Friday, December 30, 2016

California Man Who Lost Gay Pride Lawsuit Found Dead From Apparent Suicide

Tragic ending to this highly publicized case. I think the guy was right, but was that get-up really worth dying for?

A California man who lost a five-year legal battle with San Diego police after being arrested for nudity during a 2011 gay pride festival was found dead from an apparent suicide weeks after receiving the unfavorable verdict, police said. Police found Will X. Walters, 35, in his Hill Crest apartment late Wednesday night, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. His time of death is not yet known and the county Medical Examiner’s Office said the death was under investigation. Police arrested Walters in 2011 during the San Diego Pride Parade and Festival at Balboa Park. He was wearing a leather gladiator skirt at the time that did not fully cover his backside, according to the Tribune. Walters reportedly denied officers’ requests to cover up so they arrested him for public nudity and took him to jail. He sued the San Diego Police for discrimination based on his sexuality, but a federal jury ruled against him earlier this month.Walter’s legal team said he racked up roughly $1 million in legal costs. His attorney, Chris Morris, said Walters was shocked by the Dec. 13 verdict, but hadn’t heard from him since.


Stephen said...

You really can never beat "Johnny Law" in a court. I understand his will to fight, but he should have just complied and been done with it. Poor guy.

jaragon said...

May he rest in peace and now he can wear what ever he wants