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Court Records Expose Shelley Lubben's Trail of Bad Debts

Springville, Calif. -- A pair of filings in Tulare County courts detail a trail of bad debts left by disgraced anti-porn crusader Shelley Lubben.

When Shelley's  husband, Garrett, divorced her after she cheated on him with a ranch hand named Joe Valley, she received a large number of assets, including full title to a Balch Park Road property (a.k.a. The Lubben Ranch) in her divorce settlement, which was concluded in July 2016.

Readers will recall that Mrs. Lubben's Balch Park home burned to the ground in a drug lab fire in March 2018.

Valley is currently serving a state prison term for the DUI hit-and-run killing of a cyclist a short distance from the Lubben Ranch. A neighbor reported that Lubben was drunk when she drove from her home shortly after the crash, leaving Valley alone on the ranch to greet the California Highway Patrol.

The question of who exactly owns the Balch Park Road property is a murky one, to which we will return at another time. Lubben apparently sold all or most of it to a man named Sirjoe Carmona, but has received insurance money after the fire, which would indicate that she retained an insurable interest.

According to documents on file in Tulare County, Lubben received $100,000 from Carmona in June 2017, plus a $200,000 promissory note, to be paid off at the rate of $1,000 per month.

Shelley also received a large number of assets in her divorce settlement, which was concluded in July 2016.

And in April 2018, Lubben received a $144,000 property and casualty insurance payment for the destruction of her home and personal possessions in the drug lab fire.

Yet somehow Shelley Lubben didn't feel the need to pay her credit debt.

In February 2017, Discover Bank sued Shelley in Porterville for $8984.35 in unpaid charges to her Discover Card.

The bank won via default judgment in November of that year.

The default judgement paperwork:

A second collections lawsuit, filed in Visalia by Midland Funding in March 2018, was also lost by Shelley via a default judgment.

Midland Funding is one of the nation's biggest buyers of unpaid debt, so it's unknown at this point where the debt originated. 

This time, the damage was $10,169.70

The Request for Entry of Default (notice the date is one month after Shelley received $144,000 in insurance money):

Shelley also left Chase Bank holding the bag for $2,453.54, and failed to pay Macy's $8,902.37.

That's $30,509.96 in bad debts -- and there were others for which figures are not available

Let's all hear it for this fine Christian woman who wants to tell all of us how to live.

UPDATE: On January 14, 2019, Department Stores National Bank also filed a collections action against Shelley Lubben in Tulare County Superior Court. The amount of debt in that case is not yet known.

Shelley Lubben Accused Current Boy-Toy Of Rape, Assault With Deadly Weapon

New details revealed in court documents

What effect will this case have on the curious DV charges she brought against her then-husband, Garrett?

Springville, Calif -- A lot of readers have been enquiring about Joe Valley, the luckless (and otherwise homeless) captive boyfriend of former anti-porn scamster and self-promoter par excellence, Shelley Lubben.

Frankly, I feel very sorry for this kid, and here's why:

Since breaking the news about the then-married Lubben's affair with Valley, which began in the summer of 2015, we've learned more about their tumultuous relationship.
First published pic of the star-crossed couple

As noted previously, on Christmas Eve 2015 (incidentally, also Valley's 26th birthday), the bleach-blonde Mrs. Robinson wanna-be dialed 911 about an attack at the Springville ranch property her husband had purchased.

The Tulare County sheriffs took Joe Valley into custody, and he was booked on early Christmas morning.

Valley, who had been living in his Jeep until Mrs. Lubben beckoned to join her atop the mountain, was unable to pay his bond, and remained in jail until trial. 

Presented here for the first time is the felony criminal complaint against Joseph Valley, which was filed by the District Attorney on December 29:

Now, rape and assault with a deadly weapon are no laughing matter. Yet, according to a spokesman for the Tulare County Superior Court, Valley was able to "plead to one count, while the others were dismissed." Surely DNA evidence would point to Valley. Did Lubben change her story?

His charge of domestic battery lowered to misdemeanor-level, Valley was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with credit for time served, given probation, and released on March 22, 2016.

By then, Lubben's husband, Garrett, had already refused her numerous pleas for a second chance, and filed for divorce... setting the stage for a Lubben-Valley reunion.

What does all this mean for the curious DV charges she brought against her then-husband, Garrett, then retracted under penalty of perjury, before attempting to retract her retraction?

More on this ongoing story, as Shelley Lubben's December 5, 2016 appearance on the witness stand looms.

Pink Cross Foundation 2015 Tax Returns Revealed

Official filings detail the collapse the unsustainable scam nonprofit

Analysis to come, but the returns pretty much speak for themselves.

California Return

Federal return

Thanks to Garrett Lubben for providing the returns.

The Devil and Shelley Lubben, episodes 1 - 4

"The Devil And Shelley Lubben" is a documentary exposé of radical anti-porn crusader Shelley Lubben of Pink Cross Foundation, narrated by Sam Phillips, and starring Nina Hartley, Julia Ann, Julie Meadows, Kayden Kross, Melissa Monet, Sierra Sinn, Savannah Jane, Sinnamon Love, Michelle Avanti, Taryn Thomas, Dave Cummings, Guy DiSilva, Danny Wylde, Jenni Case, Anna Span, Ernest Greene, Michael Whiteacre, Jessi Fischer, Jordan Owen, Raven Touchstone, Alana Evans, with the special participation of Garrett Lubben, and featuring Shelley Lubben as "The Rebel Prophet"

An addict, former prostitute, and star of a handful of long-forgotten porn videos from the 1990s, Lubben is now an anti-porn evangelist and self-described "Rebel Prophet."

Episode 1 deals with Shelley's childhood in suburban Southern California, her early life as a con artist and sex worker, and her claims that her relatively short time sidelining in the adult movie business was the direct and sole cause of her lifelong medical problems.

Episode 2 explores Lubben's claims about, and characterizations of, the adult film industry and the people who work in it.

The Devil And Shelley Lubben - episode 2... by MichaelWhiteacre

Episode 3: The story picks up in 1994 Los Angeles, with Lubben washing out of the porn industry, meeting and marrying a young drug dealer, and beginning her exodus from California. The documentary also explores "The Shelley Lubben Myth" -- the self-serving, fictionalized version of her life story that Lubben has created -- as well as her fabled "recovery."

The Devil and Shelley Lubben - Episode 3: Exodus by MichaelWhiteacre

Episode 4 of the documentary exposé of anti-porn fanatic Shelley Lubben and her sham non-profit organization, Pink Cross Foundation debunks another segment of "The Shelley Lubben Myth" -- her allegation that she and her infant were abandoned and neglected by her unloving parents --  through the examination and comparison of her ever-changing accounts of those years, as well as private correspondence, first-hand testimony, and photographic evidence.

Episodes 1 & 2: Written, produced and directed by Lydia Lee and Michael Whiteacre.
Episodes 3 & 4: Written, produced and directed by Michael Whiteacre.
Photographed by Michael Whiteacre and Alex Shebanow. Edited by Michael Whiteacre.


All interviews were shot exclusively for The Devil and Shelley Lubben.

All non-sourced quotations in the documentary derive from Lubben's autobiography, "Truth Behind The Fantasy Of Porn", as well as the following published accounts:

Shelley Lubben Shares Her Story

The views expressed in these videos comprising The Devil and Shelley Lubben are those of the individuals speaking, and are neither intended to be reflective of, not endorsed by, any entity with which the speaker may be, or may have been, affiliated. This video is not sponsored, endorsed by, or affiliated with, any person or entity depicted, quoted or referenced herein, other than its authors, nor with any other person or entity affiliated with any of them.