As a “princess of the people,” Princess Diana was a globally-beloved woman. When she died in a car crash on August 31, 1997, the world was shocked. Paparazzi chased the car that she was in into Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, France. Her partner, Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the Mercedes-Benz W140 S-Class, Henri Paul, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, was seriously injured, but survived the crash.
The condition of the drivers, the ruthlessness of the paparazzi, and potential motives from the royal family have all been called into question since her death.
2. Natalie Wood
The death of Natalie Wood is among the most famous cold cases of Hollywood. Wood fell off a boat near Santa Catalina Islsnd and drowned while onboard with her husband, Robert Wagner and actor Christopher Walken on November 29, 1981.
Her death was originally ruled an accident; however, the case was reopened after new testimony and mysterious bruises on her body were identified.
Nominated for three Academy Awards and starred in “West Side Story” and “Rebel Without a Cause,” Wood, with Wagner, Walken and the boat captain were celebrating Thanksgiving weekend. After a night of drinking, her body was found floating in the waters off Southern California’s Catalina Island. She was 43.
Years later, CBS News aired an interview with Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. John Corina, who said he doesn’t believe Wagner has told the whole story about what happened.
In 2013, investigators said Wagner had not been interviewed since their probe was reopened. They had tried at least 10 times to interview him but he refused.
3. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose on Saturday, August 4, 1962, at her 12305 Fifth Helena Drive home in Los Angeles, California. Her body was discovered before dawn on Sunday, August 5.
Immediately the media reported she died of barbiturates overdose, but over the years her death is believed by many to have been a murder. The most popular conspiracy theory is that she was killed by the government due to her rumored affairs with John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy.
4. George Reeves
Star of The Adventures of Superman George Reeves was found dead with a gunshot wound in his head. Though his death was ruled a suicide, a few suspects were identified including an ex-lover. Read more about his death here.
5. Bob Crane
Bob Crane, the TV star known to millions as the wise-cracking title character on the 1960s sitcom Hogan’s Heroes, was found bludgeoned in his Scottsdale, AZ apartment at age 49 on June 29, 1978. The case has been cold since then.
All roads of the murder investigation led to John Henry Carpenter, a video-equipment salesperson from Sony—and a friend of Hogan’s Heroes cast member (and future Family Feud host) Richard Dawson. Carpenter helped Crane obtain gadgetry to watch and make erotic videos long before they were available to the public (Carpenter also sold similar equipment to President Lyndon B. Johnson and Elvis Presley).
“At the scene, there was blood everywhere,” former Scottsdale detective Vassall recalled. “There were some traces of blood on the back of the exit door, the front door, the doorknob. There was a red stain on the curtain. We found blood in [Carpenter’s] rental car and on the passenger door. It was Crane’s blood type. Nobody else who handled that car had the same blood type as Crane. It was type B blood, all of it.”
DNA testing wasn’t available in 1978, but other clues and evidence were presented to the local district attorney who rejected the case. Scottsdale detective Jim Raines uncovered a previously unseen crime-scene photo that showed a speck of brain tissue in Carpenter’s car. The actual tissue sample was long gone, but the image was ruled admissible by a judge, and Carpenter was eventually charged with Crane’s murder in 1992. Again the information was rejected by the county attorney’s office. He was acquitted in 1994 and died four years later.
6. Brian Jones
Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones was found dead at the bottom of his pool on July 3, 1969, at the age of 27.
The coroner’s termed Jones death as a “misadventure” with traces of pep pills, sleeping pills, and alcohol in his system, as well as evidence of significant liver damage from drugs and alcohol.
At the time and over the years investigators speculated that he may have been the victim of a crime. Jones’s daughter, Barbara Marion, believed so as late as 2019.
7. Gianni Versace
Fashion icon Gianni Versace was returning home from his morning walk from the News Cafe in 1997 when Andrew Cunanan, 27, fatally shot him in the back of the head.
After shooting him on the steps of Versace’s home, eight days later, Cunanan, suspected of killing four other people in three states, killed himself on a houseboat in North Miami Beach.
The mansion was built in 1930, and Versace bought it in 1992. After his death, it was sold and became a hotel and event space. The day before the 24 year anniversary of Versace’s death, housekeeping staff at The Villa Casa Casuarina called police around 1:20 p.m. after discovering the bodies of two men, 30 and 31 years old, who were from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Police said it was a double suicide.
8. Brittany Murphy
Actress Brittany Murphy was found dead at age 32. Her official cause of death was a combination of pneumonia, iron deficiency, and drug overdose. As if her death wasn’t strange enough, her husband Simon Monjack died the same way five months later. Her father has called for investigations to see if his daughter and son-in-law were poisoned.
Director Cynthia Hill claimed Brittany was one of Simon’s “last victims.”
“He was a disturbed individual who was used to conning people and Brittany was one of his last victims,” Hill, who made a documentary for HBO, claimed. “There was a pattern of behavior that became very obvious the more research that we did.”
9. Brandon Lee
Brandon Lee, actor, and son of Bruce Lee died while filming The Crow. His gun was supposed to be filled with blanks, but the studio tried to make their own to save money. The homemade blank misfired and fatally wounded Brandon. This accident seemed to be a mistake, but conspirators are not so sure as his father also died mysteriously and there is said to be a curse of the family.
10. Tupac Shakur
In the midst of the East Coast vs. West Coast rap battle of the 1990s, Tupac Shakur was shot at a boxing event and died in the hospital a few days later. No suspects or even eyewitnesses have been identified
For the past decade, New York billionaire George Soros funded campaigns of leftist District Attorney challengers across the United States. Many were elected. Now Americans are paying dearly–many with their lives.
In the 2018 elections of California, Soros spent $3,625,000 on DA races in Sacramento, San Diego, Alameda, Marin and Contra Costa counties.
By 2020, Soros funded more than $2.5 million of George Gascón’s race for Los Angeles District Attorney.
“The infusion of dark money in these races, usually in the final months before a primary or general election, makes a huge impact,” Michele Hanisee, President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, wrote. “District attorney elections are typically minimally funded, local races. The last-minute spending by these PACs leaves opposing candidates with scant time to raise a corresponding amount of cash to respond.”
The District Attorney of Los Angeles since 2012, Jackie Lacey lost in the last election to Gascón, who left the San Francisco District Attorney’s office and moved to Los Angeles to beat Lacey.
By March 2021, he faced a recall. To get the recall on the ballot, there must be 579,062 signatures from registered voters in the county by October 27, 2021.
The notice of intent is due to Gascón abandoning crime victims and their families, disregarding the rule of law, weakening sentencing requirements for violent crimes, and reducing sentences on hate, gun, and gang crimes.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, former Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, former Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, and former Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine announced their support of the recall. As of June 3, 2021, 17 cities in Los Angeles County had passed votes of no confidence in Gascón.
Gascón told KTLA 5 this month that “the reality is crime has been going up, in fact, in L.A. County we had a 25% increase in violent crime over the last seven years because we continue to do the same things over and over again, expecting different results.”
“What I am doing is, I am revamping the way that we address violence by using science, using data, taking a public health lens approach with the way that we deal with crime,” he offered as an excuse.
Gascon vigorously plays by socialist Soros’ playbook of portraying police as agents of a racist law enforcement system that imprisons more blacks and minorities, and targets them for police harassment and abuse.
Another Soros funded achievement, Black Lives Matter (BLM), has seen success through their division and destruction, thanks to dark money support and mainstream media propaganda.
BLM supported Gascón, “over the first Black district attorney in the nation’s most populous county, for failing to prosecute police officers who kill civilians,” NBC News reported.
“We’ve tried everything with her (Lacey),” said Melina Abdullah, BLM co-founder of Black Lives Matter-L.A. “We had a deep desire to have things be different.”
Daniel Greenfield, an investigative journalist is spot on with his observations.
“The media repeatedly described Abdullah as an activist against police violence while ignoring her affinity for a racist black supremacist hate group whose leader has described Jews as satanic and subhuman,” Greenfield said. “The level of duplicity and malpractice by the media which covered this up is its own hate crime.”
