Updated at 11:38 a.m., Thursday, April 5, 2007
Former soap opera star sent back to jail
By KEN KOBAYASHI
Advertiser Courts Writer
Part-time Family Court District Judge Darryl Choy found Dickson in contempt of court and ordered Dickson to serve 10 days in jail for what he called reckless, disruptive behavior that included uttering an obscenity.
The hearing included Dickson interrupting the proceedings numerous times with remarks as she sat at the counsel table.
Choy also found her in contempt for not leaving the apartment, as she promised she would, so that it could be sold as part of the divorce from her former husband, Honolulu attorney Jan Weinberg. The judge ordered her to remain in jail until she complies with the order.
As Choy was issuing his ruling, Dickson shouted that she was upset.
"I'm having a nervous breakdown because of you," she told the judge.
Dickson, 58, who played Jill Abbott on "The Young and the Restless" soap opera series in the 1970s and 1980s, already spent 16 days at the O'ahu Community Correctional Center for failing to leave the apartment. She was released in February after she promised to abide by the order.
Weinberg's attorney, Charles Kleintop, told the judge today Dickson did "absolutely" nothing to comply.
Dickson maintains she does not have the money to move out and would be homeless if she complied.
Choy scheduled another hearing for April 19 to determine if Dickson will comply with the order.