TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Feb 12, 2016

Defense attorney Minton Mayer motioned to strike certain “offensive” allegations outlined in a $37.5 million lawsuit filed in November against Brentwood’s Fellowship Bible Church involving the rape of a three-year-old boy, Brentwood Home Page reports. The lawsuit, filed in Williamson County Circuit Court, alleges the church tried to hide the incident from the parents and included phrases like "the church was a haven for predators.” Mayer argues the statements were intended to catch the attention of the media. Judge Michael W. Binkley denied Mayer’s motion to strike, but said a gag order in the case may be fair following an investigation by counsel.