Former Animal Shelter Director Laurie Hollywood was back in court today. This morning’s hearing was very brief, with few new details.
“I’m hoping for victory for Laurie Hollywood,” says Ali Girardi, President of Outreach to Pets in Need.
Facing reckless endangerment charges for allegedly adopting out aggressive dogs, the former director was again backed by supporters rallying for her innocence at Stamford Superior Court Tuesday. Hollywood pleaded not guilty to the charges in early July.
“I am hoping for the truth to be known,” Girardi says. “I am hoping for the community and those involved to get to see the facts and the details involving this case.”
Hollywood’s lawyer, Mark Sherman, requested a continuance of the case to September 16. He says there has been meaningful progress in the investigation, with several witnesses recanting their statements against the former director. Sherman says this case is not what it seems.
“It’s very important to get the full story out there and not just one-sided statements, or perhaps one-sided statements that were spun in a different direction. So I think it will be really interesting to see the details and I’m confident truth will prevail,” Girardi says.
Hollywood’s lawyer says he’s pleased with how the investigation is moving forward. He says come September, new facts will come to light. Stay with It’s Relevant for more on this story.