Apr 29, 2009

Exposed

Note: An update on the scandal has been posted here. Please also note that the Twitter account linked to this scandal is now being used by a new person who is in no way tied to this mess.

I want to say right off the bat that those of you who know me, know that I am not a hateful, vengeful person. But does part of me take a little bit of pleasure in what I'm about to do? I'd be lying if I said no.

At first, when I began this little investigation, I didn't. However, my name has been dragged through the mud over and over and over so I am now going to have to do something about it. I am going to expose the Twitter fake/fakes (posing as celebs and others) that are coming after me on Twitter here on my blog.

My apologies in advance for the drama-like nature of this post. Believe me, I wish I had NEVER been pulled into this ridiculous garbage. But I have, so here we go.

I'm all about love, light, peace and happiness. Until people get hurt. So I'm going to do what's right. I'm going to name names because I have to. This is not going to be pretty. And it's going to sound very ridiculous and childish. Because it is.

Believe me I want no part of it. But I have a reputation to uphold, and others to think of too, so hold on tight. (and if you'd like to skim to the end for proof of my claims here, feel free....this is going to be a long story....and be prepared for all of the fake pics to be pulled once this is exposed. anyone who was following any of these people and challenged me for proof, however, will recognize the fake pictures in the real ones).

Awhile back, I began receiving twitter messages from RachelLondon (UPDATE/NOTE: This Twitter account/name is now being used by a new person not related to this scandal whatsoever) She seemed like a nice, fun person. She's blonde like me, too. So I twittered back. And even though something inside of me kept sending off warning bells, I ignored every red flag that was put in my face. Because I WANTED to believe her. I want to see the best in people and that sometimes clouds my judgement.

Amanda said to me after all of this unfolded, "Isn't that the girl you thought was crazy from day one?" Yes, yes it is. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I am not being fooled twice.

Rachel, you picked the wrong person to target. I don't know why you picked me, or why you had to drag me into this awful imaginary Twitter world you've created, but you suck for doing so. I am just a wife, mom, blogger and Twitterer and I did not need this in my life. You should be ashamed of yourself, and I feel badly for all of the people you have scammed, including the legions of "fans" that are following who they think to be celebs, who have come after me this week.

Aside from being a wife, mom, blogger and Twitterer, I am also a journalist. And I've done investigative journalism enough to know what I'm doing. Therein lies your mistake.

Okay, back to the story....after tweeting for a long time with this person, and ignoring the red flags ("I'm not comfortable telling people about my connections" while blasting her fake ones all over Twitter, following every celebrity I've ever followed and talking to them after they've talked to me, copying everything I do, being celebrity-obsessed and having endless 24/7 twitter conversations with celebrities even though she's "best friends" with high-profile celebs, saying she got my Facebook friend request and would approve it, but never would - because the real Rachel London from LA on Facebook is not her, pictures she'd post of herself on TwitPic looked nothing like the real Rachel, whoever that is, including one of "her" next to Mandy Moore and Britney Spears, etc., etc.), I read all of her dm's bragging about how she's friends with "Milo Ventimiglia" from Heroes and "Jensen Ackles"from Supernatural.

In fact, I suddenly was told by "Milo" that Rachel had informed him that I "could be trusted" and he was going to "allow me" to follow him. Lucky me! I had followed her supposed friends and family because they included me in their little circle, including her supposed cousin Erin London (who followed me first), CamVentimiglia (there is not one Cameron Ventimiglia in the entire U.S. He has said his name is Cameron and he's supposedly related to Milo), and ChrisALondon. There are many others, but those are the main ones. Oh and JC_90272.

Some of them had commented on my TwitPics, Erin tweeted to me, etc. After awhile, I decided I really didn't want to be following "Jensen" or "Milo" since they didn't follow back or respond to my Tweets. I really had no idea about them...only through Rachel. I've never watched either show. I was only aware of "Jensen" through his old "Days of Our Lives" role.

I sent a private message to Rachel that I meant no offense to her, but I thought "Jensen" seemed rude (I was shocked at the way "Jensen" had ganged up on one guy on Twitter whom "he" claimed was a bully....something "he" later claimed about me too....I know nothing about that guy but even if he was a bully, I didn't like the gang mentality that was going on with "Jensen" and "his fans."), and I wasn't going to Twitter worship them. I then unfollowed them. No big deal if they are really stars with a full life, right?

Well, they're not. They're fake. So Rachel told "Jensen" (herself?) about my private message and then the fake Jensen went and told all of his Twitter fans about it publicly, pointing me out by name. Still duped at this point, I felt really bad that I had caused someone pain or had hurt them in any way, so I apologized all over the place.

