Friday, April 5, 2013

Is Alyce LaViolette Cashing In On Murder Trial?

As the defense finishes questioning their star witness, domestic abuse expert Alyce LaViolette, many are disillusioned by her choice to take the stand to portray murder defendant Jodi Arias as a battered and abused woman.  Maybe I'm the one who's crazy, but wasn't Travis Alexander the one who had the life stabbed, slashed and shot out of him at the hands of Jodi Arias? Who battered whom here?  Are Travis Alexander's not-so-kind text messages to Jodi Arias PROOF that he was a womanizing batterer and bully who held all the power in the relationship between Arias and Alexander?

Alyce LaViolette seems to think so. Does she have any idea the feelings of outrage she is bringing out in the hearts and minds of the real victims of domestic abuse all over the country? Before LaViolette began testifying, I kept asking myself "why would a woman who is so well respected in her field choose THIS case, defend THIS woman?"  Could it be the money? I suppose $250-$300 an hour could be very tempting. If LaViolette spent 45 hours interviewing Arias at $250 an hour, that alone brought her a fat paycheck of $11,250.00.  She makes $300 an hour for court testimony, and she has spent 6 days on the stand already - let's call it 30 hours, since she was sick on Wednesday, there's another $9,000.00 - and she's still testifying.

Who knows how many hours she spent on "research", and I believe she testified that she is paid $250 an hour for that. Let's be conservative and say she spent another 100 hours "researching" this case, listening to interrogation tapes, 48 Hours and other media interviews and reading the 600+ Arias journal entries. Add on another $25,000.00. That's $45,250.00 so far. What's harder to put a price on is the national exposure LaViolette has received for her role in this trial.  That's free advertising for her private practice, that's free publicity for her book "It Could Happen To Anyone: Why Battered Women Stay" - which by the way, the 3rd edition reprint is coming out on April 23, 2013. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not.

Alyce LaViolette is also scheduled to speak at a handful of upcoming events in April, where with other guest speakers the registration fees range from $80-$495! She is scheduled to speak on April 26, April 27, and 5/4 in Manhattan California and San Diego California. The topic of one such conference is "Is It Anger Or Abuse: Assessing For Intimate Partner Violence". Do you think she will use the Jodi Arias trial as a case study in any of her future speaking engagements?http://www.alycelaviolette.com/Speaking-Schedule.htm

Whatever her motives were for choosing to get on the witness stand and defend a woman who borrowed 2 gas cans and bought another, staged a robbery at her grandparents home and stole a handgun, rented an inconspicuous white car and flipped the license plate, told everyone she was going to Utah and told nobody she was going to Mesa - why she chose to give any credibility to THIS woman's tales, I'll never know and never understand.  This wasn't the "fight for her life" that Arias sold to her defense attorney Jennifer Willmott. This was a carefully planned out and calculated murder. She lured Travis Alexander into a false sense of security by engaging in sex with him, talked him into posing for pictures in the shower- carefully posing him to get him in a vulnerable position before HER ATTACK began. Travis Alexander likely never saw it coming. And when she was finished, Arias had the presence of mind to try and clean up the scene and remove all traces of her visit from the home. THANK GOD FOR THE MEMORY CARD! Arias had the forethought to leave voicemails and send text messages to Travis. She knew she had to remove the battery from her cellphone while she was in the state of Arizona. This was planned, down to the smallest detail. She carried on as if nothing ever happened. It's so clear to me.

Had he seen this coming, he surely would've been better able to fight her off and inflict injury on Arias in the struggle. Evidence in that bathroom and at the crime scene shows the only struggle that was going on was Travis struggling to get out of the shower and away from his attacker. She followed him, she continued to attack and attack until he was no longer able to even protect himself. He had deep stab wounds on his hands, defensive wounds - he had a cluster of stab wounds on HIS BACK, again - not indicative of Arias's self defense claims. He was shot in the head, just for good measure. Make no mistake, Arias was in a blind rage and all of her anger was released onto Travis Alexander in that bathroom on June 4, 2008. All of her anger, jealousy and personal frustrations spilled out and Travis Alexander was executed.

So how could LaViolette attempt to justify this kind of brutal killing? This wasn't a woman who endured beatings on a regular basis, she was a woman who didn't get what she wanted or thought she deserved. Travis Alexander was happy, he was getting ready to leave on a trip he was very much looking forward to with a woman he was very interested in. Arias believed Travis wanted to spend the rest of his LIFE with Mimi Hall! She told Detective Flores as much during one of their interrogation videos. So as Arias sat in the small bedroom she now called "home" in Yreka, the thoughts of Travis and Mimi most likely were haunting her. Knowing how charming Travis Alexander could be, I'm sure Arias worked herself into a frenzy imagining the two of them in romantic Cancun Mexico, a location listed in the "1000 Places To See Before You Die" book we've heard so much about. That was supposed to be HER trip.

Relying on Arias's journal entries and the text messages between the pair, along with her 45 hours spent with Arias at Sherriff Joe's place provided LaViolette with a limited view of what really went on in this dysfunctional relationship. Yet she was able to form a fairly solid opinion on Travis: he was controlling, he had all the power, he was jealous and said cruel things to her, he was a womanizer. As for Arias, she came out smelling like roses. Something is definitely rotten in Denmark. Did LaViolette interview Jodi Arias's parents? They may have given her a better insight on her "family of origin" theories. Instead, she formed an opinion on Travis Alexander's family of origin - using his own words about his difficult childhood against him as a precursor for having difficulties forming relationships as an adult. Shame on you, attacking the character of a dead man. The very least you she could have done is say "while I never had the opportunity to talk to Travis Alexander......" She seemingly ignored all of the positive things that Travis Alexander did DESPITE his "family of origin" issues. Again, shame on you!

I personally don't know what Alyce LaViolette's reasons were for taking on this case, we like to think there are still some people out there who are beyond reproach and that cannot be tempted with money or fame. But I just cannot understand her decision to stand up for a woman who brutally and viciously attacked a defenseless man. Regardless of what she thinks of the way Travis treated Jodi, does she truly feel Arias was justified as a battered woman? Come on Alyce. You made a big mistake.

237 comments:

  1. Info from good source: chrisstark@stark3923
    that defense tried to get 11 D/V experts in AZ.
    to testify in Arais murder trial and all declined,
    had to get someone out of state, Alyce Laviolette.

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    1. Anonymous (4/5/13 at 7:12PM),
      Very telling statistic that ELEVEN experts turned this case down. Thanks for the info!

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    2. I bet none of the DV experts that refused would go along with the defense tactics. Like I will lead you to what we want you to testify to. You won't have to do anything except follow my lead. You can use the notes I leave for you on the witness stand. One more thing Expert. Use the words numerous emails and text messages when we ask you to testify how you came to this conclusion.

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    3. I TOTALLY AGREE!!!! SHE SOUNDS LIKE A MAN HATER!!

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    4. I am sick and tired of people telling me how "battered and abused women" are supposed to act! As one, I do agree with Alyce on this matter and when I read these despicable comments that most of you leave, you truly anger me with your ignorance. That being said, I don't expect any of you to truly understand, because, for those of you that can't relate to me, you'll never get it. For those of you, that have been abused an explanation isn't necessary. Most of us that have experienced abuse do "get" that our behavior isn't necessarily the same as one another. Don't make the mistake of us all in the same "box" that you seem so comfortable with to reference. As for Jodi, I think she was abused and I do believe that Travis was the perpetrator. It's easy to make her out to be a monster, but sometimes the bigger monster dies in the battle.

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    5. i am a domestic violence survivor!she should never be allowed to work again!totally for the money!how dare her

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    6. I was also married to an abuser,but there is a big difference in the way JA reacted and what most women or men (there are men abused too) would do, especially when she did not have to live or even be close to him. She is a calculating, cold scorned,obsessed sociopath and no, we should not put all of us in the same box with her either.
      It is because of women like her that the real victims of real abuse are not believe sometimes. And I don't want to offend you but if you have thoughts of killing your abusive partner, especially if you are living hundred of miles away like JA did, you should seek help, because a real victim of abuse is not looking for revenge, mostly we want to be away from the abuse or abuser.

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    7. I totally agree that Laviolett is a super stupid woman. She seems to have no problem answering yes or no to the defense yet cannot do the same with the prosecutor. LIAR and manipulater is Lavioletts song. She should be reported for malpractice. She is a joke. Be sure to sign the petition against Laviolett on the web.

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    8. Laviolette is infatuated with Arias and will do whatever it takes to win her devotion. She's a sick freak with no morals or conscience.

