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Old January 19th, 2006, 11:04 AM
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Default Oprah and the RCI incident, did you watch it?

I caught it yesterday after work, thought it was not a very interesting show.
i hate to say this but Mrs. Smith comes off as someone looking for her "fifteen minutes of fame, she is looking to blame somebody, anybody, which is understandable, but it seems that she just doesn't get the fact that her DH disappered in a foreign country and that she has to deal with the laws and rules of that county, not US laws.
I was surprised that she didn't have her lawyers sitting next to her. Maybe because she has no grounds????
I wouldn't be surprised if a movie-of-the-week will be coming to a television set near you.
What strikes me as interesting is her claim that she "passed-out" and has no memory of the time frame of her husband's dissappearance. She claims that she wasn't drunk, what happened then? Why wasn't she tested for drugs or alchohol?? hmmm.................
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Old January 19th, 2006, 03:21 PM
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I caught it yesterday after work, thought it was not a very interesting show.
i hate to say this but Mrs. Smith comes off as someone looking for her "fifteen minutes of fame, she is looking to blame somebody, anybody, which is understandable, but it seems that she just doesn't get the fact that her DH disappered in a foreign country and that she has to deal with the laws and rules of that county, not US laws.
I was surprised that she didn't have her lawyers sitting next to her. Maybe because she has no grounds????
I wouldn't be surprised if a movie-of-the-week will be coming to a television set near you.
What strikes me as interesting is her claim that she "passed-out" and has no memory of the time frame of her husband's dissappearance. She claims that she wasn't drunk, what happened then? Why wasn't she tested for drugs or alchohol?? hmmm.................
One of her many slams that she made against RCI was receiving her sign & sail bill 1 week after she arrived home & claims that she wasn't drunk. It would be interesting to see the beverage purchases on the bill for the day in question? She also was disgusted at RCI for not buying her plane ticket home, why would RCI responsible for getting her home? I am sorry for the loss that she has suffered, but I have to give some credit to the RCI president for not hiding behind a press release and going on Television.
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I was anxious to hear Mrs. Smith's side of the story since there has been so little reported from her account of what happened. I had to say that after hearing her, I changed my mind. I was leaning toward suspecting her as being more involved in the actual disappearance of her husband. She did admit to have been drinking, what she said was that she doesn't remember what happened. She said that she hadn't been drinking to the extent that it (alcohol) would have caused her to "black out". The couple in the audience that had talked to her at around 2:30 a.m. said that neither Mrs. Smith or her husband George seemed to be drunk. In a report on Nightline of 20/20 (one of those type of shows) the interviewed passengers who had been partying with the Smith's that night, and they implicated a casino worker and a possible connection of him robbing Mr. Smith of a large amount of money he had in his cabin. These young men said they took George to his cabin and put him in bed and that Mrs. Smith went with the casino worker (allegedly she had been flirting with him). It is believable that he slipped Mrs. Smith something and left her in the hallway, took her room key, went to the room and encountered George, had him give up the money, then dump him over the side. If there hadn't been a lifeboat under the balcony there wouldn't have even been the blood evidence. People in the cabin beside the Smith's reported loud noises and furniture thumping around in the Smith's cabin. It would be very frustrating to be in a foreign country and experience such a horrible event and have it handled in a manner that we Americans are not accustomed to. Maybe I watch to much CSI. I found Mrs. Smith to be very composed, articulate and believable. Hope this is resolved for the sake of both families.
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hats off to Royal Caribbean for showing up to discuss this in an unfavourable forum (Oprah)

Is this chick for real?

She blames the line for sending her a bill?? Well......it's HER bill?!?!? Someone help me to understand why she should not, or someone else should pay her bill.

She thinks RCCL should pay her flight home??? Why exactly? If they had offered to pay, she would be the first one standing up and yelling "see, they're guilty, they tried to shush me by buying stuff etc etc" If you lose a spouse on a honeymoon, do you really care who paid for what, I mean, I wouldn't be in any state of mind to think about anything. I would certainly not blame the line afterwards for not paying.

She suggested at one point that the groom stumbled over the balcony......Well I was on the sister ship Radiance, right beside Brilliance in a port 2 weeks ago, standing out on my balcony (which incidentally was in almost the same spot as theirs - Deck 10 forward) and there is NO WAY someone can "just" stumble off the balcony.........I even offered to test my theory with my wife on the balcony but she politely declined the part!!

When she cried on the show it was the most fake cry I've ever seen. Even my wife, who all things being equal tends to be sympathetic towards the Oprah style woman/victim scenario thought it was totally fake.

The cruise line was cleared by the authorities they were bound by (the Turkish and to a lesser extent Bahamas [registry], so as far as I'm concerned they didn't cover anything up or do anything wrong.

Now the attention should shift back to the bride. She may or may not have been involved, but she certainly knows more than she is saying, many people including myself would consider that to be indicative of guilt in some degree.

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