how psychopaths manipulate their victims, and even work together to
prey on others, is a subject, about which, the public needs to be
informed. Additionally, Americans need to understand the gravest
threat to our personal autonomy and freedom, highly intelligent
psychopaths. While less intelligent psychopaths also exact monetary
costs, more intelligent ones destroy our institutions, using these
for their own ends. These are the ones who work their way up the
corporate ladder and into Congress, after all.
were estimated by neuroscientist Kent Kiehl to cost Americans 460
billion every year.
series of stories you are about to read move from the personal to the
corporate and political, following the acts of individual
is a story using my own, real life, experiences, and those related to
me by other victims. This series of articles will examine the
strategies and so illustrate how psychopaths think.
stories illustrate how psychopaths operate together and how and why
others tolerate what is happening, in business and personally.
first two psychopathic individuals discussed in this series are Craig
Franklin and Morgan Barteaux Gell (AKA Pillsbury). In this article we
focus on Franklin. I was once married to Franklin.
gave birth to Morgan, whose biological father was, I recently
learned, a psychopath, when I was 18. When Morgan, then Carolyn Anne
Barteaux, was born I had already left him. There is strong evidence
psychopathy, or tendencies to the condition, are inheritable.
specific story chronicles sexual deviancy tolerated by a major
defense contractor, now providing drone technology to our government.
Most Americans are horrified by the off shore use of drones, and even
more so, at the idea these will be used by law enforcement in
ask ourselves, how could those who provide the technologies have
failed to see the use of drones as a gross violation of human
The short answer is they knew, quite well. The longer answer
is that profits trump all other considerations all too often. The
corporate toleration for shocking behavior, herein illustrated, makes
their production of drone technology entirely understandable.
whose standards for acceptable behavior change due to their
association with psychopaths, are known as 'situational' psychopaths.
The shift toward behavior which harms others in politics and business
is now believed, by many, to be related to the number of highly
psychopathic individuals in these arenas.
story begins with a document, already published to the Internet,
written by my youngest daughter, Ayn Pillsbury which shows the
strategy laid out by a psychopath intent on gaining sexual access to
little girls who viewed him as a father.
written for the court in Santa Barbara in 1999, outlines events which
took place eleven years previously when she was around twelve, in the
presence of her sister Dawn, her brothers, Arthur and Justin, and her
step-brother, Scott. Morgan Barteaux (AKA Pillsbury),was not present,
as was usual. She was, at the time, attempting to extract Eddy van
Halen from his marriage.
most relevant part of the Declaration is at the beginning, but
reading it in its entirety adds further insights.
first episode of violence I recall was the year I was in eighth
grade. That would have been in the autumn of 1988. Craig had taken us
into the family room, just the kids. Mom wasn’t there. Craig wanted
to talk to us about how incompetent Mom was. It was bad stuff about
Mom. He was trying to win our loyalty. So then Mom came home and came
into the room wanting to participate in the discussion. Craig was
very angry and told her he was having a private discussion with the
kids and that she wasn’t welcome.
Of course, being our
mother, she believed the contrary. None of us objected to her being
there. Then he became very loud and vituperative and became vocally
and physically intimidating. He wrestled Mom to the ground and was on
top of her holding her down and hitting her and so all of us kids
were torn. We didn’t know what to do. We wanted to get him off of
her, so I picked up a bar bell which was probably from 12 - 15 pounds
and sort of tapped Craig with it on the back, not really wanting to
hurt him but wanting him to realize that we didn’t approve of what
he was doing. I don’t know how well it worked. Eventually he got
There was some discussion for a while, Mom saying why
she should be able to stay and Craig saying why she should leave.
Then Craig again became very angry and punched Mom in the jaw,
knocking her out cold. Of course she was standing so she fell over
and I thought she might have struck her head on the hearth stones. So
she hit the floor and we were all worried she was dead. She wasn’t
responding. Craig left her there. We ran and got some water and
someone felt her pulse. Then Scott and Edi (AKA Arthur) and Justin
went to call the police. We stayed with Mom until she came around and
the police came but Craig wasn’t arrested because Mom told them not
to arrest him.
Mom did not hit Craig. Mom never hit Craig. Mom
is the least violent person I know. Craig never scrupled to use
physical intimidation to get what he wanted.”
had asked Ayn to recall those times she remembered Craig battering
me. In 1999 I did not understand really what Ayn's declaration
documented, if considered along with events taking place after 1999.
Now, with more information from his multiple relationships, the
answers are glaring.
began to denigrate me to my children and others who knew us as soon
as we were married. He constructed and spun stories to make me look
incompetent, stupid, venal, and unworthy of the respect due to a
mother. This was essential to his goal of gaining access to my
daughters so he could live out his fantasies of violation and incest.
Destroying the credibility of the victim is essential. This was
present in each instance, my own and others.
psychopaths the truth is irrelevant. The story which advances their
goal is the story which is told.
such as these take forward planning, demonstrating one of the less
understood aspects of intelligent psychopaths, the ability for
strategic planning and patience, coupled with complete ruthlessness
in the advancement of the goal.
I. Q. is 180. Forward planning is as natural to him as breathing.
the time, in 1988, I suffered a concussion and had no memories, for
quite some time, of what had transpired. I did not, then remember
Craig battering me or talking to the police. The children told me
what had happened, but with no details. Now, officers responding to
this kind of situation would have known not to listen to me. People
with concussions are not capable of making informed decisions.
I suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
should have been out of the home – not just because of what he did
to me but because of what he was then just beginning to do to my
children. I say, “my children,” because although he later went
through a form of adopting them, naming them as his children in his
this was, clearly, only a step in a process which was not about being
a father, but rather living out his sexual fantasies. Eliminating my
former husband, their father, from the equation, was part of his
Foster, relinquishment of parental rights.
relinquished his rights, June 21, 1989. Craig adopted the children
June 26, 1989. The two events were clearly related. Craig would go
into court and lie on this point ten years later, having conspired
with his divorce attorney, Jacqueline Misho, to steal the records.
one parent by another is known as Parental Alienation Syndrome. This
technique is used to manipulate children and gain their trust. The
same technique is used by sexual predators to alienate children from
those who will protect them. Craig was not a parent in any terms we
would accept because his goal was, in the first instance, sexually
also engaged in alienating my children from me, first for her own
purposes, then to support Craig in his agenda. For the
psychologically disordered, harm to others, is not a consideration.
Legal Abuse Syndrome is now recognized as a form of Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder, abuse suffered at the hands of a psychopath is not
seen as causing similar, and worse, symptoms. I have survived only
because I began to study the symptoms and understand psychopathy,
despite the emotional anguish suffered, which included the
realization I had never had a relationship with either Craig or
Morgan. No one has a relationship with a psychopath in any normal,
began to understand this when I retrospectively put together a time
line, remembering what he had told me, and what he had done. Then, I
understand his real motives. This year I did the same for Morgan.
marriage I had entered into was a fraud used to gain access to my
children, milk me for money, and use me in a variety of other ways.
Craig's intention was to accomplish his goal and leave me penniless.
Keep this in mind, as the theme will reoccur.
psychologically disordered use familiar human institutions as avenues
for carrying out their predatory behavior routinely. Marriage,
parenthood, all familial relations, make us vulnerable when
psychopaths are involved. We need to understand this, our courts need
to be take this into account.
who benefit by enabling these behaviors for their own profit must be
taught this is a form of fraud which will not be tolerated.
public officials, for instance judges, either engaging in this
behavior, or allowing it to take place by others, for profit, should
be grounds for removal and incur liabilities. It can also be handled
as a violation under color of law.
this instance Dan O'Dowd, who with his wife, Amy owns 97% of Green
Hills Software, Inc. had little real experience with business when he
partnered with Glenn Hightower, his boss, and founded GHS in 1982.
