Thursday, August 16, 2012

What Would Cause the Victim of an Assault to Lie Years Later About the Crime?

Zac Parrish

In 1995, Zac Parrish pressed assault charges against his stepfather, Ted Rollins, for a beating that took place in Franklin County, North Carolina, when Parrish was 16 years old.

In 2012, Zac Parrish denied the beating ever happened.

Why the change in stories, especially when you consider that North Carolina court documents show Ted Rollins was convicted for an assault that occurred on September 9, 1995? To top it off, Birmingham resident Sherry Carroll Rollins (Zac Parrish's mother and Ted Rollins' ex wife) described the beating in considerable detail for a videotaped interview we conducted with her--and nothing we've seen in the public record conflicts with her account.

We don't mean to be overly harsh on Zac Parrish because he clearly has been victimized--used literally and figuratively as a punching bag for Ted Rollins. In addition to the 1995 assault, we know that North Carolina social-services officials received a report in 1993 about a possible dysfunctional and damaging relationship between Ted Rollins and Zac Parrish.

But why did Parrish respond with anger and profanity when I contacted him a few months back and requested an interview via telephone? (You can hear the conversation in a video at the end of this post.) After Parrish had refused to be interviewed and hurled insults my way, why did we have the following exchange? (Language alert, both in the following transcript and in the video below.)

LS: Why did Ted Rollins beat you severely when you were 15 years old? 
ZP: Ted Rollins never beat me severely, Roger . . . get your fucking facts straight 
LS: He didn't beat you? 
ZP: No, unh unh, sure didn't. 
LS: Really? Well, when you were 15 years old, I've been told, that you were beaten by Ted Rollins. 
ZP: You've been told . . . 
LS: Is that true?

All of this is an issue here in Alabama only because Ted Rollins filed a divorce lawsuit against Sherry Rollins in our state, even though she already had filed a divorce complaint against him and it had been litigated for three years in South Carolina, where the family had lived. As we have shown in a series of posts, a case cannot lawfully be heard in Alabama once jurisdiction already has been established in South Carolina--or any other state. That Shelby County Circuit Judge D. Al Crowson took the case, and issued a judgment that caused Sherry Rollins and her two daughters to wind up on food stamps, strongly indicates that someone caused Alabama's court system to be used in an abusive fashion.

Zac Parrish, in our conversation, repeatedly asked me why his mother's divorce case is any of my business. I stated that I live in Shelby County, and my taxpayer dollars are used to fund the courts, so it certainly is my business. If I were to answer that question again, I would put it in simpler, more direct, terms: Ted Rollins filed a lawsuit in Alabama, using public facilities and public officials and producing public records. All taxpayers in Alabama, not just me, help fund those public resources. So it should be of concern to all Alabamians how those resources are used.

Come to think of it, maybe I should have turned Zac Parrish's question around in this fashion: "Why is it that I'm concerned about what happened to your mother and half sisters in Shelby County court, but you don't seem concerned about it at all?"

Zac Parrish apparently views the Rollins v. Rollins divorce case, and everything associated with it, as a private family matter; perhaps that is why Parrish chose to deny the assault, which was a key event leading to the divorce. But Ted Rollins ensured that it would not be a private matter when he chose to file a lawsuit in a public forum and then refused to settle the matter, causing it to go all the way to a bench trial.

If I were in Zac Parrish's shoes, perhaps I would be agitated about press coverage of Rollins v. Rollins. If Parrish were in my shoes, perhaps he would understand why I have a special interest in the abusive use of Alabama courts--the very courts where my wife and I have been hideously abused. More importantly, perhaps Parrish would understand why, in my view, all Alabamians have a vested interest in the handling of Rollins v. Rollins and other court cases.

This much is certain from the video below: Zac Parrish is extremely angry about something. On the surface, the anger is directed at me. But all I've done is report accurately on injustices that have been inflicted upon members of his family in court. Assuming that Zac Parrish cares at least a little for his mother and sisters, he has no legitimate reason to be angry with me.

What do you hear in Zac Parrish's voice? I hear an anger that originates with Ted Rollins. But I also hear an attempt at deceit and misdirection, trying to deny an event that public records can prove took place.

Something complex and ugly is going on with Ted Rollins and Zac Parrish. The content and tone of this conversation makes that quite clear.


Anonymous said...

Brain damage.

There is no way Zac Parrish did not suffer from the attack.

Babies are "shaken" and suffer head injuries which can be permanent.

Poor soul does not know why, for the most, his brain when he becomes in any way whatsoever "disturbed, excited, etc." there is an automatic "bleeding" that can always occur, according to the "brain doctors." This causes a brain damaged human.

Sadly here it's more likely than not due to the monster called a "step-father" who intentionally attempted to destroy his step-son's most vital organ's resource: how to "think," clearly.

Anonymous said...

"... If we look closely at the attack against the Pentagon, we notice that the official version amounts to an enormous lie ...."

9/11: The Attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, The Official Version Amounts to an Enormous Lie, by Thierry Meyssan


The US is the biggest liar on earth and has been for years. And poor soul, bin Laden, sold to We The People as the monster who "hated Americans' freedoms" so much he in a cave was able to with kidney failure, bomb the US.

American had a rule coloring over the real law, accepted by victim US, unknowingly our collective brain began to bleed.

Zac Parrish is a mirror reflection for ALL of US victims to witness our denial about the monsters in the US who and whom intentionally bleed us bone dry.

How many years has this denial been ongoing? Ah, since there was the set-up, NO real need for any forensic evidence to prove the truth, that would spoil the monsters' plans.

