DISCUSSION OF INFORMATION IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
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In Part 3 we talked about “Shadow Box”, a “reputation defense” firm created by Well Traveled Fox, Thomas Schoenberger, Defango and Trevor Fitzgibbon. In this post we delve more into the claims made by Fox.
Was Fox Doxxed?
How dare I say I believer her! So outrageous.
In their recent interview, Lestat asked Fox specifically about my claim to have interviewed her extensively, which she dismissed as untrue. She said “he doxxed me and then we exchanged a few DMs, he wanted to know about the Seth Rich files”.
This information is false, and I am forced to respond. Below is my complete interaction with Fox. You be the judge of if this was “just a few DMs” or if my characterization that “I interviewed her extensively” was correct. She is not the innocent and unwitting victim that she tries to portray on social media, far from it. This person connects many of the LARPs together. Is that by accident, coincidence…or design?
Watch what happens with this post – I predict I will be demonized for “attacking” Fox, when all I am doing is sharing her own words that prove that she has been deliberately misleading people about our interactions.
First of all, I never doxxed her. I did not publish any private information that she had not already put in the public domain herself.
When I wrote about Q I didn’t know who this woman was, to me she was just part of the Cicada 3301 crew who were creating ARG puzzles with Thomas Schoenberger and certified IARPA contributor Manuel Chavez III aka Defango aka LARPWars aka MC Dummy Dumb aka Il1usiveMan. Thomas was only somebody I knew because he was doxxed by Defango, who used to work for him.
Fox’s name was brought up by Thomas in his explanation of connections between QAnon and Cicada 3301. I quoted in my story what Thomas told me were some of the Cicada 3301 elements that played into the origins of Q. He listed a bunch of people who were part of his team doing Cicada puzzles. If he was naming people who must not be named, then that’s on him.
You shouldn’t expect the messenger to divine all the subtle nuances and implications of each message. In this case Fox’s claim that nobody knew her identity before I interviewed Thomas is completely false. Here’s the evidence.
When Fox contacted me to object to her first name being in my January 2019 story, I immediately redacted it. I never published her address, phone number, or any other personal information. Her full name and connection to Cicada 3301 has been public since May 2018, as a quick Google search for “Cicada 3301 trademark” reveals.
If it’s fine for her to put her name with Cicada 3301 for official public documents that come up on page 1 of a search, why would I think that she only wants to be known by an alias? Why not use a pseudonym or LLC to file the trademark if secrecy was so important? Still, out of courtesy, I didn’t link to the trademark in that story in order to protect her privacy.
Defango had doxxed Fox in the previous year (2018) with her full name and threatened to ruin the life of her, her husband and her family, all over the Cicada trademark:
Why is Fox more upset with me quoting TS using her first name than with Defango making violent threats to her and her family? That’s a legitimate question to ask, right? Well I’ve asked it, so have others…her response was deleting her Twitter account for the umpteenth time.
For reference, here is the original Q post I wrote in January 2019 featuring these characters:
There is a whole crew of people clustered around Defango who hate Thomas Schoenberger. Some of them now hate Defango too. If you’re on Twitter or YouTube it’s easy to find them. Just like or comment on one of Thomas’s posts and then they will start targeting you too!
I knew when I interviewed Thomas that it would be controversial, and I fully expected attacks as a result of including his version of the narrative. However I never in a million years could have imagined the response that happened. Constant, round the clock attacks every day. Lawsuits. All kinds of character assassination attacks, smears without evidence to the reputation I’ve built over a lifetime. Attacks on my family. Accusations of murder, money laundering, pedophilia. I maybe expected that sort of thing going up against the Burning Man Organization, and indeed experienced a great deal of such lesser black magick warfare. It was nothing compared to what has happened to me merely for sharing Thomas’ side of the story.
I’ve never even met Thomas Schoenberger, yet these people who lived with him, worked with him, financed him, even loved him accuse me of being his “associate, lackey, minion, agent, handler, employer, enabler, colleague”.
The more these people attack me (and many others) for what they define as an “association” with Thomas , the more their true character is on display for the world to see – and showing them to be just as TS described. Even though many of them seem to be vile, spiteful people – literal trolls, many of them ex-cons – there is surely nobody on earth who is consumed with that much malice and misery. There is more going on here. As emotional as many of the attackers are, emotion itself is not their overarching motive. Do you really care about who people you’ve never met are friends with on social media? Whose posts they like? Me neither! So what’s up with these cats?
It is interesting that Defango pushed the same narrative as Fox in response to my first ever Q post: that I doxxed him. He filed a dozen false copyright strikes for clips I edited to show what he said in his own words (so there could be no argument that I was misquoting him). He put his home address on the complaint form to Vimeo, and they sent me an email with that information just as I was publishing the post. I didn’t read the letter far enough to see his details in it, I just copy-pasted it. When he objected, I immediately redacted the address – just as I did with Fox’s name in this post. Technically Vimeo doxxed him, but he freely volunteered the information to them himself and agreed to their terms that it would be shared.
In Fox’s case, I never published her full name, likeness, phone number, address, LinkedIn profile, Facebook account, photographs, family details, or any other personally identifiable information. Just the name “B[REDACTED]” as a quote from Thomas.
In almost 2000 posts on this blog, many of them on controversial topics, many people being upset to have their actions discussed in a critical manner, I’ve never run into this problem before. Just these two people from this one post – which happens to be the first one I’ve ever done on Q. #All4aLARP ?
Here’s the original comment with Fox’s name from her former lover Thomas Schoenberger, sharing his story about the origins of Q.
In the original post instead of [NAME REDACTED] it said “Beth”. That’s doxxing, really?
The argument that merely stating Fox’s first name is doxxing is thrown out by the behavior of Lestat’s mods, who were happy to use her name in the chat of his interview with no reprimand. You can clearly see the double standard: if I say the name they accuse me of doxxing, but when Lestat’s mods Esteban (CIA/DEA), Monkey Savant (known troll), Vinny (Temple of Set) and Diane say it? Everything’s kosher.
The following is presented to prove:
- I’m not making up a claim that Fox put $50,000+ into ShadowBox, that’s what she told me and I verified it – more than once.
- I interviewed her extensively as I said, not “never” like Lestat claims or “a couple of DMs” like Fox claims.
- I’ve represented what she told me accurately and never misrepresented any of it.
- I respected her request to be left alone after someone – maybe Thomas, more likely an enemy of Thomas – attacked her husband’s LinkedIn page by snitching on their love affair.
People need to learn that they can’t lie about me forever without any repercussions. Just because I let them run their mouth off for a while, doesn’t mean I will never respond. I always post evidence, which puts me in a stronger position should any lawsuits arise. Of course, everyone else is invited to post their own evidence – in the comments here, or post it somewhere else and share the link here. I’m happy to be proven wrong, so far in nearly 8 years of writing this blog that hasn’t really happened, despite what you might hear from trolls like Jason Goodman, Jan Irvin, or their psyop sidekick Douglas Dietrich. Is Fox another one of those low-lifes?
As you can see, Fox contacted me specifically in relation to the research I am publishing at this blog. Extensive? Just a couple of DMs? We report, you decide…
She is tired of people making her a character for their narrative. And yet she goes on Lestat’s show to portray me falsely as a fictional villain in his narrative.
I have shared all Fox’s information without editing. I hope you will agree that “interviewed her extensively” was an appropriate characterization.
Fox With Socks Doxxes Socks
As it turns out, Fox was the one working with doxxers:
Bobby “The Lone Cicada” and “Farkness Thee Failmon” above are the same people. This guy brags about his penis size and his fetlife profile, which is perhaps acceptable behavior within the LGBTQI+/BDSM community but not acceptable when speaking to someone who they know is a minor. He is saying that the doxxing information about Mind Inspired and Snow White that he published came from (and was paid for) by Fox.
Thomas’s story has been confirmed to me by both the victims who were doxxed. One is a single mother of young children with an abusive ex. There may have been an emotional motivation behind it:
Both Thomas and Mindy deny any kind of intimate relationship, so this seems like jealousy – which is further confirmation of TS’s claims that he and Fox had an extra-marital affair. Why else would she consider TS’s relationships with others “cheating”? Fox wonders why I consider her a bad person, I’m not sure what her wedding vows were so I’m in no position to judge. Perhaps this was the typical behavior of a good person. I used to live in San Francisco, where more than once a wife introduced me to her husband’s boyfriend or girlfriend. People have open relationships, it’s very European. To each their own. Every Fox has its henhouse.
Thomas has also shared evidence of another minor being targeted by people in this group. A disturbing pattern given that Defango was one of the main people scoffing that #PizzaGate as a LARP and has now teamed up with others who also push that narrative.
Here Defango appears to be stalking a female police officer:
Long after everyone in ShadowBox went their separate ways – on the surface, at least – Fox was still in touch with TS, and seemingly confused: