A front page story in the November 19, 2019 edition of the Syracuse Post Standard features a county legislator and former broadcaster, Julie Abbott-Kenan. She was arrested for assaulting her millionaire husband and taking a baseball bat to his 2019 Chevy Silverado. After posting bail, Julie will now lead the charge against domestic violence. You go girl!
By Dr. Leon Koziol
Parenting Rights Institute
In our last post we featured a recent anonymous letter advising me that my ex-wife, Kelly Hawse-Koziol, was parading a millionaire, Lou Usherwood, around town as the father of my two teen girls. I also related how Kelly Hawse assaulted me at an upscale restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island prior to our marriage.
Although the attack was witnessed by many, I did not press criminal charges. I simply got up from our table and left for Utica. Kelly jumped in my car and refused to exit even though her father lived nearby. Eight hours later, I locked her out of my home because such violence would form no part of a future family together.
After her relentless pleas on my front porch, I unlocked my dumb bolt and the rest is history (she had her own car parked outside and a nearby apartment). It was an act of forgiveness which made my daughters possible. While I would never have it any other way that fateful night, the price I ultimately paid is everything short of premature death.
Today Kelly Hawse presses on like a wind-up doll with her crusade to end all father-daughter contact. She does not know about other letters and communications which show that I may have protected her in the same manner as I did a former president of our local bar association. My ability to avoid child support jail was as fateful as my decision in the summer of ’99.
Now comes a paradox story for the ages. As we have said on this site time and again, you “just can’t make this stuff up.”
Steve Kenan is not just a millionaire, he is probably filthy rich. The son of Pyramid Companies founder, Bruce Kenan, the owner of Destiny Mall, he provided his wife, Julie, and their four children a 3,600 square foot waterfront home.
His major mistake was a failure to end his marriage sooner as I fortunately did. He filed for divorce in August, 2019, but his wife had other plans. Three months later, she engaged in a series of violent acts. They were anything but a “lapse in judgment” as Julie now rationalizes.
First, Julie hit her husband in the face knocking his glasses to the ground. Then she picked them up and crushed them with her hands. Like an enraged, dumb-ass, unconcerned about the publicity this would cause her four children, husband and county legislature, she made the call to 9-1-1.
Obviously, as a domestic violence crusader, she followed the feminist handbook of making the first call. But when police arrived, the couple agreed to sleep in separate quarters with the injured party sleeping in an apartment above the garage. No arrests were made.
Now you would think that this would have ended it all. But knowing her gender favoritism, Julie returned hours later with a baseball bat and began smashing in the windshield to her husband’s new Chevy Silverado. She did so in full view of the garage apartment window.
Now this is about as calculated as it gets. Wisely Steve watched until Julie finished her tirade on the inanimate object. When he was able to assess the damage outside, Julie continued to provoke him with profanities from her own bedroom window.
This is when Steve was forced to call police. After all, they had four children, and mom was clearly not going to stop her crusade of provocations until she could succeed in causing the male victim to engage her physically.
Against this horrific backdrop, Julie Abbott-Kenan now announces to the media that “nothing matters more to (her) than protecting the welfare of (her) four children, who have already endured enough trauma in their young lives.” Were these her words or those of her criminal attorney?
Julie then went on to state that none of this would impact her duties on the county legislature which votes on matters of domestic violence. In that arena, sexist tactics have men on the defensive at all times. Let’s face it, if it was Steve arrested while holding such office, there would be petitions and protests for resignation.
I have made some difficult decisions in my life, in a modern day world getting more insane by the day. Kelly Hawse agreed to move out of our marital home which I financed and we both searched for a home for her to purchase. Indeed, until her millionaire scandals, we raised our children with few incidents.
Fortunately I was able to prevent the Kenan type harm to my daughters. And although they remain brainwashed by a father alienation crusader, hopefully they will one day realize how Julie and Kelly could easily have become one and the same.
Maybe I’ll send my girls the front porch video as a holiday or birthday gift.