Annoyance Mail

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Once again, here is definitive proof of someone trying to harass me, although it is not quite illegal enough to prosecute.  Upon returning from a wonderful, relaxing and refreshing vacation to the Carribean with my romantic partner, I discovered that someone had subscribed to magazines in both my legal name, stage name, and fabricated names including “Gia Beaknose,” Gia Bignose, and combinations of my legal and stage names.  There are only two possibilities here.  The first is that these were sent by some unknown stalkers, but the second, and more plausible explanation, is that these were sent by Kate Ambrose herself in an act of revenge upon me for exercising my right to free speech and blogging about her bad behavior.

I find it disturbing and reprehensible that a public school teacher would engage in this type of sophmoric expression in the first place, but also that, in addition to perjuring herself in order to make a false statement against me, that she would further violate the terms of an order of protection to send me these magazines.  Frankly, I find this a little bit funny.  It certainly is not very creative, and a few of these, like the New Yorker, The Economist, and Wine Spectator, are actually magazines that I might enjoy reading.  Still, after five years of agonizing harassment, including phone hacking, obscene phone calls and emails, vandalism, and physical attacks, I’m ready for something to be done.

My number one problem is that it is clear that numerous people are coordinating acts against me that have the cumulative effect of causing me extreme aggravation and stress.  Luckily, because my inborn, innate demeanor is to be calm, clear headed, and easy going, I was able to let most of these things go like water from a duck’s back.  However, I began taking things seriously when an email was circulated that got me fired form my job.  I do believe that these attacks are motivated by hate, close mindedness, and jealousy, but even so, I have been forced into a Catch-22 like situation, in which doing nothing allows the situation to worsen, while actively defending myself causes me legal issues and other problems.

Statement Made at Last Court Appearance

I refrained from publishing this statement before for several reasons, the first out of respect for my friend, and the second because I felt it was unnecessary, however, due to recent events, I have felt compelled to publish this, which is the statement that was filed with the court through my lawyer for the Kate Ambrose issue, which was one of the main factors which got the charges dropped down to an infraction.  I do feel that I have been double victimized through the course of this harassment, first by the harassers, and second by the people who are supposed to stand for justice and reason who are not able to take a person at face value when they claim that they are getting obscene emails, snail mail, phone calls, etc.  I’m not sure what’s so far fetched about an attractive woman who used to be in adult films getting harassed, but apparently, it seems far fetched to some people in the mental health community, especially if they are on the payroll of the Cornfelds.

Here is the first statement of one of the two eyewitnesses who were with me on different occasions of harassment. (note that my daughter’s name has been removed, and that my legal name has been changed to my stage name.  All other information is shown exactly as the statement exists in court filings.)

Regarding [my daughter’s] teachers:
I haven’t been home to visit, so I don’t have any information about this school year. In May I had asked [my daughter] how school was and got quite a mouthful. In so many words she spoke of how she extremely detested going to school because of a lack of friends and dislike of the way her teacher conducted herself. I had the opportunity to be in the car to drive her to school when I visited the school, and it was tough to get her out of the car and she dragged her feet all the way to the building. It gives the outward appearance she despised having to see this teacher daily.

Harassment Incidents:
Every time I am in public with [Gia], with or without her children we deal with harassment. This has been the case since mid-May 2013 when I met her.
– At the Russian baths that May we had a couple that kept coming very close to us and hissing. When [Gia] walked away from me to get something the hissing stopped, but when she returned so did the hissing from the couple.
– On more than one occasion that we’ve gone out to eat, especially if we have the kids with us, we have had people come into nearly empty restaurants after us. These people find a way to sit right next to us in empty restaurants, hiss throughout their conversations, and leave magically right before we do.
– I’ve walked through Manhattan and Brooklyn by myself, and even if sidewalks are crowded I don’t get bumped up against. When I walk with [Gia] (even ahead or behind her) regardless of the crowd density on the sidewalk people bump up against us or try too.
– At a music festival in July of 2013 we were in Ithica, NY at a music festival. The number of times people hissed at us was uncountable.
– [Gia} lives in a pretty quiet suburb, on what is not a main street. I’ve heard purposely revved engines at odd hours of the night on her usually silent street, as well as loud conversations with people congregating near her residence. [Gia’s] home is not even remotely close to a bus stop.
There have been numerous other occasions of harassment, over the course of time that I’ve known [Gia].

If you need anything else feel free to contact me. I’ve had to deal with my fair share of the harassment when I see [Gia], and it really does seem targeted.

