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Afraid to Face the Music? Shelley Lubben Calls In Sick to Court, Offers No Doctor's Note

Bakersfield, Calif. -- Disgraced anti-porn crusader Shelley Lubben, who has apparently been in hiding since New Year's Eve, no-showed at her court date in Kern County Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon, after informing hr ex-husband's attorney that she had the flu but no doctor's note to prove it.

The ongoing case centers on Ms. Lubben's 2017 attempt to re-open her divorce case and get her hands on the Mexican timeshare property she ceded to him in their 2016 divorce.

In other words, Shelley Lubben no-showed at her own proceeding.



Today's hearing was scheduled months ago after a series of continuances in the case.



No one I spoke to in the Springville and Visalia areas (where Lubben resides) believes for a second that she is actually suffering from a cold or flu -- that is to say unless she caught one while prowling around and trespassing the property of her ex-housemates on New Years Eve.

That trespass resulted in a report being taken by Deputy E. Lemoine of the Tulare County Sheriffs on Dec. 31 -- the third report taken by the sheriffs while investigating claims that Mrs. Lubben has trespassed, robbed and vandalized the home and/or grounds, as well as harassed and threatened the residents.

The prevailing theory is that Lubben is afraid to show up in court, either because she will face a difficult cross examination, or because she fears being served with more legal papers.


Multiple witnesses confirm that Lubben -- an all-day drinker who soils herself when she doesn't get her alcohol in time -- is seriously on the skids. A few days ago she arrived extremely intoxicated at a Springville cafe -- so intoxicated in fact that they refused to serve her the alcohol she requested.

A history of harassment

In 2011, former adult performer Michelle Avanti filed for an order of protection against Shelley Lubben in Tulare County Superior Court in Visalia, and provided evidence that Lubben had begun threatening and harassing her when she fled Lubben's sham nonprofit Pink Cross Foundation and appeared in a video exposing Lubben as a manipulative, abusive addict. Official records indicate that Lubben had Pink Cross file two false complaints with Child Welfare Services, in an attempt to make Avanti lose custody of her young daughter.

Cases in three counties

Last year, Lubben was sued for wrongful death by the family of cyclist Octavio Munguia, who was killed in a DUI hit-and-run collision with Shelley Lubben's car while her boyfriend Joe Valley was behind the wheel. The next hearing date in Tulare County Superior Court for that case is January 23.

She has also been served by her ex-husband in a harassment case in San Diego County, in which her ex and his new wife seek protection from Lubben's ongoing threats and harassment. The next court date in that case is February 5, and this author has been called to testify.

Today's hearing in Kern County was continued until June 20. The judge ordered that if Mrs. Lubben cannot provide a doctor's note, the case will be dismissed.

As one can see, Shelley Lubben has quite a busy court calendar in 2019, and it's getting fuller by the day. An additional report will be filed shortly.

Shelley Lubben, Boyfriend Kicked Off School Property, Then CAUGHT ON TAPE

Shelley Lubben and Joseph "Homeless Joe" Valley Caught On Tape After Lubben, Reeking of Alcohol, Was Asked To Leave School Property


Bakersfield, Calif. -- On Friday, December 16, 2016, Shelley Lubben, 48, and boyfriend Joseph Michael Valley, 26, drove her Jeep to Bakersfield on a mission.

Lubben had recently been the recipient of a Cease and Desist letter from her ex-husband, Garrett, which directed her to stop using the names, likenesses and address of her ex and their two daughters, who reside with him and of whom he has physical custody.
An excerpt from the Lubben family's Cease and Desist letter to Shelley Lubben
Shelley, who will be forced to testify in court in February to substantiate the bizarre and dubious charges she has leveled against her ex, apparently saw the need to appear like a dedicated parent to the minor daughter she abandoned last year. Some might also say that she had an interest in trying to shore up character witness testimony in the case, as her daughter recently told her she never wanted to see her again and demanded that Shelley stay away from her.

Lubben turned up unannounced at her daughter's high school at around 2:00 pm, and spoke to a female academic counselor. The counselor had never met Mrs. Lubben, even though all three of her daughters had attended the school. Shelley Lubben only shows up when the occasion is about her.

