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Court Records: QAnon Leader Accidentally Outs Himself As a Pedophile

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Phil Godlewski

QAnon followers believe that the Democratic party is being run by a cabal of pedophiles who worship Satan and that one of Donald Trump’s purposes is to unmask the cabal and punish them. It turns out, the pedophiles they’ve long-sought to expose have been in front of them the whole time.

Newly released court records revealed that QAnon leader Phil Godlewski has a criminal record involving an inappropriate relationship with a minor that police say turned sexual, The Daily Beast reports.

The revelation came thanks to an ill-conceived defamation lawsuit Godlewski filed against a local newspaper, in which he inadvertently prompted the release of more details regarding his case, including lurid text messages and a video of his erect penis.

Records also suggest that Godlewski has been caught both committing perjury himself and attempting to convince his own victim to join his lawsuit to ensure a ‘financial windfall’ for them both, The Beast noted.

QAnon believers, who claim to be in the hunt for child trafficking rings like the one operating out of the imagined basement of a Washington pizzeria, have ruined families, have inspired multiple gruesome murders, and helped power the Jan. 6 insurrection.

But QAnon has also been a lucrative career for Godlewski.

As reported by The Daily Beast, the Pennsylvania-based promoter of the conspiracy theory has more than 600,000 followers on the social media app Telegram and 156,000 subscribers on the alternative video platform Rumble, and profits from encouraging his fans to sign up for financial arrangements like a multilevel marketing scheme that sells silver.

Earlier this year, Godlewski used his QAnon earnings to buy a $1.7 million house, according to the Beast.

From the report:

Court records reveal that in 2008, Godlewski worked as a high school baseball coach in a school district outside of Pittsburgh. That’s where he met a 15-year-old female high school freshman referred to in court records as “B.D.”

Then the grooming began:

The student’s boyfriend died by suicide soon after she met Godlewski, and the baseball coach comforted her. A few months later, with B.D. still 15 years old and Godlewski a decade her senior, they began a sexual relationship, according to police records and a sworn affidavit from Godlewski’s victim that was filed in court in November.

Godlewski showered his victim with gifts, according to police reports and a letter written by her parents filed into the defamation record, including a $2,800 pair of diamond earrings. He also lavished her with attention in the form of text messages that laid out details of their sex life, with more than 300 messages in one day alone, according to a police report. In one, Godlewski wrote that they would only “ever be sexually satisfied if we did it like 4-5 times a day.” In another, he allegedly wrote that the teenager “looked so good and [was] giving incredible head” while lamenting his own sexual performance.

Godlewski also allegedly provided B.D. with a log of his ongoing thoughts over several days, many of which centered on his struggles with their illegal age difference, according to police.

“Realized that you’re only 15, but quickly stopped caring,” one of the messages read.

“Why are we so compatible?” read another. “I’m 10 years older than you.”

In an email to The Daily Beast, Godlewski’s lawyer Timothy M. Kolman claimed that “any sexual relationship occurred when the couple were of age.”

In 2010, Godlewski was indicted on a raft of charges related to the alleged sexual relationship. In her recent affidavit, B.D. claims that Godlewski contacted her and begged her to recant her claims against him, threatening to kill himself if she didn’t.

In response, according to her affidavit, she stopped cooperating with law enforcement in the case. Godlewski ultimately pleaded guilty to a lesser count of “corruption of a minor,” receiving three months under house arrest.

Godlewski’s arrest disappeared from public view until 2021, when a reporter at Pennsylvania’s Scranton Times-Tribune wrote a profile on the upstart QAnon promoter that mentioned his conviction.

A furious Godlewski sued the paper, assuring his followers that the reporter had “taken the bait.” In livestream videos, Godlewski insisted there was nothing to the investigation, claiming B.D.’s mother was behind the criminal case because she wanted his money and calling his victim a “conniving” schemer who faked the messages. He raised more than $26,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to pay for his lawsuit.

So far, though, the case has gone poorly for Godlewski. In late October, B.D. contacted the newspaper’s lawyers and offered to tell her side of the story in a sworn affidavit—one that was very different from the version put out by Godlewski, according to the paper’s attorneys.

In her telling, Godlewski and the woman had continued to carry on an occasional relationship after she became an adult—one documented through numerous text messages. For example, in a March 2021 text message, according to the defense attorneys, Godlewski texted the woman to express his condolences on her grandfather’s death—and alluded to their sexual relationship.

“I had no idea your Popa died,” Godlewski wrote in the text message, according to court filings. “I’m so sorry. I think we had sex in their bed though.”

“We’ve probably had sex in like 40% of the homes in northeastern Pennsylvania,” the woman responded, an apparent allusion to Godlewski’s alleged habit, when she was still underage, of using his second job as a real estate agent to access for-sale houses for their liaisons.

That same day, according to the paper’s lawyers, Godlewski sent the woman a picture of his “erect penis” and claimed it had “got bigger.”

Both those exchanges would contradict sworn statements Godlewski filled out as part of the lawsuit. Responding to interrogatories sent by the newspaper’s lawyers, Godlewski had insisted he had never had a sexual relationship with the woman, either when she was a teenager or as an adult. Godlewski had also never provided any text messages with the woman as part of discovery requests, claiming he didn’t have any.

Read more details at The Daily Beast.