As spokesperson for the Dee Johnson and her daughter, Cheyenne Williams, Jordan Palmer and the Kentucky Equality Federation has consulted our attorney Jill Hall Rose (http://www.jillhallrose.com). In addition, Ms. Johnson has been in contact with the County Attorney and neither are worried about the outcome of the case.
KENTUCKY EQUALITY FEDERATION PRESIDENT JORDAN PALMER’S STATEMENT:
From my perspective as president of Kentucky Equality Federation, the alleged victim filed a criminal complaint and made statements to the media, as well as her mother, Ms. Johnson. Kentucky Equality Federation also rushed to her defense because of statements made by Kentucky State Police.
It is completely normal in these types of proceedings for the accused to have counterattacks.
Kentucky Equality Federation remains united with the plaintiff. Miss Williams stands by her statements and the hate crimes report filed with Kentucky Equality Federation.
Kentucky Equality Federation has offered to help pay legal expenses if Williams’ family wants to push for a hate-crime designation or pursue a civil lawsuit. We have also offered to help in elevating this to a federal level under the new hate crimes law U.S. President Obama signed into law.
KENTUCKY EQUALITY FEDERATION COMMITTEE STATEMENT FROM RICHARD JONES:
Richard Jones, a senior member of Kentucky Equality Federation’s Discrimination, Hate Crimes, and School Bullying Committee had a detailed conversation with Ms. Johnson and Miss Williams yesterday.
Committee members continue to work with Miss Williams and her mother. As Mr. Jones told the family yesterday, “We are committed to working with you and your family to the very best of our ability and the law.”
In a Committee email, Mr. Jones reported:
After investigating the Hate Crime report submitted by the mother of Miss Cheyenne Williams, it has been determined that everything contained in the statement [the initial hate crime report to Kentucky Equality Federation] within the report is accurate to the best of the authors and my knowledge.
Kentucky Equality Federation also received the following email:
If you don’t help Cheyenne Williams and literally protest the streets of McKee, her attackers will walk free like Audrey Marcum’s.
THE FOLLOWING FOOTAGE IS COURTESY OF WKYT-TV: