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Episode # 9604 ~ The Newman Trial Reaches a Verdict
Provided By Suzanne
Proofread By Emma
Jack: What a long and difficult slog this lawsuit has been for you, Kiddo.
Abby: Gee, and whose fault is that, I wonder?
Jack: But you have shown great strength and determination, and I couldn't be any prouder of you. Look, stay in touch with me let me know how things go. Talk to you soon.
Tucker: You might have missed your calling, Jack. You sounded like a coach at halftime trying to breathe some life back into your team.
(Cell phone alert chimes)
Sofia: Tucker, its Whitman. He accepted our counter.
Jack: Well, you're back on the job, huh?
Tucker: Hey, Jack, you might get your chance to come in off the bench, too. You keep me posted on the Newman situation.
Jack: Yeah, I'll do that.
Jack: Hey, there you are. Hey, did you thank Randy's mom for dropping you off?
Kyle: So what do you want to do?
Jack: Well, I thought we could go to the park and maybe throw the football. As a matter of fact, I found my old pigskin.
Kyle: Wow. Cool.
Phyllis: Hi. Um--
Jack: How are you? What, are you on your way to the gym?
Phyllis: Um, no, actually. I, um, well, I thought I would join you and Kyle at the park, if you don't mind.
Jack: What do you say, Kyle?
Nikki: Oh, hello.
Diane: You can't just walk in here like that. You don't live here anymore.
Nikki: Well, I knew that Victor wasn't here, and I didn't want to disturb the staff. I'm afraid I forgot about you completely. Sorry.
Diane: So if you know that Victor's not home, then what are you even doing here?
Nikki: I'm dropping off his birthday present. You do know it's his birthday.
Sharon: I need to find your father.
Sharon: Do you know where he is?
Nick: No, we're on a break from arbitration. What's up?
Sharon: We now know for a fact that Victor was in Hawaii. He was on that volcano with me and Skye. He heard us arguing.
Nick: How do you know that?
Sharon: Victor admitted it to the D.A. He said that he knew for a fact that I tried to save her and that I am not guilty of murder.
Nick: I guess Dad's conscience finally got the best of him.
Sharon: Your father has no conscience.
Nick: Look, I know you're angry with him. He left you twisting for so long, but Dad stepped up. He did the right thing.
Sharon: Not out of the goodness of his heart. Adam's now gone. He took all of his things. He won't return my calls. So it's obvious that in exchange for clearing my name, he forced Adam to leave.
Nick: That's not why Adam left. You can thank me for that.
Abby: I-I don't understand how Adam's word can mean anything. The guy is a pathological liar. Uh, he's a convicted felon.
Michael: What the hell kind of last-minute stunt is this?
Leslie: Neil Winters came through.
Victoria: (Gasps) He filed a brief. What does it say?
Leslie: That Adam is lying.
Victor: You? You, too?
Kyle: Don't you have deadlines and stuff like that? Articles you need to write?
Phyllis: Like the one I wrote about your mom? Is that what you're talking about? Listen, I've been wanting to say this, so... when I wrote that article, I did not think about the impact that it would have on you. I understand, okay? I also can understand why you have your guard up with me, and I'm hoping we can get past that. What do you think? What do you think? Uh, I have a little something for you. Don't think of it as a bribe. (Chuckles) Just a token of my friendship-- a little something.
Phyllis: Yay. Yeah.
Phyllis: Yeah, sure. I-I-I don't-- I don't have to go with you today.
Jack: Y-you know what? M-maybe next time, okay?
Kyle: No. I-it's okay. She can come.
Jack: That would be great. That way, I can spend the afternoon with my two favorite people in the world!
Diane: I haven't forgotten Victor's birthday. I have a very special evening planned. So if you're thinking of dropping by later, knock.
Nikki: Not to worry. That won't be happening. Look, I don't want to talk to you any longer than I have to, but for Victor's sake, I will give you one piece of advice. He's gonna need more than sympathy tonight.
