Sunday, September 30, 2007

Who Are The Fan Police?

How did this all go so wrong? How could anyone ever believe any of this could happen when the online fans do nothing but talk to each other 24/7?

Who are the real fan police?

They are the ones that decide what the fans are allowed to talk about and what they are not. Since 2003 when I first started posting on message boards, I was pretty innocent about how these things work. Like many others, I sometimes made a statement or gave an opinion that was met with a stern warning that we don't talk about the boards on the boards and we don't discuss what fans say or do outside of their postings on this or that particular message board. I was an open and trusting Clay fan and I enjoyed reading updates and discussing all things Clay.

One day I accidentally found a link to Openly Clay during a google search for news about Clay. I was shocked to discover that there was a message board populated by people that were completely concerned with promoting every silly gay stereotype imaginable. There were rainbows, glitter and sexual emoticons everywhere. I was surprised to find this place, not only because I never for a second thought he was anything but what he said he was but because the posts and the images were so disrespectful. The disrespect would have offended me no matter who the subject was. It was mockery and ridicule that no human being, straight or gay, should have to endure, and as I learned fairly quickly, these same people using the same names were members of several other Clay fansites that I was also a part of. I was sure that this must be some secret thing I had tripped over and I approached the admin at one of my boards. I asked her if she knew about this other place and that some of our members were a part of it. She said she knew and that it was not up to them to say or do anything about it. Again I asked whether this line of innuendo and the beginnings of more aggressive rumor mongering shouldn't be stopped. Again I was told that we don't talk about what people do or say elsewhere.

If someone objected to these kinds of posts, they were told that any and all opinions are equally valid and were edited and/or reprimanded for protesting. This was the beginning of the fracturing of the fanbase, IMO. It left people with the option of enduring this disrespect or moving along to find another home board. Many new boards have sprung up but sadly, many of them are run with the same attitude so the choice becomes whether you prefer deleted threads, locked topics, blue or green ink or trout.

Let's just ask ourselves, who are the real fan police? Are they the ones that censor the boards and decide what may or may not be discussed or are they the ones that discover and will not be shushed about the underbelly of the fandom? Instead of being able to openly talk about a concern, members are told to PM an admin if they have any information or are upset about something. This is another way to keep any unpleasantness away from the members as well as setting up a situation where only a few have the knowledge and the power to do anything about it, or not. Once again this does not benefit the fans. A few people are then in a position to "know" and the rest are left in the dark, wondering what is going on. There is a lot of truth in these old sayings. The devil you know is better than the devil you don't know.

Are the ones that maintain the tight control and engage in censorship The fan police? Are the ones that prefer to ignore the dirty deeds and enable the perpetrators the good guys? If they allow these things and tolerate rude and harsh treatment of Clay Aiken on their boards, what are they about? Fans are ardent devotees that support an artist. Well I just have to wonder then, why are people who are not fans the protected ones and the devotees are suppressed and suspended for wanting their fan boards to be a place where they can enjoy being fans.

Again, I ask, who are the fan police? It isn't people like me who learned that some fans are taking advantage of the kindness of other fans and tried to stop it by talking openly about it. It isn't people like me that will go against the status quo and say that we need to find a place that is free of trolls and those who are no longer fans but stick around to toy with the fans for their own amusement.

This whole thing got a foothold and flourished for 4 years because of the imposed silence and the censorship that prevented open discussion of concerns. If some concerned fans could have spoken up long ago, many young people would not have been taken for a ride and had their innocent enjoyment of their fan experience taken away. Grown women would not have been duped out of money and tricked into thinking that they were special because Clay Aiken was communicating with and singling them out.

I've taken a lot of heat for exposing this problem. I took great care in telling it and not revealing the victims, but only the perpetrators or the enablers. I am sad that the mudslinger has taken the opportunity to hurt some fans but he has done the same for 2 years and this is just another day in the life of a defamer and a liar.

All of the fans need to take a good look around and if they see something that seems wrong or is sneaky and does not fit what Clay Aiken is or what a fan is, then stand up and talk about it. Warn others if there is a con artist in your midst. If you are unhappy with the way things are at your home board, find one that you do enjoy and take back the fun of being a fan by making our communities a safe place that is free of trolls and haters that lurk on our boards under the cloak of "all opinions are welcome" because some of them are not what they appear.

The real fan police are the ones with their head in the sand, protesting against people who would stand up and expose the dirt and who prefer that everyone else just ignore the problems. We, the fans, need to feel safe and free to enjoy this experience and as long as the scams, cons and secrets have the protection of silence, they are free to take advantage of us and hurt us.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

It takes a Village

The following article was sent to me by another blogger. Yes, this is part of the whole sordid story. Fake Clay is a very busy guy who is playing all sides. Sue gets her information from Fake Clay, she gives it to JP who is also talking to Fake Clay. Both JP and Sue , as "Clay's" friends, are incestuously sharing their "insider" information with each other, when their information doesn't match, they both are upset that Clay Aiken, who they both think they talk to, lied to them. This same bogus information is shared with Percocet, the Fraud Squad hater blog owner, who publishes it as fact from a secret and VERY reliable source. What they don't know is that they all have the same "insider" source and it isn't Clay Aiken or anyone he knows.

Sue posted on the Fraud Squad hater blog one night in early Feb 2007. The blog owner didn't know who the anonymous poster was but thought that anonymous/Sue was playing some kind of a game so she gave Sue a hard time and checked with her good buddy JP. After all JP knows every person who has ever so much as glanced at Clay Aiken and he is the go-to guy on all things Clay. Yeah right. Moving along.

Ironically, Fake Clay was and still is wreaking havoc among the haters and Clay Aiken gets the blame for lying to everyone.

Article originally published August 15th 2007 on The Village Idiots blog.

Sue McFarlane, San Jose, California


Claycat (CH)(OC)
Sue (JP)
Haribo (JP)

Oh look! Another OC member.

She was a fan, had a nice meet and greet with Clay and then went insane. She has been feeding lies and rumors to John Paulus since early 2006. She is posing as a close friend of Clay's although she's old enough to be his mom and met him once for 30 seconds. She is one of the main sources that John Paulus has used to get insider information on Clay and Clay's career. He admits it in the e-mail exchange between himself and the Clay Hater Blog owner. Too bad for Paulus it's all fantasy. The nerve of this witch, Sue, is unbelievable. She claims to be Clay's confidante and friend while she feeds fake clay crap to JP.

Sue pissed off Percocet by posing as a close friend of Clay's and copped an attitude when she was questioned, so Percocet posted her e-mail address on the blog. Sue e-mails her:

From:, Sue McFarlane
Sent :Saturday, February 3, 2007 11:44 PM
Subject :Please remove my email address

I'm asking you to please remove my email address from your blog. I DID NOT do anything tonight that was mean, nasty or wrong on your blog. I'm not into things like that. I will tell you that I AM friends with Clay and what I said is true. Please remove my email address.I am not Clay. Thanks.

Then she forwarded it to JP and JP then e-mails Percocet. These e-mails were all posted in a fit of rage the next day by Percocet on her blog. She got in an argument with JP and published the e-mails to show what a bastard he is. From BFF to enemies in no time at all.

Re: John, Check this out. This is the e-mail I received.
Date:2/4/2007 12:00:37 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Reply To:

I would remove the email address. This will encourage the person to share more if
they know they can trust you. It will be worth it for you to do so.

Percocet wrote:
Fuck them. I'm not taking it down. It's Clay or someone he's with. According to the poster on the blog [Sue], he is also logged in to manhunt right now. Do you want to send this blog to Perez?

Is that Clay? [the blog poster]

No, it isn't, but it is someone close to him.

Why are they pretending to be Sue McFarlane or whoever. Do you know who this is? They outed Clay. They said it was as "first hand" as you can get.

Oh, I definitely know who this is. It's one of my sources. She will be disowned if Clay finds out she shared what she did. Do me a huge favor and please remove any reference to that email. I will let you know more about what the person is referring to as soon as she tells me. I DO know who that is, BTW.

which e-mail john?

She's not responding to my e-mails anymore. Does she just want her name and the e-mail addy taken down? I'm not going to delete half the blog, or I lose credibility. You know how it is when you are running a blog. At some point soon, will you explain to me who this person is and what they are trying to do?

She would like her name and email removed. This is one of the people that Clay has confided in and did admit to back in June that he and I did meet and that the events as I had written did occur. She is one of the few people who, while defending him publicly, really tells him like it is privately. She is one of the people that I told you about that only believes about 15% of what he says. I will give you some insider information. Clay's contract ends with RCA in the Spring and as of now he is not being signed by anyone.
it is not kiss or no kiss.

John, can I post the info about RCA as coming from an anonymous source if/when I delete her info or would that be bad for you?

How about you post it tomorrow. Can you delete her info?

What are you thinking by posting those emails exchanges? This will not be a good thing.

I pray that you will NEVER post my emails with you.

I absolutely will not, John. But this person called me an asshole and was very disrespectful. You are always respectful towards me. You don't order me around or call me names. We have mutual respect.

Whoever that was last night showed zero respect.

Well, I have concern for her. She has two young boys and aside from my sincere concern for them. She was one of the people who provided me with valuable and reliable information on Clay. That source will now be shut out. Sometimes you have to look at the greater benefit and ignore some of the name calling. I hope that makes sense.

I understand that you want to protect this person, but this person never should have come and done what they did. I don't know this person. This person came to the blog and got rude when questioned.

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When they were asking me to remove their info, they also called me an asshole and there was no thank you.
I don't think you would take kindly to someone interacting with you that way.

Everyone already saw the info last night anyway, and today when I re-read and saw the tone this person took in the e-mail, it pissed me off.

I know you and like you. That's why I will never EVER post one of your e-mails or betray your confidence.
I don't know or like whoever that was last night. I don't owe that person anything.

These e-mails were brought to you by Percocet who would NEVER betray John Paulus. The information about Sue's imaginary relationship with Clay brought to you by John Paulus who would NEVER reveal his sources. Until it suits him.

Another brick in the wall.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Another Brick In The Wall

Jessie aka Krissie aka Krista aka Kristen aka SkaterMom aka JerseyGirl

The picture above was taken at the Cary concert last month. Front row, and talking on the cellphone with....guess who. She is sitting with her friends and one of those friends is Izzy, yes, the person that the stalker said text messaged him to come down to the front and visit with Clay's family. Of course if you believe Kristen's version of her claims, she'd want you to think she is family, but I digress.

She claimed that she has a child, Alayna, that is almost 2 years old and that Clay is the father. She is also pregnant with another one due at Christmas. One has to wonder that if there is any possibility that her story is true, then why would she be so desperate for a Meet and Greet with the father of her children?

If you've been following this from the first blog, you'll remember that the stalker was frantic that I stop talking about her. He posted in my comments that I was horrible for exposing her and she is pregnant and ON HER WAY TO THE HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW!!!!!! Look in the blog comments of "Something Wicked This Way Comes"

He didn't know it at the time but I was talking to Kristen/jessie on the phone at the exact same time and she was more concerned about wanting to know why I cared. She said she had been IMing with "Clay" for several years and when I assured her that it wasn't the real Clay Aiken she got frustrated and yelled at me "Why do you care? Does it really matter who it is? I was just having fun!" I asked her why she was telling people that she was having Clay's babies. She told me she knew she was lying but it isn't anybody's business anyway. She begged me not to tell and said she would stop.

The phone call was a conference call. I didn't call her myself, I was put through on a three-way call by a fan who was nearly as panicked as the stalker was and tried to get me to forget all about this mess because "Clay wouldn't want you to upset her."

I never mentioned to anyone that I was on a three-way call but within minutes the stalker knew all about it and posted in his blog comments that he just talked to her and that "Clay's girlfriend" had been talking to me on a three-way call.

