The Curious Case of Kelly Shibari

Posted: January 7, 2012 by Esteban in Featured Fuck, Shit Sucks News

CREDIT: JuxLii (Property of Susan Block Show)

Being a publication that covers subjects of moral ambiguity, it might appear ironic to see an article addressing reprehensible behavior. Social prejudices often dictate that thieves have no honor and that atheists have no morality. But I digress; let’s talk a little about the nature of human morality, shall we? If you could get away with it, would you kill someone you thought deserved it? Okay, maybe that is the more dramatic side of the capital punishment system. If no one was watching, would you steal from someone? Most people have and would. Be it food to feed your kids, dope from an unknowing junkie, or the intelligent property rights of creative artists, there is no question that theft is a modern displeasure we all deal with.

Take, for example, the curious case of Kelly Shibari. One of LA’s top headlines this week was the verdict in the case of Block/Lobokowicz vs Shibari/Miles. Official superior court records show that Kelly Shibari was hired as a producer of the Susan Block Show in 2010. Shibari had appeared in pornography in the past and was a welcome attribute to the sex advocates working with the Susan Block institute, including Dr. Suzy herself. Dissatisfied with her position as Producer of The Dr. Susan Block Show, Kelly Shibari proceeded to move out of the loft in the early morning of September 25, 2011. This was not before she deleted a bulk of information from the show’s five-year-old database and Gmail account, including the contact info of customers, members, and other guests. Shibari went on to use this information, contact info, etc., to service her personal and business ventures not associated with the Dr. Susan Block Show or the Block Institute in addition to taking her own personal accounting records.


Why did she do it? Kelly could not be contacted for interview, nor did she answer any of Block’s various attempts to reach out to her prior to the case. In small claims court, at Los Angeles Superior courthouse, Block and husband, Lobokowicz, filed against Shibari (real name Margret Miles) for damages of the maximum amount allowed: $5,000.00. Was it envy that won out in the end? Did a want for her own personal success drive her to betray her own kind? There are a multitude of possible justifications, and yet only Kelly Shibari knows the truth, and she ain’t telling.

In the end The Honorable Robert S. Harrison oversaw the verdict after much deliberation and ordered a four figure reward for the damages be paid to the party of Block and Lobokowicz. Shibari’s countersuit for harassment and extortion was also dismissed. Still, it is events like these which provoke the dormant paranoia in all of us while begging the question, exactly what drives someone to betray their own kind?  When people whose ideals are aligned start to turn on one another is it not a disparaging commentary on the world in which we live? What Shibari represents is the Freud’s ID; we would all like to think that we posses the ability to stave off such sly tactics, but when there is something to be gained how many of us would ignore the costs outright to fulfill our desires, be they financial, social, physical, or all? Yes, there may very well be a Kelly Shibari in all of us. Yet, worry not my fiends, for one virtue which will never lead us astray is our own bottomless gluttony. So, take solace in sex, drugs, music, laughing and living life to the uninhibited fullest if only to ensure that any shred of anger or envy in your heart will be eclipsed by utter pleasure.
Your Ultra Vulgar Super Fiend,
Esteban

Peace.

Comments
  1. anonymous says:

    People are hardwired to lie, cheat and steal. Isn’t that the meaning of pragmatism, anyway?

  2. Candy Mason says:

    Thanks for this story. More people need to know how rotten this apple is.

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