Seems as though the only thing Jerry Wilson didn't do was make his employees watch Two Girls, One Cup. But everything else, apparently, no matter how disgusting or creepy or totally, totally against the law, was just fine. (Allegedly.)
According to a lawsuit filed in Harris County in 2010: Jerry Wilson, president of Premier Adjusters Inc., pulled a Brett Favre and forwarded pictures of his junk to his female employees, forced them to watch pornography involving a pig banging a woman and, in a moment of Socratic inquisition, asked one woman whether she would like "a big ole gooden or a good ole biggen?"
There was the evidence. There were the witnesses. And there was one (alleged) extremely disgusting scumbag. Seemed like a cinch of a case. But there was one problem, which has caused a few plaintiffs to recently get dropped from the suit: no medical evidence. You see, explained plaintiffs' attorney David Mestemaker, the women didn't properly line up their sexual harassment accusations with the Texas Labor Law, which meant they had to file a suit that required the women enter medical records proving there was "severe emotional distress" inflicted by Wilson's alleged conduct.
The lawsuit says the women suffered "severe emotional distress" as well as "nausea, sleeplessness, night terrors, loss of sexual desire, depression, and loss of enjoyment of life."
These charges, of course, raise a rather metaphysicial question: Does watching a pig oink a woman elicit "severe emotional distress?" Emotional distress, sure. But severe? There are lots of things that make us severely emotionally distressed -- Four Weddings on TLC. Michele Bachmann. But can a doctor evidence our anguish?
So here's what's happened: Beth Parchman, who originally filed the suit against Wilson, has been dropped from the case because she didn't produce the medical documentation. She says she wasn't told to by her lawyer, Mestemaker, who she theorizes took bribes from Wilson to purposely throw the lawsuit.
Obviously, we're no doctor, but Parchman sounded pretty emotionally distressed on the telephone when describing Wilson: "He was texting me pictures of his...of his -- stuff," she said. "Implying that he was masturbating and sending me pictures all over. He's a total and complete pig. He's insane. Completely insane."
Parchman says Mestemaker told her not to worry about the medical records.
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Mestemaker, who's soldiering on with two other women who were able to furnish the medical documentation, had this to say: "I've never been paid a penny on this case, and it's cost a significant amount of my money developing this case."
But come November, he's bringing the rest of the lascivious goodies on Wilson to the public, adding, "It's going to be a fun one."
Wilson didn't return Hair Ball's request for comment.