I’m back to ask for some help. I read something online that seemed unusual and I’m looking for more information.
I was on Asia Carrera’s website. For those who don’t know, Asia Carrera is a former porno actress who got married and retired a couple of years back. She runs her own website which has a blog where she intermittently posts new messages.
And there’s a huge new message there now. According to the website, Carrera’s husband, Don Lemmon, was killed in a car accident yesterday (June 11).
Now normally, I’d have nothing but sympathy for somebody who just lost their spouse. But unfortunately, the emotion that arose in me was suspicion. Things just seem kind of off.
First, as I noted, Carrera does not post frequently. It seemed strange that her first reaction after learning her husband was killed was to post a message. Granted, it was a monumental event.
Second, her reaction seems unusual. Admittedly, I don’t know the woman, I’ve never lost a spouse, people handle trauma in different ways, etc.
Third, she’s asking for money. By her own words, she’s suddenly a poor window who’ll be raising two children on her own and who doesn’t have any money. No financial problems have been mentioned before, although granted people might not want to talk about how tight things are and how close they’re living to the edge.
Fourth, by now suspicious, I looked for confirmation. And found nothing. Don Lemmon, while not a household name, is not unknown. He’s a fitness expert and author of some books. I found 29000 Google hits on his name. But no online mention of his death. His own webpage and blog has no notice of his death posted.
Fifth, the couple lives in St George, Utah, a small city on southwest Utah with a population of about 65,000. The local paper, the Spectrum, is available online. There is no report of any death of Don Lemmon in the news section, in the obituaries, or in the local accident section.
Now maybe I’m just a suspicious bastard with no heart. And maybe I’m maligning this poor woman in her hour of loss. Or maybe something else is going on here.