From the unmentionable comes this news update on that Kosher meat processing plant, Agriprocessors, out of Postville, Iowa.
It all adds up to a mess for a family that has never sought attention, and now feels it is being attacked unfairly, especially by the media.
"The press? Terrible!" the family's patriarch, Aaron Rubashkin, told a reporter with the Jewish news service JTA during a rare interview in June. He said allegations that the company knowingly hired illegal immigrants and children and tolerated abusive conditions were all lies.
"I wish everybody would be treated like we treat people," he said.