Farts and Coke Bumps: Outlaw Dave Lawsuit Turns Even Uglier

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Lawsuit says Walker:Texas Lawyer is also Walker:Texas Drug User.
Affidavits filed in Houston lawyer James Walker's breach of contract lawsuit against radio personality "Outlaw" Dave Andrews accuse Walker of openly abusing drugs and threatening a business partner.

Walker -- you may know him as "Walker: Texas Lawyer" -- sued Andrews and Duane Bradley after the co-owners of Outlaw Dave's Worldwide Headquarters allegedly squandered Walker's $360,000 loan for the business.

In an August 15 affidavit, Bradley accused Walker of coming to his home and said of Bradley's and Andrews's attorney, Scott McLemore, "The last time a lawyer made me this mad it was 1996 and he is still breathing through a straw out of his neck."

Among Walker's other alleged colorful comments were "I decided weeks ago that if I don't get what I want, then I will put the bar out of business....No one farts in that bar that I don't know about it."

In an affidavit sworn five days later, the improbably named Slade Ham -- apparently part of Andrews's show -- alleged that "Over the last year...Jim Walker's actions became quite questionable and disturbing, in that his use of painkillers increased dramatically. While Jim Walker had recreationally used painkillers the entire time I'd been around him, he'd never done so in as reckless and concerning a fashion. Walker referred to painkillers as 'vitamins,' offering them to others and me as another might offer Tic-Tacs."

In yet another affidavit, a fellow named Mike Mealy alleges that Walker offered him cocaine after a broadcast of Andrews's show in Galveston in 2011: "Attorney Jim Walker got into his vehicle and beckoned me inside the car, where he then produced a small bag of what he asserted to be cocaine, and offered me some. I then observed Attorney Jim Walker snorting the white powder from the end of a key into his nose, while sitting inside his vehicle."

Walker told Hair Balls that the affidavits were false and defamatory. Walker's original complaint accused Andrews of using drugs in the bar, but was vague on details -- something that is obviously not a problem among Andrews's camp.

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kamifernandez87
kamifernandez87

Word through the grapevine is that Outlaw Dave's HQ has filed for bankruptcy.  Any reporting on this craig? 

mbryanmiller
mbryanmiller

Craig Malisow, You are terribly misinformed.  Attorneys have a choice of making affidavits available for public record.  I have done an affidavit on Jim Walkers behalf because I was on the inside of this situation.  There are many more affidavits that will show Mr. Walker has been thoroughly screwed and the ones alleging drug use are the coke-heads.  Your articles seem terribly one-sided to say the least.  I challenge you to do some real reporting.  Jim Walker did a ten panel, hair follicle drug test and all 10 panels were negative.  Why don't you publicly challenge Dave and Duane to do the same?  If you are a real reporter find the facts.  Stop publishing biased articles and dig a little.

mcabusiness6089
mcabusiness6089

Anyone who really knows Dave Andrews (Outlaw Dave) or Duane Bradley (Owner of the Davenport) should know that they are NOTHING compared to James Walker (Personal Injury Lawyer) for 30+ years. Mr. Walker has been helping people for almost all of his life, and has no criminal record. As for the other individuals, Duane Bradley's Martini Lounge (Davenport) off of shepherd and richmond has been know for the past several years, as a place of drugs (cocaine) and has a history of it. Just last year in the Houston Press it was made public, calling the place of business (Davensnort) and there has been arrest of individuals for that reasons, on there premises in the past.. As of Dave Andrews he has been shy of the public talk.. But he can be seen with others even on his talk show about smoking weed and doing other drugs.. And of Slade Ham (Comedian) is someone who clearly loves attention, the only reason why he made up a false affidavit, is because he works part time at Outlaw Daves and Davenport (when he is not trying to make people laugh), and hopes not to lose his job or (free drinking privilages).. I just hope that the public can see the truth..Because everyone who knows Dave Andrews or Duane Bradley, should know that they are clearly liers and douchbags.

nickmau5
nickmau5

@craig.malisow @tshiva77055  I am fairly certain a lawyer (in this case Outlaw Dave's attorney) cannot file affidavits with the court in their pleadings. Otherwise do you not think Walker's side would have done the same? I think the plaintiff in this case has been a lawyer for a long time, so he should/would know better than to go to court without any witnesses, affidavits, or evidence. If Walker has witnesses, affidavits or evidence why is that not part of the public record too or was it just not reported in this story? Is it the authors belief that Walker has no evidence or is this article an attempt to fish for more information? This is unclear to me. Did the defendants file affidavits publicly to smear Jim Walker? May be a good question to explore.

tshiva77055
tshiva77055

Jim Walker is the only character in this mess who doesn't have a criminal record and who doesn't use drugs. David Andrews has been arrested numerous times, Duane Bradley has been arrested for cocaine possession, Mike Mealy has been to prison and as for Slade Ham's statements, he's a joke but he's no comedian.  As for their lawyer, it wasn't very smart of him to release these affidavits to the public and make statements to the press about ongoing litigation.   Sounds like Walker has a defamation claim against him if he wishes to pursue it.  