The California Globe called Gascón “the architect of Proposition 47 which largely decriminalized theft and drug crimes by reducing those crimes and a number of other ‘non-violent’ felonies to misdemeanors.”
He also developed “Prop. 57, which allows early release for ‘non-violent offenders,’ including rape by intoxication of an unconscious person, human trafficking involving a sex act with minors, arson causing great bodily harm, drive-by shooting, assault with a deadly weapon, and hostage taking. These are so-called criminal justice reforms according to Gascón.”
Gascón was endorsed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Both politicians are currently facing serious recalls.
Newsom originally appointed Gascón San Francisco District Attorney, even with no prosecutorial experience. Kamala Harris also endorsed Gascón.
Of the “criminal justice reforms” supported by the Soros owned DAs, ending cash bail in California is a big priority. Their strategy–as evidenced by the destructive BLM and Antifa protests of 2020– is to release violent offenders to the streets, and destroy the $2-billion national industry. There are 3,200 bail agents in California alone.
Destroy jobs. Promote violence. Introduce more criminals into society. This reminds many Americans of the Biden-Harris strategy, doesn’t it?
Gascón has long advocated for the end of monetary bail.
Courthouse News reported that “in 2018, then-San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón asked the California Supreme Court to review a landmark lower-court ruling prohibiting authorities from holding criminal defendants in jail solely because they can’t afford to pay bail to get out.”
Actor Mel Gibson explained to a BBC television audience in July 2020 how he had been blacklisted by Hollywood’s controlling monarchs in 2006.
What he was about to reveal would at first bring a barrage of media fury labeling him a conspiratorist. Over time, much of what he said has been proven true.
The Braveheart star had been publically voicing his opinions countering the movie industry’s liberal agenda. They went after him with a vengeance, forcing him to work “outside of the system.”
This offered Gibson the opportunity to gather a fresh perspective he explained. Then he let it out: “It’s difficult to comprehend, I know, and I’m sorry that I am the one to break this to you, but Hollywood is an institutionalized pedophile ring.”
“They use and abuse kids for their own sick ‘spiritual beliefs,’ if you can even call them that,” he declared. “I don’t fully understand it myself, but they harvest these kids for their energy and feast on their blood.”
“They have a blatant disregard for the good of the people. Destroying people’s lives is just a game to them – the more pain they can cause, the better the thrill. Children are just sustenance to them. They feast on the pain and fear, and the younger, the better.”
Recent revelations from prominent Atlanta attorney Lin Wood casts more light on how far reaching and dangerous Gibson’s (and others brave enough to come out) assertions are.
In January and February 2021, Wood’s team held a series of video recorded interviews with a former operative for the FBI and the “Dirty Tricks Squad” under the control of former Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Identified as Ryan White, the interviewee exposed horrific knowledge about pedophiles in the highest levels of all three branches of government. Many of these encounters were secretly videotaped to blackmail, compromise or “own” vice-presidents, senators, representatives, judges and other leaders.
“Children are often used as the commodity, a way to buy yourself into certain inner circles,” White said. “And these people are all wealthy, they’re all powerful, and they don’t trust you unless you’re as compromised as they are. So, you provide children to them, your children, adopted children, whatever.”
“This is how they trust you, you’re as dirty as they are,” he continued. “You cannot be exposed because you can’t expose them, they can’t expose you. If everybody’s just as dirty, you know you’re safe.”
When Gibson talked about it to the 2020 BBC audience, he left no holds barred about Hollywood elite. The previous March 11, Harvey Weinstein was sentenced in a New York courtroom to 23 years in prison for first-degree criminal sexual act and third-degree rape. This was the culmination of the case that fueled the global #MeToo movement and exposed more Hollywood hypocrisy.
“These people follow their own religion and use it for moral guidance,” Gibson revealed. “It’s not the sort of religious teachings you folks would ever hear about. They perform sacred rituals that are sick and totally at odds with the moral fabric that binds most patriotic Americans. The worst part: It’s an open secret in Hollywood and everyone wants in on it.”