Anonymous said...

Those two in the picture look like money-hungry jackals...predators.

Anonymous said...

I find the audio here to be chilling. I could understand it if Mr. Parrish had said something like, "You are bringing up a painful chapter in my life, one that I wish not to dig up. I respectfully decline to comment." Instead you get the voice of a victim who, it seems, feels like he still is being victimized. You've given us the voice of an adult who was abused as a child, and that's a pretty rare thing for most of us to hear. I feel for Mr. Parrish, but it sounds like he is a long way from putting this chapter to bed. Is Ted Rollins still involved with his life in some way?

legalschnauzer said...

Anon at 8:11--
You use an interesting word, jackals. That's Ted Rollins on the left and his Campus Crest partner, Mike Hartnett, on the right. And that photo was taken at the New York Stock Exchange when Campus Crest went public in late 2010. If you think you see dollar signs in their eyes, you probably do.

legalschnauzer said...

Anon at 8:11--

I forgot to mention this: At the time that photo was taken on Wall Street, Ted Rollins' ex wife and two daughters in Birmingham were either on, or about to go on, food stamps. He looks deeply concerned about, doesn't he?

Anonymous said...

The photo of Ted Rollins, smiling on his Wall Street phone, layered with the audio of his abuse victim, is pretty disturbing. Quite a juxtaposition, if I might toss out a big word. A "jackal," indeed.

legalschnauzer said...

Anon at 8:17--

Sherry Rollins, Zac's mother, has told me that he and Ted Rollins are in regular contact. She also said that she believes Zac receives support from the Rollins family for his construction company, Parrish Building of Birmingham.

jeffrey spruill said...

What Would Cause the Victim of an Assault to Lie Years Later About the Crime?


His step daddy's money & lots of it!

Anonymous said...

Zac's lie is more of a comfort to him than the truth, clearly.

". . . Carton was there, with his hands in his pockets, staring at the ceiling of the court; they went the same Circuit, and even there they prolonged their usual orgies late into the night, and Carton was rumoured to be seen at broad day, going home stealthily and unsteadily to his lodgings, like a dissipated cat. At last, it began to get about, among such as were interested in the matter, that although Sydney Carton would never be a lion, he was an amazingly good jackal, and that he rendered suit and service to Stryver in that humble capacity . . . . Book 2, Chapter 5: The Jackal

Charles Dickens › No Fear Literature › A Tale of Two CitiesCached
> Book 2, Chapter 5: The Jackal:

Page 2 ... Lawyers drank as much as people in any other profession. ... Your honour told me to call you.” “Yes, sir."

Zac Parrish has no intention of flirting with the Racket Jackels.

And that the "BAR Cult" truly are.

The US JUDICIAL "business plan," is beyond staggering in the numbers of hungry jackals.

Staggering, falling, wailing and laughing as though MAD, into the machine of no due process and no rule of law. How perfect for the tribe of jackals, criminal classless. Innocents are so much more delicious.

Anonymous said...

" . . . advised Cade that "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers," hoping that this tactic would prevent Cade from being discovered as an imposter. At least in Shakespeare's time, lawyers were regarded as the protectors of truth.

That lawyer is being a protector of some sort, but it doesn't seem to be of the truth!

In fact, Shakespeare used lawyers as figures of derision on several occasions. In "Romeo and Juliet", Mercutio uses the line "O'er lawyers' fingers, who straight dream on fees;" In "King Lear", the fool defends a speech in riddles by comparing it to an "unfee'd lawyer":

This is nothing, fool.

Then 'tis like the breath of an unfee'd lawyer,- you gave me nothing for't.- Can you make no use of nothing, nuncle?

There's a very long and lawyer-uncomplimentary passage in Hamlet. Note the similarity of the "parchment" joke to that seen in Henry VI, part 2.

There's another: why may not that be the skull of a lawyer? Where be his quiddits now, his quillets, his cases, his tenures, and his tricks? why does he suffer this rude knave now to knock him about the sconce with a dirty shovel, and will not tell him of his action of battery? Hum! This fellow might be in's time a great buyer of land, with his statutes, his recognizances, his fines, his double vouchers, his recoveries: is this the fine of his fines, and the recovery of his recoveries, to have his fine pate full of fine dirt? will his vouchers vouch him no more of his purchases, and double ones too, than the length and breadth of a pair of indentures? The very conveyances of his lands will hardly lie in this box; and must the inheritor himself have no more, ha?

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" - it's a lawyer joke

"The first thing we do," said the character in Shakespeare's Henry VI, is "kill all the lawyers."

David said...

Since Campus Quest is financed by the 2010 IPO Ted Rollins is best descibed as a jackass spending other peoples money.

legalschnauzer said...


Good point. You wonder if those investors are aware that Ted Rollins has serious issues of child abuse in his background. By definition, under North Carolina law, that beating was child abuse. And get this: Rollins is marketing student housing to . . . young people--the very age group that he has a history of abusing.

Anonymous said...

It appears that a simple assault charge was filed against mr. Rollins
Not child abuse?
Also, who is jack Parrish and why does nothing mention a minor?
Where is zac Parrish's signature pressing charges?

legalschnauzer said...

Anon at 6:37--

I think the post at the following link will answer most of your questions:

Anything not answered in that post probably will be answered here:

Anonymous said...

The photograph of these two smiling, laughing, salivating, money hungry jackals says it all....the caption should read: We just scored a very large scam against the players, the investors and now we are going to make a lot of money because our greed has to be fed....

The faces of these two buffoons says it all. The picture of GREED.