Tuesday, July 12, 2022

JOHN FUND Exhibit 8 - Morgan's rejection of coerced statement 2002


Morgan immediately rescinded the statement she had made under threat of physical violence from Fund.  She called me, as I recall in late January 2002, incoherent with a garbled story about being physically dragged from the apartment I had rented for her to a local notary.  I was flying to NY in a short time and told her she should memorialize this event and report it to the police.  I don't know if she did but suspect she did not. 

Legalneed12401@aol.com was the email address, as I recall, she said she had made up to use just to send this communication, which would place the event not in January 2002 but December 4, 2001 for writing the letter. The 'confession' letters were notarized on January 24, 2002, which is reflected on the letterwhich appears on Fund's website.  

This email is in my file which she later sent to herself Hellion3793 and mural1972us, two email addresses she used.  

 Legalneed12401@aol.com wrote:

From: Legalneed12401@aol.com
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 19:08:28 EST
Subject: Fwd: legal letter-fund Dave corrected the first,but could you work on this ...
To: murat1972us@yahoo.com

In a message dated 12/4/2001 6:59:47 PM Eastern Standard Time, Legalneed12401

<< m: Legalneed12401
To: MPF1free >>

> ATTACHMENT part 2 message/rfc822 From: Legalneed12401@aol.com
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 18:59:47 EST
Subject: legal letter-fund Dave corrected the first,but could you work on this one?Than
To: MPF1free@aol.com

I Morgan Francis Pillsbury

Being of sound mind and body id declare this a
true statement of the facts and the situation that I am in. I live at 250
first St. 1D,Jersey city,NJ.07302.My boyfriend of the past 3 years, John H.
Fund, an editorialist at the Wall Street Journal, has been hitting and
beating me since I moved in with him late this past July. I am trying to get
a job and get out of here, but have had to call the police in before and the
last time when they came I was shaky and agitated so he told them I was out
of my mind and crazy. They seemed to believe him because he was very calm. I
was hysterical, he had thrown me down on the bed and I thought he was going
to rape me. He has rules I must live by: I can't answer the phone or take
calls, and as I have been job-hunting this is really hard to do. This morning
Mr. Fund forced me to write a letter denying the charge of beating me, He is
a friend of VP Cheaney,and a charge like this could hurt his carrier. I wish
to get out and am trying to, but it hasn't been easy and I am terrified of
him. I wrote the letter at around 8 am today and it is almost 7pm now. I will
seal this email account and not open it until asked by the
court.Morgan(Carolyn) Pillsbury


I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted paychecks

Monday, September 27, 2021

To:  Los Angeles Police Department Records and Identification Division
            P.O. Box 30158
            Los Angeles, California 90030
            Tel: (213) 485-4193

            Check for $13.00

Regarding:  Injury Report No. 98-10-13030

Time and place of incident: 

             March 22, 1998
             7019 Chimineas, Reseda, CA 91335, at 12 Noon. 

Got info frum detective at West Valley Division, Homicide
            Name:  Det. Galeria (818) 756-8546

I cannot have Ron and Beverly charged with a criminal offense, but I  can sue them. 


Sunday, February 3, 2019

1999 July 1 - Fax to Ronald Edward Kellett (Foster)

July 1, 1999

Please note correspondence sent earlier and retransmitted now. 

            Until you have responded to this there is no point in reiterating that Arthur is no longer taking any medication.  You will note that I am no longer willing to receive information through Arthur, for good and sufficient reasons, fully outlined in the letter.  I retransmit this to impress on you that you will have to call me directly.  


