Thursday September 21st, 2000
Tiffany sipped her coffee as she stood beside her living room window gazing down at Washington Square Park. Jan's threats yesterday had shaken her. She knew that Jan did have the power to get her fired. If Jan knew how many times her Father had made passes at her, she would surely make good on her threats to get her fired. It was a lucky break that Stanley didn't stop by the office yesterday while his daughter Jan was there. It would have certainly been the recipe for disaster. She quickly told herself to put yesterday in the past and try to concentrate on doing a good job when she went to work later today. That's really all she could do. Jan had always been difficult to work with.
She picked up the morning newspaper and her eyes widened as she read the headlines. "Georgia man cleared of any involvement in the shooting of Abdul Azam. The NYPD announced today that they have cleared the lingerie businessman Skeeter Diamond in the shooting of Amir Hada's bodyguard, Abdul Azam. The NYPD arrested a homeless man in the shooting and all charges have been dropped against Mr. Diamond. It is reported that Mr. Azam has fully recovered from the incident and is still employed by Mr. Hada. The real estate tycoon Amir Hada, builder of the new Manhattan Gold International Spa, couldn't be reached for comment. Mr. Diamond also refused to make a comment other than he had hired the prestigious law firm of Steinburg, Williams and Weinstein to represent him in any future matters pertaining to this case."
Tiffany stared at the words 'prestigious law firm of Steinburg, Williams and Weinstein.' How on earth did Skeeter get such a high powered law firm? Where did Skeeter get this kind of money and connections? Why didn't her estranged husband tell her that the charges had been dropped? As far as she knew Skeeter didn't even know attorneys in the city. She remembered asking him to file for a divorce and his distrust of lawyers. She looked back at the name of the law firm and suddenly remembered seeing their name in the newspapers recently. This law firm had won a huge settlement when an employee had sued a wealthy builder. Her heart started to race. She wondered if Skeeter was going to sue Amir? She decided it was time to she found out and she picked up the phone and dialed Skeeter's number on Bleecker Street.
"Hello", Skeeter answered in his slow southern accent.
"Hi Skeeter, how's it going?" Tiffany asked trying to sound casual.
"Great Baby, just great," Skeeter said.
"I just saw in the newspaper that all the charges have been dropped in the shooting of Abdul."
"Yeah, they got themselves another guy," Skeeter said.
"Who is this homeless guy and why did he do it?"
"I don't know the guy. He probably didn't do it. They got to charge somebody but they picked on the wrong man when they bothered me", he said smugly.
"They dropped all charges?"
"Yeah, they didn't have enough on me."
"Then it's over for you?"
"Better be," he said laughing.
"I read too that you hired this big fancy law firm."
"So you've heard of Steinburg, Williams and Weinstein?"
"Of course. Skeeter how did you get a law firm like that to work for you?"
"I got ways."
"Why? Why did you hire a law firm if they dropped the charges? Are you going to sue someone?"
"I'm not at liberty to talk about that right now," he said.
"What? I'm your wife for God's sake."
"Oh, so now that I got myself a big law firm and I might win a lot of money, you're my wife again?"
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