Lubbens To Face Off June 9, at Divorce Conference in Bakersfield

Bakersfield, Calif - In the wake of domestic violence and sex scandals surrounding self-proclaimed "prophet" and former Pink Cross Foundation head Shelley Lubben, the beleaguered Garrett Lubben filed for divorce in March of this year.

Lubbens To Face-Off June 9, at Divorce Conference in Bakersfield
Shelley and Garrett Lubben, seen here during a disastrous PornHarms webcast
from their home in Bakersfield, will face each other in court June 9.

Last week, Kern County Superior Court in Bakersfield set the first date in the Lubbens' divorce proceeding: a Mandatory Settlement Conference on June 9 at 1:30 p.m.


The Lubbens are next scheduled to meet face to face on July 19 at 10 a.m., when Garrett has court dates in his criminal cases in Tulare County Superior Court: a Jury Trial setting in his September DV case, and a Jury Trial Confirmation in his October resisting arrest case.

Over on Facebook, Shelley doesn't seem all that upset about the divorce . . . and blames porn for her marital problems. Really.




"We"? Who's "we"? Garrett filed on you after the aforementioned series of events.

We will have copies of the divorce filings shortly, but for now, as an FYI for readers, here is the divorce process in California:




Garrett Lubben Criminal Court Dates Pushed to July

Porterville, Calif. -- In Tulare County Superior Court  Tues. April 12, 2016, new dates were set in the ongoing criminal cases against Garrett Lubben, husband of Shelley Lubben and co-founder of their scam nonprofit Pink Cross Foundation.

Garrett Lubben
Pink Cross Foundation closed down in January.

In 2015, Garrett, 43, and Shelley Lubben, 47, put their Bakersfield McMansion up for sale and Shelley moved way out in the country, to Springville, in California's Tulare County, while Garrett remained in Bakersfield so that the couple's youngest daughter wouldn't have to change schools.
As Pink Cross Foundation was continually exposed by Michael Whiteacre and others, the Lubbens downsized and lowered their profile, but trouble still followed them.

Garrett graduating from an unaccredited Bible College 

On September 8, 2015, Garrett, who was recently ordained and joined his wife in ministry, was arrested by Tulare County Sheriffs at the Lubbens' new home for domestic violence, and charged with Infliction of Corporal Injury on a Spouse/Cohabitant.

He bailed out the following day.
Then on October 8 of last year, the Tulare County Sheriffs were dispatched once again to the Lubben homestead, and Garrett, a former drug dealer from Chino, Calif., was carted off with a fresh set of charges: disobeying a court order (regarding the Sept 8 domestic violence charge), and resisting arrest.


His bond was initially set at $50,000. That’s a substantial bond.

On December 1, the Tulare County D.A.'s office opted to prosecute the new charges as well.

The need for cash might helps explain why the couple had been so eager to sell their previous home in Bakersfield at a discounted price (they finally sold it in December).
Shelley and Garrett
The battling Lubbens
But, it appears, the story is a bit more complex.

As revealed here last month, in 2015 Shelley had allegedly begun a fling with her "ranch foreman", a former dishwasher from Bakersfield named Joseph Valley (then age 26).

Shelley Lubben Sex Scandal -- Lubben vs.Lubben Divorce Case


Shelley Lubben Sex Scandal -- Lubben vs.Lubben Divorce case

But then Shelley phoned in a domestic violence case on him, too!

Valley, aged 27, was arrested by Tulare County Sheriffs early on Christmas morning, 2015. His bail was set at $50,000, which he was unable to pay.

Valley was convicted and sentenced, and eventually released on March 22, 2016

All of which causes one to wonder, did Garrett walk in on something back in September or October of last year?

Bear in mind, on Oct. 13, 2015, five days after being arrested a second time at Shelley's "Ranch", Garrett filed for a legal separation in Bakersfield.

On March 14, Garrett amended his petition to Dissolution of Marriage (divorce), and on March 24
proof was filed in Bakersfield that Shelley had been served with Garrett's divorce papers.


Garrett's criminal cases

Garrett Lubben was arraigned on November 3 for the September domestic violence charge in the Porterville division of the Tulare County Superior Court. The case # is PCM324571. 

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Garrett Lubben had been ordered to appear in Porterville for arraignment on the charge of Obstructing/Resisting a Public Officer in violation of California Penal Code 148(a)(1). That case # is PCM327330
However, Mr. Lubben failed to appear in court on Jan. 12, and a Bench Warrant was ordered by the court.

On Jan. 26, an attorney appeared on Garrett's behalf, and a Feb. 29 hearing date was set in both criminal cases.

At the February hearing, a date for trial setting was ordered for April 12, with a tentative Trial by Jury scheduled for April 14.

