Bangkok: Dan Glavin’s Story Seems Fishy; Keep Exposing Laura Hoeppner

Was Dan Glavin just an errand boy or seasoned drug dealer who brought drugs into a community?

Yes, it is true, Bangkok is back. After a hiatus of several months, our acerbic commenter has returned, and surprisingly over a story about Dan Glavin.  That story: Is Swami ‘Victim,’ Daniel Glavin, a Coconspirator, Predator or Exaggerrating?

Although it may be a spoiler, Bangkok makes requests towards the end of his post. And the answer is yes, Bangkok, your wish shall be granted.

By Bangkok

Great article about Dan Glavin, Frank!

I was getting bored for a while, but this one was a grand slam. 🙂

I’ve always believed Dan was purposely downplaying his drug dealing, drug using, and possible sex history with members of the ashram.

He admitted he was dating/fucking Jen Wilhelm —- and she’s basically equivalent to a female version of Satan.

Dr. Jen Wilhelm, Chiropractor

Yet, Dan pretends he was just a naive choir boy who didn’t know anything about a lot of stuff going on there.

He pretends that he was just a lowly ‘gofer’ or ‘errand boy’ for the Swami, not a drug dealer.

Yeah fucking right. I’m not buying that shit.

I have no doubt that Dan actively let the Swami know about his drug connections, in an effort to curry favor with the Swami and enhance his status at the ashram.

I have no doubt that he was looking to be the Swami’s able lieutenant.

He kissed, she tells. Dan stands still.

The emails between the Swami and Dan — like the asbestos email — demonstrate just how much the Swami TRUSTED Dan (which only comes when you’re REALLY CLOSE with somebody).

Thus, I have no doubt that Dan was much closer to the Swami than he admits.

I also question why Dan says that Shoemaker kissed his girlfriend (now wife) in front of him, yet he did NOTHING but sit there and be quiet.

Did J. Michael Shoemaker really forcibly kiss Jessica, in her boyfriend, Dan Glavin’s presence?   

What kind of a MAN does nothing when somebody forces his mouth onto his future wife?

Not sure it really happened like that.

He now appears smitten with Laura Hoeppner’s documentary credentials —- and he seems to be orchestrating an anti-Parlato campaign to turn ex-members of the ashram against Frank.

He seems to be under Laura’s ‘spell’ and he’s trying to make himself a leader —- probably hoping that he’ll get some fame.

Frank was the person who spent HOURS interviewing Dan and his wife.

And how did they repay him? By betraying him and calling Frank a selfish man.

Frank was the person who originally gave Dan and his wife the chance to be heard —– so I think it says a lot about Dan’s character, or lack of character, when he recently called Frank selfish.

I’d love to read more about Laura’s attempts to manipulate people behind the scenes.

Keep exposing Laura, Frank.

Laura Hoeppner 

Keep exposing the games being played behind the scenes by Laura and Judas (Dan)

It’s definitely entertaining to read. 🙂

Have a good day. 🙂

 

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  • I just wanted to add an additional comment here.

    Of all the people that are part of this story, Dan Glavin and Jessica Stirton are probably the least of ‘victims’ —– and I don’t see how they’ll gain much fame or sympathy trying to weave themselves into the ‘victimhood’ narrative.

    Let’s examine their short story.

    While reading Jessica Stirton’s first interview with Frank, I noticed that her only FACTUAL claim to victimhood is that she claims Shoemaker kissed her in public one time (while also admitting that she never told him ‘no’ and never pulled away or told him afterward that it was not okay to do that again).

    Likewise, Dan Glavin never said or did anything —- after witnessing this alleged kiss.

    Why did they both fail to do anything? Based on their own SELF-SERVING explanations, it was because they both would have been homeless if they said anything.

    What the fuck? I call bullshit.

    They both claim that they had nowhere else to go.

    This was a COUPLE and BOTH OF THEM could have worked full-time, even while attending school, if necessary, to pay the rent for a cheap apartment —- just like millions of other poor people do every day in America.

    They were not ‘helpless’ —- like they claim.

    They were LAZY and enjoyed living cheaply at the compound.

    Anyway, that single ‘public kiss’ is the only FACTUAL claim that Dan and Jessica have to victimhood here.

    Let’s examine the rest of their story.

    The rest of their story involves Shoemaker offering to let Jessica go to gemology school —— which she and Dan automatically ‘assume’ or ‘interpret’ (with no direct proof) that he intended to sexually abuse her in the future (sexually assault her without consent).

    While it’s true that Shoemaker is no saint, there’s just no ‘facts’ to prove that offering her the chance to go to ‘gemology school’ is an act of planned sexual abuse —- mostly because Shoemaker had other women at the compound (that he never sexually assaulted) whom he also helped financially.

    The act of sending her to gemology school, for the sole purpose of getting laid one day, seems a bit too extravagant of a theory —– since there are tons of local escorts more attractive than Stirton who can be hired INSTANTLY, for peanuts, instead of having to shell out tens of thousands of dollars on gemology school & living expenses, and then waiting months or years to maybe get laid one day. LOL.

