John Doe
John Doe
John Doe is an American singer, songwriter, actor, poet, guitarist and bass player. Doe founded the much-praised L.A. punk band X, of which he is still an active member. His musical performances and compositions span the rock, country and folk music genres. As an actor, he has dozens of television appearances and several movies to his credit, including the role of Jeff Parker in the television series Roswell.
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First lawsuit in Chicago challenges Trump travel ban
Chicago Times - 24 days
A Chicago man who traveled to his native Iran to care for his ailing mother is asking a federal judge to declare President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration unconstitutional. The lawsuit, filed under the pseudonym John Doe, is the first challenge filed in federal court in Chicago to...
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Wisconsin Supreme Court orders John Doe documents in Gov. Walker case released
Chicago Times - about 1 month
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday ordered the release of documents relating to John Doe investigations of Gov. Scott Walker and his associates relating to their time as Milwaukee county executive and then governor. The court ordered that several dozen documents be made available to the public....
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Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sues His Sex Abuse Victim Over Hush Money
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Imprisoned former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) is suing one of the victims he sexual abused decades earlier in an effort to recoup the $1.7 million Hastert paid in hush money.  In his countersuit filed Wednesday, Hastert asked a Kendall County, Illinois, judge to toss out the breach of contract suit the victim filed against Hastert last year and order the victim to repay Hastert in full. Hastert, 75, is serving a 15-month bank fraud sentence at a federal prison hospital in Minnesota. Federal investigators inadvertently discovered Hastert was withdrawing large sums of cash to pay hush money to the victim, known to them as “Individual A,” while investigating him for breaking banking laws.  The identity of “Individual A” has not been publicly disclosed. Referred to in the current lawsuit as John Doe, the now-middle-aged man was a 14-year-old student on the Yorkville High School wrestling team in Yorkville, Illinois, when Hastert, then a teacher and wrestling coach, sex ...
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Wife Accused Of 'Diabolical' Rape Frame-Up Of U.S. Marshal's Ex-Lover
Huffington Post - about 2 months
The wife of a U.S. marshal has been charged with kidnapping and falsely reporting a crime in a bizarre rape-fantasy frame-up of her husband’s former girlfriend, Southern California officials revealed Monday. Investigators say Angela Maria Diaz, 31, who then lived in Anaheim, posed as the victim of a fabricated Craigslist “rape fantasy” ad in a bid to land rival Michelle Suzanne Hadley, 30, in prison. Diaz married a U.S. marshal, referred to as “John Doe” in court documents, a year ago. Hadley was his girlfriend from 2013 to 2015. Diaz tried to make it appear that Hadley, of nearby Ontario, had placed the fake ad last June to entice men to rape Diaz, according to investigators. The ad said Diaz wanted to indulge in her rape fantasies and supplied photos of Diaz and information about her routines. The ad encouraged men to have forcible sex with Diaz, “even if she screamed or resisted.” Diaz reported to police that men had appeared at her home intending to rape her and that one ...
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X marks 40th anniversary with Roxy shows, while John Doe bids for a Grammy
LATimes - about 2 months
Long an underdog, punk-rock hero John Doe has an opportunity to triumph come Grammy Awards day on Feb. 12. If the statuette in the spoken-word album category goes to the nominated audiobook edition of “Under the Big Black Sun:  A Personal History of L.A. Punk,” co-author Doe has a quick two-word...
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Lawsuit accuses Google of illegally curbing employee communication
Yahoo News - 2 months
A Google Inc product manager has sued the company, accusing it of unlawfully prohibiting employees from sharing concerns with coworkers, shareholders or the press, and maintaining a "spying program" to prevent leaks. In the class action lawsuit filed on Tuesday in California state court in San Francisco, the employee, identified only as "John Doe," says Google's employment agreements are illegally broad and violate various state labor laws. The agreements define confidential information as "without limitation, any information in any form that relates to Google or Google's business that is not generally known," according to the lawsuit.
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Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele
Huffington Post - 3 months
Awards season is about to begin and music’s biggest night will be here before you know it. On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.  Last year’s Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, got things rolling by revealing the general field awards on “CBS This Morning,” and more nominations were announced throughout the day.  Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake and Rihanna follow close behind with eight each. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven awards and Adele earned herself five noms.  Head over to Grammy.com for a full list of all the nominations for 2017: Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson   Song Of The Year: “Formation”— Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) “I Took A Pill In I ...
