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June 11, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge refused Friday to dismiss charges against a Santa Clarita man and his ex-girlfriend who are being prosecuted under a new state law that allows sexual-abuse charges to be brought many years after the alleged incidents.
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November 23, 1996 | From Associated Press
Beth Rutherford said she never knew she had a tormented childhood until she went to a church therapist for counseling. But under the counselor's guidance, she recalled how her minister father repeatedly raped her, got her pregnant and then performed a painful coat-hanger abortion. In truth, Rutherford was still a virgin and her father had had a vasectomy many years before.
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November 23, 1996 | From Associated Press
Beth Rutherford said she never knew she had a tormented childhood until she went to a church therapist for counseling. But under the counselor's guidance, she recalled how her minister father repeatedly raped her, got her pregnant and then performed a painful coat-hanger abortion. In truth, Rutherford was still a virgin and her father had had a vasectomy many years before.
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April 11, 1996 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Diego County businessman is vowing to fight a jury's verdict awarding $1.15 million to two of his daughters who alleged that for 18 years they had repressed memories of his sexual abuse. John R. Phillips, 60, of Rancho Santa Fe, said Wednesday he believes his daughters have suffered psychological trauma, but contends they have been twisted by a therapist and greed into blaming him. "I'm not a child molester.
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April 9, 1996 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court jury on Monday awarded $1 apiece in punitive damages to two sisters who alleged that for 18 years they had repressed memories of their father's sexual abuse. The token amount caps a total of $1.15 million in compensatory damages awarded by the same jury on March 29 against the father, John R. Phillips, 60, of Rancho Santa Fe. That award has been called one of the largest jury verdicts involving a recovered-memory sexual abuse case in Southern California.
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May 22, 1994 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four years after she summoned the courage to confront her father over what she claims were 11 years of repeated molestation, Holly Ramona says she is once again shattered and betrayed--this time by a jury's decision to side with him against the therapists she believes helped her overcome her nightmarish childhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1996 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Diego County businessman is vowing to fight a jury's verdict awarding $1.15 million to two of his daughters who alleged that for 18 years they had repressed memories of his sexual abuse. John R. Phillips, 60, of Rancho Santa Fe, said Wednesday he believes his daughters have suffered psychological trauma, but contends they have been twisted by a therapist and greed into blaming him. "I'm not a child molester.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1994
Opening a new chapter in a widely watched dispute over recovered memory therapy, Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred has been hired by an Irvine woman who contends that she forgot and later remembered that her father raped her when she was a child. The move marks the latest twist in the battle between Gary Ramona, a former top executive at a Napa Valley winery, and his daughter Holly, a graduate student at Pepperdine University.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1996 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two sisters who alleged that for 18 years they had repressed memories of their father's sexual abuse were awarded $1.15 million by an Orange County jury, attorneys said Friday. The jury reached the decision Thursday night against the father, John R. Phillips, 60, of Rancho Santa Fe, after deliberating less than three days in a trial that took about eight weeks. R.
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May 22, 1994 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Holly Ramona, who alleges she was molested for 11 years by her father, says she once again feels shattered and betrayed--this time by a jury's decision to side with him against the therapists she believes helped her overcome her nightmarish childhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1996 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court jury on Monday awarded $1 apiece in punitive damages to two sisters who alleged that for 18 years they had repressed memories of their father's sexual abuse. The token amount caps a total of $1.15 million in compensatory damages awarded by the same jury on March 29 against the father, John R. Phillips, 60, of Rancho Santa Fe. That award has been called one of the largest jury verdicts involving a recovered-memory sexual abuse case in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1996 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two sisters who alleged that for 18 years they had repressed memories of their father's sexual abuse were awarded $1.15 million by an Orange County jury, attorneys said Friday. The jury reached the decision Thursday night against the father, John R. Phillips, 60, of Rancho Santa Fe, after deliberating less than three days in a trial that took about eight weeks. R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1994
Opening a new chapter in a widely watched dispute over recovered memory therapy, Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred has been hired by an Irvine woman who contends that she forgot and later remembered that her father raped her when she was a child. The move marks the latest twist in the battle between Gary Ramona, a former top executive at a Napa Valley winery, and his daughter Holly, a graduate student at Pepperdine University.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1994
Opening a new chapter in a widely watched dispute over recovered memory therapy, Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred has been hired by a woman who claims that she forgot and later remembered that her father had raped her when she was a child. The move marks the latest twist in the battle between Gary Ramona, a former top executive at a Napa Valley winery, and his daughter Holly, a graduate student at Pepperdine University.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge refused Friday to dismiss charges against a Santa Clarita man and his ex-girlfriend who are being prosecuted under a new state law that allows sexual-abuse charges to be brought many years after the alleged incidents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1994 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four years after she summoned the courage to confront her father over what she claims were 11 years of repeated molestation, Holly Ramona says she is once again shattered and betrayed--this time by a jury's decision to side with him against the therapists she believes helped her overcome her nightmarish childhood.
NEWS
May 22, 1994 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Napa jury's verdict against two therapists and a hospital in the recent "recovered memory" case has intensified a debate over whether such memories ought to be considered accurate reflections of the past. The case, in which two therapists were found to have acted improperly in reinforcing the belief of a client that her father sexually abused her, is expected to have long-term legal and clinical ramifications for therapists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1994
Opening a new chapter in a widely watched dispute over recovered memory therapy, Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred has been hired by a woman who claims that she forgot and later remembered that her father had raped her when she was a child. The move marks the latest twist in the battle between Gary Ramona, a former top executive at a Napa Valley winery, and his daughter Holly, a graduate student at Pepperdine University.
NEWS
May 22, 1994 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Holly Ramona, who alleges she was molested for 11 years by her father, says she once again feels shattered and betrayed--this time by a jury's decision to side with him against the therapists she believes helped her overcome her nightmarish childhood.
NEWS
May 22, 1994 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Napa jury's verdict against two therapists and a hospital in the recent "recovered memory" case has intensified a debate over whether such memories ought to be considered accurate reflections of the past. The case, in which two therapists were found to have acted improperly in reinforcing the belief of a client that her father sexually abused her, is expected to have long-term legal and clinical ramifications for therapists.
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