Diane: You think he's gonna lose the arbitration?
Nikki: Win or lose, he is going to be in anguish over what this has done to his family.
Diane: Well, I thank you for your expertise. But given your own dismal track record with Victor, I think I'll pass.
Nikki: Okay, great. I tried.
Diane: You change your mind about the gift?
Nikki: Uh, no, not at all. I'm just smart enough to not leave it here and have you pretend it's from you. Good luck tonight.
Sofia: So what's the story with you and Jack?
Tucker: We're here to discuss Biofuel.
Sofia: I know, Tucker, but he talks like he's got a lot riding on this lawsuit. Does he think you'll need him more if Victor loses and Newman is vulnerable?
Tucker: That wouldn't be unreasonable speculation on his part.
Sofia: You're ready to pounce, aren't you, Tucker? If Victor needs to raise some cash... but that's lookin' like a pretty big "If" at this point.
Tucker: Well, there is someone who could make that scenario much more likely.
Sofia: Who's that?
Tucker: Your number one fan-- Neil.
Sharon: What did you have to do with Adam leaving?
Nick: I made the suggestion. I'm surprised if he took me up on it, if he actually did.
Victoria: Nick, we have excellent news.
Abby: Victoria got Neil on our side.
Victoria: He filed a brief that says that Adam perjured himself in his testimony.
Nick: That's incredible.
Victoria: I know.
Nick: So much for Dad thinking this case should be thrown out.
Abby: Leslie said she thinks we have a fighting chance now.
Victoria: Right, so we're on our way to the courthouse.
Nick: I'm right behind you.
Victoria: Okay, see you there.
Nick: You know, that could be the reason that Adam took off, if he got wind of this.
Sharon: What did you say to him, Nick? Did you make some kind of a deal?
Nick: No, he came to me and offered me a deal. He said he would admit to lying under oath if I agreed to let you share custody with Faith. That's how little your boyfriend actually knows me. He thought I would use my own daughter as a bargaining chip. It's disgusting.
Sharon: So you chewed him out.
Nick: I said if he really cares about you, if it matters to him that you get your daughter back, then he should leave town, because without him around, Sharon, I don't care. You could spend as much time as you want with Faith.
Sharon: So you didn't bargain with Faith. You issued an ultimatum.
Nick: The condition has been the one that's always existed.
Sharon: You have no right to interfere in our lives like this.
Nick: No right to protect my daughter?
Sharon: He is no threat to Faith. You forget. He saved her life.
Nick: Okay, he's capable of bravery. And, hell, he might even be capable of...
Sharon: Love. That's what this is. He's acting out of love.
Nick: Maybe. But don't try and turn him into a good guy when he clearly is not. And I'm not gonna risk Faith's well-being on that.
Sharon: You're so self-righteous and manipulative. You're more like your father every day.
Victor: I had no idea that you still harbored this kind of resentment towards me.
Neil: Victor, I want you to understand that this is not personal in any way.
Victor: Are you kidding me? Then what is it?
Neil: I felt like I had an obligation to come forward.
Victor: Don't give me that nonsense--obligation. You felt you had a chance to retaliate because you resented being passed over for promotion when you worked for me. Isn't that it, Neil?
Neil: No. No. That is not true.
Victor: Then what is it?
Neil: Victor, would you-- would you understand that I have extreme gratitude for the experience I gained while I worked at your company?
Victor: This is how you express your gratitude? Why are you involving yourself in this? This is personal business. This is family business. Why the hell are you coming here now?
Victor: If you have an ax to grind with me, come to me. Look me in the eye and deal with me! Do you know what you're doing with this? You're attacking the very company that gave you so many damn opportunities. I mentored you, old boy. And now you're attacking the employees and the friends and the colleagues that you worked with...
Victor: Because this company may go south.
Leslie: This is Mr. Winters, your honor.
Judge Phelps: Yes, Mr. Winters, I understand you wish to make a statement.
Victor: Mr. Winters has a personal ax to grind. That's why he's here.
