Lawyer representing family sued by Craig and Keely Kinsel calls suit against clients ‘retaliatory’

By David Yates | Jun 28, 2017

BEAUMONT – The owners of Kinsel Motors have it within their power to end their retaliatory lawsuit against the family who took their pregnant daughter in after they purportedly put her out on the street, says the defendants’ attorney.

In May, Craig and Keely Kinsel filed suit against Matthew and Brandy Peavy and their minor son for allegedly verbally assaulting them in public and attempting to alienate them and their minor daughter, who is carrying the child of the Peavys' minor son.

On June 21, the Peavys answered the Kinsels’ lawsuit, asserting Keely and Craig attempted to force their daughter to have an abortion and then threw her out when she refused.

The Peavys took the daughter in only days after a lawsuit had been filed against them on May 15. They had not yet been served. 

On June 26, the Peavys filed a response to the Kinsels’ request for an injunction, which seeks to stop all contact between the Peavys and the Kinsels’ daughter, court records show.

“The Kinsels come to the Court with the dirtiest of unclean hands, pretending to make a plaintiff plea for equity. They have shown no regard for the daughter they tormented, who is one of the main subjects of their request for injunction, or for her unborn child, that they tried to kill,” the response states.

“The Kinsels’ request for injunction is part of a strategy to isolate and dominate their daughter by stripping her of the people who are providing her with the necessities of life.”

Attached to the response is an affidavit by the Kinsels’ daughter, which states her parents twice tried to force her to have an abortion and even tried to have her committed.

The affidavit further states that Craig Kinsel told his daughter he was going to sue the Peavys. He then later told her he “decided not to pursue the lawsuit … because I was the one that caused all of this, not them. 

After the Kinsels' daughter left home, they decided to proceed with the lawsuit and serve the Peavys, the affidavit states.

“The Kinsels are solely responsible for pursuing this retaliatory lawsuit and have the absolute right and power to end the lawsuit at any time,” said Beaumont attorney Dana Timaeus, who is representing the Peavys. 

“They choose to continue suing and are intensifying their attack on this family and on (their) own daughter. The Kinsels ask the Court to sign an order that places the Peavys at risk of punishment if they disagree with the Kinsels or say anything that is critical of the Kinsels or if they communicate at all with the expectant mother.”

On top of exemplary damages, the Kinsels are suing for their mental anguish and attorney’s fees.

Mostyn Law attorney Mark Sparks represents them.

Case No. E-0200037

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