Bangkok: It Won’t Be Easy to Exonerate John Tighe

John Tighe in handcuffs, arrested for possession of child porn found on computers he did not own.

By Bangkok

I agree that people should help donate money to John Tighe’s prison account, if he needs it.

The thing is, I really doubt that he needs people giving him commissary money since you can only have a small account balance anyway.

I’m sure that John’s doing just fine with his commissary account.

I think it’s rather bizarre that everybody here is assuming John’s penniless and without friends or family who can send him his monthly commissary balance.

However, there’s another point I want to make.

Frank is telling us that he believes there will be an ‘exoneration’ of John Tighe.

But Frank is not acting in his capacity as an unbiased journalist here. Instead, Frank is acting in his capacity as a guy totally ‘enamored’ with John Tighe.

This is nothing more than ‘fairytale-style’ wishful thinking on Frank’s part.


Because no state trooper will EVER admit to framing John Tighe.

It will take MORE than John’s own ‘word’ that he was framed.

John’s WORD (all by itself) is not enough to even get him a hearing on the matter.

In the eyes of the law, John is a convicted felon and his WORD is equivalent to every other felon who says he’s innocent. They all claim that.

Frank is just not being honest with us about the complexity of exonerating a convicted felon.

Frank is leading us to believe that if John gets out of prison and writes a blog post accusing NY state troopers of framing him, the Justice Department will immediately hold a hearing and clear his record. LOL.

That’s BULLSHIT. It’s a lot harder than that to ‘exonerate’ somebody.

Even with REAL EVIDENCE, it can take YEARS for that to happen.

However, in John’s case, there is no evidence other than his ‘word’ (which has the meaning of shit to authorities, cuz he’s a convicted felon).

What about the testimony of Keith or Clare Bear?

Regardless of John’s hope that Keith will eventually come clean, he just won’t. Ever. For any reason.

What about Clare Bear helping John in exchange for lesser jail time?

Nope. The chances of that happening are SLIM since the government ain’t gonna cut her any special deals UNLESS she’s got REAL EVIDENCE that NY State Troopers have actually framed John Tighe.

Her WORD (all by itself) won’t be enough to even get a hearing on the matter, since she’d have an incentive to lie if it meant lesser jail time.

And I seriously doubt that NY State Troopers sent Clare emails talking about how they intended to frame John Tighe. LOL.

Likewise, I seriously doubt that anybody from NXIVM ever ‘paid off’ any NY State Troopers directly, so there’s likely no financial trail to prove corruption there.

Here’s the likely reality…

NY State Troopers knew that Keith and Clare wanted for Tighe to be indicted. They didn’t need to be told directly.

Therefore, they likely took matters into their own hands to facilitate that indictment, without actually being paid off or sending emails to confirm what they were doing.

They were likely doing favors for NXIVM in the hopes of being given future favors themselves.

Look, people, Frank couldn’t even get Clare Bear tried for racketeering, LOL, even with TONS of REAL evidence proving her involvement in the NXIVM racketeering enterprise.

Getting John Tighe ‘exonerated’ will take a HELL OF A LOT more effort than convicting Clare Bear of racketeering.

Frank needs to be more honest with us about the chances of exonerating John Tighe. It won’t be a cakewalk.

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  • People don’t think Tighe is penniless, they think they are heros for saying that they will put money in his account (they probably won’t, but it feels good and think it makes them look good to others to say it) and others should as well. It’s the same, all-talk, no-action mantra that we’ve seen many times before in the comments section on this website.

    Regarding Tighe’s exoneration, I agree it will take hard evidence. However, Raniere is the ultimate selfish individual and if he knows anything he will be squealing more than when Bubba gets ahold of him. Same with Bronfman, there are reports she is subject to additonal charges, so she has a large incentive to squeal as well, as do the remainder of the NXIVM defendants. It’s quite ironic that the people in the best position to help Tighe are the perps.

  • Why should Tighe be exonerated ? Keith should be exonerated He is innocent. This is not justice. Tighe will be out in a year. Who needs him ? The world needs Vanguard



    • Pea – The world obviously shrank to only include you and eight diehard delusional followers who attended the closing arguments at the trial. Small world.

