Spitzberg and Stephanie Willen had a three-month relationship, which ended in May 2007. In August 2007, Notaro and Willen were in a cafe having coffee when Spitzberg approached their table and began to yell insults at them, including fucking dyke, ugly, cunt, and bitch. They ignored Spitzberg, who followed them outside, became more belligerent, and shoved/pushed Notaro. Spitzberg denied pushing Notaro.
Spitzberg and Stephanie Willen had a three-month relationship, which ended in May 2007.
Spitzberg and Willen had a failed friendship at best. They didn’t see each other very much and mostly did not get along. This was not a “relationship.” Spitzberg heard only some negative things about Notaro and had not the slightest animus towards Notaro. There has never been nor can there be any evidence that Spitzberg would ever push or even say a mean thing to Notaro. In fact, Alisa Spitzberg, declares that none of what these people, Tig Notaro, and Stef Willen say is true. She never went near their table . She did say, “ You are wearing the same pants” and then they talked about comedy and a particular comedian and then they talked about the Sarah Silverman show. There was no argument at all. Spitzberg at one point, went outside to smoke, and Stephanie wouldn’t respond to Spitzbergs’ question of who she was sending her mail and Spitzberg said to Willen , “ Dumb Dyke,” . She had ample reasons to say it but it to Willen, but this had nothing to do with Notaro. Spitzberg was pursuing a comedy career and would not want to alienate Notaro .Notaro simply had nothing to do with her life except for Willen, at times, trying to make Spitzberg jealous and failing(ample evidence available through e-mails.)
Her statement is in the appellate record, and these judges had it and more evidence at their disposal. Spitzberg was polite to both women except for 2 nasty words to Willen for a very specific reason, and there was nothing but an awkward meeting overall. But, here are the statements unadorned.
What the appellate court states in their unpublished opionion that was immediately published while Spitzberg was illegally incarcerated.
In August 2007, Notaro and Willen were in a cafe having coffee when Spitzberg approached their table and began to yell insults at them, including fucking dyke, ugly, cunt, and bitch.
According to the Police report Notaro made on April 30 th of 2008In September 2007 - Spitzberg arrived at the coffee shop and confronted Willen and Notaro.
Sworn affidavit of Mathilde Notaro- as to the August 29, 2007 “incident.In late August of 2007, I accompanied my friend Stephanie to the Tsunami Café in Silverlake, CA. Alisa Spitzberg approached us at our table and aggressively yelled insults at the two of us, including, “fucking dyke,.” “ugly.” “cunt,” “bitch.” Etc.
What Notaro says happened, under oath, on May 28th 2008 to Judge Gerald RosenbergSO I HAD COFFEE WITH STEF, AND ALISA WALKED IN. AND WHEN SHE SAW US SITTING TOGETHER, SHE SAID -- SHE SAT DOWN AND WAS LIKE: OH ARE YOU GUYS BACK TOGETHER?AND WE WERE JUST IGNORING HER. SHE WAS VERY AGGRESSIVE, AND VERY JUST PERSISTENT AND GOT IN OUR SPACE WE IGNORED HER.
Notaro statement to Spector –investigator- given in February of 2009- about August 29, 2007While sitting together and waiting at tsunamis café late one night for this deaf landlord to show up Notaro said that Alisa all of a sudden and surprisingly walked in. Notaro stated that Alisa immediately walked up to their table and “accused” them meaning herself and Willen of being together. Notaro stated Alisa then began yelling and cussing at the two of them. Notaro said is was very much a verbal tirade against the two of them. While Alisa continued yelling at both of them Notaro said a mini bottle of vodka fell out of one. of Spitzberg’s jacket pockets. At one point while all of this was going on Notaro said she then stood up and she was now standing right next to Alisa.
What Notaro said to Martin Boags, City attorney, in February 2010 about the August 2007 The parties were at the coffee shop when the defendant showed up. Initially, the defendant was focused on Willen Exclusively Defendant asked Ms. Willen, “ are you trying to avoid me?
What Stephanie Willen says about the “incident” on August 29th 2007 to John Gregozek of the Threat management unit of the LAPD. Given in May of 2008 Notaro waited with Willen at approximately 2000 hours, Spitzberg arrived at sat down next to Willen and Notaro.. Spitzberg appeared intoxicated and began interrupting and insulting Notaro and Willen. Spitzberg told Willen that she was “horrible and despicable.” And “how could I be so wrong about you?”
What willen said under oath to Judge Gerald Rosenberg on May 28th of 2008- she doesn’t mention the entrance just tells him I sad downTHE COURT: DID SHE SPEAK TO MS. NOTARO MS. WILLEN: YES, SHE SPOKE AT US.THE COURT: OKAY. WHAT DID SHE SAY?WILLEN: A SLURRY OF HOSTILE WORDS. SHE STARTED WITH WHAT BASICLY --"OH, YOU GUYS ARE TOGETHER.YOU LOOK GREAT. YOU LOOK GREAT. TOGETHER. NO WONDER ALL THE GALS LIKE YOU. LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE WEARING THE SAME PANTS." THEN IT MOVED ON TO -- WE WEREN'T RESPONDING TO HER.
