You thought we’d never get back to this, didn’t you? Yeah we’ve been covering this ninja ever since he got accused of defrauding the government. Last time we talked about him he was hiding out in Namibia (like a true ninja) a country without an extradition treaty with the U.S. Entertainment Weekly had an interesting article about him near the end of December, which was purportedly his first attempt to "speak out" about the charges. As an answer to the question, well, nothing.
For much of the past decade, Snipes has been mired in one legal scandal and publicity nightmare after another. Some of these were due to bad luck. Others seem to have been the result of bad judgment. And yet others, like the federal tax-fraud indictment Snipes currently faces, are so convoluted and downright bizarre that it’s hard to figure out who’s to blame.
Snipes has remained silent through it all. He’s sat by as his reputation has taken devastating hits and offers from the major Hollywood studios have dried up. He’s allowed other people to unspool the strange details of his once charmed life in the press. And considering his silence, it was easy to jump to the conclusion that maybe those rumors and accusations against him were true.
But on a wintry morning last month at his home in suburban New Jersey, Snipes finally agreed to talk. The only question is whether it’s too late. After all, Snipes’ career isn’t the only thing that’s in jeopardy. His freedom is too. Because next month, Snipes will stand before a jury that may convict him and send him to prison for 16 years.
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Posted: January 8th, 2008
at 11:25am by Black Ock
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