Debunking Defango

Last week Defango tried to bully me into going onto his channel for an interview intended to destroy me (his words).

He has claimed that this site is full of disinformation. I have asked him to specify what he thinks is disinformation and supply his own evidence.

TL;DR: he lied 28 27 times in his “debunking” video, failed to demonstrate a single lie by me, and actually confirmed 6 statements here as true.

Here is his show.

To his credit, he did make some specific citations, which I will go through in this post.

To his detriment, he was unable to debunk anything nor provide evidence for ANY of his allegations about me, specifically:

  • that I committed crimes in Australia and the United States
  • that I used NSA hacking tools to reverse engineer competitors’ software in order to steal it
  • that I “stole” open source software
  • that I am responsible for lighting the fires currently devastating Australia
  • that I am a liar
  • that this web site is full of disinformation

He had his big chance to prove any of this, and could not provide a single shred of evidence supporting even one of these claims.

Meanwhile, in the majority of citations he made, he actually acknowledged that the information presented here was true.


Defango has now revealed that the “master plan” behind his show attacking me was related to a bombshell story from Jimmys Llama that has set social media aflame.

It is Part 4 of a Series. Part 1 The Rise of the Alt-Right, Part 2 How Trump Sold You on Fascism, Part 3 Operation Pizzagate

Defango apparently got advanced warning that this post was coming out and featuring information from my LARPWars investigation. By discrediting me, he could then use that to discredit the Gatekeeper story.

He also did a “Defango vs Unirock” 5 hour+ stream at the same time – starting the New Year by starting fights with other channels. Not clickbait: Dickbait.

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Mr Chavez began with this February 2018 video he made claiming to be my friend.

He repeated on his new show the claim made in this older video that any bad ideas about him were put into my head by Nathan Stolpman from Lift the Veil, a show I’ve been on several times. This is false. My ideas about Defango have been formed by watching him for years, and observing as his narratives shift with the winds; not to mention being the target of his threats and malicious public smears designed to damage my reputation and future earning capabilities.

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He neglected to mention a key detail: that the video was made at the home of notorious Steemit troll Frank Bacon, who can actually be heard off-camera during the clip. Defango asks him “what are those things I was supposed to say, Bacon?” Even this video of friendship was clearly not genuine, something scripted by psyop fiction writers.

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Frank Bacon claimed credit for a devastating hack which forced the closure of a cryptocurrency business I was involved with, and threatened to hack this site also – all because he didn’t like what my guest Queen Tut said about him when I interviewed her for CryptoBeast #16, one of the more controversial podcasts I have done.

Defango stayed at Frank Bacon’s house in New Mexico for 3 days on his way to 60 days sharing a hotel suite with Thomas Schoenberger, allegedly financed by WellTraveledFox, as part of Operation SHADOWBOX (see our multi-part LARPWars series).

The chronology told by Bacon of Defango being at his house matches with the friends video. Unfortunately nothing else in his story does.

Silentpartnerio posted an “Introduce Yourself” Steemit post:

The triple brackets is reminiscent of the ((( ))) which is considered hate speech by the anti-anti-Semitism squad.

The metadata for this post shows a creation date of December 7, 2017.

The introductory post by Sophia Musik was dated February 17, 2018. The account creation date is Feb 16. Since the “friends” video was posted February 1, either Defango was at Frank Bacon’s house for more than 2 weeks that February, or Bacon is not telling the truth.

Perhaps we shouldn’t mix up Frank Bacon’s lies and hacking with Defango’s lies and hacking. It does seem like an example of the old adage “birds of a feather flock together”.

Defango then pointed to a post here by guest writer Terry Gotham, who wrote many posts for us about harm reduction on the party scene. Defango said he had met two of the people mentioned in the post – confirming the authenticity of our articles.

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Around the 13 minute mark Defango criticized my reporting as “one sided”. First of all, I’ve never claimed to be a reporter. I’m a researcher and this is my blog. The entire purpose of this blog is to share opinions – not just mine, others are welcome here too. All the posts that Defango singled out in his video to object to contain quotes from other people as well as my own analysis and interpretation.

Those who have been following here over the years have seen many opinions critical of me expressed in the comments – and not deleted, like many “truthers” do. We’ve also had guests posts from nearly 3 dozen different people. I have no problem doing interviews with people who present other viewpoints than my own – for example David Livingstone in CryptoBeast #14 or more recently John Brisson from We’ve Read the Documents.

Defango’s statement that the information presented here is “one-sided” is clearly false. What I think he really means is it’s not “his side”, which I discount because he is a charlatan.

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He said that there are 21 articles about him, and that the first one was the Mysterious Death of Isaac Kappy on May 14, 2019. His narrative changes from “Steve didn’t like me because of Nathan Stolpman” to “Steve didn’t lile me because of Isaac Kappy”. He conveniently forgets the threats he made to me in December 2018, including that I would have “the worst year of my life”.

In fact there are 22 posts about him (23 counting this one), with the first mention of him I can find on this site being February 2 2018 where I referenced his friendship video in a post about Quinn Michaels’ Burning Man claims.

I thought nothing of it at the time, but through the lens of hindsight it really seems unlikely to have been a coincidence that Quinn made a video about Burning Man the same day that Defango made a video about knowing lots of Burners and wanting to be my friend.

Defango was also mentioned in December 2018 in our story about Jason Goodman. He should know this because he objected to it at the time, saying it contained information he had presented before. Nobody else said that and he hasn’t been able to provide a citation, but I did update the story with his comments and added a photo credit for the Jason Goodman “superman shirt” photo.

So Defango was wrong about the number of posts (22 not 21) and wrong about when he was first mentioned (Feb 2018 not May 2019).

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Defango made a couple of other statements that have really nothing to do with me, yet are still demonstrably false.

Nothing ever happened with RDS other than he paid me $500 to say I’m sorry”.

Here is evidence of just some of the entanglements between Robert David Steele, Manuel Chavez, and attorney Steven Biss and his wife. This has been raised by Jason Goodman in a Motion to Disqualify Counsel in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Robert David Steele was introduced to Tanya Biss by Nora Maccoby, whose family is connected to #PizzaGate in various ways. Nora was in touch with Jan Irvin in 2017 (see Debunking Jan Irvin).

Note the reference to Tanya’s network in Virginia.

It appears that around May 2017, all these players seemed to get connected to each other: Defango, Robert David Steele, Frank Bacon, Steven & Tanya Biss, George Webb, Jason Goodman, Jerome Corsi, Trevor Fitzgibbon, Trish the Dish, WellTraveledFox, White Rabbit, Thomas Schoenberger, Michael Levine. Other players floating around with connections to this group and/or their operations around that time include Alex Jones, Mike Cernovich, Roger Stone, Tracy Beanz, Praying Medic, Jack Posobiec, Lee Stranahan, Quinn Michaels, Lift the Veil, Doug & Tyla Gabriel of American Intelligence Media.

Is this the network Steele referenced?

Less than a week after the Port of Charleston Dirty Bomb LARP, Defango was presented to Steele by Tanya as a leader in the truth community and asked to suggest other channels. Steele wanted to present a list of truthers everyone should watch, based on what a couple of stoners watched. Is this the “Open Source Intelligence” approach?

Defango says he interviewed Robert David Steele on his show three times. All his Steele interviews on his channel have been set to private, possibly in relation to Defango’s role as a key player in contact with both Plaintiff and Defendants in Steele’s Virginia lawsuit against Jason Goodman (see LARPWars Part 2 – Moving the Goalposts).

Robert David Steele’s own web site lists three appearances on Defango’s channel:

For some reason he does not list his interview with Defango which took place on 2 December 2017.

Many felt that this epic final interview, where Defango hung up on Steele, was just another LARP. Some of the video has been preserved, along with a post-game interview with Lift The Veil.

So “ex” CIA guy Steele appeared on his show 4 times, not 3.

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After this, he was paid $500.

So by his own admission, Robert David Steele was paying Defango. Some would say extortion money, some would say apology tip – although it’s not clear Steele ever publicly apologized.