M. Pillsbury-Foster

1999 - Summer - Arthur's Schedule for classes

Monday - June 7, 1999

Monday Morning Sewing Club (five weeks)
            Ranell Hansen
            9 am to Noon
            Room 24, Schott Center, Fee $2.00

            2 pm -  scott  bloom at home

Tuesday - June 8, 1999

California Cuisine:  Fast and Fresh Quick Menus(six Tuesdays)
            Jane Hollander Bonifazzi
            6:30 - 9:30 pm
            Room 1, Schott Center, Fee $30.00

Wednesday - June 9, 1999

Yoga Philosophy and Practice (six Wednesdays)
            Paula Sandefur
            5:15 - 7:15 pm
            Room 19, Schott Center

Why Relationships Fail and How to Make Yours Last (six Wednesdays)
            Dr. Dyrian Benz
            7:30 - 9:30 pm
            Room 19, Schott Center

Thursday - June 10, 1999

Feldenkrais Workshop
            Catherine Rosasco-Mitchell
            5:15 - 7:15 pm
            Room T4, Wake Center

Exploring the Wisdom Spectrum:
            Hearing the Healing Voice
            Terri Cooper
            7:30 - 9:30 pm
            Room 15, Schott Center

Thursday - June 24, 1999

            Overcoming Obstacles to Healing (one Thursday)
            James Kwako, M.D.
            7:30 - 9:30 pm
            Room 13, Wake Center


            9 :30 am - Cheri  Clampett

1999 January 25 - (Date may be earlier) Fax to Robert Jordan, McGraw Insurance Services


2028 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, California 93105
(805) 569-0421
(805) 682-4444fax

To:Robert Jordan
            Tel:  (650) 556-8263 x 3063
            Fax: (650) 780-4820
            McGraw Insurance Services

From: Melinda Pillsbury-Foster
            Tel:  (805) 569-0421
            Fax: (805) 682-4444

Contents:  Summons to Arthur Foster & civer page.

Mr Jordan:  I am conservator for my son, Arthur, who is completely disabled due to injuries suffered in the accident in question.  Subsequently, Arthur shot himself in the head and suffered further brain damage and was paralyzed on the left side.  Again, this was a direct result of the accident.   Arthur maintains that the car pulled out in front of him and had the only and last chance to avoid the collision.  I believe him. 
            The insurance bills have amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Since Arthur is in a conservatorship he cannot appear for himself.  I am now undergoing treatment for several medical problems and am having an angiogram tomorrow and being scheduled for a corneal transplant.  Therefore it will be difficult for me to appear in his behalf, necessitating the continuance of this matter for an indefinite period of time. .  But I would like it resolved.  Your advise would be appreciated. 
            Please let me know what needs to be done in this matter. 
            Sincerely, Melinda Pillsbury-Foster

1999 April 16, - Interrogatory Melinda answering for Arthur

Response to Special Interrogatories

Page 2

SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 3. The incident took place in the home of Ronald Edward Foster ( AKA Ronald Edward Kellett) and Beverly Foster on Sunday, March 22, 1998, at around 12:00noon.

SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 4.  The names, addresses and telephone numbers of each and every medical provider who examined or treated Mr. Arthur Edward Foster and for whom I have records are as follows:  Richard D. Meyer, M.D., 18250 Roscoe Blvd. Ste. 235, Northridge, CA 91325, (818) 882-2064.  Kenneth Hepps, M.D., 18546 Roscoe Blvd., Suite 110, Northridge, CA 91324 (818) 341-4796. Raymond Lam, M.D. P.O. Box 7001, Tarzana, CA 91357 (818) 888-7815.  M. Sauk, M.D., 11550 Indian Hills Rd. Suite 300, Mission Hills, CA 91345 (818) 365-5755.  M. Goldgreen, M.D. 18350 Roscoe Blvd. Suite 600, Northridge, CA 91325 (818) 993-1002.  R. D. Meyer, M.D.  J.S. Rosen, M.D.   J. Hawkins, M.D. 

SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 5 I do not know if my son is competent to testify. 


1.  We have none.

2.  Having same xeroxed.

4. Having same xeroxed and sent by bookkeeper.

5. Mr. Foster was a full time student and unemployed. 
             556-73-7988Eds SS No.

Form Interrogatories

1.1  My name is Melinda Pillsbury-Foster.  My address is 2028 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, (805) 569-0421.  I am the mother and conservator for Arthur Edward Foster and will be answering the following questions on his behalf.  Arthur lives with me and has the same contact information. 

