Friday, December 15, 2017

Four For Friday - He Better Have A Good Alibi

This actor used to be A+ list back in the day. He struck big gold on a hit network show. Later on in life he struck silver on another network show. Except for those shows though, he has struggled to get anything to stick. He makes movies, mostly the kind where the salaries aren't high and barely leave him any money after his big monthly expenses.

Throughout his career, there have been decades of drug abuse and booze too. There have been lots of tabloid relationships and breakups. Too many scandals to count. Somehow though he has stuck around. Did I mention he used to be king of the casting couch back in the day on his gold show. Each week there were several women who were given a line on the show in return for having sex with the actor. No sex? Replaced with someone else.

On his silver show he did the same thing. The problem was times had slightly changed and he was not as popular and he ended up paying a bunch of settlements and the studio even more.

Back before he made it big, he was a guy who was making one off appearances on network television or if he got lucky a few lines in a movie here and there. It was also when he was trolling high schools for female teens. He went through a series of 14-16 year olds before settling on a 16 year old to move in with him. He would send her off to hangouts where teens would be and tell her to not come back home until she found girls to play with. He never liked them older than 15 or 16. One of these girls that was brought back was given some drugs to make her more willing to do what she was going to be forced to do regardless. The drugs left her with permanent brain damage and she died a few years ago.

Fast forward to the present day. The younger sister to that brain damaged girl found an old diary written by her deceased sister that mentioned our actor's name and it was one of the last entries that the girl had been able to write before the damage done to her. No one in the family had even known the girl knew the actor. So, the sister reached out to the actor in hopes he might just be able to let them know anything he knew about the drugs she took or where she got them. They were just questions, not accusations. The next thing you know the actor has lawyers all over this sister. They tell her to drop everything and to not bother the actor again. Well, now that set off alarm bells so she started doing some more investigating and found other names in the diaries and tried to track them down 40 some odd years after this happened. She got lucky enough to put two and two together and then went back to the actor about two months ago. Are we surprised that this woman turned up dead the other day in the city where our actor lives? It is not like he has not been accused of assault and harassment and violence before. Maybe trying to protect what career he has left.


119 comments:

moussemaker said...

Don Johnson?

Tricia13 said...

Don Johnson?

MontanaMarriott said...

Based on the "40 some odd years" this guy was big in the 70's?

Katy said...

Don Johnson? He started hooking up with Melanie Griffith when she was a young teen.

sandybrook said...

I was coming to say Don Johnson BECAUSE today is his birthday!

Unknown said...

Charlie Sheen

Cole Gate said...

Don Johnson? OMG....

Unknown said...

Don Johnson Miami Vice Nash Bridges

moussemaker said...

Funny how we all think of the same guy within such a short time.

MollyGolly said...

Don Johnson was my first guess. It saddens me for Dakota's sake, as I heard she's no BS and a good person.

Tricia13 said...

He’s super swarms-always been.... he started out in biz with my uncle.... he also did the casting couch to get Work ... men and women

The A List said...

Putting other names out there:
Lee Majors
Larry Hagman
David Hasselhoff

Count Jerkula said...

Tom Bosley

Boldblonde said...

Crazy but then again nothing surprises me anymore from these people. They have no souls and no hearts.

DreamWanderExplore said...

Grasping at straws... that woman who was found dead in Johsua Tree the ither day? She was a bit part actress I think tho back when...

hothotheat said...

Dakota was raised by her mother.

J said...

Ted Danson? Cheers and then Becker for the shows?

Count Jerkula said...

How she name the actor in tbe diary before she was pulled from a party, drugged, raped and brain damaged?

Count Jerkula said...

Danson was also in csi & the hbo show where he was a pothead. Seems like too much work to fit.

longtimereader said...

Not sunny crockett please...

marq danger said...

Maybe Tony Danza? Taxi then Who's the Boss

Glue said...

lol @count

GoogleSleuth said...

Maybe it was like, “I’m excited to meet up with him later!” or something?

Joseph P Blow, Kokomo PD said...

