SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT THE HINTON E-MAIL OF MAY, 2017
I am going to post something below which I hope and pray will set the record straight once and for all about an event which has caused so much heartache for me and so much confusion among my visitors and friends.
Because I continue to see misrepresentations about what happened to me during May, 2017, I have decided to bring my visitors up to date on what has happened since then. Also, I want to document once more for those who continue to search this site for this topic and for those who keep going back to visit the Current News and Events page for the month of May, 2017 to see what took place back then. In my administrator’s dashboard for my site, I see the number of searches done for the “Hinton Email May, 2017”. I can also see that the May, 2017 Current News page is among the top pages visited…even though I removed most of everything that was on it back then. So, I feel that I should make it clear to everyone what really took place in a condensed manner.
Also, as a result of the Hinton Email, all manner of lies have been spread about me on the Internet. The most hurtful lie which I have seen most often is a total misrepresentation of the “lies” about which Hinton wrote to me. The far reaching rumor has become that I was told by Hinton that Jesse had lied to me for 25 years about being Elvis. To be absolutely clear about this rumor…it has been repeated that I learned that Jesse is not really Elvis when Hinton wrote to me. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Jesse IS Elvis and I have never, for even one second, wavered on that truth. That was not at all what Hinton wrote to me in his Email which caused me to have an emotional meltdown.
Hinton is a psychiatrist and the skill of his trade is to manipulate other people’s minds and reactions. He chose, in his Email to me, to repeatedly use the words “lies” and “lied” and “lie” to drill it into my head that I had been lied to by Jesse. He sure did succeed at doing just that. It did break my heart and I had every intention of ending my friendship with Jesse and just walking away from my website and all of my contacts. That was my initial reaction during the first few weeks of my anguish, anger and hurt.
However, I did continue to send mail to Jesse during that period. I had more information coming to me about what happened with Hinton, and someone else who was associated with Hinton, that Jesse needed to know. Also, I subscribe to several publications for Jesse which I have done for years and so when these publications arrived, I sent those on to Jesse. I also wanted to speak with Jesse to get some closure on our 25 years of friendship. Because of my initial hurt and anger, he was reluctant to speak with me. He has never liked confrontations and I can understand why. So he was still getting mail from me and he was calling my very closest friend and discussing the whole mess with her and she was letting me know what he was thinking too.
This went on throughout most of June. Then Jesse phoned my friend and left a message on her answering machine which she played for me to hear. That was the turning point when I heard what he said, I knew that I had to apologize to him for my anger and do my best to put our friendship back together again for both our sakes. So, I wrote him one more time and then he phoned me and we have been back to normal ever since. So, he and I have not missed a beat in our friendship since around the end of June.
I do apologize to all of my visitors for acting in haste, anger and hurt when Hinton’s Email hit me in the face and shook me to the core. I am only human and I did react in a most human way. If I had it all to do over, I would have never written anything on my website nor my Facebook page about what happened. I have always been as open and honest as I could possibly be and, at the time, I felt that I owed an explanation to those who were so loyal and faithful to me and my website. I didn’t feel it was right to just suddenly disappear off the Internet without a word.
I decided to keep the fact that Jesse and I were back together away from the public because, most of all, I did not want Hinton to know that he had failed to destroy our friendship. I was concerned that he would try to retaliate in some way. But, then I really began missing my work on my website and that was when, in October, I posted that I had decided to resume working on my site again and I also opened up my new profile on Facebook. But, I still did not resume posting on my site when Jesse phoned me…again because I did not want Hinton to know.
Then, in December, I decided to open up the Messages to Jesse page so that my visitors could send messages to Jesse for Christmas and his birthday. Thereby, making it known that I was back in touch and sending mail to Jesse.
Then a few weeks ago, I asked Jesse if it would be alright for me to begin posting on my website when he calls me again. I used to always do this on my Current News Pages for many years. I told him that it would make people happy to know that I hear from him and that he is doing alright. He said something like this: “If it will make them happy, then it will make you happy.” and so we agreed that I would do that.
So, that was when our secret was completely out in the open. I just grew tired of letting what someone else would maybe do govern my actions with my visitors and friends.
The lies that have circulated on Facebook and other Internet areas have greatly bothered me and I want to here and now counteract those lies.