Craig, who he hired as Senior Vice President for Advanced Products
Development in 1986, prevented him from having to return to Hightower
for more funding and diluting his holding by actually selling Green
Hills products before he even knew Dan. Craig read the code and
judged them simply on their merits, recommending their purchase to
companies with which he was doing business.
also provided the edge expertise which made Dan's success possible
from the late 1980s until he, Dan, was able to orchestrate a forced
buy-out of Hightower in 1998
This link, and the links which follow, tell the story through the
court documents generated from the resulting law suit.
opinion expressed by the court in [d.] was that Hightower was
to prevail if there is proof of unlawful action by O'Dowd. While
there had, in fact, been a conspiracy to make it impossible for
Hightower to exercise his option to buy O'Dowd out Hightower was
unable to prove this at the time.
deal struck between Craig and Dan was for Dan to recharacterize the
stock and for Craig to run the 'Green Hills Personnel Strike.'
Promises of lavish benefits were made by Craig to other key
personnel. Morgan's 2001 Deposition touches on the conspiracy in
which Craig was paid to organize the strike by an exchange of favors.
One of these was O'Dowd's having a fraudulent stock option agreement
it is very possible the manipulation went on in several directions.
Dan and Craig saw a lot of each other and while Craig and I were
still married Craig would come home shaking with rage because Dan
passed on to him remarks, Dan said, were from Glenn, which were far
less than complementary toward Craig.
s own personal goal was to be richer than Bill Gates. To accomplish
this he had to be rid of his partners. Stories of Dan's belief he was
smarter and better at computers than Gates traveled to me both from
Craig and others at the company. I have considered the possibility
Dan, too is psychopathic, but lacking more substantial evidence than
his willingness to destroy me, my children, and suborn the court
system, I have no opinion in the matter.
this interesting note should be considered. In 2003, according to
Anne Fisher, who was eating dinner with Craig when he showed her an
envelope and told her what was inside. The envelope enclosed a
from a law suit settled in 2001 given by Morgan Pillsbury. It was
addressed to John Fund of the Wall Street Journal. It was Green Hills
Software, stationary and postage was paid.
deposition inside was uncertified, meaning Morgan had no chance to
review and edit the document. Craig would have had to obtain it from
the Green Hills attorney. Why would Dan Risk providing this to John
Fund if there was no accrued benefit to himself?
at the graph below, from the GHS site, for how much Dan benefited,
joins GHS 1986 - Government Contracts 2003
it should not have been mailed, or placed on Fund's website, the
deposition is, in fact, revealing. In the deposition Morgan states
she has had a borderline personality disorder all of her life. But
she had never been diagnosed as having one by a competent
professional. She admits Craig came on to her sexually and recalls
having conversations with him where he insisted on discussing his
sexual attraction to her and to my other daughters.
relates Craig's goal of finding a blond haired, blue-eyed
twenty-something woman who will cater to his every whim, as well and
Craig's insistence Morgan, who he is also approaching sexually, find
him other women as well.
immediately put it up on his website, started for him by intimate
friend, Gail Heriot. The two had been intimate for over a year at
this time. Email
their meetings in various hotel rooms, dated 1/13/02
10:05 PM. John's
only comment on the deposition was Morgan's admission she had a
borderline personality disorder. But Craig's other reported
activities coincide exactly with the same pattern exhibited later
with Anne Fisher. When the deposition was given, in 2001, Anne and
Craig were still in the honeymoon phase of their relationship.
would prove himself to be a serial abuser, with the same patterns
recurring with multiple women.
this time on government contracts became very much part of Dan's
business. This suggests to me John Fund, through his friends Karl
Rove and Dick Cheney, arranged government contracts as another
exchange of favors.
had agreed to assist with Dan's take over of Green Hills to benefit
himself. One of these 'benefits' was to destroy me financially, part
by having a new
stock option agreement
written by Ruth Fisher, an attorney in Los Angeles, in late 1997 or
very early 1998. Craig told this to Morgan at the time and, when we
were again talking, she relayed this to me.
