Maria Bauer Melinn reveals her strategy for abused women dealing with traumatic family court procedures: Benadryl! Is Maria qualified to give medical or legal advise? Nope!
Read more on Maria’s latest exploits…
How Sick and Disabled is Maria Bauer Melinn??
Maria wants us to believe that she is so disabled, and debilitated with life-threatening heart problems that it is impossible for her to serve any time in jail–and this punishment for contempt may endanger her life. Maria has even posted pictures of herself online, showing that she is in a hospital with heart monitors taped to her chest, her face devoid of its usual flirtations. With the last of her failing strength, Maria lifts the cell phone and pushes a button.., snap! snap! A selfie reveals one last valiant stand against “injustice”.
And in a snap, everything can change– but look at this screen shot, Maria is commenting to another mother who is pro se in a family court matter, offering help. Maria says that she is able to “call a DV shelter on Monday” before she goes to jail. Maria is acting as an advocate and willing to “talk about strategy”.
If Maria is strong enough and of sound mind so that she is able to advocate for other moms, and is able work with other domestic violence organizations in order to “help” another mom with a very difficult and time consuming family court situation… then her claims of being so sick to the point of death are highly suspect.
Michael’s Wish: “Maria Claims She Cannot Work a Job”
Maria Melinn Broke Back on Motorcyle http://abusiveadvocates.com/2013/09/23/maria-bauer-melinn-broke-back-motorcycle/
Maria’s Advice to Moms in Family Court: Take Benadryl!
This mom is pouring her heart out online, giving very sensitive and personal details about her family court situation, which are now made public due to her disclosures. Maria is encouraging this mom to keep talking, and to go public–with little regard for this mom’s safety or privacy, and the possible implications for revealing so much.
Maria’s advice to help this mom cope in family court: “Many Moms find Benadryl helps on court days..”
Possible side effects of Benadryl include: Drowsiness, Dizziness, Mood Swings, Blurred Vision, Confusion and Irregular or Fast Heartbeat. Allergic reactions to Benadryl can cause seizures, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face/tongue and severe dizziness.
What would happen if a mom actually took Maria’s advice and popped some Benadryl right before going into family court, especially a mom who is pro se or acting as her own attorney? Would it look good before the judge if the mom was falling asleep…if she had a sudden change in mood that affected her ability to represent herself…if her tongue swelled and she could not speak for herself in court or even breathe…..if she got dizzy or confused? Or what if the Mom had a drug interaction related to Benadryl and a medication she was already taking? How would the abuser to react to that? How would the Judge respond, the Guardian ad Litem or other court professionals?
ATW finds it alarming, and frankly irresponsible for Maria–who has NO MEDICAL TRAINING and is not a licensed medical provider– to suggest Benadryl to anyone, even worse a vulnerable mom desperate for help. Maria’s advice could potentially 1) endanger the health of a mom taking her advise and 2) have a severe and negative impact on her court case–and the relationship she has with her children if she appears to be impaired or drugged, or is unable to represent herself due to the effects of Benadryl.
Did Benadryl Contribute to Maria’s Heart Problems?
ATW can only speculate, until we have proof, but Maria’s suggestion to take Benadryl, makes you wonder if Maria is also taking Benadryl to cope with her clegal issues. One of the side effects of Benadryl is fast or irregular heartbeat, and once ingested Benadryl is almost impossible to trace.
From a report on Maria:”Domestic violence victim Maria Melinn, an ethnic Hebrew-American (genealogically verified), was subjected to these abuses, in violation of her ADA orders, right here in Allegan County, Michigan this month. She has been denied most of her heart and cholesterol medications by the Jail’s medical staff during the first 6 days of her 60-day unlawful detainment, as well as her physician-mandated mattress, wheelchair, heart monitor (via denial of the charging cord for the unit’s receiver), and physical therapy sessions for her back..As a direct result, Ms. Melinn has had 2 cardiac incidents after only 6 days under these conditions. She had a severe episode of chest pain, angina, and tachycardia on the 3rd day of her unlawful detainment, and another cardiac event on day 6. She was admitted into the progressive intensive care unit of the hospital that evening with severe chest pain and other cardiac symptoms. Her condition was able to be stabilized after nearly 24 hours of in-patient care.”
Benadryl could pose a risk to Maria’s health.. so why would she advise it to someone else?