In May 2019, Defango blamed Steele for calling the police to visit him in Carson City, NV. Allegedly Tanya Biss actually made the police report for harassment.

Then in January 2019 Defango used his control over the Sophia Musik Steemit account to publish an attack piece on Steele and other truther channels, seemingly designed to trigger tension between Steele and Thomas Schoenberger.

Mr Chavez’ involvement with Mr Steele was clearly much, much more than an apology for one interview. They were setting him up to be the “tip of the spear” in the lawsuit against Jason Goodman, which has triggered Goodman to file a Motion to Disqualify and call for Steven Biss to be disbarred.

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It’s worth pointing out that Defango had a similar public pseudo-feud recently with someone who allegedly tried to recruit him into a “Jewish Defense League” to use #GayOps tactics to deplatform and demonetize opponents of the Motherland.

Swift moves were then made to create the optics of separation:

Things escalated dramatically, resulting in people losing their channels and social media accounts:

Is this real? Or more LARPing?

Defango also stated that FknFreddy refused to go on his show, saying “I’m going on someone else’s show that’s not a psyop”

Here is evidence leaked by Lestat (see LARPWars Part 5) of Discord chats with Defango which indicate Freddy did want to work with Defango:

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Next was a rap song about the Well Traveled Fox. He claims I “doxxed her”; I showed evidence in LARPWars Part 4 – Was Fox (In Socks) Doxxed or Did Fox Doxx In Socks that proves this to be incorrect. Defango himself even ends his song saying that sharing someone’s name is not considered doxxing.

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For some reason, Defango then started talking about Vegan Mikey and Random Rants of Ryan. He alleges that Ryan doxxed Unirock and HoneyBee paid for the doxx. I asked Ryan about it and he said that he did not doxx Unirock but put some limited information out about his partner Unirach.

Ryan declined to answer whether HoneyBee paid, but he did previously admit that he paid for a private investigator himself to investigate Mikey.

[UPDATE Jan 16 2020 8:02am]

Defango has presented evidence confirming his story – Unirock was doxxed at the same time, and Honey Bee paid for the doxx. We will remove one from the score.

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Defango said Vegan Mikey wasn’t relevant so he refused to have him on his show. This is a classic example of gaslighting from Defango. He sets his video to private then pretends it never existed in the first place. He interviewed Vegan Mikey on his show on July 23 2019, even though Mikey had been specifically warned about “certain people” by Isaac Kappy. We now know that Defango met with Gabe Hoffman in person in June 2019 in Florida.

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Next Mr Chavez repeats his claims that I doxxed him after he filed a dozen false copyright strikes with Vimeo. The strikes were false because he never followed through with a lawsuit, which he would have lost anyway under Fair Use provisions. Defango mistakenly thinks that video has to be transformed to fit under a Fair Use exemption.

I spent several days writing the post #QAnon Part 1 Blind Items Revealed – #All4aLARP? I included carefully edited clips of Defango and his guest Dreamcatcher which were referred to throughout the post. As soon as I published the post, I noticed that the video clips came up blank. I checked my email and saw I had received a dozen strikes from Defango. I edited the post and included one of the emails from Vimeo to explain what had happened. Defango then contacted me and objected to his address details being shown, explaining (to my amazement) that he had actually put his home address down for a #GayOps attack. I immediately redacted the information and apologized.

If it is doxxing how can it be sent in an email from a large corporation like Vimeo? Defango agreed to their terms when filing his 12 strikes, which specifically includes consent to share his details with third parties. He posted the information to Pastebin, leaving it up there even after I had redacted it. If he was as concerned for his personal safety as he acts, why would he voluntarily put the information on the open Internet?

In rehashing this past episode, he did not point out anywhere I lied. Rather, I acted like a gentleman and removed the information on his request. Deafngo says this “shows the Luciferian nature of his thought form, he’s all about doxxing people and hurting them”. If it was malicious why would I apologize and remove it? I’d just leave it up.

He claimed that 80,000 people had seen his personal details. In fact the post has been seen 3,461 times in total. His details were not in the original post that was emailed to our subscribers. They were in one of the earlier post-publishing edits, and only for a few hours on the first day it was published. At most perhaps a few hundred people saw it, not 80,000. Defango has never shown evidence that anything happened as a result of this, although one time he tried to claim he was sent a large number of pizzas.

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About 40 minutes in Defango says that he has made “countless hours of video supplanting every piece of information he’s ever put out”. Most of the information I’ve put out on this blog and at my YouTube channel has never been discussed in any of his videos. This was his big chance to give us a list of whatever information I’ve put out that he claims was false. I think we have to assume that he tried his best but there’s nothing else; if he had anything more he would have used it.

In fact, he supplanted zero pieces of information that I put out.

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Now Defango moves onto specific posts. The Mysterious Sudden Death of Isaac Kappy.

The next claim was the use of subliminal messaging of a Skull and Bones in the start of Defango’s video about Isaac Kappy. He showed it, acted incredulous, then acknowledged that it was true and Lestat created the graphics for him.

Proving something I said is true has to count against Defango somehow, so let’s call that a minus one on the scoring.

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He points to some tweets of Thomas Schoenberger fighting back against Defango and his crew’s allegations against him with evidence. The tweets are no longer available as that account got shut down. Defango says this means there was no evidence.

The Twitter account being missing because of his gang’s #GayOps to silence TS does not show that I lied about anything. The original tweets are visible from the Wayback Machine:

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Around 44 minutes he says that I never referenced his narrative in this post. The post was written the day we learned about Isaac Kappy’s death, May 14 2019 in the US. The narrative that Defango had at the time was specifically referenced, as you can see in the screenshot above. Later his narrative changed, but it would be impossible for me to reference that since it was in the future at the time of writing.

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The next article he discussed is Debunking Jan Irvin. Defango’s name came up in relation to attorney Steven Biss, who claimed in a phone discussion broadcast on the Defango show to be his attorney. He has also been the lawyer for Robert David Steele (in his case against Jason Goodman), Timothy Charles Holmseth, and Devin Nunes.

Defango acknowledges “that’s actually true”.

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The next discussion is about whisper campaigns. Defango denies trying to mislead Titus Frost with accusations that I am a pedophile. The basis for this claim is that “hot dog” is pedophile code, something that originated on 4chan and has never been confirmed with an actual source. For example, it does not appear in the FBI List of Pedophile Symbols that was published on WikiLeaks and is used as a reference by #PizzaGate researchers. Nor is it in the list of pedo codewords at Urban Dictionary.

Once again, Defango gaslights his audience by denying something exists while displaying it on screen. Titus himself has told the story on his channel several times, as well as in the comments shown:

Defango says “Titus never put out that I was talking to him” and “where’s the evidence I was messaging anyone or running a whisper campaign”. The evidence is right there, the person who received the private messages from Defango is telling us exactly what was said to him. Mr Chavez could not make these accusations to me directly because of course they are completely false. Like every other accusation Defango has made against me, there is not the slightest piece of evidence for it.

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Defango then moved to discussing The Sawman, the Priest and the Fi Fi Dossier – Let’s Look at the Evidence.

He states of Fiona Barnett “girl hasn’t been able to prove a single one of her claims with evidence”. Fiona actually went to the police and spent two days giving them her statement. She also gave testimony under oath to a Royal Commission for two hours in 2013. Her testimony was taken extremely seriously in the Australian Senate:

Fiona wrote a post Unnecessary Evidence which provided true evidence against the spurious claims made in the dossier.

Her claim that Nicole Kidman’s psychiatrist father Antony collaborated with famous CIA doctors is verifiably true.

Fiona Barnett first started speaking out about organized pedophilia in 2004. She collected evidence from multiple parents and victims including witness statements and sent it to Australia’s Prime Minister, who wrote back thanking her.