Below is just one example of the lies…this one really infuriated me and I posted a response. Because I knew for certain that my response would be deleted as soon as the administrator of the Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive saw my post, I made a screen capture of it. You will see that the administrator of that page gave a “thumbs up” to the person who posted the lies about me.
Also, someone also spread the lie that I had died last year right after the Hinton Email crisis. I still get messages from people saying that they had heard that I died and saying that they are surprised to see that I am alive. Lies sure do spread a lot faster than the truth.
To tie all of this up, I have decided to post Hinton’s Email again and I won’t take it down this time. That is what left the door open for all of the lies to get started. I have gone through Hinton’s Email and removed his references to other individuals whose mention has no bearing on the topic of his Email. I have either just deleted the paragraphs about these other people or else I have removed their names and replaced them with “xxxx”.
This is not the first time that Hinton and his former associate have attempted to remove me from Jesse’s life. There have been other breaks in our communication caused by them. But, this was the worst break between Jesse and me by far. I am so very sorry that it happened.
I learned a very important life lesson from this whole event: Anger is temporary but real love is eternal.
Here is Hinton’s Email:
From: Donald Hinton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: lhsig <lhsig@…….>
Sent: Mon, May 22, 2017 3:23 pm
Subject: VERY IMPORTANT
I am breaking a repeated promise I made to Jesse and xxxx over these many years by contacting you, but at some point, I have to do what’s right and end all the lies. I have never once wished you ill, publicly or privately, and I pray that you will at least read my email and look at the pictures. It is 100% the truth.
I am writing this entire letter with love in my heart. I’m sure you won’t believe that at first, but I hope you read the entire letter, because you may possibly feel a little different afterwards. Maybe not.
First of all, I have remained in contact with Jesse through xxxx all these years. They have lied to you about this and repeatedly asked me to promise to never tell you. Unfortunately, due to my undying love and loyalty for Jesse, I’ve always done everything they’ve asked of me until now.
I have all the cards, and letters, and multiple gifts to prove it. I have attached a note he sent with some gifts just last week along with other pictures. This is just a small sample. I have 20 years worth of other things to prove I’m telling you the truth if you want to see it all. Jesse has talked regularly for years with my boys xxxx and xxxx who are 15 and 11 years old now. They write him letters. He says he “loves their letters.” They love baseball and he sent them an autographed Elvis baseball that you can buy at Graceland. If you wish, you may even speak with them and ask them if I’m telling you the truth. My current wife xxxx has known me for 10 years and Jesse has also spoke to her in the past. She will also tell you the truth if you wish to hear it from her.
There is one thing you and I have in common. We are loyal to Jesse no matter what till the day we die. We have that trait in common and despite the fact that it has caused me great pain and difficulty thru the years, I have remained steadfastly loyal.
So years ago when Jesse and xxxx both asked me to never tell you the truth that they were staying in contact with me, I agreed. They told me that they had both tried repeatedly to tell you that I had not been disloyal to Jesse but that “you wouldn’t believe them no matter how hard they tried.”
Again, just like you didn’t want to tell xxxxxx the truth about what Jesse said about her to you on the phone because you knew it would hurt her feelings, I am in the same boat with you now. This is gonna hurt your feelings and I’m sorry about that. But mostly, I am sorry for ever agreeing with xxxx and Jesse to be a part of their lies to you. They told me more than once that “you just would never understand.”
I have been undyingly loyal to Jesse ever since you put me in contact with him. I have done everything he and xxxx asked me to do over the past 20 years, and there have been several specific things I was asked to do and they told me not to tell you. I did everything they asked out of my loyalty to Jesse.
I was Jesse’s friend and that’s all that mattered to me all these years that I’ve stayed in contact with him. I have done everything they have asked of me even when I truly couldn’t afford it. For 20 years I have put Jesse above my own family, above my own professional career, above everything. I have justified all these years that the price I paid for that was worth his friendship. I know you feel the same way about him.
Okay, whether you believe me or not, I’m telling you the truth. I’m telling you the truth because I have never once wished you ill… I have decided that if I lose my friendship with Jesse for telling you the truth, then so be it. Too many lies have been told. I’m choosing to end the lies today.