Victoria: Neil was a highly placed executive at Newman Enterprises. He's not a family member. He's gonna have a very unique perspective.
Leslie: I've read the brief, your honor. The information it contains is vital and relevant.
Judge Phelps: Very well. I will allow it. Everyone, please take your seats.
Judge Phelps: And so, Mr. Winters, what is it you think we should know?
Neil: Your honor, very simply, Adam had no access to the trust documents when he was at Newman Enterprises.
Judge Phelps: Not even as C.E.O.?
Neil: I personally set up the firewalls that kept the family's personal legal documents inaccessible to anyone. For whatever reason, Adam has to be lying about forging those papers.
Kyle: Throw this one past me.
Jack: Okay, go.
Phyllis: (Clears throat)
Phyllis: Oh, wow. Nice!
Jack: You got it? Oh, man.
Phyllis: Oh, you waiting for a call from Abby?
Jack: Yeah, it may not be good news when I get it.
Jack: Go ahead. How do you let your relationship with your kids deteriorate to that extent? I don't get it. I mean, look how good you've been for Kyle today.
Jack: How hard is it to reach out when things get off track?
Phyllis: (Gasps) Oh.
Kyle: Oops. Sorry.
Phyllis: (Clears throat) No problem.
Sharon: Hi, Diane. I'm looking for Adam.
Diane: He's not here.
Sharon: Well, could you check the voice mail? Because he may have left Victor a message saying where he is or where he could be reached.
Diane: If he wanted you to reach him, he probably would have left you a message, don't you think?
Sharon: Why the attitude?
Diane: (Sighs) I'm just a little sick of the Newman drama, that's all.
Sharon: Oh, well, I can relate to that.
Diane: Yes, sure. You're--you're fed up with drama. That's why you agreed to marry a psychopath.
Sharon: You don't know anything about Adam.
Diane: What reasonable person would associate with someone like that? Or expose their child to him?
Sharon: Victor associates with him when it suits his purpose. Listen to you standing here spouting off about things you know nothing about.
Diane: That's right. I'm absolutely clueless. Which one of us can't even find her fiancé?
Sofia: So Neil is going up against Victor Newman solely for the sake of principle?
Tucker: The only consideration for him was making a decision he could live with. Kind of reminds me of someone else I know.
Tucker: You and Neil are kindred spirits.
Sofia: (Laughs) That's funny, Tucker.
Tucker: Well, I mean, you didn't see eye to eye on anything at first.
Sofia: No, not at all.
Tucker: But now he's become your champion. I don't think you realize how hard he fought for you to get your job back. It's almost like he had a personal stake in it.
Sofia: Well, he did have a stake in it. He needed help with his workload.
Tucker: Yeah, that's probably it.
Judge Phelps: Thank you, Mr. Winters. I appreciate your input.
Nick: Your honor, if I may, before you go, there is another point that could shed some light on it for us. Our father has been making this claim that Victoria and I have had very little influence on Newman Enterprises.
Michael: Excuse me. If the witness is gonna testify to matters unrelated to his brief, he should be deposed.
Leslie: I don't agree that that's necessary.
Judge Phelps: Neither do I. Mr. Winters, there's really only one question that I have for you. During the period of time you were employed by Victor Newman, did you ever see him hand over control of the business to Nicholas and/or Victoria?
Neil: Yes, many times. It's a large part of the reason that I finally resigned from my position. I wanted more responsibility. And it became very clear that Victor would always prefer to hand the reins to one of his children.
Victor: You know damn well that I handed no reins to anyone. That's why you resigned, Neil, because you knew I would never cede control.
Nick: You did cede control over and over again. That is a fact.
Victoria: No, don't attack Neil for telling the truth.
Victor: What did you promise him?
Neil: Now wait a minute, Victor. I-I--
Victoria: Nothing! That's your style.
Victor: You have no business being here! None whatsoever.
Leslie: These accusations are outrageous!
Michael: This isn't helping. Victor, please.
