There’s something else I want to mention to you. I almost forgot. It occurs to me that this trial might not actually go forward. I very much doubt that Cassidy Sorensen has ever really wanted to testify. And now that the trial is almost here, I think there’s a chance she might back out on you. It might even be the case that you and your advisers have decided this trial might not be in your best interest after all. So I’ll be only half surprised if, sometime between now and Wednesday morning, we learn that the charges are being dropped. I’m not saying that it will happen, but it’s not unreasonable to think it might.
If it does happen, here’s my prediction. The Spectrum will be ready with a story about the case. That story will include a statement either from Cassidy Sorensen herself, or from DSU, about how she has suffered so much because of that day in her acting class that she just wants to put it all behind her, can’t bear to be in the same room with her acting teacher, etc. She, or DSU, while expressing regret and indignation over the alleged “assault” and suggesting that the alleged perpetrator is escaping condign punishment, nevertheless will insist that, all things considered, a trial would be more than she could take. Regardless of what actually happens, I think you’d have to agree, Biff, that something like that would be par for the course.
Meanwhile, the truth will remain: Varlo was attempting to help Ms. Sorensen perform a scene she had chosen. And for doing so, the university that had employed him to teach acting, tried to call it "child abuse", and when that didn't stick, "assault." One thing's for sure, Biff, no one will ever, ever mistake you for a man of culture.
P.S. -- Have you visited the Temple lately? If not, I urge you to get there, because (a) it looks good to your fellow citizens and (b) I think I've given you some good things to think about as you meditate in the Celestial Room. Take Don Reid with you. It would be a good way for you two to spend an evening. I'll bet you could even go on paid time from work.