I can now add that the fan on the phone with me was Hockeydonna and she's the one that added jessie to the call to make it a 3 way conversation. Was it jessie or hockeydonna that was the girlfriend? Maybe both?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

919 puts out a 911

I first got wind of the Fake Clay scam in Feb 2007
. A few select fans were contacted by FC (Fake Clay). They were each flattered and invited to "friend" FC on his private myspace where he could talk to them and get to know some of them better. They exchanged messages there and some were invited to participate in group chats with FC. He shared some of his personal thoughts and even his version of Clay Aiken's imaginary life story.

In Feb 2007 a well known fan approached another well known fan for her professional opinion on how to help poor FC's tortured and abused soul and to give him counsel on how he should deal with a personal and unpleasant life experience. The story got passed around in back channels and the real Clay Aiken now had fans feeling sorry for him and keeping his secret struggle to themselves and a few hundred of their closest friends.

These chosen few really thought they were in Clay Aiken's inner circle and thought that they were talking to him and developing a friendship. Some got closer to "Clay" than they ever imagined.

Fake Clay targeted the most loyal of Clay's fans and recruited them to help him with some of the dirty secrets he was willing to share with them, and only them. These fans were cherry picked because of who they were and what they had to offer.

One of those fabricated dirty little secrets was that he had fathered a child and the child's mother needed help because she was pregnant again and he would be ever so grateful if they would take her under their wings and take care of her. After all, he couldn't acknowledge her in any way or it might tarnish his reputation and disappoint his family and friends.

Nice portrayal huh? Who would do this to tarnish Clay Aiken? Ask Freezone919.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Plot Thickens

BalletSkater next shows up on BoltBabes4Clay. She posts as KT on the board and is posing as a very close friend of Clay's. Kati/KT/jenn uses these pictures among others as her avatar,

Fake Clay posts freely at BB4C because they are all sworn to secrecy and he gives them exclusive content including phone calls. Take note of the join date for Clay. Mix set the scene for him to join in and by the time he did, the members were primed to believe it was Clay Aiken.

One can't help but wonder why MixnJude, the board owner/admin, never questioned or checked out whether "Clay" and "KT" were legitimate, but then this question will come up again and again, wondering WTF certain admins are smoking sometimes.

Many of the BB4C members totally believe that they are hanging out with Clay. They even got an exclusive 20 minute phone call at the August 10th BB4C Cary pre-concert party. The sad thing is that the call was made including a young girl of 10 or 11 who was thrilled to be so important that she got to hold the phone and speak with him. The call was put on speakerphone so that all of the 30 or so party goers could listen. The call was made to jessie's cellphone.

Who's jessie you ask? I'm getting there.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Liars and Bloggers and Babies, Oh My!

One of the early online posers was BalletSkater. Also known as Jenn. She is on the right and the tall one is her sister. Little Gabe is only a few months old now, if that.

She claimed to be a close family friend of Clay Aiken's, and later his girlfriend, on a board called ClickChicks and she was the reigning expert on Clay Aiken. She said she lived with him and apparently even went on tour with him. She reported last year during the Christmas tour (Dec2006) when Clay was suffering from vertigo.

From: BalletSkater (Original Message) Sent: 12/15/2006 1:25 AM
Clay is doing okay. He has some fluid in his ears which is causing some problems for him, but it's nothing that can't be taken care of by antibiotics. Something has been brewing for the past few days. He hasn't been himself and had been complaining of some minor problems. The fluid in his ears should drain itself with the antibiotics and he should be completely fine soon. However, the concert tomorrow is still up in the air. That will be known tomorrow because Clay doesn't want to make a decision when he doesn't know how he's going to be feeling tomorrow. Things could completely turn around. Although, it usually has to get worse before it gets better. Just be assured that Clay is okay!

She managed to convince "Clay" to post on the board because, after all, they were all such close friends, sworn to secrecy and "Clay" loved them best. He even sent them an audio Christmas greeting and made a few phone calls to the favored insiders.

Typically she would share "Clay's" deepest feelings and information about his career decisions with those Chicks and BalletSkater would also post her daily adventures living with Clay.