Fiona also has a long history of complaints about Bond University. Two of the professors there, Paul Wilson and Bob Montgomery, have now been charged with raping children. Wilson went to jail already, Montgomery’s trial is under way. Fiona provided recordings of Montgomery to the Royal Commission in 2013, he was arrested in 2019.

How many of the people bad-mouthing Fiona Barnett on the internet because “she can’t have been raped by Walt Disney” (something she never said) have ever actually looked into what she has said under oath?

The statement that Fiona Barnett hasn’t been able to prove a single one of her claims with evidence is clearly false.

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Later in that post, Defango’s name comes up in relation to his mate “The Priest”

Eliahi Priest aka Contact Zero is part of #InsigniaGate, an 8 chan LARP which was launched in conjunction with the infamous and ubiquitous LARPer Defango…These two LARPers seem to still be in cahoots, with Defango releasing a video today praising his “bro” and “friend” for his “legendary” cyber-attack which shut down the Australian parliament.

Around 56 minutes into his video, Defango tries to convince us the above statement is false, by proving that it is true.

He says there was an 8chan thread discussing #InsigniaGate, Defango posted a link to his show on that thread, then Eliahi called into the show and they ended up talking for 4 hours.

The title of the August 24 2018 show is Who is Eliahi Priest? Contactzero @Ensin17 Drop #liveDive D17 Qanon

Does that sound the way Defango described it? Why is he wearing a suit?

Source: @defangolives Periscope

Although the drop is only 3 hours old (one hour into the show), Defango already has many different video clips of Eliahi cued up to play.

Eliahi does call into Defango’s show in this launch episode, at 2:41:04. At 2:44:13 Defango says that he had called Kappy on the phone on an earlier live stream that day and asked him if he’d heard of Eliahi. How does that work if Defango was just learning about #InsigniaGate and meeting Eliahi for the first time on this later show? What would make Defango think Kappy was the guy to call about InsigniaGate? They only met for the first time a fortnight prior on August 8, and it wasn’t the most cordial interview, Kappy described it as “Isaac and Defango’s pissing contest”.

At 1:20:51 he says “it looks like the link of whatever was dropped was…hit some limit. i mean, it didn’t even seem like the damn drop has been able to be even be made yet, we’re supposed to be able to try to get this thing live, we literally just barely saw it.”

Defango asks “how is that working together?” His statement “we’re supposed to be able to try to get this thing live” sure sounds like people working together to me. Likewise, when someone comes on your show and you offer to introduce him to somebody else, that sounds like working together.

My statement that the #InsigniaGate LARP was launched by Eliahi in conjunction with Defango stands.

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Mr Chavez asks “what part of it is a LARP?” #InsigniaGate mixes real (but ancient) historical information from the Iran/Contra and BCCI/Nugan Hand scandals with “currency reset/secret global accounts” content from the “NESARA” LARP which has been running on the Internet for maybe 20 years. Some of the things that make it particularly LARPy are Eliahi’s self-appointed role as an Ambassador to space aliens who believe that love between adults and children should be encouraged without any sense of shame. #YMMV.

Defango concedes “yes we’re both LARPers”. Another true statement confirmed.

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Mr Chavez says of this section “he’s not reporting, he’s just taking digs at me”. Another falsehood.

The post is packed with primary source evidence, much of which had never been reported on the Internet before. None of it has been challenged in almost 2 years now. The only thing in the post that could remotely be construed as a “dig” at Defango is the statement “these two LARPers”, but he conceded that this is accurate.

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The next post discussed (57:00) is Isaac Kappy investigation Part 3

The post shows an image of the Bohemian Grove owl. Defango pulls out his own illuminati owl statue.

He says that it is wrong for me to quote Quinn Michaels. Although some of Quinn’s ideas are far fetched – like Burning Man being on top of a giant underground city, #timephonehack, or extracting oil unbalancing the earth – he has also done some original, document-based research. By including his opinion I’m not endorsing it, just presenting different sides to the story – isn’t that the very thing Defango wants me to do?

Finally, Defango addressed Q Part 3 – #DefangoLies Again Origin Myth #timephonehack

Defango’s main objection here relates to the “Muh Discord logs”. These were first publicized by Jack Posobiec, who Defango claims was at DEFCON in a “room full of people with higher clearances than myself” when he first proposed the idea that became #QAnon.

This was less than 2 weeks before he attended DEFCON and the Q “campaign” was allegedly hatched for launch at the end of October 2017

Defango asks “if it’s good enough for Jack Posobiec why isn’t it good enough for Outtrim”?

John Michael Posobiec III’s Wikipedia page describes him as an “alt-right Internet troll and conspiracy theorist”. He makes no secret of his intelligence background and his love for Zionism.

Jack and Tanya Posobiec with Steve Bannon. Both men were in Naval Intelligence, as was Trump advisor/#Spygate player Carter Page

Posobiec was featured heavily in a 2018 WIRED story Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America.

Jack Posobiec claimed that there was no such thing as chat logs on XBox and PlayStation, showing he is not an authority on technology.

Posobiec claims to have known who was writing the Q posts at the start of the operation, so he’s not exactly an independent source.

Ironically, the “move to 8 chan” where he feels #QAnon became anti-Semitic is widely considered by most of the truth community to be when the Israelis took control of the operation, spearheaded by Jason Goodman’s handler mentor Dr Jerome Corsi.

Jerome Corsi, Q app developer Jason Coleman, and Pamphlet Anon in Washington DC.
Source: Steemit

Mr Chavez says that the Discord logs shown by Posobiec were forensically examined by the New York Times and signed off as authentic. Where is his citation for this? I can’t find anything on their web site.

The New York Times published What is QAnon (Aug 1 2018), but this makes no mention of any Discord logs.

NBC’s post How Three Conspiracy Theorists Took Q and Sparked QAnon was published on August 15 2018, but it did not mention Microchip, JB, Turdbo, or the Discord logs. They attributed the creation of Q to Tracy Beanz, Baruch the Scribe and PamphletAnon – while saying that the true originators of Q remained unknown.

The logs were swiftly debunked by Anons after Posobiec posted them.

Firstly, they used the “stock image” time and icon configuration for an iPhone screen.

This video shows how easy it is to fake Discord logs:

So easy that someone did it just to prove a point:

In Posobiec’s Discord drop a post was shown where the date in the URL was later than the date on the post.

Microchip explained this as a “glitch”, but I can’t say I’ve ever noticed something like that on Discord before.

If you slow the video down to the slowest speed on YouTube, you can see “September 14” change into “September 16” in real time around the 2 second mark. But this makes no sense, because there was no post on September 14. Computers don’t just make up random dates to show on screen, glitch or no glitch.

To my amateur, untrained eye this video looks like they made a new one with the date corrected, then edited the two videos together so that it goes from 14 to 16 from one frame to the next.

Defango says “there’s no way this evidence doesn’t stack up”, but I’m not so sure it would be Court admissible. Could it be verified by an independent expert? Could opposing counsel get a copy of the logs – or just these video clips? Why couldn’t Microchip film his phone from another device, or his computer from his phone?

The follow up videos really show nothing convincing, which in my opinion makes the whole thing even more suspicious.

If they showed the post which originally had the date glitch, and it no longer had the glitch because the version of Discord had been updated, that would be something. If they showed it scrolling through the chat log like the original video, that would also be something. If he used his phone to film himself logging into Discord on his iPad or computer, going to the group where this discussion was and scrolling through the chat to show the messages about creating Q, that would be pretty convincing. He’s done none of that.

Microchip claimed that he had Telegram and WhatsApp messages that he would be releasing also. These have never seen the light of day, it’s been almost a year and a half now.

JAnon, a friend of Microchip and JB from before they launched the Q psyop, says this is because the FBI started looking into Q and they had to delete all records of their LARP.

The problem for Defango with promoting Microchip’s version of events is he was not part of the operation. He has not been able to produce one piece of evidence of his own involvement – a far cry from his claim on Lift the Veil and elsewhere that he had written “more than half” the questions of the original Q.