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    9. I am a survivor, enduring a childhood that know child should have to endure. From having the receiver of the phone cracked on my elbow & daily lashing with jagged wire hangers. That was a taste of physical not to mention the emotional abuse,being told how ugly & worthless i am not to mention having a card thrown at me that said how much I loved them & being asked why I always give cards that say the same crap.I only understood a lil better after mom's passing & finding out she suffered a much worse childhood then myself &now understanding she loved me the best she new how. Of course I'd marry a man who also degraded me. Calling me by names I couldn't post. Took all my pay every week & the smack's to the back & side of my head so know bruises were seen. All that said to give you a little background. When I was young it was a time when you didn't hang you dirty laundry out. What happen behind close doors stayed there. It wasn't until many years ago when victims were ashamed to tell anyone. It's because of the awareness that has been open up to the public & the compassion that is shown that makes someone like myself not ashamed to get help. It hurts me that a person like Ms. La Violette would choose to ignore the obvious in the Arias trial. Ms. La Violette was one of the people who influenced who I became. I wish she would not of based her opinion on the word of the only one standing. If anyone took the word of my abuser you'd think I was the anti christ ! The abuser is all about blame they are the victim. If you ask them. And for Alyce to sit up there & make it ok that this young man was slaughtered sends a message that I for one want know part of.

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    10. i so agree with this article. she didnt have the nerve to even interview travis' friends/family to get insight into his life but took the word of a noted "liar". what a shame that she sold her soul to the devil. lets hope the devil doesnt win in this case and that justice prevails and that jodi arias rots in prison. that would hurt her more than the death penalty.

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    11. This is not about abuse - this is a stalking case. I had a guy stalking my daugther. When she wanted to leave him, he threatened to kill her and me. He showed up at my door. He called and called. He violated restraining orders. I had the police pick him up. I had to go to court. I had to sell my house, move my daugther out of town for the summer. I called and called the police,,,,but this Jodi Arias in a pair of pants would not respect my wishes, my daugther's wishes, the police, his mother, the school.....and eventually you get to the point where you beat the crap out of them to leave you alone ...hence the broken finger, or the choking probably. I felt eventually this obsessive stalking would end up in homocide - me or my daugther as no one was going to get her --- or suicide because he couldn't face the fact he did not WIN......and that is what this case is really all about....not domestic violence... so goodbye Alyce be USELESS!

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    12. I think is will try to use this case to profit and further her career. She is a joke. I am glad to see 11 AZ experts were very smart. The jury sees her looking at Jodi during her time on the stand being coached by the def team.

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    13. I have listened every minute of her testimony trying to find some relevance and all I find is someone is so biased towards a cold blooded killer it akes me sick. I work with abused women and men and Jody is anything but - she controlled Travis with sexual seduction nd she knew his weakness and his shame which sexual addiction and she used his weaknesses. It was two people using each other but it in no way was abuse - it was two people getting what they asked for and it was very much S & M and a S & M the "bottom" has the control! Shame on her!!!! She is a disgrace to her profession - she is a victims advocate -so she already decided Jody was a victim before she even met her!!!

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    14. I think Alice Laviolette is doing an excellent job! If the reporters and prosecuting atorney would pay attention to what shes saying maybe they could stop asking the same stupid questions.How many times does she have to repeat herself? She has stayed stead fast to what she believes and the work that she has done ,not to mention all the years and years of experiece with domestic violence training shes had.Maybe we could all benefit if we could actually stop and listen to what she is really saying!

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    15. I was a victim of domestic abuse a long time before there was a title for it. I was abused from January, 1976 - July 1988 (yes, I remember the exact dates). When I started listening to this woman my blood pressure and heart rate went out the roof. One of my first thoughts was: Does this woman know what it feels like to have a black eye? A broken nose? A busted lip requiring stitches? A concussion from having her head beaten against a concrete floor? I truly doubt it. I DO!!! I have medical records, police reports and pictures. How dare her to sit there and talk the talk and never have walked the walk. I was a victim, that is true; today 25 years later, I AM A SURVIVOR. Jodie knew then and knows now what she did.This young man has been cheated out of his life. Why? We will never know the true story because the only person who knows it is dead! My heart breaks for his family and they are in my prayers. I have no idea how this is going to end; I can only hope "the twelve village idiots" are still in Florida. Travis deserves justice!

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    16. Anonymous (4/12/13 at 2:24PM),
      Thank you for sharing your harrowing story with us. It sounds like you've been to hell and back, and I'm so glad you made it out OK. You truly are a survivor. Sounds like you did everything you were supposed to do, with medical records, police reports and pictures. And that was an era where law enforcement didn't take DV victims or reports seriously - God bless you! Thank you for sharing your story.

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    17. Dr. Drury (4/11/13),
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this forum. The defense "expert" made so many huge leaps about Travis Alexander and it really wrecked any credibility she had. She assumed Travis was a sex crazed man who used not only Jodi Arias but other women LaViolette described as vulnerable, without ever speaking to a single one of those women. I agree that Arias was more likely the one who used her sexuality to get what she wanted from Travis Alexander. He sounds like a normal 30 year old man, who had an interest in sex. Perhaps even more so because of his religious upbringing, so when Arias came around and was willing to take him for a walk on the wild side, he was ready but also seemed conflicted. It went both ways. The expert put all of the blame on the murder victim, not a wise move on the defense's part because she appeared so biased that the jury may very well write much of her testimony off! Thanks for your comments!

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  2. I agree with you entirely. I really believe that it is just greed. She is getting paid very generously for her one sided opinion. Surely, she has seen the disturbing murder photos. She has no business testifying this way in a heinous murder case. She is insulting the true victims of domestic abuse. Travis is the murder victim and a stalking victim as well. Alice Laviolette should be ashamed of herself! !

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    1. Anonymous (4/5/13 at 10:01PM),
      Amen. Alyce LaViolette should be ashamed of herself. There's no way this rises to the definition of "battered women's syndrome". If it does, I'm willing to bet most of us have been battered in the same way. Thanks for writing!

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    2. I don't believe it is just for the money. I think she is on a crusade. One where she will always take the woman's side, no matter what. She has proven her self to be prejudiced and biased.She has no value as an objective assessor.

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    3. my best friend was murdered by her stalker and he acted just like Jodi and did the same things as Jodi. He always tried to make it look like my friends fault just like Jodi says about Travis. This lady is no expert and should not be talking or giving presentations on abuse at all

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    4. As a victim of dv, this women makes me physically sick. Everything should be removed from her professionally. Has anyone noticed as a side comment that she refers to Arias as"Jodi" any male that she disdains as "Mister" .....?
      P.S. I have never blogged or tweeted or facebooked to anyone or anything. This is how furious I am.

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    5. Fire Lavioette, toatlly Bias and she went in just for the money, not on the true facts of the case and what had happen entirly here. She was all for jodie and she should be just as guilty as jodie with that uncredible testimony. The jury isn't buying her bull s*it!

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    6. Anonymous (4/12/13 at 2:11PM),
      Thank you for your comments. I welcome people with all viewpoints, even those who feel Alyce LaViolette did a good job with this case. It's OK to disagree and speak up with your own opinion and I thank you for doing it in a respectful manner. I don't happen to share your viewpoint on Alyce's reporting because I think she failed to seek out vital information about/on Travis from those who knew him well and were available to speak to her. Seems unbalanced to me. But thank you for sharing your views!

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    7. Wendy Dial,
      I'm so sorry about your best friend being killed by her stalker. Alyce LaViolette likes to talk about "patterns" in this trial, too bad she sees Arias through those rose colored glasses and doesn't hear stories such as the one's told by you and others on this blog. There are many DV survivors who are outraged by her commentary. Thanks so much for sharing your personal tragedy with us.

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  3. Wow! With all you who have it all figured out and know everyones motives I guess we could just dig a hole in the ground, toss Jodi in it and let you toss some stones at her for awhile, until she's dead. Sounds like that would make you happy. Too bad you were not living in the 1700's. You could drown a witch every day!

    You guys, with your brilliance could save Arizona a load of tax payer dollars as you have it all figured out!!!

    When you go to work, do you not expect to get paid? If you do, that really is just greed! You could generously volunteer your time. Please start donating your paycheck to a shelter so TRUE VICTIMS, not the fake ones, can get help. Stone the fakers!!

    Are you an authority on domestic abuse? What is your expertise that you can claim Alyce has no business testifying?

    You should be ashamed of yourself.

    The only ones cashing in and laughing all the way to the bank are the likes of Nancy Grace and her pack of frothing at the mouth wolves. They are fueling your anger. It's sad you blindly follow behind them and find credibility in their spin.

    For all the babes saint travis was hitting on I would look to a mad husband or brother as the unknown tire slasher. But Travis blaming Jodi was great PR to keep his faux appearance up in front of his friends.

    Have you ever slashed as tire? Try it sometime. It's hard work!

