Chapter Seven: Some Information About Lauren
Everything provided in this post is truth to the best of my knowledge. Some names have been changed to protect those I believe to be innocent parties (or at the request of those who provided the information). The chat transcripts, tweets, and other photographs are used under the fair use act and are available publicly anyway so I’m merely pointing people in that direction. I have very little real information on the woman who ran Tattle-Crime.com other than my own experiences and conversations with her which I am recalling as 100% factual to the best of my ability. However with any story like this one must realize that it’s best to take it with a grain of salt. As much information as I have, I also have very little information. If you know who ran the site Tattle-Crime.com or currently are connected to her in any way I advise you to call your local authorities. She is in severe need of mental help. You can view videos, proof, pictures, and more in much greater detail at my website: http://www.TattleCrime.Org.
When TC met Lauren she was 17 years old. I am unsure how they “met” exactly because they only initially made contact online either via tumblr or twitter. As TC’s account is protected now I can’t see all the tweets she ever sent Lauren or the tweets that Lauren sent her. Considering what her tweets to Jaimie looked like before they started talking I imagine the meeting was quite similar. Lauren was an artist in the Hannibal fandom and a damn good one at that. She did hyper realistic portraits of the cast. TC had an obsession with artists (probably still does). Gail is an artist (even if she’s pretty bad at it) and so is Lauren. Roxy doesn’t do much of anything so I’m not even sure how they got involved with each other beyond TC stealing her from her previous boyfriend at the end of season one. More on that later. I do know that when they first started to talk and sexual role-play Lauren was a minor.
TC was making promises to Lauren about the nature of her art. Promising her that she would get her an official job with NBC. TC had some idea that she was going to get hired by Bryan Fuller to run an official blog because her blog was already so good he would eventually have to hire her. The thing is, she was already providing all the content for free there really was no need to hire her for anything (that and the fact that she was crazy as a bag of cats and there were already people running the official blogs). However, Lauren is, well not an idiot, but she is extremely naive and was even more so at the time of meeting TC so she believed this. TC had the benefit of having Fuller follow her on Twitter and talk to her regularly. As well as Martha, Tool Bag Rick, and the woman who played Freddie named Lara Jean Chorostecki. Since she could show Lauren that she was “totally friends” with these people (even though it was nothing beyond an occasional chat with them on Facebook or twitter) Lauren bought into it and started to do free art for TC.
It was good art too. I mean things that she was charging people hundreds of dollars for when they commissioned her (and rightfully so) but TC convinced her that the free work would be well worth it because of all the exposure she’d get and that Bryan Fuller would totally see her art and love her and she’d get hired to work on the show. Not sure in what capacity or anything but it didn’t matter because Lauren was stupid enough to believe it. Get them young and dumb, that’s TC’s motto and that’s exactly what she did with Roxy as well. Since Gail was already with TC at the time of the start of the show I have no idea how she plays into the picture other than the fact that she seems just as mentally ill as TC, maybe a tiny bit less. A bit more functional.
Lauren never actually got a job with NBC. The best she got was Rick tweeting some of her art once a week that she provided for free and they never paid her for. She wasn’t getting that much exposure either. Though TC has about eight thousand followers on twitter, Lauren only has about 1500. A number that you’d think would at least be double that considering how much TC promoted her and how much the official accounts retweeted and talked about her. Still she has less followers on twitter than me and I’m not even that popular doing what I do. There isn’t much know about Lauren currently, where she is and who she is with, but it’s a safe bet to say she’s still living at that house with TC and she’s in a very bad situation that she refuses to get out of because she was more or less brainwashed into thinking TC knows what’s best for her and will take care of her (even if she’s doing anything but that).