In episodes airing May 5th and 8th on the CBS soap, Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope) will go before Judge Jon Oplinger (Karn), who will decide if she should stand trial for stealing dress designs from the renowned House of Forrester.
"People have copied other people throughout the history of commerce," Karn says. "Samsung copied Sony when Sony was top dog. Now Samsung is top dog. It’s a free market. All is fair in love and war. But there is also such a thing as industrial espionage. Even though Sally does confess to the crime, and her ex-boyfriend Thomas Forrester [Pierson Fodé] will step in to try to make things right, this is still a punishable crime—perhaps with as much as fifteen years in prison, but probably five. Or maybe three with good behavior."