Find out more →

Get unlimited access. Become a digital member!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dennis Milligan contacted House Speaker Davy Carter's employers; Carter considering legal action

Posted By on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 2:49 PM

click to enlarge CARTER: considering legal action against Milligan
  • CARTER: considering legal action against Milligan
Following a tip, we contacted House Speaker Davy Carter about certain aspects of the Dennis Milligan scandal (see here, here, here, and here for the goofy saga). Carter declined to comment but confirmed the following: Milligan contacted one of his superiors, Randy Sims, at Centennial Bank, where Carter is Regional President. Milligan called Sims in the evening after his meeting with Rep. Duncan Baird and again a few days later to inform Sims that he had video that Milligan believed might be damaging to Carter's reputation. Carter also confirmed that he is considering legal action against Milligan for slander. 

Milligan warned Baird at their Krispy Kreme meeting that he would make contact with Carter's employers if Baird stayed in the race. 

What this involves, Duncan, is several things. It involves you, it involves Davy Carter...[Johnny] Allison and [Randy] Sims, who are Mr. Carter's employers. They're holding a fundraiser for me, and so, they're gonna be advised of Mr. Carter's actions. And, are you going to explain or let Davy explain to his wife? ... You're affecting Davy's life and three kids, you're affecting potentially his job. ... You got to think about other people. If it's just Duncan's life, that's one thing. There are other people's lives here, it's not gonna be good. You know that Randy Sims and Johnny Allison are throwing a fundraiser for me.

Milligan also twice mentions a potential impact on U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton. Rep. John Burris is Cotton's political director in his campaign for U.S. Senate. I asked Burris whether Milligan had contacted Cotton and Burris declined to comment.

I asked Milligan whether he had contacted either Sims or Cotton regarding the late-night visit to the Capitol, and if so what his purpose was. He replied by e-mail: "I don't discuss or even confirm private conversations with friends and/or contributors."  

Tags: , , , , , , ,


Speaking of...

Comments (9)

Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

More by David Ramsey

Most Shared

  • Womack gets plucked by 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'

    HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which premiered last April, has consistently shown itself to be a Daily Show-level contender for the humor-news crown. Up for discussion on the show last night: the myriad ways major poultry producers exploit chicken farmers. Also featured in the video: Arkansas Republican Rep. Steve Womack, who gets plucked and roasted for placing a rider on the agriculture appropriations bill that forbids the USDA from enforcing already-written protections for the nation's poultry farmers.
  • Magazine obtains police report over Josh Duggar sexual molestation investigation; he admits past 'mistakes,' resigns Family Council job

    In Touch magazine reports that it has obtained a Springdale police report containing allegations of sexual misconduct against an unnamed teen that it says it has confirmed was Josh Duggar, a minor at the time and now a prominent lobbyist for the Family Research Council and a leading voice for legal discrimination against gay people.
  • State budget administrator Brandon Sharp fired; no reason given

    KATV reports that Brandon Sharp was fired Monday afternoon after four years as state budget administrator, a $101,000-a-year job in the Department of Finance and Administration.
  • KATV: Bill Walker's state agency approves grants to sister UPDATE

    KATV has dug up on questionable public dealings by a familiar figure — former state Sen. Bill Walker, who headed the state Career Education Department during the administration of Gov. Mike Beebe.
  • What's not to love about the Bentonville Film Festival? Walmart.

    The Bentonville Film Festival, launched this year by actress Geena Davis and held earlier this month from May 5-9, earned a number of largely positive notices from major outlets like the Huffington Post ("At the Bentonville Film Festival, Women Are Playing in the Major Leagues"), the L.A. Times ("Bentonville Film Festival pushes diversity message from year one") and the New York Times ("Bentonville, Ark., Hosts a Film Festival Without a Movie Theater"), most of them centering on its unique and vital agenda — promoting diversity and gender equality in filmmaking — and its celebrity cache (e.g. an acting workshop taught by Robert De Niro, a softball game led by Rosie O'Donnell, etc.).

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2015 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation