Saturday, March 05, 2016



BY James Hillis Ford

Shared publicly  -  Jul 11, 2014
This is a link that will bring you to a Federal Court Summary of the takedown of a man who stole the actual identity of an Army veteran and pretended to be a war hero -- using the fraudulent moniker "Lt. Col.Richard Lewis" from Tennessee.  This man is not a Lt. Col. but he did actually plagiarize the Iraq War Papers written by the REAL Col. Richard Lewis. 

Celebrity Stalker, Cyber Criminal, Plagiarist, multi convicted felon...that smeared my best friend's name, Lydia Cornell, as well as names of several celebrities from Keley Grammer to Gene Simmons and Corbin Bleu.  Using the credentials of a true Army veteran Navy hero, a Military Federal Jag Attorney, this guy entered into court 3 years ago pretending to be the real attorney. If you think that was the most insane thing anyone would do...It gets far he kept adding people to his crazy lawsuit...including the judges that kicked him out of court, the judges that put out warrants on him for violation protective orders on many of us...he claims I threatened him and caused him physical harm. I never met him.

In addition, he constantly stole other people's copyrighted wildlife photos and published them as "his own" and sent them to Lydia to impress her with his amazing photography.  

My friend was tricked into meeting him.  Lydia Cornell, star of Too Close For Comfort and costar of 250 shows and films, most recently HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm..  and a co star of mine in the past and in upcoming projects...has a heart of gold.  So when this impostor went to Beverly Hills to meet her as his dying wish (his first illness was a rare genetic thick blood disorder that he and only one other person in medical history suffered from) Lydia agreed to meet him at a local cafĂ©.  Little did she know he was a pro at the con con con game...even selling out his own kids, ex wives and the many victims before her and the rest of us.  She was going through a divorce and he offered to handle her simple legal paper work for he claimed to be a Federal JAG-C attorney.

Lydia Cornell is a major activist for many non profit and charitable causes.  She is a Physics master actually, but she easily gets hurt by men such as this felon/impostor...whom by the way, gave her his purple heart....that was later found to be an ebay purchase. He sent her his award winning essays on freedom and peace during his time as supposed Lieutenant Cornel Lewis.  The essays he plagiarized were from the true Military hero Lewis. What he did was change the War, The Military Branch, The dates and President's names....and the middle initial.  The man cannot write anything comprehensible, he can't spell...and he began a smear campaign on the internet accusing us of what he is guilty of.  Every polluted word he misspelled on Social Media and sites like Rip Off Report etc...were cruel, criminal lies.  This man attempted to be a hair dresser...I find anyone's quest for undertaking or perusing a challenging education for their desired work admirable.  

THIS MAN STOLE THE IDENTITY OF A LT. COL. in the U.S. ARMY: "Lt. Col. RL" the fraud, the first man convicted on Cyber Crime in Florida...and while serving time in jail, he was busted and convicted again!  He was committing the same crimes he was locked up for.... he never did get his Cosmetology license.  He did get a victim in Beauty School though...he married and divorced a lovely woman...that he slaps fraudulent lawsuits on.  Often and regularly.

When he was to appear in court to answer to multiple criminal complaints...he claimed that he had several strokes, hospitalizations...and now he was suffering from leukemia.  The judge reminded him of the restraining order stop smearing our names on the which he cried out via phone that he was IMPOTENT!  So, I guess what he cant do to women in court he cant do to them in bed either. 

There is an expose in progress about this man and what he has done to innocent people..
This man wants so badly to be badly he would attempt to destroy my friend...Lydia was my neighbor in Beverly Hills.  She saved my life because  that's what she does.  She is the real deal, the real hero...I was working on a series and was so addicted to cocaine and Whisky that she put everything on hold to help me.  I mean everything.  She did the Quantum Leap pilot and had other series casting directors that were wanting her for regular work. She stayed with me until hiatus on my show...Sent me back to Boston, To my grandmother and Mom....and I got better.  Little did I know, in my drug daze...that Lydia got clean and sober first...and cared enough to love a guy to wellness...and having faith for him until he could have it on his own.