Maria Implicates Barry Goldstein
Maria goes on to offer her unprofessional and uneducated legal assistance to this mom. Keep in mind that Maria has no legal training, no law degree and a majority of her “advocacy” training was given by the disgraced American Mothers Political Party (AMPP), where Maria once was president. AMPP has been recently exposed for their criminal acts of stalking, harassment and defammation. Their leader, Claudine Dombrowski, is facing criminal charges and has a protective order filed against her (other evidence suggests that Claudine is a serial stalker with a long history of harassment towards others).
Maria implicates Barry Goldstein as being a partner in offering advocacy services for abused women in court, whether this is true or not cannot be validated–but that Maria would use his name so publicly, and so freely could only mean they share a close relationship–or that Maria wishes they had one.
Maria states, “I will talk with you about strategy etc. in the courtroom”
Maria then goes on to offer up the services of Barry Goldstein: “we will work on how to handle cross examination… I am sure Barry will also talk to you about strategy too.”
Barry Goldstein is a former attorney now working as a domestic violence advocate, speaker and author. He does not have a current law license and cannot legally give any legal advise.
Common sense says there is only two ways to look at Maria’s implication of Barry:
1) Maria is dropping Barry’s name to give herself credibility, and to bolster her image as an advocate. And Barry may not be involved or is not aware of her remarks.
2) Barry is actively working with Maria–and the organizations she represents.
Either way this kind of advice presents a real danger for any protective mom who may be fooled into believing that Maria is a qualified advocate, and especially a danger that this advice may be used in court and jeopardize a mom’s case, and her custody/visitation.
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed.
If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” — William Faulkner, author
RE: ATW has recently been in contact with Barry Goldstein, when we sent him and other professionals, a link introducing the blog, and inviting comments.
Barry has been very candid in sharing his thoughts about the Mother’s Movement and how it should proceed. One of the things Barry mentioned was creating a Protective Mothers Manifesto, to offer guidelines on ethical behavior for those within the Mother’s Movement.
ATW has received Barry’s permission to post his e-mail in full, as long as we agree not to edit, take out of context, or change the content in any way. In the interest of truth and accuracy, we also ask our readers to respect Barry’s wishes. We welcome reader’s comments please keep in mind ATW’s policy keeping all comments respectful.
Thank-you for Barry for your valuable feedback, and contributions.
– Among the Wolves
Read A.T.W’s Post from Barry in it’s entirety;
Bill Windsor comments on Barry Goldstein’s Post:
“In my opinion, Barry Goldstein is incompetent and should be ignored by anyone with intelligence in the world of family courts, abuse, and domestic violence.
For starters, I have to question the intelligence, or lack thereof, of anyone who would defend or support the criminals with the so-called American Mothers Political Party.
Goldstein has made scurrilous comments about me, but he doesn’t know me, doesn’t know a thing about me, has never spoken with me (and never will), and should have been smart enough to keep his mouth shut.
Goldstein claims I don’t understand the gendered nature of “the problems we are dealing with.” How utterly ridiculous. I fully understand the two primary genders. I know that men lie and lie and lie and use handbooks in divorce to ensure they take advantage of the mother of their children. It makes me sick. But I also know that women lie and lie and lie, pretend to be abused when they weren’t, pretend their children were abused when they weren’t, and will say and do anything to hurt their ex. Meanwhile, in both cases, the children are terribly abused by the process, and those with true stories get obscured by all the serial liars and abusers.
Should we consider Barry Goldstein to be similar to Richard Gardner?
When I became a part of the Lawless America project, I spent years learning from the women and men who claim they are victims, and I am closing in on 365 days on the road, face-to-face with thousands. I believe I have interviewed far more people than Goldstein will ever hope to interview. I was devastated to hear stories from women all across America….and then to learn that a number of these women lied. If they will lie about me (as some have), then I can’t possibly believe that they are telling the truth about anything else.
I do everything humanly possible to assist and support genuine protective mothers. But I will also do everything in my power to expose the liars and the lies.
I am about to decide that nothing meaningful will ever be done to correct the problems with family courts, abuse, and domestic violence because virtually all of the groups are haters. There are the father haters and the mother haters. Many who pretend to be for honesty and the children are often little more than actors. People with what they claim are “non-profit associations” are often in it just for the money.
I will not work with anyone who supports Barry Goldstein, the so-called American Mothers Political Party, Clodine Dumbrowski, Lorraine Tipton, Kimberly Wigglesworth, Kathleen Russell, the so-called Center for Judicial Excellence, Connie Valentine, the so-called California Protective Parents Association, or the so-called Battered Mothers Custody Conference. No one who has anything to do with these people or groups will be in our movies of videos because these people and groups support the twisted criminal activities of the AMPP folks. Many of these people and groups hate fathers and love liars.”
