Jeromie Williams Threatened to “Cut” “F***ing B****” and “Throw her to the Dogs”

As we have previously reported on this blog, the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams has a long history of cheating in the Chase Community Giving contest to misdirect much-needed charity dollars away from legitimate groups, and towards the dubious “charities” run by his friends, including Ashley Owen Hill and Pippa Jackson.

The new site Animal Rescue Fraud of Mississippi reveals that he did this by smearing legitimate charities in the contest, such as Community Animal Rescue & Adoption (CARA):

“Elizabeth Pippa Jackson set about to willfully harm CARA in the Chase Community Giving Competition. She conspired with her associate Jerome Williams to pay for fake votes for CARA’s entry and then report those fake votes to Chase, framing CARA as cheaters and making fake stories for the media. This was all done not just to simply harm CARA’s chance of winning and increase her own chance, but to irreparably harm CARA’s reputation and cause them to lose supporters and donors.”

Jeromie also targeted United Sikhs in Service of America, a New York City-based and United Nations-affiliated charity that provides humanitarian relief in disadvantaged communities across the world. In keeping with his long history of anti-Asian bigotry, Jeromie conspired with Pippa Jackson to try to “knock out the Sikhs”:

A few months later, Pippa unfriended Jeromie on Facebook, apparently afraid that her association with him would be discovered, or simply tired of his incessant begging for money and plane tickets, or some combination of the two.

Jeromie’s reaction is typical:

  • He calls her a “f***ing b****”

  • He says he will “throw here [sic.] to the DOGS!” (an interesting thing to say for someone who has claimed to be involved in dog rescue charity work)

  • He makes other threats of violence: “I’MA COME DOWN TO [MISSISSIPPI] AND CUT HER!”

It is worth mentioning, once again, that due to Jeromie’s various frauds, an incredible amount of money has been misdirected away from legitimate animal charities, towards fake “charities” that do little or nothing to actually help animals.

Ashley Owen Hill, who won $100,000 after receiving thousands of suspicious votes, now appears to be simply paying herself that money, while Pippa’s facility has long been notorious for poor conditions, including inadequate roofing, water leaks, mud and feces in kennels, with dogs outside in freezing temperatures, no fresh water, minimal vetting being performed on the animals, unaltered dogs being kept together in the same pens with puppies resulting, and even dog fighting.

Jeromie Williams Targets, Threatens, Harasses and Slanders Another Woman

Readers of this blog will recall that after Jeromie Williams was fired by Liberal America, Tiffany Willis offered him an opportunity to work with her on her new website. The result, predictably, was one disaster after another (and another etc.).

Readers of this blog will also recall that Jeromie convinced a former friend, Heather Jay, to buy him a train ticket to her home in Ottawa in December so he could “housesit” for her over the holidays, and once again the result was one disaster after another. He then proceeded to convert Heather’s home into a bawdy house, abusing and/or starving her cat in the process, and then harassed her, her family, and her friends.

Little more than a month after Jeromie returned to Montreal, as we reported last week, the group Americans Against the Tea Party (AATTP) fired Jeromie in February. And not long after that, he targeted a new victim, one of his former co-workers at AATTP, and even tried to convince her to buy him a train ticket to her home (in the Midwestern United States). As she explains, “[Jeromie] ask[ed] for ME to pay for a ticket to my house – for the train, no less, which costs more than a flight. Because he likes trains better”:

Fortunately for her (and her husband and especially their fifteen cats), this never happened. However, Jeromie was able to convince her to allow him to work on her new website, just as he had done last fall to Tiffany Willis:

“[Jeromie] talked me into starting up a website with him, and then proceeded to try to strongarm me into working for him instead of as a partner. I paid for the domain, the hosting, did the graphics arts, my husband set up the server and was webmaster.”

Jeromie expected her to assume all tax liabilities, but he wanted “equal access to the money, the server, the website (which I never gave him because it’s not my first day on the internet).” In return, he offered his social media “expertise,” but she quickly realised he was wildly exaggerating his knowledge, abilities and experience, as usual:

“I knew he knew nothing about marketing when he didn’t know how adsense worked, and didn’t know what ‘demographic’ meant. I took to playing dumb to see just what he did know. It wasn’t much.”

The fact that he didn’t have a clue about how online marketing actually works made her uncomfortable. Furthermore, Jeromie once again gave a series of excuses to explain why he hadn’t done any work: “During my association with him he told me he had contracted chlamydia from some person he met in New York, that he was broke and needed money (I sent him $55 which is doubtless where he got the money for chocolate and toilet paper)…” He frequently disappeared for days at a time, leaving her to clean up his messes. He also spoke to her in a “snotty and demanding” manner. She eventually decided she’d had enough of Jeromie’s constant bullying, and locked him out of her site and server, blocked him on Facebook, and “muted” him so that he was restricted to contacting her via cell phone only.

Predictably, he responded with yet another harassment campaign against her:

He is now calling the police in my home town, telling them that I am an identity thief, that I have stolen a website from him, that I am a right wing terrorist. He is also calling my cell phone and sending threatening texts.

This is, of course, fully consistent with Jeromie’s long history of bullying, making false allegations and frivolous police complaints, criminal harassment and general misogyny.

When she urged him to go ahead and call the police, and told him she had found this website, Jeromie responded with a series of wild projections, angrily dismissing this site as the work of a “sick internet stalker,” and accusing his victim of setting off “criminal whistles”:

As she responded, Jeromie’s allegations of intellectual property theft are not just false but ridiculous, and his criminal behaviour is well-documented on this site:

I know nothing of the kind, and in fact I know quite the opposite after having spent all day chasing down a dozen different people and speaking with them personally. Seems you have built quite a reputation for yourself, Jeromie. Everything on that website is not only true, it’s also documented. To think I would have welcomed you into my home. LOL. Good thing I listened to my gut about you.

The website is mine, paid for by me, and will remain so. It is housed on my server, also bought and paid for by me. The contract expired thirty days after you signed it, releasing me from any obligation to you. Since the website never made a dime, I owe you jack and squat concerning its profits, and indeed you owe ME money, but I know I will never get that back. You’re incapable of being honorable about money, as your history with others proves.

