What a Creep Season 12, Episode 7: Henry Ford

Henry Ford rose from obscurity to become one of the most successful men in history. His Ford cars ushered in the modern world. But he was also a racist and anti-semite, who tried to control his workers’ lives and bullied the people closest to him. He’s a creep.

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Trigger warnings: Anti-semitism and racism

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What a Creep Season 12, Episode 6: Jeffrey MacDonald

Jeffrey MacDonald was convicted in 1979 of murdering his wife and two daughters on the night of February 17, 1970. At the time he was a doctor for the United States Air Force, his wife was expecting their third child (a son) and he told his wife that he wanted to live in Russia for a few months and work on the US Army boxing team. They had an argument heard by the neighbors and later he called the police saying he and his wife Collette were attacked by a group of hippies.

The next 10 years was a whirlwind of activity with a cast of characters that are almost too nutty to be the truth and one of the most talked-about true crime stories in US History.

Trigger warnings: Murder, domestic violence, and family annihilators.

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What a Creep Season 12, Episode 5: Richard Scott Smith, the ‘Love Fraud’

Richard Scott Smith, the subject of the documentary Love Fraud, meets middle-aged women, love bombs them, and then drains them of their life savings. He moves on to the next con, leaving these women with massive debt. He is a narcissist and a bigamist, and a real creep.

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Trigger warning: Gaslighting and domestic violence

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What a Creep Season 12, Episode 4: Cullen Davis

In the 1970s, Cullen Davis was one of the richest men ever charged for murder. He was so wealthy that he was able to outspend the entire State of Texas in his defense. Cullen was said to be the inspiration for JR Ewing of 80s hit TV show Dallas. He also (allegedly) was a cruel, mean, and violent man behind the doors of their mansion.

His acrimonious divorce from Priscilla Davis made all the papers, and on the night of August 2, 1976, he was charged with murdering her 12-year-old daughter, her new boyfriend (Stan Farr,) and injured two others. He was tried several times for different crimes and always seemed to buy his way out of trouble.

In this episode, we will explain why he is a creep, try to bring some awareness to the true victims, and show how it was easy to buy justice back then.

Trigger warnings: Murder, sexual assault, domestic abuse, and animal abuse.

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What a Creep Season 12, Episode 3: James Toback

James Toback is the writer and director of such movies as “The Pick-Up Artist,” “Black and White,” and “Two Girls and a Guy.” He was nominated for an Oscar for writing the screenplay for Warren Beatty’s “Bugsy.”

He’s also a super creep who has been accused of sexually assaulting more than 300 women over a 40-year period.

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Trigger warnings: Sexual assault 

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What a Creep Season 12, Episode 2: Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton is a musician of such renown; he is the only person inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame three times. He has won several Grammys and was given the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. Some of the bands he has been with include The Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Delaney & Bonnie, and Derek and the Dominoes.

He has played at London’s Royal Albert Hall over 200 times, the most of any artist. His life has been marked by addiction issues and tragedies, making him one of the most dependable guests for charity concerts over the last 40+ years. He created the Crossroads Centre in Antigua to help people with addiction issues and holds charity concerts of his own to raise money and help people lead sober lives.

He also made some super racist remarks and aligned himself with one of the biggest assholes in British politics.

Recently, he decided that following the protocols of COVID prevention was not to his liking. He teamed up with famous curmudgeon Van Morrison to first record a dopey song fighting the lockdowns and wearing masks to stop the spread of the disease. He also decided to tour America this fall and refuse to play anywhere that requires the audience to have proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test calling because that is discrimination.

This episode will focus on his terrible, chauvinistic, and abusive behavior towards women for decades. His racist outburst and the “Rock Against Racism’ cultural movement happened because of it. His many health woes over the last 40 years may be why he reacted to the COVID vaccine and the misinformation campaign he promotes now.

Trigger warning: Domestic violence, sexual assault, racism, and misogyny

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What a Creep Season 12, Episode 1: Joe Francis of Girls Gone Wild

Joe Francis was the founder and creator of Girls Gone Wild, which made him a millionaire 10 times over. He has also been convicted of tax evasion, bribery, false imprisonment, assault; and has pleaded no contest to child abuse and prostitution.

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Trigger warning: Domestic violence and sexual assault

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What a Creep Bonus Episode: Ted Bundy (Update & Replay)

This week we decided to replay one of our episodes from the first season about killer Ted Bundy because once again–Hollywood decided to have a hot actor play the disgusting garbage person who took the lives of dozens of women and children.

Chad Michael Murray is the lead for the new film Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman which is set to release in August 2021.

Trigger warnings: Murder, sexual assault, assault of children, and delayed justice. 

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Previous actors who have played him:

  • The Deliberate Stranger (1986), played by Mark Harmon
  • Ted Bundy (2002), played by Michael Reilly Burke
  • The Stranger Beside Me (2003), played by Billy Campbell
  • The Riverman (2004), played by Cary Elwes
  • Bundy: A Legacy of Evil (2008), played by Corin Nemec
  • The Capture of the Green River Killer (2008), played by James Marsters
  • Serial Thriller: Angel of Decay (2015), played by Ryan Gage[404]
  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019), played by Zac Efron

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What a Creep Season 11, Episode 10: Carl Lentz from Hillsong

Hillsong Church is based in Australia with dozens of outposts worldwide, and over 150,000 attend weekly services. If you check their YouTube channel for Hillsong Worship, Hillsong United, and Hillsong Young & Free–their music is the main draw with millions of streams and downloads for their spiritually uplifting attitude.

The church services seem youthful and look more like concerts than stuffy congregations. They have attracted big celebrities, including Chris Pratt, the Kardashians & Jenners, Vanessa Hudges, and Justin Bieber.

Several scandals have been attached to them over the years, and it would take a multi-part episode to cover them all. In this episode, we focus on the founders of Hillsong and one pastor, Carl Lentz, who went from being their biggest star to another inflated person whose ego took over their instinct for being decent to the people who worked for them.

Trigger warnings: Religious guilt, bullying, homophobia, sexual assault, and attempts to pronounce Australian locations.

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What a Creep Season 11, Episode 9: Imelda Marcos

Known as the “Steel Butterfly” for her combination of fashion sense and political ambition, Imelda Marcos is the former first lady of the Philippines. Her husband, Ferdinand Marcos, was president of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. During that time, the couple embezzled $10 BILLION from the government. In fact, Imelda and her husband hold the Guinness World Record for the Greatest Robbery of a Government. Oh, and they committed hundreds of human rights abuses during a brutal period of martial law.

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Trigger warnings: Political assassinations, torture, and animal abuse.