I sent Rachel messages, messages to "Jensen," even posted an apology on one of his Twitpics to make sure he'd see it. And then I texted Rachel (yes I have her phone number, and if anything happens to mine...either being given out publicly or getting harassment calls, I will post her number here as well). They all ignored me and continued to bash me. Hundreds of people called me horrible names, said I was crazy, etc. It stung at first.

And then when I had time to think about it, it occurred to me that if these really were the people they said they were, I just couldn't believe they would really act this way. I mean would the real Jensen Ackles really give two craps what I said in a private twitter message to someone? Would he tweet about it for the entire rest of the night, without going to bed, and continue talking about it the next day non-stop.

Another red flag. The fake Jensen has an obsession with bodily functions. With (sorry in advance for this) "jizz" and "poo" being central to most of his tweets. That just did not seem right to me. They also all began talking in "izzle" language, being "punny" with each other, and all sorts of other things that I just could not see these high profile celebs doing.

They also tweeted pictures non-stop wherever they went (and they always seemed to be together, except for "Jensen" and that's because the real one was in Australia for a good majority of this). They were supposedly at all of these events, texting to each other and commenting on each others' TwitPics while there. That would take a lot of effort and again...can't see real celebs doing this with their time. You have to go to the actual website to comment on the pictures, so they'd all have to be sitting with their phones surfing the net and finding each others' pictures and commenting endlessly on them.

So I decided to put on my journalist hat and do a little digging. And wow did I hit paydirt. But my tweets get buried, my twitpic comments can now be deleted, so thousands of fans are still being duped. And still coming after me (I am now known as the "TwitterNazi" for exposing them). I just can't imagine how these people still believe the fakes after all they HAVE seen, but I guess there's a sucker born every minute.

Anyone who is left believing any of them after this? There is no hope for them, lol.

Okay, time to layout the proof I've dug up. Let's start with The Hollywood Live/Jimmy Kimmel/Depeche Mode event. That was the first lie I uncovered. Click here to see Rachel's pics (scroll to the middle of the page...may even bump to the next page if she keeps posting pics), here to see "Milo's," and here to see "Erin's."

Now, you'll want to click on some of the pics and read comments too. Feel free. They were all supposed to be there together. Only, "Milo" couldn't have been there, because the real Milo was in Vegas at a bachelor party.

Then, I found the real Milo Ventimiglia on Twitter, who confirmed for me in this tweet and this one that this is his one and only account. Also confirmed here (and note how angry this person is over the fake Milo accounts and how they plan to take action for it...Dino is co-founder of Milo's Divide Pictures Social Club).

Next, someone was kind enough to DM me a link to a copycat picture of the one that the fake Milo posted that was supposed to be showing his "Heroes" scripts in his car. Here's the real picture. Here is the fake Milo's copycat pic.

In finding the real account I also noticed he ripped off two other pictures: real one, and fake one; real one and fake one.

And would you believe they had the nerve to start posting the pics on all of their accounts, joking about it and saying, "Look! I'm stealing a photo! Someone call the TwitterNazi." And the fans believed them. (Well, most....the fake Jensen's followers have been dropping off steadily so there are some people out there who aren't so gullible).

They even started a "Circle of Jizz" club (yeah...I know) for all of "Jensen's" most loyal fans! And they ate it up like candy. "Jensen" started making Twitpics just for me! And they all started posting them to their accounts to show their support for him.

Click here (notice the Blondie shirt, btw...nice touch!), here, and here (my husband noticed the "fake blonde hair" comment on that last one and said it was more evidence that it was a girl, lol). These are all pictures of the real Jensen that can be found in the public domain, btw. Well, except for the Photoshopped graphics, of course.

Those aren't even the only photos I noticed didn't seem right (the script, food and dog). Rachel posted pictures of her friend "JC's" yellow Lamborghini. In one picture, the lamborghini had black mirrors. In the other, they were yellow. (their excuse? he has four cars!!! *sigh*)

Then, I received a message from someone in one of the real stars' camps. I'm not going to say who or which one or how I got the message because they sent it to me privately and it wouldn't be right for me to name names.

But what they told me unraveled all the rest of the lies. They told me that they were aware of the fake account (for this specific star) and that "she" is responsible for creating several of them (I never mentioned a "she" to them). That was my signal that my suspicions were correct and that RachelLondon (NOTE: This Twitter account/name is now being used by a new person not related to this scandal whatsoever) was behind all of this. And it meant I needed to do some more digging to clear my name and to prove to any doubters once and for all that they were being duped.

