The victim is a punk. "MY rights were violated". What a female. This is how the situation should have went down.
Victim whose car was banged up. Tell Eddie you want a new ride plus some cash to keep it hush. If need be sign something that way if you try to burn Eddie after the fact he got proof with your signature. We're talkin new car plus cash? New ride like $40-50G's plus $10G's to keep it hush.
The clerk who has access/knowledge of the video tape gets rid of the evidence. $10-$15G at the most to do that.
Was there one more eye witness? If so toss them $5,000 cash or you can just snub them because the 2 people you need to deal with are paid off.
Tally that all up and at it comes to roughly $80G's for the night of jerking off in the whip and...crashin it (Nore). People are so quick to sue sue sue when certain situations either dont call for it or could be worked out on the side. This being the perfect scenerio to do just that! Corny ass Alejandro ass whiner "Awww big basket-bul star get more rites den me!"
As far as Eddie this will forver embarrass him and add to the list of things as he went from the next potential dominating star bball player since Wilt (claimed to be even better then Sheed in HS) potential #1 pick in the draft and at one point was a lock...to this. Shame, but hella funny!
This is the greatest sports scandal ever. Contentwise, this is Cheney shooting a guy in the face X 100. If only it happened to a celebrity or politician or somebody we wouldn't expect it from (aka, anybody other than Eddie Griffin).
2) Heres a hypothetical legal question. Letssay you are in your car, at night, parked, in an empty parking lot, just watching porn and spanking. Is that agaist the law? Its sort of public lewdness, but you are in your car, minding your own business?
It is PROBABLY against the law. Most "public lewdness" statutes tend to read that if you can see an act from a public space without resorting to "unusual measures," it doesn't matter if the act itself is committed in/on private property (e.g., a car); the fact that it can easily be seen by the public makes it public lewdness. Conversely, if it CANNOT be seen by the public without "unusual measures" then it is not public lewdness.
For example, if you're in a car with tinted windows and the windows are rolled up, so that nobody can see into the car? Not public lewdness (not in view from a public space). If you had the moonroof open a bit and I climbed on the roof of the car and saw you through the moonroof - and that was the only way to see you - not public lewdness (not in view from a public space without resorting to unusual measures). But if I can walk by your car, look casually in the window and see what's going on, yeah, that's public lewdness.
Similarly, if your blinds and curtains are drawn and someone looks through a small crack in the corner of your window - not public lewdness (unusual measures). Heck, even if you have a huge bay window with no curtains or anything that opens to your back yard, assuming you have an opaque fence, it's not public lewdness (since your back yard is not public property, and in order to see through the fence, you have to resort to unusual measures). But if you have a huge bay window on the side of your house that faces the sidewalk, and you have the curtains and blinds wide open and someone walking their dog on the sidewalk sees you - public lewdness.
Hope that helps a little. Basically, "can the average person, who is standing lawfully in a public place, see what you are up to, regardless of where YOU are standing?" If the answer is, "yes" you can probably be charged with public lewdness.
I'm pretty sure cops bust people for having sex in cars under public lewdness or something.
I think that's stupid though. If it's illegal anyway, why not just have sex on a sidewalk, or a public bench? The reason people have sex in cars is privacy. Is it really just as lewd to make do in a car as it is on your neighbor's lawn?