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Wilson Rainway To File Lawsuit Against Paisley Park !

To Whomever It May Concern,

I was one of the few that had obtained a VIP pass for the huge "Prince:A Celebration" that was to occur in Chanhassen, MN from June 7-13. I was very excited,and made the proper arrangements so that I could attend the full week.

Each day, tours were given of Paisley Park (Princes studios), and parties were held nightly, each with their own "theme", meaning that the parties would run with a theme of a popular Prince album (Purple Rain, Dirty Mind, etc).

So on "Lovesexy Night", I decided to dress like Prince from the cover of "Lovesexy When I showed up, I was laughed at and mocked by the staff. People threw NPG water bottles and cans of food from the Food Drive barrels at me, and spit on me at any oppurtunity.People verbally taunted me, hurled hateful insults, and threw whatever they could get their hands on.Several took it upon themselves to grope my genitals while the security staff os Paisley Park did nothing.I was thrown off the premises, taken to jail, and banned from Paisley Park for life, thus ruining my vacation.

I thought Paisley Park stood for liberation and love? Apparently not, That is why I am filing a lawsuit against Prince,the entire staff of Paisley Park, and the Chanhassen police department for their cruel treatment they so hatefully displayed during my night in jail.I was emotionally shattered to begin with, but my night in jail was pure hell. I am too proud to desccribe the awful things that I was forced to go along with, but let me assure you,I've never been so humiliated in my life.

I for one will not stand by as this culture grows more cynical and sarcastic, and I will not take this abuse from what was supposed to be a dream vacation. I have suffured great trauma and distress as a result, and cannot wait to see the staff of Paisley Park in court.

Yes friends, justice WILL BE SERVED!

(Wilson has now decided against the lawsuit, and has no intention of filing charges against ANYONE involved with Prince or Paisley Park. Please, no more lawyer letters !!)


Wilson Rainway








Here is a sample of the controversial reactions;


From : "James Carter"

Subject : Paisley Park

Date : Thu, 12 Jul 2001 17:43:46 +0100

Hi Wilson

Hope your well.

I'm mailing you from Upfront TV in London, England as I've recently been researching the artist Prince. We are considering running a documentary on the life of Prince and his sometimes outrageous behaviour which speaking for everyone we either love or hate.

The reason for contacting you is regarding the incident at Paisley Studios where you were clearly shamefully humiliated and locked in a police cell for the night. On a personal level I was totally shocked when I read your message explaining the events of that day and wish you every bit of luck in the trial, that is of course if you decide to take it to court.

Essentially what we aim to achieve with our documentary is to project a fair view from all angles of Paisley Park, The New Power Generation and of course the artist himself, Prince. To enable us to do this we need to research every relavent incident that can help paint that picture and we were hoping that you would be prepared to be interviewed by one of our research team. Do you have a lawyer processing a prosecution agianst Paisley Park Studios, the Minnesota police & co? If you could give me contact details for your lawyer and Paisley Parks defence lawyer we could also get useful information by speaking with them.

I also seem to be struggling finding a reliable contact for Prince's agent or manager as many people I've spoken with who have weak connections with Prince claim to be his agent or manager when it is clear they are not. If you could inform us of the correct details for Prince's manager we would be very grateful and then we could start the ball rolling. I hope you think carefully about what I've written and can reply as soon as possible.

I look forward to hearing

Thanks and regards

James Carter@Upfront TV


From: Croman


Subject: Roughed Up by Prince

Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 17:08:20 -0500

We received e-mail detailing an incident, in which you were apparently roughed up by Prince's bodyguards and other fans at Paisley Park during the Lovefest. Have you been misquoted, or did this really happen? Inquiring minds want to know!

Please drop me a line. Thank you.

John Croman



From: "Ernest L Sewell, IV"


Subject: lawsuits

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 01:59:41 -0400

Just a quick note, and not meant to be critical. I hope what you're saying isn't true, but if it is, I hope you get justice in your pursuits. Just one quick note, and don't take it like I'm nit picking. But if a person wishes for people to take what they say in a serious manner, which sounds like you're more than a little serious, good punctuation, etc is needed. Common rules are that there are two spaces behind a period, not zero. And just run a quick spell check on the document. Ya just never know who's going to read it, and the more professional it looks, the more support you might end up getting, even though it's on the back burner for now.

Sorry to hear about your divorce. Between my parents, there are 6 marriages. Sucks.



From : Tony

Subject : Hey Pal...hope things are better.

Date : Thu, 6 Dec 2001 10:23:14 EST

How far did you have to travel for such an atrocity? I for one,am really sorry you had to go thru this ordeal. I trust that since then you've been taken care of and that you dont harbor any ill-will towards uninvolved partys such as PRN.

Maybe you'd be better visiting Micheal Jacksons' celebratory engagement this month here in Freindly Florida (miami beach)

Fellow Fan,



From: ShanaWashington


Subject: No Subject

Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 20:52:36 EDT

Hey there... I was not there, however, my two friends reported everything that they saw. For the record the did not see anything. I am sorry that you went through something like that. I wish that there was a way to hear the other side of the story... and I am saddened to hear that you feel that there is no other way to reach your justice by going as far as actually suing an artist who was just trying to let his loyal followers see a little bit of the world that he has created to protect himself from "evil." Try to keep your chin up.


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