Yo, Count, I noticed that, too. The only thing I could think of was the girl who was the bait made plans with the soon-to-be-brain-damaged girl at the 'place where teen girls hung out' to go to our actor's house later that week. It kind of makes sense in that if the trolling occurred at a place where parents dropped their kids off and then the kids were expected to return home later that same night. So, she makes plans to go to the party at our actor's house later in the week, upon a Friday, maybe. Then she writes in her diary, omg I can't believe I'm going to meet so and so in a few days! So excite!

Count Jerkula said...

Bob newhart

Cail Corishev said...

How do you guys do it? This is even in my best timeframe, but I don't have a clue. The thing that strikes me is that he was living with a 16-year-old and going through teens before he made it big.

@Tricia13, many years ago my ex-sister-in-law went off to the big city to be a screenwriter. She came back for a holiday and was telling us about the business. One thing was her claim that all stars, men and women, did the casting couch at some point to get ahead in the business. All of them, she insisted. At the time, I thought (hoped) she was exaggerating to shock the folks back home. Not so much anymore.

Neil said...

Don Johnson wasn't big in the 70s, but he was working. Lots of one-time roles on episodic tv or bit parts in movies. Seems to fit the item.

Off topic....the blind says the sister 'reached out to the actor'. How does one do that? Call the agency?

Joseph P Blow, Kokomo PD said...

Neil, maybe a DM on Twitter or something like that?

just sayin' said...

100% don johnson, take it from an old lady. he and "sunny" griffin were a thing before she was actress melanie, just tippi's daughter. and she was 14 when they got together. he was famous for the movie "a boy and his dog". quite the young heartthrob, cult movie.

the fact that it's his birthday is the cincher. also he was added to the imdb list of alleged pedophiles recently. sorry for posting it again, but i can't believe it's still up and should be seen and shared while it lasts:
alleged pedophiles in the imdb

Steve Landry said...

Wild guess: Tom Selleck - made a movie called "Her Alibi"

Tricia13 said...

She didn’t lie @Cail-sadly:(

Don Kieballs said...

Don Johnson was in The Harrad Experiment, for what it's worth

BayAreaGirl said...

@Joseph, re: the diary & getting to the party. If you have strict parents, you come home, go bed like a good girl & then sneak out when the parents are asleep. So you're right that she probably wrote it in her diary before heading out.

wade-o-potatoface said...

I was thinking Kelsey Grammer as a possibility, but doesn’t look like it fits.

Missyrocks53 said...

You guys did an amazing job if it's Johnson. But he didn't hit in the 70s big. But sure sounds like him. No discussion of marriages etc

Missyrocks53 said...

Well, just saw the title again. He better have a good alibi. Johnson was a cop in both Bridges and Vice. Hmm.

Andi F said...
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Andi F said...

Tippie allowed Mel to live with Don when she was 14. Don also had Pam Debarge living with him, who wrote about it. Mel was besties with Mackenzie Phillips at that time also, who was always over.

ha, Dakota is not a nice person. Even Enty has had multiple reveals about her.

Don Kieballs said...

Melanie Griffith "appeared as an extra in...The Harrad Experiment (1973), where she fell in love with her mother's co-star, Don Johnson. She was only 14 years old, while he was a twice-divorced 22-year-old. Tippi took a very liberal approach and allowed Melanie to move in with Don at a tender age."

Andi F said...

The guy that played Tubbs has given interviews detailing Don's drugging and screwing anything that moved (male or female).

Rafael said...

Joe Pesci

just sayin' said...

don johnson was a big deal in the 70's, due to "a boy and his dog" and "the harrad experiment". he was in teen magazines, people magazine...his relationship with tippi hedren's daughter got press. melanie became famous because of him. he wasn't as big as after he got "miami vice", but he got that role because he was already a "sex symbol".

Cail Corishev said...

I noticed it doesn't say his big show was 40 years ago, but that the names were written in the diary then. So he was living with the 16-year-old 40-odd years ago, and then at some later point "back in the day" started his first hit show.

I noticed there's a Miami Vice reboot in the works, possibly for next year.