So I thought to myself...if there is one person behind this, and they stole these pictures from TwitPic, what if all of the other ones they've been posting on all of these accounts are also stolen from TwitPic? What if it is ALL a lie?

I did a google search to see if there was a way to search Twitpics. I found this. PicFog.com. Oh God bless the people who made PicFog.com. Golden ticket, people. Golden. Ticket.

So my search began. And I was right. Every picture is a fake. It IS all a lie. Except maybe the real ones of Rachel herself (but I don't think that's her real name).

The rest of this post will be links to the pics that each of them has posted, along with the real source of the photo (and yes, this has taken up way too much of my time...hopefully this will put an end to this garbage once and for all).

Let's start out with the Laker's Game, where Rachel supposedly saw "Will Ferrell guys!!!!!"

Rachel's pic. The real pic.

~Rachel "trailor hopping" with "Erin:" Fake pic. And the real pic.

~Rachel "at work:" Fake pic. And the real pic.

~Look at the cute family of ducks Rachel discovered while she was at South Coast Plaza (she tweeted other pics saying she was there too): Fake pic. But, oh, look...someone else saw the ducks first! Real pic.

~Rachel was "kinda bummed" when she saw that the water filled in the boardwalk at Adventure Park: Fake pic. But it looks like someone else was already bummed about it first: Real pic.

~Here's Rachel at Disney's Food and Wine Festival! Fake pic. Real pic.

~And here's her "free food" from the event: Fake pic. Real pic.

~Even Cousin Erin got in on the action! She was so happy she didn't have to pay $7 for this water bottle! Fake pic. I guess so was he: Real pic.

~Erin took this great shot of the chefs at the event: Fake pic. Only this guy took the real pic.

~Back to Rachel's pics of the event: Fake one. Real one.

~Here's Erin posting about the finicky weather at Starbucks (while Rachels proclaims that next time they'll go to "Peet's Coffee!" Fake pic. Real pic.

~Rachel's "so close!!!!" to the Depeche Mode stage: Fake pic. Real pic.

~Here is the fake Milo's badge to Depeche Mode: Fake pic. Only that badge belonged to someone else: Real pic.

~Rachel was so excited to see "jimmmyyyyyyy!!!" and had trouble with the load time from her phone: Fake pic. Real pic.

~Wow! Rachel's REALLY excited to see Depeche Mode come on stage: Fake pic. Real pic.

~"no where iz fake jensen?" Fake pic. Not here: Real pic.

~Fake Jensen got a kick out of this magazine he picked up at the airport: Fake pic. Except that someone else was laughing first: Real pic.

~Now this pic was a hit with all of them. They were all supposedly eating at The Ivy when lo and behold! The paparrazzi descended on their poor friend, fake Milo: Fake pic. Fake pic2 (comments on that one show fake Milo claiming it's all for him). And the real pic. (turns out the fuss was really over Sheryl Crow and Marc Anthony...hmmm!)

~Here is the mysterious Cam Ventimiglia's car, one that JC says needs more "tenting" (meaning "tinting"): Fake pic (see comments where Rachel says it's his). The real pic, which was taken by the same person who took the real paparrazi pic (in fact, you'll notice a lot of these pics are stolen from the same people)

~And finally, look who fake Jensen ran into at Starbucks! Renee Zellweger! Fake pic. Real pic.

So, doubters? Are you convinced YET? Yes, I accept your apology for all of the hate (I really do actually).

And yes, I know that I am dealing with a potentially dangerous, unstable person here. I am filing a report with the proper authorities to protect my family. (Who knows what someone like this is capable of? Better safe than sorry).

Whoever is behind this, I hope you can find happiness in your life somehow. I hope that you can learn to be happy with who you are right here, right now, so that you don't need to create this fantasy world for yourself. As awful as this is, and even though you've hurt a lot of people, my heart goes out to you and I hope you find peace.

Comments will be moderated for obvious reasons. I'm sure there are some people crazy enough out there to somehow still engage in fake celebrity worship. You have my sympathy as well.

Note: An update on the scandal has been posted here.

21 comments:

rockitorknockit said...

Wow. lol.

Nanci said...

I am so sorry this is happening to you and I hope everything works out for you. I also hope these people get a life of their own--if they weren't so busy on Twitter, perhaps they could do these things themselves! Best of luck to you!

Amanda said...

This really does my heart good to read. These people are deranged and I'm glad you outed them. I hope no other fans are duped... I'm sure the real celebrities wouldn't want to be portrayed in this way at ALL.

sybil law said...

I am so glad I am a well known bitch. I won't even approve people I don't personally know, and block them from my Twitter accounts!
You need to start getting mean and staying there. Sometimes. :)
Glad you outted the bitch and her loser friends.
It makes me really angry...