Outlaw Dave has been known by many to smoke pot and he openly snorted coke on a party bus to the renaissance festival.  After all the name is "Outlaw" Dave and the Davensnort Lounge, this has to account for something.  

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/2012/12/openings_closings_heavy_on_the.php

quenby
quenby

Mike Mealy manages topless bars. Outlaw Dave does live broadcasts from topless bars. Walker is a cheeseball.

craig.malisow
craig.malisow

@kamifernandez87 Yep -- the defendants filed a notice of removal to federal court and a petition for chapter 11 relief. A conference is scheduled Oct. 17, so I should have an update soon.

mbryanmiller
mbryanmiller

Why were my other comments removed?  Don't like a challenge?

craig.malisow
craig.malisow

@nickmau5 @craig.malisow @tshiva77055 I'm not sure what you mean by "a lawyer...cannot file affidavits with the court in their pleadings." There's nothing special about affidavits; they're part of a case's public records. 

I did not see any similar affidavits from Walker's camp -- as a matter of fact, the first story (linked to in this one) called Walker's allegations "vague" for that reason: unlike the specifics in the affidavits filed on the defendants' behalf, Walker just referred generally to drug use in his petition.

brokengstring
brokengstring

@tshiva77055 you're drunk. i think slade ham is fucking hilarious. i saw him perform almost an hour at the whiskey brothers show and i saw him with charlie murphy before that. and he's hotttt.

craig.malisow
craig.malisow

@tshiva77055 Just to clarify, Outlaw Dave's lawyer didn't make the affidavits public -- they're public record, period, and available for anyone to see.

craig.malisow
craig.malisow

@mbryanmiller Yeah, they're one-sided because only one side is talking and filing documents of note. It's one of the drawbacks of the "no comment" route. And, as a reporter, it's not my place to publicly challenge people to submit to drug testing. I only ask people I write about to submit to tests involving quadratic equations and polynomials, because I like to make sure my sources are up on their algebra.

kamifernandez87
kamifernandez87

@craig.malisow @nickmau5 @tshiva77055 Actually, Walker has plenty of affidavits, witnesses (whom were reliable friends of the defendants I might add), and evidence that is in the public records. Why they are not in this story, I DON"T KNOW! This story is very one-sided and the person who wrote it either (a) doesn't really do good research or (b) is being payed by the defendants. Other than Walker's Petition, his reason for being "vague" or "not wanting to make any comments" is probably due to the fact that he's probably trying to be the bigger person in this mess. That's pretty obvious and I'm sure other people who are smart can figure that out as well.

kamifernandez87
kamifernandez87

@brokengstring @tshiva77055 this last comment was obviously written by Slade Ham himself. I saw Slade Ham perform in the past and he is not funny AT ALL!!!!! Just so you know I'm telling the truth, his story about beating up a midget is ridiculous. If that story was true, then it's the only fight he's ever won.

mbryanmiller
mbryanmiller

@craig.malisow I do think that it is worth noting that Walker took a hair follicle drug test that shows all negative results back past when the suit was filed.  Will you be printing that.  I read the articles again and your bias goes WAY beyond a non-responsive other side.  Dave and his group of degenerates go further than a simple drug culture, their lives revolve around hard narcotics and chronic alcoholism.  Hair follicle drug tests not only shows positive and negative but also shows the amount of use.  Headline:  "Former show member challenges Dave Andrews and Duane Bradley to take a hair follicle drug test, put up or shut up.  You can include Slade Ham and Mike Mealy as well.  I'll get rich from the betting action.

mbryanmiller
mbryanmiller

@craig.malisow @mbryanmiller Well Craig, I worked with the Outlaw Dave Show and I was there when all of this developed.  I also know all of the parties personally and I can tell you that the only victim in all of this is Jim Walker.  When I left Outlaw Dave Show I did my best to leave in a very professional manner.  For my effort Dave sent out a mass email encouraging people to break off all communication with me and told people that he had to fire me for being a drunk and drug abuser.  I've watched Dave and Duane snorting cocaine and drinking to the point of oblivion and then getting in their cars and driving home.  I'm no saint either and I don't pretend to be as my affidavit shows.  These guys are nothing more than con-artists, and liars playing a confidence game.  It may take a while but Jim Walker will prevail and the light of truth will send Dave and Duane scurrying like cock roaches.  If you want a full interview with Jim Walker I will be glad to arrange it.  He's tired of sitting quiet while those guys party in a business he paid for.

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