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Miss USA Is A Black Army Officer Advocating For PTSD Sufferers
Huffington Post - 5 months
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FBI Seeks Unknown Man Seen With Child Sex Assault Victim [PHOTOS] - CBS Local
Google News - 5 months
CBS Local FBI Seeks Unknown Man Seen With Child Sex Assault Victim [PHOTOS] CBS Local DETROIT (WWJ) – The FBI is seeking the public's help in a nationwide search for a man seen with a child in a pornographic video. Authorities are not explicitly calling this man a suspect, but they say they want to identify the unknown male “who may ... FBI Using Video to Reach Out to the Public in 'Exploitation' CasePatch.com The FBI wants to know: Do you know John Doe 37?STLtoday.com FBI seeks help identifying man wanted in child sex crimeWLS-TV whnt.com -kgw.com -WDRB -fox8.com all 34 news articles »
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Supreme Cover-Up: How The Wisconsin Justice System Failed In The Walker John Doe
Huffington Post - 5 months
Recent elections have turned the Wisconsin Supreme Court from "one of the nation's most respected state tribunals into a disgraceful mess," wrote noted author on the courts Lincoln Caplan in 2015. The dysfunction is on full display in the documents revealed by the Guardian this week in its expose on the "John Doe" investigation into potentially illegal coodination between Scott Walker and dark money groups that were supposed to operate independently of his campaign. John Doe Judge Fails on Expenditure Coordination The Wisconsin John Doe investigation was started by a bipartisan group of district attorneys and Judge Barbara Kluka who saw sufficient evidence of probable cause to authorize search warrants of Walker's top aides and a number of dark money groups. But Kluka stepped down and Judge Gregory A. Peterson was appointed.  The type of high-dollar, high-donor fundraising discussed in this week's Guardian expose had never happened in Wisconsin before. Yet Peter ...
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Scott Walker John Doe: Corporate Checks Fueled Coordinated Campaign
Huffington Post - 5 months
Documents released by the Guardian indicate that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker may have solicited and received corporate checks for the 2011 Senate recall fight and his own 2012 recall election. The checks--cut from corporate treasuries, not granted by individuals--were deposited into the account of the dark money group Wisconsin Club for Growth, which prosecutors viewed as a "subcommittee" of Walker's campaign in violation of the statutes (11.10 (04)). Moreover, it appears that Walker and the GOP-controlled legislature later took actions to benefit a number of these secret, corporate contributors and the public was none the wiser. The Guardian expose focused on the shocking story of one corporate giver, lead pigment manufacturer Harold Simmons, who gave a $500,000 corporate check on top of $250,000 in personal contributions and was rewarded with a change to the law which would retroactively cancel the lawsuits of 173 children poisoned by lead paint. But other corporate ...
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Title IX And College Rape: A Series Of Injustice, Part 4
Huffington Post - 5 months
This is Part 4 in a series outlining the effects of college adjudication of alleged sexual assault cases. In Part 1, a wrongfully accused man proved his innocence, yet the college imposed sanctions that damaged his life anyway. In Part 2, a young dating couple's lives were disrupted for more than two years after someone else decided that she was raped. Part 3 featured a young man who has had to sue his school to remove the "responsible" mark on his transcripts after "severely prejudicial conduct" by the school's investigator. Some may feel as though talking about this systematic failure leads to shaming of those who have been raped. This series is not about that. One rape is too many. These stories are only meant to bring to light the lives that have been turned upside-down when a college campus adjudicates an allegation of sexual assault. Imagine you were blackout drunk. Not just incapacitated and unable to clearly give affirmative consent, but intoxicated to the point of absol ...
