MEMO TO BRUCE McMAHAN, DAUGHTER-SEDUCER (UPDATED)

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Bruce McMahan and his daughter, Linda

Dear Bruce,

Listen, I know you have a lot of money. Like, piles of cash that you don't know what to do with.

But surely, there's got to be a better way to throw your money away than to keep trying to haul me into court.

I suppose you might be thinking, now that you've managed to have your attorneys wipe your Wikipedia page of the disturbing record of your sexual behavior, that your story has faded into the background and you can plague me with this deposition nonsense without consequences.

Think again, Braveheart Boy.

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I found out the other day that you've appealed a judge's decision after he agreed with me that I shouldn't have to testify in your pathetic legal action against your former fifth wife. In 2007, our writer interviewed that wife and now you're trying to drag us into court, saying that merely talking to her violated the conditions of some no-doubt sadistic gag order you had her under.

But we both know why you really want to get me under oath. You have never gotten over our 2006 article that outed your years-long sexual relationship with one of your daughters, which culminated in the bizarre "wedding" you had with her in Westminster Abbey.

I'm guessing that by now you've managed to get yourself back into the good graces of your hedge fund buddies who maybe didn't hear that little tale the first time around. And with Wikipedia scrubbed, you must figure it's time for a little payback in the form of some old-fashioned gratuitous lawyer-harassment.

While we await the outcome of your appeal, why don't we just reacquaint readers with what landed you in court to begin with.

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Kelly Cramer's original McMahan story, Sept. 2006
It all started -- for us, anyway -- when a reporter named Kelly Cramer visited the federal courthouse in Miami and leafed through a docket. She wasn't looking for anything in particular, just keeping an eye out for something out of the ordinary, when she stumbled on a document showing that a woman named Linda Schutt was suing her own father (um, that would be you, Bruce).

Wondering what kind of family squabble it could be about, Kelly asked for the case file and started digging. She soon realized she'd hit on the biggest vein of journalistic ore in her career. That Florida federal case turned out to be just one of five going on in jurisdictions around the country, including Mississippi, Connecticut, New York, and California. Soon, she was pulling paperwork from every one of those lawsuits, and, oh, what those documents revealed.

Here's what Kelly found in those court documents, and in the voluminous research she did in interviews with people you had known and worked with.

Over the years, as a high-flying financial player at places like Bear Stearns and then later managing your own hedge fund, you had not only amassed a fortune, but you had reproduced prodigiously, having six children by three different women, and then marrying a fourth. Then, in 1990, there was that great shock: You learned about Linda. Gorgeous, talented, eager-to-meet-you and all-grown-up Linda.

See, back in 1968, you'd had a short fling with a woman named Myra Westphall, a woman you hadn't heard from in decades. What you apparently didn't realize was that your short affair had left Myra pregnant, and that she'd given up the child for adoption. That little girl, Linda, grew up and, naturally, once she'd become an adult, wondered about her birth parents.

Myra, after Linda tracked her down, in turn put Linda in touch with you. That must have been some surprise to find you had a previously unknown 21-year-old daughter taking classes as a sophomore at San Diego State, Bruce. In fact, you did the prudent thing and asked Linda to take a paternity test, just to make sure she was actually your child. After the test came back positive, showing with 99.7 percent certainty that she was your daughter, you enthusiastically took her into the family, made her part of lavish family holidays, set up a trust fund for her, and even paid for her to finish college.

Then, eight years later, it was time for Braveheart.

In her video deposition, Linda herself tells the seduction story in chilling detail. She had finished college and was almost finished with a PhD in psychology when she visited you in your palatial Westchester County estate. I'll let Kelly Cramer take over here for this next part...


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obeyvonlmo
obeyvonlmo

Wow, I'm suprised that McMahan  has not yet hosted a Mitt Romney fundraiser. He seems like just the type.

RadioPaul
RadioPaul

This silly fucktard is still trying to get this (TRUE) story removed from the web. LOL Hey Bruce if Scientology cannot scrub their scumery from the web, what makes you think you can? Take your medicen punk.