You just keep talking shit, Jeromie, keep lying to yourself about how you were wronged. You might be able to convince some little girl, but *I* am not that weak, nor am I afraid of some two dollar meth addicted boy whore who likes to give dogs a go, and torture cats. You’re deplorable. I’ve scraped classier things off the bottom of my shoe.

If you have a case I suggest you get to callin’ someone with a badge, scream from the rooftops how you have been maligned. With a growing body of evidence, soon you will have your own wiki entry as the best known scam artist in the Western hemisphere.

I ‘took’ personal info? Good try, asshole. I’ve already spoken to [redacted] about that. She’s aware that not only did I throw her information away the moment I banned you from the website, but she’s also aware that she can contact me anytime if she has any other concerns. You’ve been cut out of the entire situation.

Don’t f*** with me, little boy. You’re not clever enough.

Oh, but please do send me a few more e-mails full to brimming with made up lies and your delusions. It gives me a chance to show the world just how crazy you truly are, and how dangerous. Law enforcement must really love you. =)

Enjoy the free publicity!

He once again attacked this site as “bullshit,” and she responded that:

“There’s NOTHING you can say to me that will convince me you’re anything other than a sick, animal abusing sexual deviant with a thing for dogs and kids, and I will MAKE SURE to spread the word about you because here’s ONE WOMAN whom you CANNOT intimidate into being quiet.”

Still, Jeromie threatened to slander her in a series of emails, and/or make false complaints to local police, apparently based on conversations that simply never happened:

In response, she asked: “Seriously? Is that the best you can do? Make up shit and then accuse me of it?”

Jeromie’s answer (“of course!”) came only one minute later:

Obviously, she is not the one with a cocaine problem.

“If anyone was on a crackpipe,” she responded, “that would be you.”

Jeromie Williams Implicated in Extortion, Cat Abuse, Running Bawdy House, Theft, Criminal Harassment, Etc.

On Sunday, we revealed that not only is the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams a crystal meth addict (which explains the premature greying shown at right), but he is a male prostitute, as well.

One of Jeromie’s former friends, Heather Jay, recently contacted us with yet another Jeromie Williams horror story.

It begins in 2008, when Jeromie befriended her on Facebook. They were both from Vancouver, and both moved east. (Heather, a massage therapist, enrolled in a message therapy program in Ottawa.)

She appreciated certain advice her offered on a personal matter, and over the next several years, he slowly gained her trust, only to abuse it in the most spectacular fashion, just as we have come to expect from Jeromie Williams.

Jeromie promised to perform social media work for her in exchange for almost $2,000, but, as usual, he never delivered.

Heather explains:

“I am a very loving and giving person. I help those that I can ( or did until now) and have been very generous to those I love and respect and my nature is very forgiving. To my own detriment it now seems. Jeromie certainly took advantage of this trait of mine and managed to collect nearly 2000$ out of me with promises to work my social media but every time I asked him to start he always gave me some excuse and never answered me back.”

This, of course, is typical for Jeromie, who took thousands of dollars meant for animal rescue, and very likely spent it on crystal meth. In turn, he used his crystal meth addiction as an excuse to explain his various disgusting behaviour at LiberalAmerica.org, but his excuses — everything from a bad breakup to a broken condom and an AIDS test — literally never end.

As Kim Johnston wrote, he is useless:

Jeromie regularly begged for more (as usual), but there came a point when Heather, a mother of four young boys, simply needed her money back, and Jeromie responded that he is “living off of raman noodles and potatoes right now.” He explained he was sorry he “slammed [her] into a corner” and felt “horrible that I can’t make good on what I owe you right now,” since he didn’t even have rent money yet for November:

Readers of this blog will recall that last November, Jeromie told Tiffany Willis he was having financial troubles because he had spent his rent money on crystal meth. Heather’s money, likewise, had probably gone to one drug dealer or another. The drugs, Jeromie explained, “weren’t a factor in me spending money on them instead of necessities. I simply partook with other people.” (In lieu of money, Jeromie apparently offered Heather a job at LiberalAmerica.org.)

Since it was obvious Jeromie was never going to either pay her back or perform the work he had promised, Heather reasoned, maybe she could get him to do something else. She was going away for three weeks over the holidays, and she needed someone to look after her cat. Also, having someone in the house might discourage (other) thieves.

Not to mention that Jeromie was perennially in trouble in Montreal (possibly for stealing and/or not paying for drugs), and repeatedly begged Heather to help him leave the city (“my life depends on me getting out of Montreal…“).

So, unfortunately, she asked Jeromie to housesit for her in Ottawa. Instead of giving him yet more cash (as he asked for), she paid for his VIA Rail ticket from Montreal, and bought him food for the three weeks he would be in Ottawa:

(For more on Jeromie’s “friends” in Ottawa, see #3 below.)

Jeromie neglected, starved and/or abused her cat.

Not surprisingly, Jeromie failed utterly at the one specific task Heather left for him: taking care of her two-year-old cat, Mau-Mau.

Before she left, she carefully labeled three cases of cat food, one for each week she would be away, and left detailed instructions for Jeromie.

When she returned home three weeks later, Mau-Mau was starving, and nearly all the cat food was left in the cupboard. Only four cans (from the first case) had been used. “My cat was so skinny when I arrived home and ate for almost 6 days constantly,” Heather explained, “I didn’t sleep for days.”

Even more troubling, Heather explains,

“She had a patch of fur that looked like it was ripped out and her eye looked wonky for nearly 3 weeks. She hid for nearly 2 weeks and would only come out to eat. She normally is at my side at all times, sleeping with me etc…since then, she had not been the same cat that I left in his care.”

For his part, Jeromie claimed that Mau-Mau ate all the food Heather had left, so he went out and bought more. (Presumably that was right after he finished building another hospital.)

Jeromie also claimed that Mau-Mau had “lost a few pounds” because she’s “getting more exercise“:

Precisely what kind of exercise we do not know, although one of our members has suggested that Jeromie may have thrown Mau-Mau in the air in an attempt to replicate images he has previously posted on his site, such as this:

As we have shown on this blog, while Jeromie masquerades as an animal rights activist, he actually has a long history of exploiting and defrauding animal rescuers. And now it appears that he may have actually abused, or at the very least neglected, Heather’s cat.

