Contradictions in Lauren’s stories
- HER FATHER: Variations in stories . . . In her book Satan's
Underground, she says her natural father [Frank Cole Willson] left home
when she was four, and she didn’t see him again until she was fifteen.
She told other people her father was present at satanic rituals she attended
throughout childhood, or that he had an incestuous relationship with
her, or that he was part of the satanic and pornographic ring, and
that he died in 1983. The truth is, Frank Willson was her adoptive father;
he left home when she was eight or nine, and he saw her many times in the
intervening years, during vacations and holidays. Frank was a Christian
doctor who died in 1965.
- HER MOTHER: Often called stepmother. Stories of mother’s abusive
behavior have varied from physical only to sexual abuse, including selling
Laurel into pornography, prostitution, and satanism. In truth, she was Lauren's
mother by adoption (not a stepmother by marriage), a strict Christian woman who
sometimes had a temper.
- HER SISTER: Laurel has claimed to be an only child (told to friends, implied
in Satan's Underground). In 1975 she claimed to have
sister named Betty who “wants to either put me in a mental institution or
kill me.” Her real sister, Willow, is a missionary. Laurel was raised with
Willow, and she lived with Willow, her husband, and their family during high school.
- ABUSE: Laurel says in 1985 she was first able to admit to being abused.
Yet she has made multiple accusations of abuse over the past thirty years against her
mother, father, brother-in-law, school personnel, purported lesbian church
members, or by alleged pornography and prostitution rings.
- SATANISM: In 1985, Laurel first mentioned having involvement with
satanism, after two major satanic ritual abuse cases became news. This one
contradicted all her previous abuse stories.
- HER SCARS: Lauren has her mother or pornography/prostitution
leaders or satanists for making the scars on her arms. Actually, three
people observed her cutting herself, and others were told by Laurel herself that
her wounds were self-inflicted.
- HER “CHILDREN”: Varying stories over time: she is sterile,
or she has had two children, both of whom were killed in snuff films,
or she has had three children killed, two killed in snuff films and
one killed at a satanic ritual. She claims to have borne these children
during her teens or during her twenties, and that she lived two years
in a "breeder" warehouse. In reality, there is no evidence she has ever been
- RITUAL INVOLVEMENT: States in Satan’s Underground that her involvement
in satanic rituals ended after her father’s death (1965), yet she told
the parents of the McMartin preschool children that she was involved in
satanic rituals through 1985-1986 with Virginia McMartin and others.
The truth is, no proof has been found for any satanic involvement.
- CHILD PORN: States in Satan’s Underground that she was
involved in making child porn films and magazines during the 1940s and 1950s
(dates are not given, but required by Lauren's age). Yet according to experts
at the FBI, child porn films and magazines were all but nonexistent during
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