Lawsuit ignites firestorm in gay community against Sonoma County
In a lawsuit that has sparked a firestorm within the gay community, a Guerneville man claims that Sonoma County officials prevented him from being with his dying partner of 25 years, forced him into a nursing home and then sold all of the couple’s possessions.
The multi-million dollar suit alleges that Clay Greene, 78, was barred from visiting Harold Scull, 88, as he lay in a Santa Rosa hospital bed in 2008, and that Greene was eventually placed in a Sonoma Valley care facility against his will.
A lawyer for Sonoma County denied the allegations, saying the two men were kept apart as part of a domestic violence case.
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I'm suspicious of the domestic violence allegations, especially since Harold isn't around to confirm. If these people were willing to kick Clay out of his own home and dump him in a nursing home against his will, they would probably be willing to make that story up. The story doesn't mention anything about police, either, and I would think there would be some involvement, even to say that Harold refused to press charges or that they questioned Clay.