Regards,  *****

Loiterers Around My Home

This morning I went out to drop some bills in the mailbox down the block from me, and I saw a tall, thin guy on the corner just sort of standing around.  I took my time walking down the street, since it was a nice day, and there is a park at the end of the street with a nice view of the water.  When I returned, the same guy was wandering around on the opposite corner, sort of nervously.  I went back in my home, to finish up some important personal stuff that I had not been attending to while I was busy at work, which had to do with the court case.  Then, I spoke with a friend of mine who had stayed with me a few times in between apartments and who had spent a lot of time around me with my children, who had been interviewed for the psychiatric assessment.  She had a strange bug bite and rash and was worried that it might be lyme disease, and was asking for a second opinion about what to do.  I then finished up some personal business, and (hours later) went back outside to survey the sky, since it was supposed to thunderstorm.  Strangely, THAT SAME GUY was right on the corner, and when I came out I know that he saw me and knew I recognized him.  He got pretty nervous and walked out of my line of sight.  I was thinking that it might be a P.I., but I also noticed a lot of people hanging out in cars the other day, who were definitely NOT P.I.s.  There were too many of them, and also, they were driving broken down cars with the parking lights turned on. They were very conspicuous and were making a loud ruckus.  I got some new video of alarms going off, but unfortunately, my battery died after just a minute or two.  http://youtu.be/gr0b06i9Qh4

Brooklyn Lyceum – “Hostile” Takeover

Here is a blog post regarding the “hostile takeover” of the Brooklyn Lyceum.  I’ve included a link to the blog post as well as screen shots, because anything negative published about the Cornfelds seems to disappear or become private if it gets too much attention.  This is exemplary of how ruthless individuals with lots of resources can control information about events, and particular people, including their enemies.  In fact, with enough money, you can buy out reporters of all kinds, judges, politicians (Arthur donated over 60,000 in political contributions in 2008, but interestingly enough, very few posts come up when you look for philanthropic contributions.  Alex Cornfeld is the same analytical, cold personality as his father.  When we lived together, I had asked him to donate some money to WNYC, of which I am an avid listener, and he could not even spare 100.00 for a public service like this.  However, when it comes to buying trinkets, fine whiskey, oddly shaped tumbler glasses that don’t fit in the cabinet properly, and 1500.00 suits, money is no object.)  Money is a tool to be used by Alex and Arthur Cornfeld to achieve utmost political power and to stamp out anyone who is a threat to said power.  This includes anyone who tries to block business deals, tries to organize unhappy tenants due to legitimate safety concerns, or who has “cooky” unorthodox ideas about vaccination, breastfeeding, and who gives non-traditional names to their grand-children.

The word on the street is (not from this article, but from a few community members who are in the know) that Alex wanted to buy out the Lyceum, and he got his father to go along with him.  They then dropped their bid, but Greystone followed through with the action. Greystone, which has a registered address next door to the Carnegie building, where ABC Properties is located, filed some documents without waiting the requisite amount of time, thereby eliminating the chance of the then owner to come up with the funds to pay off some of his debts and retain control of the building.  The blog post follows:

http://brooklynlyceum.com/crisis/brooklyn-lyceum-building-sold-at-auction

Also in the Real Deal:

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/02/25/ex-brooklyn-lyceum-owner-claims-judge-duped-him-into-forfeiting-property/

Here is a great story that I listened to on WNYC about how it is possible for shell corporations to legally hide the identity of the owners of real estate in NYC (not related to Cornfelds, who use LLCs for their properties, but interesting nevertheless:

http://www.wnyc.org/story/shell-companies-buying-manhattan/

Arthur Cornfeld and his son will take any unorthodox advantage offered to them, and this may include trying to get records from a psychiatrist who was specifically hired to get an insanity diagnosis who saw me three times included as part of a “legitimate” psychiatric diagnosis.  Although I have psychologist records dating back to the time I was 21 years old which show I was basically stable, although I experienced the sort of run of the mill issues that a vast majority of people might experience over the course of their lives, Being subjected to targeted harassment, phone hacking, repeated vandalism of my home and car, and receiving hate mail and hateful internet posts will take its toll on anyone’s mental health.

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The price of freedom

dumpedx1I always get asked the question of why I left Alex Cornfeld.  People ask me why I didn’t just stay with him for the money and financial security.  The truth of it is that every day spent with Alex was like choking on my own air.  The disgusting, smelly gym clothes that he would strew over the floor, his inability to sleep without total and complete darkness and a pregnancy style full body bolster bordered on neurotic, his obsession with the latest gadgets was garnered more of his attention than anything else, and his inability to compromise or collaborate on anything was frustrating to the extreme.

Early on in our relationship, we took a trip to visit my family in San Antonio, and were sitting around the kitchen table playing scrabble, with my father, who is a civil engineer, my step-mom, who is a college professor, and myself, with a master’s degree in a medical related field.  When he lost, he said flatly, “Your three small brains beat out my BIG brain.”  We all started laughing, and he was at a loss for words.  Alex loved to go around and talk about how “highly educated” he was, which was somewhat funny to me, since he has a bachelor’s degree in film (from a university where his mother was an alumnus) a field which is decidedly not very academic.  I have more education than he does, although I never went around describing myself as “highly educated” thinking this kind of pretentious.  Pretentiousness and arrogance, as it turned out, goes hand in hand with being Alex Cornfeld… it is part of his identity.