From: BalletSkater Sent: 12/19/2006 10:32 PM
Earlier today I told him I needed to take a picture of him in his penguin pants so he had to find them. lmao. I think I scared him.

One fan on the Chicks board asked BalletSkater:

Another member of our board here and I worked on a project where we collected fan pins from over 100 states/fan sites put them in a shadowbox and sent them to Clay (via Faye) as a memento of his JBT. Do you happen to know if it is in his new house or have you ever seen it?

She replied:

From: BalletSkater Sent: 12/18/2006 10:43 PM
I said it was a while ago I saw it at Faye's house. However, Clay has some things he has to pick up from his moms house that he didn't put in his house yet. It could be there, or it could very well be in his house. I've never specifically looked at every little thing he's had in his house and there are a few rooms I haven't gone into. It could be in his home and I'm just mistaken. Either way, I will find out for definite for you.

I'm told that BalletSkater also was the recipient of some nice gifts and a collection was taken up for her when she shared her financial troubles with the board members.

She disappeared from the Chick's board and coincidentally, so did "Clay" and has resurfaced with the baby news just recently. One can't help but wonder why Morgan Rowan, the board owner, never questioned or checked out whether "Clay" and "Jenn" were legitimate, but then this question will come up again and again, wondering WTF certain admins are smoking sometimes.

Congrats on the baby boy, Jenn. Are DNA tests and a paternity suit on the calendar?

Stay tuned for more girlfriends and babies and lies. Oh My!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Something Wicked This Way Comes

An imposter has been posing as Clay Aiken on the internet and is even having cybersex with fans and random strangers.

Let me tell you the story. I'll start at the end because for some, this is the end of the road.

I got this e-mail from none other than the stalker. Clay has many stalkers but this one is the ex army guy that claims to have had relations with Clay. I didn't bother to reply because I know what his game is now and because I can't be bothered.

Combine it with one of the oh so clever and ominous clues and you'll find yourself going WTF? What is this about?

Let's just say that the battle is being fought on many flanks. John may or may not be the leading the frontal asault, but you can be sure that there are other efforts being undertaken to soften the resistance on the rear eschelon. Anonymous | 09.16.07| #

It is about a tangled web of lies and deceit. A scam and a con that can not continue in the light of day. This is the wickedness that they are hinting will be exposed in the next 6 months. They would like us to think that Clay Aiken isn't the fine man that he is.

We all know about all of the anonymous tips that are sent to tabloids and gossip sites, the role playing that goes on in numerous bogus manhunt and bigmuscle accounts, but there is more and it all ties together in one big rotting bow.

Have you heard the whispers about people claiming that they are talking to Clay? They are saying that he has private groups and boards where he posts, secret myspace pages and IM chatrooms where he can let his hair down and be with his bestest fans. There are whispers about an ex-girlfriend, that she is with child, there are claims that he is confused about his sexuality and that he isn't helping this poor single mother out. The imposters have been at this for a long long time.

What these whisperers all have in common is that they are the chosen ones, they are sworn to secrecy and if the secret gets out Clay will never speak to them again. The other thing they have in common is that none of them are talking to Clay Aiken. I know this as an absolute fact.

All I have to figure out now is what order to put it all in that will be clear and easy to follow.

While I compose the next installment, consider this. The Imposters are presenting the image of the exact Clay Aiken that the haters have created. Their version is a drunk, smokes like a chimney, is HIV positive, swears like a sailor, cruises the internet sites for one night stands, cheats on his girlfriend, is confused about his sexuality, is bi-polar and on medication for depression and suicidal thoughts. This is exactly what his detractors have wanted the fans to believe, that he isn't the man we know him to be.

The victims think they are engaging in phone and cyber sex with Clay Aiken. The imposter calls people, leaves messages, chats with them by Phone and IMs. He even sends audio messages to his favorite fans. The only catch is that it isn't Clay Aiken.

Let me introduce you to the "Ex-girlfriend" She is only one in a gang of people that are playing this nasty game.

Stay tuned.