    • Pea, you are of the people from Keith s party that needs professional help. Your in way over your head. That goes for Dawn Morrison as well. Several people have stated that you both need help. Please for the people that love you, they will be grateful that you did. We will pray for you in the mean time.

  • Dearest Bangkok,

    “It Won’t Be Easy to Exonerate John Tighe”, no shit.

    I think every adult that is familiar with John Tighe’s story knows how difficult it will be to exonerate him.

    Bangkok on a side note you are right about the commissary account although for different reasons that you state.

    I hope John Tighe is exonerated and Bangkok nodody needs you to point out the obivious even Tex.

    How goes the solo A.T.M project?

    And are you taking donations of mouthwash?

  • Many people don’t think John Tighe is innocent , there is nothing to indicate that he is. He admitted his guilt ! Way to much child pornography was on his computer .

    • The odd thing, however, was that the child porn was evidently accessed only once, which is odd to say the least. More importantly it was on a computer that was quite possibly not John’s computer. This is a genuine matter worthy of fuller investigation.

      • True Frank. Actual addicts have many more than ONE image on their computer. Something stinks to high heaven.

      • Yes, seems very unlikely it was his. Those into that kind of thing have loads of it. It almost screams “plant” that there was not much.

      • Frank, couldn’t you get the attention of the US Attorney who will be prosecuting Clare Bronfman or at her sentencing? Perhaps they could ask her the truth about John’s arrest. Don’t you think they owe you one? Or two….?

  • You’re blowin’ smoke, pal. From all indcations, Clare Bear ain’t walkin’ away from this one with just an ankle bracelet as a souvenir. And if that trial opens up, I’d place my money on betting there’s enough evidence to clear John Tighe.

  • the rumor i heard was
    john tighe took photos on the secret necker island coaches summit that would expose something that would hurt some important people. john may not even know the value of what he had but taking no chances state troopers were bribed or blackmailed with honey pot sex to replace these photos with child porn
    after the trial i believe this more

    • this smells about right … they planted child porn on bernie’s facebook page back in 2nd q 2016 to shut down his shit before important primaries .. its what they do it’s their “MO”

      hopefully, the truth will rise like a Pheonix and the innocent freed asap

    • John is guilty of having child porn on his computer. I’m gain for doing what someone else said about this matter. Ask John when he gets out if he had child porn on his computer. If he says yes, we ask him what he has done to remedy his problem. If he says he was framed, We ask him to take a lie detector test about this and we publish al the results.
      Nobody here wants to a child porn guy being pushed as a saint do we?
      Anyone have a problem with this remedy? I think it’s a good one.
      Frank says he ” believes” John was framed. Well- 6 or 7 women ” believed” Keith was a good man to and he wasn’t.

      I think Frank does not care if John enjoys child porn. Do you Frank?

      • I don’t think John had child porn on his computer. I think it was planted on a computer that did not belong to John and I hope to prove it.

        • kudos frank clear direct straight up stone cold …. alex tossed some real dirtshit your way {of course frank cares about child porn fool he clearly HAS a moral compass}

          lots of shitkickin monkeys suddenly throwing shade for the pedos against researchers this week

          they are desparate they are being exposed its ugly and its all about to blow wide open

          best to you in your pursuit of truth we have your back

        • Well, if those are the facts, then kudos to you for standing up for this. Did John tell you that he did not have child porn on his computer? If not, then are we just hopeful for something we believe to be true. That’s what CNN does. I hope were better readers than that.

    • So Nancy Salzman, Kristin Kreuk, Allison Mack and Sara Bronfman posed for pictures for John Tigue? 🤔

      • sorry nothing so obvious because Tighe didn’t even realize what he had, someone was doing something in the background of the photos that they shouldn’t be doing or maybe weren’t even supposed to be there and people freaked was the rumor

    • Tighe was never on Necker Island so he could never take photos. Photos were leaked to him from one or more people who were on Necker Island which he displayed on his blog.

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