For generations, high profile killers have used their infamy to lasso in celebrities to support their cause. John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Johnny Depp and now Mischa Barton have all publicly supported a criminal. Due diligence is mandatory before jumping onto a criminal’s campaign, they are astute and know how to take advantage of others. Actors are as susceptible as anyone else.
This article will show three examples of murderers who were able to gain public support through media manipulation. Their lies gained momentum and celebrities jumped onto their bandwagons.
In 1961 convicted killer James Hanratty attacked a young couple Michael Gregsten and Valerie Storie. Hanratty murdered Michael then raped and paralyzed Valerie from the waist down.Valerie was able to identify Hanratty by sight and voice in a line up from her hospital bed. Hanratty was sentenced to death.
“Hanratty was hanged at Bedford Prison on 4 April 1962. The day before he was hanged, he told his family: ‘I’m dying tomorrow but I’m innocent. Clear my name.’”
Hanratty’s parents began a campaign to clear their killer son’s name. They spread doubts and lies, drumming up support for their odious offspring. The disinformation campaign went on for decades. Finally in 2001 it pushed authorities exhume Hanratty’s body to run DNA tests with traces found on the victims underwear and handkerchief.
The DNA tests confirmed without a doubt that Hanratty was the killer. His DNA was all over the victim who had already identified him.
Everyone had been conned for decades by the lying last words of a murdering storyteller.
This crusade for exoneration led to decades of countless hours of work by family, journalists, supporters and even ensconced John Lennon and Yoko One who posed for photographs with Hanratty’s parents.
Everyone seemed to discount the victim and her testimony as entirely nonexistent. It is an oft repeated mantra of innocence fraudsters that eye witnesses are often wrong. This victimizes the victims over and over. The damage done to the victims and their families, forced to endure falsehoods drummed in the media supporting a killer is irreparable. It is a torture that no one deserves and only compounds the victims agony (much to the killers delight no doubt.) Business and society lets it play out for entertainment value.
Unfortunately this travesty is a repeated tale.
Another famous case is the West Memphis three. Three young men, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley were found guilty of murdering three boys. They were last seen alive on May 5, 1993.
“Echols had been seen covered in mud the evening the boys disappeared and Misskelley gave a confession.”
“It was a phone call received by the police on May 9th that really turned Echols into a major suspect. Narlene Hollingsworth, the aunt of Damien’s girlfriend Domini Teer, called the West Memphis Police to report a sighting of Echols near the murder scene on the night of the killings.”
Echols had a history of satanism and it was documented that he believed that he would get power from drinking a boy’s blood.
A campaign was started along with biased documentary. The coup d’etat was bringing in well-known actor Johnny Depp to advocate for the West Memphis 3.
In the end, after heavy campaigning, in August 2011 the murder suspects copped an Alford plea. This is a deal which allowed them to maintain their innocence while agreeing prosecutors had enough evidence to convict them. None of them has a certificate of innocence.
Today we have Amanda Knox being financed by Facebook to produce a video series titled ‘The Scarlet Letter Reports.’ Actress Mischa Barton has joined with others to help Amanda Knox spread her false message of being a victim of the media.
Amanda Knox has earned millions of dollars (and continues to do so) claiming to be exonerated. She wasn’t. She along with Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted of murder like OJ Simpson and Casey Anthony.
The Italian Supreme court stated in the final report that Knox was present at the time of the murder, washed Meredith Kercher’s blood from her hands and committed the equivalent of felony obstruction of justice/criminal slander (calunnia.) Knox falsely accused her African boss, Patrick Lumumba of raping and murdering Meredith. For this Knox was definitively convicted and sentence to four years, time served. The report also states that Rudy Guede did not act alone.
A few days after her arrest, Amanda Knox’s father Curt Knox hired a public relations firm which spread fakenews in main stream media, touting Amanda Knox’s alleged innocence. (Is this the media Knox claims to have been ‘victimized’ by? In reality it was the American public that was hoodwinked.) Knox’s PR firm dispatched groups of trolls (including family members) that worked together to harass journalists and other citizens who knew the facts and spoke out about it. Amanda’s murder groupies even tried to get people fired from their jobs.
Is Mischa Barton aware of all of this? Or does she just not care? Shame on her either way for involving herself with Amanda Knox. She is aiding and abetting a convicted felon to perpetuate a lie on the public.
A quick google shows the masses of biased news articles supporting Amanda Knox. It is patently absurd for Knox to push her latest lie that she was somehow victimized by the press.
Amanda Knox lies again and again to Americans and gets paid millions to do it.
Now Mischa Barton is along for the ride, giving more attention to Amanda Knox’s lies. For shame.
The only victims in this case is Meredith Kercher and her family who have had to endure this abuse by a media that consistently repeats the convicted criminal’s lies. All of this causes the victim to be victimized again and again.