So, finally, this is what happened that led to xxx coming to your house. I never gave xxx your address or “told her about you.” She already knew about you before she ever contacted me.
xxxxxx asked me about you one day out of the blue last year. I had never mentioned you to her prior to that. I never told her about your web site or gave her your address. She told me about your web site and asked me if I knew about the negative things you were saying about me. I told her Yes I knew and it was because Jesse and xxxx refused to tell you the truth. I told xxx that yes you were one of Jesse’s truest friends and yes you had put me in contact with him years ago and how they had asked me to promise never to tell you that I was still in contact with them.
Even though I told Jesse that it was upsetting to me to hear anyone talk critical about him, even if they were his kin, that if he really wanted me to still stay in contact with xxxx, I would for him. He did not. So I temporarily quit responding to xxxx texts. This made her very upset, and the next thing I know, I’m getting a very panicked call from xxxx that xxxx went to your house! Honestly Linda, I don’t even know your phone number or address anymore. I haven’t for years.
xxxx played an entire voicemail for me that xxxx left on his phone from your house where she is calling me “suicidal and mentally unstable.” xxxx was panicked and asking me what in the world should he tell you! He said he was afraid to call you back!
I’m sorry for being in a position to hurt your feelings. xxxx told me that you wrote “essays of hate about me.” Unfortunately, the real reason you hate me is because Jesse and xxxx were never truthful about what they said to me. It first started long ago when they asked me to get other people involved to help Jesse with his needs and not to tell you. I’m sorry I didn’t tell you
So, after 20 years of being undyingly loyal to Jesse, I am finally telling you the truth. I am breaking my word to xxxx and Jesse. I have never once wished you ill and would never do anything to harm you.
I don’t expect I’ll hear from you but I wish you well. I am sorry to be the one to tell you the truth and to hurt your feelings.
There is one thing I know for sure. Jesse never had truer more loyal friends than you and I. We both would walk thru fire for him. So, I’m ending all the lies once and for all. If you choose to continue to hate me, I can’t change that. I’m sorry Jesse lied to you. I’m sorry I lied to you by keeping my promises to xxxx and Jesse. Jesse always told different people different things. I told him I didn’t care what he told other people. All I wanted was to be his friend. He told me that he couldn’t tell you the truth because it would bother you too much. I guess once the lies started, he didn’t want to hurt your feelings. I never pressured him to tell you the truth. Looking back, I guess I should have. I didn’t tell you the truth earlier because I didn’t want to lose my friendship with Jesse. I’m sorry I put him above you or anybody else.
Something that has given me peace today is Proverbs 6. I included it in my pics to you with this email.
No matter what anyone has ever told you or ever will tell you in the future, I do not wish you ill, and I would never say one negative word about you.
Please don’t be taken in by Hinton’s sugar-coating of his attack. I was the target and his destructive intent certainly hit the target.
Just this week, I had three unpleasant comments posted about me or to me…this gets very old.
And this from a different Facebook page:
My good friend, Tracey Houston, who is a professional singer who lives in Nashville and knows the music business ropes. Did research and found the following proof that this Darlock guy had nothing to do with the writing of the song “Lisa Marie” from Jesse’s 2012 CD ELVIS FOUND ALIVE. My heartfelt thanks to Tracey. Darlock is a fake who was trotted out on the Geraldo show way back in the 1980’s to try to discredit Gail Brewer-Giorgio. He was such a poor imitator that I could see right through him. It has been so many years since I have heard a word about him.
NEW MESSAGE POSTED:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
After resting for the summer, I have been feeling the need to begin working on my website again in a less intensive manner than I did for the first 8 years. This week, I have posted two more photo comparisons of Elvis and Jesse on one of my pages. I expect that I will begin creating a new page for each month in the Current News and Events pages as I always did before. I won’t be posting as frequently but when I come across something that I feel my visitors will also enjoy, I will share those items on my monthly pages.
I hope everyone will begin visiting the new posts. I have missed seeing many of the visitors to my site.
Thank you all for still being here for me and for Jesse’s truth.
Love, light and peace to everyone,
TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
I want to share with my visitors that Jesse phoned me this afternoon. We had something very important to discuss and so we had a pretty long visit. He is doing relatively well. His mouth is still causing him a good bit of pain from his dental work. His eyes are still bothering him also as a result of his recent cataract surgery. Let’s all pray that both of his health issues completely clear up quickly.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017
Today marks the 8th year anniversary of day one of my web site. I began this site in 2009.