Garrett, on the other hand, was a frequent visitor to the school over the years, for events and parent-teacher conferences.

Lubben reportedly smelled of alcohol and, after inquiring about her daughter's participation in clubs and sports, she asked a series of bizarre and suspicious questions, including how long her daughter's hair was, and which colleges she was considering attending. She told the counselor that she needed to connect with her daughter because her husband would be going to jail soon, and she wondered if she could see her daughter.

Alarmed by Lubben's erratic demeanor, the counselor reminded her that she had been given a portal to view her daughter's recent grades, but beyond that she'd have to look elsewhere.

Having not gotten exactly what she wanted, Shelley became hysterical and was promptly shown the door.  At around 2:30, she got back into the Jeep with Joe Valley, when a school security guard approached them to ask what they were doing there. Shelley told the guard she hoped to see her daughter as she walked to or from class. The guard's response was to immediately tell them to leave the property.

At 2:37, the school phoned Garrett Lubben, informed him of what had taken place, and assured him that Shelley would no longer be permitted on school premises and had been banned from attending her daughter's graduation.

Once Shelley and Joe hit the road, Shelley knowingly or unknowingly phoned the school. However, the call went poorly. To say the very least...
Shelley Lubben, Boyfriend Kicked Off School Property, Then CAUGHT ON TAPE

Instead of being connected to the someone at the high school, Lubben ended up unwittingly leaving a 6 minute voicemail recording that captured her private conversation with Valley.

The conversation, an audio file of which is in my possession, constitutes, in essence, Shelley's post mortem of her experience inside the school.

Shelley sounds anxious and complains that she was treated unfairly after she got emotional, "I didn't do anything wrong!" and strums her own banjo to the tune of "I'm such a fair and forgiving person."

The two talk over each other quite a bit, and as Joe tries to calm Shelley and make sense of what just happened, at approximately 90 seconds in, he non-chalantly asks "Are you on speed?" Lubben registers neither surprise nor outrage at the question.

Lubben has long claimed to be a reformed drug addict and alcoholic -- or rather, that God almighty miraculously "cured" her of all her physical and psychological maladies -- yet in reality she has been in and out of rehabilitation facilities and psych wards for years. In his court filing for a protection order against Shelley earlier this year, her ex-husband confirmed that she remains a "heavy drinker" who abuses prescription drugs.

According to reports, Joe Valley has also been a drug user, and has a lengthy arrest record.

Lubben complains of having been "accused right there" at the school, and demurs again that she "didn't do anything wrong; the whole time I was talking like I'm talking now."

It is clear from the recording that Lubben is afraid of what her daughters would say in front of a jury. "I don't want Garrett...to use them against me!" she exclaims.

Of her youngest daughter, Lubben complains, "I never ever did one thing wrong to her, the little bitch."

One of the strangest and most ironic moments on the recording is where Lubben implies that she is owed sympathy because she is "a victim of domestic violence." Lubben wears the phrase with the same comfort as her other weaponized line about being "a victim" and "survivor of the porn industry". The irony, however, is the only person who's ever been convicted of beating her is the man sitting next to her. She also accused Valley of rape on the same occasion -- which was nearly one year prior to this road trip.

Suddenly the tone of Lubben's voice changes. "You know what we're doing? We're coming back here...."

Other material in the conversation (which I shall withhold for the time being), combined with Lubben's behavior at the school, caused sufficient alarm amongst the administration -- and particularly with the academic counselor who incurred Lubben's wrath -- that the school called Lubben back to inform her that they were going to the police. The event was given a police incident number, and a detective has been assigned. This is particularly bad news for Valley, who is on probation following his release from jail for beating Shelley.

More on this amazing turn of events coming soon...

Shelley Lubben Trying To Retract Declaration Made Under Penalty of Perjury

Remember remember the fifth of November...


Last year, as they worked out their divorce settlement between them, Garrett Lubben told Shelley he had decided to give Shelley well over $500k in assets. The house, the cars, tools -- basically, everything at the Springville property Shelley calls the 'Lubben Ranch'.

Garrett's intention, he says, was for he and his daughters to sever all ties in order to "start over with minimal memories remaining and zero spousal support." A new life, without Shelley.

