-TV during a recess following his urgings to the Court for attorneys to cease trying the case in the media before the public, spin his fabrications to Mr. Hauser about how all 698 Sex Offenders in MSOP (750 closer # w/DOC/MSOP) have similar/identical offense histories as his client, Mr. Duvall, which are "violent" "lengthy" and "horrendous", and tell Mr. Houser if MN doesn't release the State Servings of Duvall, Rydberg and Co. that the Federal Court "will take over this Program, declare it unconstitutional and then the State will have 698 Thomas Duvall's among the public, unsupervised". Mr. Widseth asked Mr. Houser if he could give him his business card and then he gave Mr. Hauser his personal cellular/mobile telephone number and urged Mr. Hauser to call him about the case.
4. Mr. Widesth repeated this conduct to other media representatives who were there: Approaching the media unsolicited, serving up his "ADVERSARIAL" SELF-SERVING NARRATIVE to any/all who would listen: Jana Shortal (Kare-11), Tom Lyden (KMSP/Fox9), Tom Hauser (KSTP-TV5), Pat Kessler (WCCO-TV), Chris Serres (Star-Tribune) and other media representatives unknown to myself, (Thomas Evenstad).
5. Following the Hearing, while victim and victim advocates left (victims had gone public stating candidly and courageously that Mr. Widseth dismissed their victimization at the hands of Mr. Duvall, attempted to sell them that Mr. Duvall was typical of the 700+ men in MSOP and that it was imperative for Public Safety that Mr. Duvall be released, especially since Mr. Duvall posed "very low risk" of reoffending) walked past the Press Conference area, skirting the
media, Mr. Widseth took it upon himself to go to the podium and continue to lobby for Mr. Duvall's side in the case to the public, via the media:
This egregious, unethical and violative conduct by Mr. Widseth is in severe discord with his positions advanced on the oral record on November 8, 2013, are patently and easily provably FALSE, and constitute outrageous media pandering to advance his Parties goals/wishes in the supposedly adversarial legal battleground after denigrating the opposing counsel in the case for real and/or contrived/fabricated charges before the SCAP on the record.