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    1. Hey Eileen....sticking a knife into someone 29 time, and slicing a throat is also hard work....Also, we don't need Nancy Grace, or any other pundits to tell people what to think jODI was on the stand for 18 days and that's where most people formed their opinion.....I Guess there will always be people who support the skanks in society..

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    2. Anonymous (4/5/13 at 10:54PM),
      Thank you for your comments. We welcome all viewpoints in this forum. This is no "witch hunt" as you describe. These are evidence based opinions. I believe that people who are forced to "defend" themselves do not continue to assault a person in the manner that Ms. Arias did. She surely could have gotten to safety without killing this man. I have no horse in this race. My opinions are based on the facts, evidence and all of the lies told by this defendant. I don't take my ques from Nancy Grace or anybody else. Your opinion is just as valid to you as mine is to me, so no need for you to slam those who happen to disagree with your thoughts or feelings about this case. I don't believe anybody here has ever called Travis a "saint", but he did not deserve to be murdered in such a savage manner over an alleged linebacker lunge.

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    3. Ellen
      When you are done sticking your head back in the sand ,come up for air. look at the evidence and you will see why everyone has convicted Jodi of a crime she actually admitted to.....finally after 3 cracks at it.
      Common sense, not Nancy Grace tells us she is guilty.

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    4. ellen just go away

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    5. Eileen, do you know half of what she tried to do? It is bad enough that she brutally murdered Travis. But, to tamper with evidences ( magazines) lie and forge letters testifying that Travis wrote them. They where proven they where forged. Sending flowers to his Grandma, going to the memorial of the person you

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    6. Is anyone else concerned that Eileen knows how hard it is to slash a tire? Sounds like she might have a LOT in common with Jodi Arias. Birds of a feather do flock together, and that may be in part why she defends Jodi so strongly. Best to avoid both of these gals, I think. I know I will avoid reading all her posts from now on.

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    7. Eileen,

      Aren't you the Alyce's sister? I know you..I researched your post and found it hilarious then checked you out. You are her SISTER. Go crawl under a rock and be with your greety little sister. You asshole!

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    8. lol....i have and its very, very easy a good steak knife does wonders.....why did JA ave knife hidden in her books for....dame fool you r....

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    9. Eileen, I believe if you look at all the evidence, it shows absolutely, without any doubt, that this was a premeditated murder. Travis was guilty of getting sucked into the free sex, so what? After he saw what Jodi was capable of and her obsessions, he wanted to back off, so what? I see Jodi as calculating, and truly back door insane, but that isn't the issue at hand...the jury needs to decide was this premeditated....Yes, yes, Eileen, it was.

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    10. Didn't Alyce have her license suspended in California?! And it said it was for sexual misconduct.... go figure.

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    11. I was a battered woman for 4 years and seeked PROFESSIONAL help from a REPUTABLE therapist, a former abused woman who got her Masters then PH.d in this field and started her own practice. She KNEW what she was talking about and witnessed for many battered woman in court and helped them win the case. Ms. LaViollete is 30 years behind the times. She knows nothing about what is going up in her field in 2013, that is why her book is being re-released yet not updated. Anything for money. I called my former therapist and she told me the same and that Ms. LaViollete has been shunned by most reputable therapists, and that she will eventually be forced to close her practice soon for defending Ms. Arias. I pray for that day, and Yes "Eileen". I do work for pay, and I do NOT make $600.00 an hour and unlike your sister I have a PH.d so I suggest you shut your trap.

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    12. Tell your sister when she is on the stand answering questions by the prosecutor, act like a professional and stop with the theatrics. It is making her look uneducated and foolish.

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    13. Eileen. Have you been watching the trial? Have you seen the crime scene photos? Have you seen any evidence to prove TRAVIS was an abuser, other than the lies coming out of Arias's mouth? Do you know Arias and TRAVIS were not in a committed relationship? Arias chose to talk to TRAVIS on the phone. She chose to drive thousands of miles to give TRAVIS a booty call. These facts are undisputed by Arias. Even Arias's parents were not shocked their daughter played a part in this young man's murder. She accused her parents of spanking her with a wooden spoon. She accused another boyfriend (who is also dead) of abuse. TRAVIS has no voice, he is dead. He is the victim. The victim should not be on trial.

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    14. Screw you we know your alice aliealots sister..

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    15. Thanks, Alyce, for your response.

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    16. What everybody is saying, is that Alice should have not testified BECAUSE IN THIS CASE THERE ARE NOT GROUNDS FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE, do you understand that? It would have "help" JA to have an expert on sociopathic behavior.

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    17. YES! lets dig a hole and bury that scum bag Jodi in it. and after we throw that piece of evil in, let Travis's family spit on her grave. She made Travis suffer a painful brutal death. throwing her in a hole does not compare.

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    18. Your a moron. Travis was a normal 30 year old man. So what if he flirted with other women. Jodi was a tramp, and if he used her for sex, so what. As if that doesn't happen every day. Who said you have to be a saint not to be murdered. She deserves the death penalty. And alyce laviolette and so called dr. Samuels are a joke. Alyce is a man-hater and Samuels clearly fell for her. You must be like those losers who fall in love with prisoners because they can't take real relationships,

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  4. Well Eileen we do have it figured out. Jodi is a selfish, caniving, manipulative, murderer who was not a battered woman. Travis is the one who was abused

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    1. Anonymous (4/5/13 at 11:37PM),
      If not for that memory card, I doubt Arias ever would have admitted to anything and the Mesa police department would be looking for the two masked intruders. People who truly kill in self defense have no need to cover up their presence in the home/state, no need to dispose of the weapons and they call police because they are traumatized! Arias did not call the police. It's the totality of everything she did and the actual evidence that brings us to the conclusions we have come to. This is no witch hunt as Eileen seems to insinuate, but everybody is entitled to their own opinions. Thanks for commenting!

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    2. That was Alyce's sister Eillen. Just thougth I would fill you in why Eileen posted that. Too Funny! i couldn't understand why she was agreeing with laviolette ...so i researched her.Eileen is her sister...lmao

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    3. Now we know what it looks like when a "professional" sells her soul. How many other lives has she ruined?

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  5. Alyce had a scheduled conference appearance in
    Los Angeles on 4/6/2013, but it has been cancelled. Organizers and attendees were outraged with her testimony. Info from:
    josemcyntire@josemcyntire, has a copy of
    Alyce calendar.

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    1. Anonymous (4/6/13 at 7:44AM),
      I heard that as well, but wasn't sure if it was because she was still involved in the trial or for some other reason. Given that there's no court on Fridays and it's a fairly short flight from Phoenix to LA, sounds like it may be true. Not surprising that there would be some backlash from her testimony. Thanks for the info!

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  6. LaV should just go back to California and RETIRED. She's a disgrace to her profession. She's gotten awfully smitten with Arias!

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  7. Jennifer Willmot, aka "The Flying Nun," needs her face slapped for all the inappropriate levity and giggling she displays with Arias at the defense table. Her pathetic direct examination of the domestic violence “expert” MISS Alyce LaViolette is testament to how ridiculous the defense claim of battered woman syndrome is in this case. Miss LaViolette finds male abuse EVERYWHERE and neatly maps Travis’ behavior to her “Abuse Continuum” table - a guideline not recognized by any legitimate governing body of psychotherapy. This “spreadsheet of abuse” is her creation that she changes to fit whatever the facts are in any given case she manages in her “professional practice.” Willmot bored the jury to tears as she slowly droned on for days dissecting every line of this psychobabble document. LaViolette is a classic man hating lesbian who has taken advantage of the Arizona tax payer to the tune of $2,000 a day plus expenses. That will keep her in oversized polyester pants suits and Harry Potter glasses for years to come.

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  8. Laviolette seemed to bask in the spotlight as Willmott alowed her to babble for days about her groups and other things nobodys give a rats *ss about. they sure didn't spend much time on the slaughtering of Travis Alexander. Laviolette will have to pull up her briefs hold her pee and brace herself for what comes next.

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  9. i think that real battered women will not got to alyce seminars because now we now she can make any situation into a batter women syndrome. She is a true man hater. I wonder what her lesbian girlfriend looks like yuk

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    1. So true, yeah shall reap what you sew!

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  10. This is Alyce Speaking schedule for Apr/May
    4/26/13 Manhattan Beach, CA.
    4/27/13 Manhattan Beach CA.
    5/4/13 San Diego, CA.


    Oct.
    10/10/13 Long Beach, CA.

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    1. Tammy Sakowski & EnhancedNH,
      Welcome to our Jodi Arias murder trial blog and thank you for your kind words!