Defango has also been caught lying many times as he has re-told his Q origin story, such as here where he claimed to be one of the 3 founders “Turdbo”:

Around 1 hour 11 of his video “debating” me, Defango refers to Turdbo as a separate person – proving that I was correct in my earlier analysis that he was lying about being Turdbo.

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Turdbo is in fact someone called Spicci. Defango now says that not only was he the original Q, but also that he was the original Turdbo.

We’re supposed to believe these LARPers could create a movement that engaged millions of people worldwide, but they couldn’t create their own Discord account? #SoundsLegit.

JAnon’s version of events is documented with some evidence and makes sense. The connection to Trump initially was through Ezra-Cohen Watnick.

I know who Wyatt is talking about here, and they are definitely a candidate for being part of the Q team. I’m not going to name the person though, as there is no evidence.

The problem with this entire theory is the enormous number of QProofs.

OK, I get that maybe they knew people like Ezra or Justin or maybe Sarah Huckabee Sanders or maybe even Kush – in the beginning. Through that they got some sort of hint about the Saudi purge about to go down.

How was most of the world taken by complete surprise by the Mueller report, while Q followers already knew what to expect? This seems far more than the work of a couple of Defango’s mates out trolling on the chans and making some memes.

The “Zero Delta” where Q posts something and then the President tweets the same thing at the same minute has been explained away as a technical hack whereby tweets from President Trump’s account can be obtained near-instantaneously through the API while they take a few minutes to be distributed to his 70 million followers. I’m not sure if that is true or not, it sounds plausible but the Zero Delta is far from the only Q proof at this point.

Q is coming up on 4000 posts so far and has been attacked by the Mainstream Media all around the world – yet no journalist will ask President Trump a question about it, and Trump will not say anything to dismiss it. Why is that? #All4aLARP?

Even if you accept JAnon’s version of events as true, and the Discord logs as 100% legitimate despite glitches and lack of verifiability – there is still more to the story than that. See #Q Part 2 – Aleksandr Qgin and the Qouncil for National Policy for my opinion of the “big picture” underpinnings of this infowar operation.

Defango did not demonstrate any lie from me; I will reserve judgement on his claim about the New York Times forensically examining the Discord logs until he produces some evidence of that.

The example Defango gave of the Discord logs proves that his own story that he was the creator of the Q psyop to be a lie. There is nothing in these logs about DEFCON. The idea is formed by Microchip on August 18, based on discussions of Luther Blissett’s book on AntiFa boards. It shows Microchip coming up with the idea of using the Socratic Method (teaching by asking questions).

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The next item highlighted by Defango was a tweet from Scott Adams.

Defango says this was being used to attack him – always the victim. He got into the fight with the Dilbert creator himself, due to his “exposing” Twitter philanthropist Bill Pulte who is giving millions of dollars away to random people. They say no good deed goes unpunished, and Defango sees himself as the punisher.

His team-mates joined in on this one:

There is nothing there that could be remotely construed as an attack on Defango by me – it’s Scott Adams calling him dumb and evil. I was just speculating that this may have been the reason why Defango’s other Twitter accounts had been terminated. His frequent account suspensions are his own responsibility for violating Twitter’s Terms of Service, not anybody else’s.

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Defango then moves on to his video about “Flynn L1ves”. He is gaslighting again, pretending he never said the things in his video that i wrote an entire post about.

He says:

What was debunked? You didn’t debunk anything. My story of the creation never changed. Flynn lives injected themselves into the movement . Shows us an error in judgement. Flynn and all these guys changed their information to be in line with q to say they created it

That is not at all the story he told in his Oct 10 2019 video. Watch the video and/or read the post to see for yourself. It completely debunks him. Why did he take it private? He only made it public again to discuss it in his video about me. It shows him collaborating and sharing documents with fugitive masturbator Timothy Charles Holmseth.

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Defango says “I was introduced to Flynn Lives by Thomas Schoenberger. How come you never mention that guy in any of your reporting?”. This is another falsehood. Mr Schoenberger has been mentioned here in the LARPWars series, Part 1 of the QAnon series, Part 5 of the isaac Kappy series, and posts about An Open Secret, Michael Aquino and ChronicPsyOps – 9 posts total.

#DefangoLies 22 #OuttrimLies -5

At 1 hour 18 Defango says “we’re proving that Steve is lying”. This is in itself a lie; he has not proved a single lie, and we’ve been counting.

#DefangoLies 23 #OuttrimLies -5

At 1 hour 21 he says that “MAGAco is paying Defango” has been debunked. All he has said is that he gave money to MAGAco PAC, then they return it to him by sponsoring his livestreams with many $100+ Ninjets. He says “all this is recorded on the blockchain” – great, post the transactions!

Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt that he will produce the evidence he claims to have, and not count this as a lie. Still, giving money to a PAC and then the PAC returns the money to you via cryptocurrency donations to your live streams sounds somewhat shady.

At 1 hour 22 Defango says “he never discussed Cicada taking over Q in this article”. This is false, it is in Part 1. We know he has read Part 1 because he gave me a dozen fake copyright strikes for it.

#DefangoLies 24 #OuttrimLies -5

Finally, at 1 hour 23 he starts discussing his ties to the intelligence community.

He admits that it is true that he met the director of the Keyhole satellite program, and true that he participated in projects for IARPA. He neglects to mention his relationship with Robert David Steele, the Bisses, Eliahi Priest and others.

Now he downplays his connection to the Keyhole founder, but in his earlier video he is talking it up as further “proof” that he was part of the Q Team – because Q posted about Keyhole right around the time Defango met the founder.

His work for IARPA was clearly more than just signing up for an online study:

Once again, rather than proving something here was false, Defango proved it was true.

#DefangoLies 25 #OuttrimLies -6

Defango was busted previously lying about the dates of his involvement with IARPA’s Project CREATE:

Source: Twitter

#DefangoLies 26 #OuttrimLies -6


Defango wraps up by saying:

“there’s issues with every single piece of reporting he’s done on me. We’ve been able to destroy him with his blog posts on his own. 21 different articles. The reporting is untrue”

This guy can’t help himself, he has to add another lie in the conclusion. Out of 22 articles, he only identified issues with 5 of them.

Final Tally:

#DefangoLies 28 27 #OuttrimLies -6

His real issue is that pointing out his own statements and behavior does not cast him in a good light.

He had his chance to show what the issues are, but failed. Perhaps he has issues with some of the reporting, but he did not provide evidence to demonstrate a single thing was untrue. In fact, he confirmed 6 different statements here were true.

in the process of “destroying” me, he told at least 27 lies – all proven here, with evidence. He showed zero lies from me.

Case closed: #DefangoLies

Responding to An Open Secret/Gabe Hoffman False Allegations


I made a video going through this post. Start at 4:44

As anyone following my Isaac Kappy Investigation (Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6) knows, Isaac repeatedly said he was NOT suicidal – both on video and in phone calls and messages to his friends. However he was quite clear about his dislike and distrust of An Open Secret producer Gabe Hoffman.

Hoffman was recently the subject of a 3-part Total Disclosure podcast series by filmmaker LouderThanLove1. In his objection to this coverage, Hoffman for some reason singles me out and calls me a liar – just because I asked for a citation behind the claims he was making. To defend my reputation, I am now forced to respond to these accusations and present supporting evidence.

A Series of Deceitful Tweets

Mr Hoffman’s rant began with this Periscope, saying that accusing people without evidence is “evil”:

This was then followed up by more than a dozen tweets/retweets calling for #GayOps from his followers to crowdstrike Louder Than Love’s page. Every tweet appears to be identical, but each actually links to a different Facebook post:

Source: Twitter

I followed the link posted in that tweet looking for the accusations of heinous child sex crimes. An Open Secret are clearly lying in their tweet because this Facebook post doesn’t accuse any private individuals of any sex crimes:

Source: Facebook

An Open Secret then tweeted a similar thing with a different link:

Source: Twitter

Another lie, the Facebook post it brings up accuses NO individuals of any horrible sex crimes against children:

Source: Facebook

Next was an almost identical Tweet, again with a different link – this time to a post saying that ONE person, Sacha Stone, is being accused by others (not “accusing many” himself). The accusations it refers to were made by an eyewitness to the alleged crimes in a Nov 11 podcast and whistleblower interview).