Our Canadian lawyer advises us that Jeromie may be guilty of cruelty to animals (causing unnecessary suffering), in violation of s. 445.1(1)(a) of the Canadian Criminal Code, which states that “Every one commits an offence who wilfully causes or, being the owner, wilfully permits to be caused unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal or a bird.” Section 3 states that “For the purposes of proceedings under paragraph (1)(a), evidence that a person failed to exercise reasonable care or supervision of an animal or a bird thereby causing it pain, suffering or injury is, in the absence of any evidence to the contrary, proof that the pain, suffering or injury was caused or was permitted to be caused wilfully, as the case may be.”

Jeromie turned her home into a bawdy house.

Jeromie’s ads, some of which we posted on Sunday, were for sexual services in Ms. Jay’s home last December and early January, without her knowledge or permission.

When she returned, she was shocked to find that “while he was house sitting for me at xmas [Jeromie] had gay sex EVERYWHERE in my home, sold HIS ass on craigslist out of MY fucking house…”

In fact, he even used her professional massage table to do so:

But there wasn’t anything professional about the services Jeromie actually offered:

It is illegal to keep a bawdy house in Canada. Punishment can include imprisonment for up to two years under section 210 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Jeromie “trashed” her house.

Heather explains:

“When I say my house was trashed, he didn’t make any physical damage per say, but what I came home to was this: open and used condoms under my bed, in my closet and my spare room. I’m talking a dozen or more USED condoms OMG yes! There were Empty booze bottles littered EVERYWHERE. My sheets were gone, several of them actually. They just up and disappeared they did. When i asked him, his response was, ‘I dunno, go look in the closet’. Well, I did and what I found was not my sheets but several towels and facecloths of mine with obvious semen and dark brown pubic hairs EVERYWHERE! I was mortified! I cleaned my home for 4 days before I could get the carpets cleaned, all the walls and everything washed, my entire home disinfected, I never did find my missing sheets!”

Furthermore:

  • Spoiled and rotting food was everywhere. “It was fucking sick,” Heather explains. “My house stunk. HE stunk.”
  • Grease was all over her kitchen floor, cupboards, fridge, stove, and dishwasher. Heather says that “I’d never seen so much grease!”
  • Mysterious black streaks were all over her walls, which had to be repainted.
  • Mysterious red stains were on her carpets, which had to be cleaned.
  • Various filth covered the upholstery on her furniture as well, which had to be cleaned. “He would sneeze and it would just fly EVERYWHERE!” Heather concluded “His [hygiene] is deplorable! His manners non existent.”
  • Three weeks worth of flyers were “tossed haphazardly in the middle of [her] foyer/entrance,” not recycled as she had asked.

Also, she found that her garage was filled with “34 industrial drum sized garbage bags.” Though Heather had left a note about garbage days in Orleans, Jeromie had apparently never managed to take out the garbage.

Heather told Jeromie to leave, and he returned to Montreal by VIA Rail on January 5, 2014.

Unfortunately, her troubles with Jeromie Williams were only just beginning. Since she had confided in him for several years, he knew personal details about her life and her family that he would now use against her.

Jeromie tried to extort $50 (fifty dollars) from Heather.

Jeromie had finally offered to repay Heather $50 on New Year’s Eve, apparently whilst writing a long and bizarre email to a man he had assaulted.

Keep $50,” he said, “and have a beer on me.” A week later, he demanded the $50 back:

However, given what Heather had found in her home when she returned, and given the amount Jeromie still owed her, she was not inclined to give him anything.

In a classic bit of psychological projection, Jeromie then accused Heather of theft, and “making up excuses” to avoid paying. The opposite was, of course, the truth. (Jeromie also demanded that VIA Rail reimburse him for his train ticket.)

At this point, Heather reminded Jeromie that extortion is illegal, and she asked for an explanation of the craigslist and backpage ads that Jeromie had posted advertising sexual services in her home, and without her permission.

But in typical, disgusting fashion, Jeromie continued to threaten her. In particular:

  • He threatened to slander her throughout the media, as he has done so many times before. (If you want to hear audio of him making a similar threat to another woman, please click here.)
  • He threatened to report her residence as a bawdy house (which he had turned it into!) to Ottawa police, explicitly in order to harm her legitimate massage therapy business.
  • He threatened to cause trouble for her boyfriend and his family, by exposing private and personal information about their relationship.

Here is a typical e-mail:

The first sentence is yet another masterpiece of psychological projection. It was not Heather, of course, who set up any fake accounts…

Jeromie stole private pictures of Heather, and posted them online to slander her as a prostitute.

In January, we posted evidence that Jeromie had stolen an email archive from LiberalAmerica.org founder Tiffany Willis, violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the process.

He continued this behaviour in Ottawa, apparently, where he stole pictures off of Heather’s computer, and even one of her Facebook group accounts (now defunct, it was appropriately titled “The Douche Bag Chronicles”).

There, for all her friends to see, he slandered her as a prostitute:

 

Jeromie also contacted her friends, and suggested they look in the “hooker section” of Craigslist. There, of course, he had posted a series of ads using the stolen pictures. Heather contacted Craigslist immediately to get the ads taken down, but Jeromie’s “campaign” against her had only just begun.

Jeromie threatened Heather’s friends.

Not surprisingly, Heather’s friends did not appreciate messages from Jeromie slandering their friend.

When they objected to Jeromie’s behaviour, he harassed and threatened them, too:

In case anyone is curious what actual “death threats on the internet” look like, it’s probably something like this:

Or perhaps this (audio), this (audio), or this, or, well, you get the idea. Yet in Jeromie’s warped mind, his criminal behaviour is simply projected onto other people, like Colleen, or Tiffany Willis, or Kim Johnston, or the animal rescuers at Operation Sled Dogs, or, well, me. He has threatened all of us (and more) with jail (or worse), and/or inclusion in his police reports.

Here is a threat Jeromie sent my way after I exposed some of his frauds in January 2012:

Not surprisingly, the police are generally more interested in investigating Jeromie’s various criminal activities than in doing the bidding of a crystal meth addicted male prostitute criminal fraud artist who is desperately trying to silence his victims on the internet, lest he be exposed for what he actually is.