Gibson was just getting started. The audience at the British prime-time BBC chatshow, The Graham Norton Show was answering questions from shocked guests, in the green room backstage after his appearance.
“If the child was mentally and physically suffering when they died, then it gives them ‘extra life force. I don’t understand why they do that, but that’s what they do,” Gibson continued. “Most of us have a moral compass that guides us through life, right? These people don’t have that, or if they do, it’s pointing in the opposite direction.”
Gibson said that the movie industry’s highest hierarchy “thrives on abuse, pain, torture, stress, and suffering.”
The desire to inflict such abuse isn’t limited to just the elite, but only “those at the top of the food chain can afford such a luxury,” he explained.
“Hollywood is drenched in innocent children’s blood. The references to pedophilia and cannibalism have always been there, but for years they were cryptic or symbolic. I was introduced to these practices in the early 2000s and was threatened with serious repercussions should I ever speak out. And, I don’t just mean my career, I mean my life was threatened, my family’s life would be in danger. I can only talk about it now as those people, those industry executives, they’re all dead now.”
“They see the blood of a sexually abused infant as the ‘ultimate prize’ and say that it’s ‘highly enriched. Babies are like a ‘premium currency’ and hold a higher value of anything else you can think of: Diamonds, drugs, caviar, you name it. They are literally trading these kids like a currency for favors, movie roles, kickbacks…”
Gibson said these “dark, multidimensional occult practices” and “Hollywood is being used for social programming and mind control and their message is being projected into the psyche of the American people…People everywhere.”
After Harvey Weinstein’s conviction and the suspicious death of Jeffrey Epstein in a New York maximum security jail cell, what was once played off as rumors or conspiracies has become more conventional knowledge.
In February, 2021, Ryan White, being videotaped, was asked by Lin Wood’s interviewer, “Okay. Now, Pence’s wife, how witting is she in all the pedophilia in all of this?”
“She covers it up for him,” White responded. “She’s completely a political animal. One of the reasons that the younger guy was sporadic is because she felt it was more dangerous and was harder to control. It was — he’d pop up. It wasn’t something necessarily scheduled. I mean, he’d pop up and then it would be scheduled later, but it wasn’t something that was set. So, to her it was much riskier. But she was the manager for the — she’s the one who kept it quiet.”
INTERVIEWER: “Would she be aware of the pedophilia as well, with the young, young children?”
“Oh, sure,” White said. “I mean, it’s not like he hid this stuff from her, because she managed it…Oh, she knew all about that, and she knew about it for a long time.”
“And so is (Supreme Court Chief Justice John) Roberts. I mean, Roberts is flat-out gay, at least he is now. He has been ever since he was a child. Which nothing wrong with being gay, but you’re high and manipulating stuff.”
“Well, I mean, the company he kept in Congress were all the same thing, they’re all under surveillance, they’re all dirty in one fashion or another. So many of them are dirty; it’s very disarming. And his wife manages the stuff, and he could do deals if something did come out. They could quash it, they could make a deal, they could — you know, if something was hinted at they could address it because he had political power, either there or governor or whatever.”
When asked if Pence maintained his sexual or pedophile relationships during his vice-presidency from 2017-2020, White answered:
“It was so — it was so important to keep him buried, you know, ‘run silent, run deep.’ That’s how they described it. They wouldn’t save him. He did provide info. He actually let stuff leak.”
“He let stuff leak from certain conversations the president had with a staffer, so (inaudible) the staffer be blamed because it was somebody that Mike didn’t care for, and it got out.”
“At that point I don’t know if he had any other relationships or maintained the same ones because I just didn’t have the access anymore to it so I can’t say, but it was mostly important to them to keep it quiet or keep him under control, ’cause that was an ace in the hole they needed.”
“I met Gale Sullivan, Jr., the judge in the General Flynn case,” White replied. “He’s disgusting. He’s a known pedophile, a friend of Biden’s. He’s the one that owned the homes that Biden used for his (inaudible).”
“Sullivan likes young girls. He has abused his granddaughter for years. When she got older he lost interest…I have all those records.”
