Edit: December 16, 2010. I had originally hidden this post as the matter came to a close and I didn’t want Daniel Colegrove to get any more attention. But I just found out he is perpetrating more lies in the MyLesPaul.com forum so I’m reopening this posts to allow Google and other search engines to reindex this for the benefit of his future victims.
“Clare” made famous in this article has apparently been identified and is alive and well and does not have cancer. A member of Model Mayhem looked at the Myspace page of Daniel Colegrove (cap) and found a tag by his daughter Topanga Diaz. On her friends list, there is a user named *Pearl*. That lead to profiles of Clarissa on Myspace and Facebook. Here is a composite of Clare from Daniel’s site and Clarissa on the right.
The real Clarissa sent this message to Shervin who originally made the connection.
Hi this is Clarissa, I logged onto my friends account. I did some of those modeling pictures for Daniel. He is one of my friends Dads whom I hardly speak to anymore. I’m clearly not dead and am not suffering from cancer.
** I am amazed at the investigative power of the Model Mayhem community despite the best efforts of the site to shut down discussion. ***
Is Clarissa real?
Some are questioning if Clarissa is real. Consider these facts.
- Public records show a Daniel Colegrove in Ventura County with a minor daughter named Tiffany Colegrove in 2004.
- A 21 year old Tiffany Colegrove from Ventura has a Myspace page under the name Topanga Diaz with 326 friends.
- Topanga Diaz has shot with Model Mayhem photographer Phooks Photography.
- Clarissa is listed as a friend of Topanga Diaz and also has a Facebook page. She also shows up in a public records search.
- There is a photobucket account belonging to Topanga Diaz with 284 images including some with Clarisss and some with Daniel Colegrove.
Don’t be an idiot.