TAMPA , In a surprise development, James F. Komurek, president and owner of JKG, Inc. and Jaded Video, testified this afternoon that it was his company, Jaded Video, that had sent the five allegedly obscene DVDs which Max Hardcore has been charged with mailing to Tampa.
In any case, the judge's schedule did bring James Komurek
to the stand that much more quickly, and his
testimony appeared to completely exonerate Hardcore
from all charges connected with the five DVDs.Interestingly, under questioning from Aaronson, Komurek
admitted that his company still sells the charged DVDs and, incredibly, would still sell them to a customer in Tampa if they were ordered today , at least until the current trial established whether the DVDs did or did not offend the community standards of the Middle District of Florida, where the trial was taking place.
Judge Bucklew allowed the testimony, and denied Benjamin's motion for a mistrial on that basis, but it hardly refuted Komurek's