Tuesday, a new court date of July 19 at 10 a.m. was set in both of his cases: a Jury Trial setting in the September DV case, and a Jury Trial Confirmation in the October resisting arrest case.
Rollin' -- the high living Lubbens
Born on July 15, 1972, Garrett Theodore Lubben graduated Ontario Christian High School in 1990.

Lubben’s father Glenn, now deceased, had reportedly also been a pastor, but “fell to sexual sin”, Shelley has said.
The Justice Center in Porterville, California
 Watch for updates to this story.

Shelley Lubben Sex Scandal !! -- Lubben vs. Lubben

The Fall of the House of Lubben

More Domestic Violence Charges! Divorce! Paranoia! Photos! New twists emerge in the Shelley Lubben saga


I recently received the following email concerning our favorite anti-porn charlatan:

I will keep names out of this but i have worked for shelley for years and i have been to the "Lubben Ranch" and worked for shelley lubben and a man named joe. i was not aware of garrett going to jail until poeple around town were talking. i was introduced to this ranch hand/ foreman as the boyfriend of shelley lubben. i did some work for her, for which i was never payed, [sic] but the man she was living with i guess she called the cops for a domestic disturbance and he was arrested some time around the christmas holidays.

i snapped these pics off of shelleys laptop when she was outside. all i know is that they seemed to be in love and his name is Joe[. He's] locked up in porterville or tulare and he's originally from bakersfield. also she uploaded some videos of him on her facebook. in your story i would like to let shelley know i have been working for her for years. and she needs mental help oh and her husband is a good lover :)


Along with the message came the following two photos:

Shelley Lubben Sex Scandal -- Lubben vs.Lubben Divorce Case


Shelley Lubben Sex Scandal -- Lubben vs.Lubben Divorce case

Research indicates that "Joe" is Joseph Valley, aged 27, and that he was arrested by Tulare County Sheriffs early on Christmas morning, 2015. His bail was set at $50,000, which he has been unable to pay.

Mommy Wasn't Kissing Santa Claus


Garrett Lubben cuckolded by wife Shelley Lubben and Joseph Valley
Garrett, cuckolded


As I understand it, Shelley's husband, Garrett Lubben, was in Bakersfield watching the couple's two daughters -- so the youngest won't have to change schools -- while Shelley was in Springville apparently getting real cozy with Joe the ranch hand in the love nest where Garrett was arrested TWICE in 2015.
Did Garrett walk in on something?

And why is Joe in jail? 

Wouldn't you know it, Shelley called in another DV case to the Tulare County Sheriffs.


How Green Was My Valley?


Joe Valley does indeed hail from Bakersfield, where he had a few criminal cases, including:



The arrest log for the 2011 battery case lists his profession as "dishwasher".



The Springville "Lubben Ranch" is deeded in both Shelley and Garrett's names.

It will be interesting indeed to see how this all shakes out at Garrett's upcoming trial in Porterville in April.


Now what could have set off this chain of events?

Perhaps the answer lies here:

On Oct. 13, 2015, five days after being arrested a second time at Shelley's "Ranch", Garrett filed for a legal separation in Bakersfield.

What exactly did he walk in on?

Shelley Lubben Sex Scandal -- Lubben vs.Lubben Divorce case
SOURCE: Kern County Superior Court website

Today, March 14, Garrett amended his petition to Dissolution of Marriage (divorce).

Joe Valley is scheduled for release on March 22.

UPDATE (March 22): Joe Valley has been released from custody, his sentence served.

UPDATE (March 24): Shelley has been served with Garrett's divorce papers.

Shelley Lubben Sex Scandal -- Lubben vs.Lubben Divorce case
SOURCE: Kern County Superior Court website
Over on Facebook, Shelley doesn't seem all that upset . . . and blames porn for her marital problems. Really.


Shelley, no one asked you to fight porn. Oh that's right. . . God almighty woke you up on the middle of the night and appointed you prophet in charge of eradicating porn (and if so, you failed conclusively, as did -- by extension -- God, which of course makes no sense).

Nice that you "hope people were helped." I'm pretty sure if anyone was helped it was purely accidental.


"We"? Who's "we"? Garrett filed on you after the aforementioned series of events.


FYI for readers: here is the divorce process in California:


UPDATE (March 29) Shelley inches closer to Branch Davidian / Jonestown-level paranoia:

Shelley Lubben's pink handgun

Shelley Lubben with AR-15
The mismatched, clashing plaids are a bonus.


Be vewy vewy quiet...







Garrett Lubben Criminal Trial Dates Set For April

Judge orders Trial by Jury for Garrett Lubben on April 14

Porterville, Calif. -- In Tulare County Superior Court  Monday Feb. 29, 2016, trial dates were set in the ongoing criminal cases against Garrett Lubben, husband of Shelley Lubben and co-founder of their scam nonprofit Pink Cross Foundation.

Garrett Lubben
Pink Cross Foundation closed down in January.

