Michael Berry Settles Case, He Hopes

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A $2K check should do it.
Days after going on the offensive by bashing gay-bashers, KTRH talkshow host and former city councilman Michael Berry has made a move to settle the hit-and-run incident outside a Montrose gay bar.

Berry, through his attorney, mailed a $2,000 check to the owner of the hit car, TC's Showbar bouncer Tuderia Bennett, and Bennett tells KPRC he will ask that no charges be pressed.

The DA's office, of course, could still decide to go ahead with a case if it wants to. An investigation is ongoing.

A letter from attorney Dick DeGuerin accompanying the check says, "I wanted to make you aware that from the very beginning of HPD's investigation, Mr. Berry made it known to HPD that if they were of the opinion that he caused damage to your car, Mr. Berry wanted to make it right with you."

Berry was at TC's on drag-show night January 31; security-cam footage shows him having a beer.

He left before midnight. Police reports indicate his vehicle backed up 70 feet and struck Bennett's car, then took off.

HPD's initial investigation was criticized for being desultory, and renewed efforts were undertaken in the wake of a KPRC report in the incident.

Berry at first refused to comment at all about the matter, and has only talked on his show about it, not to reporters. He said he didn't go to a gay bar, he "went into a bar. There were gay people inside.

He did not discuss the traffic incident, but called the news report a "smear job."


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Oto Cantu
Oto Cantu

Has Houston Police let a hit and run criminal free??? You be the judge.

Decent_American
Decent_American

Michael Berry is INNOCENT - He had Paul Babeu with him and he says nothing happened. 

Harry_Hung
Harry_Hung

I hear Mike went to a fight and a hockey game broke out!

John Cobarruvias
John Cobarruvias

Michael Berry needs a good old fashion conservative ass whoopin. That is what most hill billy conservatives would do when someone hits their car and runs away like a little girl. They would open up a can of ass whoopin. And then Michael Berry would be on the radio justifying it.

Oto Cantu
Oto Cantu

It seems that it is Berry writing this on a website comments. Thepolice would need to verify his IP address and confirm it was him writing thesethings.

 

If it is really Michael Berry, see what Berry writes in a blog:

 

Damn straight...er...right! The only thingsI bash are bouncer's cars when I'm leaving for the night.

 

And then he states:

 

1. My legal fees should be none of yourconcern. Instead of going on welfare or asking for a handout, I worked my assoff and made plenty of money to pay as much as I feel is needed to protect myreputation.

2. The only I-M-B-E-C-I-L-E in this situation is a bouncer that doesn't knowhow to park.

 

 

Although at one point he states “not saying I did” he is very clearin these other messages he was there to bash the bouncer's car.

Oto Cantu
Oto Cantu

It seems that it is Berry writing this on a website comments. Thepolice would need to verify his IP address and confirm it was him writing thesethings.

 

If it is really Michael Berry, see what Berry writes in a blog:

 

Damn straight...er...right! The only thingsI bash are bouncer's cars when I'm leaving for the night.

 

And then he states:

 

1. My legal fees should be none of yourconcern. Instead of going on welfare or asking for a handout, I worked my assoff and made plenty of money to pay as much as I feel is needed to protect myreputation.

2. The only I-M-B-E-C-I-L-E in this situation is a bouncer that doesn't knowhow to park.

 

 

Although at one point he states “not saying I did” he is very clearin these other messages he was there to "bash the bouncer's car..."

 

 

http://www.allaccess.com/net-n...

Johncoby
Johncoby

The bar created a new strong drink called the Michael berry. One drink and you are looking for someone to rear end.

Maggiemay
Maggiemay

Wonder if his FB and Twitter accounts will suddenly leap back to life?

rlr4818
rlr4818

Mr. Berry, I heard your radio rants about how you were set up and smeared by the local media.  Thou dost protesteth too much.  You were (1) in a gay bar, not a bar with some gay people inside. Every bar in town has some gay people inside. (2) I suspect you were alcohol impaired, and knew as much.  It's easier to deal with an accident after sobering up.  See: Ted Kennedy.

Do you want to know why you are prey to the media?  Because in spite of having an Indian wife and a black child, you are a racist and a hypocrite, and you have gone from a humorous conservative commentator to an obnoxious opinionated condescending jerk.  Karma is a bitch.

Kylejack
Kylejack

Mr. Berry is a public menace and needs to be charged. 

Craigley
Craigley

This is not the first thing Mr. Berry has paid for.

I've always thought he was a terd.

He was student body President my senior year at UH.

Then he ruined Live Oaks on my street in Midtown with his stupid city hall campaign signs.

Then his fake wife and fake kid. Well. How can you preach family values when you look just like the people you oppose on your silly radio show.

Galaxocoates
Galaxocoates

Nice fiscally conservative approach you got going there, Michael!Damage to car: $2000Lawyer's fee: $10,000Damage to reputation: rather major

Spend $12,000 to fix a $2,000 problem.

And look like a guy with some nasty skeletons (and live bodies) in his closet during the process. I want this guy running my government!.

Jeezuie
Jeezuie

Watching somebody smash your car is now an "opinion", unless it's caught on camera. Brilliant, Mr. DeGuerin, i see why the guilty hire thee.

Jimbo
Jimbo

Why does he need HPD to tell him whether or not he damaged the guys car? Was he that hammered that he can't remember?

Oldpete
Oldpete

 Oto, Your writing seems cramped. Could you pls space out your thoughts more, so I can read them.

Brittanie Shey
Brittanie Shey

That's a spoof account linked to the fake Michael Berry Twitter account. Whoever it is also posted here, but it is not the real Michael Berry.

MadMac
MadMac

And boom goes the dynamite.

MadMac
MadMac

rlr4818, you hit it out of the park. I also notice for all his media-slamming rants, he hasn't given up his mic/place in the MEDIA. This guy simply can't avoid those pot-kettle-black moments, can he?

Copa
Copa

 Come on, now. Michael is not saying he hit the guys car. He is just saying that if somehow HPD got the idea in their silly little heads that Michael is responsible, he is willing to man up and write a $2,000 check. Because that's the kind of upstanding citizen he is.

But yeah, Michael was totally shitfaced.

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