UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
CHERYL LINDSEY SEELHOFF,
a married woman,
Plaintiff, Tacoma, Washington
PAT and SUE WELCH,
husband and wife,
Docket No. C97-5383FDB
September 2, 1998
TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS
BEFORE THE HONORABLE FRANKLIN D. BURGESS
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE, and a Jury.
For the Plaintiff:
BARBARA J. DUFFY
GWENDOLYN PAYTON KLEIN
Lane Powell Spears Lubersky
1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle, Washington 98101-2338
For the Defendants:
RUDY R. LACHENMEIER
Lachenmeier, Enloe & Rall
9600 S.W. Capitol Highway
Portland, Oregon 97219
Court Reporter: Teri Hendrix
Union Station Courthouse, Room 3100
1717 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, Washington 98402
Proceedings recorded by mechanical stenography, transcript
produced by Reporter on computer.
Excerpt from transcripts Volume 3 September 2, 1998 Pages 446-683
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1 remember it was the day before I started my discussions. That I
2 know for a fact. Unless there is more than one version of the
3 June 30 letter, this appears to be the same letter.
4 Q. This was a letter you put in your Cheryl Lindsey file?
5 A. Yes.
6 Q. You talked to both Joe and Irene in this conversation?
7 A. To the best of my recollection, yes, I did.
8 Q. As you sit here today, do you recall, was it a speakerphone
9 conversation, they were on a speakerphone or both on separate
11 A. To the best of my recollection, they were on separate
12 receivers. That would be to the-best of my recollection.
13 Q. They gave you Claude's number in New Orleans, is that fair?
14 A. That's correct.
15 Q. Did they ask you to call Claude in New Orleans?
16 A. I do not recall if they asked me to call Claude or not.
17 Q. Do you recall if you had asked for Claude's phone number in
18 New Orleans?
19 A. I do not recall if I asked for it or they provided it.
20 Q. Do you recall if in this conversation Joe and Irene asked
21 for your assistance in any way to investigate the issues going
22 on with Cheryl Lindsey?
23 A. I'm not sure if they asked -- if they termed they were
24 asking for my assistance. I had understood from them that they
25 had contemplated calling me and, thus, when I called them, I do
1 vaguely recall that it surprised me that they knew who I was.
2 Q. In this conversation did you admonish them or criticize them
3 in any way for not calling you?
4 A. Not to my knowledge.
5 Q. Do you recall if you were upset that you didn't learn about
6 this situation until July 1, 1994, after the convention?
7 A. Yeah, I was disappointed that I did not know about it prior
8 to the convention.
9 Q. Was there any particular person or individual you were
10 disappointed with?
11 A. Yes, I was disappointed with Gregg Harris, that he, from
12 what I had determined, had known and was also at the convention
13 with Cheryl, and would not have brought that to my attention at
14 the convention or prior to.
15 Q. Anybody else that you were disappointed with about not
16 bringing this issue to your attention?
17 A. Yes.
18 Q. Who?
19 A. Cheryl Lindsey.
20 Q. And you would have expected her to bring a matter like this
21 to your attention?
22 A. Absolutely.
23 Q. Anybody else that you were disappointed with?
24 A. That I recall at this time, no.
25 Q. How soon after you talked to Joe and Irene Williams on July