Copyright © 2013 JZ Knight.
JZ Knight’s Letter to the Editor published in the Nisqually Valley News Friday, May 24, 2013:
“It is amazing to me how many people think they can answer an argument or break a contract by attributing bad and now malicious motives to those who disagree with them. Of course, using this kind of reasoning you can believe anything without having to bother with inconvenient facts or logic.
Last fall, I supported political causes I believe in. In response, I have been subject to a malicious rumor campaign. Knowing the rumors were baseless, I have been quiet, allowing the rumormongers to wear themselves out with old tales about me, as ridiculous as they were worn out.
However, a rumor recently surfaced that harms the memory of a friend and the investigation into his murder, and I cannot remain silent.
Virginia Coverdale and the sycophants who follow her did not allege that I paid the husband of her source to kill Joe Sumrall — Coverdale said I did. My attorneys and I pushed this to the Thurston County detectives for answers, in particular, was I a person of interest in the cold case murder of Joe Sumrall? The answer from Lt. Greg Elwin was ‘no.’”
“It is often said, “truth is the first casualty of war.” Virginia Coverdale broke the participation agreement she signed twice, initialing each paragraph. That is at the heart of the lawsuit. A simple contract in contrast to the often voluminous non-disclosure agreements that all corporations require their employees or contractors to sign in order to protect the corporation’s products.
I will end this letter with a quote from Socrates:
‘When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.’”