I believe Dr. Mikovits was the victim of a WELL ORCHESTRATED campaign using both the civil and criminal justice system to damage her reputation and prevent her from continuing her scientific work, especially over the XMRV issue. – Kent Heckenlively JD
Opinion by Kent Heckenlively, JD
In all of this the questions EVERYONE needs to ask themselves, and others, are:
Simple fact – the so-called “stolen” notebooks were, and are, Dr. Mikovits’s personal scientific notebooks from the xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) study. They were never, and are not now, anyone else’s property. They are all in her own handwriting. Dr. Mikovits STILL wants them back.
(1) WHY was it so important that the personal scientific NOTEBOOKS OF DR. MIKOVITS, in the XMRV study, be kept from her?
Even now, nine years later, Dr. Mikovits, has not been given copies of her own research journals she kept for five years.
(2) WHAT is so dangerous in those notebooks that she is not allowed to have copies?”
(3) WHO went to such strange and unusual lengths to keep these personal scientific notebooks from Dr. Mikovits?
Let’s look at some facts that may lead us to answers:
This attack was primarily led by Mikovits’s former boss of five years, Harvey Whittemore, a State of Nevada political power player, who we believe got played by higher-ups in the public health establishment to make the xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) issue go away.
If her XMRV work was confirmed it would be a liability of billions of dollars to the federal government and private corporations because of their negligent use of animal tissue and aborted human fetal tissue in government and private laboratories to develop medical therapies.
Here is the story…
Many years ago, I told Dr. Mikovits that the media and the judiciary were so corrupt that she would never receive justice in those forums. I pledged to her I would be her attorney in the court of public opinion.
In order to respond to the attacks against her, I must first familiarize you with the character of her sole accuser, Harvey Whittemore, that NO journalist ever seems to mention in their discussion of Dr. Mikovits. What follows is my opinion, based on ten years of research, of what was really going on. I must first start with Harvey Whittemore.
Harvey Whittemore is one of the most colorful and intelligent characters you are ever likely to ever encounter.
He is tall, physically imposing, and knows his way around power.
This is how Harvey Whittemore was described in a Las Vegas Review article on February 26, 2012.
“THROUGHOUT THE 1990S AND EARLY 2000S . . . WHITTEMORE . . . WAS THE SUPREME LEGISLATIVE LOBBYIST. HE REPRESENTED THE GAMING, TOBACCO AND LIQUOR INDUSTRIES . . . HE COULD GET LEGISLATORS TO PASS THE LEGISLATION HIS CLIENTS WANTED AND THEN HELP THE SAME LEGISLATORS FINANCE THEIR NEXT POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS.” (Ed Vogel, “Nevada Power Broker Whittemore Now a Pariah,” Las Vegas Review Journal, February 26, 2012.)
For most of his life, Whittemore used his skills for mostly admirable pursuits, developing golf courses and real estate developments, and founding an institute at the University of Nevada, Reno, to help his daughter who had come down with chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as ME/CFS. All of these facts are covered in Chapter 16 (Whittemore Justice), of our first book, PLAGUE, published in 2014.
A Las Vegas Sun article from June 10, 2012 (Anjeanette Damon, “Indictment Caps Lobbyist Harvey Whittemore’s Dramatic Fall from Grace,” Las Vegas Sun, June 10, 2012) described some of the darker aspects of Whittemore’s character, such as his well-known penchant for reaching into the legislative chambers to give things to legislators before important votes. Because there was such a public outcry over this behavior, tall glass walls were installed so that the legislators were forever separated from the public gallery. These quickly became known as “Harvey walls.”
The question which I think lies at the heart of Whittemore’s actions is whether the great recession of 2008 put them at considerable financial stress. Apparently it did, because they were sued by their former business partners, the Seeno family of Northern California.