You may recall the story of Nick Alahverdian, the alleged con artist and serial rapist who faked his own death and fled to Scotland to escape charges in the US, only to be arrested by Interpol while in the hospital with Covid. I’ve written about him, and his one-time close ties with Men’s Rights hate site A Voice for Men, several times in the past.
But now the Daily Beast has done a remarkable story on him, tracing his (alleged) penchant for violence back to his childhood and uncovering yet another (alleged) rape victim of his. Though it glosses over his self-serving career as a Men’s Rights Activist–during which he got A Voice for Men to help him in his campaign to vilify one of his victims as a so-called false accuser–the Beast story is pretty much the definitive portrait of this deeply disturbed figure. At least until the inevitable Netflix documentary comes out.
Set aside some time to give it a read. It’s well worth it.
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Reconsidered tactics. This one warrants one large cinderblock, applied cranially.
I clicked through. What a piece of work this guy is. Like other batterers, Alahverdian values power above all else. That is the point of every relationship he’s ever had: how he can use the connection with the other person to increase his own power. His traumatized victims never saw it coming because they didn’t know that a person could lie with every breath, could be so utterly untrustworthy.
The daily beast article describes a sexual assault. Just for anyone who might be uncomfortable with reading such content.
An alleged serial predator that’s for sure. Shows signs of a pattern in being a danger to society.
One victim is still suffering after five years of therapy.
Look at his privilege too: He got to enter politics despite his troubled life. A young BIPOC youth would be condemned to poverty if they were struggling in school.
Oh dearie me.
Both mad and bad.
And, apparently, *very* dangerous to know (shudder).
unrelated but there’s been a mass shooting early this morning at a local gay club, 5 people killed, about 25 wounded on this, Trangender Day of Remembrance. One of the dead was a trans man.
I used to perform at that club. I hadn’t been there since the pandemic.
They’re still trying to “figure out if it was a hate crime”, but it damn sure wasn’t done out of love, and the shooter, who was of course taken without a single shot fired by police, appears to have had quite a history.
@Nequam: Can we tape our existing 2 bricks together if we can’t find a cinderblock?
A good sturdy pillowcase might do.
To be fair. It wasn’t the police who apprehended him, he was already subdued by patrons of the bar before they even arrived.
Not that this makes the police any better or the attack any less horrific, but credit where credit is due. Those patrons who stopped the terrorist are heroes.