Kenneth B. PerlmutterI do think that Ken Perlmutter is a crook for doing what he did.
467 Hamilton Av Ste 21, Palo Alto CA 94301
California Psychologist Lic. No. PSY7053.
April 25, 2011
I received your April 21 letter where you admit that your neutrality and objectivity had been compromised in June 2010, and where you refuse to do the evaluation update that you promised to the court.
Let me remind you of the facts our case. We had 6 months of discussions in 2009 when you learned all about our case, including our 6 years of litigation and my blog. I paid $27,900 to you for your evaluation, report, and testimony. Your report should have recommended a course of action for resolving our conflict. It did not.
Your work only inflamed our troubles. You were dishonest with my kids, the court, and me. You violated the norms for psychologists, for child custody evaluators, and for court expert witnesses. You failed to address the most important issues of our case. You wrote the order that wrongfully denied me joint legal custody of my kids. You maliciously refused to correct your errors even when they were demonstrated to you. You testified against me in Dec. 2010 even though you now admit that you were biased at the time. You cost me thousands of dollars in additional expenses to pay witnesses who testified that you were wrong.
In the end, you only made a non-constructive recommendation for 6-9 months, and said that we would have to come back to you for an update after that. Now you refuse to even do that. All of your work has become worthless, as I will probably have to hire another psychologist to redo it.
I therefore demand that you refund the $27,900 to me immediately. Simply put, you did not do the job that you were paid to do.
When I first met him, I just thought that he was an incompetent idiot. He had the hardest time understanding the simplest things. I often had to explain matters to him 3 or 4 times.
He claimed to not understand Commissioner Irwin Joseph's order appointing him. I must have explained that to him about ten times. I also told him that Cmr. Joseph was too stupid to understand it either. Every time we asked Cmr. Joseph for a clarification, he just said that he checked some boxes on a court form, and it was up to the psychologist to figure out what it meant. Permutter demanded to talk to Joseph directly. In reality, of course, Perlmutter just wanted to get some signals on how much to screw me.
If Perlmutter has a shred of integrity, he will refund my money. I doubt it.