Monday, August 26, 2013


She's baaaaack! Now I just dare Serena Williams to threaten this one.

The New York Post reports:
The feisty tennis umpire who was hauled off in handcuffs from a New York hotel just before last year’s US Open — accused of bludgeoning her elderly husband to death with a coffee mug in their California home — will be back at the tournament this month after being cleared in the botched case, The Post has learned.

This time around, fully reinstated referee Lois “Lolo” Goodman, 71, is hoping to keep a low profile at the Flushing Meadows event.

“She’s apprehensive about returning; she doesn’t want to draw attention,” her daughter, Joan Goodman, said in a phone interview. “The players, the tennis, that is the focus. She is grateful that she has her job, and she wants to be able to do it without distraction.”

Still, Goodman hasn’t forgotten the embarrassment that surrounded the 2012 Open — and this week ripped into the LAPD, claiming it orchestrated her arrest as a publicity stunt to humiliate her after they became convinced she’d murdered her ailing spouse, Alan Goodman, 80, in their LA condo.
Goodman has filed suit against the LAPD, claiming false arrest, civil-rights violations, malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress and seeks unspecified punitive damages and reimbursement of more than $100,000 in legal fees.

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