Reuben Foster’s ex-girlfriend will testify that she lied to police about him

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The ex-girlfriend of 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster is prepared to testify under oath that she was lying when she told police that he assaulted her.

That’s the word from attorney Stephanie Rickard, who told the Sacramento Bee that her client, Elissa Ennis, will appear in court on Thursday and testify that she was lying when she said Foster hit her.

Ennis was injured when police arrived to take her statement, but she now says she suffered those injuries in a fight with another woman, not with Foster.

It is unclear whether prosecutors will still attempt to pursue charges against Foster. He faces three felony charges, one for domestic violence, one for attempting to prevent Ennis from reporting a crime, and one for possessing an assault weapon. He could still face legal jeopardy for the assault weapon, even if prosecutors do not move forward on the two other charges.

Meanwhile, Ennis could face charges for lying to police, although a legal analyst contacted by the Sacramento Bee said prosecutors are unlikely to pursue such charges.

118 responses to “Reuben Foster’s ex-girlfriend will testify that she lied to police about him

  1. Wow…it definitely cost Foster some serious coin to have her recant her statement. Imagine how much it cost him to get her to issue a second statement saying she lied.

  2. Put this scumbag away!
    Does not deserve his freedom and will likely show repeat behavior!

  3. Yeah sure, why not? The truth is whatever a roll of Benjamins says it is, right? Zero regard for what’s right or what’s actually true…

    Same story with the media and the politicians.

  4. How convenient! She was advised to take this course of action to prevent him from being charged and losing her payday. So, who is the other woman? When did the fight occur? Where did the fight occur? Don’t let her get away with hiding his behavior. Recall Aaron Hernandez fiancé allegedly hid his murder weapon to no avail.

  5. If she isn’t lying, then she is doing a huge disservice to all other victims of abuse…however when she leaves court on Thursday she will have a hefty check in her purse.

    Women like this gal put a really bad rap on those woman who do come forward with legitimate claims.

    Let’s find out now who the other woman was????? Can she back up this lying claim??? and if so did she strike Ennis??

    Will she be willing to come forward and risk assault charges??? or maybe she can split the check with Ennis??

  6. How can we believe anyone anymore? The truth is becoming more nebulous by the second. If she lied then she should be prosecuted fully. Using the law as your own personal bludgeon to make a point with your mate deserves severe punishment. But when you admit lying, how do we know if you’re now actually telling the truth?

  7. I assume she’s helping him out so that he’ll still be able to play football and make money.

  8. She told the police the truth. She’s just being pressured by foster to lie for him and she fears him. If she lies under oath , she should be thrown in jail along with foster the woman beater. Can’t let these dangerous criminals get off easy. And niners need to cut him asap, if not then the niners have no integrity.

  9. Don’t know if she is lying then or now, but that is why evidence (and not the #MeToo gender of the accuser) should be the ONLY thing that is considered in cases of assault.

  10. Ennis isn’t likely to be charged because the Prosecutors will face backlash from Victims Advocacy. The thought is that charging Ennis may prevent ACTUAL victims from reporting Violence for fear of being prosecuted if Police don’t believe their stories. It’s a load of BS but we can’t forget that Prosecutors are Politicians and are either voted in or appointed.

    Defense Attorney’s and suspects get to say and do whatever they want while Prosecutors are held to the highest standards of ethics and law. Thats why so many criminals walk free or receive a slap on the wrist.

  11. Prosecutors that don’t follow this up with charges for lying to police are actually helping abusers get away with this.

  12. That’s the word from attorney Stephanie Rickard, who told the Sacramento Bee that her client, Elissa Ennis, will appear in court on Thursday and testify that she was lying when she said Foster hit her.
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    My client admits she is a known liar but I promise she is telling the truth this time. Kindly disregard the potential payment to her and subsequently to me by Mr Foster’s continued NFL contract. I have managed to convince the DA that pursuing charges against my client would be expensive so they have agreed to ignore her previous lies and readily accept these new ones. We respectfully ask that the DA, NFL, media and fans drop any negative consequences against my client and her cash cow, er, boyfriend and allow all to go free without any fear of consequences.

  13. bosskingnation says:
    May 15, 2018 at 12:47 pm
    So, when does the #MeLie movement start?
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    Considering the bulk of adults not associated with twitter still refer to “#” as “pound” it kinda gives new meaning to “#metoo”

  14. I can’t tell if I’m more disappointed in the American legal system or the NFL’s pathetic response to what we all know Foster did and the kind of man we all know he is.

