Chris "Birdman" Andersen Got Catfished Into Sleeping With a 17 Year Old Girl Who Was Also Catfished Into Sleeping With Him
DailyMail- A Canadian woman has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for orchestrating an incredible catfishing scheme in an attempt to extort money from numerous victims in North America, including Miami Heat star Chris 'Birdman' Andersen.
Shelly Chartier, a 31-year-old agoraphobe from the small village of Easterville, Manitoba, impersonated the NBA star online and tried to blackmail him for thousands of dollars, according to authorities in both Colorado and Canada.
The intricate and creepy plot upended the life of Andersen, who was dumped by the Denver Nuggets in 2012 when he was investigated as part of a child pornography probe - which was finally linked back to Chartier.
Chartier pleaded guilty to seven counts of fraud and other crimes over summer and was sentenced to 18 months in jail earlier this month, The Denver Post reported.
After serving the 18 months, Chartier will be extradited to Colorado to face further and more serious charges.
Chartier, who has been out on bail and got married to an American man she met online last year, is a recluse who dropped out of school in the sixth grade.
According to The Winnipeg Free Press, she is celebrity-obsessed and has little life experience.
In sentencing her, the judge described Chartier as a cyber predator who 'hid from the realities of her life' by monopolizing the lives of others.
I am so confused. I don't even know how to address this story. Is this even catfishing? She basically played 'love connection' except she fudged the facts on one of the participants. Why was this girl in prison? I don't understand what she did wrong. Pretty sure she just lied about somebody else's age. She didn't show up to the date and insert Chris Andersen's penis into a 17 year old girl. They consented to that sex all by themselves.
Basically some random person just told two single people exactly what they wanted to hear from the opposite sex. If that happens to one person it's called catfishing, but if it happens to both people then it's just called dating. What's that you say, she tried to unceremoniously charge him for it? Okay fine, so it's online dating. Sounds just like the business model of every matchmaker website on the internet. Can I hire this chick? Is it still against the law if I pay her to set up my dates, instead of having her extort me after the fact? I'm getting real tired of witty, charming banter. I would much rather have some 31 year old, middle school dropout do it for me. Maybe not at the price tag of $3,000 but I'm sure she's open to negotiations. This girl is like eHarmony, but way more effective. She's like Tinder if girls used the wrong age instead of a misleading picture . So both parties didn't meet under the most forthright of circumstances, whatever. Once you get sex out of the deal you lose your right to complain about it. I don't know about you, but I think Birdman owes someone a "thank you". Clearly she has an eye for these things. Wouldn't want to spend a Saturday night with her, but I would have her arrange my Saturday night with someone else. If she has good enough tastes for an NBA player then she's has good enough tastes for me. Seventeen might be a little (a lot) young, but as long as I know to check ID's before hand I see no downside.
P.S. This had to take place when Birdman was still bumping that booger super, right? Had to be well into a heroine binge to think that randomly meeting strangers from online offline was a good idea for a professional athlete. I'm not so sure this situation wasn't what finally scared him away from drugs. Addiction is scary, but online dating is downright frightening.