TMZ is reporting magician Jonathan Pendragon failed to appear for his “arraignment on weapons charges” last Thursday in Ventura County, California.
Thursday’s hearing was likely not an “arraignment” as reported by TMZ but a pre-preliminary hearing for charges arising out of a July 8, 2009 domestic abuse incident.
Press reports from earlier last week indicated Mr. Pendragon recently pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon, making terrorist threats, dislodging a firearm in an inhabited dwelling and spousal abuse. See, The Times Press Recorder article of August 4th.
Mr. Pendragon was being held “in medical facility on a mandatory hold,” following his second arrest in thirty days.
Last Sunday, Mr. Pendragon was arrested by Ventura County Sheriff’s for breaking into the family’s home and violating a restraining order entered for the protection of his wife, Charlotte Pendragon.
Continue reading Not Good: Pendragon Arrested Again and Fails to Appear
“Renowned magician and escapologist Franky Houdini” has been charged with 19 counts of “sexual offences against teenage girls” The Queensland Times reports
The magistrate court took evidence related to Mr. Houdini’s alleged indecent actions involving a 15-year-old.
Mr. Houdini is 35-years-old.
According to the Queensland Times, Mr. Houdini was previously charged with another 19 charges including: “12 of indecent treatment of a child under 16, two of carnal knowledge and one each of possessing child pornography, making child pornography, procuring a child for sexual acts by false pretence and common assault.”
Mr. Houdini will face these other charges in a separate trial.
Continue reading Australian Magician Faces Child Sex Charges
Several news outlets are reporting the very disturbing news of Johnathan Pendragon’s arrest yesterday. The performer’s real name is Claude Douglas Yarbrough.
Charlotte Pendragon called 9-1-1 around 10:30 yesterday morning during an argument with Johnathan. Ms. Pendragon told the operator “her husband fired a bullet into the floor during an argument.”
The dispatcher instructed Ms. Pendragon to leave the home to avoid an armed confrontation.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Mr. Pendragon at gun-point in the street outside his home. Mr. Pendragon was not armed at the time of the arrest.
Ms. Pendragon was not injured.
According to the Sheriff’s spokesperson, Mr. Pendragon complied immediately with the deputies’ orders and the arrest was conducted without incident.
Continue reading Breaking News: Johnathan Pendragon Arrested
Some have noticed that Inside Magic has been apparently dormant for a couple of weeks. Perhaps, they thought, it was due to the holiday break or maybe Tim had gone on another bender. Nay nay, we say.
We were hacked by someone, someone bad: Someone with too much time on their hands and technological sophistication sufficient to turn idle hands towards evil.
The site was hi-jacked by the hacker person so that the dedicated and decadent staff at Inside Magic was unable to get in. We received a horrifying screen image each time we tried to enter and notification of our own impotence — a status about which we need no reminder, ever.
Finally, we restored the site to status quo ante, or so we thought. As we attempted to enter the latest hub and bub from the world of Magic, we again met failure and our screen displayed the horrible image and notification that our expenditure of great funds for cleansing and refurbishment was for naught.
We hired a second team of specialists.
They were able to trace the ne’er-do-well to a country that is also an island and is also a continent in the Southern Hemisphere and with “A” as the first and last letter of its name. Unfortunately, our site was not the only one hacked by this son of unmarried individuals. Big sites with big names and big databases were also hacked and their security teams were able to identify the country but little more.
Continue reading Hacked but We’re Back!