  15. She should be charged for filing a false police report, that’s still a crime isn’t it?

  16. Rueben Foster’s accuser says she was lying (three months after the arrest).

    Matt Patricia’s accuser said she did not want to face the pressure of trial (eight months after the arrest).

    Will the court of public opinion reach the same verdict for both men?

  17. steaksandwichandsteaksandwich says:
    May 15, 2018 at 1:37 pm
    Rueben Foster’s accuser says she was lying (three months after the arrest).

    Matt Patricia’s accuser said she did not want to face the pressure of trial (eight months after the arrest).

    Will the court of public opinion reach the same verdict for both men?

    Of course not, In the Patricia case there was no gun charge nor was there any indication that he pressured a witness. Was there a point you were trying to make in black and white?

  18. No matter if you think he did or didn’t do it, the record will show that she is a liar and that Foster did nothing criminal. He is innocent in the eye of the law.

  19. The female attorney, who is representing this woman letting Foster off the hook for beating her, should be ashamed of herself. When a client is lying for money, you should turn down the case if you have any morals.

  20. Regardless of what she says now, clearly something went down. This guy can’t get out of his own way. Aldon Smith 2.0. Oh, and there’s still the gun thing. He’ll probably be suspended because of the weed in Alabama incident. Cut him already. Look what happened when someone gave Aldon a second chance. Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

  21. The prosecutors will likely drop the assault charges, albeit reluctantly, because she is the only witness to the alleged assault, and they have zero evidence without her cooperation. Nevertheless, they may still want to go after him for allegedly keeping her from reporting to the police. That charge too would be iffy if she refuses to testify.

    I will go out on a limb and predict that they will go after him on the assault weapons charge. Besides, I want them to do it because I support gun control.

  22. 2mnywhtguysinNE says:
    May 15, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    steaksandwichandsteaksandwich says:
    May 15, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Why does everyone eventually turn every thing into a race issue. This is just a scumbag/moneygrabber issue and there are plenty of those in every color.

  23. Fosters’s lawyer fees for the incident were $280,000. Foster, being the nice guy that he is gave him $1M tip. What Foster’s lawyer decides to do with that money is completely up to him.

  24. She needs to be put away for 5 years without early release. This will have numerous future benefits against people trying this caper. 1 Don’t tell lies, getting innocent people into serious trouble. 2 If you were attacked but have been persuaded to say you lied and nothing happened for financial gain and potentially letting a violent person of the hook you trade money and lies for a nice long stretch.

  25. Did someone actually say that lawyers have ethics and morals?
    OMFG ROFL

    If that’s the case then I have a warm beach in Alaska to sell to you.

  26. Kevin says:
    May 15, 2018 at 1:56 pm
    The female attorney, who is representing this woman letting Foster off the hook for beating her, should be ashamed of herself. When a client is lying for money, you should turn down the case if you have any morals.

    Come on Kevin, since when did lawyers have morals??? Actually we should ask Mike Florio to answer that one :).

  27. steaksandwichandsteaksandwich says:
    May 15, 2018 at 1:37 pm
    Rueben Foster’s accuser says she was lying (three months after the arrest).

    Matt Patricia’s accuser said she did not want to face the pressure of trial (eight months after the arrest).

    Will the court of public opinion reach the same verdict for both men?

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    Read up. I think you have your answer. (It’s no btw, and it’s really ….unfortunate.)

    I agree that one toeing the line between believing an accuser, presuming innocence, and understanding (good or greedy) motives for recanting or not testifying is difficult. But it’s plainly not good optics when 80% of the people don’t see anything wrong with Patricia and everything wrong with Foster in what amounts to very similar (legally) situations.

    Personally? I think something happened in both situations and it is unfortunate that justice won’t be served.

  28. …and then they will get back together and he’ll do it to her again, only worse. Maybe she should read up on people like Ray Rice, Rae Carruth, etc.

  29. I’m no legal expert but there has to be some facet to the law that supersedes an obvious payoff/threat/whatever that is getting her to change her mind, right?

    It’s so obvious that her about face is because Reuben Foster’s career, and also money making ability, is threatened.

    This is exactly why many domestic violence experts are against blanket zero tolerance policies. it’s going to cause more women to hide what happened, lie about it, and be susceptible to bribery/threats because millions are at risk, their future and in some cases childrens futures at risk if a player is cut off from the NFL.

