Original post made
on Dec 1, 2007
When the limo rolled up, the model-hot 20-somethings were wearing only tiny pieces of lingerie. The scene was straight out of a Victoria's Secret catalog - or Hustler, depending whom you ask - and as the night began, families in the sleepy Alamo Plaza were doing double-takes.
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posted Friday, November 30, 2007, 12:00 AM
Posted by Dawn Santos
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2007 at 4:34 pm
Your article on Kevin Degnan brought us quite a few laughs, due to the enormous amount of "rumor" involved describing what happens in his home, and the particularly funny illustrations. People's rights are very important in this country.
I feel, the piece could have contained a little more truth. But what is journalism without a dash of drama and a pinch of gossip?
As a friend of many years, a "party go-er", married, 36 year old, mother of 2 children, I can say, that many of the adjectives used to describe Kevin, and this situation, are very inaccurate. There are areas that tread on very thin ice, as to the integrity used when publishing things about his practice, his finances, and the "opinions" of a source that wouldn't be named. I support freedom of speech, which can be very defaming at times.
Kevin has worked hard to build a referral only business as a plastic surgeon, one of the best in this area. His skills and the results his patients receive are the reason for his success. He in no way uses "gatherings" to get business or offer the delusion that he can make guests look like "young socialites". In fact, he is known for being truthful with patients expectations and what he can and cannot do for them. He is a very professional doctor,who does amazing work. For the "unidentified speaker" to tie in his private, personal life, into his surgical practice, is almost as bad as what his neighbors are doing to him.
Anyone who knows Kevin, either professionally, personally or just a "party-goer", would undeniably say that he is a most respectful man. To call him "hedonistic" or "throw" in the statement, "pedophile parties" is unfair and defaming to his character. If the Jones Ranch HOA had given him any respect at all, by knocking on his front door to resolve this situation amicably, and treat him with respect, none of them would be in this boat today.
Kevin is a law abiding citizen and has never set out to break any rules or laws. The
"unknown" speaker in this article, who has had her 17 year old attend one of his parties, needs to look at her own situation, and get her own daughter in check. Kevin is not responsible for her disobedience. If it wasn't his party, it would be someone else's. Her views are entirely delusional.
He is not responsible for what people choose to wear. Kevin goes to great lengths to create a safe environment for his guests, as well as follow the requests of his neighbors. He spends a considerable amount of money to have shuttles take all guests up to the property so there is not a single car driving through the neighborhood. He hires security, I'D's are checked, bartenders sign a liability contract to not serve alcohol to anyone who does not have a "21yr" wristband on. The "beds" around the poolside were built to emulate the finest beach clubs in the world. Adjectives used to describe Kevin's intentions, which the "unidentified speaker" has no idea
what is in his head, are not in place "to encourage sex." Others have said their children have seen things happen in the streets.. These parties start at 10pm. What are their children doing out in the street at 10pm watching for party go-ers to do something wrong? Possibly in the beginning, these things could have happened. He put things into play, to keep anything from happening that would hurt his neighbors.
This lawsuit isn't about noise. If everyone were judged for what they do in their private lives, this would be a very narrow minded world we live in. I'd like to think this world is making some headway. Who is to say who is right or wrong how someone chooses to live their life? Kevin has never asked anyone in his neighborhood to conform to what works in his life. They sued him for voting "no" when it didn't suit them.
$400,000 in lawyer fees is a high price to pay for the freedoms others have already died for. To be judged and defamed for his personal choices that are hurting no one? I call that discrimination and defamation of character. Those are not apart of the Constitution.
This is America...Isn't it?