Splectron takes ex-girlfriend to court
Almost a year after Regis âSplectronâ Williams publicly accused his ex-girlfriend of conning him into believing his life was in danger, he has brought a civil law suit against her.
Williams, a popular photographer, videographer and promoter, brought four claims against one Isha Sam, and five large brown envelopes, filled with papers, with him to the Kingstown Magistrateâs Court last Thursday.
He brought these claims against Sam because he believed that she had come into his life to con him.
âYour honour, I wouldnât call it a relationship. This woman came into my life with the sole intention of conning me,â he said.
Williams alleged that Sam had removed certain items from his home between April and December 2016.
These items painstakingly listed by Williams in the court were one light fixture kit, valued at US$549, one audio mixer valued at EC$99, one DVD home theatre system, valued at about $1,500 and one Ipad worth US$239.
A fifth item was also later revealed to be in the mix by the ex-girlfriend, who stated âThereâs also a Digicel cellphone,â which caused magistrate Bertie Pompey to ask her if she was admitting the claim.
She said no and that he is suing her for the cellphone, but he was the one who had given it to her to take to Digicel on his behalf.
The magistrate asked if Williams could produce any documents to support his claim that those items were his, to which he responded by showing manuals and documents showing the cost of the items, as retrieved from one of his envelopes.
During the time when questions were supposed to be asked, the two ex-lovers seemingly could not hold back on statements they wanted to make instead. Sam tried to make statements giving her side, instead of asking questions when she was supposed to. Williams also did not always answer the questions posed to him clearly.
At one point Williams said âYour honour this young lady fooled me into thinking that somebody is trying to kill me,â to which the magistrate responded by saying âNo, no, no, listen to me, sheâs saying that you gave a young lady the home theatre system,â as he was supposed to respond to this statement by Sam.
Williams also tried asking Sam a question, which the magistrate had to cut off, as it was not time to do so.
When it was time for Sam to give her statement, soon after she was sworn in, she began by saying, âYour honour, I didnât come into his life to con him (referring to Williams). He is the one who came at me; I never went at him. I left him several times and he came begging back.â
She also said that her ex-boyfriend had asked her to work with him at his business and she went to work with him and was doing âbasically everythingâ.
With regard to the home theatre system, Sam said he gave it to a young lady who worked as a driver with them.
âConcerning the theatre system, he gave the young lady the theatre system. When we broke up he called back for the theatre system.â
She said she sent an ex-police officer to collect it from the lady whom he had lent it to, but when Williams got the theatre system, he said it wasnât working and she (Sam) would have to pay for it.
In respect of the light fixture kit, Sam said they were both living in the Paulâs Lot apartment and âhe was the one who gave me the light; he never lent me the light.â
Williams, according to the ex-girlfriend, dropped the Digicel cellphone, while on a gig and the screen went blank. She said that she suggested he go to Digicel to ask them about the cellphone, but he did not want to because the phone was being paid for by a person he had a gig with previously and he was supposed to return it at the end of the gig, but didnât.
âSo, almost a year he wasnât paying any cellphone bill,â Sam claimed. âIf he went to Digicel with the phone, they would have confiscated the phone.â
As for the audio mixer and the Ipad, Sam launched into an explanation about VINLEC having cut off their lights and Williams needing money to pay off a cheque which he had written to VINLEC, and therefore enlisting her help. Allegedly, Williams is said to have asked Sam to take the mixer to Cashwiz and when they did not accept it, she said he also asked her to take the Ipad.
It was at this point that the magistrate decided to stop the proceedings, saying, âWeâre not even at number two and here we are (referring to the four claims)â. He then advised that the two parties get lawyers, saying, âI donât think I have to sit here and listen and listen and listen.â
Williams intervened, saying, âI never gave this woman my tablet to carry to Cashwiz.â
Declaring that the matter needed an entire day dedicated to it, magistrate Pompey adjourned the matter to January 25, 2018.(KR)