Witness Tom Rosenberg talks about his relationship with Allison Davis. Davis is a Rezko associate, a developer and lawyer, as well as the onetime boss of Barack Obama, when Obama worked at a Chicago law firm.
“I got to know him especially well, or spent time with him when I was doing research to do a movie called the Human Stain in which the main character is an African American who lives his life as a white man," Rosenberg said. Davis is African American, but light-skinned.
"I wanted his insights into this character as portrayed, assuming he faced many of the same issues as the character.”
At one point in their friendship, Rosenberg said he offered Davis a warning to stay away from Tony Rezko. “I hope you’re not getting yourself in a bad position here with Mr. Rezko ... because it’s a bad idea,” he said he told Davis.