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Subject: The jury took only six minutes to return with a unanimous not guilty verdict—five of those minutes were spent writing a formal statement of apology to Arbuckle for putting him through the ordeal


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The jury statement as read by the jury foreman stated......
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Date Posted: Friday, June 29, 02:04:20pm
In reply to: Bio & PHOTO 's message, "ARCHIVE: June 29, 1933 ~It was 85 years ago today, Hollywood lost one of its "biggest" Silent Film comedy stars Roscoe 'Fatty Arbuckle, whose career came to a quick halt after allegations of rape and manslaughter in 1921 derailed and tarnished his acting legacy, died of heart failure at 46. ..." on Friday, June 29, 01:17:30pm

"Acquittal is not enough for Roscoe Arbuckle. We feel that a great injustice has been done him. We feel also that it was only our plain duty to give him this exoneration, under the evidence, for there was not the slightest proof adduced to connect him in any way with the commission of a crime. He was manly throughout the case and told a straightforward story on the witness stand, which we all believed. The happening at the hotel was an unfortunate affair for which Arbuckle, so the evidence shows, was in no way responsible. We wish him success and hope that the American people will take the judgment of fourteen men and woman who have sat listening for thirty-one days to evidence, that Roscoe Arbuckle is entirely innocent and free from all blame."

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The whole thing was pretty ugly. Drunken parties, extortion, corrupt politics. (NT)Arbuckle was in the wrong place, at the wrong time. _Funny how fate can be.Friday, June 29, 02:27:54pm


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