Top 10 Stories of the 2015: From #GodsOfFrauds to #GoddessesOfTheGrift
December 30, 2015
Thank you to all the loyal and new readers, I am truly humbled and grateful for the opportunity to help expose workplace abuse & fraud while forcing accountability, with the goal of creating positive change for employees, patients, consumers, shareholders, and taxpayers alike; but I didn’t do it alone, all 375,787 of you who’ve visited the site helped.
Thank you for sharing your stories, comments, and industry tips because as I said when I started the site in January 2013, this is not just my story, it’s our story. I only half-jokingly say that I’ve killed my career, so you don’t have to! Your stories, whether shared publically or privately, have at times brought me to tears, made me laugh, given me hope, restored my faith in humanity, and given me determination, with your help, to continue to kick the #GodsOfFrauds & #GoddessesOfTheGrift all the way through 2016! Happy New Year!
These two celebrities, Gwyneth Paltrow (Professional Victim) and Lena Dunham (Professional Victim), couldn’t be more different on the surface, but their business abuse tactics are very much the same. These #GoddessesOfTheGrift need more than a PR makeover in 2016, but, maybe if we ignore them, they’ll finally go away once and for all. (Fingers crossed!) On a personal note, I’m rather shocked this made the list, but maybe someone Google’s themselves a lot.
Lena Dunham is so abusive she actually falls into two categories: Selective Tolerance B & Professional Victim. Today, she as a sexual abuser herself, spoke out against Bill Cosby, which does not help his rape victims but only brings attention to her inconsistent & contradictory language to actions as an a pathological abuser. She’s using Cosby’s rape victims.
Thanks, in part, to Mark Oppenheimer of The New York Times and his recent piece finally shining light on the financial relationship between Whole Foods Co-CEO John Mackey and Center for Integral Wisdom’s known child rapist (and former rabbi) Marc Gafni, this piece written in November of 2014 got a huge bump this month! Maybe now more mainstream media will run with this story so people have to wait 20 years (ahem Bill Cosby) before doing the right thing.
Truth be told, this is my favorite piece of the year. My former Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, Acclarent CEO William (Bill) Facteau and VP of Sales Patrick (Pat) Fabian were arrested and indicted on 18 counts of fraud. I guess, we all have Bill, Pat “and others known and unknown to the Grand Jury ” in part, to thank for Killing My Career the website, because, after all, they did kill my career.
Interesting, in comparison, the Turing pharma CEO Martin Shkreli, was arrested and perp-walked in front of national media and subsequently fired, while Facteau now CEO of EarLens & Fabian, now COO of NxThera, were arrested, sans media, charged with more crimes, and are still executives, still hiring former employees pending their upcoming federal trials in 2016.
Let’s hope we can send our thank-you’s to these #GodsOfFrauds in a federal corrections facility in 2016 if Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sara Miron Bloom and Patrick Callahan of the District of Massachusetts with the assistance of Trial Attorney Ross Goldstein of the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch in Washington, DC and Beth Weinman in the FDA’s Office of General Counsel, don’t cut a deal behind closed doors but put some muscle behind that Yates Memo.
The sudden, mysterious, and remarkably unbelievable story surrounding SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg‘s death raised more questions than were answered; and, made more complicated by his
business associate wife, COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, who pathologically manipulated facts without shame, remorse, guilt or accountability, even in a tragic situation, allowing her to join the ranks of the #GoddessesOfTheGrift.
It’s amazingly rewarding when someone can relate to part of the website, and a true privilege when a reader shares their personal experience, which happened across many industries this year, not just pharma and med device; and, why THE SOCIOPATHIC BUSINESS MODEL™ page making the Top 10 most read pieces is really special.
An old story made new again, which validates that Google manipulates their own negative SEO when married Executive Forrest (Tim) Hayes found deceased due to a drug overdose administer by a prostitute in 2014 drove people to the site looking for updates with the prostitute was sentenced earlier this year. Cheating on your wife and having your company bury it via SEO puts both Hayes and Google on the #GodsOfFrauds list.
Coming back soon!
No stranger to even last year’s list, attorney Alexis Martin Neely aka Ali Shanti and her
ever changing names to distance from past unethical & illegal behavior evolving businessless business models earned her a permanent spot on the #GoddessesOfTheGrift list. Let’s look for new business names under the guise of the antiquated “paradigm shit shift,” from Alexis, Ali or whatever name(s) she thinks will help find her lost credibility that she never had in the first place.
Many of us have experienced workplace abuse, but likely not as publically as former TEGNA, NBC, 12 News anchor of 14 years Fay Fredricks. TEGNA, NBC, 12 News station executives, John Misner, Mark Casey and Patti Dennis replaced Fredricks without allowing any on-air thanks to loyal viewers and fans; and, then when viewers became outraged, the replacement anchor Vanessa Ruiz, who did not have an accent on-air in the weeks prior, fraudulently created #RacismForRatings campaign to falsely try and obtain sympathy from viewers. This manipulation “went viral,” and put TEGNA, NBC, 12 News John Misner and Mark Casey on the #GodsOfFrauds list and landed Patti Dennis and Vanessa Ruiz on the #GoddessesofTheGrift list.
Congratulations to the unethical Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary DePuy Synthes, and for JNJ’s inability to hire a non-abusive CEO throughout their entire conglomerate (See #8 on this list if you need a refresher). Michel Orsinger, then a Johnson & Johnson executive, did not disappoint, getting arrested, outside of a church, on Easter Sunday, victimizing a woman by tackling her and pulling her hair, all over a cell phone text message. Orsinger later decided to “pursue other opportunities outside of Johnson & Johnson.” Perhaps washed-up Johnson & Johnson executives should start a fight club because assaulting women
Perhaps washed-up Johnson & Johnson executives should start a fight club because assaulting women known to them (spouses or significant others) is a pattern among Johnson & Johnson executives, just ask the folks at Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, Acclarent about then Area Director Robert (Rob) Linagen, arrested for assaulting his wife then weeks later awarded Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon’s Acclarent’s Area Director of the Year.
Thanks to all who came forward to help expose the truth that Johnson & Johnson would rather remain hidden. I’m quite confident your circulation of this article (over 37,000 times) forced accountability and made more than a few uncomfortable, great job!
Remember, I already killed my career, so don’t have to. Happy New Year!
Are you shocked to find out what the #1 most read story was in 2015? https://t.co/xrHL6h7YlN
— Melayna Lokosky (@MelaynaLokosky) December 31, 2015