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Judge Delays Nikki Haley “Other Woman” Hearing

Still spooked by the likelihood of a media firestorm, a Richland County family court judge has yet to reschedule a preliminary hearing in a divorce case that could feature S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley as a star witness. Meanwhile speculation is swirling as to whether attorneys for Haley have been applying…

Still spooked by the likelihood of a media firestorm, a Richland County family court judge has yet to reschedule a preliminary hearing in a divorce case that could feature S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley as a star witness.

Meanwhile speculation is swirling as to whether attorneys for Haley have been applying pressure on the judge to seal the case – or impose a gag order on the parties and their legal counsel.

More “transparency inaction” from Team Haley, right?

As FITS reported exclusively back in February, Jennifer Marchant is suing her husband – prominent S.C. State House lobbyist Larry Marchant – for divorce, alleging that he engaged in at least three extramarital affairs over the course of their marriage. One of those “affairs?” Marchant’s one-night-stand with then-S.C. Rep. Nikki Haley in Salt Lake City in 2008.

“On or about June 2, 2010, (Larry Marchant) publicly admitted to having an affair with a woman well-known to the parties and the citizens of the State of South Carolina,” the lawsuit reads. “(Jennifer Marchant) was humiliated and embarrassed by (her husband’s) public admission and was unable to appear in public for some time. Eventually, (Jennifer) conditionally forgave (Larry)’s adulterous behavior.”

Marchant has previously signed a sworn affidavit affirming his version of events – however Haley’s lawyers attacked this sworn statement because it was not offered within the context of a pending trial and (according to them) not subject to the state’s perjury law.

Meanwhile Haley has refused to sign an affidavit in support of her claim that she has been “100 percent faithful” to her husband for the duration of their 17-year marriage.

National politicos touting Haley as a prospective presidential candidate in 2016 have been eyeing the Marchant divorce case closely – eager to see whether the lobbyist stands by his story in open court (where in addition to facing perjury charges he stands to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars).

So far Marchant hasn’t made a peep about the hearing … 

Originally scheduled to receive a preliminary hearing on February 20, the case was postponed due to the publicity our report generated. Nearly three months later, the judge in the case has yet to reschedule the hearing.

Hmmmm …

As we’ve noted from the beginning of this process we don’t expect a sitting governor to be hauled into court to testify as part of a divorce case – however it does appear likely that Haley could be forced to sit for a deposition.

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Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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70 comments

Marie Harrison May 7, 2013 at 11:22 am

If she would learn to keep her drawers on, she wouldn’t have these problems.

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shifty henry May 7, 2013 at 11:39 am

….. and learn to hold her beer?

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Marie Harrison May 7, 2013 at 11:45 am

Beer? Maybe that explains that gut on her.

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jimlewisowb May 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Not that I drink that much but I do believe there is a correlation between beer and being able to get the drawers off someone

Mind you I have no experience is such endeavors, it is just something I heard

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Gabrielle May 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Now Jim, honey, you know it was Margaritas – and I only had two.

Marie Harrison May 7, 2013 at 11:22 am

If she would learn to keep her drawers on, she wouldn’t have these problems.

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shifty henry May 7, 2013 at 11:39 am

….. and learn to hold her beer?

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Marie Harrison May 7, 2013 at 11:45 am

Beer? Maybe that explains that gut on her.

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jimlewisowb May 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Not that I drink that much but I do believe there is a correlation between beer and being able to get the drawers off someone

Mind you I have no experience is such endeavors, it is just something I heard

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Gabrielle May 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Now Jim, honey, you know it was Margaritas – and I only had two.

Sarge May 7, 2013 at 11:23 am

The hearing will be scheduled with a judge friendly to Jean Toal and when it is most politically advantageous to Toal and the Democrats. Toal controls Roslyn Frierson, head of Court Administration who controls the schedules and dockets. Additionally, any sitting circuit or family court judge will tell you, openly, that Toal knows what is going on on every county’s docket at all times.

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Court Jester May 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm

This is how Toal can influence cases she is interested in!
If Toal has an interest in a case, I’d put NOTHING pass her influential involvement!
Judges fear her and her short fuse, Attorneys tremble at her approach. They all know of her vindictiveness and proclivity to exact punishment!

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Swingline May 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Those tinfoil hats look mighty fine, boys. Mighty fine.