Seachica said...

I like the don Johnson guess, but the first that came to my mind was Tom Selleck. Lots of female guest stars in magnum PI

EllieD said...

I remember reading Enty's old Blind Reveals from years ago,describing DJ as a class-A jackhole and predator. A horrible, hateful person. And considering that it's DJ's birthday today (as someone has pointed out) this is definitely him.

bigsonny45 said...

It doesn't matter! I still love Crockett & Tubbs!

Frufra said...

Hi Seachica! My hesitation about it being TS is that I’m pretty sure it’s gossip-confirmed that he’s gay. Wasn’t there a poster on here years ago who claimed to be Tom’s longtime driver’s nephew or something? He swore up and down that Tom was gay gay gay.

Tippie Toes said...

The TV show Solid Gold?

Bally said...

Does anyone else remember when Don Johnson was caught in Germany with 8 billion dollars worth of securities? What the hell was that all about? That's one of those things that was mentioned on the news once, and then forgotten about.

Here's a link to a small article about it:
http://articles.latimes.com/2003/mar/13/local/me-johnson13

shakey said...

How is this a four for Friday?

Greta Garbo said...

Enty said "Are we surprised that this woman turned up dead the other day in the city where our actor lives? It is not like he has not been accused of assault and harassment and violence before. Maybe trying to protect what career he has left."


Anyone know where D.J. lives these days?
And is he going to get away with this?

Count Jerkula said...

If Melanie Griffith was the one procuring and drugging girls with him, then she is guilty of rape and murder also, right? Like if you are the getaway driver and one of the robbers kills someone in the liquor store, you are guilty of murder.

Seijn St. Croix (now Jackson) said...

Ted Danson.

just sayin' said...

100% count. good luck prosecuting it if it only happened once, but if she knew what was going on and continued to help him, then i'd think yes. bayareagirl, what do you think?

maxfanzz said...

https://mynewsla.com/crime/2017/10/22/woman-commits-suicide-beverly-hills-coroner-identifies-victim/
http://beverlypress.com/2017/10/authorities-determine-weho-womans-death-was-suicide/

Lauren Michelle Cohn, 37, originally from Port Ormond, FL.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/article-5043273/Don-Johnson-insists-fast-living-him.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5135203/Don-Johnson-gets-fingernails-worked-salon.html in Beverly Hills

maxfanzz said...

"She jumped from the 11th floor"

Annyoung Bluth said...

Since the diary entry didn’t set off alarm bells it must have been fairly benign. Probably “can’t wait to go to the party! Don Johnson will be there!!” It was his reaction to her questions that made her realize something was up.

GingerGirl said...

Bally--I remember that! It sounded so strange! Did anything come out about that?

I had no idea about Melanie's mother and the outrageous support of such an obviously inappropriate relationship! Might explain a lot about Melanie.

Please don't add Tom Selleck to the perv list! I loved Magnum as a kid. Is he really gay? I would never have guessed if he is.

Count Jerkula said...

She would cut a deal, testify against him, get a suspended sentence, then get walloped in the wro gful death suit.

Cadmium77 said...

Thanks for the reminder @Bally. That was and is an incredible story.

I stopped watching movies around 76 and stopped watching TV in 70 but I am addicted to this place now.

It's glorious to watch Hollywood burn. I hope it burns to the ground and they sow the soil with salt and depleted uranium.

Dahling said...

Just sayn' Sunny Griffin - the super model? Or Melanie Griffith? Just askin' ;)

just sayin' said...

did i say griffin? i meant melanie "sunny" griffith...that was her pre-fame nickname.

Cail Corishev said...

Stay away from Selleck, dammit. He's maybe the one who would really disappoint me. Not that I'd be surprised if he's bedded plenty of guest stars, but anything blackmail-worthy, I mean. Magnum's great, his Jesse Stone TV movies are great, his Westerns are great. (I'll pass on the 'stache-free period.) He just seems like a good guy, and has always seemed sort of detached from the Hollywood scene.

346NYC said...

