By Bald Truth Staff, (c) www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
A daughter’s suicide, a mother’s anguish, millions in taxpayer dollars down the rathole to investigate what many call a victimless crime…
Some believe Deborah Jeane Palfrey, aka “The D.C. Madam,” and maybe the college professor who also committed suicide after she was exposed for teaching by day and tricking by night, are the only real victims here. Digital era Hester Prynes stamped with the Scarlet e-mails.
A couple of names hit the media and vanished, a Louisiana senator, some State Department guy no one will remember. No Johns were prosecuted; the judge sealed DP’S computer records to spare her clients embarrasment.
Did Palfrey tie a rope around her neck and kill herself?
Veteran investigative journalist Diane Dimond raises serious questions: suicide … or murder? And interviews a Georgia minister who was in contact with Palfrey and doesn’t buy suicide.
Police say Palfrey’s 76-year-old mother, Blanche, found the Madam hanging in a shed behind her Florida home, and her 911 call– almost too sad to hear–is a stark reminder of the tragic human toll that comes with suicide…or something more sinister.
On Diane’s compelling news blog, Dimond Dish, we meet the compassionate minister who was in e-mail contact with the D.C. Madam.
Palfrey feared a long prison sentence after serving 18 months years ago behind bars in California. But suicide by hanging? Not your usual MO for a woman–usually pills, or in the case of another convicted Madam I know who attempted it in the crazed days after indictment…slit wrists.
Check out Diane’s take on Deborah Jeane, her name evoking the aura of mystery that still hangs around the memory of one Norma Jeane, aka Marylin Monroe. Her deadly circumstance, redolent with White House intrigue and JFK nostalgia, has become the stuff of conspiracy buffs as will no doubt the D.C. Madam, raising, or slamming shut, a window into the pop culture of sex, scandal and politics.