We want to thank our Readers for submitting their tips. A.T.W. has received several comments regarding the Maria Bauer Melinn story.
A link sent to us: Michael’s Wish- The story of Michael Melinn’s life, and truth about the claims made by his mother Maria Melinn http://michaelswish.com/
It should be noted that much of the information presented in this link was made publicly available long before this blog was created. There will be more to come as we continue to investigate this case.
Examples of some collateral information that was made public before this blog was published, this is presented in the interest of truth; these are not endorsements of any kind.
June 24, 2010 Able2UK (News & Interviews Relating to Disabilities) This site does a story on Maria Melinn and later discovers information that leads them to doubt Maria’s story. Here is an update that includes a letter from Maria’s daughter: http://www.able2uk.com/News/Disabilities/EXCLUSIVE-Hannah-Melinn-replies-to-ABLE2UK.html
Robin Smith -http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?threaded=1&v=2HLQ0raLa60 (video now private)
“I know Maria personally, she claims her husband broke her back in 1998, th incident happened at my home, Maria did not break her back we were out in the club the very next night. If you look at her documentation EVERY Dr statement is from 2008 or later, Maria was in a car accident. All she had was a rug burn from the incident at my house”
Robin Smith 1 month ago (March 2013)
Robin Smith 1 month ago
“In regards to Maria Melinn in Michigan This particuar “protective mother” is not so innocent please do your homework. Her back injury according to her records happened 7/6/98 and there is not one single medical record until a disability report from SSI on 10/16/2003 then nothing until 2005 then nothing again until 2009 the police report clearly states she refused medical treatment and her only injuries were carpet abraisions”
Jan 5, 2013 YouTube Video of “Maria Melinn Abuse Charge”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mei6JT0KMOk
Why is CPPA supporting American Mothers Political Party, a known hate group?
California Protective Parents Association (CPPA) is an advocacy organization for abused women and children, and their battles for justice in family court. CPPA is based in California, their leader is Connie Valentine.
When you go to the CPPA website and click on “ACTION”
One of the recommended steps CPPA suggests to (direct quote) ,”Please join us in taking action to improve and reform family court..”
below that is a suggestion (direct quote), “to Join the American Mother’s Political Party”. It includes a link that connects directly to AMPP.
CPPA is pointing these vulnerable, protective moms to the potential threat of being re-victimized once again by Claudine Dombrowski, and AMPP.
SO what makes AMPP a hate group?
1) Our research has revealed that CPPA along with other organizations and professionals behind the Battered Mother’s Custody Conference (BMCC) have been aware for several years about AMPP’s vicious attacks against Protective Mother’s Alliance International(PMA). PMA International is an advocacy organization co-founded by Lundy Bancroft and Janice Levinson, and is a leading international organization within the mothers’ movement. AMPP’s attacks on PMA have continued for many years, with the full knowledge of the BMCC and their related organizations! The attacks have recently escalated, as A.T.W. has shown, with AMPP declaring war on PMA, attempting to discredit Lundy Bancroft and launching several hate filled website targeted at PMA, as well as engaging in verbally abusive attacks across the internet.
* Janice Levinson comments about the AMPP attacks and harassment on the Venture Philosophy blog
Janice LevinsonFebruary 10, 2013 at 12:14 PM, “AMPP has attacked my organization, Protective Mothers’ Alliance International, myself and Lundy Bancroft (our co founder) on and off for years. Please understand I am a protective mom, so we are supposed to be on the same team as AMPP. But no, they even attack their own team members….
AMPP called Lundy a fraud and part of the extreme fathers rights movement. Both of which is such a lie and laughable. They spread slander all over the internet about PMA and myself saying such lies as; We are dangerous,we put mothers personal info out on the net, we charge fees to join PMA and so much more. All lies . All baseless allegations They went so far as to contact our leaders via email saying as such in an attempt to put or organization out of business. They did not succeed, yet oddly, they keep trying to join us and stalk us on Face Book repeatedly by trying to join all our groups and sometimes creating new profiles under different names to do so.
