Allen Steed v. Elissa Wall
Allen Steed filed a Counter-Claim in the Elissa Wall suit against Warren, the FLDS and the UEP. I don’t know if it was such a wonderful idea to bring this guy in as a cross-defendant and give him a forum to conduct discovery and engage in all manner of chaos and destruction (that’s my prediction anyway about what he’ll do as a party in this case).
In any event, Allen Steed is suing Elissa Wall for False Light, Public Disclosure of Private Facts, Defamation (Libel Per Se and Slander Per Se, separate counts), and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress.
Good luck Allen!
On the other hand, this will give Elissa and the UEP inroads into discovery that wouldnt have otherwise be available. When someone sues another for defamation, discovery is very very liberal bcause the defendant gets to look into aspects of the plaintiff’s reputation and social life. It’s wide open. Of course, he was brought into this by the Trust so maybe he thought he might as well make something of it — it’s just that a defamation action is stupid if you’re FLDS. We all know that Allen’s reputation was not damaged by allegations of underage marriage and nonconsensual sexual contact — if anything it enhanced his reputation in the community, and he got to do a service to the Prophet by falling on his sword at Warren’s trial …oh, and it didn’t help Warren either. Shame, Allen.