|FishFraud is not for sale!|
In our correspondence with her, she repeatedly stated she had nothing to do with Steven, was not involved in any of his business and wanted nothing to do with the blog. She sent us some lengthy, supposedly honest emails but there were some small lies in them that prevented her from establishing any credibility whatsoever.
However, she sent the following, shocking email to FishFraud on Feb. 25. The surprise email arrived following a week of some very damaging blog posts, including exposing his wildly contradictory stories on shooting a hurricane and destroying a $5,000 lens, and other hilarious FishTales such as the time he claimed he was shot or took control of an accident scene from 22 incompetent NY State Troopers.
"Ok Addisson, we've talked about it how much money are you realistically looking for? You're not getting $22,000USD. Be in touch. "
We were absolutely stunned. Why would she put such a thing in writing? We did not reply at the time while we thought it over.
FishFraud is not "Addisson" or "Addison" or any other derivation of this man. We have never met him. He has nothing to do with this site. We swear this on a stack of Bibles, Torahs, Korans and Oprah's Books of the Month.
However, there must be panic at the Fish household if they are trying to pay for the site to go away. Her comment about this specific amount of $22,000 very strongly indicates something. You don't randomly inform someone "You're not getting $22,000" unless they strongly feel they are owed such an amount.
Attention, Steven and Susannah: There is no amount of money that we would accept to make FishFraud go away. FishFraud will live as long as Steven Frischling claims to be a legitimate blogger/journalist. It will keep exposing his history of deceit until he is either fired or resigns. He is not fit to be a journalist. He is not fit to be giving travel advice. He is not fit to give sound bites about government agencies or private industry.
We explained this to her and this is why he was Tweeting about extortion the other day (further eroding her claim that she has nothing to do with him). This was our email:
"Seriously Susannah, the only reason you are getting this kind offer now is because it is fairly obvious Frischling is deeply disturbed. More is going to come out and Randy will have no choice but to fire him. Nobody feels sorry for you two, especially after the idiocy of your new blog, and sooner or later someone will post his masturbation photo and the humiliation factor will be devastating. People have already said they predict this will all end with Frischling killing himself and/or his children. This is what disturbed people do when they are about to lose everything - read these stories. How many of these fathers were facing legal/financial troubles? How many of them had family who said they never imagined these men would ever hurt their children?She responded accusing us of being Addison, which we again categorically deny, (do you think, if this Addison is owed five figures, that his main goal would be for Steven to stop blogging? No.), and then said this:
If you would like FishFraud to go away, this is what needs to happen. It will not cost you anything and in fact is the only path that makes sense at this point.
1-Publicly admit on his blog that he has a problem with pathological lying and will seek treatment.
2-Publicly apologize on his blog and on Twitter to the three innocent people he attacked/harassed/libeled.
3-Resign his blog and delete his Twitter account. He is not fit to be a blogger/journalist/social media consultant and has no future in any of these occupations.
4-Stop posting his bullshit stories on photo and travel forums. If you are legitimately involved in mental healthcare, you should see he is sick and needs professional help. Him being online 24/7 to engage in these delusions with strangers is not healthy.
5-Go get a real job that does not involve the Internet. He can take portraits at Sears or stock shelves at Walmart. Not glamorous, but the kinds of honest jobs millions of people do every day to put food on the table for their families.
If he were to complete steps 1-3, all references to "Susannah Seefeldt" would be immediately deleted off the blog because you encouraged him to do the right thing. There will be a final blog post summarizing his apology and resignation and wishing him and his family good luck. The blog will stay up for at most 30 days after he completes steps 1-3, to allow people to comment before the blog is closed. Not deleted, but turned private. It will reopen with a vengeance if he suddenly resurfaces.
Hopefully you will strongly consider this very reasonable. Not only did you send us evidence that proves you are involved with his illegal activities, the blog is going to hit the general public sooner than later via Gawker, The Smoking Gun, etc. A social media strategist destroying himself via social media is pure gold.
If he cannot see how he must finally give up his sad Internet fantasy life to take care of his family, then you clearly have a serious decision to make about whether he is fit to be a father at all. This seems fairly reasonable, especially when you consider he is not even successful right now in his latest incarnation. If you cannot convince him that he must take these steps for the good of his family, then unfortunately the blog - and its shining example of free speech and the power of social media - will continue until he is fired from BoardingArea. Nobody feels sorry for people who lie about having cancer, getting injured on 9/11 and sickened by Hurricane Katrina.
