They were wrong about Anna Bryson and the Florida Yacht Club
(This is the 9th in a series of blog posts “Setting the Record Straight on Anna Bryson”)
By: Art Sanchez
Bill Brough-supporter Aaron Park mockingly claimed in 4/13/14 and 4/17/14 blog posts) that Anna was rich enough to belong to a yacht club in Florida in the 1980s, but she didn’t pay her supposed yacht club dues or changes.
Bryson, according to Park was sued by a yacht club in the mid-1980s for “not paying her bills.” Park’s suggested that the yacht club should have expelled her from the club. His suggestion fits with the Brough camp’s legend about Anna, but does not fit with the facts.
(Paul Glaab’s campaign spokesperson piggy-backed on Park’s blog post and chimed in (4/24/14) about Anna’s supposed yacht problems in Florida.)
The truth: This was in fact not a yacht problem of Bryson’s, but a workplace-injury case, where Bryson was an employee who was injured on the job.
Bryson was not getting dunned for late membership dues or unpaid yacht-berthing fees as Brough-blogger Park suggests—quite the opposite.
Bryson worked as a manger for a club owned by International Yacht and Tennis in Ft. Lauderdale. She was injured at work when a large metal fan fell from the ceiling and struck her. The claims and counter-claims (Bryson against the club; the club against her) were over this workplace injury issue.
Park was so extra-misleading about one item (Filing Date: 9/9/86; Filing Book/Page: 13714/222) that he listed the initial claim by Bryson against the club — but wrongly described it to readers (and voters) as a club bill to her.
Aaron Park victimized Bryson with his errors and distortions.