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Army to Dr. Laura's Son -- Did You Really Write That?!

5/31/2007 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that the US Army is investigating whether the son of holier-than-thou talk show host Dr. Laura created an unbelievably graphic and offensive MySpace page including scenes of rape, torture and child molestation.

A MySpace page allegedly created by and containing a trove of photos of what appeared to be Deryk Schlessinger, Dr. Laura's 21-year-old son who is serving as a Specialist with the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan with the US Army, was pulled from the popular file-sharing site last week, as the Salt Lake Tribune first reported. We're told by an Army rep that it contained cartoon depictions of rape, murder, torture and child molestation, not to mention photos of soldiers with guns in their mouths -- among other scenes, and a picture of a blindfolded prisoner with the caption "My Sweet Little Habib." Lt. Col. Robert Tallman of the Army called the MySpace page "disturbing."

What's more, one blog entry on the site read, in part, "I LOVE MY JOB, it takes everything reckless and deviant and heathenistic and just overall bad about me and hyper focuses these traits into my job of running around this horrid place doing nasty things to people that deserve it ... and some that don't."

Lt. Col.Tallman tells TMZ that the Schlessinger investigation is "ongoing" and that Deryk is still on active duty. Deryk didn't respond to a request for comment by the Tribune, and Dr. Laura's rep suggested that the MySpace page could be a fake.

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He's just another Idiot    

I didn't even know that Dr. Laura was still on the air. When is her time slot? Two in the morning? She's such a smug, know-it-all, conceited twit.

2678 days ago
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Pantywaist    

I love it when conservatives (i.e., Bush's 28% psychopathic, Christianoid, conservative base) invoke "the innocent until proven guilty" crap, except when it applies to liberals or Democrats (see Pres. Clinton). Such dire HYPOCRITES. It's like they want to still want to believe that one of their own's son (whack job, Dr. Laura), could not possibly be guilty of something like this––just like they still cling to the Bush/Cheney mantra "kill them over there before they get us over here" is still a good idea.
I sincerely believe that Doc Laura's son is gay. And, I believe she has known this from birth. It's such basic high school psychology, man. Go figure: her insistance that that Derwood,(or whatever his name is), take karate classes at a very early age to toughen him up. A thing she bragged about incessantly a few years back on her radio show. It was almost a daily occurence, add nauseum. Also, the belief that she thinks it's ok for boys to play rough and hard with other kids––especially when playing war games. And her whole fetish with Harley-Davidson motorocycle culture and how she promised the brat that when he graduated from high shcool they would venture off into the sunset together on a cross country trip on said bikes. So over compensating. So OBVIOUS. It's like we get it lady, 'ur son's straight. I hope and pray the kid is eventually discharged dishonorably for the some of the crap he has allegeldly pulled. Then Dr. Laura (w/ a Phd in physiology, not psychology) can brag she is the proud stay-at-home mom of a convicted little war criminal.

2678 days ago
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Jill    

What's taking the Army so long to report about this? I am concerned about a coverup - like with Pat Tillman. The Army had the power to remove all traces of the myspace page from every internet archive in seconds, yet it is taking WEEKS to determine who wrote the page? Baloney.

2677 days ago
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Dr. Philip Rosen, PhD    

