A former friend of confessed murderer Joran van der Sloot has suffered a legal setback in his lawsuit against Dr. Phil, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
Deepak Kalpoe, who was with Van der sloot and Natalee Holloway the night she disappeared in Aruba, was arrested a few days after her disappearance.
He and his brother appeared on Dr. Phil McGraw’s syndicated talk show, but allege that their interviews were manipulated. Court documents filed in 2006 state that the show portrays Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe “as engaging in criminal activity against Natalee Holloway and constitutes defamation.”
Kalpoe wanted to have his deposition taken in Aruba, and that motion was denied on Tuesday. The ruling states, “Taking of Plaintiff’s depositions in Los Angeles is EXTENDED to September 1, 2010. The parties must meet and confer re: visa status… no later than August 16th, 2010.”
Natalee Holloway, an Alabama teen vanished in May 2005 while on vacation in Aruba. Joran van der Sloot was arrested and released twice for that disappearance. He has since confessed to murdering a 21-year-old Peruvian woman.