Johnny Weir's next role: Hidden dragon (USA Today article)

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  1. Rex

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    Now, now :rofl:
    Gee I wonder who it could be....
  2. Iceman

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    His passing the bar exam is not in question, even by his accuser. It is that he appears to have practiced law without a license in Georgia.


    He passed the NY bar exam too, but it appears is waiting to be admitted to the bar while a review of the accusations is done by the Bar's ethics committee.

    I hope the accusations are not true for Johnny's sake.
  3. judiz

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    From reading the Rip off report, it appears Victor's only jobs were at a day school in Georgia and at a law firm in NYC, probably as a paralegal which does not require a law degree. Where did you read he practiced law without a license?
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    The Ripoff Report and some of the comments below it seem to be from the same source as the Queerty story. I'm not sure how reliable the report is.
  5. Rex

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    How long did Johnny know Victor before marrying him??
  6. judiz

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    From what I've read, they first met five years ago at a party but Johnny thought Victor was straight because he was apparently deep in the closet. They were reintroduced in the summer of 2011 and they were married five months later.
  7. AJ Skatefan

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    ^This. That story's been out for awhile. If it were true, I would think that legal action would've been taken by now.
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    Yeah, it does seem like that story is quite old now. I would not expect it pan out to be true if it hasn't already. I was just wondering what his current business is.
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  10. judiz

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    All I can say is I hope the stories are false for Johnny's sake. Reading his twitters over the past year, he really seems happier since meeting and marrying Victor and it's obvious they love each other very much.
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  11. Iceman

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    If the accuser is correct, then Victor would have had to be practicing law in Georgia to enter into the alleged agreements he entered into, but one of the responders on the rip-off report investigated and found Victor had no law license in Georgia, nor in new jersey or New york, although he advertises differently in his Lindeken profile. See :"Some advise for the author of this report" which appears below the rip-off report.

    I wonder if Victor really did go into rehab for amphetamine abuse as the accuser said Victor's father had told him?

    Can someone refresh my memory (if I ever knew lol), how Johnny met this young man. How long did they know each other before getting married? I hope Johnny has a prenupt.
  12. overedge

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    :confused: I don't see Victor listing a law licence in his Linked In profile.
    It says he has a law degree, which I don't think is in dispute, but I don't see any indication that he has a license to practice law.
  13. judiz

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    In a few interviews from last year, Johnny mentioned he had met Victor at a Russian restaurant about five years ago but it didn't register because he thought Victor was straight. They were reintroduced in the summer of 2011 and Johnny learned Victor was gay, they started dating and were engaged in October and married in December 2011 after dating for six or seven months?

    Victor was in the finale episode of BGJW, in that episode he told Johnny that he had a six year relationship with a girl and was in the closet the entire time and Johnny was his first relationship with a man. Victor came out to his family and friends two months before the wedding.
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  14. judiz

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    He passed the bar exam but that doesn't automatically give you the law license, you have to be admitted to the Bar and Victor's DWI probably prevented him from being admitted to the New York Bar, not sure what his status is in New Jersey.
  15. overedge

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    But has the DWI been verified? The only mention of it was in the information in the (questionable) Ripoff Report.
  16. judiz

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    Yeah, the DWI happened in 2011, out of curiosity I googled Victor tonight and once you get past all the articles about the wedding, the newspaper article listing the arrest shows up.
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  17. iarispiralllyof

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    really? there are many lawyers who had DWi's and DUi's..

    i've even heard of lawyers with misdemeanor theft convictions
    it depends on the severity, circumstances and how long ago it happened
  18. judiz

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    But maybe it's different if the DWI or DUI happens before you are admitted to the bar, as opposed to someone who had already been practicing law?
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    I think you're right on.

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  20. iarispiralllyof

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    This topic is commonly asked on law school forums

    It seems to be generally agreed that a single DWI/DUI by itself will not necessarily ruin your chances of getting into law school or passing the bar. Multiple offenses, on the other hand..
    Also I think there's a difference between committing an offense before law school vs during? And of course each state is different..

    It's really case-by-case. They take into consideration how long it's been since the offense, and what the individual has done since to prove that they have changed. People are encouraged to be 100 percent honest and forthcoming about their transgressions.

    edited to add a link to "international lawyers in alcoholics anonymous"
    O_O
    http://www.ilaa.org/home/
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  21. Rosier Juleps

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    what does DWI mean. I understand that DUI id drinking under influence (correct me if I am wrong) so what is the W for?
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  22. judiz

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    DWI is driving while intoxicated, the difference is the level of alcohol in the blood. I just went on google, this was the only information I could find so it appears to be only once that this happened. Maybe the stock fraud allegations are still under investigation and that's holding up the entrance to the bar?

    Victor Voronov, 27, of Duluth, was arrested October 19 on Holcomb Bridge Road for DUI, not having a taglight and driving through a safety zone. - from The Beacon Newspaper 10/30/10 (Georgia)
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    If you look it up the State of GA uses the terms interchangeably. That said, this whole discussion is getting very dangerous and inappropriate. This is a man's name and reputation that are being discussed and it is about legal issues. If we were discussing opinions of Johnny's skating or even Johnny's outfits well, that's one discussion. Any errors of opinion or reporting re: Voronov's legal issues, status with any bar association (and the why's of that status which are BTW totally confidential), etc. are not territory for us amateurs. I suggest we move this discussion in a lighter direction or that the administration just end it. It isn't going anywhere good.
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  24. manleywoman

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    ^ ITA Willoway.
  25. milanessa

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    I don't. Maybe I've missed something but most of these comments have links to support them.
  26. BittyBug

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    Well they certainly have nothing to do with skating or a skater and this is presumably "The Great Skate Debate."
  27. milanessa

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    That's true and maybe moving the thread is a good idea. That wasn't the suggestion, though.
  28. Willowway

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    A link doesn't make it true or right or worthy of repeating - the link doesn't change the nature of the information.

    And speculation about someone's professional standing is just out of bounds for any of us.
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  29. antmanb

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    :confused: What?? Why on earth would speculating about someone's professional standing be out of bounds?
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  30. Jenny

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    There is nothing stopping Viktor, Johnny or someone representing them to set the record straight right here on FSU or anywhere else.
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  31. Rex

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    Let's take it to The Trash Can...
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  32. judiz

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    You're right, no more comments about Victor from me, except to mention again how much in love he and Johnny appear to be.