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Recap / Bull S 4 E 5 Billboard Justice

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Season 4, Episode 5

Directed by Aaron Lipstadt

Written by Travis Donnelly, Sarah H Haught, Marissa Matteo, Chamblee Smith, & Steven Paul Martinez

Billboard Justice

Taylor becomes personally involved in having Bull help a dancer bring a civil suit against a real estate mogul who assaulted her at a gentlemen's club when the district attorney's office refuses to pursue criminal charges.

  • Family-Friendly Stripper: Leslie, the client of the week, who has the odds against her due to the natural intimacy and privacy of her profession, even though she was vocally against any physical contact with clients.
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  • Mistaken for Profound: Dealing with his daughter considering an abortion, Chunk goes to a church, and has a conversation with another man about guidance and having to choose between "good person" and "good father". After receiving some advice and a tale of how God tries his best to properly guide all of his own children, Chunk thanks the supposed pastor for his wise words, and leaves before the other man can correct him; as revealed when he gets his mop and bucket, he's actually the church's janitor.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Investigation into the mogul eventually brings to light that he's coerced multiple past victims of his abuse into signing Non-Disclosure Agreements worth millions, and threatens to sue for millions more if they're broken. However, at least one of these cases is revealed to the public when Bull contacts the mogul's ex-wife, who is willing to flat-out pay the cost of a broken agreement by selling a horse she received in the settlement, leading to the client's victory.
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  • To Be Lawful or Good: Taylor puts her own job on the line when getting the dancer a meeting with Bull, lying to Benny and costing Bull a potential wealthy client (the accused mogul) in the process. After some exasperated yelling on both sides and a bit more research into the event in question, Bull takes the case.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The mogul freely states his fondness for gentlemen's clubs and insinuates that women like his accuser are always looking to take advantage of him for a payout, but he says it so gracefully that the jury is swayed to his side...until, that is, they learn about one of his prior victims.

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