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Sarge May 7, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Haha! Is this you Stephanie? or Dan? She is that bad.

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nitrat May 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm

You must not remember how Toal nearly got thrown off the court due to her bad temper toward underlings.

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GreenvilleLwyr May 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm

A retired judge or special referee, accountable to no one but Toal, could get appointed, a la the John Ludwig case in Greenville. Then the decision will have no political ramifications except for those that Toal desires.

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jimlewisowb May 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Forgot all about that piece of shit

Drove his car off the road into a house and killed a fella watching TV

Last I heard he finally got locked up as a result of some rinky dink probation violation

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Sarge May 7, 2013 at 5:28 pm

But Swingline said…..

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Sarge May 7, 2013 at 11:23 am

The hearing will be scheduled with a judge friendly to Jean Toal and when it is most politically advantageous to Toal and the Democrats. Toal controls Roslyn Frierson, head of Court Administration who controls the schedules and dockets. Additionally, any sitting circuit or family court judge will tell you, openly, that Toal knows what is going on on every county’s docket at all times.

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Court Jester May 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm

This is how Toal can influence cases she is interested in!
If Toal has an interest in a case, I’d put NOTHING pass her influential involvement!
Judges fear her and her short fuse, Attorneys tremble at her approach. They all know of her vindictiveness and proclivity to exact punishment!

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Swingline May 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Those tinfoil hats look mighty fine, boys. Mighty fine.

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Sarge May 7, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Haha! Is this you Stephanie? or Dan? She is that bad.

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nitrat May 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm

You must not remember how Toal nearly got thrown off the court due to her bad temper toward underlings.

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GreenvilleLwyr May 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm

A retired judge or special referee, accountable to no one but Toal, could get appointed, a la the John Ludwig case in Greenville. Then the decision will have no political ramifications except for those that Toal desires.

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jimlewisowb May 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Forgot all about that piece of shit

Drove his car off the road into a house and killed a fella watching TV

Last I heard he finally got locked up as a result of some rinky dink probation violation

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Sarge May 7, 2013 at 5:28 pm

But Swingline said…..

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Robert May 7, 2013 at 11:40 am

Haley as a Presidential candidate……holy hell. Could this state stand that much more shame?

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Fandango May 7, 2013 at 11:58 am

Hello NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Robert May 7, 2013 at 11:40 am

Haley as a Presidential candidate……holy hell. Could this state stand that much more shame?

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Fandango May 7, 2013 at 11:58 am

Hello NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Curios May 7, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Any idea who the two other women are?

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Sure May 7, 2013 at 12:26 pm

And if Marchant hooked up with them after he said he hooked up with Haley, thereby causing his wife to take back her “conditional forgiveness.”

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Curios May 7, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Any idea who the two other women are?

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Sure May 7, 2013 at 12:26 pm

And if Marchant hooked up with them after he said he hooked up with Haley, thereby causing his wife to take back her “conditional forgiveness.”

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Isotope Soap May 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Transparency inaction, indeed…Superman couldn’t see through that ugly ass jacket.

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shifty henry May 7, 2013 at 12:32 pm

true – too much alcohol impairs his vision ……

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John Boy May 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Transparency inaction, indeed…Superman couldn’t see through that ugly ass jacket.

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shifty henry May 7, 2013 at 12:32 pm

true – too much alcohol impairs his vision ……

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katlaurenscounty May 7, 2013 at 12:53 pm

This is classic FITS stupid emptiness, like the fake posters. FITS writers can read minds?? “Case postponed due to publicity our report generated”. Maybe it’s just desperation, to try to imply corroborative ‘facts’ about Folks alleged affair with Haley. Then again, FITS routinely packages soap opera posts – which have no credibility from the git go – like they’re ‘news’. Sure, for the two celled brain. Should have packaged this piece as another sarcastic episode of ‘Days of our Legislature’,”Corruption Capitol’, ‘Southern Gentlemen’. The whole herpes-orgy-spouse swapping payoffs, buyoffs, that sort of thing. THAT would have been an enjoyable read.

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shifty henry May 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Hmmmmm., you’re beginning to sound lascivious….. slow day?

