'Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story' Episode 6: Fans root for Betty in court while calling judge 'trash'
It seems as though Dan would always win no matter what especially with his friends in high places and his ability to not only woo the judge but also the law because he was a lawyer himself
Spoilers for 'Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story'
In Episode 6 titled 'The Twelfth of Never', we see Betty Broderick (Amanda Peet) stand up for herself in court as she decides to handle her case by herself without any lawyers. Her husband, Dan Broderick (Christian Slater), was on the stand, as his wife questioned him on the exact date of separation, his affair with Linda Kolkata (Rachel Keller), and the appraised valued his law practice as well as the two huge withdrawals of cash before he left his wife.
Although Betty does not win, fans couldn't help but notice that she went from a woman in despair to a woman willing to fight her battles with the help of friends at the HALT (Help Abolish Legal Tyranny). "For a non-lawyer, Betty is scoring some points #DirtyJohn," tweeted a viewer with another adding, "Got to admit Betty is making a big comeback. #DirtyJohn."
Of course, Betty tried her best to prove Dan's meticulous planning before divorcing her, trying to bring up the fact that Linda was a huge piece of this twisted puzzle. Betty's demands included $25,000 per month for 10 years, a $1m tax repayment, custody of their minor children the and reimbursement of attorney fees. Dan's lawyer rebuttals saying that Betty spent a lot of Dan's money and that her expenses are emotional blackmail.
Betty explains her side but the trial was put on hold till a decision is made. "Betty tried her best and I'm so sad she didn't get what she wanted, but damn was I hollering for her to make it in court," tweeted a supporting viewer with another one adding, "Come on Betty, keep fighting the patriarchy, you can still do it DONT GIVE UP!"
It seems as though Dan would always win no matter what especially with his friends in high places and his ability to not only woo the judge but also the law because he was a lawyer himself. "That judge was part of the Good Ol Boys network #BettyBroderick always talked about. Later she was proven right about that when a judge was thrown from the bench, the name eludes me now. She was very happy when she found that out. #DirtyJohn," wrote another viewer referring to the actual case.
"I want to punch this judge and Dan Broderick in the face. What a couple of good old boy douchebags. And they totally minimized Betty's role in the marriage. Absolutely sickening. #bettybroderick #DirtyJohn," tweeted a viewer with another replying, "Dan and the judge are both trash #dirtyjohn."
During the trial, Betty found two bank withdrawals of $175,000 and $80,000 in February 1985 before he decided to leave her, which brings up the fact that he knew he was divorcing his wife long before he told her. Of course, he said no, and the courts ordered another appraisal on his law practice. "Oooooh. Betty just hit one out of the park. Dan and his lawyer didn't think she'd see that. #BettyBroderick #DirtyJohn," tweeted a viewer.
Viewers were so angry that while we hope they don't mean it, they referred to the real-life horror as "apt" as one of them tweeted, "Dan and Linda both deserved to die and to be honest so did this judge. #DirtyJohn"
'Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story' airs on Tuesdays at 10 pm ET on the USA Network.