"You will get facts only!"
It’s been nearly two years since Lauri Peterson‘s son, Josh Waring, was arrested after allegedly shooting a man and leading cops on a car chase in Costa Mesa, Calif. Ever since her child was thrown behind bars to await trial, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star has kept quiet about his attempted murder charge. Well, until now.
In a shocking turn of events, the California native is speaking out about her son’s ever-growing rap sheet. Taking to Twitter, Lauri says she wants to clear the air and set the record straight about her troubled boy.
Does she believe he is innocent?
In a shocking turn of events, the former Real Housewives of Orange County star took to Twitter Thursday, March 22, to clear the air about her child’s arrest. In a series of messages, the 58-year-old told fans that there’s been an “injustice” in Josh’s run-in with the law.
“After keeping silent for nearly 2 years in regards to my sons arrest, I am going to begin laying out the facts of his case and how easily it is to be falsely accused!” she tweeted, telling more than 120,000 followers that they “will get facts only” from her. “I will lay out the facts starting from the day of the arrest. I’ll let you be the judge but it is going to take me time to organize and far to lengthy for one tweet.”
Lauri then retweeted a story titled “Cop-Protected Orange County Snitch Avoids Murder Beefs With Laughable Tales” from OC Weekly News. In the article, investigative journalist R. Scott Moxley suggested a man named Bryan Jason Goldstein — a known drug dealer and associate of Southern California white-supremacist gangsters — was also at the crime scene but “managed to quickly win police exoneration.”
According to the author, victim Daniel Lopez initially did not place his shooter in Josh’s car. Instead, the article alleged, the Costa Mesa Police Department shifted their focus onto Josh when a detective conducted an “interrogation in a shady manner” with Bryan over the shooting.
The writer claimed Bryan was eventually dropped as a suspect because “he snitches on criminals targeted by the government and in return wins off-the-radar, light punishments for his own perennial offenses.” He also suggested a detective made clear to Bryan that he would not be convicted should he blame Josh for the shooting, saying, “The cop said, ‘I want to get you separated from all that bullshit.'”
However, this was not the first time the question of Josh’s innocence was brought up. According to a January 2018 article by the Los Angeles Times, Josh’s attorney Joel Garson alleged in court that the other suspect received “special treatment” from officers, claiming the police did not test Bryan’s hands or clothing for gunshot residue and didn’t search his car until after it was left in a tow yard with the windows open for two days.
“I’m not nervous because I’m innocent,” he told the publication in 2017. “I didn’t do it.”