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Former LSU Alumni CEO gets suit tossed

4 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Monday, October 20 2014 Oct 20, 2014 October 20, 2014 5:49 PM October 20, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rob Krieger

BATON ROUGE- Former LSU Alumni President Dr. Charlie Roberts won't have to pay his former lover a dime after his attorney successfully argued to have a suit against him tossed in district court.

Judge Michael Caldwell dismissed the suit because the claims made by Kay Heath, Roberts former lover, did not cite any written contract.

Heath claimed Roberts promised to pay her $3200 a month after she quit her job with the Alumni Association when their relationship was discovered.

"The court felt like it was acceptable results to allow him to breach that agreement," said Jeffry Sanford, Heath's attorney.

Roberts' attorney, Mary Olive Pierson, argued that because no agreement was ever put in writing, any payments made to Heath were simply gifts to a woman that Roberts had hope to marry.

"Every month when he would support her, which is what he was doing, that was out of love and affection for her but to go off into the future with those payments, you really, marriage is how you do that, you get married and then it's til death do us part, she wanted death do us part, without the marriage," said Pierson.

Judge Caldwell gave Heath 21 days to amend her petition, but Sanford said there's nothing to amend and he plans to appeal the court's decision in the next two months.

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