My life was threatened right before a Battered Mothers Custody Conference where the slander continued as Claudine D. told several participates at this conference not to bother listening to Lundy and my speech, as we were both frauds. Our original Face book page was hi-jacked by Lorraine Tipton and Cara Wilson who then open the flood gates allowing Claudine and other AMPP ers in and forcing me out. They started a Face Book group with vulgar titles that had Lundy’s picture on the profile . One group had Lundy’s face on a sock puppet and was titled ” will the real Lundy Bancroft please stand up?” The other group’s title was too vulgar for me to even mention, but also had Lundy’s picture. I was successful in getting Face book to tear these down as even they could see how bad the bullying was by the title and content of these groups. They have done so much more to even post here, but this will give you a good idea of what they do to fellow protective mothers…” (Full comment below)
There’s more …
** AnonymousFebruary 11, 2013 at 8:40 PM
“I have personally seen the nasty attack of PMA by this hate group. I take offense to those mothers and professionals in the mothers movement who stayed silent on this issue and stood by while PMA, Janice and Lundy were being attacked. I am a PMA leader and PMA is a group that has really helped me and many others. Janice and Lundy are loving , kind and tireless advocates for the cause. I would join no other mothers group as no one holds such professional standards and healthy boundaries against abuse within as PMA. They even have a small security team to protect us moms..” (<– A.T.W. note, sounds like they need a security team with the Attack Mothers and their Flying Monkeys on the loose!)
*** NaomiJanuary 9, 2013 at 8:18 PM
"Bill and Claudine,
AMPP is most certainly a hate group. They are stalkers, trolls, and hate men. I would never join forces with a radical feminist group or MRA group.
I could care less where their hearts are. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
.(American Mothers Political Party is a Hate Group. 1/4/2013. http://venturephilosophy.blogspot.com/2013/01/american-mothers-political-party-is.html)
2) Claudine Dombrowski, co-founder of AMPP, has created a hate-filled website attacking Janice Levinson, co-founder of PMA, and was brazen enough to send us proof of her handiwork.
Claudine has stolen art from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and displayed it on the front of her BIZARRE web site with its abusive & outrageous false allegations that include:
*Bill Windsor and Janice Levinson are (direct quote) “Hitler sympathizers”
*Janice Levinson is an (direct quote) “evil bitch”
* Janice Levinson will (direct quote) “mercilessly slaughter you and your children”
Clearly, something is seriously wrong with Claudine–and her actions are no different than that of an abuser. How can California Protective Parents, Battered Mothers’ Custody Conference (BMCC), and the Mother’s Movement as a whole stand by and do nothing!!!??? AMPP’s abuse is being committed right in their midst–and under the guise, as CPPA claims, of “taking action to improve and reform family court”. If the Mother’s Movement and BMCC is not willing to take action to deal with abuse that is happening in their own ranks, how can they effectively deal with abuse reported by protective moms, and abuse in the family courts!??? How can the Mother’s Movement and BMCC demand reform when their own way of dealing with abuse involves silence and denial????
3) AMPP has launched attacks against anyone who voices a contrary opinion or expresses concern about AMPP, and has encouraged online bullying and group attacks to intimidate and control people, including other protective moms.
* Anonymous February 5, 2013 at 6:38 PM
I am being attacked by AMPP because I defended Bill Windsor and Lawless America. This is their tactic: use your name online to draw you into their site. You comment to defend yourself. AMPP members are then called to ambush you with lies, threats, swearing, false allegations. AMPP tries to intimidate & shame people into submission, they are abusers..I hope Bill presses charges. These women are abusers of the worst kind.”
(Comment from: Anti-father bigot group trying to boycott Lawless America. 1/1/2013. http://venturephilosophy.blogspot.com/2013/01/anti-father-misandrist-group-trying-to.html)
4) AMPP supports the Joeys blog and participates in online attacks together. The Joeys blog is a vulgar, hateful blog known for its attacks and slander–this is NOT the group a so-called domestic violence advocate like Claudine, and AMPP, should be supporting!
Knowing this -as they do- how can California Protective Parents Association (CPPA) not only support AMPP but recruit members for this hate group? How can others in the Mother’s Movement and BMCC stay silent on this important issue as abusers work within their movement and related organizations? How can any protective mom truly feel safe?
Naomi Chambers video “American Political Party is a Hate Group”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPWxEjUnOe0
Full text of comments from Janice Levinson, PMA, posted to the Venture Philosophy blog:
Janice LevinsonFebruary 10, 2013 at 12:14 PM
“AMPP has attacked my organization, Protective Mothers’ AllianceInternational, myself and Lundy Bancroft (our co founder) on and off for years. Please understand I am a protective mom, so we are supposed to be on the same team as AMPP. But no, they even attack their own
Lundy Bancroft is the author of several books about family court corruption and has appeared in court cases as an expert witness. He has trained and educated judges on the dynamics of DV in family court and is very well respected in the family court reform movement speaking around the world at various conferences. His first book ” Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men” is widely considered bible- like in it’s truth an insights about abusers.