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  12. A real abused person would not travel 5 hrs to
    be abused some more, a battered person would
    stay far away as they could from the abuser it's a
    known fact. It doesn't make any sense. Jodi was
    a stalker.. plain & simple.
    good website about stalkers.
    stalkingriskprofile.com
    click on: what is stalking

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    1. I was a battertered wife for 3 long years, longest years of my life and the 18 days I watched that pig on the stand lie and snicker made my skin crawl. Alyce LaViolette has made me sick with her testimony. Jodi was absolutely NOT a battered woman in any way shape or form. She got some mean texts so what? I have to live with cigarette burns on my face neck and chest, razor blade scars on my back, and scars that will never ever let me forget the life of a battered woman. Take that to the bank Alyce.

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    2. So Sorry...glad you are out and safe!!

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  13. When she first approached the stand, I asked myself, how could this woman testify on behalf of the defense? Then I heard on all the blogs and comment sections how good this woman was, and how experienced, etc. So I said, well, lets give her a chance. Perhaps she'll surprise the Defense and tell the truth. Shortly after she began to speak, I quickly realized she had NO intention for that. Instead what I heard was how wonderful she was, how educated she was, how much of an expert, a pioneer for abused women and influenced courts to recognize it as a defense. I was getting bad feelings. Then she began with the specifics. She went on and on and on. So, the benefit of doubt didn't happen. Then when Juan began his cross-examination, she completely changed her demeanor. She became aggressive, pompus, talked down to him, wouldn't answer his questions, she wanted to talk about what SHE wanted to talk about. To her surprise, Juan was NOT going to be bullied by this woman. He was not going to give his control of the court to her. I can't wait until Monday. Something else became clear to me while listening to her glowing self description, was the fact that she didn't like men very much. I think her image of men has been severely tainted over the years. She's been in a bubble where she's mainly met and dealt with bad men. I thought there were three reasons she was testifying 1. self-promotion, 2 she hated men and wanted a little vengeance, 3. she wanted the money. I can't wait to see Juan tear her apart. I wonder how she's liking Juan as a man. I'd bet she characterizes him as an abuser!!!

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    1. So true with your words!

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    2. When she asked Mr. Martinez if he was angry at her, I thought I would die...she got that right...Mr. Martinez sees the "so called experts" profited for $ all the time...they are Testimony Whores....I am grossly disappointed in her both as a woman and as a fellow professional....

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    3. Very well said! I agree with all of it and I can't wait to see Juan get a hold of her today. Yes, she already accused him of abusing her on the stand.

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  14. Eileen--Slashing tires is hard? Check out this youtube video--it takes a wimpy dj seconds to slash a tire. Check it out @2:15 mark in video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDS4pj_OYeo

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  15. is there any way that we can make her life miserable and try to have all her seminars cancelled. That would really get our point across. I just signed a petition to stop her from giving seminars. go to change. org and please help so she cannot misguide women into thinking they are abused and they are not. She is going to cause more violence in this world

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    1. I have signed this petition. Also hoping The Travis Alexander law passes. Make sure to sign that one as well. Justice for Travis <3

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      I just signed the petition as well. There are 8,409 signatures and they need 10,000. Let's hope people will get to this link:
      http://www.change.org/users/44631630

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    3. I just signed it myself. Please face book and invite friends to sign

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  16. http://images.bimedia.net/documents/Arias1.pdf

    http://images.bimedia.net/documents/Arias2.pdf

    More of JA's journal from right before and after the murder

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  17. I was embarrassed for Ms. LaViolette during her testimony during cross yesterday. As a seasoned professional who has testified before her snarky responses to the prosecutor left me with a negative impression and hurt her credibility. It looked totally ridiculous for her to be constantly looking over at the defense attorneys. Her responses to the prosecutor appeared defensive and desperate. It was disappointing to see her show such little respect to the prosecutor and ultimately to the court. Immediately out of the gate she attempted to parse each question rather than fulfill her responsibility by just simply answering the questions that are posed to her. Her dramatics and grins were completely out of place while testifying in a murder trial. Believe me, the jury was *not* amused.

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      I agree, Alyce did her best to make the prosecutor himself look like a bully. Her glances to the Arias defense table were blantant and they all seemed to revel in how angry Martinez was by the time he finally got to ask her some questions! I do hope he calms down a bit and focuses on the facts and doesn't allow himself to get off track. But from everything I've read, this is classic Juan Martinez! After "Dr. Samuels" poor performance on the stand, I'm sure ALV was warned.

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    2. Nancy B. You are so correct about AV responses. As a professional I could not believe the disrespect she was showing in court. She was there to give her professional opinion and that was it, not fight for JA that is the defense's job. If watching the trial from the beginning you can see that the Prosecutor's frustration with the witnesses only happens when they can not answer the questions that are put forth to them. It makes everyone and I am including the jury believe that they are hiding something and not telling the truth. My opinion only.

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    3. Swanna & NancyB,
      ALV should have been held in contempt of court, in my opinion - for the way she has continued to address the prosecutor and refused to answer yes or no questions, and where does she get off speaking directly to the Judge the way she does? This is outrageous! Highly unprofessional, and I suspect ALV's career is going to take a big hit after this trial. Not because we don't like Jodi Arias, but because of the one-sided assessment she made in this case. She didn't talk to anybody who could have verified that Travis was in fear of Arias, she didn't seek out the opinion of friends who say Arias has been a manipulative liar for many years, and she discounted Arias's own father's discussion w/Flores about Jodi being untruthful. What kind of impartial expert does that? Thanks for posting!

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  18. I would like to know how many women have been hurt after going to see this lady for advice. I am so shocked that someone with this much knowledge can testify like she was talking to Travis himself, not Jodi. She is stating things like "Travis told her to lay down and bend over." Like Travis told this lady that. I mean is he standing there in court next to her telling her what to say about him.
    Truly it makes me sick when she speaks or especially the Defense speaking about someone none of them ever knew. Jodi has been proven a LIAR why would they believe her now.
    I believe the Defense want the same fame as the Lawyer that won the Anthony case. That is a whole nother story...

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    1. I am a DV survivor with the stab wounds my ear sliced off and numerous scar from being sliced up on my face plus being strangled while I slept I KNOW 15 YRSlater I dont sleep at all the slightest noise scares the crap out of me.I will live with this the rest of my life.LaToilette knows nothing about DV.PTSD OR ANXIETY ATTACKS OR loiking over your shoulder all the time.My attacker is out but I am still in prison.If LaToilet was on fire I wouldn't piss on her.

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  19. Karma is a bitch and that is what she is this women is going down. Please sign the petition change.org to stop this women from ever hurting anybody else. she is misusing her power to abuse women that really need a professional and that is not her. I hope your read this sister Ellen

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  20. Thank you for speaking up for justice & truth...she sold herself down the river. I could not stomach listening to her on the witness stand while the defense asked her all those questions so I fast-forwarded 97% of it. I pray God's wisdom for Juan as he exposes the lies...Justice for Travis & his family!!

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  21. To Anon, April 6, at 10:04 PM and Anon, April 7,
    at 3:22Am, I'm so sorry that you both had to
    endure your attacks by your abusers then and now.. I can see why the 11 D/V experts in AZ.
    were unwilling to lie for the defense team. Also
    The DT signed a Motion of Protection to have the
    state to not refer to Travis Alexander as the
    VICTIM, in front of the jury.

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  22. I think she got in the shower to shoot him, thinking it would contain the blood, that's when she dropped camera only he was able to get up and stumble to the sink, she ran to kitchen and grapped a knife, maybe gun failed? Then came back and stabbed him in the back

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  23. I signed the petition at change.org. AL looks so inmature giggling and laughing on the stand. Eileen tell your sister to JUST answer the questions. Its a murder trial not a seminar.

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    1. Thank You for signing

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    2. As a survivor of years of DV who is now in a loving real relationship, I felt I owed Alyce a listen. I was not only shocked at the blatant high-gloss polishing of Jodi's pretended persona, but I was angered at ALV's disregard of the obvious signs of her obsession. (She never saw ANY sign?) If a man had entered an ex's backyard and peeped in a window, ALV would have had a different opinion, I think! When I heard her refer to Travis as the "Perpetrator", I hope the jury felt as I do, that she is simply biased and blind... I don't care what they pay her, she is no professional in the real world!

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  24. When the movie comes out, I guess I would like to play Alyce.
    What particularly nauseates me is these lawyers, especially Nancy Grace "the one who says she likes to make a difference". Her venom and greed, and personal capitalzation on a sensational trial is an insult to the justice system. It just confirms a lot of folks suspicion that our system is a joke. I call it the circus of crucifiction. Every word, breathe and action of Jodi has been interpreted, analyzed, re said, its ridiculous. I am watching because it is definitely comparable to the entertainment value of Cirque du Doleil.

