New York, 1992

If you’re a bright-eyed 18 year old gay college boy invited by your mid-twenties boyfriend to the birthday party (at a private midtown Manhattan club) of an aging counter-culture celebrity hero who popularized/invented/manufactured something still very much in use today hosted by a female member of the former Yugoslav Royal Family, you realize in retrospect that that was the case for three reasons: 1) pr, as in the kids of the new generation, just like the last, are hip to him

2) plausible deniability vis a vis the teen girls in attendance (related to #1 but also because if they’re only one sex some people might raise eyebrows – also note the death of a 17 year old girl in his midst, a few decades earlier and

3) to be “available” for the older, powerful closeted gay men in attendance.

Aging counter-culture celebrity hero: Timothy Leary

Timothy Francis Leary was an American psychologist and writer known for advocating the exploration of the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs under controlled conditions. Leary believed that LSD showed potential for therapeutic use in psychiatry. He used LSD himself and developed a philosophy of mind expansion and personal truth through LSD.

Female member of the former Yugoslav Royal Family: Catherine Oxenberg

American actress best known for her performance as Amanda Carrington on the 1980s prime-time soap opera Dynasty. She is the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia. She has dual citizenship, American and Serbian.

The 49 year old former Harvard instructor was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after an autopsy indicated the girl, Charlene Renee Almeida, was under the influence of LSD when she drowned in a pond July 14 on Leary’s Mountain Center Ranch near Hemet. – Source

In other news:

Actress India Oxenberg’s father is revealed as ex-smuggler who made $50 million importing drugs to US as he speaks out about his daughter’s involvement in ‘cult that brands women’

William Weitz Shaffer, 71, said India is ‘an angel’ who will ‘do the right thing’

He spoke up after it emerged she had joined Albany, New York ‘cult’ Nxivm

It allegedly brands and starves vulnerable women under the guise of ‘self help’

Shaffer met India’s mom, Dynasty actress Catherine Oxenberg, while on the run

In 1992, a year after India’s birth, he pleaded guilty to importing weed into the US

He’s been quiet until now; India reportedly couldn’t publicly name him as her dad

Catherine told Daily Mail TV about how she wanted to get her daughter back

The father of actress India Oxenberg, 26, has gone public to plead for his daughter to leave a ‘cult’ that reportedly brands women.

William Weitz Shaffer, 71, who has stayed out of the public eye since pleading guilty to a massive drug smuggling operation in the 1990s, said he wanted his daughter to leave supposed self-help group Nxivm.

‘I’ve had a close and personal relationship with my daughter India her entire life,’ Shaffer told Page Six on Saturday. ‘I know in my heart she will do the right thing. She’s an angel.’- Source

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