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November, 2007 news story about David Ajemian, via YouTube and WCVB Television.
Wow, it’s just crazy priest Friday ’round these parts. Our newest frater rabidus is actually not so new at all — it’s former Father David Ajemian, the priest who came to infamy by stalking late-night talker Conan O’Brien.
The first tidbit about Ajemian — it looks as though he has a yen for stalking celebrities no other psycho would think to stalk. According to the Boston Globe, one Lindsay Crouse, ex-wife of playwright David Mamet, has accused Ajemian of sending her “very disturbing” letters. Ajemian allegedly sent one missive to a theater where Ms. Crouse was performing in a play, and the other letter through the mail.
Secondly, there’s this, a statement from the Archdiocese of Boston, issued on September 11:

[…] the Archdiocese of Boston was informed that Fr. David Ajemian, against the wishes of his bishop, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, and medical professionals, checked himself out of a medical facility located outside Massachusetts where he has been staying for the past several months. Our understanding is that he plans initially to return to Massachusetts to the care of his family.
As a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, Fr. David Ajemian made a promise of obedience to his bishop when he was ordained in 2001. In the context of these vows and with his medical care a priority, Fr. Ajemian was instructed to remain at an out of state residential treatment facility indefinitely to receive the care he requires. By his own actions, he has violated this mandate from his bishop. Therefore, he is Absent Without Permission. He is not authorized to function as a priest.
We pray for Fr. Ajemian, for his family and for all those who are concerned about his health and well-being. We also pray for those who have been impacted by Fr. Ajemian’s actions.

So he’s got that going for him.
I did this post about Ajemian for Radar Magazine’s “Fresh Intelligence” blog back in November, 2007. I wanted to check it out again partly just to remind myself of why it may be a really bad idea for Mr. Ajemian (ain’t no Father no mo’, according to that Archdiocese announcement) to be free of daily, proactive medical supervision. The dude is just WHACKED.
He posted on several message boards as Padre009, and was, as you might imagine, something of a troll. It looks as thought NBC removed his messages some time ago, but I can quote the one I found when I wrote the piece for Radar.
Ajemian referred to O’Brien as “Corncob” in his posts and seemed to take umbrage at someone else referring to “complete lunatics” posting on the Late Night message board. He wrote, in part: “”I’m just a two-bit HACK and I don’t even know it!!! My stories and nuttiness are PATHETIC— why?? Well of course because they DON’T MEAN ANYTHING!!! Compared to THE WRITERS who are—- GOLDEN—- AND—- BEAUTIFUL—- AND—- BELOVED … Yes the WRITERS—THE WRITERS— UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING!!!!”
Oy. Here’s hoping someone figures out a way to slip some anti-psychotic medication into this guy’s communion wine.
[E! Online and the Boston Globe.]

Top 10 quotes from Shaq, via YouTube.
Having a stalker is scary enough. If you think you are being stalked by someone who is 7’1″, 300+ lbs. and very, very wealthy, it’s probably worse.
Rapper Alexis Miller, a.k.a. “MaryJane,” claims that NBA star Shaquille O’Neal began stalking her last July.
Miller, who lives in the Atlanta area, filed a petition this week for a temporary protective order against the basketball star. Through noted Atlanta defense attorney L. David Wolfe, Miller requested that Shaq “stop harassing and intimidating” her. Miller also wants her towering ex to have no further “direct or indirect contact” with her or her family and stay at least 300 yards from her and her residence.
Alexis Miller claims that Shaq sent her an e-mail on or about July 17 in which he said he might get Miller blackballed from the recording industry. Miller alleges that Shaq said he’d pay artists she’d worked with in the past up to $50,000 if they never recorded or performed with her again. In the papers she filed with the court Miller also quoted an e-mail she allegedly received from Shaq: “I dnt no who the fuk u think u dealin wit u will neva be heard from one phone call is all I gotta make now try me. Sho me.”
After Miller’s attorney made Shaq (or his lawyers) aware of the situation, she allegedly received some spooky phone calls. Quoting from the court documents: “[Alexis Miller] began receiving late night harassing phone calls from a private unlisted telephone number.” Miller says some calls were wordless, just heavy breathing, but in another call, someone with a low voice called her a “bitch” and a “ho.”
One of Miller’s creepier claims is that she observed a man in an unfamiliar black sedan park across the street from her house late one night and perform “what appeared to be surveillance of her personal residence.”
The rap artist says she’s suffering from “anxiety and acute stress” as a result of the alleged harassment, and she fears staying alone in her home at night.
The next court date in this case is September 4.
I’m pretty skeptical about this story. I don’t follow basketball — I’m more of a football or baseball kind of guy — so I’m not a fan of any one NBA player. But I know Shaq’s rep, and it’s pretty squeaky clean. He also has a long-term and serious interest in law enforcement — he’s even joined some law enforcement agencies on drug raids in the past. I have to wonder how much of a publicity stunt this could be on the part of a lesser-known performer like “MaryJane.”
But you know — stranger things have happened. [Courthouse News Service and WSB TV]

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