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    1. If you have the gall to quote a name at least do your research, it's not a crime if do don't speak french,( it is soleil) or is this also how you researched this case to form your opinion?

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  25. Sorry Cirque du Soleil

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  26. Please help stop Alyce Laviolette go to change.org and sign the petition.

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  27. Please sign the petition on change.org end abuse in long beach remove Alyce Laviolette fom their guest speaker

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  28. media frenzy on amazon on alyce laviolette on her new book that is coming out (it could happen to anyone)very very bad reviews I just wrote one myself, how about u. Justice Travis Alexander and his family.

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    1. I think Juan Martinez tore alyce laviolette to shreds. He ripped her apart from the beginning about how important she is as a speaker all the way down to saying Travis was extremely frightened of Jodi stalking him. Jennifer willmont
      Is disgusting the way she smirks and laughs with Jodi and alyce. I suppose she would feel differently if it was her brother. These defense attorneys have nothing. That's why it took 11 times to find a witness like laviolette.
      Its hard to stomach them both.
      Justice for Travis and his family!!!

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  29. AL should be ashamed of herself for speaking to Samantha Alexander, Travis' sister, after her testimony.

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    1. Samantha is a much stronger person then I am. I would have spit in her face, told her to go to hell and take that scum Jodi with you. Who does something like that? LaViolette, what the hell is wrong with you???

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    2. Anonymous (4/11/13 at 10:17PM & 4/7 at 2:12PM), Wonder what LaViolette was going to say to Samantha? An apology would be grossly inadequate, so what could she possibly say to ease the pain of the murder victim's siblings? That should never happen. The time to have talked to any of the Alexander's would have been PRIOR to passing judgement on their brother without asking anybody who knew him. What nerve, does anybody think Samantha Alexander would have wanted to hear what LaViolette had to say? Doubtful.

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  30. Prehaps Eileen needs to seek the professional services of LaViolette. It appears, from listening to LaViolette, that Eileen is abused or was abused as a child. Isn't that how it goes? Hey Eileen, ask your sister or whoever she is to you.

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  31. Did Alyce get to see any Crime scene pictures? Does she even know the extent the horrific way she murdered Travis? There's no way this pictures say it was self defense. NO WAY!http://jessicaknight82.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/photos-from-the-travis-alexander-murder-trial-warning-very-graphic/

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  32. Is Alyce a lesbian? She's from San Franco right and just looks like a man hater. Many she wants to bang Jodi too!!

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    1. Your so wrong with the gay bashing! Please refrain its just down right mean.

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    2. Anonymous (4/8/13 at 1:39PM),
      Although I appreciate all viewpoints on the Jodi Arias murder trial, please refrain from using derogatory comments in this forum. I don't know or care whether ALV is gay or straight, but let's keep the discussion where it belongs which is on her assessment. Thank you!!

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  33. Alyce Laviolette is a lesbian and was married to her partner in 2010. ( legally married )
    I her personal memoirs she talks of being abused in the early 1970's by an unamed male. I'd be very willing to bet she has a fantasy attraction to Jodi Arias, especially after hearing the jailhouse gossip of Jodi's G/F. it reminds me of the prison guard freeing " Jolene " in the movie titled " Jolene

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  34. Who cares whether she is a lesbian or not? There are plenty of women who are lesbians and they would not side with Jodi Arias simply because she is a woman. The question is that she is definitely cashing in on this trial. Is Dr. Phil paying for her time? She is biased and was biased when she walked in. This is not uncommon with domestic violence advocates. They do not see outside of what the so-called victims decides to say. She is a fraud and her testimony is 100% biased.

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  35. I'm sick listening to this b....shot your mouth Alyce and answer the question, YES OR NO.

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  36. The following is my opinion only. I am writing as someone who believes, after listening to the evidence and testimony, that Jodi Arias is guilty of the premeditated murder of Travis Alexander.

    And Ms. Arias, even though she may be guilty, as a citizen of the United States, is entitled to due process, which includes allowing her defense team to present defense witnesses.

    It seems as though the focus of this trial has gone on a major detour here.

    I am not a sister or relative of Alyse La Violette but I am appalled at the character assassination that is taking place on this forum about the defense witness, whom, it might serve us all to remember is NOT the person on trial.

    A defense witness in any murder trial is obviously not a popular role to play.

    It seems to me that because most have already formed the opinion that Ms. Arias is guilty,everyone on this forum is ready to destroy the character, reputation and career of Ms.La Violette for presenting her opinions.

    I do not believe that Ms. La Violette is attempting to portray Ms. Arias as innocent. I think she is trying to mitigate the damaging evidence against Jodia Arias by injecting the context of what she perceives as an abusive relationship. Perhaps she is just trying to save the woman's life.



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    1. She is trying to portray JA as the victim, that is exactly why she is so disliked. She is talking like Travis is there sitting in Court and that he will go to jail after her testimony, furthermore, she was called as an expert for the defense, but she is testifying like a witness!!!! Does she even realized that he is dead?

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    2. I am a therapist and I've testified in court before. The problem with Alyce's testimony is that she is presenting things are facts which are NOT facts; they are her opinions and things she was TOLD by Jodi Arias. I cannot believe she isn't protecting herself better by being clear about these things. It seems like such a rookie mistake to make for someone as experienced as she is.

      Alyce LaViolette is hurting herself and her reputation by doing this. It makes me a little sad for her, actually. There is nothing wrong with her having her own clinical opinion. But she isn't presenting it as opinion. She's presenting it as fact. And it's just not.

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    3. The sad part is that she is not only hurting herself, but every professional who testifies in other cases where the defendant was actually abused. And there is no way Jodi can compair to a real victim of DV. I was physically and verbaly abused up untill the age of 16. I would like to trade my scars and painfull memories with the memory of being smacked with a wooden spoon. Your not fooling anyone Jodi.You haven't a clue what abuse is.

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    4. dr,C.....ur an idiot...

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    5. HE-LOOO!!! The lights are on but no ones home. Are you really going to tell us that you do not hear the blatant biase every time LaViolette opens her mouth??? AIR-HEAD, listen to this fraud spew her poison as she sits on the stand and "get a clue"

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    6. You are crazy..this laviolette is assasinating Travis with no evidence whatsoever other than the word of an admitted liar and psychopath..you must be a friend of arias or laviolette not to see that..

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  37. @Anonymous - I LOVE your comment. Normally one would tell another to "shut" their mouth, but I think we all (some subconsciously, maybe) kinda wish she'd shot her mouth by now, as you suggested.

    My take on this little catty bratty Laviolette is that she's nearing retirement and sees the fame and fortune she'll garner from the book deal she's likely working on related to this case. It should be "notoriety", but sadly, in our culture, she will gain fame and fortune in the long run.

    The woman is pathetic, dishonorable, and devoid of integrity. Once she crossed that line into The Land of Jodi Arias, there could be no turning back. I guess it was worth it to her, to get her man-hating spew out there to a massive audience like this. I find her despicable and I detest everything about her. I hope every one of her clients leaves her and finds genuine help from someone with integrity.

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  38. @Anonymous w/comment from 4/9 at 1:31am: I can't speak for anyone else, but what put me over the edge was her behavior during cross examination, right out of the starting gate. I wasn't even really bothered during her direct testimony - but her utter disrespect and petulant behavior on cross is completely unprofessional and - since you're defending her and perhaps Arias, you should note this - THIS IS NOT HELPING ARIAS WHATSOEVER. Anyway you slice it, she's offensive and enormously unlikeable at this point. That means she is now doing a very poor job at "trying to save this woman's life".

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  39. i had never heard of laviollette before - don't live in the US - but observing her behaviour on the stand i have to say she is manipulative, aggressive, and could see why people would want to smack her in the mouth (no, it is not permitted, but there are people who can not take this sort of attitude and respond violently). laviollette is also arrogant, tries to bolster her non-professional status by calling herself a psychotherapist (in canada one has to be a medical doctor, trained psychiatrist and have additional training to be called a psychotherapist).

    i would not trust anything that comes out of this woman's mouth. i would attach very little weight to her judgment, because she has precious little of substance to add here.

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  40. Alyce made a (wrong) calcuated risk to find DV the reason Jodi A. killed Travis.

    That may be a career ending decision.

    I'm doubtful she had only a sliver of information on Jodi.

    Had she honestly told the Defense what her Expert Opinion of Jodi was..given the mountains of evidence, it would have cut her off from receiving more $$$$ from the trial.

    So many authentically DV women are upset and I support them (I'm not a victim of DV) because they do not want or need to be lumped in with a Killer who's reasons had nothing to do with DV.

    I notice the Jodi-fans-bots are out and about. They seem to turn up to defend Jodi with pretty superficial reasons. Sad..truly sad that these people cannot see the Truth of her scheme to premeditate this murder of Travis Alexander. May he rest in peace.

