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Re: Col Corso Lawsuit

From: RGates8254@aol.com [Robert Gates]
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 20:27:18 -0500 (EST)
Fwd Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 03:05:57 -0500
Subject: Re: Col Corso Lawsuit


  This was my comments on the Col Corso Lawsuit
> Subj: Col. Corso Lawsuit
> Date: 97-11-20 15:20:24 EST
> From: legion@MIRA.NET (John Stepkowski)
> Sender: CURRENT-ENCOUNTERS@LISTSERV.AOL.COM (Discussions

> From: _LOS ANGELES TIMES_ (11-16-97)

>  "THE COURT FILES -- A Tale of Ghostwriters and
>  Alien Landings"

>  By ANN W. O'NEILL

>       THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE: When you're promoting your life story,
>  especially when that story turns into a bestseller about flying
>  saucers, it's not a good idea to let your son butt in on the press
>  junket, assault the publicist and threaten the life of the producer
>  who owns the movie rights.

>       That's allegedly what happened after Col.  Philip J. Corso's
>  ghostwritten memoir, "The Day After Roswell," was published this
>  summer, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
>  Named as defendants are Col.  Corso and his son, Philip Jr., accused by
>  producer Neil Russell of failing to promote the book after a dispute
>  over money.

>       The hardback spent three weeks in August on the _New York
>  Times_ bestseller list, rising to No. 12 before dropping off the
>  radar. A favorite of UFO buffs, it propounds that the laser, the
>  microchip and fiber-optics were developed from technology gleaned
>  from an alien spacecraft that crashed 50 years ago in the desert
>  near Roswell, N.M.

>       During a 21-year military career, Corso was a key intelligence
>  officer who served on Gen.  Douglas MacArthur's staff in Korea and
>  as a national security advisor to President Dwight D.  Eisenhower.
>  Russell says in his suit that he bought the rights to Corso's life
>  story in 1992, then decided it would be lucrative to publish a book
>  and then release a movie version.

>       The dispute began at a meeting in April or May when, the suit
>  states, Corso's son "demanded extraordinary amounts of money" pending
>  the book's release.

>       Afterward, the suit contends, Corso Jr.  interfered with
>  interviews, assaulted Russell and a Simon & Schuster publicist, and
>  threatened Russell's life--all at the colonel's behest. The colonel,
>  meanwhile, is accused of trying to negotiate a better movie deal with
>  someone else.

>       Because of the Corsos' behavior, the suit alleges, Simon &
>  Schuster and its Pocket Books division canceled negotiations for
>  future book deals.

You mean Corso et al were trying to milk the money wagon, then
because of their antics, Simon & Schuster et al is not going to
publish any more "future books" such as the one supposedy in the
works about the NAZI time machine, and a book covering from 1950
to 1962 which allegedly details Corso's "personal" contact with
an alien at or near White Sands/Ft Bliss area.

I would surmise that none of this will appear on the ACC web
site.

Cheers,
 Robert






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