“Biden’s a well-known pedophile,” Ryan D. White said in his testimony to Lin Wood’s staff . “It’s disgusting…we’ve seen him and family members, him and other children.”
“Most people have seen now the image of him sniffing children on — in an official capacity. It’s an awards ceremony or promotion ceremony. And many times he can’t wait, is the problem. It’s not like he’s just over there doing that. Those children have been promised to him for his role in the securities positions for their family members, for their parents.”
“So, he can’t control himself because he’s anticipating his payoff. So, that’s why you see these sniffing videos, things like that. Some of them are just him being a disgusting pervert.”
Last year, actor Brad Pitt was another of Hollywood’s leading men who had plenty to say about the movie industry and government control.
“You think Hollywood is about making movies? That’s just a byproduct: It’s about money, and more importantly, power and control,” Pitt said. “The people who run Hollywood, also run America, and most of the world, and they don’t care about movies.”
“You’ve heard of the Illuminati right? The secret societies, the politicians, the bankers and the media – they’re the ones running these pedophile rings, and they’re the ones that run the world, and it all goes back to Hollywood. Kids wanna be in movies, or should I say; parents want their kids to be in movies, and they’ll do anything to get them famous.”
“One of these [Elites] buys into a movie,” Pitt continued. “A thousand kids go for the lead role, and 100 of them would probably work. Some young kid with a pushy mom turns up who will do anything to get the part.”
“The kid gets sent off to some guy that runs a TV network. The network pushes the movie, and the first guy makes loads of money when it’s a hit. The TV guy will never say a bad thing about the movie because movie guy knows what TV guy did with that young kid. The same thing happens with politicians and bankers and the rest of them. It’s all backroom deals with kids as bargaining chips.”
“The media will never expose the truth as they’re part of it,” Pitt said. “It’s the independent media that will expose this. The internet is a wonderful thing and the free flow of information is bringing it all to the surface now. They’re losing their hold over the American people, and people everywhere, and they know it. It’s just a matter of time before it all comes out.”
In 2013, actor Corey Feldman talked about a Hollywood pedophile ring in an appearance on The View.
“You’re damaging an entire industry,” Barbara Walters replied. Feldman continued and later released a documentary detailing the sexual abuse both he and fellow child star, Corey Haim, faced as young actors.
Robert Downey, Jr. (who backed up Gibson’s declarations) and Elijah Wood have also come out to speak out and reveal these sexual abuse and pedophile rings.
Downey publically called out Diana Jenkins, who was a major investor and stockholder in the Clinton Foundation. She was exposed in the Clinton “Pay for Play” inquiry letter.
Need more proof? What about in 2017, when most news outlets barely mentioned that a man looking to buy a 6-year-old boy were among 238 people arrested during a two-month operation targeting child predators in Southern California?
This was part of the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children task force, “Operation Broken Heart III.” This was the THIRD operation where they targeted offenders wanted for the sexual exploitation of children, child prostitution, sex tourism and possessing and distributing child pornography.
More recently, Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver has been revealed as being a pedophile who for many years used his executive position to groom young boys for sex.
Some of the most elite Hollywood celebrities have been significant supporters. These include Debra Messing, Chelsea Handler, Mark Hamill, Rob Reiner, John Legend, Jamie Lee Curtis, Cher, Bette Midler, Stephen King, and of course, Alyssa Milano have been among those.
Note: To learn more about the Ryan White (Lin Wood whistleblower) transcripts, read here:
The chilling and disturbing interview of Biden revealed.
The husband of Joe Biden’s running mate is a well connected attorney at a law firm that consults for several companies owned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and that employs former CCP officials.
But That’s the Tip of the Iceberg
When Obama FBI Director James Comey investigated the Clinton email scandal and the Clinton Foundation, he recommended no prosecution by the Department of Justice.
Harris’ spouse is also a primary partner of the law firm that audited the Clinton Foundation. One of the executives of the firm in charge of the audit was Peter Comey–the brother of James Comey.
