‘Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen’ Podcast Fingers Suspect In Long Operating Scam — Shocker — She’s A He
The infamous scam artist is known as the Hollywood Con Queen has preyed upon aspiring members of the Hollywood community who’ve been drawn to Jakarta the do they’re separated from their savings. The scammer who has ragged the identities of revered Hollywood executives could well per chance now now not be ready to characteristic underneath the cloak of deception for great longer. Tonight in its ninth and subsequent to closing episode, the podcast Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen divulges the identity of a person the makers call a prime suspect.
We’ll leave it to the podcast to present an clarification for the identity of the alleged perpetrator, however it completely’s now now not too great of a spoiler alert to present an clarification for that the alleged culprit, the “Queen,” is in point of fact a one who is of Indonesian descent, residing in the UK. A master of accents with an capacity to conceal his issue to sound male or female, the person has to this level successfully pretended to be one in all a coterie of female Hollywood moguls, and others female and male who in point of fact work in the change. The scammer has curved aspiring filmmakers, security consultants, bodily trainers and hair and makeup personnel, who occupy been coerced into traveling to Jakarta with promises of employment. There, they ended up fronting cash for things, with a promise of compensation that never materialized. It looks like a laborious hook to swallow on the skin, however when you stumble on at one in all the first items on the scam that changed into published in 2018 by Deadline and featured first hand testimony from victims and advance victims, the scam seem plausible and cruel in the technique it preyed upon the hopes and ambitions of those that seen of mission to expend a step up in the Hollywood food chain. Worse, victims led the scammer to others in their circle, when belief changed into constructed, main to original victims. It changed into a scam made the total extra plausible by the polished shipping of the person claiming to be a extremely efficient Hollywood lady like Amy Pascal, Sherry Lansing, Stacey Snider or Gigi Pritzker. The exact ladies occupy been anxious to be taught their identities had been ragged for harmful capabilities. Victims occupy been requested to stamp NDAs and so that they didn’t attain out to the precise movie other folks to search out out if the opportunity they’d been supplied changed into legit.
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Podcast hosts Josh Dean and Vanessa Grigoriadis grew to alter into smitten by finding the perpetrator who has operated from the shadows till now. Right here is a snippet of the scam artist pretending to be the director Doug Liman that makers of the podcast shared with Deadline, as he tries to sink the hook into an actor who cooperated with the podcast in attempting to plan out the suspect. In the crash, those efforts worked. The podcast sequence is successfully payment a hear, and in accordance with the producers, the FBI and global law enforcement will be closing in soon on the suspect.
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If Tiger King made for appointment viewing, can a Con Queen sequence additionally thrive? Atlas Leisure’s Andy Horwitz and Circle of Confusion’s Charles Mastropietro, who’ve helped with the sleuthing that went into exposing the suspect, will soon check the waters. “For the explanation that podcast came out, there changed into tremendous noise with the election and with COVID,” Horwitz acknowledged. ” We didn’t want to expend a stumble on at packaging a TV prove at a time all americans changed into distracted and so we let the podcast roll out, and make viewers.”
The podcast has constructed its own momentum and has over a million downloads.
“We’ve gotten a tremendous amount of incoming calls from showrunner brokers and writer’s reps, asking had we belief about turning this into a sequence,” Horwitz acknowledged. “We are factual starting up preliminary conversations with writers about what that can per chance maybe stumble on like. We devour there must be a documentary sequence as successfully and our purpose is to expend a stumble on at to search out a condominium for both and in a excellent world it could maybe be the identical purchaser and the identical platform. Netflix did Tiger King and Amazon got the scripted sequence and if I’m a purchaser I would expend both, with a documentary creating a massive viewers for a scripted prove that can advance six months later.”
The tenth and final episode will drop December 3, adding whatever chaos is created by naming the suspect. The hope of those fervent is that some of the those that occupy been scammed and lost cash and hope can expend part in the sequence. While the scam artist has hatched a preference of bogus productions that weren’t precise and produced most productive heartache, damaged dreams and empty wallets, it would be an proper understatement if the scammer grew to alter into the catalyst for precise projects populated by victims who could well per chance also build abet some of the cash they lost.
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