In a dramatic turnaround, Chinese Drywall defendant Banner Supply's controller Scott Giering recanted his fart-embracing deposition testimony on the stand yesterday:
The first witness to take the stand was Banner controller Scott Giering, who had said during a deposition that some people might actually like the smell caused by drywall in some homes -- that of rotten eggs or flatulence.
"I truly regret that statement that some people like that smell or enjoy that smell,'' Giering said. "I would prefer not to live in a house that smells like rotten eggs.''
SG: (uncomfortable silence)
EG: (turns rear towards witness and waves hands furiously)
SG: Oh god. Oh oh god. (starts crying) That's lovely, that's truly lovely! My is that aroma amazing.....please one more, oh God oh oh.......
EG: (glances knowingly at jury) I have nothing further, your honor.