Something about what AVN said in their post stuck out to me that got me thinking, so I did a little digging and made a few phone calls.
In the AVN site they said “A longtime adult industry associate who wishes to remain unnamed for the time being supplied a statement to AVN Thursday evening from Mercedes Carrera regarding the charges against her and her husband Daemon Cins officially levied Tuesday by the San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office, to which they have both pleaded not guilty. The acquaintance told AVN that the statement was drafted and approved by Carrera following an extensive meeting between the parties at the West Valley Detention Center, where Carrera and Cins have been held since their arrest last Friday.”
Mercedes Carrera wasn’t arraigned until Wednesday. This means that she couldn’t have any visitors except for her lawyer until that time. The AVN statement clearly says it’s an adult industry associate, not her lawyer.
The problem is, that isn’t possible.
Mercedes Carrera is being held in the West Valley Detention Center, a place that requires all visitors to have an appointment (except a person’s lawyer). That appointment must be made on the previous day and the meeting is only approved for 20 minutes.
A 20-minute meeting is not an “extensive meeting”. That right there is what caught my attention. So I picked up the phone and called them. I made that call on Friday. They told me that she is allowed to have visitors now that she has been placed in the general population.
However I am mistaken, nobody but her lawyer could see her before today (today being Friday). To see her you would have to call to make an appointment, of which wasn’t possible until Thursday.
So there is no way anyone except her lawyer could have met with her on Thursday.
So if this was true, why lie about meeting with her in person? I mean it could have been a phone call, but that isn’t what the statement said. They specifically said it was a meeting at the detention facility, which according to the facility was impossible!
So who put out this statement claiming it comes directly from Mercedes Carrera?
What’s the point of putting out a false statement?
And even more interesting, why would neither AVN or XBIZ bother to check the validity of the statement? I mean it literally just took me picking up the phone to call the West Valley Detention Center to find out it wasn’t possible for anyone to have met with her extensively on Thursday. As Thursday was the first day they began taking appointments for visitors with her, for Friday.