Dear Friends,

If you’ve been following our efforts regarding Asst. DA Mary Kellett in Maine, you know that the case started with a false allegation of abuse. Ligia Filler had falsely accused her husband Vladek Filler of abusing her and their children.

In reviewing the Filler case, the court found:

December 3, 2009 – Responding to Ligia’s allegation that Vladek had molested their children, the Ellsworth District Court concluded the accusation was “false and known to be false. She [Ligia Filler] has shown a capacity to manufacture claims.” (Determination of Ellsworth District Court. Findings at Page 4, Paragraph 1.)

Not only was Ligia a known liar, but Vladek had a serious back problem at the time of the alleged incident, Ligia refused a rape kit examination, and she had no injuries to support her claim.

While we are not happy about Kellett’s so-called punishment, it’s time to turn our attention to the accuser. People who lie about abuse, like Ligia, rob true victims of their credibility.

Please contact DA Carletta Bassano and politely ask why she hasn’t charged Ligia with perjury.

Carletta M. Bassano, District Attorney
Phone: 207-667-4621

On behalf of all true victims, thank you for taking action.


Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

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