Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dirty John: Seduction and Deception

From a reader:

The LA Times has a front page story along with several other full pages in the first section devoted to a piece they are calling Dirty John, along with a 6 episode podcast.  It is a true story that happened over the last few years about a sociopath named John who married a lonely rich woman and then became abusive and went after her daughter.  [SPOILER EDITED] It happened last summer and it’s amazing to see how this is playing out as a feature story. Anyway, it should be a pretty good portrait of how an SP gets released from jail,  immediately finds, seduces and marries his next victim and deals with her suspicious children.  The wife secretly recorded over 100 of their conversations after she finally came to (she ignored thousands of red flags and believed every one of his lies), so the podcast includes many audio clips of him trying to seduce/con her.  And she gave the newspaper all their pics.  They are publishing a piece of the story every day this week.  I’m not sure when the first episode of the podcast starts, maybe tomorrow.

A red flag from the article:

He had thick dark hair and a warm, friendly smile that invited trust. His eyes were hazel-green, with the quality of canceling out the whole of the world that wasn’t her, their current focus.


  1. Saw a mention for this blog in the sociopath next door, so I came to your blog. Great blog! There are so many different seriously disabling mental issues like BPD you highlight with Pete Davidson, and this issue with Dirty John, which I would never have noticed. Thank you for compiling all this info in one place. We need a better understanding. Thanks!

  2. from the article:

    "He never brought home a paycheck, but that was easily explained - as a freelance anesthesiologist who traveled between operating rooms, he was paid in cash by the uninsured."

    I can't believe anyone old enough to be in kindergarten would believe this.

  3. One of the best TEDx Talks ever : Your Friendly Successful Psychopath

  4. He wasn't that good she was just an idiot.


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