As we noted last week, there had been a break in the Lisa Miller saga with the arrest of a man accused of having helped her flee the country with her daughter rather than abide by court ordered custody arrangements with her former partner.
As we wrote, according to the FBI affidavit Miller and her daughter lived rumored to have lived in a home in Nicaragua owned by the father of a woman who worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Liberty School of Law, which just so happens to be where Miller’s Liberty Counsel attorneys – Mat Staver and Rena Lindevaldsen – just so happen to serve as Dean and Associate Professor, respectively.
But this time around, Liberty Counsel is far less reticent and is insisting that it had absolutely nothing to do with, and knew nothing about, her disappearance:
Some have suggested that organization was involved with hiding Miller, but that’s a charge attorneys flatly deny.
“It’s absurd to try to suggest Liberty Counsel had anything to do with the whereabouts or the disappearance of Lisa Miller,” Mathew Staver, Dean of Liberty University’s School of Law and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.
Staver served as Miller’s attorney through 2009. During that period, Miller was living in Forest and attending services at Thomas Road Baptist Church.
Staver says Miller was looking for a job and gave no indication she was planning to leave the Lynchburg area when she abruptly ended all contact with Liberty Counsel.
“She simply stopped communicating by phone, by e-mail, by letter,” said Staver. “We have no idea where she went.”
But some believe Liberty had another motive and took part in hiding Miller – a claim Staver says is 100-percent false.
“None of us would be stupid enough to place our careers and our futures and our law licenses on the table to try to help someone violate the law,” said Staver.