Candidates in Senate District 9 fight each other - with ostrich eggs and bikinis - 2012-05-31
St. Martin's campaign swung first in the exchange of character assault, depicting on its website an ostrich sticking its head in the ground with the text, "Warning! Did Brent Jones talk a mentally disabled man into giving up $30,000 for Brent's ostrich egg business?"
Cited as its source was a 12-year-old news story from New Times Los Angeles about a lawsuit accusing Jones of selling two ostrich eggs to a man with a traumatic brain injury for $30,000 in 1994.
According to the article, Raul Lopez and his mother accused the Church of Scientology, Jones and others of bilking him out of money he received from the car accident that left him with brain damage. Both Lopez and Jones were Scientologists.
The case was settled out of court and is sealed.