Attorney Donald M. Rey joins Media Mayhem to discuss his wide breadth of experience defending John Delorean, and Biggie Smalls’ accused killer. He opines on the current climate of sexual abuse case hysteria and the Three Strikes Law in California, as well as the bad name that defense attorneys have.
With such intense media scrutiny of high-profile cases, Mr. Re shows how, “bad cases make bad law.”
Donald M. Re is a Los Angeles based criminal defense attorney. He has defended clients in many high profile cases including Al Cowlings during the OJ Simpson trial, LAPD officer David Mack who was implicated in the killing of rapper Notorious B.I.G. and Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano.
00:01 Show opening.
00:47 Introducing Donald M. Re.
02:30 How to handle the media in high-profile cases
03:25 The Pellicano cases and acceptable outrage over wiretapping.
07:04 Prosecuting the bottom tier of criminals, and not the rich people pulling strings.
09:54 Corruption involving the LA Coliseum–a problematic case.
13:47 Is there hysteria around sexual abuse cases?
17:53 “Bad cases make bad law.”
23:21 Working on the Delorean case, and learning about the media.
28:32 Protecting the reputation of the client against endless media scrutiny.
36:05 The Wonderland murders and representing Eddie Nash.
43:55 The Three Strikes Law in effect in California and the driving force behind it.
47:44 The image of the defense attorney in the media.
50:27 David Mack and the Notorious BIG Murder case
52:51 Thanks and Goodbye!