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  41. Jodi was so smug looing over at Travis' family thru out the Wilmont and Laviolette bashing of Travis. She truly believes this man-hater is helping her and proving her lies as truth. Jodi, may i remind you that you planned and wilfully with malice in your heart and mind did viciously and with no reguard for another human life brutally murder Travis. Jodi,when you are "in the name of justice" put to death.... may God have mercy on your wicked evil soul. Because WE DO NOT!!!

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  42. Disgusted with this lady. She is rude and disrespectful.
    How can anyone think Jodi is a victim She is sadly discrediting her profession

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  43. Laviolette, thank you for your disrespectful coment to "MR. Martinez" as you so loooove to keep reminding him of his name. thank you thank you, the only thing you acomplished is nailing the last nail for any of the jurors who may have still been thinking you were a qualified professional. thanks again for letting the jury see you for what you really are. your an IDIOT!!

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  44. Mizz Alyce Laviolette [is that a made up name?] is a mean-faced, clip-haired man-hater.

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  45. Excellent post, or should I say, excellent MATH that explains everything!

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  46. I found this blog because I Googled info on the trial and wanted to read about who this expert is.
    I'm grossed out by the comments.
    Instead of sitting around watching this trial day-after-day, why don't you all go do something productive? I bet AL has done way more good than any of you fat cows have!
    Get up and go be productive!!
    You're welcome.

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    1. Im guessing you're a Jodi scum fan.... might want to take your own advice, right? Especially if you just want to sit there and google... seems as if you have the same agenda as the rest of us to know what's going on!

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    2. Fat cows??? Lets see how fat your ass is!

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    3. You're hilarious! Judging from your comment, you've distanced yourself from "fat-cowing" it like the rest of us, who are actually WATCHING THE TRIAL COVERAGE SO WE KNOW WHAT THE HELL WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

      Just like LaViolette, who only accepts information that fits HER preferences and agenda, and then draws conclusions and name-calls and judges others based upon minimal, highly biased information, you also don't seem to see any need to have actual knowledge about what you're talking about.

      Now I'm off to fat-cow it again, aka educating myself. Something I like to do that before I open my big fat piehole. I would suggest you do the same, except I don't GAS about what you do either way.

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  47. This lady Laviolette makes her money by holding conferences where people have to pay to attend or maybe an organization pays from their budget to have this lady speak. I am super angry at the fact this calculating scum (jodi) would use the battered woman defense and then her scum attorneys would use this also...knowing damn well this scum jodi planned and thought out this whole murder. She has had enough time to research on what to use as her defense...she had plenty of time in jail to plan all this BS out....

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  48. When Laviolette first came on the stand, she appeared down to earth and informed, however...as she constantly states "the bigger picture" and "context" I ask if she truly understands such herself. Other than the pre-hearsed testimony, her arrogance as well as ignorance seems to be the true bigger picture and the context thus far seems to be her attempting to sidetrack from anything that was not pre-hearsed. She obviously chose the wrong Prosecutor. The defense has seen the light they are losing this fight and are constantly searching for reasons for mistrial. I wouldnt be at all surprised if they set Juan Martinez up with the "autograph" scenario. Although it is understandable that people would love him and why prople would send death threats to the defense.Why they would need security mystifies me as they seem to regard death as a circus act. BLAHviolette did herself in today with her sarcasm today regarding the time-out remark.I think she did Jody Arias in at the same time. Yes, Jody deserves a defense.We all would want representation. OK..she's had it, now let's move on...GUILTY as CHARGED...DEATH PENALTY.

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  49. Alyce laviolette is a MAN HATER!!! It is so obvious...she is supposed to be an unbiased expert..she is biased against men and the prosecuted...i hope Alyce and her sister sleep with Jodi and she becomes obsessed with them.

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  50. I believe that Jodi Arias is guilty of premeditated murder. I also believe that Travis used and was mentally cruel to Jodi. I am not making excuses for Jodi but trying to make sense of it It is clear that Jodi had untreated or undiagnosed mental issues, going back a long time, before she ever met Travis. She put up with a lot because she hoped that she would eventually win Travis over. When she finally realised she would not, she flipped and planned his murder. Travis was only beginning to realise who he was playing around with but it was too late for him. Going on holiday with another girl sealed his fate.

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  51. It is so disrespectful how mr. Laviolette keeps smiling and making jokes...this is a murder trial. A person was SAVAGELY murdered!! She has no respect!!!

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  52. PLEASE!!PLEASE!!PLEASE!!!!Do not hire ms
    laviolette to speak at any function or buy her book...She is trying to profit from a persons murder...She is a disgrace to women who have been victims like me..SHE IS A FRAUD!!!!

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  53. It is amazing to me that so many people are slamming Alyce LaViolette given the information that she was allowed to have access to. Like it or not, Travis and Jodi had one really f*%@ked up relationship. Jodi is definately a psycho-path and is most likely guilty of premeditated murder. This being stated, she is still entitled to a defense. Most reasonable people in this world also see the death penalty as outrageously expensive, barbaric, inhumane and not much of a deterrent to violent crime. It makes perfect sense to me that a domestic violence expert would desire to save a life. Even the life of a horrible, nasty psycho-path like Jodi Arias. You also have to admit that Travis Alexander in his text messages and phone conversations to Jodi (he did state that he would like to tie her to a tree and rape her), gave Ms LaViolette something to work with. And, if you are outraged by what this trial is costing the state of Arizona, that will be nothing in comparison to the costs it will incur should Jodi be sentenced to death. Appeal after appeal, -One knows that this circus they call a trial has enough bizarre things going on that an appellate court will certainly find grounds for appeal. Better they lock her away with no chance parole - ever! It won't satisfy those individuals that desire vengence for Travis but perhaps vengence is an overrated action that just causes further heartache and despair for those that have already suffered due to this heartbreaking situation.

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    1. you are SO WRONG. Go back under that rock that you just slipped out from! Give your head a shake!

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    2. so you want to bring up the "tie to a tree and rape you text" ok, how do you know that Jodi didn't tell Travis during a previous sexual incounter that she wanted him to "rape her" as a seduction ploy. as shocking as that maybe to some. it is a fact that some people engage in that kind of rollplay in their sex life. so unless he molested her or had sex with her against her will or consent. why are you holding that comment against him when you hear Jodi giggling and saying " I LIKE IT"

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    3. You're right, everyone has the right to a fair trial I can't understand why all these people are slamming Alyce LaViolette. I hope they lock up Jodi and throw away the key. I also hope Alyce Laviolette continues to help battered women as she has done for the last 30+ years.

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  54. On response to those against death penalty...look at Charles Manson and his girls..since they took away death they r eligible for parole..u want this psycho to be paroled 20 years from now if they outlaw life without parole...

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    1. People who are against the death penalty are only against it until someone in their family is brutally murdered. Then it's a different story. Would be great if evil people didn't commit evil acts. But untill pigs fly. we need to eliminate the scum of the earth, from the earth, for the protection of the rest of us.

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    2. You are exactly right....let someone kill their loved one and see the change their mind..

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  55. I thought it was very telling that on the first day Martinez had a chance to question LaViolette, even within the first minutes, she comes at him with, " Are you angry with me Mr. Martinez?" Almost as if she expects men to be abusive and angry and has that mindset. Of course, it could be that was a calculated move to put the prosecution on the defensive. I'm sure the woman has knowledge in her field, but the very nature of that occupation calls for people to be of a trusting and compassionate/ sympathetic nature--and that type of personality can often be manipulated and deceived by those who don't share the same positive qualities.

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    1. alyce sucks donkey dick and any other she can suck on

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    3. Thats true. She ripped the balls off the poor guy who impregnated her and has them shoved in her jockey. Cause you have to have a pair of BIG ones to sit there and say that a scum bag like Jodi is a "victim"

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  56. Ms. LaViolette has made a MOCKERY of the plight of REAL battered women!!!! she has done more to to set back their fight then anything else in history!!! shame on her for siding with a COLD-BLOODED MURDERER and for being paid big bucks to do so!!!!! I hope her future is as bleak as Ms. Arias.

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  57. FAT COW thats funny..... i think i'll disreguard your commets since it sounds as if you'er still in middle school. Maybe you might want to conduct yourself a little less MTV and a little more HTV if you want your comments taken seriously.

