Lawyer and Custody Expert Houghton Sues for Libel
Lawyer and frequently court appointed custody expert, Valerie Houghton , whom many blame for the destruction of their children and families, is suing three PhDs for libel following comments made during a 2016 Santa Clara County Psychological Board Meeting. But, it may have been business with billionaire Clyde Berg, Bradford Baugh and Richard Roggia and close affiliations Berg has with the DA's office and the 49ers Levi Stadium that ultimately did the former associate of Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel in and caused a infighting war between unscrupulous family lawyers and unethical psychologists used in Silicon Valley custody cases.
In her complaint a "haggard" Houghton whines that she has a right to sue after three PhD's made defamatory statements, and "tried to cover it up',
Houghton alleges that Erika Torres, PhD, Catherine Ciano , PhD and Steven Curley . PhD said Houghton had engaged in credit card fraud amounting to theft for $2275.75 . Read the entire complaint filed on June 9, 2017. a year after the alleged conduct would have occurred.
Parents who underwent divorces in Santa Clara County are laughing at the Karma coming Ms. Houghton's way. Houghton, and her husband, a realtor with Intero , have been indicted by the Santa Clara County DA for felony charges involving hundreds of thousands of dollars involved in while collar crimes. See indictment here.
Parents who lost children in custody battles during Santa Clara County divorce or CP cases are mocking Houghton's hand written complaint and laughing at her desperation.
"Houghton lied in court to make money by taking children away from good parents. She was formerly associated with Hoge Fenton, Jones & Appel, one of the most corrupt law firms in the county, and she took CASH for Custody, getting custody awarded to child abusers and pedophiles based on her "social " and "professional" relationships with Judges including James Towery, so whatever they found in the criminal case, Houghton was definitely hiding much more". said one mother who holds Houghton responsible for ruining her child's life. "She deserves everything bad anyone says about her, and credit card fraud would be one of the more polite comments. "
Houghton is known in the county for close and corrupt relationships with family court judge James Towery, and for using Brad Baugh to trump up some false DV like claims , against a former client.
Houghton's neighbors report that following the indictment, her life spiraled out of control. " There were days she would not come out of the house and when she did she looked like hell, a far cry from the lavish and fast life she and her husband were known for flashing around the Los Gatos community "
Judge Zayner, whom Houghton has appeared before, with court appointed immunity , will now try to convince him, and a jury , that she was harmed by the very kind of people she once used to steal children from parents during contentious custody battles.
The FBI is reportedly looking into RICO cases that involve Houghton, Berg, Baugh, Towery, and the 49ers precious Levi Stadium.
LOL - Good luck with that Valerie, and you might want to study up on defamation vs. libel before you leave your area of pro per standing and are declared vexatious. ( Remember old Jim Towery isn't at the State Bar any more and your case won't be assigned to his family law courtroom).
Meanwhile, in Orange County, where corrupt CEO David Yamasaki has moved, corruption involving experts who have been ignored by the California Board of Psychology including Randy Rand, Dr. Wiley Johnson, Dr, Duke Bussey, Rebecca Bailey and Dr. Jorge Galindo, Dr. Jose Cervantes, Dr. Budner, Dr. Carolyn Cater, Nancy Mc Namera of 8 Days a Week, and retired OC Sherriff Sheila Ponce are being investigated for crimes against children that rise from divorce and custody cases. Supervised visits, reunification camps Special Masters, private judges and billions of dollars may be exposed as infighting between greedy lawyers and negligent psychologists are gradually exposed, similar to the fall of Valerie Houghton and the corruption in Santa Clara County that was exposed with those connected to her, which is also being investigated by the FBI and Attorney General because of billionaire Clyde Berg's involvement.