Prince Edward Maryland Is Sorry

He nearly beat his wife to death, but the Ironwood State Prison resident wants you to donate to his anti-domestic-violence charity

Prince Edward Maryland Is Sorry

The July, online, employment ad sounded fantastic: $2,000 per week in compensation to work as an office manager at a Southern California "anti-domestic violence" charity that guarantees the chance to "hang out with major celebrities every week!" A woman, who out of fear asked me to not reveal her identity, responded with her résumé and promptly received a follow-up email from the president of Hollywood Helpers, Inc. "What you are about to read will titillate, and then scare the pants off you," wrote former The X-Files actor Prince Edward Maryland, before indicating the position offers a choice of office locations in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Fernando Valley, Palmdale, San Diego and Las Vegas, as well as "full medical/dental benefits," an expense account, bonuses and a company vehicle.

"People ask me, 'Why do you treat your workers so well?'" Maryland bragged in his email. "Well, I was a finance broker in Beverly Hills. We drove the best cars, ate at the best restaurants, lived 'la dolce vita' while the subords [sic] were mercilessly harangued. I said if I ever become prexy, my people will bless the day I was born! (They do!) . . . Your comfort is of tantamount concern."

If the opportunity sounded too good, Maryland also conceded there is "a rub" to his job offer. Prospective office managers must first work full-time for $15.62 per hour and no benefits in his fund-raising telephone center for a minimum of 90 days. He closed his pitch with a tug on the heartstrings: a reminder that his charity's goal isn't profit, but rather "a serious assault on the plague" of domestic violence.

Prince Edward Maryland
Prince Edward Maryland
A side view of the head of the unrecognizable, battered victim, whose shoulder-length hair was ripped out
A side view of the head of the unrecognizable, battered victim, whose shoulder-length hair was ripped out

Suspicious, the lady who received Maryland's email searched his name on Google and found a 2009 OC Weekly report. "I am so grateful I came across your article," she wrote to me. "Maryland is a very ill, sadistic, violent criminal who appears to enjoy physically and sexually abusing women. Is this guy back on the streets?"

Maryland isn't telling job applicants that his office is his home: a maximum-security cell at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe. He also isn't advising women that they are sharing their résumés and personal details with one of California's most dangerous sadomasochistic criminals, a onetime braggadocio gigolo, narcotics trafficker, forgery artist, stripper, deadbeat dad, cocaine addict, psychiatric patient, EMT and, though occasionally an artful wordsmith, a Catholic-high-school-educated pimp prone, according to 18 years of criminal records, to breaking the teeth, noses, arms, wrists, eardrums and ribs of women who didn't obey his orders.

According to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Bill Sessa, his agency prohibits inmates from running businesses. The rule hasn't stopped Maryland from directing at least seven companies, all of which entice people to donate money to him. Inmate F86550 is extraordinarily audacious. Who else could be a vicious, unrepentant woman beater and simultaneously manage anti-domestic-violence charities?

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In March 2004, the future Mrs. Valerie Maryland, a well-educated and successful Orange County businesswoman with gorgeous eyes and an amiable smile, met 39-year-old Prince, a decade her junior, at an online, interracial dating website and had no clue of looming disaster. He portrayed himself as a well-connected movie producer on the verge of striking it rich with the likes of superstar Morgan Freeman. In fact, he had been unemployed, using a public bus for transportation, battling and losing a daily crack-cocaine habit, and living in government dormitory housing. She fell for his lies, allowed him to move into her modest, two-bedroom Lake Forest home, and agreed to marriage.

The initial stages of the relationship were, Valerie later told prosecutors, relatively enjoyable. They didn't spend a day apart for the first six months. But sadly, love blinded her to loudly flapping red flags. According to government files obtained by the Weekly, Prince earned an average of just $2,270 in annual income for the 18 years before he met Valerie. In the first 10 months of their marriage, he drained $65,000 from her savings and ran up more than $106,000 in credit-card bills. She fell so far into his ruse that she paid the monthly rent for a prop he'd use over and over to bolster his empty credibility: a small office at Raleigh Studios.

The illusion of happiness collapsed on April 8, 2005, when Prince and Valerie ate beef tacos at their favorite local Mexican restaurant for a celebration of sorts: He'd concocted a story about an impending $5 million loan for a movie project sure to earn, he surmised, at least $70 million in box-office sales. To help keep the fantasy alive, he drove to Van Nuys to buy $500 worth of rock cocaine. Before the night ended, he also hired two female prostitutes and filmed the group's wild, drug- and liquor-induced sexual escapades.

At some point after the hookers departed, Prince began a crime spree that left his wife a battered, bloody mess and guaranteed him a top-ranking spot in the annals of horrific California crimes. It started when he began to interrogate her about his suspicions that she'd been cheating. For hours, he beat her with his fists and a wire coat hanger while she insisted he was wrong. In hopes of stopping the attack, she eventually told him what he wanted to hear.