Miss Kitty DSC said...

Thanks for posting this!
The fakers need busted!

amy said...

Kudos to you. Having been a member of the DSC for over a year, I know that this person should be quaking in her skanky boots out of fear of Milo's best buds, Russ and Dino. They are unrelenting in pursuing the Milo fakes.

You, on the other hand, are totally made of win. Whoever has been giving you grief for being a "TwitterNazi" should be groveling for your forgiveness after this expose' - their anger should be directed at the scam artist who has been (up to this point) getting away with this.

clare said...

thankyou sooo much, i was one of the prize idiots who beleived in jizziztheshiz. i have now removed anyone ascosiated.
clare

Renamed said...

Thanks for posting this. It's horrible how these people ruin a true opportunity for celebrities to get in contact with their fans.

William F. DeVault said...

I've encountered frauds on AOL, MySpace, FaceBook and various other online services. Some people do it for a cruel fun, some because they are too messed up to see the harm in it and some just to get attention. Thanks for busting these guys.

Hannah said...

So, I'm friends with "Jensen" on twitter, and I had the same feeling. I was just in complete disbelief that someone in his thirties, and a celebrity could manage to type SO badly as well as find things that a fifth grade boy does funny. It was ridiculous.

But I saw all of "his" twitters about the drama, but didn't get the full story until now. Thanks for the info. Whoever's behind it desperately needs a life. Good detective work. It makes me feel good to know that I was right in assuming he was fake :]

Kimberley said...

Wow. I think sometimes I believe a bit too much in the potential goodness of people and therefore get slighted. Sigh. Thanks for sharing this and confirming my doubts which were growing by the second anyway.

One thing that caught MY attention was how he didn't even respond to a nice comment on his acting. One would think that if an actor on twitter has many followers and fans he would at least acknowledge a comment on brilliant acting.

Anyway. Thanks.

DebC said...

Floated in here from Twitter. Awesome job on investigating those nutjobs.

S said...

huh. this is definitely something to think on. thank-you.

E-Beth said...

I really appreciate you posting this. I have a twitter group dedicated to the show Supernatural and we've gotten so many questions about this, and been witness to so much stupid drama. I'm sorry you ended up getting thrown into the middle of it, but I'm not sorry that we got a result. Thanks!!

bjones010590 said...

Whoa. Thank you for this. I actually fell for the fake Jensen, but i've been a bit suspicious. You were right, some of the things he was saying, like telling us when he's using the bathroom and talking about his bodily functions all the time, it just doesn't seem like something Jensen would do. I hope others finally see the light, and doesn't entertain these people any more. I mean, who in the world has all that time to make up a bunch of different Twitters like that? I think somebody needs to get a job...

jralover said...

POWA @ U..
I was so stupid..watching his tweets..as said in a previous comment, WORK,SLEEP,WORK,EAT,FLY TO OZ,SPEND TIME WITH SELF..How could he fit it all in 1 day..
But I beleive we may be all wishing the gap between celebs & us wasnt so big..We luv their work & beauty, would be nice to express it to them in some gentle way.
R thre any real celebs on twitter?
all people have been removed!
Again Job Well Done!

Michelle said...

Wow, I had no idea any of this was going on! I can't believe someone would take the time to do all that. I am way too lazy to be fake celebrity. Nice detective work!

(@shelnew19 on Twitter)

Anonymous said...

oh my that is just pathetic of them

Not a Granny said...

Whew! Look at what I miss not being on Twitter...Sorry you had to put up with all of this. Great job outing them!! I'm not hitting any of the fake pictures, I don't want to give them the traffic.

Jeniecho said...

I knew it! Thanks for exposing these people! I thought it was all strange too...actually reading his tweets, I was beginning to NOT LIKE him as well. I thought he came across rude and disgusting, but I was waiting to see if there was something I was missing. Also, these girls that were on there as his "supposed" friends didn't look like they would be his friends. Why would they do this to you? So dang weird! I hope they get in trouble....Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm not a member of your blog, but I came across your name whilst a follower of the Jizz guy..You should be the official Twitter PI lol Awesome job!
I was accepted by the Jizz guy for following, also thought he was a bit rude, i tried to get involved without making myself as stupid as he was sounding lol, but I just couldn't bring myself to talk pooh and wee talk - Something just didn't seem right about it..When I asked him any direct questions re his stay in Australia or acting he didn't answer, the other thing, where was his girlfriend? lol he just seemed to be preoccupied with Rachael lol I hope they get caught and dealt with. I feel like a stooge for thinking for a second it was the real Jensen. ...Good Luck with this!!