In 2015, Garrett, 43, and Shelley Lubben, 47, put their Bakersfield McMansion up for sale and moved way out in the country: to Springville, in California's Tulare County.
As Pink Cross Foundation was continually exposed by Michael Whiteacre and others, the Lubbens downsized and lowered their profile, but trouble still followed them.

Garrett graduating from an unaccredited Bible College 

On September 8, 2015, Garrett, who was recently ordained and joined his wife in ministry, was arrested by Tulare County Sheriffs at the Lubbens' new home for domestic violence, and charged with Infliction of Corporal Injury on a Spouse/Cohabitant.

He bailed out the following day.
Then on October 8 of last year, the Tulare County Sheriffs were dispatched once again to the Lubben homestead, and Garrett, a former drug dealer from Chino, Calif., was carted off with a fresh set of charges: disobeying a court order (regarding the Sept 8 domestic violence charge), and resisting arrest.


His bond was initially set at $50,000. That’s a substantial bond.

On December 1, the Tulare County D.A.'s office opted to prosecute the new charges as well.


Perhaps this helps explain why the couple had been so eager to sell their previous home in Bakersfield at a discounted price (they finally sold it in December).
Shelley and Garrett
The battling Lubbens
Garrett Lubben was arraigned on November 3 for the September domestic violence charge in the Porterville division of the Tulare County Superior Court. The case # is PCM324571. 

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, Garrett Lubben had been ordered to appear in Porterville for arraignment on the charge of Obstructing/Resisting a Public Officer in violation of California Penal Code 148(a)(1). The new case # is PCM327330
However, Mr. Lubben failed to appear in court on Tuesday, and a Bench Warrant was ordered by the court.

On Jan. 26, an attorney appeared on Garrett's behalf, and a Feb. 29 hearing date was set in both criminal cases.

At the February hearing, a date for trial setting was ordered for April 12, with a Trial by Jury scheduled for April 14.
Rollin' -- the high living Lubbens
Born on July 15, 1972, Garrett Theodore Lubben graduated Ontario Christian High School in 1990.

Lubben’s father Glenn, now deceased, had reportedly also been a pastor, but “fell to sexual sin”, Shelley has said.
The Justice Center in Porterville, California
 Watch for updates to this story.

The Strange Case of Pink Cross Foundation's Sal Mckvey

The adult entertainment industry has its fair share of oddballs at its fringes, but in terms of pure weirdness, few reach the zenith that the character known as Sal Mckvey aka Sal Amaya has.

Sal Mckvey
Sal's first blip on porno radar came more than a decade ago, in 2005, when the members of adult forum XXXPornTalk (XPT) discovered him...




It was soon discovered that Sal was posting PRs about himself...



Some appeared suspiciously like cribbed news items about actual adult biz personalities, such as photographer Suze Randall.


Suze's daughter, Holly, recognized Sal:




The fantasyland PRs continued...

With that one, it was proven that Sal was cribbing other people's accomplishments and honors and simply changing their name and company to his:
Despite having been outed, Sal kept up this practice for a while...



Here's Sal's 'bio' circa 2006:

I am Sal Mckvey Also Known as Bobby Jones.. I am an Adult Nude Model, Also a new XXX starlet. I have appeared in counntless Adult Videoclips, & in tons of Photoshoots. Like my friend Devyn Devine says, we want to prove to the world that you do't have to be a skinny, implanted woman or be a hot guy to make it in this business. I love sex, and meeting people, and I love to have tons of fun.. I love my fans. I am so thankful to you everyday. Without fans, Sal Mckvey is no one. Thanks for checking out myspace profile! I’m really excited to have a place to keep in touch with all the cool people and people i know for a long time... Sal Mckvey" Bobby Jones" here at my site, thanks for visiting me!!! You guys better come back now, or even just stay for a little while, i have a lot to offer, ill be a good idea if u stick around!! 



From 2007 on XPT:

A 2008 post by Mckvey 

But where were Sal's porn scenes? People on porn forums had been enquiring about them for years.


And therein lay the problem: to date, I remain unaware of any available Sal Mckvey porn scenes or clips. There exists no evidence that he was ever a performer at all.

Sal was clearly a legend in his own mind. He even had, at one time, a site called TheLegendarySalMckvey.wordpress.com. Sal posted there until at least December 2011; through the magic of WayBackMachine, we can still glimpse his vision of himself:

https://web.archive.org/web/20120302142413/http://thelegendarysalmckvey.wordpress.com/

One post read:

hello people this is porn star sal mckvey… Im back!!!!! THE LATIN KING OF EROTICA IS BACK…..IM BACK AND GOING NOWHERE

Correct.

Along came a spider

In the fall of 2012, Sal, having failed conclusively at making a name for himself in the adult world, followed in the footsteps of other personalities on porn's fringe -- he signed on with Shelley Lubben and Pink Cross Foundation.