Source: Twitter
Source: Facebook

Although Hoffman’s post claims “with NO EVIDENCE”, Louder Than Love did post some of his evidence on Facebook supporting his claims. Eyewitness testimony is considered as an important form of evidence in court, so it’s unclear why Mr Hoffman thinks it should be dismissed here. Does he have some personal knowledge of the case? He has commented on the ITNJ before.

Next in the timeline was the same tweet again, repeating the lies about the content of yet another linked post:

Source: Twitter
Source: Facebook

I see “hurt feelings” and “nuisance”, but not “horrible sex crimes against children”.

Same Tweet, different link once more:

Source: Twitter
Source: Facebook

Still nothing to do with former employees and mothers.

An Open Secret also retweeted a post from Gabe Hoffman:

Source: Twitter

This brings up the Facebook page for the Total Disclosure podcast. A browser search of the linked page for “child” brings up several Jeffrey Epstein stories, but nothing about a mother of 3 and former employee.

Enter the Former Employee

Finally, a 6th Tweet from An Open Secret, again with very similar wording to the others:

Source: Twitter

This one brings up what I guess could be called the “offending” post:

Source: Facebook

I read this as he is asking if she may have been involved in disseminating porn, rather than directly accusing her of “heinous child sex crimes”. Once again, the text of An Open Secret’s tweet does not match the link it goes to. Disseminating pornography is not a crime.

Attached to this post is a screenshot which does raise the question about possible transmission of pornographic files through Anonymous servers (FTP=File Transfer Protocol):

…and another screenshot, which certainly supports Louder Than Love’s characterization “some odd titles”:

I have redacted some information in the above image because I don’t want to be accused of doxxing Mr Hoffman’s former employee. The link to this information comes from a background report on her, and it appears to be her phone number that is in this list next to “Damnation”.

How does this connect to Gabe Hoffman’s former employee?

The link to this apparent hacker site comes up under “Possible Social Media Profiles” on a background search for the employee’s maiden name. You will have to take my word for it that the unredacted phone numbers match (or run your own background check). This could be coincidence – perhaps she took over the phone number from someone else who was a hacker. It seems unusual that a hedge fund analyst and mother of three would be linked to what appear to be voice BBS sites with file names about death, suicide, chaos, damnation and Hell. Then again, “greed is good” is the Wall Street credo.

Nicole is married to public figure Jeffrey Lemerond. Mr Lemerond was featured in a 2007 story about suing 20th Century Fox for depicting him in the movie Borat “fleeing in terror” from ADL Leader Sacha Baron Cohen. Mr Lemerond also worked for the Carlyle Group, and SAB Capital. Jeff’s resumé highlights his role in a $550 million acquisition for Gilead Sciences at a time when the company was chaired by Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense under Presidents Bush and Ford. SAB is the initials of Skull And Bones, which both Presidents Bush were members of. Is this where Louder Than Love got the Skull and Bones connection from? It could also be the initials of founder Scott Bommer, who recently wound the company up and sold his house for $110 million.

There is another coincidence here that makes this worthy of deeper consideration.

The last person known to have spoken to Isaac Kappy on the phone is a Baltimore chef with a lengthy criminal record named Geo[REDACTED], who goes by the aliases “Geo Harris” and “Mike Teets”. He is associated with “Clownsec”, a hacker collective. He set up Isaac Kappy’s Keybase chat room, but Kappy did not trust him or his assistant Brett Trimble with any files.

At the DEFCON 27 hacker conference in Las Vegas this year, a presentation was given on how to hack elevators. At the end of the presentation was a list of “Voice BBSes”. One of the numbers given was for Clownsec. Bulletin Board Systems are an old school (pre-Internet) way of communicating. Why use such systems today? One possible reason would be to disseminate prohibited content like child porn or hacking manuals.

So we have a former employee of Gabe Hoffman’s fund associated with the Carlyle Group AND Voice BBSes/hacker content. And we have the last person to speak to Isaac Kappy associated with Voice BBSes/hacker content.

Am I saying that Gabe’s ex-employee is a hacker? No, not at all. We can’t be sure of that. I’m just pointing out that this is a very strange link that comes up in her background report, and it definitely appears to be her landline phone number. It is the first background report I’ve ever seen that links to what looks like hacker BBS content.

Satanic Views

Whoever is writing at the blog listed in the ex-employee’s profile “”, they sound like they’re into the Dark Side – and the Seven Deadly Sins are more like their Ten Commandments:

Source: “The Dirt on Satanism”

This is not the only link to Satanism here. In attacking Becki Percy, a young Satanic Ritual Abuse survivor, An Open Secret tweeted out a link to the blog “Satanic Views”

Source: Satanic Views (via Internet Archive)

A practising Satanist telling us there’s no such thing as Satanic Ritual Abuse? #SoundsLegit.

I Showed Gabe’s Lies – Where Are Mine?

So 7 Tweets on @AnOpenSecret, all retweeted by @GabeHoff. 6 of them go to Facebook posts with nothing to do with accusing Hoffman’s former employees of child sex crimes. The other is worded identically to Hoffman’s own post that was retweeted, but goes to a different link – which still doesn’t accuse anyone of heinous child sex crimes. All it does is ask if the sexually-named content linked with her profile might be pornography. If sharing pornography was a crime, half the Internet would need to be shut down.

I made a more than reasonable effort to look through both the LouderThanLove and Total Disclosure Facebook pages for the post he was talking about, and couldn’t find it – probably because it was from November 5 and the Tweets were being posted on Nov 23. Louder Than Love released many podcast episodes and posts in between those dates. It’s certainly not in any of the 3 podcast episodes about Gabe Hoffman, which I listened to as they were released.

Louder Than Love revealed that Facebook was in fact hiding his posts:

When I could not locate the post that Mr Hoffman was talking about accusing a former employee of “heinous child sex crimes”, I asked on Twitter if anyone had the citation for Hoffman’s claim. The author himself seemed to have no idea what Mr Hoffman was going on about:

Is it really fair to say I “lied” that I didn’t find it, when even the author of the post couldn’t find what Mr Hoffman was referring to? Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say that the connection was buried amongst a bunch of near-identical tweets with false/misleading content?

Putting “researcher” in quotes is a subtle dig, suggesting I am not a “real” researcher. I point to the many detailed and documented posts on this blog as evidence that I research things as thoroughly and diligently as my spare time allows.

Private or Public?

Mr Hoffman seems awfully fond of straw man arguments – “claims…private citizen, mother of 3 still deserves to be dragged into conspiracy BS”. I never claimed anything like that. And what’s the BS? Either she worked for the Carlyle Group or she didn’t.

I stand by my statement that connections to the Carlyle Group seem significant. It wasn’t me saying that his former employee was associated with them. If it is so scandalous to say that, why did Mr Hoffman make this claim in a public SEC filing?


Like her husband, Nicole has appeared in the media before, such as the Nashville Post and the East Valley Tribune. She was also involved in a lawsuit with Gabe Hoffman over a failed proxy battle. TL;DR: they sued a company because they didn’t read the fine print…and lost.


Carlyle Connections

The Carlyle Group was the 9th largest defense contractor to the Pentagon between 1998 and 2003 – see Carlyle Group Profits From Government and Conflict. In 2015 it was the largest private equity group in the world, measured by capital raised over the previous 5 years. They are currently in a battle with Taylor Swift over her rights to perform her own songs.

Owners have included the Bush family, the Bin Laden family, and George Soros. Carlyle’s long time chairman Frank Carlucci was Donald Rumsfeld’s Princeton roommate. These people are Bohemian Grove, Bilderberg, CFR, Trilateral Commission, Knights of Malta, you name it.