Jeromie harassed Heather’s boyfriend.

In the interests of privacy, we will not publish any details here.

This man and his family are yet more innocent victims of the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams.

Jeromie stole explicit pictures of Heather and sent them to her 15-year-old son.

Heather could not believe even Jeromie would do such a thing: “He sent my 15 year old son the link to this page and has traumatized him so much! My son had already ‘liked’ my page and so Jeromie was free to send him the link! My 15 year old son!”

Heather is despondent: “I’m totally distraught and devastated beyond belief.”

There’s not much more we can say about this, except perhaps this: To our knowledge, no one has ever been harmed by overestimating the utter depravity of Jeromie Williams.

Nor is this the first time that he has targeted children. He posted pictures of Kim Johnston’s 15-year-old son on his blog, and implied he might show up at his school. Jeromie also threatened him (and her, and her other two sons) with deportation to Australia:

During another recent Jeromie Williams harassment campaign (this time against Tiffany Willis), Jeromie also sent vile pictures to several employees of LiberalAmerica.org, which we suspect may include child pornography. Not surprisingly, Jeromie has gained something of a reputation as a danger to children.

But equally, he’s a danger to adults:

Jeromie likely spiked Heather’s drink in order to steal $300 from her in August 2012.

Before any of the events above happened, Heather met Jeromie in person for the first time in August 2012. She had recently moved to Ottawa from Vancouver, and she decided to take a trip out to Montreal. Needless to say, the trip did not go as planned.

Firstly, Heather witnessed Jeromie snorting various drugs, including cocaine and/or crystal meth (we are reliably informed that Jeromie abuses both).

Secondly, “Jeromie was acting very weird that night and kept insisting that I ‘drink up’ and I thought it was just to get the party started.” In hindsight, Heather suspects that his reasons were far more sinister, because of what happened next:

  • After only 15 minutes, “I all of a sudden felt so sick and heavy and weird and wobbly and disorientated beyond belief and I could barely move.” Also: “I started to feel fuzzy. Heavy and groggy and wanted to sleep right here. I hadn’t even finished my first drink. Jeromie was just sitting there smiling at me and I thought that was weird.”
  • Jeromie’s “personality became very aggressive shortly after and he even grabbed my arm roughly to push me over so a guy could use my chair…it was a total woman hating move for sure.”
  • The $300 she was carrying with her went missing sometime that night.

Afterwards, Jeromie “frantically” denied drugging her, and she ultimately decided to give him the benefit of the doubt, which, obviously, he never deserved.

We have been advised that Heather’s drink was likely spiked with a very large dose of a date rape drug such as GHB, or gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, which Jeromie would have easily been able to obtain from one of his cocaine or crystal meth dealers.

One of Heather’s friends, who was there that night, apparently suspected Jeromie immediately:

Jeromie later confessed to an addiction to crystal meth, just as he had done to Tiffany Willis:

But, of course, he denied he was on meth when she visited Montreal:

Sadly, “stop lying” is not something anyone can reasonably expect from a pathological liar like Jeromie Williams.

This criminal activity, in its entirety, has been reported to the Ottawa Police Service.

Heather, distraught over this whole ordeal, has ended her relationship with her boyfriend, and decided to transfer back into a massage therapy program in British Columbia.

Exposed: Jeromie Williams Confesses to Crystal Meth Addiction

Jeromie WilliamsJeromie WilliamsAccording to our very reliable sources, the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams is a “pretty heavy pot user” and an alcoholic, who regularly drinks Jameson whiskey for lunch. There have been suggestions that he is guilty of abuse of more serious drugs, such as heroin or cocaine, but only limited evidence.

Until now.

Today, for the first time we are able to confirm that Jeromie Williams has claimed to have a long-term addiction to crystal methamphetamine, and has been “self medicating in a very recreational way” for the past six months. He also affirmed that he is utterly without shame or remorse for what he has done.

Here is his confession:

Bizarrely, Jeromie added that “over the past few months when I was having financial problems, the drugs weren’t a factor in me spending money on them instead of necessities. I simply partook with other people.” He claimed he ultimately decided it would be best to “stop holding the secret inside of me” after he spent $100 on meth “when I haven’t even gotten rent together.”

I wonder if Todd van der Heyden realised, four years ago, as he was telling Jeromie about the “tough road back for Crystal Meth addicts,” that he was actually speaking to one.

A few points:

It’s likely Jeromie Williams spent some or all of the money he stole/embezzled from animal rescuers on illicit drugs, including crystal meth.

Recall Jeromie’s comments on addicts last September on the HuffPo site:

 

We’re not entirely sure how Jeromie’s frauds and scams are very “productive to society,” especially considering the fact that he’s a longtime recipient of “government support” (he even expects the government to buy him crack pipes), and as it turns out we’re not alone. Another commenter asked where Jeromie makes the money necessary to support his addiction:

And now, it seems painfully obvious that Jeromie did, indeed, steal for his drugs, in part through a series of ChipIn scams. For example:

  • Jeromie promised in early 2012 that all funds raised via his ChipIn account would go to Operation Sled Dogs (OSD), a group which was trying to rescue over 25 Huskies from a dog sledding company owner in Quebec. Unfortunately, he used the $6,180.84 that was donated as leverage to try to take over the entire rescue himself, harassed the driver, and alienated everyone, nearly getting the dogs killed in the process. He then refused to transfer the money, harassed, threatened and slandered the group, and sent them ransom letters with pictures of their money (see right). A petition and other public pressure were successful in recovering only $4,000, in part because of guarantees made by others.
  • Jeromie set up a ChipIn account in late 2011 to support medical care for a certain dog. While $2,777 was raised for the Linda Blair World Heart Foundation, Jeromie apparently donated as little as $1,600. Noting this discrepancy, Liz Schiavone asked that people donate directly to the Foundation.
  • Similarly, Jeromie set up a ChipIn account to assist puppy mill victims, which raised $3,544 for the Humane Society International in Canada in late 2011. Only $3,000 was donated.

The timeframe is clear: Jeromie withheld funds from OSD in mid-2012, and, by his own admission, began “struggling” with his meth addition six months before November 30, 2013 (approximately May 30, 2013). In other words, about a year after he sent his ransom note to OSD (including a picture of US$1,800), he claims he was addicted to crystal meth.