2003 John had his reasons for helping Craig. By then Morgan had
stabbed Craig in the back and the war between Morgan and Fund had
involved Fund's friends, Karl Rove and Dick Cheney. Psychopaths
routinely stab each other in the back.
had started talking to me again in 1999 because she needed me to
provide support Craig had withdrawn and help her get Fund to the
recently I did not realize what had actually transpired. I also had
no idea I was being double-teamed by two psychopaths, Craig and
began to understand this when I retrospectively put together a time
line, remembering what they had told me, done, and then understanding
their real motives.
Fixation on Incest
of us is impacted by what happens in our own lives and from the
reflected memories of those who raise us. Craig's first sexual
arousal came when he was sixteen, while wrestling with his younger
sister, Priscilla, then twelve. He did not molest her. But thereafter
his focus would be young girls with whom he had a familial
relationship, who were virgins, and who he was betraying. A life-time
pattern was set.
parents were rigid, highly domineering, and cold. Craig's father, a
double vice-president of the University of Southern California, was
also an attorney. His reputation at USC was built on fundraising, and
I was told, over and over again, he had raised over 100 million for
Franklin's communications with his children came in the form of a
news bulletin, announcing in gloating language, how much he had
raised by persuading elderly people, whom he and his wife paid
assiduous attention to, to leave money to the university instead of
their families. These potential donors were never invited to their
home, instead, Dr. Franklin and his wife entertained them at the Los
Angeles Country Club, membership paid for by the USC. Listening to
them discuss these people, gloating over their success and the
anticipated consternation of the donors children, was disgusting.
and his siblings grew up seeing this as normal.
Fisher, another woman abused by Franklin
Fisher, whose relationship with Craig continued for many years, first
contacted me in the beginning of 2003 by email. Our communications
continued sporadically over the years.
had told her a story about his childhood he had not shared with me.
When Craig was around two he wandered into the hallway at night and
his mother, dressed in a scanty negligee, saw him, became angry, and
spanked him with a Bible. According to Craig, as reported by Anne,
she then went into her bedroom and engaged in sexual intercourse with
her husband. It is, naturally, impossible to know if this happened,
but from Anne's report it clearly had heavy significance for him.
told me about his arousal with Priscilla, but I did not realize this
was anything more than a single incident. Over the years we were
together, however, I was occasionally uncomfortable at his insistence
I have plastic surgery so I looked like his sister. I refused.
Priscilla is blond, blue-eyed and her face is highly neotenous.
took his peculiarities to be simple eccentricities of no real
significance. I was obviously wrong on this point.
Craig left me Ayn told me Craig had long been exposing himself to her
when she walked past our room and I was not in the house. Further
pieces of information seeped in through several sources, although I
have never really been in contact with Craig again.
same year I began talking to Anne a private detective I hired to get
Craig's address for service of papers found Incest
and a receipt from the sex shop in his trash neatly contained in a
gift bag. He had watched Craig deposit it there.
Fisher did not initially tell me very much about her relations with
Craig. It was a serious relationship in that Anne became financially
dependent on Craig, who agreed to fund a business she was starting
and buy 'them' a home. He even took her and her two children to look
at houses and found one he agreed to buy. DeclarationTime
Line No. 1Time
Line No. 2
relationship was highly traumatic for her, and the stories she told
me directly, and through letters and other documents she sent, were
relations with Craig put her, and her two children, at real risk,
disrupted her real relationships and left her, and her children,
is reproduced from Time
, which Anne sent me in 2008. The events chronicled date from around
2005, taking place after Craig had enticed her into dependence on him
and then raped and destroyed her ability to make a living. Craig
reentered her life when she was mending matters.
