Vanessa Brito Sued For Defamation By Seijas Supporter Who Took 'Miami Voice' Name

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Vanessa Brito says she has the right to protect her committee's name.
Anyone who followed the recall movement versus former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas knows the group that sought her ouster calls itself Miami Voice and is chaired by activist Vanessa Brito. Miami Lakes dentist David Bennett, who supported Seijas, certainly knew about Britto's Miami Voice when he incorporated a non-profit organization with precisely the same name back in February.

Bennett even told New Times he planned to sell the rights to his Miami Voice so he could raise funds for a recall drive of Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi that never materialized. Yet in spite of his maneuver, Bennett didn't take kindly to Brito circulating an email accusing him of hijacking Miami Voice's name to confuse Miami Lakes voters. Now he's suing her for defamation.

Last week, Bennett sued Brito, her company and her girlfriend Heidy Medina for defamation. He is being represented by lawyer Steve Cody, who coincidentally, also represented Seijas' against the recall, as well as Brito in a separate unrelated case.

"We sent the email saying Bennett and his group were committing fraud by using our name," Brito explains. "The real Miami Voice has a right to express its opinion, especially when it involves the use of our name for things we don't approve of."

Cody says Brito can't publicly accuse his client of a crime without evidence. The lawyer defended Bennett's use of Miami Voice even though it seems obvious the only reason to take the name was to antagonize Brito. "Vanessa doesn't have any proof Dr. Bennett has committed fraud," Cody says. "All he did was register the name with the division of corporations."

The e-mail circulated by Brito was purportedly signed by a Miami Lakes resident named Sandra Lopez, whom Cody contends doesn't exist. It alleges the name hijacking was "part of Bennett's ongoing and disgusting efforts to help Natacha Seijas by spreading lies, misinformation and deception."

In a motion to dismiss the complaint, Brito contends the lawsuit against her is "nothing more than a frivolous fishing expedition designed to harass and annoy by a plaintiff that has evidently made it his personal's goal to seek retribution against political opponents."

Bennett scoffed at Brito's response. "She uses a false name in an email she sends to my neighbors which accuses me of a crime when none was committed," he says. "Looks to me Vanessa Brito is the one saying lies."



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7 comments
victordiorio
victordiorio

This is not Victor, this is Vanessa's cousin, the one who raise her since she was 3 months old I know her from inside out, when she lies and is almost all the time, narcicist like my mother that's why they get along so good... oh by the way I am going to post some pictures of the stupid wiring they put in the walls to listen and get data from my devices and pictures from the idiots that they pay to hang from trees and camuflage and apparently they never heard of  thermal photography, what fools and waste of time, I really really hope this idiots are not "Army", but that will answer why they are on trees and not figthing on war they are wimps.... they had to wait for my husband to be at sleep and me to go out of the house on June 21, 2011 for them to put some grease shit in my blinds and they were so bad that when they mount them back on they left there finger prints.... you idiots youy really mess with the wrong people you don't know what I am capable off, and what I have been trained for the Federal Goverment... I told Vanessa once never to mess with me I will put even my own blood in jail she should know better, know see how you get out of this mess I just let you guys made it worse for the last 2 years :) :)

victordiorio
victordiorio

go to youtube and see if Heidy Medina and Vanessa Brito are Citizens that you can trust, look how they stole my life and while my husband is at sleep they have  people working in the house, Heidy have a Carlos working, the police is calling and she is giving orders not to answer the phone, while my own mother is asking Vanessa if my husband is still at sleep, in the mean time my syster in law is calling the news to have a report o f hostage.... this is my delinquante family oh by the way Ivette Taylor is a killer she kill a African Grey, the so called "chief of security: with a long rating of criminal record kill an inocent bird, this is how bold this ;people have become for me not to talk, but guess what by the end of the year you are going to be behing bars...

victordiorio
victordiorio

go to youtube and see if Heidy Medina and Vanessa Brito are Citizens that you can trust, look how they stole my life and while my husband is at sleep they have pleople working in the house, Heihy have a Carlos working, the police is calling and she is giving orders not to answer the phone, while my own mother is asking Vanessa if my husband is still at sleep, in the mean time my syster in law is calling the news to have a report of hostage.... this is my delinquante family oh by the way Ivette Taylor is a killer she kill a African Grey, the so called "chief of security: with a long rating of criminal record kill an inocent bird, this is how bold this ;people have become for me not to talk, but guess what by the end of the year you are going to be behing bars...

asshole1
asshole1

Anyone who supported Seijas after all the crap she pulled in office over the years has to be out of their mind and/or a few quarts less than ethical in my opinion.  

country girl
country girl

If Cody is his attorney, Brito should not worry. He is the worst. File a SLAPP,SUIT against the Seijas lover.

RootCanal
RootCanal

I hope people stop going to a dentist that acts like that. Hit the idiot where it hurts.

scallan
scallan

Given your tag line, I assume you are Michael Pizzi. 

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