Former Idaho GOP Chairman Blake Hall denies allegations made in a civil suit by a former girlfriend he pleaded guilty to stalking last year. Allison Chambers and her husband, John, have sued Hall alleging that he assaulted and falsely imprisoned Mrs. Chambers, and trespassed, inflicted emotional distress, invaded her privacy and stalked her.
The Idaho Falls Post Register reported Thursday that Hall, of Idaho Falls, filed papers in 7th District Court on Wednesday denying the allegations. He also seeks a jury trial. Hall’s filing also says the Chamberses lacked sufficient information to prove their charges, including allegations that Hall repeatedly tossed used condoms on the couple’s lawn or had knowledge that another man named in the suit who was living with Hall did so.
The Chamberses complaint in Bonneville County court names Matthew Drake, a friend and housemate of Hall's, who told Idaho Falls police that he left used condoms at the Chamberses' home. A police report says Hall and/or Drake left a total of 19 condoms at the Chambers' home in 10 incidents in 2009.
Hall’s filing says his “contact with Allison prior to her June 6, 2009, marriage to John Chambers was in the nature of contacts and discussions which occurred in the context of two people ending a close personal relationship.”
Hall, 56, served 15 days in jail in November after he pleaded guilty to stalking Mrs. Chambers, 37.
Hall spent 23 years on the Republican National Committee, a post he resigned after his guilty plea. He was a member of the Idaho State Board of Education for nine years before resigning in April 2009.