In 2006 Accipiter Capital disclosed it had acquired more than 5% of the stock of American Home Patient Inc. Five days later Highland Capital also disclosed that it had become a significant shareholder, then launched a proxy battle for control of the Board. Was this just a coincidence, or were the two companies working in concert?

Dallas-based Highland Capital was a founding benefactor of the George W Bush Presidential Center, giving a $10 million endowment. Founder Jim Dondero is on the board of MGM Studios. In 2012 Highland Capital was involved in a €2.1 billion transaction with the Carlyle Group.

Highland Capital filed for bankruptcy last month.

Mr Hoffman’s late neighbor Chris Cline’s company Foresight Energy Limited Partners (FELP) is listed as a portfolio company of the Carlyle Group.

Foresight Energy filed for bankruptcy 3 weeks ago.

Its production partner and major shareholder Murray Energy also filed for bankruptcy last month .

Foresight was plagued with environmental and safety issues, including a number of worker deaths. Foresight/Cline/Murray’s Hillsboro mine was sealed after a fire that kept smoldering for more than a year, with a huge amount of capital equipment inside. At the time, they said the mine would never reopen; in January 2019 they resumed limited production. Foresight received more than $100 million in insurance payments from this incident.

Gabe Hoffman seems very fortunate to have sold all of his shares right before Chris Cline’s death and the subsequent collapse of both Cline’s company and its major partner.

The underlying coal and transportation infrastructure of the companies is still highly valuable (many billions), but requires a significant new injection of capital to develop. A perfect situation for the kind of big-dollar private equity restructuring that companies like the Carlyle Group specialize in.

In the failed Lifepoint proxy battle mentioned above, Accipiter wanted to appoint 30 year old ex-Carlyle Group analyst Nicole to the board of directors and also veteran turnaround specialist Mohsin Meghji. Mr Meghji has recently been involved in a $5.2 billion Chapter 11 bankruptcy refinancing for Sears.

Denying Satanic Scandals

George Bush Sr was linked to the Boystown scandal, also known as the Franklin Scandal. Gabe Hoffman falsely claims that this was a hoax:

It is true that someone went to jail for perjury, but it is also true that the main perpetrator Lawrence King went to prison for 13 years of a 15 year sentence. Recently he has re-surfaced as a salesperson for Honey Baked Hams of Reston, VA.

A Court found the sex trafficking component of the scandal to be real when they awarded victim Paul Bonacci $1 million in damages for being trafficked in a child prostitution ring and used to make pornography.

Paul Bonacci claimed to have been brought into the White House for midnight tours. Craig Spence, alleged to have arranged these “tours”, conveniently committed suicide.

White House logs were released by the Secret Service which showed James Guckert aka “Jeff Gannon” – a male escort turned conservative reporter – had ready access to President George H W Bush and visited the White House many times, several times not signing out:

Source: Raw Story

This scandal was the subject of the excellent documentary “Conspiracy of Silence”, which was cancelled at the last minute before airing in the UK:

If these scandals are merely hoaxes, why is there such a concerted effort to censor discussion of them? We don’t see that with Bigfoot or Flat Earth.

An accusation made about Gabe Hoffman by Isaac Kappy was that he is “a gatekeeper to control the narrative about pedophilia in Hollywood”. In investigating the merit or otherwise of this accusation, his denial of real scandals is significant.

An Open Secret also denied that there were tunnels under the McMartin Preschool, despite the FBI releasing evidence of this from their Vault in the context of the CIA-linked Finders child sex trafficking cult:

Source: Twitter
Source: FBI Vault

Archaeologist Dr Gary Strickel inspected the site and found evidence of tunnels and also bones of small animals that matched the stories told by the children of being forced to participate in ritual sacrifices. He wrote a 194 page report on the recommendation of Rainer Berger, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Program of the Archaeology Department at UCLA. The report contains scientific evidence based on archaeological research, in situ excavations, ground penetrating radar tests, and radiocarbon analysis of found artifacts.

Licensed private investigator Ed Opperman has done excellent and comprehensive work getting to the bottom of this story over the years.

Perhaps predictably, Ed Opperman came under attack by Gabe Hoffman:

Once again, Mr Hoffman is in lockstep with the Satanic Temple in denying Satanic Ritual Abuse:

Lucien Greaves aka Doug Mesner aka Douglas Misicko is the head of the Satanic Temple. The author of the Satanic Views blog that Mr Hoffman posted as “evidence” against an SRA Survivor boasts of his membership in their “Grey Faction”.

“Some Coal Stock I Used To Own A Long Time Ago”

Isaac Kappy’s final Instagram post was signed off with “4th of July. Return of the King”.

On the 4th of July, “King of Coal” Chris Cline died in a late-night helicopter accident. The pilot was not his regular pilot, but a former Royal Air Force pilot who was given special clearance to fly over Mar-a-Lago while President Trump was in residence with the Secret Service last year for an Easter Egg drop. In 2017 this pilot complained to the Florida Sun-Sentinel that flight restrictions from Trump’s frequent visits were devastating to his business: the flight training school at Lantana Airport. Lead 9/11 hijacker Mohammad Atta trained at Lantana Airport.

Chris Cline was the neighbor of Gabe Hoffman and dated his other neighbor Elin Nordegren (Tiger Woods’ ex). Mr Hoffman also has his office in the same building as Chris Cline’s headquarters. Mr Hoffman’s various US and offshore funds owned around 10% of Cline’s company Foresight Energy (FELP) for many years.

Mr Hoffman downplayed this connection in his Periscope: “I used to own a little bit of a coal stock that [Chris Cline] owned a lot of…I haven’t owned it in a long time”.

In fact, in an SEC filing dated February 14 2019 various funds under the control of Mr Hoffman owned 9.9% of the company. Cline’s estate owns 25.3% (Source: SEC). I think most people would consider that both of these amounts are “a lot” – the SEC sure does, since anyone acquiring more than 5% of a stock has to declare that to the market. YMMV on if “several months ago” is “a long time”.

The last public quarterly filing available for Accipiter Capital lists Foresight Energy as one of only two investments held by Hoffman’s funds (the other being his disastrous put option bet against Tesla).

Since then, the value of Mr Hoffman’s funds’ Assets Under Management appears to have dropped below $100 million so his companies are no longer filing quarterly holdings statements. Until some public information appears in the SEC’s EDGAR database, we have to take his word for it that he completely sold out of the company between the filing date of Feb 14 2019 and Cline’s death on July 4 2019. For the purposes of this discussion let’s take Mr Hoffman’s words on face value and give him the benefit of the doubt that he is up to date with all legally required filings.

Mr Hoffman was publicly promoting his association with “some coal stock” just last year:

Source: Twitter

Offshore Dark Money

In an SEC filing dated Feb 14 2018, 2/3rds of the investment in Foresight Energy was held by Accipiter Life Sciences Fund (Offshore), Ltd, a fund registered in the Cayman Islands and controlled by Gabe Hoffman. It’s not immediately obvious how fossil fuels connect to biology, but it is perhaps worth noting that Jeffrey Epstein was also very into life sciences.

It appears that between the Feb 2018 and Feb 2019 filing dates, ownership of the FELP stock was transferred from the Caymans back to the US – although I can find no public declaration of the sale price.

Isaac Kappy drew our attention to offshore dark money in the Cayman Islands:

Source: Twitter

Where did the hedge fund’s money come from before it went through “the most notorious tax haven on earth”?

This 2004 filing reveals that US$17.6 million of Accipiter’s funds under management came from Miralt Sicav, a Luxembourg company licensed in Switzerland as a “fund of funds” which invests in the Caymans Islands, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, and Bermuda. This is “dark money”, operating outside the clutches of the international tax system. Do the rest of the funds invested with Mr Hoffman also come from this shadow economy? It is impossible for an outsider to say due to the way these financial structures operate. I am presenting here only documented facts.

Source: Fundsquare

From the 13F Quarterly Filing at the end of 2004, Accipiter’s Assets Under Management was $152.4 million – meaning that Miralt Sicav’s share of the fund was 11.5%.


