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Old 09-17-07, 03:17 PM
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Found Out a Former Neighbor is Now Rich and Famous - Wiki Time?

This weekend I found out that a person that I grew up with in my neighborhood is now the lead singer for a national music act with several albums, millions of sales, and its ridiculously rich and living the good life.

The issue is he's a grade A asshole that I have first hand knowledge of several past bad deeds on his part that I'd like to update his Wiki with. I nearly did, but decided to seek the collective wisdom of the Otters prior to doing so.

Let's get it out of the way first - it's personal, I'm jealous, I'm being petty, and it will make me feel better about myself, if only fleeting.

This individual has done the following acts:

Committed multiple rapes
Performed armed robbery
Committed burglary and attempted burglary
Used and sold both recreational and illicit drugs (pot, cocaine, heroine)
Forced unwilling parties to use narcotics against their will
Was willfully truant

And so on.

For the record - he only attempted to break into my house, the rest either happened to friends of mine or other persons in the neighborhood and was told to me firsthand or witnessed by my own eyes. There are several police reports and court dockets that should support this; he also spent time in juvenile for some of this.

What really gets me is in reading up on him, he's described his childhood as being "troubled", "hard", and "full of sacrifice" when he lived in an upper middle class cul-de-sac with decent parents in the best school district in the state. I know it's for image purposes, but any issues he had growing up were his own making.

I know that ultimately, this will do nothing outside of potentially slightly embarrass him and do nothing for me, but this guy deserves nothing he has and I'm reasonably convinced he might have sold his soul to make this happen.

So...thoughts?

NOTE FOR FIRST TIME READERS
: The point of this thread is not to reveal this person's name. If you are reading this with that hope, don't waste your time.

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Old 09-17-07, 03:18 PM
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whats the name of the band?
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Sounds typical that the biggest assholes from our youth become the richest adults.
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So, who is it....?
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So you want all of that public in Wikipedia, yet don't mention his name here? Yeah, that makes sense.
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It has to be someone with relatively recent success, for the OP to just realize it's him now. This should be a contest!
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Old 09-17-07, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
So you want all of that public in Wikipedia, yet don't mention his name here? Yeah, that makes sense.
That was my first thought.
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Old 09-17-07, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
So you want all of that public in Wikipedia, yet don't mention his name here? Yeah, that makes sense.
Actually, it makes absolutely perfect sense. I know this happened, but much of it I cannot PROVE happened. I'd rather not gift wrap a libel suit for this dickwad.
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
Tay Zonday?

That would be my guess.
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
It has to be someone with relatively recent success, for the OP to just realize it's him now. This should be a contest!
Actually, they have five albums, three on a local label, but two on a national label. This is not a huge arena act, but they would sell out your 930, Hammerstein, Electric Factories of the world.
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^^who is that
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Google Chocolate Rain -John Mayer.
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If you add it to Wikipedia, it'll probably get removed immediately if it's unsourced. They're pretty good about that with biographies of living people.

Also, if I knew somebody who had committed multiple rapes I would be calling the cops, not adding it to Wikipedia.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
If you add it to Wikipedia, it'll probably get removed immediately if it's unsourced. They're pretty good about that with biographies of living people.
That's my thinking as well, if not by zealous fans of his band as well.

I tried searching the criminal dockets, but nothing since much of this was pre-18 and probably sealed. Lord knows what he did when he graduated and left home. Clearly became a rock star.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
If you add it to Wikipedia, it'll probably get removed immediately if it's unsourced. They're pretty good about that with biographies of living people.

Also, if I knew somebody who had committed multiple rapes I would be calling the cops, not adding it to Wikipedia.
See Jeff Garlin's Wiki for proof of that. A recent Daily Show visit and request of Jon Stewart of his audience made sure of that.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
If you add it to Wikipedia, it'll probably get removed immediately if it's unsourced. They're pretty good about that with biographies of living people.
That's my thinking too, if not by zealous fans of his band as well.

I tried searching the criminal dockets, but nothing since much of this was pre-18 and probably sealed. Lord knows what he did when he graduated and left home. Clearly became a rock star.
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Sounds like a visit to a place with public Internet access is in order.

Either that...or - do his parents still leave nearby? Maybe they've got an unsecured wireless network. Muahahahaha!
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Originally Posted by emanon
Sounds like a visit to a place with public Internet access is in order.

Either that...or - do his parents still leave nearby? Maybe they've got an unsecured wireless network. Muahahahaha!
According to my folks, their house was repossessed in a particularly nasty fashion (police had to be more involved than just the standard "get out" speech) some years ago. I have no idea where they are now.
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
That's my thinking too, if not by zealous fans of his band as well.

I tried searching the criminal dockets, but nothing since much of this was pre-18 and probably sealed. Lord knows what he did when he graduated and left home. Clearly became a rock star.
Holy duplicate thread posting!

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Not to push you off-topic, but if he didn't rape you, you don't have first-hand knowledge of rape.

That said, I'm curious who this turd is.
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