Victor: This is slander. This is despicable slander.
Abby: Would you guys stop? Stop! What is wrong with all of you? Will you please tell me that any amount of money is worth this?
Judge Phelps: All right, ladies and gentlemen, are there any more surprises in store? Mr. Baldwin?
Judge Phelps: I'm calling a short recess, with the emphasis on the word "Short." No one should leave this building. I am going to make my ruling very soon.
Nick: I hate to put you on the spot like that, Bud.
Victoria: Gosh, Neil. We appreciate your honesty so much. It couldn't have been easy.
Neil: You two do realize that your dad stood by me for a lot of years, you know?
Victoria: Yeah, well, he's not against using that, is he? To try to make you feel obligated. Gosh, I wish all the times I've been in your position, I could have handled it with as much integrity as you just did.
Neil: I don't think your dad is gonna see it that way.
Nick: Well, you definitely have our respect.
Judge Phelps: I've made my decision.
Michael: What's happened?
Neil: The judge is ready to issue his ruling.
Victor: Go ahead.
Neil: Victor, I can't say I'm sorry. But I will say that I hope that you understand one day why I felt the need to take this stand.
Victor: I will never understand. Neil Winters, I will never understand.
Judge Phelps: We will begin with a reminder. My ruling will be final and binding, as you all agreed to at the start of this process. Regarding Adam Newman and his sworn confession to forging the trusts at the center of this case, his failure to appear today raises serious doubts as to the validity of that statement. Given the additional testimony provided by Mr. Winters, I intend to recommend that the district attorney look into filing charges of perjury against Adam Newman. Now... it is unfortunate that you and your family were unable to reach an amicable settlement. I certainly feel the weight of responsibility that places on me to find a just and equitable resolution, and I am aware of the far-reaching impact it will have, both on your personal relationships and on your ongoing business affairs. Having immersed myself for months in Newman financial statements and forensic accounting reports and having thoroughly reviewed depositions and transcripts of all the discussions we have had, I am prepared to render a decision. In my opinion, the $3 billion figure demanded as compensation by the plaintiffs is excessive in the extreme. But while you, Sir, are, without a doubt, a masterful businessman, the fact remains the provisions of the trusts were routinely and flagrantly ignored. I therefore find in favor of the complainants, and I am awarding each of them compensation in the amount of $500 million for a total sum of $1.5 billion.
Michael: Excuse me.
Victor: What recourse do we have?
Michael: Recourse? Victor, the ruling is binding. It's final.
Victor: I want you to find a loophole.
Michael: I'm not sure that's possible.
Victor: Make it possible. I will not dismantle my company because of these spoiled brats. I won't do it. No one beats me. No one beats Victor Newman. (Sighs)
Nick: Your honor? Thank you.
Judge Phelps: Well, the facts were on your side.
Victoria: Gosh, it's such a huge relief. I can't even tell you.
Judge Phelps: I would venture to guess that the hard part is still ahead of you.
Judge Phelps: Good luck to you.
Judge Phelps: All of you.
Nick: Thank you, Sir.
Leslie: I'll give you some time.
Abby: All right.
Victoria: Okay. I...
Victoria: I can't even take this in.
Abby: (Exhales deeply)
Nick: You're in shock.
Victoria: Yes, I'm-- I'm in shock. We won.
Abby: (Stammers) Um, you are the one that kept saying that this was gonna happen.
Victoria: I know I did. Uh, but when I tried to picture it, I couldn't. I mean, nobody beats Victor Newman. We did!
Victoria: (Laughs) Right?
Abby: Yeah. (Chuckles) (Sighs)
Jack: Well, you know what they say...
Phyllis: (Clears throat)
Jack: You left it all on the field.
Kyle: Mm, more like the field's on her. (Chuckles)
Phyllis: Oh, that's funny. That's a good one, Kyle. Great.
(Cell phone rings)
Jack: Ooh. Wait.
Phyllis: (Sighs) Is that Abby? Abby?
Jack: Hey, Kiddo. How's it going?
Abby: (Stammers) We won.
Jack: Wait, the judge decided in your favor?
Phyllis: All right. That's fantastic news. Ow! Aah!
Jack: Wait. So what turned it all around?
Abby: Um, it was Neil. Neil. He--he surprised us. He filed an--an amicus brief. (Stammers) Basically, he totally outed Adam for being a liar. (Sighs)
Nick: Yeah, so the judge awarded us... (Sighs) $500 million each.
Sharon: Wow. Everything seems to be going your way.
Nick: It's lookin' up for Faith, too. She gets to spend more time with her mommy now.
Victoria: Uh, no, uh, Beauty of Nature did not actually come up. But there's no reason that I can't negotiate with Dad for that separately.
Tucker: Well, I have no doubt that after this, you can do whatever you set your mind to. Congratulations.
Victoria: Thank you.
Tucker: All right, we'll talk soon. I got another call. Hello, Jack. You got news for me?
Jack: Yeah. Victor lost the suit.
Tucker: Well, what do you know?
Jack: That means our plans are back on.
Tucker: Yeah, well, there's still another condition that needs to be met.
Jack: It's only a matter of time before I get my hands on Beauty of Nature.
Tucker: I'll be waitin' to hear.
(Champagne cork pops)
Victoria: Whoo! (Laughs)
Abby: Whoo! (Laughs)
Nick: (Sighs) Here we go.
Victoria: All right!
Nick: Oh, what a mess. Who cares?
Victoria: Great. Great.
Nick: How about to...
Nick: Judge Phelps.
Victoria: Oh, hear, hear.
Abby: He is a good guy. (Laughs)
Victoria: To Judge Phelps. (Glasses clink)
Nick: Judge Phelps.
(Knock on door)
Victoria: Yes! That's what I'm talkin' about.
Nikki: Hey, Son. Is it over?
Nikki: You won?
Victoria: Mom, it's a good thing. It will lead to less conflict.
Nikki: Oh, today of all days. Have you forgotten it's your father's birthday? I know you've all decided that you're doing the best thing, and it really hurts me to have to say this, but I'm ashamed of you. I'm ashamed of all of you.
(Front door closes)
Diane: Oh, hello. Your timing is perfect. I just finished the Madeira sauce for the beef wellington. I hope you're hungry. Wait till you see the dessert. Look. I made it myself. You know, I wasn't sure what was gonna happen at the arbitration, so I figured we'd either be celebrating or I'd be cheering you up. How did it go?
Neil: Appreciate that. (Sighs)
Leslie: Thank you for coming forward. You really made all the difference.
Neil: Does that mean he lost?
Leslie: To the tune of $1.5 billion.
Leslie: Yes. But as--as much as I appreciated your testimony, it was pretty painful to watch. You really didn't like hurting your friend.
Neil: He has very few friends he can count on, you know?
Leslie: Seems to me he may have brought that on himself.
Neil: Which makes it sadder.
Leslie: Wow. I, um, definitely don't meet a lot of men like you in my line of work. It's been a pleasure.
Neil: The pleasure is mine. Have you eaten anything?
Leslie: No. That's why I'm here.
Neil: Would you care to join me?
Leslie: I'd love to. Guess we can find a nice quiet table.
Neil: Or we could get some room service.
Tucker: You see, I'm gonna need to verify these carbon fixation rates. You know someone you can send out there and check it out?
Tucker: Someone you can send out and check it out?
Sofia: Oh, yes, of course. I think I know the perfect guy.
Nick: It's gotta be that extra punch to the gut losin' this case on his birthday.
Victoria: It's not like we deliberately scheduled it to happen that way.
Nick: (Sighs) We didn't even remember.
Victoria: Dad needs to be held accountable for everything that he's done to us. That's no less true now than any other day.
Abby: Well, yeah, but... (Scoffs) You remember my birthday? How important it was to me that he even acknowledge it?
Victoria: But he didn't want to, and when he did, he was a complete jerk about it.