Directors of Miralt Sicav include members of the Mirabaud and Pereire families. Mirabaud et Cie is one of Switzerland’s oldest banks. The Pereire family from Paris were rivals of the Rothschilds in the 19th century. Carroll Quigley named the Mirabaud family as dominating finance from 1870-1900 along with the Rothschilds in his book Tragedy and Hope.

Source: Fundsquare

Pierre Mirabaud is a member of the ultra-elite 1001 Club, a Rothschild partner, and was President of the Swiss Bankers Association at the time of the above report.

Source: Fundsquare

Miralt Sicav also invested a large amount of money in the “Seminole Offshore Fund”. Perhaps it is just a coincidence that Gabe Hoffman and his neighbors Al Hoffman and Chris Cline live in Seminole Landing in Florida – none of them did in 2004.

More Scandal Denial

Gabe Hoffman’s next-door neighbor Al Hoffman, Jr is also connected to the Bush family. He was the co-chair of George W Bush’s 2000 Presidential campaign and also raised funds for John McCain (2008), Mitt Romney (2012), Marco Rubio (2010) and Jeb Bush (2016).

Source: Wikipedia

He was appointed by Bush as US Ambassador to Portugal from November 2005-November 2007. This coincided with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. In another curious coincidence, Carlyle Group chairman Frank Carlucci was also US Ambassador to Portugal, from Jan 1975-Feb 1978.

An Open Secret lied about Madeleine’s disappearance, saying that it happened in 2003 (the year she was born) and not 2007 while Hoffman was Ambassador there.

“Simple public research” should include typing her name into Google, which brings up all the details as the first result.

Mr Hoffman clearly doesn’t check basic facts, like dates; but is quick to attack others for his own shortcomings:

I’m not aware of LouderThanLove accusing anyone in Mr Hoffman’s neighborhood of child sex crimes. With regard to his former employee, the closest I’ve been able to find is his question “seems she was involved in disseminating porn?” As far as I know that is not even a crime in New York.

Big Dollar Donors

The two Hoffmans and Chris Cline are all big dollar donors to the Republican Party, especially Jeb Bush.

On May 17 2012 Mitt Romney held a fundraiser in Florida where he expressed disdain for the 47% of Americans who are dependent on Government. This was hosted by a “hedge fund manager who likes sex parties”. 150 donors paid $50,000 a plate to get in. Mother Jones speculated at who was in attendance and found 30 donors who gave $50,000 to the Romney Victory PAC between May 1 and May 17. Both Gabe Hoffman and Chris Cline made the list.

Gabe Hoffman seems to have become an active Republican donor only after he purchased his place in Palm Beach:

For the 2016 election his neighbor Al Hoffman Jr donated $1 million to Jeb Bush’s Presidential campaign SuperPAC Right to Rise. The top 300 donors to Jeb’s campaign got an invite to the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Was Gabe amongst them? For the 2016 election he gave $147,337 specifically to Jeb Bush’s Presidential campaign and another $35,000 to the Republican National Committee

Source: Washington Post, via Internet Archive

Browse the donations from for Chris Cline, Foresight, Gabe Hoffman, Al Hoffman Jr.

Some 2014 donations were attributed to Gabe Hoffman of Hoffman Partners. This appears to be Gabe’s neighbor Al Hoffman, Jr’s company. In one of the 2014 donations Gabe is described as “Ambassador”. Did Hoffman and Hoffman attend Republican fundraising events together?

[Update 9/15/2020]

Thanks to researcher Big Fish who found another large donor to Jeb Bush’s Right To Rise PAC – Jeffrey Epstein’s MEGA group patron Les Wexner (and his wife Abigail Koppel Wexner, whose father opened the first El Al Israel airlines ticket office in New York).

Hedging to Zero?

Accipiter is run on the industry standard “2 and 20” – meaning that 2% of Assets Under Management go to the operating expenses of the business (Gabe’s paycheck), and they get rewarded with a 20% share of profitable trades. This may have been lucrative for Hoffman in the past, but lately his trades aren’t looking that good. His fund’s AUM seems to have shrunk below $100 million, meaning that his company no longer files quarterly reports with the SEC. We are forced to go on the last filings and his public tweets to get some kind of picture of their financial position. His biggest bet is a short against Tesla, who he insisted were “about to run out of cash” in 2018. Instead they have gone from strength to strength.

Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

It’s hard to tell whether this was a deliberate lie to talk up his book, or just a terribly costly mistake. Tesla’s most recent quarterly filing shows them with $5.34 billion cash in the bank, up from $3.69 billion at the end of 2018.

Gabe recently added to his TSLA short position at $300.

Source: Twitter

The stock rapidly shot up to $350, though it stumbled with last week’s debut of bulletproof glass in their new truck. The glass withstood a blow from a sledgehammer but smashed when a steel ball was thrown at it from close range. The glass did not shatter within the vehicle, meaning it performed correctly; but the demo was presented by the media as a failure. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates both had many demo fails in their careers, it is par for the course in Silicon Valley; but perhaps not so widely understood in the automotive world.

Note the self-retweet

Despite the media smears after the “disastrous” demo, Tesla received more than 200,000 orders for the new truck in 3 days.

The Cybertruck is an instant “must-have” item for cashed up Burners.

Source: YourEDM
Source: Futurism

Tesla set a new record for deliveries in the last quarter, 97,000 vehicles.

Mr Hoffman also shorted NetFlix at $300. This stock has also increased since then, meaning Hoffman’s fund would show a loss on their investment bet.

Source: Twitter

Schoenberger Lawsuit

Mr Hoffman has recently entered the lawfare arena, making a big noise about filing defamation suits in Palm Beach County against Ali Alexander and Thomas Schoenberger.

My name was brought up in the latter suit.

If Mr Schoenberger would like me to provide sworn testimony as a witness in this case I would be more than happy to. He has never once encouraged me to defame and harass Mr Hoffman, or anyone else for that matter. I have nothing to do with any Internet site or alias My web site, which you are reading now, is My YouTube channel Crypto Beast is I think the first time I even mentioned Mr Hoffman or An Open Secret on my YouTube channel was this video from 2 weeks ago, after his lawsuit against Mr Schoenberger was filed:

Mr Hoffman has certainly defamed and harassed me, without provocation. It began with this in the immediate aftermath of Isaac Kappy’s death:

Source: Twitter

Accusing people of mental illness seems to be one of Mr Hoffman’s preferred attack vectors. As far as I am aware he has no professional training in psychiatry, and even if he did that would not permit him to diagnose via Twitter people he has never met or spoken with. For the record, I am perfectly sane and tweet under my own name, not anonymously.

Mr Schoenberger has not published anything on this site, though he (and anyone else) is welcome to write a guest post. I have interviewed him for a number of stories. The information about Isaac Kappy’s alleged Dead Mans’ Switch is in Part 5 of the Kappy investigation – published with disclaimers and redactions. The statement “HOFFMAN was unlocked from Kappy’s dead man’s switch” does not appear there or anywhere else on this site.

Secret? Or Open?

Mr Hoffman claims that he became a Hollywood producer for philanthropic reasons. In fact, he initially attempted to release his movie commercially and only made the decision to give his film away for free some time after it bombed in the box office upon its June 2015 theatrical release:

Amy Berg’s controversial documentary An Open Secret, which addresses allegations of teen sexual molestation in Hollywood, performed poorly in its initial runs in nine theaters this weekend in Denver and Seattle, distributor Rocky Mountain Pictures said today.

“In 26 years, it’s the lowest-grossing film we’ve ever had,” Rocky Mountain’s Ron Rodgers said by phone this morning. “We knew it would be challenging subject matter.” Rodgers said one of the film’s “best showings” was in Seattle, where it grossed about $200. Beyond that, Rodgers declined to provide specific figures for the movie, a version of which screened at last year’s DocNYC festival.