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  58. So ok, Travis wasn't a "good" morman. He liked sex and dated multiple women at the same time. Sounds like every other guy walking around. Sounds pretty normal to me. The fact of the matter is most men and some women will go for sex when sex is offered. whether they "like" or even find the other person attractive. To some men sex is a physical act void of "love" feelings. A booty call. Jodi was willing to continue having sex with Travis dispite the fact that he had an intrest in other women. Travis wasn't the one who drove hundredes of miles to have sex with Jodi. So can someone please explane why the like of consensual agressive sex, anal sex, phone sex. outdoor sex, rollplay sex, whitch is all quite "normal" to most of us, makes Travis a horrible sexual deviant. and PLEASE explain what that has anything to do with Jodi planning and brutally murdering Travis and discarding him at the bottom of a shower like a dirty towel. JUSTICE FOR TRAVIS!!!

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  59. After watching her testimony I too was baffled why Alyce LaViolette would destroy her reputation and career to lie and cover up for Jodi Arias. The answer seems to be greed. Prosecutor Juan Martinez brilliantly and thoroughly destroyed LaViolette's credibility. All the Defense's horses and all the Defense's men couldn't put Alyce LaViolette back together again.

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  60. If Laviolette ever answered a question with a yes or no without adding a biase comment..... "Mr Martinez" might pass out from pure shock.

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    1. I've also noticed that when she answers defense questions she turns to the jury to give her answer, with Martinez she generally would not.

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  61. AL is truly biased, she has run the entire Alexander family through the mud by just reading texts, emails and believing every word that comes out of JA's vile mouth. Lets make sure AL can never do this to another family.
    Please go to this website and sign this petition.

    Petition | End Abuse Long Beach: Remove Alyce LaViolette from ...
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  62. How come she can answer the def. questions with a yes or no but not Juan? Also, she always says Mr. Martinez but never Ms. Willmot or Mr. Nurdi. She should lose her job. She has double standards does not believe men. She is a piece of a rotten egg. Maybe they can sentence her to yrs. is prison for contempt and her and JA can share a cell.

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    1. yeah then start a rumor that LaViolette was cheating on her. move LaViolette to another cell and were Jodi stalks her and peeks in while LaViolette is making out with another. Oh yeah LaViolette, good luck cause Jodi was looking for you in the shower.

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  63. I have worked with other "hired gun" so called 'Expert Witnesses' before. Of course she's biased! for the right $$$.

    It is a black & white issue.
    Is JA Guilty of Murder 1? Hell Yes
    Is the Judge upholding her job: No
    The U.S. has had no real justice in the broken court system for years.

    LaViolette has lost 35 years of career credibility in one lousy trial. makes me sick!

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  64. I think Laviolette has a one-track mind. I would never go to her for counseling.

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  65. She broke my heart, so many oppertunities to at least accept that she might not have been given the full picture by the defense and lied to by the defendant. Instead she painted all men as bad. I wonder if she's aware that men are less likly to come forward when they are victims because of how they will be seen as a man being beaten, stalked and even raped by a woman. Perhaps Alyce LaViolette isn't aware that more woman than ever are the offenders. She needs to study more.

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  66. My heart goes out to Travis' family. After having lost a brother in such a tragic manner then have to sit there and listen to him be accused of being a pedophile and "abusing" the very person who slaughtered him would be beyond my capability. Shame on you LaViolette for being such a biase b*tch. ignoring the facts and being party to the lies conjured in the mind of a sick,evil psychoath. LaViolette if there is an ounce of decency left in your cold biase heart, you would stand up and say you will no longer be a part of these outrages lies and walk off the stand. And all the $$$$$$ you've amassed through your biase testimony should be given to the Alexander family. REST IN PEACE TRAVIS

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  67. I learned a lot from Alyce. I learned that I was also in an abusive relationship for over 20 years. NO, I didn't call police nor did I seek medical help nor did I really tell anyone else what was happening. HOWEVER, I was married to this person, had two children by him and was fully dependent on him for support. It was difficult to leave. But I did seek counseling and finally was able to leave. It's been over 20 years and now I realize that maybe if I'd ended the relationship like Jodi did her's, I could have claimed self-defense/abuse victim!

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    1. You didn't do that because unlike Jodi, you are a strong,decent sane person. Who decided to not let the piece of garbage who abused you dictate the rest of your life. I will not compare your suffering to the lies that scum Jodi has claimed. You don't deserve that. Jodi is a selfish ,sick psycho. I wish you and your family the best.

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  68. Why is it that Jodi grew up in an abusive household and ended up in a domestic abusive relationship but Travis grew up in an abusive household and became an abuser??? Seems like everything Jodi did was ok but Travis was a monster!!! I feel so bad for his family having to listen to this garbage. They have to be commended for being able to sit there and not explode! I am constantly screaming at the TV!!!

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  69. All in all this whole trail is too much like the Casey Anthony trial. I truly believe that by the time this case goes to the jury they will be so sick of sitting there and dealing with constant delays that they will do a quick acquital so they won't have to sit through a penalty faze! She will go free... :(

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  70. I don't know how she can testify for Jodi Arias and sleep at night!

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    1. I just saw a facebook website Jodie Arias Rocks. They are saying abusive, foul language,statements regarding Travis Alexander and his family. Is there any way to report this facebook page and have it take down because of the contents

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    2. Those people are IDIOTS! I'm sure they wouldn't think "Jodi Rocks" if their brother was the one Jodi left at the bottom of a shower with 29 stab wounds, his throat slit from ear to ear and a bullet shot thru his head. HEY IDIOTS... I HOPE YOU STILL THINK JODI ROCKS WHEN THE NEEDLE IS SLIDING INTO HER VEIN.

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  71. OMG... LaViolette you biase b*tch how dare you compare a police officer and someone seving in the millitary to that lyng piece of garbage Jodi. You make me sick. I want to vomit in your face. you have sunk to a new low. After you get off the stand why don't you go high five Jodi you pathetic excuse for a "non-biase witness"

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  72. I am a male and as a child I was sexually abused and beaten often by my step-father. I would never have gone to a person like Alyce Laviolette. I'm sure she would have blamed me for what happened over the years. He did not abuse or beat HIS kids (my siblings). But I get the last laugh, I've done well in life, 5 kids, great wife, good job. His kids have issues, divorces and like, kids who get in trouble with the authorities, no life goals. Do my younger sibling speak to me? Nope. Do I care? I used to. Did I beat and abuse my kids? No. Was I hard on them? Yes. Did I speak harshly to them at times? Yep. Did they grow up to be well behaved adults and citizens? Am I proud of them? Absolutely!!! My wife and I have been watching the trial and based on how we see Alyce Laviolette works my wife tells me that Alyce would sure to label me as an abusive person. Thank you.

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    1. Anonymous (4/11/13 at 5:13PM),
      Thank you for sharing your story with us. It's interesting to hear the viewpoint of an abused male. You have endured some truly awful things from your stepfather. Sounds like you ARE the winner, you sound like you are a very happy and well adjusted individual with a loving wife and 5 great kids. The fact that you say you'd never to go LaViolette for help speaks volumes about her lack of effectiveness in the courtroom. I'm sure ALV would find "family of origin" issues in 99% of us!! Thanks so much for sharing your private thoughts in this forum.

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  73. The only bigger liar in the courtroom than Jodi, is Ms. LaViolette. The only person in the courtroom who is uglier on the inside than Jodi, is Ms. LaViolette who is the PAID to LIE cheerleader / supporter for the defense. SHAME ON HER! I suspect she will pay for her charade in the form of losing credibility with clients, speaking engagements after this pathetic pretense to be an "expert witness". I predict she will need the blood money she extracts form the State of Arizona, as no one will have a use for her. She is the knife in the back of all honest victims of domestic violence. I t is not humanly possible for her to be this blindly biased and still have a pulse...
    By the way, did she get dumped by her ex-husband? Is that why she hates men so much? Or doe she just prefer the company of female companions?

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    1. Is the defense serious? I understand that they have to work with what they have but I cannot understand for the life of me why Ms. LaViolette would put her entire career on the line for a case that is so obviously "premeditated murder" by a sociopathic stalker! Are you kidding me?
      Ms.Laviolette is obviously a "man hater!"She has done everything she can do to slaughter Travis once again. It makes me sick to my stomach.I cannot imagine how in the world Travis' family is able to sit and listen to her skewed and warped opinions about their loved one whom by all accounts was a funny, lovable, successful, hardworking, and caring person. How she can reconcile her final conclusion about Travis' person is astounding to me. For I believe that had she done a little more investigating into Travis' friends and loved ones her final conclusion may have been quite different - I can't help but think that that is why she didn't - because she was afraid of "the truth" because I really do think she is a "man hater"!!!!! May have something to do with "Ms"??

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  74. They had to go to California to find this wack job with an alleged license.

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  75. please sign the peition end abuse remove alyce la violette from their guest speaker
    change.org Let's make a difference we need your help

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    1. Where do I sign? Every time she gets up to spread her crap people need to stop her. She has ruined things for real victims.