Abby: Well, yeah, he was, but then we talked afterwards. I can't help thinking how alone he must feel right now.
Nikki: Oh. What are you doing going riding dressed like that?
Victor: Yeah, I guess. (Sighs)
Nikki: Well, it seems we had the same idea-- a little equine therapy.
Nikki: I'm surprised Blue Smoke hasn't started billing my insurance. I heard about what happened. I'm so sorry. You know, um, I-I think I'll just reschedule my appointment with Blue Smoke for another time. You--
Nikki: You have a nice ride.
Victor: Thank you.
Victor: What's that?
Nikki: Happy birthday.
Victor: Oh, my goodness. I forgot. Thank you.
Nikki: You're welcome.
Victor: (Sighs) Uh, wait. Wait one more moment. Please stay. Please stay. (Sighs)
Sharon: Nick admitted to me the things he said to you. Adam, I wish you wouldn't have listened. You don't need to leave town in order for me to get Faith back. I'm a good mother. I'll be able to prove that. Please come home.
Sofia: So how much does Ashley know or not know about this deal you may or may not have going with her brother?
Tucker: (Sighs) It's a complicated situation.
Sofia: I bet.
Tucker: Yeah, it's always tricky when your personal and business lives get, uh, get tangled up.
Sofia: Yeah, well, you typically try to avoid that.
Tucker: Ashley... (Sighs) Ashley's irresistible. Then there are certain opportunities you just can't let go by. You know, I wouldn't admit this to anyone else, but, um, sometimes I have my doubts about gettin' married. I mean, we both know I've never been one to settle down. What do you think?
Sofia: What do I know? I've never been married, so...
Tucker: Who knows me better than you do?
Sofia: Tucker, I think that if Ashley is the one you want to turn to when things go rough, then... you made the right choice.
Tucker: That's a good way to look at it. Lucky for us, I think we both found that person.
Neil: Wait. Wait. Wait, wait, wait, wait.
Leslie: What? What? (Sighs)
Neil: I-I-I-I can't. I can't believe I'm gonna say this, but, uh... I'm not feelin' this right now.
Leslie: Well... (Stammers) It's supposed to-- it's supposed to feel naughty. It's supposed to feel like this. It's not supposed to feel right.
Leslie: (Sighs) Its okay. I can handle it. I can handle it, okay?
Neil: Yeah, I'm sure you can.
Leslie: Neil, I can handle it.
Neil: I have no doubt that you can handle it. Hold on.
Neil: Maybe we should get to know each other a little bit better, hmm?
Leslie: Wow. Okay, a gentleman. (Laughs) (Sighs) All right, that's just my luck. (Laughs)
Leslie: Are you s-- mm. Okay.
Neil: Still hungry? 'Cause you know--
Neil: Yeah? You know...
Neil: All I gotta do is use that phone to call some room service.
Neil: All right.
Kyle: Well, thanks for comin' out with us. That was fun. Maybe we can do it again soon.
Phyllis: Oh, no, no. I-I think that, um, I'm gonna leave that to you and your dad. Male bonding is good. Right, Jack? Jack?
Jack: I'm sorry. What?
Phyllis: Uh, playtime is over. His mind is already at work.
Jack: I cannot wait to get my hands on Beauty of Nature.
Michael: Oh. Sorry to interrupt the celebration. It probably isn't a good idea that I come here anyway.
Nick: You were just doing your job. Nobody blames you.
Michael: I meant that your father wouldn't be pleased if he knew what I'd come to say... but I've worked for this family for a long, long time, and I feel I have a responsibility to all of you, so... just so you know, Victor's not gonna go quietly.
Victor: All right, Baby.
Victor: Hmm? Hmm? (Moans) (Sighs)
Victor: Mm. (Sighs)
Next on "The Young and the Restless"...
Tucker: This is me. This is what I do. If you can't go on the ride with me, I'll understand.
Diane: I hear congratulations are in order.
Victor: You, of all my children, you betrayed me.
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