  30. granadafan says:
    May 15, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Who knew that Reuben Foster and Trump share the same lawyer in Michael Cohen?
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    I suspect the Office of Inspector General Report this month will be devastating to the bubble of cognitive dissonance in which you have surrounded yourself. Please stick to football from now on because I am fairly certain you won’t want to try to shoe-horn politics into everything in June forward.

  31. suckafree9rs415 says:
    May 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Highly doubt Reuben paid her a dime.
    Some people are unbelievable. Haters.

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    You may be correct, but here is what does not add up. When she reported the crime, she had injuries. When accused, why would Reuben not mention her injuries were from a prior fight with another party. Or after this much time, the other women come forward to testify it was not Reuben. He sure would have been grateful had this happened and likely would have thanked her in some way. Yet like 3 months passed, and neither Reuben or the other women mentioned anything about a prior fight. Now the accuser suddenly does. Why did it take this long to calm down and tell the truth, if it was a lie.

  32. whynotjustadmitit says:
    May 15, 2018 at 2:40 pm
    Amazing that everyone still thinks he’s guilty despite her testimony.

    Matt Patricia on the other hand gets the benefit of the doubt….hmm
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    This could be perplexing for someone unable to think critically. In Patricia’s case what did the Victim have to gain by refusing to go forward? Patricia was an unemployed College Student. If she recanted, its reasonable to assume she had made it up in the first place.

    In Foster’s case the victim stands to make millions by recanting. She was physically injured when the Police arrived. Rueban Foster has a checkered past and he was illegally in possession of a semi-automatic firearm. He was committing a crime while being accused of this crime.

  33. Matt Patricia on the other hand gets the benefit of the doubt….hmm
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    Sometimes, you just can’t fix stupidity and ignorance….

  34. he must have lied about the assault rifle he had to, oh wait you can’t pay off a rifle

  35. tedbundysson says:
    May 15, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    2mnywhtguysinNE says:
    May 15, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    steaksandwichandsteaksandwich says:
    May 15, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Why does everyone eventually turn every thing into a race issue. This is just a scumbag/moneygrabber issue and there are plenty of those in every color.

    True, and BTW my retort was not directed at the witness rather at the (not so) thinly veiled assertion.

  36. Her attorney doesn’t seem like the brightest bulb on the tree. Her client’s only prudent course of action would be taking the 5th. Instead, those dim bulbs are burning late in her attorney’s office preparing this unsavory character for the witness stand.

  37. The comments on this post are so stupid. You’re all shooting your mouth off that Foster paid her, what about the VIDEO that shows she sustained her injuries during a fight with another woman? Too inconvenient for your narrative I guess!

  38. 49ersfury says:

    May 15, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    I hope Reuben Foster gets focused. We need him to be our version of Bobby Wagner in this defense

    __________________________________

    Yes, because football is so much more important than possible domestic assault. Seriously?

  39. She should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    This BS has to stop. She either lied at first or is lying now. Enough already.

  40. Evidence pointing towards innocent: Statements by all three people in the apartment at the time of the alleged incident, video evidence of were injuries came from, injuries did not match the initial incident report (later recanted).
    Evidence pointing towards guilt: Previous statement (recanted, did not match medical records), hearsay from others reporting the alleged victim’s initial statements.

    If you strongly believe he is guilty then you are either applying evidence from other cases or you just want him to be guilty regardless of the reported information. If you are leaning towards innocent but waiting for all the facts to come out to make a final decision then congrats! You are probably more interested in justice than headlines.

  41. Liars can only go so long before they are totally busted and trip up their lies. I’ve seen it start on day one of a case and now going forward they are actually screwed because they can’t backtrack and lies will get worse and they will fall all over it. Just let the court take its course. Settling is a huge mistake. Leaves one to always lie after. Going through a trial is always best to have the whole truth come out. I would never settle. When right and justice is on your side as well as the law you have to believe going forward will allow a clean break in it all. When entitled to a trial, settling is never necessary. I would want the laws strictly enforced and applied not to make some stupid settlement that is not in my best interest

  42. She should go to jail. This is the exact reason why there’s hesitation for the public to buy into the metoo movement. Another example is the lying Redskins cheerleader. The journalist behind it had a clear agenda and should be fired. There need to be consequences. People need to understand that these types of allegations, even if proven false, ruin reputations… not that Snyder’s could get much worse.