THERE IS SOMETHING STRANGELY APPEALING AND POETIC ABOUT SOMEONE AS SELF-RIGHTOUS, UPTIGHT, PRUDISH, AND ARROGANTLY JUDGEMENTAL AS DR. LAURA HAVING A SON WHO IS SO OBVIOUSLY INSANE.
I ADMIT THAT I OCCASIONALLY LISTEN TO DR. LAURA AND, YES, EVERY SO OFTEN SHE ACTUALLY DISPENSES SENSIBLE ADVICE -- THEN AGAIN, EVEN BROKEN CLOCKS ARE RIGHT TWICE A DAY.
AMONG HER MANY DEFICIENCIES, DR. LAURA IS FEVERISHLY, BLINDLY, SLAVISHLY PRO-MILITARY. SHE BEGINS HER DAILY RADIO SHOW BY INTRODUCING HER IN-STUDIO STAFF, THEN INTRODUCES HERSELF AS "THE PROUD MOTHER OF A DEPLOYED PARATROOPER! HOO-HA!!!" ("HOO-HA!!" IS APPARENTLY A MARINE WAR CRY, AND I'M SURE THE GOOD DOCTOR GETS A LITTLE MOIST BETWEEN THE LEGS WHENEVER SHE BELLOWS THAT INTO HER MICROPHONE).
THE PROBLEM WITH DR. LAURA IS THAT SHE LITERALLY THINKS SHE'S BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE. SHE SUFFERS FROM A TERMINAL SUPERIORITY COMPLEX. IN HER MIND, SHE IS A SPEWER OF THE ABSOLUTE AND ALMIGHTY TRUTH, AND DAMNED BE THE LISTENER WHO DOESN'T AGREE WITH HER HAUGHTY PROCLAMATIONS.
SHE IS A HARSH, SMUG, ULTA RIGHT-WINGER, STEADFASTLY CLOSED-MINDED AND TOTALLY UNACCEPTING OF CONTRARY POINTS OF VIEW.
KARMA WOULD DICTATE THAT SUCH A BITTER, IMPATIENT, HOLIER-THAN-THOU HARPY WOULD EVENTUALLY GET HER JUST DESSERTS. AND EVIDENTLY THIS HAS HAPPENED BY HER PERFECT, ALL-AMERICAN BOY TURNING OUT TO BE A SPUTTERING PSYCHO.
THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME KARMA HAS BITTEN THE DOC ON HER FLESHLY, SAGGING BUTT: WHO CAN FORGET THE DEBACLE OF "MRS. MORALITY" SMILINGLY POSING IN TOTALLY NUDE PHOTOS THAT, THANKS TO THE INTERNET, WERE SEEN BY BILLIONS (AND PUBLISHED IN SUCH UPSTANDING LITERARY JOURNALS AS HUSTLER MAGAZINE).
NO, IT WOULD SEEM THAT SUCH AN OFFICIOUS INDIVIDUAL AS DR. LAURA SCHLESINGER HAS GOTTEN EXACTLY THE KIND OF SON SHE DESERVES: A MINCING, GAY BOY WHO WRITES OF TORTURE AND CHILD MOLESTATION, AND POSES WITH GUNS IN HIS MOUTH!
I GUESS DR. LAURA ISN'T QUITE THE PERFECT MOM -- OR PERFECT PERSON -- LEADING THE KIND OF PERFECT LIFE SHE WOULD HAVE US ALL BELIEVE.
TO WHICH I CAN ONLY SAY: HOO-HA!!

2669 days ago
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Oh good one you are so tied-down and so miserable    

We always have what we don't want at home

2681 days ago
6.

NatTurner    

Didnt she let her mother die alone and mumify before authorities could find her? She gives advice as a hyocrite and her PhD is in Archeology or something. She isnt even a licensed therapist! What a fraud and a typical....(i cant say it. I cant be a Don Imus)

2681 days ago
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Naughty but nice :)    

Welcome to hell !

2681 days ago
8.

bill    

he is nothing but a despicable piece of white trash. the stuff he wrote on his myspace is so abhorrent he is a disgrace to america and to our troops fighting over there.

2681 days ago
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Hippo    

I hope that guy is doing okay. I have worried about him since he was a little kid. His mother scares me.

2681 days ago
10.

costaMesaboy    

another idiot

2681 days ago
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Oh good one you are so tied-down and so miserable    

My sweet little Habib means my sweet male lover.

It is in the male gender.

Habiba is in the female gender

2681 days ago
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Anonymous    

I am a Dr. Laura fan, but I actually kinda BELIEVE her son did this.. .

I believe the "hyperfocusing" comment he made (the concept of taking your bad impulses, energy, emotions, and channeling them into something "positive") is one of Dr. Laura's major philosophies.

What lends credibility is that Deryk's comment shows an internalization of that concept, not blithe repetition of Dr. Laura's words/mantra. If it is a fake, it's from a very smart faker.

By the way, his real name isn't Deryk.

2681 days ago
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Don_Imus_Rocks    

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. She is an abhorent barbed tongue sorry excuse of a woman. Her son has probably learned all his hate from her. What kind of name is Deryk anyway? What happened to spelling the name the way that it ought to be spelled. People who have these dumb names based on terrible spelling always seem to be pooly adjusted adults. Dr. Laura of course will probably brush this off but if it had been any of her call in guests she would have torn them to shreds.

2681 days ago
14.

jamis    

Odd. 'If' he put up this page he needs serious help. One thing though I've noticed -the young crowd often use extreme speech on the internet, as if it doesn't count, or as if they don't need to censor their thoughts and show common sense. It's as if they splay out the worst in them for all to see because it's not real if it's on the net.

2681 days ago
15.

tinkerbell    

NINTH!!!

2681 days ago
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