Roy Black: Let’s Get Drunk!

International Polo Club Palm Beach founder John Goodman, whose role in a car crash that left a 23-year-old man dead last month is still under investigation, was nowhere to be found among those who paid homage to South Florida attorney Roy Black Saturday night.

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John Goodman’s attorney Roy Black, with race car driver Helio Castroneves at Saturday’s shindig in Miami Beach (Mike Jachles Photo)

Funny thing, because when it comes to celebrities attending The Blacks’ Annual Gala in Miami Beach, Black and his wife, Lea, can always count on those he extracted from the criminal justice system.

Girls Gone Wild‘s Joe Francis was one of them. He once had tax and public morals problems, but Black made it all better. So he came to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for the big party.

“He wins every case,” Francis said. “His approach is different from other lawyers, partly because he never worked for the government as a prosecutor. He believes in your case 100 percent, and I don’t know any other who does that.”

Three-time Indianapolis 500 and Dancing With The Stars winner Helio Castroneves was there, too. Black got him out of his little tax evasion issue last year.

Goodman, who could soon be facing DUI and manslaughter accusations but hasn’t been charged, was MIA.

And who could blame him?

Black, after all, kicked off the open bar, three-course fiesta with this announcement to the 1,000-plus guests who’d paid up to $1,000 each: “If you guys don’t get drunk and dance on the tables, then this party has failed!”

Spotted at the wingding: Harvard prof Alan Dershowitz; O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark; rapper Rick Ross; shoe designer Lisa Pliner; TV chefs Ron Duprat and Bobby Flay; The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Kim Zolciak; poker star Noah Schwartz; Bob Seger saxophonist Alto Reed; Gov. Charlie Crist and his lovely new bride, Carole; singers Natalie Cole, Paulina Rubio and Gloria Estefan; boxer Lennox Lewis; and former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning.

For more about Goodman:

Jurors to Goodman: We know what you’ve done

Potential jurors in Goodman trial sound off on his adoption of a 42-year-old woman

Goodman trial: Jurors find Goodman’s adoption of a girlfriend a hoot!

Troubled polo boss John Goodman adopts adult girlfriend

John Goodman shocker: Is it incest?

John Goodman paid $200 for s16 hots of tequila, Grey Goose and Johnnie Walker Red before fatal crash

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  1. maggiemay says

    Wonder if Mr. Black would be so quick to coddle these criminals if it were his son that Goodman left to die? Shame on the Blacks for supporting that murderer. Seems to be the only people they really associate with are known criminals. Word is that $7 million on the Star Island house belongs to Goodman, part of the deal. Black promotes getting drunk at this fundraiser and that is wrong. I hope it fails and the people see the Blacks for who they really are. Lea Black is the real problem. She is a terrible mother.

  2. miamian says

    Roy Black was a prosecutor with the Dade County State Attorney’s office during the regime of Richard Gerstein and Janet Reno.