Garrett also asked Shelley to do the right thing: to come clean to the authorities, and tell them that he had NOT battered or struck her in any way on September 8, 2015, as he was being charged with domestic battery for an incident that did not happen.

Shelley agreed, then hand wrote scribbled and signed the following exculpatory declaration, under penalty of perjury, on November 5, 2015.


But then sometime in 2016, Shelley cooked up a new twist on the story, and sought to retract her previous sworn statement, claiming that it had been "coerced" by Garrett and his attorney. 

It is unknown whether the "impact statement" quoted within the following document was signed under penalty of perjury, and in fact it seems unlikely.

The projection in the second-to-last sentence is hard to ignore; it reads like it could have been written about Shelley herself. 

And the irony of Shelley Lubben complaining that someone else wrote or re-wrote a statement in her name is spectacular: many adult film stars, ex-performers, and even members of her own family, have long maintained that the so-called 'testimonies' purportedly written by them, and published by Shelley on her websites along with a plea for donations, have been doctored almost beyond recognition.

Lubben vs Lubben


Shelley is accusing Garrett of the crime of bribery. Note, then, that Shelley's assertion that Garrett promised to pay off all of her bills through May appears to be contradicted by their contemporaneous Settlement Of Issues In Dissolution Of Marriage Case, upon which a judge signed off on June 9, 2016. (See the document here; http://thedevilandshelleylubben.blogspot.com/2016/08/shelley-lubben-evades-restraining-order.html ) And only after the fact did she realize that accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods and real property in lieu of alimony would mean she'd have to get a job or else sell assets?

As the next court date, August 18, looms, it appears that both sides are steeling themselves for a battle royale. It falls upon Garrett to discredit Shelley, which should not be all that difficult, considering the potential witnesses who are lining up to testify -- as well as the fact that she claims she lied in her sworn declaration, and that she did so, essentially, for money.

UPDATE - Nov. 1, 2016:

Both Shelley Lubben and a local sheriff are scheduled to testify before a judge on December 5, 2016, and Mr. Lubben's attorney will have an opportunity to examine them.

UPDATE - Dec. 1, 2016:

The hearing date has been moved to February 6, 2017.

UPDATE  - Shelley Lubben's Attempt To Set Up Ex for Felony Bribery Flops; Charges Dismissed

Shelley Lubben Destroyed In BLOCKBUSTER Court Papers: Read Garrett's Restraining Order Filings

  • Garrett states Shelley Lubben wrote him that she is suicidal as her world comes crashing down around her.
  • She threatened and coerced him into making deals that would harm his position in his upcoming cases in Porterville (both arising from charges that are "not valid" and based on Shelley's lies, says Garrett).
  • Years of verbal and physical abuse by Shelley against the kids and Garrett.
  • "Shelley drinks very heavily and mixes pills that are prescribed and other drugs she bought in Mexico."
  • The "unstable" scam artist has publicly threatened to shoot people.
  • She abuses, threatens and harasses her own children to get them to do what she wants. 



Bakersfield, Calif. -- It would appear that the fat lady has finally sung for manipulative scamster Shelley Lubben. 

These court documents, handwritten and filed by her husband of more than 21 years, lay out a broad range of despicable (and illegal) behavior. The revelations are, in a word, breathtaking.

Click on the images to enlarge them, if necessary.

The hearing for Garrett and his daughters' plea for protection will be heard tomorrow morning, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, in Bakersfield.

It am informed it is expected that Shelley will walk in doing what she does best (playing victim), and make a plea to confiscate her daughter’s jeep which happens to be in her name. Regardless, there's little doubt she will do her best to turn the event into a tragic circus show.







Notice the date that Garrett states the floodgates of abuse and instability opened: February 2011. That month is notable for two events -- 1) the premiere of the first two episodes in my documentary, 'The Devil and Shelley Lubben', and, nearly simultaneously, 2) the disastrous Cambridge Union porn debate, which her team (led by Gail Dines) lost after a stupefying Lubben performance, complete with slurred words and clacking high heels. 

Upon her return to the states she wrote her "team" this letter, and then checked into a psych ward.



Garrett was granted the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), and Shelley was served with the order and a Notice to Appear tomorrow at 8:30 am in Bakersfield.







