The last I heard about Brody Levesque was that he simply gave up
on writing the Remey book because his other projects and full-time
job took all his time. (And it didn't seem like the book was worth
writing for the amount of money it would bring in, compared to the task.)
Now, we know there really is a Brody Levesque, that he is an activist
in the gay community and a well-known journalist for gay publications,
and where he is currently working (for a related civil rights group).
I never saw him asking for money contributions to fund his book,
but I guess I just missed that. To the people who sent him money:
are you sure it was the same person?
Brody Levesque here gave his contact information as email@example.com
That seems to be the real email of the real Brody Levesque; it's all over
the place on the Internet. This is 85% surely correct, and we could
double-check that it's 100% pretty easily by seeing if it was ever on
the official contact pages for the places he worked, and so forth.
I think it's the real email.
So, did anyone correspond with him on that email?
And is that the same email of the person who was taking money?
We could ask Carey --- or a police detective or a lawyer in discovery could --
whether the registered email address for the Brody Levesque account here
was also that email. It is hidden in his Profile here.
If someone took money on false pretenses like that, it's probably fraud.
So question #1 is: Did that money go to Brody Levesque?
Did Brody Levesque take money on false pretenses about funding a book?
The author claimed to have hundreds of pages and over a dozen illustrations
prepared for the book; it just needed a little filling in and lots of editing.
Or was it someone just pretending to be Brody Levesque?
Carey knows what IPs and email addresses the person was using.
I think Cary should investigate this potential criminal use of his site.