As I was taking out the garbage last night, a car pulled up to my house and a young man got out and approached me with papers. “Mr. Francesco Portelos?” he asked. “Yes. Can I help you?” as I slowly slid my hand towards my Samsung Galaxy S3. Damn it. All I felt was an empty belt holster! My phone is inside.
“I have to serve you these papers. Could you please sign here?” he asked as he handed my a four inch stack of documents.
I took it inside and spent the net few hours reading a complaint lodged against me be several people. “What is that?” asked my beautiful wife. “Oh nothing. But we might have to sell the house and one of the kids.” I responded as I started flipping through it. It was about slander and false allegations I have posted on this blog, on media outlets and social media. The complaint went on and on how I fabricated false information about the plaintiffs. “Pictures, Videos, Time Cards, Signatures, Audio Recordings” These words kept popping out of the pages at me. “Wow” I thought. I’m in trouble.
Then I woke up. Oh….Oh good it was just a dream. I don’t have to sell one of my boys. I’m not being sued.
If you are an avid reader of this site, then you know it contains a plethora of allegations backed by a plethora of evidence. You have to stop and think for a second….”If their false, then why hasn’t he been sued?“
Exactly my point. I always have a good faith basis on my allegations. I do all the homework I can. I always try diplomacy first. Unfortunately, we are dealing with faceless people who hide behind emails and phones. So can someone out there…anyone…anybody point to a piece of false information anywhere on my site. If you can…I will take it out. I have had this site since March 2012 and filled it with content and at no point did anyone email or approach me and say…”That’s wrong Portelos. That is false Portelos.”
Example here. Excerpt from federal deposition for former UFT Chapter Leader Richard Candia by my attorney Bryan Glass when Candia kept saying I was posting false information:
Q. And he hasn’t been defamed. We
are not here to get into a discussion about
My question is actually, can
you identify something he [Portelos] said that is
false against you? Defamed is a legal
conclusion, he’ll draw that in court. The
court will conclude whether he defamed him
Again, my question is, can you
identify a single factual statement he’s
made against you that’s false?
I don’t want to know
harassment, I want to know, factually, what
he said to you that’s false, said about you
that’s false? Can you identify anything?
THE WITNESS. The issue is the constant
THE WITNESS: It’s not about
statements. It’s about constantly
being harassed. That’s what it’s
WITNESS ATTORNEY: So, no. Next
Also see this email to former District 31 Superintendent Erminia Claudio
Date: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM
Subject: All Down Hill…
Please tell me if any of this is incorrect and I will change it. http://wp.me/P31ecs-lS
Again… I ask anyone to send me an email, leave a comment, anonymous call or whatever and point out any false information. Thank you.