AMPP called Lundy a fraud and part of the extreme fathers
rights movement. Both of which is such a lie and laughable. They spread slander all over the internet about PMA and myself saying such lies as; We are dangerous,we put mothers personal info out on the net, we charge fees to join PMA and so much more. All lies . All baseless
allegations They went so far as to contact our leaders via email saying as such in an attempt to put or organization out of business. They did not succeed, yet oddly, they keep trying to join us and stalk us on Face Book repeatedly by trying to join all our groups and
sometimes creating new profiles under different names to do so.
We established a PMA no abuse zone and posted it on our website because of these attacks and also to protect our moms from their abuse. We are constantly approached by them and others wanting AMPP to work with PMA. When I refuse, another attack of lies begins with them saying
PMA does not want to work with other orgs. I tell them not true, since PMA does work with other orgs but PMA does not work with abusers,no matter their gender. My life was threatened right before a Battered Mothers Custody Conference where the slander continued as Claudine D. told several participates at this conference not to bother listening to Lundy and my speech, as we were both frauds. Our original Face book page was hi-jacked by Lorraine Tipton and Cara Wilson who then open the flood gates allowing Claudine and other AMPP ers in and forcing me out. They started a Face Book group with vulgar titles that had Lundy’s picture on the profile . One group had Lundy’s face on a sock puppet and was titled ” will the real Lundy Bancroft please stand up?” The other group’s title was too vulgar for me to even mention, but also had Lundy’s picture. I was successful in getting Face book to tear these down as even they could see how bad the bullying was by the title and content of these groups. They have done so much more to even post here, but this will give you a good idea of what they do to fellow protective mothers.
So, AMPP is at it again, making us protective moms look bad. Please know they do not represent most protective mothers . . My feelings are, regardless how you feel about an organization it’s leader, philosophies, practices ect. it is never ok to abuse. Their is no excuse for their behavior. No excuse for abuse, especially in a movement that is fighting abuse. Kudos to Lundy for being one of the few in the mothers movement willing to stand up for the truth and stand up to their abuse.He is truly a man of character and will always have my total respect. Kudos to Bill for doing the same. In a movementfighting corruption and abuse, their is no room for abusers , no matter their gender.”
Protective Mothers’ Alliance International
(American Mothers Political Party is a Hate Group. 1/4/2013. http://venturephilosophy.blogspot.com/2013/01/american-mothers-political-party-is.html)
In our commitment to the truth, A.T.W. researched the web pages and FB pages of some of the leaders in the Mother’s Movement to determine if a “war”really exists within the Mother’s Movement, hindering the progress to fight for meaningful family court reform.
To answer this question, we researched several organizations and professionals FB pages, and websites. Below you will see a sample of the posts that are representative of these groups and professionals’ work. You will notice a level of professionalism that is clearly missing from AMPP, and can compare for yourself the differences. You will see that AMPP stands alone. No other organization is waging war on other groups. No other organization is resorting to crude online videos and harassment to mock other organizations or their members. No other organization is attempting to discredit and humiliate other organizations/individuals. No other organization is actively bullying–period. Clearly this is a one sided war, and not reciprocal.
A war is a mutual event, where both sides attack each other. We see no evidence of counter attacks. WE see bullying and abusers attacking chosen targets to push their agendas forward.
Take a look at a sample of screenshots we found in our research
A screenshot of Lorraine Tipton, AMPP, declaring war:
AMPP declaring war
Anonymous, an attack bully from the Joey’s website, intentionally hiding their identity as bullies do to avoid consequences for their abusive behavior:
COMPARE THAT TO:
California Protective Parents Association (CPPA)
Lundy Bancroft, an example of his work, conducting a workshop for victims healing from abuse followed by comments from people who have attended. The second shot is firsthand experiences of Bancroft’s work and commitment to helping abused women and children.
Mothers of Lost Children FB page
Protective Mothers Alliance (PMA) No Abuse Zone:
CAN YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE? So we repeat: A.T.W is compelled to ask all within the Mothers’ Movement and the Battered Mothers Custody Conference(BMCC)
WHY ARE YOU STAYING SILENT!??