Ironically, Mckvey's name had been mentioned in a Shelley Lubben thread on XPT in 2008


When Lubben first announced Sal’s endorsement of Pink Cross, Sal told a friend that he’d been out of porn for two years, and his only job was “helping out” at the office of a Los Angeles area church. At that time, however, Sal’s Twitter account still retained mentions of “private shows,” and his Twitter and Facebook both featured pics of him in lascivious poses, sucking on a dildo...


...and in one instance, sucking on a penis.
Online, Sal's photos still featured him in full make-up and dressed (unconvincingly) as a woman — and in fact some of the close-up pics on his Facebook profile were actually stolen shots of female porn star Mercedes Ashley! [NSFW link] 
After Lubben was ribbed about all this online, Sal’s social media accounts were quickly scrubbed.

Although an actual porn career had eluded him, Shelley Lubben had made Mckvey an ex porn star.

Sal and Shelley Lubben. Source: YouTube screenshot
Sal and Shelley Lubben. Source: YouTube screenshot
Lubben posted a "testimony" in his name:

I have done photo shoots with some of the world’s most popular female porn stars and they, too, have to do drugs to get through a scene. Behind the scenes they are not happy. All of us adult stars hide behind our persona when we are on camera but when the camera is done filming, we go home and we are miserable.
I’m just really sick of the drama and drugs in porn. I will no longer spread my legs for the porn industry. I want out and I want to live a normal life. I want to find out who I really am without porn. I don’t want to be that porn character anymore. And I really feel if I don’t get out soon, that I will die. 
I know God has something better for me.
I know God has chosen me to be a better person. 
I hope my story helps you if you are considering doing porn. Porn has done nothing for me except destroy my life and I have nothing to show for my years in porn except a lot of pain.
Lubben added a plea for donations as a tag to Sal's "story":

Sal is now attending ministry school at Victory Outreach. He found a good job. He has never worked a normal job since he was sold into gay porn as a minor. So, please pray God would bless him in his new job. He really needs assistance with rent and living expenses while he heals from porn and attends ministry school and works a new job. He really needs a lap top for school. If you can help Sal, please donate at www.thepinkcross.org or mail your donation to:
Pink Cross Foundation . . . .
Thank you for caring about this precious man!
*Please pray for Sal as he continues to heal. Thank you for caring!
To the extent that Sal was ever in porn, he certainly left without having to be rescued by Lubben. What did Sal say he received from Lubben? Love, support and prayers – no mention of Lubben “rescuing” him out of porn or of having provided any financial assistance or valuable resources. She cheered him on in the "recovery" he undertook on his own.

Santa's little helper
But Mckvey was, in many respects, the perfect Pink Cross spokesperson: a straight-faced liar and delusional fraud who was accustomed to getting his picture taken with adult stars at convention appearances, and pretending they illustrated a close personal "connection".

It was but a short jump from this...


...and this...

...and this...


... and this...


to this:


Lubben saw his potential and, in July 2013, named him leader of a brand new Pink Cross Chapter in the San Fernando Valley.

The Strange Case of Pink Cross Foundation's Sal Mckvey

Aside from a Facebook page, and a booth at a peace march in October 2014, not much was heard about PCF/SFV again.

The return of Sal Mckvey

A suspicious "fan page" for Sal popped up in Nov. 2014 which went out of its way to warn visitors:

THIS PAGE IS NOT RUN BY THE PORN STAR SAL MCKVEY.. THIS IS JUST A FAN PAGE. RUN BY A FAN OF SAL.. WISHING HE CAN COME BACK

Yep.

Sal gives himself away, of course:
Remember, Sal was at this time actively supporting Shelley Lubben's anti-porn group and decrying his [alleged] experiences in and around adult entertainment.

In 2015, The Lubbens relocated to Springville, CA, and her husband Garrett was arrested twice  within 30 days for domestic battery and resisting/obstructing a peace officer. His trial date has been set for February 29, but may be continued until a later date.

In January 2016, a bloated Shelley Lubben announced via iPhone video that she had shut down the Pink Cross Foundation:


The Pink Cross website landing page now directs visitors to her personal website -- through which she is still available for paid bookings.

But what happened to Sal?

Meet Mercedes...
Sal Mckvey, February 2016
Sal, noticeably more svelte, says he is undergoing surgical transition to become a woman, and has selected the name Mercedes.
Sal also says that, although he still speaks to Shelley, he is no longer affiliated with her. According to Sal, Shelley made about $80,000 off of him through Pink Cross, and all Pink Cross paid for was his tummy tuck and the removal of fat from his arms.
Who could think of a better use of Pink Cross Foundation donors' money than a tummy tuck and liposuction for Sal Mckvey?


Pink Cross Foundation's Sal Mckvey and Shelley Lubben