Report: Meeting between two sides in Veronica case in the works

Report: Meeting between two sides in Veronica case in the works
Veronica with Dusten Brown and his wife.
Veronica with Dusten Brown and his wife.

A meeting between two sides in a custody fight over Veronica is in the works, according to a CBS news report out of Oklahoma.

News on 6 in Tulsa is reporting that attorneys representing Veronica's biological father, Dusten Brown, and the child's adoptive parents, Matt and Melanie Capobianco, are working to arrange a meeting between the two sides which would include Veronica.

"The Capobiancos have been notified by their attorney that Mr. Brown's lawyer suggested that a personal visit is an option," said Jessica Munday, who represents Brown, in a statement released Thursday evening." However, at this point the details have yet to be determined."

The news falls on the heels of the Cherokee Nation releasing a statement Thursday evening regarding the Capobiancos' choice of a "TV personality" representing the couple in their efforts to get their 3-year-old adopted daughter Veronica back.

"I was concerned with the Capobianco's judgment in putting forth Troy Dunn as the central spokesperson in their press conference yesterday," said Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree in a statement on Thursday." Mr. Dunn's Internet presence reveals that he is a reality TV producer, a stand-up comedian and a "motivational speaker."

According to a Cherokee Nation press release, Dunn and a TV crew were asked to leave a Cherokee Nation school on Thursday.

Munday said Dunn was able to determine Brown's whereabouts, traveled there and delivered a handwritten note to a tribal marshall who then gave the note to Brown. According to Munday, Brown's response was, "I'm not interested in talking."

The Capobiancos held a press conference, in which Dunn also spoke, in Oklahoma Wednesday morning after traveling from South Carolina hoping to see Veronica who has been at the center of an adoption dispute involving the couple and Brown, who is a member of the Cherokee Nation.

The James Island couple says they have yet to meet or talk to Veronica or Brown, despite their pleas and an ultimatum from Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

South Carolina authorities have charged Brown with custodial interference in the case. Fallin said the couple has a right to meet with Veronica and a right to seek a compromise with Brown.

The governor says if Brown is unwilling to cooperate, she can send him to South Carolina to face the charge.

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