Unfortunately, as we have noted before, it is not worth it for the victims to sue, because there is simply no money left for them to recover.

Jeromie’s history of harassment and threats may have been fuelled by crystal meth.

At least, that is what Jeromie himself claimed:

“one instance where I know [meth] fully and completely played apart [sic.] Was that night I went off on [another LiberalAmerica.org writer] for two days.”

Last week, we revealed that Jeromie, currently an author for the group “Americans Against the Tea Party,” was fired in December by the Editor-in-Chief of LiberalAmerica.org, Tiffany Willis, following a truly astonishing amount of harassment, slander, rule-breaking, shoddy work, and general troublemaking. And this was fully consistent with his history of criminal harassment in his previous positions, including workplace and sexual harassment against other Playboy and Gaily employees, cyberstalking, harassing and threatening Kim Johnston and her sons, harassing and threatening the animal rescuers at Operation Sled Dogs, and so on.

Crystal meth, for those unfamiliar with the popular AMC show Breaking Bad, is a highly addictive neurotoxin, aphrodisiac, euphoriant and psychostimulant. It was first developed in Germany and Japan, and used extensively by Nazi and Imperial Japanese soldiers during World War II (it was then known as “pervitin”). Kamikaze pilots, in particular, were given very large doses before their suicide missions, because the drug “creates a false sense of happiness and well-being.”

Today the drug is used recreationally “to increase sexual desire, lift the mood, and increase energy, allowing some users to engage in sexual activity continuously for several days straight.” Recreational use is particularly prevalent amongst gay men who use internet dating sites to arrange to meet for “party and play” (PNP).

In the short term, side effects include “erratic and even violent behavior,” loss of appetite, irregular sleeping patterns, severe mood swings, unpredictable behaviour, among others. Long term use notoriously causes even more serious health conditions, such as potential heart, liver, kidney and brain damage, loss of appetite, and psychological problems ranging from homicidal thoughts to severe anxiety, paranoia, insomnia, memory loss, and of course, more “aggression [and] psychotic behavior.”

 

This could certainly explain a lot, beginning with Jeromie’s history of erratic, violent, aggressive and psychotic behaviour, and in particular, his threats against animal rescuers (listen here), Kim Johnston and I, Alison Mednick Buzzotta Hector, and so on.

Ms. Willis put it best:

“I regret having to use your confession to me against you, but knowing what I now know, it’s all very clear. I’ve told every addict and drunk I’ve ever lived with: ‘you wake up and forget and you’re sorry for stuff you may or may not even be fully aware of, and you don’t realize the pain you’ve caused. Because you’re genuinely sorry, you expect that others should just celebrate that Mr. Fabulous is back. Here’s the thing: we were all fully straight and sober and it’s not so easy for us to forget.'”

Addiction and Pathological Lying: The chicken or the egg?

It is commonly understood, firstly, that “pathological lying can arise in tandem with wanting to hide an alcoholic or drug addiction,” and secondly, that when pathological liars do something wrong, they “will do whatever is necessary to avoid blame––that means fabricating a story.”

In other words, we do not know whether the crystal meth turned Jeromie into a pathological liar, or, being a pathological liar, he lied about a four-year, nearly-fatal struggle with crystal meth addiction in order to avoid blame, or at least, to make excuses for his otherwise inexcusable bad behaviour, and get second (and third) chances from sympathetic employers who either had an incredible capacity for forgiveness (as at LiberalAmerica.org), or their own history with addiction problems (Pet Pardons).

However, given his history of defending addicts, we are somewhat skeptical of Jeromie’s promise to stop:

Our skepticism deepened when one of our associates pointed out that, in a record-smashing crystal meth drug bust in Montreal only two weeks before the posts above, police seized 15 kilograms of crystal meth from a building only about three miles from Jeromie’s apartment. Montreal police inspector Mario Desmarais explained that the previous record was one kilogram, and an amount so large would definitely have an enormous impact on the local illicit drug market.

In other words, if Jeromie “stopped” abusing crystal meth in late November, the likely reason is that either none was available to buy, or that he couldn’t afford to pay the increased prices for whatever the police didn’t seize. And yet, being a pathological liar, he effortlessly spun this into an heroic tale, wherein he has a “long long talk with [him]self” and realises he must quit crystal meth in order to restore his “accountability to others.”

The symptoms of withdrawal from crystal meth include lethargy: “the average addict will do little more than sleep and eat for the first week, or even two, after quitting the drug.” And, sure enough…

As Gus Fring said, “you can never trust a drug addict.” Or, obviously, a pathological liar.

It appears that Jeromie Williams is both.

Which brings us to #4…

Jeromie Williams Does Meth… er, CrossFit.

In May 2013, at roughly the same time he claimed to be struggling with his meth addiction, Jeromie started a blog, Jeromie Williams Does CrossFit, about “A year in the life of one guy transforming his body and his life.”

Jeromie offers the “secret” to how he lost 25 pounds: “Eat a damn salad.” He has “recently started taking a much more active role in my diet and my health,” he explains.

The reality is, of course, a little different. As we noted above, crystal meth causes a loss of appetite, and often a fairly rapid loss of weight. This diet is sometimes known as “riding the snake.”

And yet, of course, Jeromie portrayed himself as a hero for throwing some junk food in the trash.

He also claimed that “The first thing I did was to immediately cut all alcohol consumption from my diet,” though he regularly posts pictures of the Jameson whiskey he’s drinking.

Possession of crystal meth is a serious criminal offence.

Our Canadian lawyer advises that it is a serious criminal offence to possess crystal meth in Canada. Unlike marijuana, meth is listed in Schedule I of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and punishment ranges from imprisonment for six months (for a first offence), one year (for a second offence), up to seven years for subsequent offences.

Last week, we revealed that Jeromie also committed “mischief in relation to data” by stealing/deleting an email database at LiberalAmerica.org, and sent what appears could be child pornography to the Editor-in-Chief, Tiffany Willis, and other senior staff there. Apparently he also violated the U.S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030), as well as many state laws.

This, combined with his previous record of criminal harassment, uttering threats, intimidation, fraud, and theft/embezzlement, represents a fairly extensive history of criminal behaviour.

It is a history with which theowners” of Americans Against the Tea Party (AATTP) have been apprised, and yet they continue to employ Jeromie as an “author,” despite their “no tolerance policy for comments containing racism, personal attacks, vulgarity, profanity or threats.”

They also allow Jeromie to describe himself, on their site, as a “consummate champion for equality and education” who “enjoys putting a boot in the ass of the ignorant and the intolerant every chance he gets.”

Except, obviously, his own ignorant and intolerant ass.

Fortunately this site exists to do it for him.

UPDATE (February 1, 2014): Jeromie has posted a bizarre video on YouTube in which he burns various items in his apartment (including a wine bottle and beer can) with a lighter to disprove an even more bizarre conspiracy theory about fake snow (which, I think it’s fair to say, even the vast majority of conspiracy theorists would dismiss out of hand). At 1:37 he admits “I must be an alcoholic.”

Apparently, AATTP author John Prager asked Jeromie to make this video because he’s a “nice Canadian” who conservatives “just might trust.” For what it’s worth, John, Jeromie is not a very nice Canadian, and anyone who trusts him is making a mistake that they will come to regret. But please don’t take my word for it, ask the liberal news sites that have fired Jeromie, like Liberal America (Tiffany Willis), Restoring Sanity, Liberals Unite, Addicting Info, Young Progressive Voices, or The Gaily. Or, ask the women he’s harassed and threatened, stolen thousands of dollars from, called “saggy titted cunts,” or “chink” or compared to hookers. Maybe I’m wrong, but this doesn’t seem like very “liberal” behaviour.

UPDATE II (March 10, 2014): Perhaps Jeromie is trying for a “nice meth face”?

Revealed: Jeromie Williams Wreaked Havoc at Liberal America

As we have previously revealed, the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams was fired in December by the Editor-in-Chief of LiberalAmerica.org, Tiffany Willis. As usual, he proceeded to slander and threaten her and others at LiberalAmerica.org.

Not coincidentally, we are now able to reveal more details about why Jeromie, now an author for the group “Americans Against the Tea Party,” was fired in the first place.

In the words of Ms. Willis, from the beginning Jeromie came “into a peaceful organization and wreaked havoc.” In his own words, Jeromie was guilty of “displaying some very aggravating behaviour and fostering a negative climate which … had a detrimental impact on many people.”

He proceeded to do just that. For posterity, and for anyone who receives a job application from this man, here’s what Jeromie did:

He slandered and harassed other writers, particularly women.

Almost immediately after he sent the message above, Jeromie stirred up trouble by (once again) spreading lies and rumors about others, including Ms. Willis, behind their backs. As Ruth and Gary Namie write in The Bully-Free Workplace: Stop Jerks, Weasels, and Snakes From Killing Your Organization, “Two-headed snake-type bullies aim to control their targets by damaging reputations. Rumors are the tools [they] use to circulate false facts throughout the organization” (p. 105).

When he was informed that this is unacceptable, and his services would no longer be required, Jeromie responded by sending Ms. Willis and two of her senior (female) staff emails filled with vile and obscene “shock pornography,” some of which he downloaded from “the Web’s leading repository of crude filth – probably the most reliable source of tastelessness in the history of the Internet.”

  • One picture appears to show a naked underage Asian girl vomiting on another, who is completely covered in vomit. This disgusting and dehumanizing image is consistent with Jeromie’s history of anti-Asian bigotry, including the use and justification of racist epithets like “chink.”
  • Another, an animated gif, shows vaginal penetration by bananas, and though her face is not visible, it appears that the girl in the images could be under 18. If so, Jeromie has violated Canadian and American laws prohibiting the possession and distribution of child pornography.

This has been reported to all relevant authorities. (As we have noted previously, Jeromie Williams also maintains an active account on Stickam, which the New York Times has described as “icky”, and is notorious as a playground for internet predators and pedophiles. He has described himself, using a sock puppet account, as a “sexual deviant” and a “sexual predator” who is sexually aroused by “beautiful…little boys.”)

This disgusting behaviour is fully consistent with Jeromie’s history at LiberalAmerica.org. In his own words, Jeromie often “allowed [himself] to treat [other writers] in a manner that wasn’t respectful,” and he is “in need of an attitude adjustment” (which obviously never happened). It reached the point where others had to constantly act as peacekeepers, and Ms. Willis had to spend four hours per day dealing with the problems he caused.

This follows a long pattern of criminal harassment in his previous positions, including workplace and sexual harassment against other Playboy and Gaily employees, cyberstalking, harassing and threatening Kim Johnston and her sons, harassing and threatening the animal rescuers at Operation Sled Dogs, and so on. And it follows a long pattern of sexist, misogynistic attacks on many women, like Ms. Johnston, who Jeromie has called a “saggy titted cunt” and “bitch,” and Calgary MP Michelle Rempel, who Jeromie compared to “hookers” and “Russian brides.”

He repeatedly broke the rules.

In fact, Jeromie even broke the rules he recommended himself, and “rigidly” enforced against other writers while he was the “Managing Editor” of the site. Ms. Willis pointed out this hypocrisy to Jeromie on September 13, 2013:

“[Y]ou seem to have different rules that apply to your own stuff. That’s messed up, don’t you think? … The rules, many of which you’ve pushed through and are quick to enforce, apply to you, too, Jeromie … You’re holding others to standards that you don’t hold yourself to.”

As the Namies write, one of the most commonly adopted tactics of the typical workplace bully is to “Make up his…own rules on the fly that even the bully did not follow” (p. 19). “Gatekeeper-type bullies are the prototypical ‘control freaks,'” they explain. “They care less about actual performance than taking sadistic delight in how much control they can exert over a target’s working conditions” (p. 105).

For example:

  • Jeromie insisted that, for SEO reasons, others at Liberal America must rewrite at least 75% of any posts they reused from another site. And yet, he reused posts from his own blog, verbatim, not bothering to change a single word, not even the headline.
  • Jeromie promoted his own blog in the first sentence of some of his Liberal America posts, when there was apparently an understanding that such self-promotion should be limited to the “bio” section at the end of the posts.
  • Similarly, Jeromie abused his Facebook privileges to promote his own blog, and in particular to promote himself (unsuccessfully) in the “Blogger Idol” competition.

