Bob Ingersoll Swears Before A Notorious Public The Show Was Dumb

Bob Ingersoll

By day Bob Ingersoll was an attorney in the Cuyahoga County Public Defender Office, Appellate Division in Cleveland, Ohio, until he retired in 2009. But in the “Real World” he has also been a freelance writer since 1975, when he sold his first comic-book story to the late, lamented Charlton Comics. He’s still at it and, in addition to his long-running column “The Law Is a Ass” has sold stories to DC, Marvel, Innovation, Now Comics, Comico, Kitchen Sink and others; as well as co-authoring the novels Captain America: Liberty’s Torch and Star Trek: The Case of the Colonist’s Corpse. Bob is married with children, which is about as close to Al Bundy as he cares to get.

2 Responses

  1. Mindy Newell says:

    Bob, the only NOTORIOUS for me, too, is the one you mentioned–y’know, the one with Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, AND Claude Raines. Not to forget Leopoldine Konstantin.

    Great minds….

  2. Bob Inhers0ll says:


    The wrongful had nothing to do with taking the picture. The wrongful part comes in Newsome’s attempt to extract money from Davis with the threat of exposure. The implicit statement of, if you don’t give me money, I’ll make this picture public and embarrass you. It wouldn’t be illegal to make the picture public, either. As I said, if Newsome had sold it directly to the tabloids, he’d have been fine. It was the act of, in essence, saying, “if you wanrt to keep this picture from going public, give me money,” that violated the extortion law.