Last time I saw Don Johnson,
he lived in a place next to our holiday/winter ranch
in Woody Creek, Colorado.
It's between Aspen and Snowmass.

We were all pretty much within walking distance of the famous "Woody Creek Tavern."
Woody Creek Tavern is in the middle of a trailer park
which in turn is in the middle of multi-million dollar homes.
It's a celebrity hangout in Aspen.
Goldie Hawn, DJ, and many others hang out there.
Cash only and cats greet you.
Charming place. Food is good. I've celebrated many birthdays there.
Check it out if you're in the area.

I don't know DJ, I just knew he lived in the neighborhood because we'd seen him at the Tavern.

just sayin' said...

cail, i promise you, it's not selleck. he's married, but he married an actress he first saw in "cats" on broadway. case closed.

Adrian Zmed said...

I went to HS with one of Tom's nephews. His nephew is gay. The Gay gene passed along?

Don Kieballs said...

I believe Tom Selleck is one of the good guys. I hope that is never proven wrong.

TraciLyn said...

After reading Pam DeBarres' book which documented her relationship with DJ and losing him to a teenage Melanie Griffith, he's the first one who came to mind.

FOS said...

I grew up in Miami when Miami Vice was being shot. I was in high school. My friend lived in an amazing house that was used as a location. She was 14/15 and hooked up with DJ.

Count Jerkula said...

FOS: was she seduced or she thow da pussy at him hard as she could?

Mark said...
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Greta Garbo said...

Thank you, 346NYC.

The population of Woody Creek, CO is 263. I'm not a great sleuther, but it looks like the last published obituary there was back in January, and I couldn't find anything about a recent death there.

Maybe he keeps a home in L.A. or somewhere else?

texasrose said...

Hey this isn't Selleck and I like him too but always amazed when people love him based on roles and pr as if they 'really' know him. We really don't know any of these people. Some of the most beloved celebs are assholes in real life and some of the assholes are nice. That being said I do the same thing sometimes.

QuintampersanJessel said...

Melanie and Don were in Playboy back in the day.

Count, I totally cracked up. "Bob Newhart..."

Fishy said...

From wiki:
In 1976, Johnson was roommates with actor Sal Mineo when Mineo was murdered outside their West Hollywood, California apartment.


Very interesting timing....

Fishy said...

http://www.maryellenmark.com/text/magazines/people_new/918W-000-005.html

Quite the write-up of D&M from 1975- the prime of when the trolling would have been taking place if them

delete account said...

@Count Jerkula--Tom Bosley? ROTFL!!!!

FOS said...

Hi Count! No she was a virgin. I realize my wording is bad. She was trying to be sophisticated and grown up and he called her bluff, basically.

Scandi Sanskrit said...
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Scandi Sanskrit said...

What kind of drugs cause brain damage? All I can think of is magic mushrooms.

The parents of these two sisters must be devastated. I hope it's investigated.

CJ said...

Not Ted Danson, he's getting lots of work. He's had extended roles on maybe five different shows. This one has got to be Donnie J.

Alexandria Anna said...

Another one I will never guess. I had no idea who Don Johnson is until I googled him and noticed he was in few movies I saw lol... but if You guys are saying it's him, must be him. Hopefully he will be exposed.

J said...

LOL @ no women on the list... Women love to talk about #equality but happy to only discuss the "hearts of men".

Zophie Enzo said...

I've heard that a few times about Tom Selleck though can't quote specifics. But could be bi though.

Zophie Enzo said...

I don't see anything but a blank page when I click the link, but maybe cuz I'm on my phone

Fuchsia said...

My first thought was Nancy Pfister as the murder victim. But she was killed in 2014 and I don’t know if she had a deceased sister...

Aimless Spectator said...

@Scandi Sanskrit

GHB is a likely brain damage candidate. It is a date rape drug that has quirky and severe side effects for a few.

Bear in mind, though, that the assorted Entys who post here are often exploiting the presumed confidentiality of substance abuse recovery meetings, like AA or Narcotics Anonymous, etc. The amount of nonsense that gets believed, embellished, and passed on in these "confidential" tell all recovery meetings is astounding.