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  76. This woman is an ass. She should go home. I am a dv survivor and can not believe the crap she is spewing about Jodi the murderer being a victim. Travis is a victim. Jodi is a vixen. I don't know how this woman sleeps at night.

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  77. Laviolette is a disgrace to the psychiatric community of which I have been a part for the last 40 years!Rarely, have I seen such blatant bias in a mental health professional. I advise her to seek help for her countertransference issues with JA!

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  78. google end abuse long beach remove alyce la violette from their guest speaker and it should take you to change.org
    and you can sign the petition
    Lets get justice for Travis Alexander and his grieving family
    thank you for your support.

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  79. Hey LaViolette, how about we send you on a permanent "TIME OUT" go back to HELL and never come back. you couldn't tell a liar from a hole in the ground, even if the liar was poking your eyes with her "broken finger"

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  80. We need to remember that Travis Alexander is the TRUE victim and not Jodi. How Alyce could come to her conclusions and not interview Jodi's parents or Travis's friends and family as part of her corroborative efforts is beyond me.

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  81. www.change.org/petitions/end-abuse-long-beach-remove-alyce-lavio...

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  82. to dr. C; to your april 9th comment............. ur an idiot!

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  83. It is obvious that Alyce LaViolette is infatuated with Jodi and will do anything to save her life. Jodi is an obssessed, lunatic that used sex to reel Travis in. She deserves the same fate as Travis.

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  84. I was a battered woman by my husband who I feared. I could not have sex with him and was forced to. I took the abuse for myself I believe because he brainwashed me and I felt no worth for myself. When he started to abuse my children I found the strength to report him to the police which in those days was a big joke to them saying it was `only a domestic` He never had to pay the conquences. I have been rid of him for 30 years and my children have grown into fine responsible adults who have paid for their own college educations. So all this talk about sex when you are being physically or verbally abused is a mystery to me.

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    1. Anonymous (4/12/13 at 7:56AM),
      Thank you for sharing your private thoughts with us. It sounds like you are a true survivor of real domestic abuse and battery. To add insult to your situation, the police downplayed it as "only a domestic"? Thankfully I think those views have changed and law enforcement has realized these "domestics" can be some of the most dangerous situations out there. I'm so glad you were able to break away from your husband and sounds like you did what you had to do to protect your kids. Given your experience with domestic violence, do you find Jodi Arias or Alyce LaViolette credible at all?

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  85. Clearly A LaViolette absolutely hates all men! It is inconceivable that she would expose herself in the way she has! It indicats her inability to measure the "consequence of action"

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  86. I have never said I hate someone I have never met...but this man hating laviolette is the first I can actually say I hate because she is a liar...a fraud..a greedy fame seeking psychopath just like Jodi..

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    1. Well said, I agree 100%. The hate for this biase fraud almost surpasses the hate for that scum murderer Jodi. Because with all her so called experiance with DV she should be speaking for the true victim here - Travis. Not assasinating him all over again just to feed her greed for $$$$$$$$$

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  87. Alice Laviolette's bias is so disgusting I can barely stand to watch her testify. I can only pray the jury sees what an injustice this is to Travis. Travis was probably no saint, but just an average young guy with the same mixture of good and bad qualities we all have. Jodi,on the other hand, is far from normal. I don't excuse what Jodi did but wonder if her mental illness is so severe that in a sense she could not control herself. Where do you draw the line with reguard to personal responsibility when a person is mentally ill.

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  88. As that fraud LaViolette spews her biase on the stand. It breaks my heart to see Travis's sisters crying as they are objected to this assasination of their murdered brother. I want to reach thru the television and give them a comforting hug. LaViolette you are a disgusting greedy excuse for a human being. How do you sleep at night? JUSTICE FOR TRAVIS!!!!

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    1. Well La-Vomit-lette..... if the shoe fits, wear it - you greedy biase b*tch

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  90. THE SINGLE (NO MAN WOULD 'EVER' TOUCH THAT!) MOST disgusting, LYING, sneaky, manipulative, arrogant, HOG I have ever seen used as an 'expert witness'. What have we become America? I am GLAD to know dear Michelle is proud to be an American now....I am disgusted by this freak on the stand.... Laviolet.... looks like her neck threw up.... years ago!

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  91. The most telling evidence of LaViolette's bias and grossly unprofessional demeanor is that she has consistently testified about Travis Alexander as if what she says are FACTS. There is no factual evidence at all that Travis EVER abused anyone, especially Arias. LaViolette has never even qualified the fact that her testimony is ONLY based on Arias journals/interview - and based on all prior testimony, we know that Arias is lying and lied to LaViolette, and LaViolette knows it. I believe LaViolette is a very disturbed person. She shows her true colors with the way she speaks to Mr. Martinez. If she had fact-based, irrefutable evidence that Travis was an abuser - she would be proud and happy to prove as much - especially under cross examination, with direct and easy answers. LaViolette is a disgrace to all who are victims of DV, and she is a liar - a liar for money.
    The very worst thing she has done in front of all us is turn her back on the real domestic violence survivors - Travis Alexander's family. To do what she is doing in front of them - erases any and all she has done in her entire career on behalf of DV.
    I wonder how many other people she has harmed during her decades-long career. I wonder how many falsely accused men are in prison because of her "expert testimony?" Think about it.

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    1. Anonymous (4/12/13 at 3:14PM),
      In another anonymous comment today (at 3:36PM), a reader told a story about her brother who was falsely accused by his wife of domestic abuse/battery. Guess who appeared in court along side of the lying wife? None other than Alyce LaViolette! This reader's brother's life was effected so badly because of the false allegations, he lost a job he'd had for 17 years, lost his house. Does ALV even care of the repercussions of her reports and testimony? She refuses to admit her theories MAY BE flawed, and someone who can't even admit there is a chance they could be wrong has no business testifying in a court of law. It's not DNA she's discussing, where absolute proof exists. Her views are subjective, but she presents them as if they are the gospel according to Alyce. Thanks for posting your comments!

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  92. Many years ago, my brother was in the middle of a divorce, and his wife at the time had been out of his house for 6 months. She was on drugs and having a very hard time. He came home from work one day (17 years on the same job), and the police were there and arrested him for beating his wife. He had not even seen her in 6 months! Guess who was in court for her? LaViolette! He lost his house and his job while he was incarcerated. It took almost 2 years to finally get the right attorney's and investigators to prove that his wife had been beaten up in a drug-street-fight and get him out of prison. I'm just sayin - he had never laid a hand on her - no police reports - no proof - he was blindsided and so unprepared for the accusation, nobody knew how to fight this at the time. LaViolette is a danger to innocent vicitms accused of domestic violence!!!!!!!She never spoke to anyone in our family, or any of their friends. Just took the word of drug addict -
    I am so sorry for Travis Alexander's family and I want them to know that the truth will come out.

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    1. Anonymous (4/12/13 at 3:36PM),
      That's an incredibly disconcerting story! So this same expert contributed to your brother losing his job, home and family? Wow, that's amazing. Thank you so much for sharing that with us. It just goes to show how LaViolette views domestic violence without any corroboration. She is messing with people's lives and livelihoods! What a story. I'm stunned. Thanks so much.

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  93. Anonymous (4/12/13 at 3:36PM),
    I know I already commented on your posting, but would you mind if I highlight your entry on one of my next blogs? No names would be used. I just thought it was so interesting to hear from someone who had a relative effected by a faulty analysis given by LaViolette. If you would rather I didn't mention it, it's totally fine. Would just like to write a paragraph on it. Just let me know, thanks!

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  94. Sorry about your brother, this woman is a disgrace, it's obvious she's pro woman, and she could have easily talked with all of you, and found out more about the ex, but she chose not to. Alyce needs to be barred from practice, I hope the people that go to her lectures are watching this trial

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  95. I hope she is making enough money from this trial to live on as it doesn't sound like she'll be getting too many speaking engagements....and who would buy another book from her. She's a fraud and she sounds like Jody when she tries to "tell a story". I don't think she's ever been abuse and I don't wish that on anyone...I've been there, too. But she just concentrates on men doing the abusing...not women. That's not too professional, Miss Aly. I think Juan should have been treated for stress after questioning her for days....I know I needed a trank.

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  96. This women is a disgrace to any profession, anyone attending her lectures, is stupid.Don't waste your time and money. She makes me throw up.

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  97. I also was very upset listening to Mme.Laviolette being biased while testifying plus she was unprofessional toward Mr.JM and to the court, she was not fair and impartial on the witness stand...I think Mme.LaViolette needs a time out to fully realize how biased she is. If I were on the jury I would disregard her testimony yet I would also realize that in her 35yr career she surely has helped many abused women. WHY Mme. Laviolette could you not be fair? Thank-you

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