Vermillion: Daughter stands by statements, regrets video deposition

Kathleen Vermillion said Wednesday afternoon that her teenage daughter stands by her assertion that County Commissioner Steve Sisolak behaved inappropriately. But the former Henderson city councilwoman also said she regrets having her daughter give a videotaped deposition in the battle with her ex-boyfriend.

Here’s the content of two Wednesday interviews with Vermillion after I reached her by cell: "My daughter is at a soccer game right now, and I have not had the opportunity to speak to her," Vermillion said. When told of the existence of the Boutin affidavit she said, "I feel like this is a lynching. … I can’t do this anymore."

She then launched into an accusation-filled statement about her ex-husband, accusing him of having a "criminal background" and of failing to make his "mandated child support payments."

"This is not a man of upstanding moral character," Vermillion said, noting that she has primary custody of her daughter.

After being read the essential elements of Boutin’s statement, Vermillion admitted, "I’m not saying there’s no truth to it. In hindsight, after having my daughter hurt to the degree that she was, I never should have allowed a video deposition."

After speaking to her daughter, Vermillion said the teen states that nothing she "said during the interview was untruthful. She does say she felt pressured by me to conduct the video deposition, but she stands by the content of it."

Vermillion added, "And in retrospect, having done a video deposition and having seen what’s occurred over the past week for both of us, we would have never agreed to a video deposition."

When reminded that she can be overheard on the unedited tape appearing to coach her daughter, Vermillion said, "I asked her questions that still are very concerning to me."

The mother then reiterated that her daughter’s "comments were absolutely accurate."

 

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