I wanted to take a moment to address this press conference the Neals had. I was told that Tom called this conference in order to drop a “bombshell”, so naturally I was curious. I wanted to know what he had to say that was so important. I was even told it was about us “evil doers” and what he had to say was going to keep us from stalking him and his family on Fleming Island. First of all, I’d like to say that I’m not stalking anyone, and I don’t know of anyone who is. So that’s a load of baloney right there. Tom insists that he and his wife are being stalked and threatened by us, and that’s just not true. Tom Neal, if you’re being stalked and threatened, I suggest you call the police, because although I’m not a legal expert, I’m pretty sure that is illegal. So talk to Barry Fuller and see what you can do about that. Maybe people are stalking your wife so they can knock her down and take her diamond rings? I don’t know, I’m just thinking out loud (just an OPINION, not a SUGGESTION). Your car is pretty expensive, there may be some people trying to jump in and drive off with it? (Not me, of course. Just throwing out reasons why you feel people are stalking you.) Anyhow, let’s move on.
I want to go over Greg’s statement. If you want to read Greg’s statement in its entirety, just go to http://www.scribd.com/doc/67646523/Transcript-of-Greg-Neal-s-speech#source:facebook.
The link to the police report is further down the page.
Greg starts off by saying that he is innocent and he does not deny that there is a tape. He goes on to say that he has not spoken out before because the Clay County Sherriff’s Office did not want him to make any statements until their investigation was concluded, because it would interfere with his investigation.
Let’s talk about this. Greg comes out the gate with a lie. When reading the police report that the Clay County Sherriff’s Office released, it states that the investigator contacted Greg’s lawyer. The Detective asked Mark Cirron (Greg’s Lawyer) for an interview with Greg. So you see, the CCSO did want a statement from Greg. Detectives like to talk to their suspects while they’re investigating, not afterwards. Cirron said he would talk to Greg and get back to them, but Greg never spoke to detectives because his lawyer advised him not to, not the CCSO. Furthermore, the police report states that “several attempts to interview the suspect, Gregory Michael Neal, and his father, Herman Thomas Neal, they REFUSED to cooperate with the investigation or provide a statement.” So Greg and Tom actually interfered with the investigation because they would not cooperate. I wish someone would clear this up for me, but after the press conference, Tom and Greg refused to answer any additional questions from reporters.
Let’s keep going. Greg continues by stating “Upon conclusion of the investigation, it was clear to me that the investigation was not fair or complete.”
Maybe it wasn’t complete because you wouldn’t cooperate with police. I agree it’s not complete because it didn’t get to go to trial, due to the Statute of Limitations. But let’s agree to disagree on that one.
Greg says that he just received that tape the night before the press conference. He Insist that he fully cooperated with police, but in the same breath said that he would not talk to the police if they did not have any evidence or charges to present to him. He claims that the CCSO choose not to talk to him!!
Okay, so I’m officially confused now! So you’re telling me that they called Bernadette in there and showed her the tape, but they didn’t have a tape to show you? Or that they didn’t want to show you a tape? They called Cindy in there, and she identified herself on the tape too. So.......why wouldn’t the CCSO show you the evidence? That sounds like a load of bull.
Apparently, the only evidence is this recording, which you had no knowledge of…..hmm. How would this person (let’s assume it’s not you, like you want us to believe) record these girls undressing in your office. How did they know that the girls were going to be trying on their tour outfits in your office? Who told the tour girls to try the dresses on in your office? How would they even get into your office without anybody knowing? The door leading to the offices is always locked and somebody has to let you in from the inside. There’s always somebody on staff in there. Why are you seen coming in and moving that piece of paper obstructing the view? How did this person turn the camera on at the precise moment you’re leaving the room? Whom do you think did this? A lot of unanswered questions, questions that could be answered if you were to cooperate with police, but you didn’t.
The State Attorney states that the evidence is overwhelming, so somebody is lying. Since Greg and Tom never lie, we can assume it’s the State’s Attorney.
Finally Greg, despite my efforts, the church will go on. I never intended for the church not to go on. I wanted you to step down from your position that you’re no longer qualified for. After seeing how your father handled the situation, I’m convinced he is no longer qualified to be a pastor. He has abused his authority and lied about us. You two are wrong, and Berean Baptist Church deserves better. I’m not the reason you’re church is going down, and it is going down. The church is going down due to your mismanagement of funds.
Your own paperwork that your Bankruptcy lawyers filed, states that you can no longer afford that property and you’re asking to remain on 17 until the end of the school year, so that you may find another location. Of course, we all know the reason you’re not completing the bankruptcy is because you didn’t let the court know about the Property in Jacksonville. Once the Bankruptcy is over, you can claim that property, debt free, and move over there. You’ve always complained over the years that you’ve run out of space to expand on 17, now you can build whatever you want in Jacksonville, with Immanuel’s line of credit, because yours is shot.
Tom Neal, I have nothing to be ashamed about. My son isn’t the pervert on the news, yours is. So you should be ashamed. The only thing you do for your community is patron it’s restaurants. Maybe if you dropped a few pounds you would feel better about yourself. Why don’t you pray and FAST over the property? You won’t, because that would require you to sacrifice, which you have made clear you won’t do for your church. Your teachers don’t get a paycheck so that you can eat out EVERY SINGLE DAY! Stop shoveling food in your mouth, get off your high horse, and pay your bills.
Finally, there’s a reason lie detector tests are not used in court. They’re not reliable, plain and simple. I’m just curious, who paid this may for the polygraph test? They boasted that this man works for the CCSO, so we could take his word on how accurate the results were. So let me see if I understand. The polygraph guy that you hired, is reliable and trustworthy, because he works for the CCSO, but the detectives at the CCSO who investigated you are a bunch of liars? The detectives and the State’s Attorneys are not to be trusted? You guys are all over the place. I’m getting dizzy so I’ll stop here.