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Transgender Man Sues Gov. Mike Pence Over Indiana Immigration Law
Huffington Post - 5 months
WASHINGTON ― A transgender man filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate, over a state law that prevents him from changing his name because of his immigration status. “John Doe,” a 31-year-old legal U.S. resident, filed his suit through the Transgender Law Center and Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. It claims that a 2010 Indiana law requiring him to show proof of citizenship to legally change his name is unconstitutional. Pence wasn’t the governor when the bill became law, but because he is now, he has to enforce it. Doe, who has requested anonymity as his case proceeds, said the law causes him humiliation on a regular basis. He was born in Mexico but has lived in Indiana since he was 6. Doe was born female but has lived as male for all of his adult life. He was granted asylum in the U.S. last year, but because he is not a citizen, Indiana’s law means he can’t change his name on official U.S. d ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Doe
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 61
    His latest solo record, The Westerner, was released in 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Doe said that it was made in the desert, in Arizona, and that the genre is psychedelic soul. He is also working on a book that will about the punk rock scene from 1977 to 1983 that will be released in the spring of 2016. It will be named after the X record Under the Big Black Sun, and will incorporate the punk ethos of contributions from other musicians that were part of the scene, people like Exene Cervenka, Jack Grisham, Henry Rollins, Mike Watt, Jane Wiedlin and others who wrote chapters. Doe wanted it to be a collective recollection, not just one person's perspective of the time. In the 1989 biographical film Great Balls of Fire! Doe played Jerry Lee Lewis's cousin-turned-father-in-law J. W. Brown. He starred in the 1992 film Roadside Prophets and in the 1998 short Lone Greasers. Other movie acting credits include Road House, Vanishing Point, Salvador, Boogie Nights, The Specials, The Good Girl, Gypsy 83, Wyatt Earp, and Pure Country.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 56
    Doe contributed a cover of "Peggy Sue Got Married" to the 2011 tribute album Rave on Buddy Holly.
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  • 2008
    Age 53
    He then joined with Eddie Vedder on a mix of the song "Golden State" in 2008. "The Meanest Man in the World" by Doe was featured in Season 4 of the television series Friday Night Lights and included on the second soundtrack album.
    More Details Hide Details Country Club (2009), featuring Canadian indie rock band The Sadies, covered country classics along with original songs.
  • 2007
    Age 52
    Doe recorded the song "Unforgiven" in 2007 with Aimee Mann on A Year in the Wilderness, an album which also featured Kathleen Edwards, Jill Sobule, Dan Auerbach.
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    Doe took part in Todd Haynes's 2007 movie I'm Not There, recording two Bob Dylan covers, "Pressing On" and "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine."
    More Details Hide Details Both recordings were included on the film's soundtrack, and the former was prominently featured in the film, with Christian Bale (as Pastor John Rollins) lip-synching Doe's vocals.
  • FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 43
    He co-wrote and played on the song "Lobotomy" with Tyler Willman for the eponymous 1998 debut studio album of the band Calm Down Juanita.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1992
    Age 37
    In the 1992 movie The Bodyguard (starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston), it is Doe's version of "I Will Always Love You" that plays on the jukebox when Costner's and Houston's characters are dancing.
    More Details Hide Details It was released on audio cassette by Warner Bros. in September 1992, but no version is believed to exist on CD.
  • 1987
    Age 32
    He remarried in 1987, later revealing to Adam Carolla in a podcast in September 2011 that he currently resides in Fairfax, California (in the San Francisco Bay Area) with his wife Gigi Blair and three daughters.
    More Details Hide Details See also: X discography, Knitters discography
  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 29
    With Dave Alvin, he co-wrote two of the songs on the Blasters' 1984 album Hard Line, "Just Another Sunday" and "Little Honey".
    More Details Hide Details He also wrote "Cyrano de Berger's Back" for the Flesh Eaters LP A Minute to Pray, a Second To Die. Since 1990, Doe has recorded nearly a dozen albums as a soloist or in collaboration with other artists, and has contributed tracks to motion pictures.
  • 1980
    Age 25
    Doe was born in Decatur, Illinois. He was married to fellow X member Exene Cervenka between 1980 and 1985.
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  • 1976
    Age 21
    Doe moved to Los Angeles, California, and in 1976 met guitar player Billy Zoom through an ad in the local free weekly paper, The Recycler.
    More Details Hide Details As a musician with X, Doe has two feature-length concert films, several music videos, and an extended performance-and-interview sequence in The Decline of Western Civilization, Penelope Spheeris's seminal documentary about the early-1980s L.A. punk scene. Along with co-writer Exene Cervenka, Doe composed most of the songs recorded by X. Wild Gift, an album from that band's heyday, was named "Record of the Year" by Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Age -2
    Born on February 25, 1953.
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