Willen evaded the investigator for the defendant but she then did make this statement to Martin Boags, City attorney, or maybe in was Katie Ford, in March of 2010. In August of 2007: Alisa walked in and saw me and Tig and looked shocked. Witness said Alisa "got in our space." very agressively, sitting down right across from them at their table, w/o being invited. At one point a bottle of vodka fell out of her purse. Alisa seemed humbled and retreived it. Alisa also showed Stef willen some loose papers in her bag and claimed to have something Stephanie Willen needed to hear. there was an open mike poetry night at the time.
They ignored Spitzberg, who followed them outside, became more belligerent, and shoved/pushed Notaro. Spitzberg denied pushing Notaro.
Notaro’s statement to TMU- as to the August 29, 2007 “incident.Willen ignored Spitzberg and walked out of the shop with Notaro. Spitzberg stepped in front of Willen and said, “You trying to avoid me.” Willen ignored Spitzberg who then pushed Notaro. Notaro and Willen left without reporting the incident.
Notaro statement to Spector -investigatorAt one point while all of this was going on Notaro said she then stood up and she was now standing right next to Alisa. After standing up, Notaro stated that Alisa then Shoved her with both her hands, as well as she next said, “ are you Steph’s keeper.” After that had occurred Notaro advised that both she and Willen then left this coffee shop, due to the fact they didn’t want any more violence to occur on Alisa’s part. As they quickly walked out of this coffee shop, Notaro said that Alisa continued to follow them out of this location on foot.
Sworn affidavit of Mathilde Notaro- as to the August 29, 2007 “incident.In late August of 2007, I accompanied my friend Stephanie to the Tsunami Café in Silverlake, CA. Alisa Spitzberg approached us at our table and aggressively yelled insults at the two of us, including, “fucking dyke,.” “ugly.” “cunt,” “bitch.” Etc.We ignored her and went outside, but she followed us and became angrier and more belilligerent. As I motioned for Stephanie to gather her belongings to leave, Alisa came closer and pushed me.
Court testimony of notaro describing August 29,2007 I KEPT SAYING TO STEF TO JUST IGNORE HER, JUST IGNORE HER. THEN ALISA SAID: "OH, ARE YOU HER FUCKING KEEPER?" I SAID, "GO GET YOUR STUFF. LET'S JUST GO." AND WHEN I DID, ALISA GOT IN MY FACE AND PUSHED ME. AND THEN STEF WENT IN TO GET HER STUFF. WE WALKED OUT OF THE CAFE TOWARDS THE -- WHERE WE WERE PARKED ON THE STREET, AND ALISA FOLLOWED US AGAIN CALLING US DISGUSTING BULL DIKES, CUNTS, JUST ALL THESE HORRENDOUS NAMES.
Notaro to Martin Boags about” September 2007”
Initially, the defendant was focused on Willen Exclusively Defendant asked Ms. Willen, “ are you trying to avoid me. The witness told Ms. Willen, “let’s go.” at which point Ms. Spitzbeg directed her attention to the witness and asked, what are you, her fucking keeper?” Defendant shoved the witness, who left with Ms. Willen.
Willen’s Statement from Follow up investigation - august 29th 2007 “incident.”
Willen walked outside and spitzberg called Willen a, “ Dumb ugly dyke.” Spitzberg then pushed Notaro. Willen stepped between Notaro and Spitzberg, and Notaro suggested they leave. Notaro and Willen walked away while Spitzberg shouted insults at them.
Court testimony of willen as to august 29,2007- transcript --- pg. 20
WE WEREN'T RESPONDING TO HER. WE WERE JUST TALKING AS IF SHE WASN'T THERE. SHE GOT MORE HOSTILE AND MORE IN OUR FACE. AND SHE JUST DID STUFF -- TRYING TO DENIGRATE OUR CHARACTER;YOU KNOW:YOU GUYS ARE UGLY. HOW COULDYOU DO THIS TO ME. HOW COULD YOU NOT TALK TO ME; YOU ACT LIKE YOU DON'TLIKE YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ME."
me talking: Willen isn’t asked about the “push” by the judge and she doesn’t volunteer this information
Willen's statement to Martin boags or Katie ford, City Attorneys, given in March 20010 . They kept replacing prosecutors as they kept getting foiled by the mighty Spitzbergs
Witness said a couple of things like, "Alisa, not now," or " No,we're not together." as Alisa kept looking at Tig and Stef Willen and joking about what a wonderful couple they made and Alisa knew all alolng this would happen... match made in heaven... Alisa's tone was very sarcastic and mocking. Tig just ignored Alisa completely. Finally witness got up to go outside and look for landlord. Alisa followed and got "into witnesses face" Stef Willen doesn't recall exactly what Defendant said, But basically told Willen she didn't have any humanity etc. Alisa was very aggressive, inches from Willen's face. Tig tried to help and stepped between Alisa and Willen and said they should go. Willen agreed. Then Alisa got in Tig's face and started yelling asking who she thought she was, "her keeper>" etc. Tig ignored her. The Alisa pushed her! Willen ran inside to get her bags. Willen and Notaro began walking quickly away and Alisa started after them for a ways, yelling something like " You stupid dumb bull dykes, stupid cunts."
What a completely unbiased witness says can be found on my blog - link to the right.