So this is the woman this career criminal was hell bent on destroying.  He made sexual advances on her to which she politely declined.  His jealous rage over Lydia and her friends' fame...and with my close friendship with her that this man used to go into jealous rages filling social media sites with such venom and lies about me and her...

He publicly attacked Lydia Cornell on RIPOFF REPORT claiming she was a criminal. He committed slander and defamation on numerous websites claiming that she was a prostitute and even posted her home address -- defying crazy fans to attack her.  He threatened to "bash my face in." 

We were working on live shows at the time...and we were beginning to film a "sizzle reel" for a certain network.  At the time, Lydia believed he was really a true war hero and secret do-gooder. EVERYTHING HE SAID WAS A LIE. Lydia believed him, but thought his "war injuries" had caused lesions on his brain. Lydia kept reporting this information to her 'real' attorney who was working in cahoots with this "attorney/war hero/Jag-C military criminal attorney." HER OWN ATTORNEY PUT A GAG ORDER ON HER FORBIDDING HER TO PROTEST THE CRIMINALS HEINOUS SLANDER AND ACTIONS. 

This criminal would call her cell phone a million times until she answered and then say he was dying in his car on the side of the road in Glendale on his way to Attorney Nelle Paegle's office -- and he would make Lydia run to his side ...only to find the doctors said it was a miracle...but next time he wouldn't be lucky.

He began to claim that she and I and others threatened him and his minor grandchildren, stalked them,...etc....none of us live anywhere near Maynardville, TN.  Not even 1000 miles close...his claims of our harassment caused heart attacks, strokes and his cancer.  He posted Ustream videos about his cancer...leukemia, and how he was in chemo, and how we were causing him such harm.  Having some knowledge about the subject...I posted some questions regarding his condition and his appearance being unusual for his course of treatment...etc...and I also informed him what kind of cancer leukemia was and what it he had it all wrong.  Claiming to be on heavy chemotherapy which was radiation combined with oral medication...I found it odd that he had a buzz cut...with full eyebrows, beard, he was not at all gaunt, his pallor wasn't sickly etc...His answer was another video the next day with a fully shaved head beard and eyebrows...and yet another lawsuit threat to me.

EVERYTHING HE SAID WAS A LIE. Lydia believed him, but thought his "war injuries" had caused lesions on his brain

The thing is...many knew of his aliases on facebook.  It was there all truth unraveled...regarding his illnesses, his family situations and his state of well being.  There were daily videos of him partying at Tennessee barbeques, birthday parties, restaurants, Water parks...etc....In his illness he must have been so sick he forgot how sick he said he was...using that as reason for his inability to appear in court...and for his support of many claims in his lawsuit smear campaign painting himself as a stressed out victim...suffering from disease at our hands....

I wasn't going to write this much...the histrionic borderline subject of this article will be happy of the fame this will garner his name.

However, sorry Mr. "L"  You don't know my real name.  You know my professional name.  And I'm not famous...unless you remember the guy that played the leads friend...Or the airbrushed guy next to cologne or wrinkled clothing.. Either way...this will never catapult you to stardom.

I just don't want you to hurt anyone that you can really hurt.  You see, it wasn't long before we all realized hardly anyone was paying attention to you...and if they by chance came across your bullshit...they were all laughing batshit at you.  And it wasn't because of your was because sometimes people laugh when they cross someone so's a natural defense mechanism.  They were laughing because the alternative would be the tears for such a pathetic man...and his sad quest to be anyone but himself...and the sad tears for what you did to family and all those that bought your lies...The man that thought he was such a nobody he would hurt anyone that held out their hand in good faith...if it would make some local newspaper.

I laughed so hard I cried.  Not for you, Richard.  I cried for all the right reasons.

Henceforth, to cease to exist.