2.0 (a) Melinda Pillsbury-Foster
    (b & c) Mary Linda Pillsbury, name on birth certificate, 1948 - 1966. 
                 Melinda Pillsbury Barteaux, name during first marriage, 1966 - 1972.
                 Melinda Pillsbury Kellett, name during second marriage, 1973 - 1976.

2.2  Arthur Edward Foster was born January 18, 1978 at home, 7019 Chimineas, Reseda, California, 91335. 

2.3  At the time of the incident Arthur Edward Foster had a bvalid California Driver’s Lisence. 
(a) No.
(b)  car and motorcycle
(d) none

2.4 NO.

(a) 2028 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(b & c) 7019 Chimineas, Reseda, CA 91335.  Five years ago until August 5, 1996
      2028 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, August 5, 1996 to present.

(a) None
(b) Bus boy at restaurant,

(a) Oak Hill School (1993)
      9469 Sepulveda Blvd.
      North Hills, CA 91343
      (818) can’t find it. 

      Stoneridge Prep. School (1993 - 1996)
       5955 Lindley Ave.
       Tarzana, CA 91356
       (818) 341-6543

2.8 No.

2.9 Yes.

2.10 Yes.

2.11 No. 

2.12 No. 

2.13 Smoked part of one marijuana cigarette several hours before incident. 

6.0 Injuries

6.1 Yes. 

6.2 Facial bones caved in. Loss of two teeth, caps on two front teeth, other teeth damaged, eyelid almost severed, extensive abrasions and bruises to body.  Loss of partial use of the left eye, peripheral vision, brain injury, loss of short term memory and executive judgement.  Shattered right arm. 


(a) Loss of short term memory and executive functions.  Loss of peripheral vision in left eye. Loss of teeth and related dental problems.  Plate in right arm. 
(b) injuries are permanent. 

6.4 Yes (see xeroxed  records) 

6.5 Yes.  See records

6.6 Yes.  Brace for leg. 

6.7 Yes.  Plate in right arm must be removed.  Needs teeth replaced, further work on mouth, further cognitive rehabilitation. 
(a) Solutions, 1135 Patterson Ave., Goleta, CA 93111 (805) 683-1995.  Dr. Barry Ross (see other listings) 
(b) Further physical therapy not yet specificed. 

7.0 Property Damage

7.1 Yes.  Motorrcycle was totalled.
(a) Suzuki motorcycle valued at around $8,000.00

7.2 No.

7.3 No.

8.0 Loss of income or earning capacity

8.1 Yes.

8.2 Mr. Foster was a full time student majoring in engineering.  His earing capacity was not predicated properly on current employment.

8.3 Full time student. 

8.4 Full time student

8.5 Cannot work. 

8.6 Not applicible

8.7 Not presently possible,  Millions.

8.8 For the rest of his life.  He is permanently disabled.

9.0 Other Damages

9.1Costs which will be born by my mother, who has full time care of my person. 

9.2 None applicible

10.0 Medical History

10.1 No.  I was in perfect health. 


10.3 Yes, because of depression brought on by the accident and my brain injury I shot myself in an attempted suicide.  This occured March 22, 1998.  This occured at 7019 Chimineas Ave.  Reseda, CA 91335, at the home of Ronald Foster.  No one else was involved. 

11.0  No. 

11.2 No.

12.0 Investigation - General
I do not know who witnessed the incident. 

12.4 I know there are photographs in the medical records.  That is all I know of. 

1999 March 15 - Case No. LC48070 Against Ron & Beverly Foster for neglect

Response to interrogatories
Case No. LC48070
Melinda Pillsbury-Fostter

Section 5. Interrogatories

1.0 identiy of Persons Answering These Interrogatories

1.1 Melinda Pillsbury-Foster
       2028 Anacapa Street
       Santa Barbara, CA 93105
       (805) 569-0421
            Myself alone.

