Man, there are a lot of crazies out there. A relationship that began on the popular social networking site ends with a woman’s facebook account held for ransom. Paul Franco and Jessica Zamora-Anderson met online in November 2008 when the 38-year-old Franco posed as a 29-year-old professor from Queens College which she attended. Despite this falsehood, the two dated for over a year until Franco’s violent temper began to creep through.
The internet courtship began it’s quick downward spiral in November 2009, when Franco threw a phone at Jessica’s head causing swelling and bruising. Unfortunately, like many individuals in abusive relationships, she stayed with her man. Amongst the reasons she kept dating Franco was a claim he made about taping one of their steamy sex sessions. Total douche.
He really went off the rocker when his car was towed due to illegally parking near her apartment. He demanded she fork over $185 to retrieve his car. She complied fearful he would make the sex tape public but informed him never to contact her again.
Hell hath no fury like a crazy lover scorned. On Februrary 2nd, Jessica realized her password on her Facebook account had been changed. When she looked up her account, she noticed Paul had changed all her personal information including her sexual preference which led to numerous requests for relationships from women.
If that wasn’t enough, he began to spam Jessica’s family and friends. When she demanded her profile back, he asked Jessica to pay $390 to regain identity back. With encouragement from family and friends, she contacted authorities and filed a formal complaint.
Franco was then arrested on grounds of coercion and harassment. Additional charges of physical abuse during the relationship were also made by Zamora-Anderson.
What a total douchebag. By no means am I an expert in psychological analysis but this freak seems totally psychotic. I hear so many “interesting” stories from friends who meet potential hookups through Facebook and other dating websites and thankful I don’t have to deal with it.