    The claim (by Dan) that his wife is ‘extremely attractive’ (and therefore Shoemaker could not have had any other motives in helping her) is a little speculative —- mostly because I don’t find Jessica Stirton to be more than mildly attractive, at least by Southern California standards.

    I’m just not buying that story. It’s clear that Shoemaker has some type of business involving gemology and was looking to recruit loyal followers to aid him in that business.

    Stirton had just graduated with a bachelor’s degree and was asking him for future guidance with her career —- so I don’t see the issue with him guiding her towards gemology school to eventually work for him one day, to aid in his gemology dealings.

    Is it possible he hoped that she’d consent to having sex with him one day, as a secondary reason?

    Sure, anything’s possible. But I seriously doubt that he’d shell out that kinda money, and wait months or years, for the SOLE purpose of MAYBE getting laid by a mildly attractive woman (this isn’t Miss Universe we’re talking about).

    If that’s their story of victimhood, I don’t see how that plays out for much sympathy.

    What I do see is this… Dan is hiding much of his activity from us while trying to downplay his role at the ashram.

    In my own opinion, I’d say that their combined story is lacking in ‘victimhood’ elements —– while containing many more elements of culpability. Especially in light of the fact that Dan admits to basically being the ashram’s inhouse drug dealer for a while, among other things.

    There were legit victims at the ashram who were taken advantage of for years —— but Dan Glavin and Jessica Stirton were not really victims IMO.

    Have a good day.

    • *Just to be clear, whenever I used the phrase “getting laid” —- I meant getting laid consensually, by hoping that she’d eventually consent to being one of his many sexual partners, after months or years of attending gemology classes or working for him in the future.

    • Hard to believe you’re lurking here making comments. Maybe ill call you and we can talk about how the drugs are calling you. Man i hope Megan doesn’t come forward. That was a recent one.

      • I wish Megan would come forward. She was the most recent, as she was raped, and happened in Gold Beach. She is the reason that Jessie left.

        • Who would ever expose a victim like this????????
          This is so disappointing that her business get laid out like that. The victim’s identities should and can be kept anonymous. It is detestable to me that anyone would name a victim to further their own ambitions.

          Megan, if you’re out there: I’m here too.

          She doesn’t need to talk to Frank or Jayne or Ruth, good GOD.

          But if she wants to talk to Carol Merchasin, she can help.

          Do not cast victims out for the wolves. I will not stand for it. I will not stand for insult added to injury.

          And if that came from a loyal Swami devotee: fuck off we’re coming for You NEXT

          • Is this Carol? Are you fishing for $$$$ and an NDA? Are you the one who dropped Megan’s name in the first place?

  • Bangkok, your assessment is logical from an outsider’s perspective… as someone who has no firsthand knowledge of Shoemaker or the Movement Center. I was a member for more than a decade. I was gone before Dan arrived… so I don’t know Dan or his circumstances, but I do know Shoemaker and the Movement Center community and both the dynamics and the deceit that existed there. Dan’s account is completely believable to me.

    Firstly, the only people who know about Shoemaker’s drug use are those he wants to know. Only a handful of very close committed students in the inner circle know. Certainly no “new student” would ever know. People there thirty years didn’t know. It is how Shoemaker was able to keep the group together as a going concern. Every new student came to the center hoping for something better and generally that meant opening up about what they have been dealing with and where they are coming from. You are encouraged to trust the group and particularly Shoemaker. “He is there to help you… that is his one goal… he needs nothing from you. Bla, bla, bla.” Everyone opens up about their past because they feel they are accepted and they can be helped. It is kind of like releasing a burden.

    So it is very believable to me that Shoemaker saw an opportunity when he learned that Dan had an issue with drugs. The community is very insulated and Shoemaker has complete control of everything that goes (or went) on there. So Dan didn’t orchestrate anything. He was manipulated. Also, you have to appreciate what a mind fuck it would be to see this person you believe (and has been proposed as) an enlightened renunciate “all powerful” being (who acts selflessly and beyond your comprehension) suddenly kisses your girlfriend. Deer in headlights moment. You would be stunned as your mind tried to process, “What the hell just happened?” There were husbands and boyfriends who discovered that Shoemaker was sleeping with their wives or girlfriends and who didn’t dare to do anything about it. So, again. You have to experience that environment and the kind of control that is exerted on the members to understand any of it. Yes… it makes no sense to someone who hasn’t experienced it. That environment is not the reality of the “outside” world. The fact that Dan can open up about how he experienced it (inclusive of his own transgressions) is no small feat. Right Ruth? And about the text messages between Dan and Shoemaker. Shoemaker will always be your “innocent” best friend when communicating with you, in order to get what he wants (“Hey buddy… I’m your trusted friend and I don’t understand what’s going on here… Can you help me?”). Look at the text messages that he sent Jessica about her mother… Such bullshit gaslighting.