  43. According to the prosecutors, they have MULTIPE independent witnesses who saw what happened. She can backtrack all she wants but the police won’t need her if they have credible witnesses. Sounds like Foster is trying to buy her off to me.

  44. i guess someones roster bonus just became official.
    a good source of 1 time revenue.
    make that ho sign a non disclosure before you give her a quarter

  45. qtrotti says:
    May 15, 2018 at 4:18 pm
    According to the prosecutors, they have MULTIPE independent witnesses who saw what happened. She can backtrack all she wants but the police won’t need her if they have credible witnesses. Sounds like Foster is trying to buy her off to me.
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    Please provide your source. From all accounts I have seen the Prosecutors say they have witness testimony from the person the alleged victim flagged down after she left the property and from the 911 operator. Both were only witnesses to her initial statements, not the alleged events. There was a witness in the apartment apparently, but that witness said they were in another room but they did not see or hear any violent act occurring. I have never seen a report stating that the Prosecutors have multiple eyewitnesses that actually saw the alleged events, because if they did that would certainly hurt the defenses case.

  46. How many of you jokers were crying about Patricia “22 years ago” lol. Man. Yall come out the woodwork for Foster. I sense a trend here.

    With that being said, domestic violence is never okay and neither is lying about said domestic violence.

    This may not post, but the “majority” in this great nation seems to have some deep seated hatred towards the non majority.

    Mob mentality has become a staple of the United States of America.

    Long lost are the days of great men and women. Just a bunch of turds in dire need of affirmation from other turds that they will never know, never meet, never see.

  47. “Just a bunch of turds in dire need of affirmation from other turds that they will never know, never meet, never see.”

    I’m stealing that..

  48. Maybe, just maybe, she’s not lying. The fact that she claims to have video evidence of sustaining the injuries she reported as being caused by Foster, but actually received in a fight with another woman in a road rage incident prior to the incident with Foster is pretty significant imo.

  49. According to the prosecutors, they have MULTIPE independent witnesses who saw what happened. She can backtrack all she wants but the police won’t need her if they have credible witnesses. Sounds like Foster is trying to buy her off to me.
    _________________________________________________________

    Please provide your source. From all accounts I have seen the Prosecutors say they have witness testimony from the person the alleged victim flagged down after she left the property and from the 911 operator. Both were only witnesses to her initial statements, not the alleged events. There was a witness in the apartment apparently, but that witness said they were in another room but they did not see or hear any violent act occurring. I have never seen a report stating that the Prosecutors have multiple eyewitnesses that actually saw the alleged events, because if they did that would certainly hurt the defenses case.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Some people can’t help but lie to enforce their sheep beliefs. There is 0 eyewitnesses to the events that took place. There is a person that was flagged down, a 911 operator, and personnel at the hospital. Never mind the fact that her injuries are nowhere near consistent with the statement that he punched her close-fisted in the head 8-10 times. She’d have been unconscious and unable to make that claim had it actually happened.

  50. It wouldn’t be fair to Zeke if this guy doesnt still get the 6 game suspension. There is more here than with Elliot. Obviously the woman flipped. The damage to the league is already done. Just like most here feel she is now lying, whats done is done. I wanted the Eagles to draft this guy so bad. Looks like it was more than a shoulder that looked them off.

  51. areyahappynow says:
    May 15, 2018 at 4:26 pm
    i guess someones roster bonus just became official.
    a good source of 1 time revenue.
    make that ho sign a non disclosure before you give her a quarter

    ———

    As best I can tell from watching CNN these days, hos don’t seem to be required to abide by NDA’s, so…

  52. I say let Mike Tyson knock some sense into him #####GO NINERS 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈

  53. Oh man, I can see this getting spicy.
    Can you imagine the fallout if news drops that the 49ers front office got involved and paid her to protect their first round investment in foster?

    Spicyyyyyyyy

  54. After reading the comments, it is clear that the LOW IQ class must have been reading this article. The FACT is she has the beating on VIDEO. Assault charges will be dropped. Stay in school, kids.

  55. Better to admit lying now than to admit it later, after sending an innocent person to prison. All prosecutors want one thing: a conviction, and many of them do not care if they have convicted an innocent person or not. A conviction is a win, and a win is a win even if it ends up sending an innocent person to jail or worse.

  56. It’s pretty sad that to some, the only acceptable outcomes are that Foster is found guilty, or that he’s guilty but paid off his former GF.

    False accusations do happen though, and thanks to the above mindset, they’re all but risk free.

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