Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lying for Fame and Fortune

How far will some go in order to gain fame, infamy, and eventually fortune?  In our reality-TV world where any exposure, positive or negative, can lead to money, it is no wonder that George and Cindy Anthony might feign 'shock' over each other's 'opinions' on the murder of their grandchild, for a TV audience. 

It is not surprising to read the 'statement' of a man who wishes to report his wife 'kidnapped' and have analysis show it to be a fake, as a publicity stunt puts his and his wife's name in the news.  

Florida jurors deliberately shock the world with an illogic verdict only to demand large amounts of money for an interview, as book and movie deals are sought.  Justice be damned, there is money to be made. 

Readers should become used to understanding human nature and how any publicity is parlayed into money.  As the love of money is the base or starting point for a magnitude of evils, so it is that even reporting oneself as a victim can be used to enhance a career as a roll of the dice attempt at publicity.  

Those who struggle to grasp the capabilities of human nature will often refuse to believe that mothers kill, fathers destroy, and crimes against instinctive nature are routine.  

On the below case, I am sure that we could find advocates who will insist, in spite of the 'guilty' verdict, that this 'victim' really was assaulted and only pled guilty for such and such a reason.  The inability to understand human nature leads to allowing others to think for themselves, as future articles will cover.  For now:

Guilty: The girl who cried rape

Heidi will do hour of community service for every hour of police time wasted

Last Updated: 5:45 AM, September 15, 2011
Posted: 12:14 AM, September 15, 2011
It’s a barometer of her deceit.
Ex-TV weather gal Heidi Jones will serve 350 hours of community service after pleading guilty yesterday to fabricating a tale of attempted rape in Central Park -- one for every hour of NYPD manpower she wasted.
Jones, 38, who before her career plummeted forecast weather for WABC/Channel 7 and filled in on “Good Morning America,” copped to two misdemeanors of giving false reports to police in a deal with Manhattan prosecutors that also calls for her to serve three years of probation. She’ll be sentenced on Oct. 26.
Outside Manhattan Supreme Court, Jones’ lawyer, Paul Callan, said his client is barely “scraping by,” having lost her sunny gig at Channel 7, much of her savings and the keys to her posh Battery Park City apartment.
LIAR LIAR: TV weather forecaster Heidi Jones yesterday in Manhattan Supreme Court, where she pleaded guilty to lying about being raped.
LIAR LIAR: TV weather forecaster Heidi Jones yesterday in Manhattan Supreme Court, where she pleaded guilty to lying about being raped.
“She’s enormously relieved [the case is almost over]. Essentially this incident has utterly and completely destructed her life,’’ Callan said.
Jones’ blizzard of lies centered on a fictional Sept. 24, 2010, attack in Central Park in which a man grabbed her, covered her mouth and dragged her into the bushes, she told police. Two passers-by scared off the imaginary attacker before he could rape her, she told cops.
Cops pored over surveillance video from Central Park and around Jones’ building, where she said the same attacker -- a 40-something Hispanic man, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10 -- stalked her last Nov. 21.
Officers even stopped a man fitting her phony profile outside her pad, took his photo and put him in a picture lineup for Jones.
By Dec. 13, cops realized Jones was all bluster and she admitted making up the wild tale because of workplace stress.
“She’s expressed personal responsibility for this unfortunate incident,” Callan said.
“She wants me to express, on her behalf, her deepest regrets and apologies for any inconvenience that was caused.’’
Had she been convicted at trial, Jones could have gotten up to two years behind bars.
Jones showed up to court with her mother. She whispered “guilty” twice and nodded “yes” several times when Justice Richard Carruthers asked a series of questions to make sure Jones understood the charges

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