    (a) Melinda Pillsbury-Foster
    (b & c) Mary Linda (Melinda) Pillsbury 
            October 26, 1949 - September 7, 1967
          Mary Linda (Melinda) Pillsbury Barteaux
            September 7, 1967 - May 1, 1972
          Melinda Pillsbury Kellett
            May 1, 1972 - Spring 1975
          Melinda Pillsbury-Foster
            Spring 1975 - Present

2.2 Santa Monica Hospital, October 26, 1948

2.3 Driver’s Lisence
            (a) California
            (b) R0678017 Auto
            (c) 1966
            (d) must wear corrective lenses

2.4 I have never had anyother lisence

2.5 Residence
            (a) 2028 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
            (b) same

            (a) 2028 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
            (b) writer, president of AC Pillsbury Foundation, president of Women’s Institute                           for Individual and Political Justice.  Writing, overseeing research,                                            organizing.

            (a) St. Stephens Preparatory School, Rome, Italy 1964 - 1965
                  Venice High School, Los Angeles, CA Venice Blvd.  1965 - 1967
                  Santa Monica City College, Santa Monica, CA 1967 - 1969
                        Two years of college

2.8  I have never been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor.  I have a clean      driving             record. 

2.9  I speak English with ease

2.10 I read and write English with ease.

2.11  Yes, I was and am conservator for my son, Arthur Edward Foster.
            (a) 2028 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (805) 569-5575
            (b) To oversee his activities, care for him, pay his bills, and arrange for his various                                    therapies. 

2.12 Yes, my son, Arthur, had  suffered a brain injury from a motorcycle acident he had   survived in September and was despondent. 

2.13 No.  None

4.0 Insurance
            At the time of the incident I had the following insurance: 

(a) Aetna Health Insurance.P.O. Box 12340, Fresno, CA 93765
            Melinda Pillsbury-Foster
            Craig Franklin
            Dawn Pillsbury
            Justin Foster
            Arthur Foster
                        At the time of the incident CraigFranklin was the insured member.                                                 Since then I have exercised my cobra rights and am now the insured                                               member. There is no dispute of which I am aware. 

4.2 I’ m not sure what this means.  I have a life insurance policy on myself, home insurance and auto insurance.  That is all. 

            6.1  I have suffered extreem stress which may have contributed to the arrythmea I was experiencing.  I have migraines, to which this may have contributed. 

            6.2 None

            6.3 I still have migraines. The arrythmea is presently being controlled by hormone                                    therapy. 

            6.4 Yes. Dr. Richard Danson, Santa Barbara, CA.  For migraines. 

            6.5 Yes.  Vicadine with codeine. I have been taking it for several months. 

            6.6  Yes, but I am not claiming them for reimbursement. 

            6.7  I am incapacitated because of the migraines and cannot work. 

7.0 Property Damage  No.. 

8.0 Loss of earning capacity

8.1 Yes

8.2  I am a writer.  I have been writing for many years. 

8.3  I was not  working for monetary compensation when the incident occured.  I could not           because I was my son’s conservator and because of my health. 

8.4 My income is from spousal support solely. 

8.5 I cannot seek employment.  I am needed at home for Arthur and I have migraines.

8.6  I have now sought employment because of my migraines. 

8.7  I was in the process ofwriting a book when the incident took place.  I do not know     how to calculate my losses. 

8.8  Yes, I will.  I cannot seek employment because of the migraines andbecause I need to            be here to act as Arthur’s caretaker.  Iestimate that it wil take two  years to have         Arthur able to live on his own without my day to day oversight. 


9.1  Yes, I had tospend money for medical expenses for Arthur.  I will have my     bookkeeper send long a read out of those figures. 

9.2   (see bookkeepers readout) 


            10.1 The migraines began to worsen after the incident.  I had never sought medical           care for migraines before then. 

            10.2 I was havingtrouble with my eyes, I had not sought medical care.  I had                                  problems with my heart, I had been hospitalized for a suspected heart                                 attack. 

            10.3 No. 

11.0 Other Claims and previous claims 

            11.1 No.

            11.2 No

12.0  All of my infirmation regarding the actual incident is heresay from three cources.  The         first two sources, Ronald Edward Foster and Beverly Foster are both very     .           unreliable.  The third source is my son, Arthur Edward Foster.  His contact        information is stated in this document.  Ronald and Beverly’s contact information is             readily available through court documents. 

