Los Angeles Superior Court Judge O’Donnell rescinds her restraining order barring CMP from releasing any videos showing current or former StemExpress employees, saying CMP has First Amendment rights to release videos it covertly took of StemExpress executives talking about buying aborted baby tissue from Planned Parenthood. However she says that, even though they cannot be prevented from releasing the video, it is likely that StemExpress will prevail in its lawsuit claiming its privacy was violated.
CMP releases a two-minute-long video comprising segments from previous videos as well as a new section featuring StemExpress CEO Dyer. As she pays the lunch check, Dyer appears to be laughing about how lab recipients of the aborted babies go into shock when they open a box to find an “intact case” (intact aborted body):
Oh, yeah, if you have intact cases, which we’ve done a lot, we sometimes ship those back to our lab in its entirety. Tell the lab it’s coming; they’ll open the box and go, ‘Oh, my God.
She says lab technicians “freak out, and have meltdowns” when receiving whole heads. She says that sometimes the samples are destroyed:
…Because it’s just, and the procurement for us, I mean it can go really sideways, depending on the facility, and then our samples are destroyed, and we’re like, ‘Really?’ This was all so much work, and then just to have them be destroyed is awful. I mean we have researchers wait forever, and they want certain things, you know, perfectly done, so we started bringing them back even to manage it from a procurement expert standpoint.
And that clinics have poor hygene:
I’ve seen staph come out of clinics. I’ve seen all sorts of things come out of clinics…
The Los Angeles Superior Court issues a temporary restraining order prohibiting the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials. Planned Parenthood provides StemExpress with fetal tissue. Center for Medical Progress leader:
StemExpress was using meritless litigation to cover up an illegal baby parts trade. The Center for Medical Progress follows all applicable laws in the course of our investigative journalism work.
A spokesman for StemExpress is:
grateful its rights have been vindicated in a court of law.