ASSURED ME THAT HE WOULD NEVER EVER DO THAT AGAIN… and that we
would work together at this business, he with his business experience
and my technical trade knowledge. I began to build the business.
first it was great, until I was at the point of contracts and office
space and equipment purchases. He became evil… during this time…
That is the best way to describe it. He had me in his control again
and he used me as anything but a business partner.
held over my head that he would take the business, destroy the
business… He used me as his own private escort service, making me
meet with prostitutes, writing letters to his prostitutes and
promoting him as a decent man so that possibly? He could get whatever
he wanted. I found notes from other girls that he was investing in
their company at the same time and sleeping with them and lies… to
me… He gave one girl 30k, and he told me he could only give me
5500/month and had no money for the operating start up cash he had
So, I had to pay my bills, around 3k and then take about
2k a month to push the company forward each and every month and in
this time I was used like a butt wipe and was privy to the other
arrangements that made me realize that I was being taken advantage
of, however, I couldn’t step back or lose it all and I couldn’t
really step up because? I felt I owed craig his share and would lose
it all. In 2007 he paid my daughter 3k/month to help out and the
halfway through the year, cut me off, and kept her on (to punish me
or cause grief)… and my entire family saw me, my children, saw me
homeless… after craig had promised me all this.
I tried to commit
suicide twice or more. Entered therapy I cannot afford and have
terrible shame, guilt and embarrassment due to this being a small
town and having craig not “not” have the money, but choosing not
to continue me or help me until I can get a job. It’s like he
enjoys seeing me lose it all and then he’ll be back… to offer me
money since I am completely at a loss to keep things and not lose
anymore, my self esteem is in the bucket and I have no friends
because how can you tell anyone what you are going through like this?
has basically destroyed my reputation and my ability to be seen my
those in my town as anyone other than a “hustler or a gold digger
or a stupid ho”. This is far from who I am and from who I came here
the years Anne and I talked on the phone and got to know each other,
to some extent, though we never met in person. On the phone she also
provided information. All of this information was provided for my use
and at my discretion because she was frustrated with her inability to
either extract herself from Craig's circle or successfully find
sent to me she states Craig raped her four times. Verbally, she had
told me about two occasions involving herself and another audio tape
she has of Craig admitting his rape of Ivory May Kabler.
told me she attempted,twice, to report Craig to the police, who
refused to listen. Craig was, after all, protected as the Senior Vice
President of a seemingly respectable company, Green Hills Software,
Inc. Those with wealth are protected by both law enforcement and our
was Anne who also told me Craig had been meeting women online and
using frequent flyer miles, available through his travel for Green
Hills Software, to bring them to Santa Barbara for the weekend where
he would rape them and put them, traumatized, back on the return
flight. This was pure aggression and a violation of the Mann Act.
These women were not in his 'target zone,' for young girls, just
lonely women who believed they had found someone who really cared
destroying, raping, and humiliating women was, clearly, a goal for
Craig, an element of his continuously repeating pattern of abuse.
one point Anne gave me a tour of one of the 'Sugar Daddy' sites she
handled for Craig. It was horrifying to realize how she had been used
as she took me through the site and showed me letters she had read
for Craig from other women.
betrayal theme, which is present in Craig's core fantasy, was very
much being fed, if what Anne told me was true. I have no reason to
believe it was not, as I later heard from Morgan he had brought one
of these women down to meet her while she was moving from her
original apartment to a cheaper one down the street. These themes are
also present in Morgan's
continually returned to Anne through the time they knew each other,
according to her time lines and declaration and from what she told
me. This is a typical form of extended control used by psychopaths to
destroy the self-confidence and integrity of the victim. Anne has
survived, and started her own business, which was no easy thing. But
she is very much the exception in these cases. Talking to her
persuaded me of Craig's ruthlessness and lack of conscience. Anne was
treated like a utility to be picked up, enjoyed, and then again
destroyed while Craig enjoyed every step of the process.
lived out the same scenario with multiple women, whose names I have.
Details will be provided in the book, now being prepared.
