It didn’t take the second jury much longer than the first to convict Brandon Vandenburg…and shortly after the Saturday evening verdict was read, Brandon’s collegiate sweater was exchanged for county colors.
On Friday social media was atwitter with the attire Rodney Vandenburg chose, as shot by News Channel 5.
Thank God afterward, someone gave the fifty-something year old, a clue.
On the final day of trial, Rod Vandenberg showed up for court in a way that would at least, benefit the seriousness of the gang-rape trial of son, Brandon. Rod showed up in a suit.
Okay. Not a suit that fits; but at least, a suit. Rod’s attire however, goes to his over-all bad decision making. Or, put another way. “How did we get here?”
I’m getting there.
Have confirmed from two friends of Rod’s.
- At age fourteen Rod hired a “working girl” for Brandon.
- Rod has been bragging about his conquests and showing videos of his having sex with women, for years.
- Rod’s criminal past involved an assault on his now, ex-wife.
When I asked “why are men still friends with Rod” one answer was, “alcohol played a role” (which I rejected.)
But the more troublesome answer was, Media:
“Palm Springs – Palm Desert, it’s a small place and what’s happened didn’t get much play out here. Rod’s been a successful broker.”
(That’s correct. While the nation has been focused on campus rapes, there’s been zero coverage in the Desert Sun.)
However, both individuals I spoke with didn’t mind speaking for the simple reason that apparently, Rod has shown his videoed sex acts with women for a long, long time. In fact – and this is just a guess, but what might be true, is, It might be much harder to find a man Rod Vandenburg, the successful real estate broker, hasn’t shown a sex tape to in the Palm Springs area.
Rod’s a busy guy. Also with Home Quest Real Estate
Gotta love the email, “Rod4real”
However, I do keep hearing one thing from those in the Palm Springs area.
Some feel sorry for everyone involved; but add,
“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”