Many of the abbreviations in the order are explained in our previous post.


Shelley Lubben Served With Restraining Order To Protect Ex-Husband and Daughters

The latest twist in the Shelley Lubben saga finds the assault rifle-toting nut job reunited with boy-toy Joseph "Homeless Joe" Valley at the "Lubben Ranch" property she is trying to unload, and relying on her trusty California Medical Marijuana card (despite having condemned its use all these years), but more estranged than ever from her own family.



As usual Lubben has overstepped -- first, she informed Garrett of her new love affair, then after Garrett tried to make a clean break by giving her everything in Springville in the divorce -- the house, property, cars, etc, totaling more than a half million dollars in worth (in lieu of spousal support) -- Lubben trumped up a bribery charge against Garrett, in addition to the Domestic Violence and Resisting Arrest charges that were piled on him last year at the ranch, after he knew about Joe, but prior to their divorce.

Alone

It seems Shelley Lubben has been engaging a pattern of harassment against Garrett and their daughters, so Garrett asked for and received a Temporary Restraining Order from a Bakersfield court. The Order, which will be published here as soon as it arrives, is noted in the Lubben vs Lubben divorce file:



FLDV stands for the Faith Leaders in Domestic Violent program, and may indicate that the couple sought counseling at some point for Shelley's issues.

PET is traditionally a reference to stalking activity, and CLETS stands for the California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System, the means by which this information was transmitted.

Along with the TRO, Shelley has been served with a Notice to Appear in Bakersfield before Judge Stephen D. Schuett at the court's Metropolitan Division, located at 3131 Arrow St, Bakersfield, CA 93308 -- just next door to one of Shelley's favorite Bakersfield eateries, Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

The tables have turned, and now everything Garrett has been accused of is being put back on Shelley.

Incidentally, Shelley reportedly placed another 911 call regarding Homeless Joe recently, but they have been reunited for at least the last month or so, and they remain living together at the Springville marijuana pit known as the Lubben Ranch.

Lubben vs Lubben, it would appear, has only just begun.

Everything Must Go! Newly-Divorced Shelley Lubben Dumping 6-BR Springville Property

In May 2015, while they still strived to appear to the outside world as a happy couple, Shelley and Garrett Lubben were making plans that would give them each time away from the other. They sold their 3,500 sq ft Bakersfield McMansion, and Garrett purchased a less-costly 4-bedroom house in Bakersfield, for himself and his two daughters by Shelley. One of the benefits of this maneuver was that their youngest would not have to change schools, the second unspoken upside was that the kids would get a break from their lunatic mother.

Shelley and Garrett then co-signed on a 13.7-acre, 6-bedroom property in Springville, California, way out in the country. The property, for which they paid in the low $300,000's was deeded in both of their names, possibly because of Garrett's superior credit and earnings. But still, a 6-BR property sounds more like a family home than Shelley Lubben's seroquel and ativan-induced dream of San Simeon.


Easy come, easy go

However, her affair with ranch hand Joseph Valley became known, and Shelley had her husband arrested TWICE, Garrett filed for divorce.  (Garrett also maintains that none of Shelley's charges against him are valid, and that custody of their children remains with him.)

Whatever Shelley's hopes for the Springville property had been, they were forever dashed, and in October 2015 -- a mere five months after it was wedded to the Lubbens -- the property was put up for sale once again.




Their Bakersfield McMansion eventually sold in December 2015, after the Lubbens dropped the asking price several times.

Here are some more listings for what Shelley has dubbed "the Lubben Ranch":









The property being deeded in both Shelley and Garrett's names, unless rumors that Garrett ceded most of the couple's property to Shelley during their split, some, if not most, of the sales proceeds should be owed to him.



But there's more:

Shelley recently gave an interview to the local paper. Same old BS, but she told the reporter that she loves the Springville/Porterville area. You can read it here.

She mentions needing to find roommates (times are tough for down-on-their-luck, divorced, soon-to-be homeless, 'weary prophets'). Shelley has also alluded to her financial woes on Facebook, first by begging for a work-from-home job, and then with posts like this:



And just this past weekend, Shelley hosted a yard sale:


Check back for more updates to this story.