NotAnon
NotAnon

Sure, blame Wikipedia's minions. They deleted the page because he isn't notable enough to justify his having an article on him, and any article made would be vandalized immediately upon mention of the above story. It's not about fear, Wikipedia can't be sued for defamation as the company hosting the site doesn't create the content. There's a law that says a website can't be held responsible for the things their users say. IndieGogo used that law in their recent legal issue with Charles Carreon. There's just no reason to have the article.

And Wikipedia doesn't have 'minions'. It has independent volunteer editors, and every person can become an editor at any time. You don't need to use such inflammatory language for no reason.

CredulousHomosapien
CredulousHomosapien

I think it'd be pretty easy to deny the advances of my biological father, let alone for years as a grown adult (and keep it a secret).  I don't doubt that some of this is true, but do you think that perhaps it is sensationalized because of the testimony of the different parties?  Both sides aren't innocent here.

scary
scary

Holy shit! Great read, and what a horrible story.

masspassat
masspassat

Thank you for the article.  Obviously, the Village Voice is one of the few sources of information left that is not bought and sold by corporate interests.  Keep up the good work, it is appreciated!

_thon
_thon

Great article, but why do you feel so strongly that this needs to be posted to Wikipedia?  To quote their website, it's a 'free encyclopedia that anyone can edit'.  It's not the end all definition of who a person is.  Granted, they get a good amount of traffic, but I found your article without Wikipedia...as did many others.  

 

Keep fighting the good fight.  This is a story that will clearly spread on its own merit and facts.  He'll get his due.

tengvoo
tengvoo

Looks like some pretty seriuous stuff man. WOw.

 

www.PlanetAnon.tk

webmaster227
webmaster227

Frankly, the author sounds like an asshole.  She was getting her Ph.D for pete's sake, she wasn't some helpless lost child in the woods, and she was totally agreeable to everything that happened.  Who the FUCK are we to judge what goes on between two educated, responsible adults and why do we have to pretend she's some kind of innocent victim and that the author is doing some kind of public service?

idledpolkapeel
idledpolkapeel

this is pretty much the underbelly of the world. the elite 1% are incestuous religious fanatics who think they're gods.

Charlotte
Charlotte

There's no defending this guy, because he seems awful, but I don't quite understand how she was the victim here. She wasn't groomed as a child, she was a grown woman in charge of her own life when he first "seduced" her. It's insulting when culture, in the past, has sent the message that women seduce men and those men aren't responsible for themselves. It's also insulting to suggest that an adult women, who made a choice to sleep with her father, was somehow abused.

 

Women are not children, as much as people like to pretend they are one in the same. Women, by nature, are not vulnerable, pathetic creatures, who simply can't be blamed for who they willingly have sex with. As far as I can tell, he didn't physically threaten her. He fired her, yes, but it looks like she only had that job because of their relationship.

 

Linda was a willing participant. She was not abused. Stop being so goddamn insulting to us women by holding us just as competent and capable of making decisions for ourselves as children. Linda slept with her father willingly. She was not abused.

odinman4
odinman4

Wow, to catch a predator you need a willing victim.

realwheel
realwheel

Spoiler alert - Tony Ortega is ACTUALLY Sargent Schutt

sourcesDONTwork
sourcesDONTwork

when you link out to domains that dont exist to prove ur point - meh, well... you look like a hack 

thisisme
thisisme

Whether the author gets carried away or not doesn't invalidate the scumduggery of Bruce McMahan, and Wikipedia at that. Can someone who works at Wikipedia tell us how frequently this silencing and censoring happens?

Strikerjroar
Strikerjroar

Not saying that McMahan isn't a douchebag... But the author of this article definitely is...

Gviking
Gviking

Interesting story, albeit poorly written. Don't understand what the point of calling him all those names are? Sounds like an angry high school kid calling their parents names. Keep your own angst out of it and you have a rich story.

lazaroumonkeyterror
lazaroumonkeyterror

Wow, just....wow. This makes Game Of Thrones look normal in comparison.

R3DDIT
R3DDIT

Reddit brought me here.