I am friends with a woman who just turned 70. I was trying to help her get sober over the holidays, as I quit drinking 21 years ago through a "catastrophic" spiritual awakening. I received an email from her which made me sad:
"I am having such a hard time this past two weeks...I have had a few drinks. I need so much to get past this but I just can't let go. I am afraid I'll be all alone. I know being physically alone is not the issue, but being reduced to notning is the aloneness I dread. That is what is happening to me now and I feel my soul is dying. Why does this happen to us as we get older? We become wallpaper and no one sees that we exist any more or that we have nothing more to offer. Why is this? I am so sad and I never feel close to God. I just don't know how..."

When we spoke on the phone, she said that her grown children were constantly attacking her and blaming her for their mistakes in life. This was like a mirror: it really hit home with me because I had spent many years blaming my mother for all my mistakes and problems; for my fear of success and failure and for not achieving all my dreams. And then the fear of aging and growing old really affected me. So I called my own mother to apologize for all the times I blamed her. She is often filled with shame and regret — and had been especially blue that day — and my one phone call opening this door, saying I'm sorry really cheered my mother up. Though we've sort of had this talk before, I don't think it was as real as it was this time. This talk really has healed our relationship.

Now that I'm a mother I see how hard it is: your kids will blame you no matter what. Kids are so obnoxious!!

The trick is to see the gift: My higher power is so loving, it put this older woman in my life so I could heal the relationship with my mother. Everything comes full circle.

We are all redeemable, even the "bad guys" in government and politics, even prisoners, even our leaders. Of course there are exceptions: a certain person in the White House is trying to rewrite history and refuses to acknowledge the deaths he caused by his illegitimate and unnecessary war — or the mistakes he made with any real sense of remorse.

I heard a humble young Israeli at a recovery meeting say that 'humility, and becoming humble' changed his life. This guy made a list of his character defects and then made a list of each of their "opposites." To overcome selfishness you must become more giving. To overcome arrogance, you must become humble.

Becoming humble means seeing your part in every argument. It means stopping to listen instead of defending yourself or retaliating out of ego or fear. It means really paying attention to the other person's needs. Humility is the key that unlocks the door to inner peace, world peace, emotional peace.

Humility is the greatest virtue. When I put "self" in the background and think of how I can give instead of get — the whole day goes better. When I think of how to "understand" rather than be "understood" or force my will and my opinions on others, I attract love.

Love is circular. Let's all be thinking of how we can help others. Human kindness is really all that matters.


"The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world!"

Mothers have the most powerful jobs on earth. You can influence your children to become world leaders, talented inventors, creative musicians, great athletes, passionate writers & artists, devoted school teachers, and committed physicians.

If, per chance, you think the job of a mother isn't important, then take a look at a recent survey that asked 5.4 million stay-at-home moms to list their job titles and daily duties: On the average, a stay-at-home mom would earn $131,000 a year. Total up the costs of being an animal caretaker, financial manager, food/beverage service worker, general office clerk, childcare worker, housekeeper, psychologist, bus driver, dietitian, property manager, social worker and recreation worker – and you'll see that $131,000 is a good deal!

Let's face it - mothers do so much for us: They cook good food for us to eat, turn a house into a home, mend our wounds, console us when we're disappointed, and cheer for us when we've done something well.

Mothers not only have great value to their families, they are also in a unique position to positively influence their families. Our moms are the ones to instill in us a sense of values, beliefs, and morality. Some experts say that by the age of four or five, most children have already formed a basic set of beliefs and values that shape their world view. To me, the best values are kindness, charity, empathy, compassion, honesty and integrity.

If America would stop valuing money and competition more than love and caring for each other — we'd all be happier and more wealthy.

Arianna Huffington: Memo to Obama: Moving Forward Doesn't Mean You Can't Also Look Back
In one week, the U.S. Constitution will be front and center as Barack Obama solemnly swears to "preserve, protect, and defend" it. Given all that has happened over the last eight years, that oath is not nearly as pro-forma as it used to be. During his final press conference yesterday, President Bush said that when it came time "to protect the homeland" he would "worry about the Constitution of the United States." It wasn't clear, as it hasn't been for most of his time in office, whether his concern was directed at upholding the document or circumventing it. So one of the questions facing the new president is: Will his promise to protect and defend the Constitution include an investigation into the assaults on it perpetrated by members of the Bush administration?