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Media sociopaths

April Balascio tips off police that she thought her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, was a killer

The cover of this week’s People Magazine features the story of April Balascio, a woman who suspected that her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, was a killer.

Edwards had been in trouble with the law as a young adult. When he was released from prison, he claimed to be reformed. He wrote a book and became a motivational speaker, telling others how he had redeemed himself.

He also married. As a child, April remembers moving every year, often in the middle of the night. One time, when she was eight years old, Edwards took April and her mother to a field in a park, and suddenly the place was filled with police cars and ambulances. The bodies of a young man and woman were found — they had been shot in the neck.

Actress Salma Hayek writes of being harassed and bullied by Harvey Weinstein

Salma Hayek in 2012

Salma Hayek, a Mexican actress, aspired to a place in Hollywood. She also dreamed of producing a movie about Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist who made her own way, even when everyone was skeptical of her work.

When Salma was working on her movie, Miramax, Harvey Weinstein’s company, was the studio producing all the top-quality movies. She fought to bring her movie to Weinstein, and when she succeeded, she felt like her dream had come true.

That was until Weinstein started sexually harassing and bullying her.

Salma tells her story in the New York Times:

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Two women targeted by the same sociopath tell their stories to the BBC

(Serge Bertasius Photography at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

He was charming, magnetic, successful, and he had chosen her — Nicole. Everything was perfect at first, but eventually there were problems — and they were always her fault. He said she ruined everything.

Nicole did her best to make him happy, to be a better girlfriend. Eventually, though, she escaped and collapsed.

From her therapist, Nicole learned that what she had experienced was not normal behavior; it was abuse. The therapist also suggested that she contact his previous girlfriend.

So Nicole ended up talking to Elizabeth, and learned that she’d endured exactly the same behavior.

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Arizona professor Melissa Ann Santana charged with five counts of stalking

Melissa Ann Santana (Police handout)

Melissa Ann Santana, 36, an associate professor of interior design at Northern Arizona University, was indicted of five counts of felony stalking.

Prosecutors say Sanders used multiple aliases and email accounts to stalk two firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service whom she met on Tinder. She also allegedly stalked the wife of a firefighter, a friend of the firefighter, and a student.

A judge locked her up because she is viewed as a danger to the public.

NAU professor arrested on stalking charges, on AZDailySun.com.

Story suggested by a Lovefraud reader.

Jennifer Lynn Morrissey, 33, allegedly kills her ‘sugar daddy’

Jennifer Lynn Morrissey (Facebook)

Jennifer Lynn Morrissey, 33, of multiple addresses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, referred to Michael D. McNew, 64, as her “sugar daddy.” He bought her presents and paid her expenses. Morrissey moved into McNew’s home along the Delaware River in 2015.

But McNew threw her out. On August 6, 2017, Morrissey threatened to kill him. Morrissey’s body was found on August 8, 2017. He had been shot once in the face.

Morrissey has been charged with murder.

Woman charged in killing of Bucks pharma exec, on Philly.com.

Woman, 33, killed ‘sugar daddy’ after he ended relationship, prosecutors says, on FoxNews.com.

More evidence of Harvey Weinstein’s psychopathic behavior: Hiring spies to out his accusers

According to a new report by Ronan Farrow, movie producer Harvey Weinstein learned a year ago that women were getting ready to accuse him of sexual harassment, and he set out to stop it. Weinstein employed lawyers and spies, including former agents of the Israeli Mossad, to learn what his accusers were saying to journalists. His goal was to stop the story from being published.

It’s a typical psychopathic maneuver — searching for information in which to discredit accusers. Except Weinstein did it on a grand scale.

Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies, on NewYorker.com.

Chilling tale of Harvey Weinstein’s spies shows Ronan Farrow’s reporting chops — and compassion, on WashingtonPost.com.

British army sergeant Emile Cilliers on trial for allegedly tampering with his wife’s parachute

Victoria and Emile Cilliers.

On Easter Sunday, 2015, Victoria Cilliers, a physiotherapist in the British Army and a highly experienced parachute instructor, jumped out of a plane near Netheravon, Wiltshire, at 4,000 feet. Her main parachute, and her reserve parachute, failed to open. Miraculously, she survived the fall, although she sustained multiple serious injuries.

Her husband, Emile Cilliers, 37, a physical training instructor for the British Army, is accused of tampering with her parachute in an attempt to kill her. He was cheating with a woman he met on Tinder and was heavily in debt.

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Stolen Valor con man Derek Alldred finally found and arrested

Derek Alldred as a fake Navy SEAL

Lovefraud has been following this story for a year. Derek Alldred pretended to be a war hero so he could seduce women and then swindle them out of their money. Alldred scammed nearly 20 women that he met on dating sites. The victims were from from Minnesota, California, Nevada and Texas.

KARE 11 in Minneapolis first exposed Alldred a year ago, tracking down victims across the country.

Charges filed against alleged swindler exposed by KARE11, on KARE11.com.

Judge awards rapist child custody, then rescinds order

Christopher Mirasolo (Michigan Department of Corrections)

Judge Gregory Ross, of Sanilac County, Michigan, awarded joint legal custody to Christopher Mirasolo, 27, for his eight-year-old son.

The mother, 21, was outraged — Mirasolo had raped when she was 12, resulting in her conceiving the child. He served six and a half months in jail. Eight months after his release, he assaulted a 14-year-old girl.

Two days ago, Judge Ross rescinded his order, saying he didn’t know Mirasolo had raped the mother. The county prosecutor, James Young, apologized “for the manner in which this case was handled.”

Michigan judge rescinds order in sex offender custody case, on WashingtonPost.com.

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Harvey Weinstein’s psychopathic behavior

Like much of America, I’ve been watching the Harvey Weinstein scandal unfold, appalled but not surprised. More than 40 women have now accused the famous and powerful movie producer, whose films have won 81 Oscars, of sexual harassment and even rape.

The Weinstein Company, which he co-founded, fired him. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences threw him out. The Los Angeles police have opened an investigation.

Still, Hollywood has always been about starlets who want to make it big and powerful men who took advantage of them — that’s why everyone knows about the “casting couch.”

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