Herald prevails in lawsuit filed by spiritual group

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Herald prevails in lawsuit filed by spiritual group

Band members said email caused ‘emotional distress’
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Ted Holteen’s email sent to spiritual band

Ted Holteen, a former employee at The Durango Herald, sent an email July 8, 2011, to the booking agent for a spiritual band that was scheduled to play that day at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. Here is the transcript:
“Mycenay, or whatever the hell your name really is – If I had my way you’d all be in prison or worse. I hope you play to an empty venue tonight to exemplify just how irrelevant you are. It’s disgusting the way you people prey on the unsuspecting and trusting, and it’s only a matter of time before TONY DELEVIN – not Gabriel, not a prophet, not a seer – TONY DELEVIN gets what’s coming to him. And any of you that help him perpetuate his crimes are just as guilty. Oh yeah – and you no-talent hacks produce the singularly worst music I’ve ever heard in my life. You’ll be lucky to leave Durango without being in handcuffs or slaughtered by an angry mob – we’re not idiots around here like the suckers you rope in down in Arizona. If there was a hell, I’d wish you to burn there for eternity, but since no such place exists, I can only hope that you suffer horribly painful deaths. Shame on you.”

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