- "If you see a Dr. Pepper delivery truck, that's the DEA getting ready for a raid because it is other drinks in the same corporate brand family that have legitimate trucks with their advertising on them, never Dr. Pepper itself."

- "Don't you know that the menthol in cigarettes forms a variety of METH when it interacts with the blood stream, so they are more addictive?"

- "If you peg a man with a dildo and he likes it, you are subtley blackmailing him by keeping his secret that he's gay. You are not doing the 12 steps right, because you are continuing to exploit someone by blackmail if you do that kind of kinky sex therefore."

Straight up, these and more are taken from real life, told to me first hand by recovery meeting attendees, but are incredible nonsense just as the Entys who feed this site take incredible nonsense from presumably confidential substance abuse recovery meetings and pass it along here.

Don't believe everything you read here.

But it would likely be a date rape drug called "G" - GHB.

designace001 said...

If this news ever makes the light of day, Don's Montessori teacher wive's extremely wealthy, multi-generationally socially prominant family will be very, very, very upset. Of course being in the lawyering biz they may have it covered.

Aimless Spectator said...

@Count Jerkula

"Murder" requires that the person die within a required time of the wrongful act causing the death. Traditionally it was 1 year under the English rules, adopted by most US states.

Various jurisdictions have varied this requirement that the death be sufficiently prompt to give rise to murder, and we don't know for sure the jurisdiction involved. California and Florida seem the best bets, but we don't really know.

Also, most US jurisdictions have altered traditional murder laws to require a state of mind ("malice aforethought") of the alleged perpetrator that probably would no longer apply given evolution of laws in most US jurisdictions - i.e. abolition or diminution of the "felony-murder" rule.

We don't have a prompt death here, merely serious bodily harm - brain damage. The death came too late to qualify as murder according to the possibly fabricated tale being spun here.

Unknown said...

+1 (allegedly) i hope the sister informed someone

luckythewondercat said...

His wife looked miserable in the photos at the nail salon in the DM.

Land Manatee said...

@cail corishev - I agree! Please let my man Selleck's name stay out of the Hollywood mess right now! God he was my volleyball idol! As a teenager, my gym coach had a large poster in her office of him in his little tight shorts with all his hairyness & muscular manliness out for all to admire. I have followed his career and though I don't think he's a saint, I have always felt he was one of the good guys. I have always been happy for his success. If it's revealed he is no different than some of the sexual predators recently exposed, I will be crushed dammit!!

Land Manatee said...

Case closed! Throw away the key. Move on. Nothing to ruffle here!

Land Manatee said...

Lol Count Jerkula!

AIP said...

@Count: you just go and wash yer whore mouth out, mister!
Besmirching the name of Newhart indeed!!

Aunty said...

The timeline is BS. The supposed sister, who committed suicide and was not murdered as this blind implies, was 37, born in 1979. The brain damaged victim would have been born somewhere around 1960. Possible but unlikely.

Missa said...

MG could def fit...
In her autobiography, A Paper Life, Tatum O'Neal alleged that Griffith dragged her into an orgy with Maria Schneider and a male hairdresser during the time of her father's relationship with Griffith.[32]

alicecorrine said...

back in early nineties tom selleck had an affair with my friend's roommate who was an airline stewardess with red hair

Count Jerkula said...

Aimless: was GHB around in the 70s/80s? Sounds to me like they got the bim drunk, then gave her pills, probably quaaludes at that time, which is always a bad idea. Gotta take yer pills before ya start drinking.

Poppymann said...

Nothing dies on the web.
Here's a link to the pedobear index on IMDB courtesy of the Wayback Machine

https://web.archive.org/web/20171213184916/http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025894774/

Count Jerkula said...

Ok, so jjst the drugging and rape she would be an accomplice to.

just sayin' said...

as a teen in california in the '70's myself, i don't think there was ghb or any kind of date rape drug.

Tricia13 said...

