In 2008, John O’Sullivan wrote a novel called “Vanilla Girl,” which is actually a big giant blog post on blogger.com, about “A teacher’s struggle to control his erotic obsession with a schoolgirl.”
A few years earlier, it appears, the same John O’Sullivan, who was a teacher, was cleared of charges that he had sent 36 “sex txts” to a 16 year old girl within a three week period, some soliciting sex for money, using an Internet account under the name “Sexy Hunk.”
The British Court dropped the charges as well as another charge of assaulting the girl in a park, after O’Sullivan’s step daughter, 17 testified that she was the one sent the messages to her step father. The judge apparently claimed that he did not find the exculpatory testimony convincing. Following the proceedings…
…Mr O’Sullivan, of Beccles, Suffolk, stood with wife Barbara and said he may sue for malicious prosecution.
He said: “I have been without pay for a year, living on the charity of my family. It has been financially and emotionally devastating and I think it is fair that someone should compensate me.”
In March, 2011, climate change denialist Tim Ball accused Penn State Scientist Michael Mann of scientific misconduct, suggesting that he should be in the “State Pen” rather than at “Penn State.” This accusation led to Mann initiating a law suit against Ball. This is when “Vanilla Girl” teacher John O’Sullivan joined Tim Ball to offer legal and fund-raising help. In July, O’Sullivan joined the chorus of those making the absurd and offensive comparison between the respected scientists Michael Mann and the discredited pedophilic football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The situation is even stranger than thus far described. O’Sullivan, it appears, has represented himself as being something he is not (a lawyer working for a particular firm, if I understand correctly). Since I don’t understand the crazy Canadian legal system that well, I won’t try to explain that. Let’s just say that there was an investigation of some kind.
All of the above is documented and described, with links, in a post by BigCityLib, here. It is a complicated story, so I’ve only given the outline here. Go to BigCityLib to get the details.