Craig, while enjoying these interludes, also keeps his eye on the
future with long on planning. A clear learning curve appears as he
grows more and more ruthless in his pursuit of his goal.
the years past he was also pursuing other lines of action. The long
term planning for the goal of incest included seeking a woman young
enough to have children, preferably girls. In parallel, Craig also
attempted to get unsupervised visitation with his eight-year old
granddaughter, the daughter of his oldest son, Jonathan Scott
Franklin, when Scott was charged with paying a hit man to murder his
estranged wife and her new boy friend. Craig entirely ignored the
existence of his grandson, two years older.
wife, Kathy, alarmed at this, resisted Craig having any such
visitation and this was denied by the court, who put her and the two
children in a victim protection program.
and Scott had conspired to leave Kathy destitute, which doubtless
suited Craig's own ultimate goal, even if Scott had not tried to have
Kathy murdered. Craig's comment to Anne on being told was, “How
could he (Scott) be so stupid? They always suspect the husband!” No
shred of concern for Kathy was expressed.
my youngest daughter, Ayn, had a little girl Craig refocused his
attentions there and made plans to 'become a part of his
is a danger to little girls, who he immediately begins to manipulate.
This is true for his own relations and for others. His points of
entry into relationships include music and the film industry.
especially ballads and country western music plays a part in Craig's
plans. Craig planned a children's album and wrote a song for his
grand-daughter, the lyrics for which appear here
and were produced for the album, “Celeste
Sings for Kids,
album was publicized professionally, and Craig thanked those who
helped publicize it. Here is one of his thank yous which appears on a
list of endorsers. The site is To
Franklin, President - Romantic Realist Records, LLC
can't begin to describe the difference Regina has made with my
children's music project and its visibility in the marketplace.
Regina took my project from 0-100 in two months! She has made all the
difference! Anyone who has the good fortune to work with Regina
Kelland should jump at the chance!” “
is not possible to know when you are dealing with the disordered,
necessarily, especially when you never have the opportunity to know
them more than professionally.
that the song, “Justin's
was not written by Janet Smith and Craig Franklin. It was written by
Craig, tuned up by me in 1983. Justin is my son with Franklin.
Psychopaths continually reinvent history to suit their purposes. On
this site Craig features a song, “To
Have and to Hold,”
he wrote on the occasion of our formal wedding. I am, naturally, not
also positioned himself as being adversarial to sex offenders by
funding a movie titled, “Barracuda,”a
B sort of movie produced by Mercury
Both of these ventures were well thought out to put him in place to
form relationships allowing for access to young girls by simply
spending money and continuing to play around with his guitar.
Green Hills removed Craig from their management team last summer
Craig moved on to another project, “Craig
Franklin's Tea Party,”a
movie. The webmaster is an associate from Mercury Rising Films, which
would produce the film.
the last several years I have been outing both Craig Franklin and
Green Hills Software. My most recent website, Craig Franklin and
Green Hills Software, went up within 45 minutes of reading this
email, which I published on the site.
Craig is a sexually deviant
psychopath whose focus is seduction, sexual violence, betrayal, and
leaving the victim homeless. One of these scenarios plays out as
raping little girls, preferably daughters, or grand-daughters now,
when they are around twelve years old. Here, he also begins with
seduction, moves to building trust and thereafter devolves into a
series of betrayals, sexual and financial, intended to leave both the
mother and daughter completely traumatized and financially destitute.
It is impossible to know how
many women and girls he has traumatized or what he has cost these
individuals in peace of mind, financially, and so many other ways.
But, in retrospect, it is very easy to see what he will continue to
Green Hills Software, Inc.,
enabled this behavior, conspiring with Craig to destroy both myself
and my children. They, Dan and others in the company, did this to
secure Craig's cooperation when it was needed. They removed him from
their 'team' when the risk of exposure finally became to high. They
profited enormously over the years and now are repositioning
themselves with absolutely no show of conscience.
is now down, as is the Romantic
Realist My Space.
But his Ivory May My
is still up.
expressed a wish to ensure Craig's sexually predatory behavior would
be brought to an end. These articles, and the book, are being
written, in part, to accomplish this goal.
Morgan and Craig, a relationship.
O'Dowd, Green Hills Software, Inc., Green Hills Software, LLC, and
Integrity, missing from the equation.
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story use these related sites.
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