MEMO TO BRUCE McMAHAN, DAUGHTER-SEDUCER (UPDATED)

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....According to Linda's testimony, that night in 1998, McMahan's fourth wife, Cynthia, was at a spa, and a housekeeper was somewhere on the premises. "He opened a bottle of wine. He poured me a glass of wine, and we drank together." While they leafed over his writings, he began to tell her of his sexual relationships with past women. He preferred them slender with wide cheekbones. "He told me he liked to buy furs for women and have sex with women on mink coats."

McMahan, who was then around his 59th birthday, asked his daughter, 29, to move to his bedroom and watch the first 30 minutes of the movie Braveheart. He wanted her to see the love story and clandestine wedding that unfolds in the opening act of Mel Gibson's film because, Linda testified, it reminded him of his relationship with her.

Then McMahan really started to lay it on thick. Linda testified he told her he believed they'd been married in a previous life. Earlier in the evening, she remembered, he had pointed out that her legs were a "very sexy version" of his own.

"He asked me what it would be like to kiss me."

Later that night, he found out.

On his bed, he kissed her and ran his hand over her body, on top of and inside her clothes, she testified. The petting session lasted two hours, she recalled. When Linda said she was tired, McMahan suggested they sleep in separate bedrooms. After Linda returned to California, her father asked if she was OK. She said she felt confused.

Their first episode of actual sexual intercourse wouldn't take place for several months. For that encounter, McMahan arranged a fairly dramatic setting -- a hotel suite in London after a transatlantic flight.

Adding to the strangeness of this tale is that just about the time you started sleeping with your daughter, Bruce, she had begun dating seriously another man she had met in San Diego, a man named Sargent Schutt, who was originally from Mississippi (a seemingly trivial detail that later turned out to have a huge significance).

According to Linda's testimony, while her relationship with Schutt deepened, her boyfriend was oblivious to the fact that she was carrying on an affair with her own father, one that included salacious e-mails which eventually became a part of the court record.

There was this e-mail, for example, that you sent on September 10, 1998, after you and your daughter had bought each other matching dildos: "I unpacked the toys and checked them out. The thing excites me just looking at it. I promise you have never seen anything like it. Interestingly 'it' is actually smaller than I am! But what moves! I should have been so lucky. They are now packed into their own bag and I am going to make sure we have enough AA batteries to last for the duration."

That dildo purchase would certainly come back to haunt you, wouldn't it? But we don't want to get ahead of the tale.

Linda testified that even after she and Schutt had gotten engaged, and her wedding neared, you were still porking her with that bigger-than-your-vibrator tool of yours through the end of the summer of 1999 and "up until" the day of her October 1999 wedding. Finally, with her trip up the aisle about to happen, she cut you off.

You weren't happy about it, she said.

There was that strange toast you gave at her Sausalito wedding, for example: "This is the beginning of the end," you said, attempting to quote Winston Churchill. Linda said you never explained that one, and it clearly bothered her.

You moved on from the sexual relationship, but still wanted to keep Linda close, giving her a plum job as CEO of one of your nonprofits. Four years later, she was pulling in a hefty $10,000-a-month salary.

But at that point, in 2002, she announced at a family dinner that she planned to have children with Schutt, and you reacted angrily, telling her that children with Schutt was "not part of the plan." Then you kicked her out of her job.

That's when Linda and Schutt moved back to Mississippi, and a year later, her health began to fall apart. She'd inherited from you something called Reiter's syndrome, an autoimmune disorder, and it was giving her cataracts and attacking her heart.

Although she hadn't spoken to you since that dinner when you fired her, you reached out to your ill daughter, sending private jets to transport her to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. When she responded to treatment and began to recover, you insisted that she convalesce at your condo on Fisher Island, just off Miami, which is one of the most expensive zip codes in America. There, Linda could enjoy the spa at a posh retreat you had built to entertain your rich clients.

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Bruce and Linda take in Paris.
Linda testified that when she agreed to go to Fisher Island, she made it clear to you that it would be a "strictly normal father-and-daughter relationship." You agreed, and even gave her another high-paid position in one of your firms.

But soon enough, you made your move. By April of 2004, she testified, you were sleeping with her again, and this time, you wanted to cut Sargent Schutt, her legal husband, out of the picture for good. You were eager to take the next step and planned another trip to London that June.

"We traveled to London for some business, and during that trip, Bruce took me to the Westminster Abbey and we exchanged vows," Linda testified.

Yes, vows. In Westminster Abbey, where the kings and queens of England are crowned.



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202 comments
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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