His firm, DLA Piper, not only filed Clinton Foundation taxes each year, James Comey held the mortgage for his brother’s mansion. This ties a direct financial connection between Comey and the Clinton Foundation while he was investigating Hillary.
Meanwhile, the plot thickens. This same firm boasts of its years of ties and dealings in China, as well as its team of 140 lawyers who make up a “China Investment Services” branch.
This is particularly concerning because Biden and his son Hunter have troubling links to China. While serving as Barack Obama’s VP, Biden launched a war on American coal, as Hunter became a millionaire on Chinese coal and energy.
Hunter Biden has basically remained in hiding after it was discovered he earned $80,000 a month while working at a shady Ukrainian firm that his father helped keep from being investigated.
Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff married in March 2014 at a courthouse ceremony officiated by her younger sister, Maya.
Maya was Kamala’s campaign chairwoman last year when they dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary race finishing 16th place in December 2019.
Kelly Mehlenbacher, Harris’ state operations director, resigned because her staffers were being treated terribly. There was minimal direction on policy and Harris lacked a viable plan to win the election.
“This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly,” Mehlenbacher wrote.
Strong Ties to Elite Hollywood Fund Raising
Husband Emhoff has two children with his former wife Kerstin, a co-founder of the Los Angeles production company Prettybird. Among her clients are iMicrosoft, Nike, Coca-Cola, Adidas, and BMW.
Harris and Emhoff met in 2013, on a blind date set up by PR consultant Jacqueline “Chrisette” Hudlin, her best friend and wife of director, screenwriter, and producer Reginald Hudlin. He’s known for producing movies like House Party, Boomerang, and Django Unchained. From 2005 to 2008, he was President of Entertainment for Black Entertainment Television (BET) from and co-produced the Academy Awards ceremony in 2016.
Black Entertainment Television Founder Supports Trump
Ironically, BET founder Robert Johnson made this statement after the recent debate:
“I absolutely do not know what Vice President Biden will do. I haven’t heard anything coherent out of what he said he will do.”
Johnson said Biden should “spend the rest of his campaign apologizing to every Black person he meets.”
“This proves unequivocally that the Democratic nominee believes that black people owe him their vote without question; even though, we as black people know it is exactly the opposite…”
Emhoff and Harris own three houses in LA, San Francisco and Washington.
Emhoff’s China Connection Runs Deep
Emhoff’s DLA firm has“represented lead investors” in deals with Bytedance the company of controversial social media app TikTok. The Trump Administration is set to ban TikTok since evidence has surfaced that it feeds user information to China.
Other China state owned companies advised by DLA Piper are Huarong Investment Stock Corporation Limited, China National Gold Group, and Tencent (which hosts the WeChat app that was banned by the Trump administration over its links to the Chinese Communist Party).
Cohen Makes the Biden’s Rich
DLA Piper has a “strong strategic partnership” with The Cohen Group, a consulting firm founded by former Secretary of Defense and Joe Biden close friend and endorser Bill Cohen.
Although Cohen described President Trump as a “tyrant,” his firm employs several high-level leaders in the Chinese Communist Party and has advised party officials as part of a Harvard program. The program has been attended by entities that the Trump administration sanctioned for committing “serious human rights abuses.”
Cohen travels to China to meet with Chinese Communist Party officials to increase Chinese capital flow into the U.S. Evidence proves this has been the main avenue through which intellectual property theft and spying has occurred. He is seen as a close advisor and key to enriching the pockets of Joe, James and Hunter Biden.
More Serious Concerns Against Emhoff
Emhoff’s firm also thrives on their Washington lobbying practice with offices in places like Moscow and Riyadh.
There are serious concerns about Emhoff-Harris ties to Big Pharma. During his decade as a lawyer at the corporate firm Venable, Emhoff represented the pharmaceutical giant Merck in lawsuits tied to its drug Fosamax.
He also represented the arms dealer Dolarian Capital in a case related to its sale of AK-47s for use in Afghanistan; and a nightclub owner accused of sexual harassment and sexual battery, including spraying an employee’s hair and body “with a foreign substance” that he removed with “his mouth, lips and tongue.”