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katlaurenscounty May 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Beginning? Shoot, here I thought I was well on my way…;)

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katlaurenscounty May 7, 2013 at 12:53 pm

This is classic FITS stupid emptiness, like the fake posters. FITS writers can read minds?? “Case postponed due to publicity our report generated”. Maybe it’s just desperation, to try to imply corroborative ‘facts’ about Folks alleged affair with Haley. Then again, FITS routinely packages soap opera posts – which have no credibility from the git go – like they’re ‘news’. Sure, for the two celled brain. Should have packaged this piece as another sarcastic episode of ‘Days of our Legislature’,”Corruption Capitol’, ‘Southern Gentlemen’. The whole herpes-orgy-spouse swapping payoffs, buyoffs, that sort of thing. THAT would have been a hilarious read.

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shifty henry May 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Hmmmmm., you’re beginning to sound lascivious….. slow day?

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katlaurenscounty May 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Beginning? Shoot, here I thought I was well on my way…;)

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jimlewisowb May 7, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Hey Brainyact Jr., the Family Court Judge is not spooked. If you were a Judge and had a case like this is there any doubt you would be using every procedural move possible to get the best deal possible for your future career

Judge is smart, not spooked

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nitrat May 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm

The judge who brings down Trikki Nikki will end up on the SC Supreme Court.

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Marie Harrison May 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Yep, guaranteed.

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jimlewisowb May 7, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Hey Brainyact Jr., the Family Court Judge is not spooked. If you were a Judge and had a case like this, is there any doubt you would be using every procedural move possible to get the best deal possible for your future career

Judge is smart, not spooked

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nitrat May 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm

The judge who brings down Trikki Nikki will end up on the SC Supreme Court.

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Marie Harrison May 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Yep, guaranteed.

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Mandingo May 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I continue to believe Haley’s affairs with Will Folks and Larry Marchant.
In 2007 haley was nothing but a lowly, do nothing House member. NO ONE would have considered her a threat for higher office or anything else of authority.
I had numerous members of the Legislature and Lobbyist tell me that she was having an affair with Will Folks. Why make something like this up about a lowly member of the House.
My point, they would not have!
One membeer even told me of seeing Folks and haley making out passionately in a restaurant parking lot!!
I would wager she IS guilty as alleged!!!

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nitrat May 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm

lowly or lowlife?

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lowcorider May 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Marchant yes. Sic no.

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Mandingo May 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I continue to believe Haley’s affairs with Will Folks and Larry Marchant.
In 2007 haley was nothing but a lowly, do nothing House member. NO ONE would have considered her a threat for higher office or anything else of authority.
I had numerous members of the Legislature and Lobbyist tell me that she was having an affair with Will Folks. Why make something like this up about a lowly member of the House.
My point, they would not have!
One membeer even told me of seeing Folks and haley making out passionately in a restaurant parking lot!!
I would wager she IS guilty as alleged!!!

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nitrat May 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm

lowly or lowlife?

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Lowcorider May 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Marchant yes. Sic no.

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Creeper May 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm

That chick behind her looks pretty hot. Kinda has a weird, fake smile that looks like she’s a little high….but still hot.

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Creeper May 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm

That chick behind her looks pretty hot. Kinda has a weird, fake smile that looks like she’s a little high….but still hot.

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Marie Harrison May 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I heard it was not a one time fling. Anybody know?

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Marie Harrison May 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I heard it was not a one time fling. Anybody know?

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lowcorider May 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Speaking of Nim, we just got approval to open a chain of convenience stores in India. They’re called 7-11 Guys Rape a Girl. Thank you thank you.

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Lowcorider May 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Speaking of Nim, we just got approval to open a chain of convenience stores in India. They’re called 7-11 Guys Rape a Girl. Thank you thank you.

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Bart Simpson May 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Did Haley have oral or vaginal sex with Marchant? Which end did she take his wad? Can’t wait to get details.

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Bart Simpson May 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Did Haley have oral or vaginal sex with Marchant? Which end did she take his wad? Can’t wait to get details.

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Bill Sherman May 8, 2013 at 7:28 pm

I have gone thru a couple of divorces/ why all the drama in South Carolina over divorce?

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9" May 8, 2013 at 11:52 pm

sorry about that.wanna a bj/ass blow?

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Bill Sherman May 8, 2013 at 7:28 pm

I have gone thru a couple of divorces/ why all the drama in South Carolina over divorce?

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9" May 8, 2013 at 11:52 pm

sorry about that.wanna a bj/ass blow?

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9" May 8, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Disingenuous Smile Of The Decade

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9" May 8, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Disingenuous Smile Of The Decade

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