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luisa.willingham
luisa.willingham

i know prince edward maryland from gießen germany i am devastatet to hear this i knew him as a good dancer and a real nice person

tanja.35398
tanja.35398

i am prince edward maryland ex wife from germany he didnt beat me or our son during marriage   i dont know what happend after all this i been reading hear i dont know who i was married to i quess i was lucky

tanja.35398
tanja.35398

i am the exwife from germany of prince edward maryland  i did not divorce him because of domestic violence he didnt beat me or his son at any time his only problem was that he was cheating on me

rstang42
rstang42

I knew this guy in highschool. Seethru fake. Claimed all kinds of false things. Many kids didnt like him. He was 1 of 10 African Americans in a private high school of 1400. 

Anonymous
Anonymous

I've been doing a little research myself and found an interesting response from the charity's website (http://www.donthitquit.com/press.html).  This "press release" (posted on a website that anyone can use to look official) labels Moxley as a "vindictive O.C. reporter" hounding "a decorated U.S. military veteran" who "..contracted PTSD trying to save the base Chaplain who died in his hands."  Prince also states his very clear opinion of Moxley: "I guess some people thrive on controversy. Perhaps he should do like I did and get help."  The article also goes on to name celebrities that back their charity and paints a very different picture of the evidence and trial.

GabachodeMichigan
GabachodeMichigan

I guess I am having a little difficulty wrapping my head around this one - how in the hell does a prison inmate merit internet access,  let alone run a scam from within prison?  If reporter can figure it out from the outside, surely the prison staff might be able to figure it out and restrict the guy's access to computers.

 

Perhaps this is a silly question but have the folks running the California penal system completely lost their minds?

Jessica Roe
Jessica Roe

Great reporting on a disgusting story. Busch seems just as deranged as Maryland ~

corvusriley
corvusriley

@sesmithwrites goddamn. Why did I read the comments, though?

TicoRorpe
TicoRorpe

Coalburners are as sad as they are disgusting. They are always either fat, ugly, or screwed in the head -- often it is a combination.

 

Regardless of whether they fall for or settle for a bajooga, domestic battery commonly follows.

Shay Evans
Shay Evans

Wow...chilling read! I hope he rots in jail forever!

George Camacho
George Camacho

Wow another loser! That pos should be shot on site.

Marlene Castañeda De Luna
Marlene Castañeda De Luna

Great story. Intense. Really should not have read it first thing in the morning. I'm lingeringly disturbed.

durablebrad
durablebrad

The moral of this story? Always thoroughly research any supposed non-profit group or institution before believing their public statements, and/or offering financial assistance. Remember, google is just a click away!

brilynch1283
brilynch1283

Awesome article...I hope no one else falls for this guy's scams!! 

949girl
949girl topcommenter

Wow, this is one of the scariest stories I've read in awhile.  I wonder how he and Busch got hooked up together?

neworder84
neworder84

This thing, for lack of a better term because calling him a Man would imply he has a soul, is an utterly disgusting and repulsive excuse of flesh and I wonder if Ms.Busch is blind to facts or completely retarded. 

brandonf76
brandonf76

In the part where Prince questions himself on the stand, I can't help but think of Woody Allen in Bananas. Great work Mox!

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @GabachodeMichigan "surely the prison staff might be able to figure it out"

 

You have *way* to high an opinion of California prison guards and officials.

sesmithwrites
sesmithwrites

@corvusriley There are times when I prefer to pretend comments sections don't exist.

Rope_Tree_Bucket_Blk
Rope_Tree_Bucket_Blk

 @TicoRorpe they are disgusting.  Its sick and sad how over 2 generations of white females have been brainwashed by the Jew media to love N166er dick.  Just look at porno.  Its all N166ers on whites.  N166ers up your ass.  The only way is to DELETE the typical N166er.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @durablebrad And maybe, just maybe, middle aged white women should think twice about dating smooth talking black guys.

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

 @durablebrad

 Good advice.  One piece of info will tell you volumes about their op. Always ask what their admin rate is. 80-90 % is common, 95%+ is hardly unheard of.

durablebrad
durablebrad

 @Mitchell_Young

 Yeah... it's probably best for middle-aged white women to just do whatever suits guys like you, that way there'd be no tendency to exacerbate your male insecurities - you know, the ONLY thing of any sizeable proportion on your body. LMAO.

Rope_Tree_Bucket_Blk
Rope_Tree_Bucket_Blk

 @durablebrad  @Mitchell_Young You are a fucktard.  White women are 10,000 % more likely to be raped and killed by a black negro jigaboo than ANYTHING!   You stupid fucking liberal rat retard.  I wanna sodomize you with s bottle of champagne while you are tied up .

durablebrad
durablebrad

 @Mitchell_Young Since American women are twice as likely to be raped by a police officer, and the families of law enforcement officials are 4 to 5 times more likely to suffer an incidence of domestic violence in their homes- you might just be focusing too much on race and not enough on chosen profession. IMO, your patronizing attitude probably doesn't help to communicate anything to women... except that you are insecure, domineering, and a tad bit condescending.  

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

 @durablebrad I'm pretty comfortable with my package, brad. Just trying to keep yet another white woman from getting OJ-ed.

 
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