Friday, July 13, 2018

"Unmasking one of celebrity real estate's biggest mysteries: Who is behind Yolanda's Little Black Book?"

LAT:

For years, Yolanda’s Little Black Book has been one of the biggest mysteries in Los Angeles luxury real estate circles.

By gleefully revealing tightly guarded details of the latest multimillion-dollar celebrity housing transactions, the gossipy anonymous blog has wreaked havoc among the city’s elite real estate agents and their wealthy clients. But who is behind the website, whose writer goes by such aliases as Yolanda Yakketyyak, the Real Estate Yenta and Donald Frump?

“Does it bother us as agents? It certainly does,”

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Like a trail of internet breadcrumbs, Yolanda left subtle clues:

In December, an email sent from Yolanda’s Gmail address to a Los Angeles Times real estate reporter was signed “James.”
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1. "Is he a progressive doctor fighting racism and the Trump administration? Or a Twitter troll who has relentlessly manipulated a woman he dated?"

2. "The woman in the #PlaneBae saga breaks her silence — she says that she's been 'shamed, insulted and harassed' since the story went viral and asks for her privacy"

3. Rebel Force Radio

4. "Vampire: The Masquerade maker responds to accusations it caters to neo-Nazi groups"

5. "Reddit employee saves GamerGate subreddit, KotakuInAction, after founder closes it"