Of course, breaking the rules is nothing new for Jeromie Williams. As the “Managing Editor” of Pet Pardons News, he also violated the rules of the organization by posting links to his personal ChipIn accounts using the official Facebook Pet Pardons application. He misused his access to the Pet Pardons twitter account to promote various penny auction site scams. He also repeatedly violated the polices and rules of Google News by using it to spread slanderous lies about others, including Operation Sled Dogs, and in some cases actually incited death threats.

He submitted shoddy work, or none at all.

In his own words, Jeromie was “remised [sic.] in the past in [his] duties.” As we noted above, he often reused posts from his personal blog, and sometimes did not even log in for several days at a time. When confronted, as usual, he made excuses to try to escape accountability: everything from a bad breakup to a broken condom and an AIDS test. This is typical for him:

As Ms. Willis explained to him,

“At ODF, you didn’t get the job done [#3 above]. At LA you got too big for your britches and thought you were above the rules [#2]. And you can’t get along with people [#1]. I’d prefer you not be in any position of authority for that reason. You seem very self-serving … admin rights and authority seem to take you to another place mentally, where you think you’re in control of things and people.”

Exactly. Which brings us to #4…

He agitated for greater admin authority incessantly, and abused the access he had.

As we noted above, Jeromie abused his Facebook privileges to promote his own blog, and in particular to promote himself (unsuccessfully) in the “Blogger Idol” competition on the main Liberal America Facebook page. When he lost his “manager” status on the page, he went on a series of egocentric rants about his hurt feelings. (“It hurts my feelings…I thought maybe it would be nice not to feel like the towel boy watching the rest of the team play together, and hoping the coach would ‘put me in’…”)

He later refused to accept a (richly deserved) demotion “from editor to writer,” despite #1, #2 and #3 above.

But perhaps most egregiously, according to Ms. Willis, Jeromie tricked her into providing access to her “editor” email account by promising to “work his magic” and “get LA indexed in Google News” (just as he had earlier done at Pet Pardons News, with disastrous results). But once he had the password, “He then proceeded to wipe out the entire email database.” Specifically, “he ended up clearing out my editor email account of all email history. Very unethical and probably illegal.” It is possible he also stole some or all of the email archive before deleting it, perhaps to share with his new employers at Americans Against the Tea Party.

From what we can tell, Ms. Willis gave Jeromie more chances than he deserved, and still tried to help him even after he had burned every last bridge at LiberalAmerica.org. This, apparently, is how he repaid her. Plus slander and threats, of course.

Oh, and more sexism:

Incidentally, one wonders how theowners” of Americans Against the Tea Party (AATTP) would react if a member of the Tea Party spewed such virulent sexism. Or racism. Or death threats. Or stole thousands of dollars from progressive causes like animal rescue and welfare. As it turns out, their website offers a clue:

“The hatred, division, virulent, unpredictable anger, violent threats and posturing by the Tea-Baggers present a real danger … Americans Against The Tea Party is a group committed to exposing the Tea Party’s lies, violence, racism, ignorance, intolerance, bigotry…”

But apparently “hatred, division, virulent, unpredictable anger, violent threats and posturing … lies, violence, racism, ignorance, intolerance, and bigotry” are just fine when they come from AATTP’s own authors. They have ignored all of my emails concerning Jeromie Williams, beginning on December 14, 2013.

He lied about “co-founding” one of Ms. Willis’s sites.

Jeromie told many lies at LiberalAmerica.org, but in terms of sheer brazenness, it would be tough to match his claims that he “co founded” one of Ms. Willis’s sites, and that it is “his”:

Naturally, the actual founder of the site, Ms. Willis, did not appreciate this. While she is certainly correct that Jeromie is a pathological narcissist, he is also, quite clearly, a pathological liar (see this list for ten of the many hoaxes he has perpetrated).

This site offers some helpful advice to help spot pathological liars. For example,

Consider whether the person is lying to gain attention. Part of the reason the pathological liar feels compelled to lie is because he or she may feel as though being in the spotlight has eluded them. This person feels that he or she should be the center of everyone’s universe and will do what he or she can to make it happen. Upon tasting the spotlight, it becomes self-reinforcing and the lies grow bigger each time just to keep on being the center of attention. Here are some possibilities:

  • Sympathy attention. The pathological liar feels that his or her problems are paramount to what everyone else is experiencing. From a paper cut to being admonished by a boss or teacher, the pathological liar runs around telling his or her story to anyone and everyone, exaggerating the details to ridiculous proportions in order to gain sympathy from anyone within earshot.
  • Wants to feel important. The pathological liar is the king or queen of the “one upper.” Whatever accomplishment you’ve achieved, they done it better. This person always has to feel superior to you at all times, no matter if it’s in the professional or personal arena.
  • Feels bored. Unfortunately, because this person’s life is not rooted in reality, he or she may become easily bored if drama is not swirling around his or her head. As a result, lies may be fabricated in order to amuse or entertain this person, which unfortunately means that other people become involved and possibly hurt as a result.
  • Insecurity. Low self esteem is one of the biggest reasons why people become pathological liars. Whether they consciously recognize it or not, a pathological liar feels that he or she is not important enough as they are so they must make up accomplishments or events to position themselves as worthy.

And Jeromie has all the bases covered.

  • Sympathy? A horrible breakup (many times) and a broken condom and an AIDS test (many times). Check!
  • Wants to feel important? Not only did Jeromie co-found one of Ms. Willis’s sites, he has “travelled the world” to build hospitals for the poor, vaccinate them, and educate their doctors and nurses (yeah, he actually wrote that). Check!
  • Creates drama to relieve boredom? Check!
  • Making up accomplishments to position himself as worthy? This is a man who nominated himself for a Medal of Bravery via an online form and then included it on his CV, which also includes such gems as “Cooked cheeseburgers with Jack Layton” (Jack Layton served him a cheeseburger once) and “Survived being hit by lightning.” Check!

We will explore these issues further in upcoming posts.

Jeromie Williams Adds LiberalAmerica.org to His “Police File”

The criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams is spending the holidays indulging in another familiar tradition: threatening others with police action!