Downwithdave
Downwithdave

wow - that's such a clever retort!  sounds like something Wikipedia would say about the VV.............

indygirl
indygirl

 @RadioPaul It is just unbelievable to me that anyone could make apologies for this man, despite how much money he may have.  This is one of the sickest, most vile things I have ever read.

walterh14
walterh14

 @webmaster227

 Frankly...the author comes across as someone who endured an assload of crap from a sicko with too much money and ZERO integrity. It happens more often than you would clearly like to think. As for "Who the FUCK are we to judge..." society dictates as a norm that certain things CAN NOT BE TOLERATED. For VERY good reasons I might add. Children born on incest are OFTEN plagued with deformities and suseptable to illness. WE,...are those who stand for integrity and moral fiber. You don't have to be a bible thumping zealot to know decensy. And that moral code which is clearly ABSENT within this guy is precisely why articles like this HAVE TO BE printed.

rich
rich

 @webmaster227 You seem to be ignoring the obvious conflict of interest and highly one-sided power relationship. She may have thought she wanted it at the time but it's unlikely to have been a rational decision.

anon3244
anon3244

 @webmaster227   you're implying that a man having sex with his daughter is not fucked up? "who are we to judge what goes on between two educated, responsible adults..." You're a fucking retard

walterh14
walterh14

 @gosbeas

 Then you've never pissed off a man with money. IT HAPPENS SOMEWHERE EVER SINGLE DAY.

Fletcher
Fletcher

Think about it, what's more plausible?  That this guy decided to bone his grown daughter, and she decided to go along with it despite being engaged, and it went on for years and years with totally ridiculous emails, nonstop banging, international travel, and a "wedding" at Westminster Abbey?

 

Or that the guys wife, estranged daughter, and her husband hatched a scheme to rip off a billionaire?  

 

The emails "evidence" was just printouts, and his wife admitted she had access to his email anyway.  The wedding ring pictures were of him and his wife (which is why they're Russian Orthodox rings, duh).  And the dildo?  If you found a dildo in your wife's luggage, would you put it in a ziploc bag and save it for future DNA testing?  And as for the semen on it, I'd think his wife would have pretty easy access to his semen.

 

The article also fails to mention that when his wife wrote him a letter demanding payments valued at about $100,000,000.  As well as "control of the activities" of his hedge fund.  In the letter, she specifically mentions the "evidence I have against you demonstrating adultery and incest".  

 

Extortion, plain and simple.  

 

Don't believe me?  Look at the letter yourself:

 

http://thedailycannibal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/EM-Extortion-Memo-to-DBM-1-2005-12.pdf

 

 

RhetoricPerson
RhetoricPerson

 @brocklee802  shut the fuck up you ass hole. you use the word "skank" but what do you call a man that spends years seducing and fucking his own daughter?

fuckyourself
fuckyourself

 @R3DDIT Speaking on behalf of everyone on reddit when I say fuck yourself. Don't post retarded shit like this, no one fucking cares

anon231
anon231

 @anon3244  @webmaster227 hey anon,u are the retard,why dont we start blaming the daughter for a change,huh?she was not coerced into fucking him,so GTFO

 

walterh14
walterh14

 @gosbeas

 And there is a link provided in the article that I am certain will lead to what you doubt exists. It would be career suicide to post other wise.

walterh14
walterh14

 @Fletcher

 Just as you yourself pointed out Fletcher...such things can easilly be faked. Whats easier to believe, numerouse e-mails over months or years falsified or a single letter. The server could prove when they were sent, and testimony can prove WHO sent them.

 

moneyhoney
moneyhoney

 @Fletcher I hope you're getting paid well for being such a dedicated shill.

Matt
Matt

 @RhetoricPerson  @brocklee802 He's not saying that McMahan is not a jerk, he is saying that McMahan's daughter was complicit. It's also her fault. If he is sick for screwing his daughter, then she is just as sick for having a consensual relationship with her father for YEARS.  If it were just a few times you could say that she was pressured into it, but it went on for years, she was obviously into it and willing.

 

I was very by this, this article is very, very antagonistic towards this guy, but has nothing to say about the other half of the situation.