12.2 No.

12.3 No

12.4 No

12.5 No

12.6 Yes, Ronald Foster or Beverly Foster called the ambulance and police.  A report was            made. 

12.7  Yes,I went by and looked at the grass where Arthur shot himself several days later. 

13.0 Surveillance

13.1 No.

13.2 No

14.0 Statutory or Regulatory Violations

14.1 Yes. Ronald Edward Foster, informed of the potential in Arthur for a suicide attempt            recklessly ignored the risk, allowing Arthur to go to the mall unaccompanied on         Saturday, where Arthur states he tried to throw himself off the parking structure.        Prevented by the presence of security, he returned to the house in Reseda.  Left            alone  there on Sunday morning while Ronald Edward Foster and Beverly Foster went to get breakfast at Taco Bell at around 11:30am, Arthur went to get the gun, which was kept loaded, according to him, by their bed, and went into the back yard             and shot himself though the mouth into his brain. 
                        I did not know that Ron kept guns in the house. 
                        Ronald and Beverly had both been informed of the risk and had promised
            not to allow Arthur out of their sight for his entire visit.  They had each read a       suicide note Arthur had sent the previous week.  I was informed of  this by Beverly       shortly after the incident. 
                        But I had called on the previous weekend from Texas, where I was at a      conference with Arthur’s sisters, Dawn and Ayn, because Justin had found a            suicide note Arthur had left there.  I was called my the old friend, Vicky Emerling,     who was stayingwith the boys in my absense and informed of the note.   Arthur   was then in Reseda with Ron and Beverly.   In the call I made immediately            thereafter  I asked Ron to check on Arthur.  I asked him to keep him on Sunday             night so that I would be there when he arrived home.        
                        When Arthur returned home I took him to a medical doctor, Dr. Richard    Danson.  He had taken a corrosive substance, Draino, I think. He had tests to             ascertain that no damage had been done.   On Wednesday I took him to a therapist,       Dr. Marquart, who talked to him about his depression.  On Friday Arthur went to             his regular rehabilitation visits at the OutPatient Rehabilitation of Santa Barbara.          They called me to tell me that they thought he was a potential danger to himself.  I             called Dr. Danson to arrange to get him in a treatment program on Monday.  
                        I informed Ron of each of these developments as they took place.  I told     him on Friday I was reluctant to allow Arthur to come because of the risk if he was        not watched.  Ron then guaranteed he would keep a 24 hour watch on Arthur.  I      reluctantly agreed to allow him to go to Los Angeles. 
                        They, Ron and Beverly,  were to put him back on the bus on Sunday                      afternoon.  I was to pick him up at the terminal in Santa Barbara.  Each of          these    points was discussed within the hearing of Arthur who remembers the discussion      which took place over the phone while he and I were in the breakfast nook in Santa     Barbara Friday afternoon.    Each point was further discussed with  Dawn, 24             then and living at home.  Dawn remembers discussing these points with     Beverly. 

14.2  No. 


1994 - October 4 - First Interstate fails to credit check, bounces my checks

October 4, 1994


To: Laura Laws
First Interstate, Reseda

From:     Melinda Pillsbury-Foster

Sbjt:  Letters of explanation and apology to recipients of checks bounced on account number 153-9-49805

Dear Laura,

I am also sending the copy of the letter I received so that you can cross reference the check numbers to the amounts.  I assume that no more checks were bounced today, October 5th.


7991 Daughters of the American Revolution,
Mrs. Ruth Loper, Regent
1264 N. Refugio Rd.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

7996 American Express Acct. # 3728-749886-02007
Box 0001
Los Angeles, CA 90096-0001

7997 Automobile Club of California
Box 25004
Santa Ana, CA 92799-5004

8000 First Interstate #4050 0015 3020 3271
Visa Card
Look it up.

8013 Lincoln Mercury
440 Hitchcock Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

8014 Lincoln Mercury
440 Hitchcock Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

7961 Mr. & Mrs. Keith Schwartz
Box 58
Reasnor, Iowa 50232
Check for two books. 

8005 Southern California Electric
P.O. Box 600
Rosemead, CA 91771-0001

8015 Vons Grocery
P.O. Box 3338
Los Angeles, CA 90099-4686