In an e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief of LiberalAmerica.org, Tiffany Willis, he warned that:

“Your emails are now being considered as threatening once again, and any correspondence not dealing with outstanding amounts owe to me will be added to the ALREADY OPEN FILE I have with the Montreal police.”

Oh no! Not the police file!

Ms. Willis responded that he is not owed anything:

“…now that you’ve been exposed as a liar, you’re back to your lame threats. And oh, buddy? I don’t owe you any money. You’ve been paid in full and far more than you were worth for doing lame work, harassing my staff, and being on drugs half the time.”

Jeromie responded to other writers at LiberalAmerica.org:

“Please be advised that continued correspondence from LA that is abusive will result in your names being added to the police file. The fact that I had input on the logo currently being used by LA has been proven via the screenshots provided. It is your best interest, as official representatives of LA, that you seriously consider urging your colleague to cease her threatening and abusive emails, texts, and messages to me, or I will be forced to submit your names, phone numbers, email addresses and Facebook account url’s to the police to be added into my currently open and active police file. Any form of retribution, act of revenge, dissemination of my personal correspondence, or further escalation by anyone affiliated with LA, will also result in your names being added into the police file.”

Ms. Willis contacted the Montreal police herself, who told her they have no record of her in their system, and that had Jeromie (or anyone else) filed a complaint against her, the police would have notified her accordingly. My guess (as I told her) is that Jeromie hasn’t even contacted the police, and they would laugh at him if he did.

Not content to stop digging there, Jeromie explained that:

“As the victim of threats, intimidation, and harassment from your colleague, and with the investigation of my claim only just under way, Montreal Police will not divulge any information about my case, in particular, not to my aggressor. Should a claim be made to the contrary, it is an absolute fabrication.”

“Your names are now being added to the file once I can get in contact with the officer handling my case. This situation is rapidly getting out of hand, and given the past history of abusive, reckless and aggressive behaviour from your colleague, I must take every step to protect myself.”

(He neglected to provide the name of the officer handling his case, of course.)

Well, to further set their minds at ease, let me refer LiberalAmerica.org to a threat Jeromie sent my way after I exposed some of his frauds in January 2012:

Amazingly, here I am, never once thrown in jail! It’s possible the police will still get me, eventually, though it’s been two years. On the other hand, maybe the police really don’t care about Jeromie’s screenshots? Maybe, in fact, they’re far more interested in investigating him for criminal harassment, uttering threats, intimidation, theft, and fraud?

Jeromie also threatened to send the police to Kim Johnston’s door to “fuck up” her life and the lives of her kids by getting them all deported to Australia:

This, also, hasn’t happened.

More recently, Jeromie threatened to send the police after the animal rescuers at Operation Sled Dogs, after a third party exposed his embezzlement of thousands of dollars from the group. In a telephone conversation you can listen to on YouTube, he made a series of threats:

“And, you’re putting up bullshit about me [False: the page was created by the third party, and it wasn’t bullshit]. And if that page isn’t down tonight, I swear to God by the weekend you’ll be in jail…. I have your address. I know people who know where you live. And the police will come. So that if it doesn’t get taken down, you know, I’ll give you by Friday night, I’ll give you by Friday night, if it doesn’t get taken down, you are going to be in shit.”

To be fair, the police did come. They warned the animal rescuers to stay away from Jeromie Williams, since he is very likely dangerous.

That’s good advice for everyone to follow.

UPDATE (December 28): Jeromie Williams continues to badger Ms. Willis for money “owed to me for November page views, and three hours of work [$45] done on website development that I am owed.” He requested the site’s stats for November so he could invoice for that month’s page views, but, as Ms. Willis advised him, he’s already been paid in full, and “There are no stats for your articles because I deleted your articles because you’re the type to LIE and claim copyright infringement…”

This, Jeromie warned, would “become a matter of public record.” We here at Jeromie Williams is a Fraud are happy to post all the details to help establish this public record for any potential future employers or business associates of Jeromie Williams.

Jeromie Williams Fired Again

As I predicted, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of LiberalAmerica.org, Tiffany Willis (Website, Facebook), fired the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams today, and removed all of his articles from her site.

All of a sudden, she discovered that Jeromie had committed an unforgiveable act.

No, not stalking, harassing and threatening people, or stealing thousands of dollars from animal rescue groups. Not writing egregiously ridiculous and sensational bullshit simply in order to generate hits and ad revenue, inciting many death threats all along the way (not to mention racism and xenophobia). And certainly not his vile misogynistic attacks on women, like calling them “saggy titted cunts,” blogging about shutting them up with giant black penises, and calling female politicians “hookers,” bringing them to tears on national television.

No, Jeromie did something far worse…

He was disloyal to Tiffany Willis!

And, just like that, gone. And she can cope just fine because her life experiences have made her tough and Jeromie doesn’t love her anyway, thank you very much. (Are you noticing a theme?)

I am informed that Jeromie Williams was removed from two other sites today as well.

As longtime readers of this blog know, back in January 2012, I contacted Examiner.com to let them know that Jeromie, then one of their writers, was fabricating events, people, and even witnesses in his articles for months. To their credit, they fired him almost immediately as well.

Playboy also acted quickly. Jeromie was fired there after only three weeks for inappropriate behaviour, not even making it past the company’s probation period. He then harassed several employees after the firing.

It took Tiffany Willis just under a month to disassociate herself (and LiberalAmerica.org) from Jeromie Williams.

It took nearly two months for Erika Jahn, co-founder and executive editor of The Gaily, to remove Jeromie from his position as contributing editor there, and delete all of his articles from their site. (Despite being warned that Jeromie was fabricating stories, committing ChipIn fraud, stalking a woman and teenaged boys, and making death threats and homophobic remarks, Ms. Jahn initially dismissed our warnings as spam.)

It took nearly ten months for Pet Pardons to part company with Jeromie Williams, and their long and sordid history of defending and enabling him is well-documented throughout this site, from misleading people with his bullshit stories (like the disgusting Fairfield hoax) to inciting death threats against innocent people, from allowing him to embezzle funds from Pet Pardons donors to cheating in charity contests.

As I expected, the Pet Pardons record is safe.