Although Emhoff has announced a leave of absence with the firm to campaign, he fielding criticism and suspicion.
“He should leave the firm entirely,” said Richard W. Painter, who served as chief White House ethics counsel during the George W. Bush administration. “Leave of absence still imputes the financial interests of the firm to him.” He added that clients that pay the firm could be accused “of trying to buy influence.”
The Herbalife Conflict
As California attorney general, Harris elected not to pursue an investigation of Herbalife, a nutritional supplements company accused of fraudulent practices in 2015.
Her San Diego regional office was pleading for an investigation. However, Herbalife was represented by Venable, partially owned by Emhoff.
Harris received at least $5,400 in donations at the time from an outside lobbyist who did work for Herbalife.
“You can’t tell me that as the A.G. of California, you have all these complaints, and then your husband is going to be working for this company?’’ Julie Contreras, an activist and pastor who has campaigned against Herbalife, said. “Somehow that was ethically inappropriate.”
By 2017, Emhoff switched firms, becoming a partner at DLA Piper, and became licensed to practice in Washington. He retained a partnership stake in Venable that was worth nearly $1.2 million.
In 2018 Venable paid Emhoff $200,000, according to the couple’s tax filings. He was paid $1.34 million by DLA Piper in 2018, tax filings show.
Among the firm’s lobbying clients with interests before the federal government are the Comcast, the telecom giant; L3 Harris Technologies, the defense contractor and the governments of Afghanistan and Bahrain. Among their most concerning clients is the Qatari government-funded Al Jazeera and the Palestine Monetary Authority.
Early in their marriage Kamala Harris was pulled into a sexual assault dispute at DLA Piper. A junior partner, Vanina Guerrero filed a complaint the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after being sexually assaulted four times by a top deal-maker at Emhoff’s firm named Louis Lehot.
The Sexual Assault Caper
Guerrero’s lawyer, Jeanne Christensen, asked for California Sen. Harris’ help in getting her client released from DLA Piper’s mandatory arbitration rules so she can “get her day in court.”
Mentioning the press coverage of the Guerrero case and an open letter sent to DLA Piper’s leadership last week, Christensen wrote, “I hope that you either read about the open letter yourself or that your husband Douglas Emhoff, a partner at DLA Piper, shared it with you.”
Vanina Guerrero.Courtesy of Vanina Guerrero
“I am sure that you would agree that silencing women though forced arbitration must end,” Christensen wrote.
“No female employee, including a new partner, would knowingly agree to waive her right to our court system for claims involving sexual assault, battery, or rape,” Christensen continued. “Given your profile as a candidate for the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, you are in a unique position to condemn the actions of DLA Piper and make clear that mandatory arbitration must stop.”
“Again, I urge you to support Ms. Guerrero and let DLA Piper know that time is up for its draconian policy that disproportionately protects male predators at the expense of women,” Christensen wrote.
In the EEOC complaint, Guerrero wrote that Lehot lured her to his law firm with promises of fast advancement and attacked her the first time two weeks after she signed on.
Guerrero charged the attacks escalated over the next 10 months. Lehot began sabotaging her career when she resisted his advances. She said she was initially afraid to tell anyone.
“Having moved my two toddlers and husband that I support financially from Hong Kong to California for this job, I was petrified to believe what was happening to me, much less tell anyone,” she wrote in the complaint.
The One Thing She Should Not Have Said
During the debate with Vice President Mike Pence last week, Harris’ most telling statement was, “The American people aren’t equipped to make these decisions for themselves.”
Playing Around With San Francisco’s Willie
Former Los Angeles Mayor Willie Brown recent recently acknowledged the affair and promotions he gave Harris, his junior by 30 years.
“Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago,” Brown wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle.
“Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was [California] Assembly speaker. And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco.”
Brown, 84, pointed out that he also helped the careers of other prominent California Democrats, such as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Gavin Newsom and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
“The difference is that Harris is the only one who, after I helped her, sent word that I would be indicted if I ‘so much as jaywalked’ while she was D.A.,” Brown wrote. “That’s politics for ya.”
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