 

What really boggles my mind is that I'm pretty sure that the folks at the village voice support things like free love and gay marriage. Tell me, what is the difference between those things and this case? If she had been under age, your fury would be more understandable, but she was 21 when it started.  Culturally we have a big taboo against incest, but if you don't subscribe to the judeo-christian system of morality there really is no legitimate philosophical reason to be against two consenting adults, who happen to be related, who get it on.  Especially if they only met after they were both over the age of 18. Heck, she was 21 when they met!!  If this were a case of pedophelia, it would make sense for even very socially liberal folks to be furious. But given that its two adults...... the double standard when it comes to sex with very socially liberal people just boggles the mind. Same is true with their double standard over murder. Can't put convicted criminals to death, but abort all the babies you want. You people are crazy.  Sounds to me like this author has SOMETHING ELSE against this guy. Maybe all that hatred towards the fact that he is rich is a clue....?

Fletcher
Fletcher

 @walterh14 Elena (the wife) admitted to sending the letter in her deposition.  She denied it at first, because it makes it clear that she's extorting him, but then acknowledged it.  Read the article: 

 

http://thedailycannibal.com/2011/01/16/the-last-nail-in-the-vv-mcmahan-storyextortion-pure-and-simple/

 

As for the emails, you assume that the server did support the fact that they were sent.  In fact, all that was entered into evidence was paper printouts of the emails.  Again, it's in the article.  Why do you think the judges sealed the lawsuits?  Why do you think Linda's lawyer, the famous Gloria Allred, dropped her as a client after she failed a polygraph?  Everybody who was close to this case knew it was a pack of lies.  

 

Seriously, what real "evidence" is there?  A few printouts of alleged emails.  Even if they were real, his wife had access to his email account.  And a sex toy with his semen on it - not hard to get for his WIFE.  

 

Pictures of them kissing?  Hotel room bills? Witnesses to them being affectionate?  Nope, nope, nope.

Fletcher
Fletcher

 @moneyhoney I get paid nothing, I just get curious when people publish such absurd, implausible stories.  I also like pointing out what a POS the Village Voice has become.  It used to be much better than crap like this.  

RhetoricPerson
RhetoricPerson

 @Matt  @brocklee802  Free love and gay marriage are very different from psychological abuse, adultery, and incest. The philosophical reason for not having sex with his daughter would be that it is unhealthy. Unhealthy how? Its unhealthy in the same way that it is unhealthy to have sex with any desperate woman. Would you have sex with a drunk stranger with relationship issues looking for a random hook up at a singles bar? I wouldn't, and I also wouldn't have sex with my own daughter, and I also believe in different systems of morality other than theistic ones. Break out of your shell. There is more to life than "judeo christian" STUFF. More troubling than your rant is that you seem to be ignoring Mr. Brocklee802's use of the hateful term "skank" and encourages us men to "stand up to skank behavior."  The blatant sexism of his comment, coupled with the Santorum-esque homophobia of yours has been just enough to ruin my day. Thanks a lot.P.S. what has the author got against this guy? The fact that Mr. Bruce can sue the author in any court he wants to, as many times as he wants to, for as many reasons as he can think of. It's not the fact that he's wealthy, it's the fact that he's an amoral, fascistic, deceptive, daughter-fucker.

cantoneseempire
cantoneseempire

 @Matt  Completely agreed with you until the last part. We all live with a certain double standard though, it's just innate and I'm sure you most likely do too even if you don't realize it yet. It's not like people pro-choice want all babies aborted, but they feel that the choice is u p to the mother who has the baby. People outside of the situation has NOTHING to do with it. They will not be feeding, clothing, taking care of, or teaching the baby. Also, I'm pro-choice and I believe in the death penalty when USED PROPERLY, because innocent people have died and knowingly even with petitions and protest against it. I forgot the mans name but he died in 2011 for a crime he obviously didn't commit. It's obvious this guy has a vendetta against Bruce because of all the law suits and pressure they were putting on them, rather than hide he'd rather fight back.  It's not good journalism admittedly but ah wells.

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