I don’t think we’ve had any interference from Hollywood and I don’t jump onto conspiracy theories,” said Rodgers. “We’ve faced controversy before” with Dinesh D’Souza’s 2016: Obama’s America. “Hollywood tried to ignore it, but then it did so much business, they had to eventually address it. But I don’t see any indication there was any interference now.”

Source: Deadline

Mr Hoffman then blamed the director Amy Berg for his flop. She previously covered child abuse in the Catholic Church in Academy Award-nominated Deliver Us From Evil (2006); and Satanist Damien Echols and his animal-sacrificing gang of Aleister Crowley disciples The West Memphis Three in her critically acclaimed Peter Jackson-produced movie West of Memphis (2012). She also looked into Mormon polygamist cult leader Warren Jeffs in Prophet’s Prey (2015).

Mr Hoffman initiated arbitration proceedings against Ms Berg for not participating in promotional activities for the film – even though she gave “tons of interviews” to many media outlets.

Here she is at the World Premiere of the movie at DocNYC in 2014:

Mr Hoffman also threatened to sue Evan Henzi, a victim of pedophiles who was featured in the film. In what seems to be a characteristic move he contacted the young man’s parents as well as attempting intimidation through legal channels.

The multi-millionaire hedge fund manager and producer of the Hollywood teen sex abuse documentary An Open Secret, Gabe Hoffman, who previously filed an arbitration against the film’s director, threatened last Tuesday to sue a sex abuse victim depicted in the film, Evan Henzi, after the 22-year old Henzi came forward to tell this reporter about alleged distortions in the film and goings-on behind the scenes.In addition, Hoffman called Henzi’s father and claimed to have heard a rumor that Henzi was doing drugs.

Source: Huffington Post

Mr Hoffman claims that because he never followed up his legal threats and phone calls with an actual lawsuit, it doesn’t count.

Source: Twitter

Henzi and another of the movie’s subjects Chris Turcotte called An Open Secret “unfair” and “dishonest”.

Mr Hoffman claims that he ended the career of director Bryan Singer.

Source: Twitter

The lies continue – the funding and producing of the documentary happened more than 5 years ago, given its debut in November 2014.

In fact, Singer was gainfully employed in many Hollywood productions after An Open Secret was released:

Source: IMDB

It was only an article in The Atlantic in January 2019 Nobody Is Going To Believe You that seemed to have ended his career (that is, if you choose to ignore all the 2019 Producer credits in IMDB). The article claimed that sexual misconduct allegations had trailed Bryan Singer for 20 years (I note in passing that Jason Goodman worked for Bryan Singer in Hollywood in 2014).

Singer was fired by 20th Century Fox in December 2017, with less than 3 weeks of filming left in Bohemian Rhapsody. The Atlantic said “Reports emerged of a production in chaos: Singer was feuding with his cast and crew, and had disappeared from the set for days at a time.

The Hollywood Reporter covered the firing at the time, saying that actor Remi Malek “complained to the studio, charging Singer with not being present on set, unreliability and unprofessionalism.”

Mr Singer says his absences from the set and subsequent termination was related to a gravely ill parent:

Bohemian Rhapsody is a passion project of mine. With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the U.S. to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents. This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health.  Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services. This was not my decision and it was beyond my control…Rumors that my unexpected departure from the film was sparked by a dispute I had with Rami Malek are not true,” said the director. “While, at times, we did have creative differences on set, Rami and I successfully put those differences behind us and continued to work on the film together until just prior to Thanksgiving.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter

There is no evidence that Mr Hoffman’s 2014 movie played any role, it is not mentioned in The Atlantic article or by anyone else in Hollywood except Mr Hoffman himself.

An Open Secret also “exposed” Digital Entertainment Network, founded by Marc Collins-Rector and Brock Pierce. This story was already well documented as a result of a lawsuit by one of the victims:

2014 Jezebel – Inside the Hollywood Sex Ring Mansion from the Bryan Singer Lawsuit

2014 BuzzFeed – Mystery Man at Center of Alleged Hollywood Sex Ring has Vanished

2014 Radar – Bryan Singer & Other Hollywood Sex Ring Defendants Exposed As Investors In Shady Company Run By Pedophile

READ: The Shocking SEC Filing Exposing The Alleged Sex Abusers’ Sordid Ties

Radar Online had actually been pursuing this story since 2007: FAST COMPANY – A High-flying Web Start-up, DEN imploded among allegations of drug use, guns, and pedophilia

This story was also featured on Boing Boing in 2007 Gold-Farming Empire Linked to Dot-com Child Abuse Scandal and parodied in a video by Fucked Company:

In a November 2018 interview on Sam Tripoli’s Tin Foil Hat podcast, Mr Hoffman’s movie partner (and NYU schoolmate) Matthew Valentinas revealed that Mr Hoffman had originally intended to create a boxing movie. Their research into pedophilia produced 2 full binders of evidence; yet for some reason they only “exposed” a small handful of pedophiles, whose cases were mostly known to the public already. In this interview Mr Valentinas said that they had filmed all the interviews for An Open Secret 2 as of December 2017, and the sequel was now in editing. Where is this movie? Hollywood pedophilia continues to run rampant, and children continue to be abused while Mr Hoffman spends his time on Twitter calling people liars without evidence.


In this post I have shown evidence for a number of Gabe Hoffman/An Open Secret’s lies:

  • multiple tweets asking people to report Facebook posts for accusing people of heinous sex crimes, that did not link to posts saying that
  • his statements that LouderThanLove made accusations against people with zero evidence
  • his claim that his former employee and his Ambassador neighbor are private individuals not public figures
  • his statement that I claimed a private citizen and mother of 3 deserves to be dragged into conspiracy BS
  • his statement that he owned a “little bit” of Chris Cline’s company “a long time ago”
  • his dismissal of the McMartin scandal as a hoax
  • his dismissal of the Franklin scandal as a hoax
  • his statement that Al Hoffman, Jr was not Ambassador to Portugal when Madeleine McCann disappeared
  • his claim in March 2018, repeated in June 2018, that Tesla was about to run out of cash and go bankrupt
  • his statement that Thomas Schoenberger encouraged me to defame and harass him
  • his claim that I am associated with web site “”
  • his claim that I am an “anon crazy person”
  • his statement that “Schoenberger published on []…HOFFMAN was unlocked from Kappy’s dead man’s switch”
  • his claim to have produced and funded his documentary in the last 2 years, when it was more than 5 years ago
  • his statement that he “never did anything of the sort” in relation to threatening sexual abuse victims with lawsuits
  • his claim that his movie got Bryan Singer fired

I have also demonstrated that I went to significant lengths to confirm his allegation that LouderThanLove1 accused his former employee of heinous child sex crimes, and when I couldn’t find the accusation of this I asked on social media if anyone else could find it. Even the author of the post didn’t know what he was talking about.

Who is the liar here? I back up everything I say with evidence.

Shadow History of Burners Part 4 – Occult Rituals of the Cult

How did Burning Man begin? Larry Harvey says “I don’t really remember” and “I’ve got all these stories I tell”. Only 2 of the current ruling group ever went to Burning Man on the beach. On Michael Mikel’s official Burning Man bio, it says he joined in 1988. However, in court testimony in the 2007 John Law suit, it was established that nobody from the Cacophony Society attended any Burning Man events until 1989. Should we believe Burning Man’s web site, or statements in a Court of Law?  Incidentally, in this case the court heard testimony from Stuart Mangrum that Mikel was not telling the truth.

In the “official” history, as recorded by Brian Doherty and others, an artist named Mary Grauberger was burning statues on the beach on the solstice. However, Mary insists that she wasn’t. Her roommate Janet Lohr, Larry’s long time girlfriend, said Mary sometimes made driftwood sculptures for the tide to reclaim, but never effigies to burn.

In earlier interviews, Larry Harvey claimed a number of times that Burning Man began in 1985.

So what really happened? Who was burning a Wicker Man on the beach in 1985?

After 4 years of research, I have finally uncovered the true story of the origins of Burning Man.

Download the PowerPoint file with notes and citations here