8 MONTROSE VOICE/June 11, 1982
International Gay News Agency
The husband of tennis star Billie Jean
King filed a $57.5 million lawsuit in Los
Angeles against his wife's former lover,
Marilyn Barnett, and her attorneys,
claiming malicious prosecution.
The suit was filed by Larry King, alleging that Barnett wrongly accused him in a
1981 civil suit against the Kings of agreeing that she could live in the Kings'
Malibu beach house and that Billie Jean
would support her for the rest of her life.
and then repudiating the agreements.
King, a sports promoter, said that he
and his wife never made such agreements
with Barnett and that Barnett knew that
when she sued the Kings in a sensational
manner last year.
Barnett lost her lawsuit last December
when Judge Julius Title ordered her to
leave the beach house. The judge said that
Barnett's actions toward the Kings was
close to "attempted extortion."
The case took on prominence because of
the issues of lesbians in sports, the rights
of same-sex lovers, and the legal claims of
homosexuals vs. married couples.
International Gay News Agency
A gay knockout artist who was said to
have made a criminal career of drugging
his sex partners and then robbing them,
was sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in
prison in San Francisco.
Saban Dreas, a 32-year-old Yugoslavian, was accused of posing as a lonely
Greek student, meeting potential marks in
gay bars, persuading them to take him
home, and then asking for hot coffee.
Dreas would then secretly drop a few
tablets of Lorazapan. a powerful sleeping
pill, into his would-be lover's drink, police
Next Dreas would take cash, jewelry,
cars, and anything else of value, police
Dreas was wanted for questioning in
similar crimes in New York, Chicago, Los
Angeles, and Toronto, but he was finally
stopped in San Francisco after he
allegedly fleeced three gay men during a
48-hour period last Christmas.
Local gay newspapers published an
alert about a Mickey Finn specialist, and a
gay man visiting from Chicago saw the
alert and told police that a similar confidence man was working in his city.
Inspector Sam Hamilton obtained mug
shots of the suspect, who was identified by
his San Francisco victims. Later Dreas
was recognized on the street by police and
You may have heard the postal service is
planning special post-nuclear attack
ch an ge-of-address cards so evacuees can
have their mail forwarded.
Now word has leaked out the government printing office is looking for a safe
place to print stamps and money after the
big blast, reports the Washington Post.
Federal planners are considering 50
cities across the country as a site for a
back-up plant for the Treasury Department's Bureau of Printing and
"We're looking for something that's not
listed as a high-risk area," explained project coordinator Ken Farrow.
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