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Hathaway's Con-Man Ex Blames Anne's Lifestyle

10/15/2008 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

In what could go down as the worst persuasive letter ever, Raffaello Follieri's lawyer claims the con man effed up with the law because he was trying to keep up with rich people like his movie star ex-girlfriend Anne Hathaway.
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The lawyer for Raffa, who was convicted by the Feds of bilking investors out of millions, explains his actions saying he was -- and we quote -- "surrounded by movie stars and celebrities and this young man who neither drinks nor smokes became intoxicated with it all." And the lawyer actually uses the phrase, "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."

Really: You gotta read this.

Follieri wants a judge to give him three rather than four years in the clink. His sentencing is Oct. 23.

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TMZ FAN    

Yeah it's all Anne's falt .. RIGHT ....

2114 days ago
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TMZ FAN    

"The road to Hell is paved with good intentions." ..

2114 days ago
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Barfalufugus    

He is just a pathetic grifter that doesn't want to pay for his own actions. What a liar and a con.

2114 days ago
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STFU TMZ YOU ARE IDIOTS    

I believe it completely and always thought Anne should be in jail too cause she knew what was going on!

2114 days ago
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MercyHumppe    

How many of us have done unethical things to keep our girlfriends or wives happy? That is what drives society. That is why everyone in the world has become so corrupt -- they're afraid of losing their jobs and their piece of poontang. Beautiful women demand to be placed on a throne, they will date a stockbroker who is raping the livelihoods of the middle-class but they won't look twice at, say, a traffic cop or a guy who works at Target.

So, while Rafael has no excuse, his actions ARE understandable, and incredibly common. And if you want to talk about cons, let's talk about Hollywood. You think Hathaway "earned" her millions of dollars for flashing her horse teeth through The Princess Diaries or The Devil Wears Prada? Those are worse cons than any of this guy's dumb little costumes.

2114 days ago
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Barfalufugus    

I don't think Anne is an angel either, but at least she didn't steal her money; she just acted very poorly in stupid movies to get it.

2114 days ago
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justsaying    

Hey! At least you got you some celeb poon tang! That'll keep you going for the first five years.

2114 days ago
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Per    

5. How many of us have done unethical things to keep our girlfriends or wives happy? That is what drives society. That is why everyone in the world has become so corrupt -- they're afraid of losing their jobs and their piece of poontang. Beautiful women demand to be placed on a throne, they will date a stockbroker who is raping the livelihoods of the middle-class but they won't look twice at, say, a traffic cop or a guy who works at Target.

So, while Rafael has no excuse, his actions ARE understandable, and incredibly common. And if you want to talk about cons, let's talk about Hollywood. You think Hathaway "earned" her millions of dollars for flashing her horse teeth through The Princess Diaries or The Devil Wears Prada? Those are worse cons than any of this guy's dumb little costumes.

Posted at 11:04AM on Oct 15th 2008 by MercyHumppe



LOL, you make so much sense here. I have to laugh. What you say is all TRUE!!!

2114 days ago
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Galalady    

If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen. Couldn't keep up? She introduced you to a lifestyle which you eluded to be accustomed to.HAH HAH HAH

2114 days ago
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Jeff Dranetz    

EURO-TRASH

2114 days ago
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Jeff Dranetz    

Hey, Raffaello Follieri, consider yourself excommunicated. Your space in hell is now reserved.

2114 days ago
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NJGirl    

His lawyer has an AOL email address?
How professional!
I mean, I have an AOL email but I'm not a lawyer, and if I was I would have something more official

2114 days ago
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Disgusting    

This lawyer should be thrown in jail, too.

2114 days ago
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Wendy    

LOL, surrounded by suckers and lots of money, ya ya heard that before. What an idiot, I am sure Hathaway would have and did foot some bills she was so in love with him. Thank goodness, shes moved on!

2114 days ago
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J D    

I think Ann should get some time also.

2114 days ago
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