As a matter of fact, I heard fourth hand (Arthur told Ann Cornfeld who told my step-mom who told me) that early on in his career at ABC Properties that Alex had had a huge blow out with one of the partners, who had become irate after Alex came in and tried to exert his influence with a matter that he had little experience in.  This brashness, dismissiveness to other’s concerns, and arrogance is exactly what got him into trouble with the building on 69th street which subsequently caused the tenants to organize and demand changes to the current policies.

HIs reckless abuse of power became even more pronounced after I left him.  There were incessant arguments and he did began to put all his effort into subterfuge.  In fact, he screamed at me during an argument that he had spoken to a lawyer at one thousand dollars per hour to figure out how he could get full custody of the children.  When I told this to Arthur, he was surprised and said that he wasn’t sure where Alex might have gotten the money for this.  His current apartment is subsidized by his father, and in fact, is located in one of the buildings managed by ABC Properties, and Alex gets a salary from the company.  (This, however, does not account for his poker earnings, and money from unclaimed side businesses.  When we lived back in California and Alex was a regular at Hollywood Park, he had told me at that time that he earned 20-30k per year playing cash games two to four nights per week, and he divulged a lot of his game playing secrets to me, which I used on the site full tilt poker.)  There were numerous instances in which he changed appointments and meetings at the children’s school without telling me, neglected to send home school notices, or tell me about important events that had happened.  I certainly would not dream of imagining that he would have a supportive ear for any of the incidences of harassment which I endured, and which likely were related to his actions and possibly even financed by himself.

Whenever I would get upset about his callousness and thoughtlessness, he would offer to buy me stuff, and then would become angry when I told him his that his money could not assuage my anger with him.  On one occasion on a trip to Florida for a bar-mitzvah, he “accidentally” threw out the bottoms of one of my favorite bikinis.  Rather than making a sincere apology, he blamed me for being upset, and told me he would buy me a new swimsuit.  The resulting argument ruined our trip and necessitated a trip to the hotel shop to purchase an overpriced swimsuit which did not fit well and which I promptly gave away when we returned home.  It is not surprising that I wondered if Alex had a mild form of autism.  He exhibits almost no change in facial expression, and he is almost incapable of understanding the emotional responses of others.  In all honesty, it is more satisfying being alone than being stuck in a co-dependent, strained relationship with a roommate that I grew to despise.

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My Daughter’s Drawings

One of the most ironic things about this whole ordeal is that anyone who knows my daughter well knows that she prefers being with me, and does not like going to her father’s house, for various reasons, but mostly because his aloof demeanor makes my daughter feel ignored, and he is not the type to initiate conversations or structured play, something that my daughter, who has a very high IQ like I do, needs for stimulation. There is sort of a misconception by most people that children who are introverted or extremely organized have some sort of mental or personality disorder. On the contrary, research has found that children with high IQs are predominantly introverted and prefer reading or independent play compared to other children. Often, according to many child psychologists, they have trouble relating to their peers who are not as smart as they are. I made a special effort with my daughter to engage her and to draw her out, but over the past few months, I have noticed that she has become more and more withdrawn than ever before.

On Mother’s Day this year, my daughter gave me a card, with three horses, one mom (meant to be me) and two colts, representing herself and her brother. What was especially notable was that they eyes of the horses were extrememly small, and that the mother horse was wearing a bridle which almost entirely obscured her vision. Here is the picture:

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What struck me immediately is the difference in the facial expressions and color of these horses compared to what she used to draw.  Prior to this, she drew bright, colorful horses with huge expressive eyes, sparkles, rainbows, and lots of clouds and decorations.  The subdued colors and the tiny, unexpressive eyes are indicative of my daughter’s depressed mental state.  Although I have two professional degrees, I remember quite a bit from my college studies in psychology.  Following are old drawings from when she lived with me at my home, showing bright colors and joyful expressions on the faces of the horses.  The difference in styles of the faces and the emotional character of these drawings is extremely striking.

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My daughter has been suffering the most due to this whole ordeal.  All of the Cornfelds, including Ann Cornfeld, are aloof, sort of emotionally withdrawn intellectuals who, although they have no problem calculating profit/loss statements, struggle to relate at any sort of emotional level, and fantasy life escapes them entirely.  However, when it comes to buying favors and intimidating others with their money and abusing their power, they have no problem with this.

How to tell if your phone is tapped/hacked

This is a great clip about how your phone can be tapped/hacked without your knowledge.  I experienced quite a few of these with my first 4G phone, including 1) shortened battery life 2) phone being hot when I picked it up  3) phone lighting up without being touched  4) strange text messages with numbers and codes  5) echoing and background noise while talking