Shelton told the judge he had no idea what Wendy was talking about when she said he used the worst curse words ever when speaking to her.
Shelton: Your honor, Why don’t you please ask her to repeat what I said to her? Maybe that will shed some light on whatever it is she is talking about. All I know is that we got into it for the same reason we always get into it. She has a habit of going through my phone and listening to my phone messages and deleting the messages she feels I don’t need to hear.
Shelton said that unlike most men, he doesn’t have a problem with Wendy going through his phone because he has nothing to hide.
Shelton: I stepped out on her a few years after we got married, so I understand why she got trust issues. I get that because I was the one who messed up. I am the one who has to work to make things right. But this is the second time my mom has called and left a message for me to call her, and Wendy has deleted the message because she don’t feel like I need to jump every time my mom calls. This coming from a woman whose mom lives with us. So I got to put up with her mom every day, but she gets mad if I go see my mom once a week. This last time it happened I just got fed up. My mom called while I was in the shower. She had gone to the doctor earlier in the day and they had sent her to the hospital for some tests because her blood pressure was elevated.
He said his mother called him because the hospital was going to release her, but they had given her medication and didn’t want her driving home.
Shelton: When she couldn’t reach me, she ended up waiting three hours in the hospital lobby until my sister got off work. Wendy claimed she didn’t know why my mother was calling and that her message didn’t say anything about her being at the hospital or needing a ride. But that is not the point. It is my phone and she has no business deleting my messages. I asked her nicely to stop, but she won’t stop.
Shelton admitted they had words and he admitted cursing at her.
Shelton: But I didn’t use any words that she has never used or heard before. Both her mother and her six-year-old son use rougher language than I do. And you may not believe it, but you can ask anyone who has known me for a long time: I didn’t curse at all until after I started dating her. Anyone who deals with her for any length of time is going to be cursing, too. That’s because the only time she listens to me is when I lace what I have to say with profanity.
Jackie’s Note: The cases posted in Courthouse Chronicles are real-life court cases that involve real people. For the record, I do not include any of the cases I have actually worked. If I hired a lawyer to represent me I would not want him or her writing about me so that’s why I don’t write about any of my clients. My research for these posts consists of sitting in the back of courtrooms listening to the testimony and witnessing the antics of other lawyers, their clients and people who chose to represent themselves.
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