Olive Hoover was back in court on Friday to defend against criminal charges of bias and intimidation against Frank Ginsberg, a member of the LGBT community known to have a history of severe depression that included a failed suicide attempt. After being caught on tape verbally assaulting Mr.Ginsberg, Olive Hoover was seen to be dipping her head while crying as the transcript of the offense, witnessed by millions, was read aloud:
Olive: Why were you unhappy?
Frank: I fell in love with someone…
[interrupted by Edwin Hoover (Grandfather) blowing his nose]
Frank: …who didn’t love me back.
Frank: One of my grad students. I was very much in love with him.
Olive: *Him*? You fell in love with a boy?
Frank: Very much so.
Olive: That’s silly.
Frank: You’re right it was silly. It was very silly
Edwin: That’s another word for it.
While Edwin Hoover was charged with accessory to this assault for his role as indicated in the above transcript, additional charges were brought against him based on his own words, which created a hostile environment for a minority by using defamatory language: Continue reading