This email is not extortion, but the last offer you will get to try to work with you. You wanted to know what it would take to get rid of the blog and this is it. No money but simple common sense action. Nobody wants to see this turn into a tragedy. Please encourage him to finally do the right thing, own up to his problems and get some help for himself."
"Look, Steven does not listen to me and never has so to think that I have any control over his blog etc is not something founded in reality; if Steven had listened to me all along he would be in a completely different place. Choosing to attack me and post things about me that are not true or are defamatory is not nice. There is nothing I can do about it though. I can go ahead and visit my cousin in San Diego and sue you, which I may or may not do. I would very much appreciate it if you would remove your posts about me. Punishing my children and I takes it to a whole new level. By your own admission-I am Steven's biggest victim, so why in turn are you victimizing me more? I got involved with Steven over a decade ago and I was very young. I have since made a life for myself and have done the best I can. Choosing to attack me is not kind. I have a lot of stress in my life and attempting to add to it is just nothing other than mean. Unlike you, who is a person who is attempting to do this all under 'anonymous' I am a real person with feelings and concerns etc.Really? She was instructed by law enforcement to contact someone she claims is extorting her? Patently absurd. We responded:
As Steven is the father of my children it is in my best interest if he is mentally healthy and can support his children.
Your motive here is clearly about power and control.
I was instructed by law enforcement to write that email to you, and I can very much affirm for you-that what you are doing is a crime. There is a whole division of the FBI that deals with this sort of stuff."
"There obviously is some sympathy for you but you need to stop lying. This is not working and it is not winning you any points.Doesn't that seem like a good idea? Her response:
Here is what you can do. Tell him to go get a real job immediately or you will file a motion for temporary maintenance or support (which you would be smart to do regardless) and possibly a TRO. He is legally obligated to provide for his children. If he still refuses to get a job (and no doubt he will), well, this man must go to sleep at some point. Take his computers and phone and go sell them at the pawn shop, and put the money in a bank account that he cannot access. Email Randy Peterson and inform him Steven Frischling will no longer be playing on his blog because he has to get a real job. What is he going to do? He is not making sufficient money as is so he cannot claim he needs the electronics to make a living. If he were to call the police and say his children's mother sold his computer equipment to pay for food and rent because he has no job, they would laugh at him.
If you sell his computer equipment and phone, you will have some money and he is no longer annoying the universe. It's win-win."
"I am not lying. Stop emailing me. I can't help you and I've got nothing for you. Leave me alone and stop writing things about me that are not true. You are not kind and you should be ashamed of the way you are conducting yourself. Your attempt to make me look bad on your website is nothing other than desperate and I have no way to help you. It's not ok to treat another person this way, especially because you do not even know me. What I do with my life and how it all turns out has NOTHING to do with you. I do have faith though that if you keep it up the law of conservation of energy will catch up with you and it will not be fun for you"Our last email to her:
"You wanted to know what it would cost you to take the blog down and now you know: nothing. Steven has brought this all on you, not me. He has spewed a sick black shitstorm of deceit and fraud into the universe for how many years, and it is all raining back on him now. As long as you choose to live with him and be partners with him (even if it is merely to unite against people he has upset), it is going to affect you."So her response. Apparently she still thinks FishFraud is Addison. She's smart, isn't she?
"For someone with phd you are pretty stupid. You also must be fucked up if you hate someone so much that you spend all this time on your project. Maybe you should focus on yourself because you clearly need help. This sort of thing is very unhealthy.What say you, FishFraud fans? Personally, we felt we were kind to offer to close FishFraud at all. Nothing about FishFraud is illegal or even libelous. We are not heartless, and if Frischling were to disappear from his online persona and go live a normal and honest life to take care of his poor children, we would close the blog.
Law enforcement has a copy of all these emails, fb messages and I am sure that you will be hearing from them despite VPN use. Like I said, this is unwise on many levels and it will come out and it will affect you. So I ask? Is it really worth it?
I don't have an online presence so for you to say I'm a liar unless you know me is comical. I focus all my energy on my own life and kids. I am awesome and nothing you can do or say can change that.
But so long as he insists on calling himself an honest blogger or legitimate journalist, FishFraud will live on.
PS In Frischling's online rant against Addison posted on the Brajit blog, he said someone had hacked his wife's email. We thought this might be to later deny she ever sent us this email. As you can see, and from the header information, it appears it was sent from her phone. So someone hacked her phone? Additionally, when we did respond with repeated mentions of her offer, she never denied sending such the original message.