Does the First Amendment to the Constitution protect Mariah (Camryn Grimes) on ‘The Young and the Restless’. That’s a legal point Rey (Jordi Vilasuso) is likely to ask Genoa City’s District Attorney, Christine (Lauralee Bell), once he learns what the GC Buzz host knows.
As Y&R viewers recall, Mariah is aware that Victor (Eric Braeden) did not kill J.T. Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill). Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) did so through an instinctive, parental act that defended Vickie (Amelia Heinle) from her monstrously written ex-fiance.
Tessa’s (Cait Fairbanks) role in attempting to shakedown the so-called coverup crew is tied to Mariah’s knowledge, which is also Miss Copeland’s opened dilemma. She’s caught between knowing what she knows, or reporting said information to the authorities, which would likely thrust her mother, Sharon (Sharon Case), the other three crew members, and Tessa into serious legal jeopardy.
So, does the First Amendment apply in this soapy matter? That’s what Mariah could claim if Rey attempts to throw her into prison after he lets Victor out and probably shoves Nikki, Sharon, Vickie, Phyllis (Gina Tognoni), or some combination of them in.
GC Buzz isn’t journalism. But GC residents have come to accept it as a so-called news source. That’s the second time the phrase, “so-called” was used in this daytime-based column, as savvy readers noticed. The purpose in repeating it was to reinforce the questionable nature of both subjects being referenced.
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Nikki, Sharon, Vickie, and Phyllis didn’t have to coverup a thing, but they foolishly did so at Phyllis’ prompting. Mariah did not have to ask Rey one question about Victor and shouldn’t have done so. But now she, like the coverup crew, has positioned herself in the path of trouble.
Just as J.T.’s unauthorized pallbearer’s are hiding behind Rey’s inability to piece together enough evidence to arrest them, so too might Mariah position herself behind a Constitutional protection. All parties aren’t fully guilty. But they surely aren’t innocent. In this unique instance, only Victor is that.
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