Angel the Psychic, Wrong About All Those Bodies at a Liberty County Farmhouse, Is Apparently Unaware She's Being Sued

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From time to time, we've been bringing you updates on the single greatest lawsuit ever filed in Dallas County: the Liberty County couple suing "Angel," a self-proclaimed psychic (as if there's any other kind) and a host of media outlets over reports they had a bunch of bodies buried at their rural farmhouse. As a reminder: The actual number of bodies at the farmhouse was zero, with none of the dozens of missing children or "stuff written all over the walls in blood" that Angel predicted, and that dozens of cops and news outlets flocked to the house to find.

Since the couple, Joe Bankson and Gena Charlton, filed the case last June, a number of the defendants have been dismissed. Off the hook are Liberty County; a TV station, KPRC; ABC News; The New York Times; CNN America; Reuters America; and Belo (KHOU-TV out of Houston is now apparently being sued in its place).

Still very much not off the hook: the woman investigators from the law firm have identified as Angel, real name Presley Gridley. She likes to go by "Rhonda," and apparently resides these days in Lago Vista, a small town some 35 miles northwest of Austin.

Rhonda/Angel/Gridley recently offered further proof that she should maybe consider a different career path. In a letter to the court, she claimed that she has "no knowledge of" any circumstance that might compel her to come to Dallas and be deposed by the Liberty County couple's lawyer. This despite the fact that she was served with the lawsuit at her home not long ago. There's a picture of it happening.

According to court documents, Gridley was served on February 19 at her home in Lago Vista, a spacious-looking ranch house. The process server snapped that photo of her being served you see up top.

The lawyer for the Liberty County couple, Andrew Sommerman of Dallas law firm Sommerman & Quesada, scheduled Gridley for a deposition on March 5. On February 25, though, six days after being served, Gridley wrote the letter to the court, claiming confusion. Here's a picture of that letter:

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In case you're unable to make it out, it reads:

To whom it may concern, I have no knowledge and I am not aware of any situation or circumstance that would require me to appear, or give a deposition.

Can you please explain why? Can you give me an explanation concerning the matter?

As everyone could have probably predicted (except Rhonda, we guess), she didn't show up for her deposition. The lawyer waited for an hour before giving up; he's now filed a motion to compel her to come and be deposed, as well as to respond to discovery, which she's also failed to do.

Not to take a cheap shot, Ms. Gridley, but you really, really should have seen at least some of this coming. Really.

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JustSaying
JustSaying

It doesnt take a psychic to know that a person should never answer their door unless they are expecting company. Nothing good can happen when you open the door to a stranger. Unless, of course, that stranger is a jehovah witness and you just happen to be fully nude with a beer in your hand.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

NVRS this is a 4/5 boobs (will boobs work, Im taking suggestions for the NVRS) , mainly due to the continuing coverage and the last line made me giggle inside when I read it.

MaxNoDifference
MaxNoDifference

It appears that she has had experience with process servers before.  How many people would answer their door wearing sweats, hat, and sunglasses?  That could be almost anybody.

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

Just remember, Dionne Warwick did not see the coming bankruptcy of her Psychic Friends Network ...

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Why in the holy hell is Liberty County off the hook? If I remember correctly there were law enforcement officials of two counties with their heads up their asses regarding this case.

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

"Not to take a cheap shot, Ms. Gridley, but you really, really should have seen at least some of this coming. Really."


Hehe.....

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@JustSaying are you new here?  I for one welcome your degenerate comments, I just wonder if you've been here all along? 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@JustSaying when Im expecting company, they know to just walk in or come to the backyard so if my doorbell rings I never answer unless its the Jehovah witness and then Im thrilled to answer and let them know, that no I dont want saved, Im going to hell and Im ok with that.  They usually just turn around and walk away, if not the sound of my attack dachshund does the trick

Anna_Merlan
Anna_Merlan

@Scruffygeist What seems to have happened is that the couple wrongly sued the Liberty County Sheriff's office, when they should have named Liberty County. That seems to have been enough to get a dismissal on that one. 

JustSaying
JustSaying

@scottindallas Yeah, Ive been here for a while. I think my comments are easier to spot now that I have an avatar. I was just sayin' before the new comment system robbed me of my unalienable right to an apostrophe.

Anna_Merlan
Anna_Merlan

@ScottsMerkin @JustSaying My grandfather used to tear off all his clothes the minute he saw the Jehovah's Witnesses coming up the walk. He's been dead since 1989 and they still haven't come back to our neighborhood. 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@Anna_Merlan well the milkers on my wife did, at least that what I gleaned from my kid LOL

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@Anna_Merlan When it's JWs (or Mormons), i always say, Come right in. We're Druids.

JustSaying
JustSaying

@Anna_Merlan Then I guess its a good thing that he didnt live to see what kind of shit talking happens on an anonymous internet comment section. That dudes hat would have blown off his head and smoke would have come shooting out of his ears like a cartoon.

Anna_Merlan
Anna_Merlan

@JustSaying He also had a political talk radio show for years and years. He used up a lot of airtime getting into arguments and then challenging people to physical fights. He'd always show up for the fight, but the other guy never did. 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@Anna_Merlan be happy for him, be happy for him, for without that he would not be as healthy as he is....and how the hell did I just take this to a breast feeding convo smh

ladytographer
ladytographer

This was messed up starting from a week before the "psychic" called the police about an amber alert. The police had a file with both phone numbers and contact numbers of family members. I'm glad the police in thus county are smarter than liberty. But then again (and thus is just my opinion on an opinion forum/blog page and I an in no way saying those in liberty county are in any way less smart than I am) so is a box.

Anna_Merlan
Anna_Merlan

@ScottsMerkin @Anna_Merlan @Scruffygeist Ah ha. Never mind, here's the real story: I just found a court filing from November that makes it look as though their claims against Liberty County were settled out of court. So that's the reason for the dismissal.

Sorry about that, this is a snarly one.  

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