Editor’s note: The following story and comment were sent by a Lovefraud reader whom we’ll call “Jeri-Lynn.” A well-known woman from West Seattle, Tracy Dart, claimed she battled cancer three times while raising money for the disease. Allegations are that she never had cancer at all.
Local woman may have faked cancer diagnosis, on King5.com.
This a story from my community, which is reeling from the news. Are daily lies which do “good” things like raise $ for cancer research somehow “better” than lies perpetuated by sociopaths to actively hurt their targets?
I suspect her family and friends are hurting equally – just all at once instead of slowly over time.
I’ve been reading some of the comments on the news posts. There were some who knew her who had doubts, but they felt guilty about having them, and embarrassed to say anything publicly because she was so loved.
It’s also very odd to see those who were betrayed by her still defending her and asking for pity because of her “mental illness.” She can still get the pity play working for her!
(Ironically, she’s now in ICU for cirrhosis. She was a regular at the local bars, and drinking heavily even on her “chemo days).
Maybe the “mental illness” and current health situation will help her escape much-deserved prosecution. Maybe she’ll write a book about it, or sell her story and get rich off of it.
It’s an interesting story… tons of triggers for me, of course. I’d love to hear other victims of sociopaths weigh in.