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A star witness for the Olsen twins

I’ve been thinking a lot about this lawsuit filed against Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the one where they allegedly failed to pay interns.

Representatives of the twins’ fashion empire have called the claims groundless and say they will fight the allegations in court.

Should the Olsen twins seek my legal guidance, I would suggest is a key witness who can show they recognize talent and treat employees well.

I’m talking, of course, about Derek S. Boyd from “Full House.”

Quick refresher: We first meet Derek as Uncle Jesse and Joey are overseeing an elementary school musical production honoring America. Michelle Tanner (played by the Olsen twins) thinks she’s a shoo-in for the lead role of Yankee Doodle.

But as auditions conclude, Derek raises his hand asking to try out and gives a bravura rendition of “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

Uncle Jesse and Joey have no choice but to give Derek the lead role, sending Michelle into a tailspin and the lesser role of the Statue of Liberty. She pouts for the rest of the rehearsals and the start of the show, until Derek misses his cue to come on stage.

When Michelle breaks character to find out what is wrong, Derek admits he has stage-freight. Michelle tells him not only he will be great, but that he was the best choice for Yankee Doodle.

Inspired, Derek goes onstage and delivers the performance of his then-short life, and the crowd cheers.

If that inspiring tale would not persuade persuade a judge or jury, I don’t know what would.