They were way more than “roommates “....my uncle was friendly with him (we’ll both of them) and recalls watching Donny and Sal skip up the street(his words) after Donny was cast in his first off broadway gig.Based purely on talent ,of course😉

just sayin' said...

omg, sal mineo and don johnson skipping down the street together in nyc may be the greatest all-time mental image, tricia!

btw, the imdb list of alleged pedophiles was taken down overnight. don johnson's name appeared on it earlier this week. not saying he had the clout to get it taken down, but someone did.

here's the url for an archived copy:
http://archive.is/2017.12.16-061241/http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025894774/

;) said...

If it is Don Johnson the better part of this is all the women on the casting couch for Miami Vice. So many now famous people were on it including Julia Roberts who has for sure slept her way to the top.

LAC90028 said...

Aunty said...
"The timeline is BS. The supposed sister, who committed suicide and was not murdered as this blind implies, was 37, born in 1979. The brain damaged victim would have been born somewhere around 1960. Possible but unlikely."

This seems to be assuming the sister is the 37 year old woman who committed suicide in October in Beverly Hills, from the links posted above. Are there any real clues tying this poor woman into this story about D.J. and M.G.? She wasn't even born at the time this would have happened, and if it was her that would make the victim sister almost 20 years older. Doesn't seem likely.


Aimless Spectator said...
"GHB is a likely brain damage candidate. It is a date rape drug that has quirky and severe side effects for a few."

GHB wasn't a drug of choice in the 70's. They were using uppers, downers, cocaine, even angel dust back then.


Count Jerkula said...

Aip: every comedian got skeletons in they closet. A damaged lot they are.

Sd Auntie said...

Yup. I've always heard Tom was gay. He was a Marlborough man and I used to have his poster on my binder.

Count Jerkula said...

Yeah. GHB became popular in the 90s.

Count Jerkula said...

No one is giving a broad PCP to try and bang her.

just sayin' said...

i don't know, count. i was slipped some pcp one time in a joint by some jokesters in the 70's. it's the only time i can remember feeling so disoriented at a party that i had to go lay down in the other room until it wore off. i can see it making a girl vulnerable to attack.

quaaludes is probably the right guess...they were ubiquitous and would knock someone out. happily i never encountered one.

Cinabun said...

@scandi mdma, ecstasy, etc. Plus depending on the 'source' could be bad batch/stronger, etc.
I hope they get whoever this is.

just sayin' said...

mda was the original ecstasy, i never encountered it until 1976 but it had been around. mdma didn't come out until the 80's.

Count Jerkula said...

Mu experience wt PCP in a doobie was prettt much the same as Smokey in Friday, only instead of D-bo chicken coop, i was in the baxk seat of my car.

Aimless Spectator said...

@Count Jerkula

Yes, GHB is of early 1960s vintage, and was medically in use into the 1970s. When it lost most medical justification for use and was no longer commonly manufacturer by pharmaceutical companies, people turned to industrial cleaner precursors, commonly available, which are converted to GHB in the body. It didn't become a huge rave drug until decades later, but was readily available and a known date-rape drug since the 1960s forward, easily fitting into the timeline here.

Here's something authoritative-ish.

http://www.cesar.umd.edu/cesar/drugs/ghb.asp

Sandy 2319 said...

Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis implies strongly that Tom Sellick is gay. Supposedly his stories are all true.

Glue said...

Oh wow. I haven't heard of Bret Easton Ellis' name in a long time. I used to read all of his books when I was younger.

I read his books before they became movies and have to say out them all, RDJ rocked the role from Less Than Zero (movie was a bit different than the book), but when I saw RDJ in the role of Julian....that was PERFECT casting.

Count Jerkula said...

Thanks Aimless. Bookmarked to read later.

Carolyn said...

Don Johnson doesn't have the Woody Creek, CO, place anymore, and apparently lives in Santa Barbara these days.

A search turned this up: http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/woman-found-dead-in-santa-maria-riverbed-identified/article_de0e1b3b-7f58-506d-b049-f9bc984ee5a5.html

seems pretty mysterious. Police haven't solved the death. Happened several months ago though, so not sure if it fits the timeline stated here.

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