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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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Support our troops by giving him due process. TMZ commits a terrible injustice by posting this story before the investigation is finished. You all know that if he is found not to be at fault, that won't be posted! How dare you guys shed are military in bad light! If you acted as though you support our effort to keep terrorists out of our country or to keep the them out of anywhere for that matter, this Iraq situation would be over by now! It because the terrorist know we aren't a united front and they use the ununification to break us! How about we get it together or even act like we have it together to get this thing over and done with!?! We all hate war, but something it's neccessary.

2704 days ago


Anyone can make a fake MYSpace account or website. He could have posed for the PIC when he was joking around, as guys do, and someone posted it to get at him or his mom. Everyone deserves the benefit of the doubt. It is worth considering.

~Devil's Advocate

2704 days ago


I really hope this is a hoax, but sadly I wouldn't be surprised if it were true. War often creates psychological problems. Have you ever noticed how many of our homeless are Veterans? They walk around drunk or just talking to themselves still lost in a war that took a great toll on their mind. It's so very sad. It's really a blessing and amazing that any of our soldiers come back without a mental illness when they have been subjected to what one would normally see in combat action. I am very proud of my Grandfather's service to our country during WWII, and my Father's service during Vietnam. My father has since passed away. However My Grandfather, even after all these years, still suffers from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). He says when the memories come flooding back he can actually still the smell the blood of those who died all around him at Normandy and it makes him physically ill. I feel so bad for him. Below is some interesting information I found:

"Almost a third of veterans from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed with a psychosocial or mental health illness, reports a new study.

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and Health Service s Research and Development Research Enhancement Award Program and the San Francisco VA Medical Center studied mental health disorders among 103,788 U.S. veterans who returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The youngest group of OEF/OIF veterans, aged 18-24 years, were at greatest risk of receiving mental health or posttraumatic stress disorder diagnoses compared with veterans 40 years or older."

President Bush if you truly support our troops bring them home NOW!

2704 days ago

PEREZ HIVton    

I wonder how many babies he has raped & maybe killed to get off.

2704 days ago


Well if he didn't create this site, then why wouldn't he come right that to "The Tribune"? If he has nothing to hide, you'd think he'd be all over the placing clarifying this.

2704 days ago


The army needs to bring the facts out ASAP. If he did it, he needs to be court martialled. There should be zero tolerance of this type of psychotic behavior in the military, or anywhere else.

2703 days ago


Laura's kid has been a lost cause for years. I guess even the army couldn't straighten out a kid who managed to get himself kicked out of two colleges. I do think that this says a lot about Laura's theories regarding child rearing - the thing we should be most concerned about is that those following her "guidelines" are raising an entire population of seriously disturbed kids! This whole story is too weird to be anything but true - the real telling part is that Laura hasn't come out and denied the story (or even bothered to really address this).

2703 days ago


You bet it says a whole lot about Dr. Laura's child rearing theories how this kid turned out!

2703 days ago
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