Friday, March 02, 2012

Amazing Race Assistant Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges


So much for that initial spin about muggings and poisoning, Kathryn Fuller plead guilty yesterday to coke possession in Uganda, paid a fine and was released. Apparently the country believes more in fines than jail time, as long as you can afford it. The assistant to Amazing Race producer, Jeff Ric was in a wheelchair and is partially paralyzed after ingesting some bad coke. The cab driver who sold Jeff and Kathryn the bad coke has also been arrested. Kathryn is headed back to her home in South Africa. She refused to discuss what kind of relationship she had with her boss who was married with children when he died.

29 comments:

Giulia said...

Everything about this story is sad and sickening.

Henriette said...

This story never made sense to me. The Amazing Race is an American show, so why did they have a South African assistant? I wonder if there will be further investigation into it.

Lauren said...

Well this is sad. And very strange. Sounds like they did their research in regards to Uganda's policies.

Gin Royal said...

South Africa production is cheaper than american workers.

timebob said...

since the show is global they hire freelance workers from all over the world based on which leg of the race they are in.

I think this is just a simple case of a guy with his mistress/assistant doing coke having fun and dying in the most embarassing way possible. She is just going to try and distance herself from it as much as possible. Sucks being the one holding the bag.

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kympossible said...

An attorney (????) who doesn't know the difference between "plead", "pled", and "pleaded"?!? Embarrassing.

__-__=__ said...

I can't imagine the inside of a jail in Uganda. That was probably the best money she ever spent.

timebob said...

again I say, I know people get off on trying to prove Enty isn't a lawyer. But look up your facts before you start popping off on him. It just makes you look dumb.

Examples of PLEAD

He begged and pleaded, but she would not change her mind.
She couldn't afford a lawyer to plead her case.

“How do you plead?” asked the judge.

“We plead guilty, Your Honor.”
He agreed to plead to a lesser charge of manslaughter.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plead

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selenakyle said...

Not to be a dick but I, too, found that word's usage rather odd. He used the word in past tense which was incorrect:

"The past tense of plead is pled or pleaded, depending on the context.
According to several reference sources, pleaded is the past tense and past participle when referring to an emotional way of begging someone, e.g. The anguished mother pleaded via the media for her wayward daughter to return home.

It should be noted that pleaded is the only form accepted by Black's [Law Dictionary].

'Pled' is a colloquial term which has become more acceptable in recent years, but is still not the preferred choice.
It is not remotely acceptable to say the past tense of "plead" is "plead."

Soooooo I gotta go with kympossible on this one. But granted, Enty uses odd syntax fairly often and also, in his haste to entertain the us rabid CDANers, he also misspells sometimes too, so no BFD :)

I still believe Enty is a lawyer but I figure he's maybe one of those who never writes legal stuff on his own?

Love to all!

timebob said...

Sorry, just gets under my skin when people loooovvve to try and prove he isn't who he is. It's like coming to someones house and shitting in their closet instead of the bathroom.

Just bad manners. Plus Enty has said on numerous occasions he makes mistakes, it doesn't make him any less of who he is.

EleanorRigby said...

As long as the gossip is juicy and factual, I am happy. I don't care what Enty does, as long as he/she keeps bringing on the good blinds! :)

timebob said...

Agreed @EleanorRigby

joymama said...

It's none of our business if she was his mistress or not. She only owes that to his wife if she asks.

Will she sell this story? Is that messed up because the guy is dead?

jbdean_79 said...

Thanks TimBob, I agree.

He does this for "fun" supposedly, I dont think he takes the same time and consideration he would for formal writing.

Plus just because you graduate lawschool does not mean you have mastered all the nuances of the English language. If you looked at half the crap I see on a daily basis, you'd be surprised some of them even graduated middle school.

jbdean_79 said...

And on the story, so long as she keeps her mouth shut, I actually think it's pretty damn decent of her.

Momster said...

I read in an article, somewhere, that he was a location scout, and helped cut the red tape for wherever AR was headed. I haven't read it again, so not sure of the truth in that.

Jasmine said...

Uhhh, what kind of coke can cause paralysis??? That's scary as hell.

Also, this chick's face is hard to look at. She has that same sort of odd, stoic, dead, meth look that everybody from those Meth pics has.

SusanB said...

I just feel sorry for the guy's wife. Talk about adding agony to grief.

Jeri said...

I have been wondering for years why the media quit using the word "pled" and only uses "pleaded." One of those things that just bugged the crap out of me. Like was there a meeting and they all voted that "pled" was out.

I see typos in all the blogs. Celebitchy is so bad you have to figure out what they mean sometimes.

I think blogs figure the idea is peeps are there for the gossip and not the grammer.

selenakyle said...

Amen to all.

Adding this: I know a guy whose wife took him to the ER in the middle of the night after partying; he freaked out and got sicker and sicker. The doc said he hadn't been snorting coke...but rather RAT POISON.

Wow, musta been one fun night, huh?!

(and his "friend" had sold it to him).

YourNameHere said...

Eh maybe "plead" was just an auto correct typo.

As for this story, it still seems so bizarre how it all happened.

FingerBinger said...

First off I don't do drugs, but is it racist to say if I did, I would never get them in Uganda.

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elspeth said...

Jasmine, don't know if you've gotten an answer/explanation re coke and her paralysis, but here's one. A coke 'high' can include a massive spike in the user's blood pressure and result in cardiac arrest or a stroke, and probably some other things i'm not aware of. If you factor in what might have been mixed in the coke, you're rolling the dice if/when you buy from an unknown seller.

I worked w/someone who had a massive and crippling heart attack at the age of 33 one Saturday night. Nobody had to tell us what caused it. She wore an amulet w/coke in to work everyday. Drugz iz bad, Kidz. Speaking of which, i really enjoyed K free Feb.

And re Enty being a lawyer. Don't care what or how [s]he writes. I come here for the gossip. Also, i had a college professer who freely admitted he couldn't spell, punctuate or use proper grammar. He had a secretary for that. And he graduated summa cum...in astronautical engineering and magna cum... laude from Harvard Law. And practiced IT law for a white shoe Wall Street firm.

elspeth said...

So sorry about my grammar, spelling, punctuation and unnecessary ellipses to the GP.

Ida Blankenship said...

"Plus just because you graduate law school does not mean you have mastered all the nuances of the English language. If you looked at half the crap I see on a daily basis, you'd be surprised some of them even graduated middle school."

Yep.

The majority of you nitpicking legal eagles aren't nearly as ingenious as you think you are.

It seems as if some indignant attorney posts a critique of Enty's syntax every other day. Guess what? There's no need to be so protective over your profession. As long as human beings continue to be greedy, litigious fuckwads, your job security is totally intact. Enty isn't your competition. Chill out.

Barton Fink said...

@Elspeth, You're so right. Stimulant abuse can cause seizures, strokes, cardiac arrest, brain "storms," and a variety of neurological problems. They can also cause weird accidents, tumbles, and joints can be dislocated if people do weird things with sudden perceptions of newfound strength.