    Finally, Frank… you have done a yeoman’s task in helping to expose Shoemaker… but you are also using victims and their stories; and as far as I am aware, you aren’t paying anyone anything. You benefit from these victims telling their stories on your site. Okay, you provide a vehicle for them. But you have also doxed innocents who left the center (in some cases) decades earlier. Naming people who probably don’t want to be named and certainly haven’t given you permission to do so. So, perhaps Laura Hoeppner is taking advantage and making money (it is her job… right?) from film making a documentary on this subject. I don’t know the woman. Certainly a good idea for everyone to be careful and protect themselves and how their stories are told…. But the story should be told and profiting from telling one’s story is up to the individual. Maybe it is enough to tell one’s story… which I assume is why people are doing exactly that here without getting paid.

    My two cents…

  • In other words: Swami was jealous of the attention Daniel was getting from all the girls in the ashram. So, he sought to drive him out.
    Take that stupid look off of your face Michelle. You little snitch, you.
    Tom Fabrizio was head of the secret police. He was told explicitly by Swami, “TRUST NO ONE:”
    I saw Fabrizio threaten a disabled person. Someone should have given him a good smack for that.

  • Here is what happened. Daniel Glavin was an energetic, good looking young guy at the Ashram. The girls liked him. He was getting a lot attention from Swami. He began dating Jen W. Swami doesn’t want competition, so he threw Daniel under the bus so to speak by exposing him to drugs, and weird sexual practices with one of the other Manson sisters. Swami intended to blow Daniel’s relationship with Jen up. And–he succeeded. The advice to Daniel now Wife, Jessica to become a gemologist instead of going to school is a good example of the wacky, screwy. horrible advice this guy gives young people.
    This is what happened. Am I on target Daniel?
    No,-there was no higher teaching involved, and no, there was no other version of the story. Other than Swami’s bullshit versions. The narrative that Daniel was ambitious and trying to get into the inner circle may well have been true, but it is still Swami’s responsibility to steer people in positive directions, not to put them in harms way.
    This is the real story. Wipe that smirk off your face, Jen and Moni. Or else someone might wipe it off for you. Theresa you little giggler. Fuck you. And–Sadhvi–you irresponsible cult leader you. There is no other narrative. This is what went down. Period. He placed drugs in front of a a young person who had a history of substance abuse. Fuck you Swami.

    • Horsetail, thanks for your very spot on observations..i think your right about Dan. I know you could write a book, so can you at least please write an article for Franks reports and share your story? You don’t have to use your real names, many have not used their names, but your truth can shine more light as I know you must have heard and seen and experienced it all in your days as the shram scam.

  • I had missed the text messages about asbestos removal. Clearly Dan was a trusted entity at that point- or sc had enough to bury him and didn’t have to worry.

  • I just wanted to add…

    Months ago, I originally chose to support Dan Glavin and his wife’s stories, even though I’ve always believed they were downplaying various things.

    Why did I support them back then? Mostly because I thought they were honestly helping Frank to take down the Swami.

    I figured that, it’s hard to take down a wretched & filthy person (the swami) unless you have the help of other wretched & filthy people —- because wretched people don’t often trust & communicate with non-wretched people.

    However, in light of Dan’s backstabbing behavior and egotistical attempt to create his own anti-Parlato tribe of ex-ashram members, I no longer support him.

    To be honest (and I mean this sincerely), that bald photo of Dan combined with his ape-style & meaning-looking ‘brow ridge’, has always led me to think that he looks like a wannabe mafioso enforcer or unsavory person. lol.

    Yeah, I know you can’t always judge a book by its cover. But I do it anyway.

    For Dan, I choose to believe that he’s probably an unsavory & self-centered person.

    Let’s put it this way… I would not invite him over for dinner anytime soon, as his manners are likely ungodly —- and he’d probably eat the main course of Chicken Kiev with his hands, rather than using the proper utensils.

    I require a certain level of refinement in my home.

    I am a decent and honorable human being.

    Have a good day.

  • I just wanted to add…

    Months ago, I originally chose to support Dan Glavin and his wife’s stories, even though I’ve always believed they were downplaying various things.

    Why did I support them back then? Mostly because I thought they were honestly helping Frank to take down the Swami.

    I figured that, it’s hard to take down a wretched & filthy person (the swami) unless you have the help of other wretched & filthy people —- because wretched people don’t often trust & communicate with non-wretched people.

    However, in light of Dan’s backstabbing behavior and egotistical attempt to create his own anti-Parlato tribe of ex-ashram members, I no longer support him.

    To be honest (and I mean this sincerely), that bald photo of Dan combined with his ape-style & meaning-looking ‘brow ridge’, has always led me to think that he looks like a wannabe mafioso enforcer or unsavory person. lol.

    Yeah, I know you can’t always judge a book by its cover. But I do it anyway.

    For Dan, I choose to believe that he’s probably an unsavory & self-centered person.

    Let’s put it this way… I would not invite him over for dinner anytime soon, as his manners are likely ungodly —- and he’d probably eat the main course of Chicken Kiev with his hands, rather than using the proper utensils.

    I require a certain level of refinement in my home.

    I am a decent and honorable human being.

    Have a good day.

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