You may remember Michael Crichton (yes, his wikipedia link is possibly controversial, but it’s his controversy that’s being talked about here!) for his thrillers, or for being the Emperor’s chief consultant on climate change issues, but this story is bizarre and shines some insight into his very petty and screwy mind.
Global Warming Denier Michael Crichton Fictionalizes Critic as Child Rapist By Paul Kiel – December 14, 2006, 11:45 AM The battle between anti-global warming activists their critics is frequently uncivil. Name calling, put downs, you name it, they fling them. But this marks a new threshold, I think.
This March, Michael Crowley wrote a cover story (sub. req.) in The New Republic hitting blockbuster novelist Michael Crichton’s very public denials that global warming was a proved phenomenon.
That was the last he’d heard from Crichton until he picked his latest novel, Next. Here’s what he found:
Alex Burnet was in the middle of the most difficult trial of her career, a r**e case involving the se**al assault of a two-year-old boy in Malibu. The defendant, thirty-year-old Mick Crowley, was a Washington-based political columnist who was visiting his sister-in-law when he experienced an overwhelming urge to have a**l s*x with her young son, still in diapers. Crowley was a wealthy, spoiled Yale graduate and heir to a pharmaceutical fortune. …
It turned out Crowley’s taste in love objects was well known in Washington, but [his lawyer]–as was his custom–tried the case vigorously in the press months before the trial, repeatedly characterizing Alex and the child’s mother as “fantasizing feminist fundamentalists” who had made up the whole thing from “their sick, twisted imaginations.” This, despite a well-documented hospital examination of the child. (Crowley’s p***s was small, but he had still caused significant tears to the toddler’s re***m.)
The emperor sure has some wise counsel.