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After Santa Cruz Weekly reported last week about a collection of fake super-hot lingerie-model Facebook accounts that all seemed to be suspiciously enthusiastic supporters of city council candidate Tim Goncharoff, he took to social media to declare he had been unfairly “tarnished” by our reporting, saying it was “outrageous to claim that I have had something to do with this.”

But a quick look through the histories of the fake accounts shows that Goncharoff was, at one time, Facebook friends with them. And according to the comments he made on their pages, very familiar with them—calling them “sweetie,” telling them the erotic literature they posted was “making me blush,” and reminding them to “remember sunscreen next time you go skinny dipping.”

In fact, he apparently spent so much time offline with one of the avatars that another one commented, “Oh Jazzy, when are you not with Tim? You two should just get married and get it over with!” The avatar wrote this in a thread Goncharoff had commented on exactly five minutes prior.

While the women regularly invited him to their clothing-optional pool parties, Goncharoff was, unfortunately, always unable to attend, much to the chagrin of the women. “@Tim: You and your cute behind better be there!” wrote one.

The postings from the fake accounts were also used in a number of instances to promote public policy initiatives Goncharoff worked on, including the plastic bag ban, and to tear down politicians with opposing viewpoints. Several fake accounts were deployed in May of 2012 to criticize a post that current county supervisor candidate Ryan Coonerty made on his Facebook page about new public safety measures proposed following the murder of Shannon Collins.

“Sometimes when something terrible happens, we feel such an urge to DO SOMETHING that we rush into ill-advised measures,” wrote one avatar, named Jasmine Guadeloupe.

The same language was used by Goncharoff himself this February, in a video interview filmed at the Zami cooperative house and currently available on YouTube.

“If you go to things like city council meetings something you hear a lot is, ‘We have to do something.’ And if somebody says, ‘Well you know, this proposal you’re making isn’t really going to help the problem you’re trying to address,’ they say, ‘Well, we have to do something,’” Goncharoff says in the interview.

In October of 2012, “Jasmine Guadeloupe” leapt out of the digital realm entirely, writing a letter to the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors in support of the green business program. The address listed as Guadeloupe’s home is a Chevron gas station in Watsonville.

The group of sexy female avatars also includes a stray male or two, who also share the same posts, have the same friends and regularly communicated with Goncharoff over the years. One of the males, Dennis Finch-Hatton, made a post this past July criticizing Santa Cruz City Councilwoman Pamela Comstock’s stance that the South Beach Pizza Co. should not be allowed to serve food and alcohol past midnight—a position that directly went against the Planning Commission, which Goncharoff served on at that time.

“It’s unfortunate whenever someone misrepresents themselves. Especially if that person is running for an elected position,” Comstock told Santa Cruz Weekly about the incident.

As is evident from the screen shots of conversations viewed by the Weekly, most postings were made just one or two minutes apart. A majority were also made during business hours. At the time the accounts were active, Goncharoff was employed by the County of Santa Cruz as a resource planner.

Perhaps Goncharoff was coincidentally almost always online at the same time as this collection of fake, busty gal-pals?

Or maybe he was hacked? That’s Goncharoff’s newest defense, delivered in a post he wrote on his Facebook page Monday morning: “My friends: It looks as if my Facebook account might have been hacked,” he wrote. If that were the case, it would mean Goncharoff’s personal Facebook page was hacked repeatedly, over the course of a few years—without him noticing the multiple posts that had been made using his “hacked” account.

“Please be cautious about any messages that appear to be from me,” his post continued. At this point, that advice is sager than Goncharoff likely intended it to be.

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  • Tim for Council 2014

    I don’t understand all the hubbub about this story?

    We are living in a new digital era, with avatars, artificial intelligence, social media, etc. Who is to say who is “real” or who is “virtual” at this point? In a decade, this story will look so dated and archaic.

    I mean, so what if a guy indulges in a sexual fantasyworld online by creating women? Isn’t that what the Internet is for? Do the uptight prudes who are attacking Tim hate sex? Have they never admired another person’s body? Never participated in “sexting”? I think there is a lot of hypocrisy here.

    All of you are living “Life 1.0″, while digital pioneers like Tim are busy creating the NEW paradigm.

    OK, so MAYBE he did cross the line by merging his sexual fantasy life with his political agenda, but what is so wrong with that? In the future, who will we be to say who is “real” and who is a “virtual” voter? Avatars like Jasmine, Ashleigh will someday have AI capabilities and will be as real as you or me! Will they not have rights? Will they be voters? Blade Runner comes to mind….

    • Steven Spielberg

      Someone has seen ‘Avatar’ too many times.

    • Das Truf

      “Avatars like Jasmine, Ashleigh will someday have AI capabilities and will be as real as you or me! Will they not have rights? Will they be voters? Blade Runner comes to mind….”

      Ummm, but let’s be real here. Right now they aren’t AIs, so your argument carries no weight. Rather, this man is just having a delusional, overly sexual conversation with himself, which would be fine, if he were not a public figure, doing so in a very public way. But because he is a public figure, he must have known and assumed that anything is fair game, especially when you use your over-sexed fake personas to attack other’s political viewpoints.

      Furthermore, he is obviously culpable in some way, which means he is lying to some degree in his response. Had he owned and taken responsibility I may have been able to let it slide as just weird (with a touch of creepy), but when you lie in public, as a public figure running for elected office, you really cross the line.

      It’s over Tim.

    • Jasmine Guadeloupe’s Fake Breasts

      This story is all lies, lies, lies! Timmy and I are besties and go to clothing optional hot tub parties all the time! He picks me up on his sexy Harley at my home at the Chevron station in Watsonville and I bring the limes and tequila!

      Have you read his erotic stories yet?? Timmy is without a doubt the most interesting man in the world!!!

    • RealRealist

      Awesome

  • Tim for Council 2014

    I don’t understand all the hubbub about this story?

    We are living in a new digital era, with avatars, artificial intelligence, social media, etc. Who is to say who is “real” or who is “virtual” at this point? In a decade, this story will look so dated and archaic.

    I mean, so what if a guy indulges in a sexual fantasyworld online by creating women? Isn’t that what the Internet is for? Do the uptight prudes who are attacking Tim hate sex? Have they never admired another person’s body? Never participated in “sexting”? I think there is a lot of hypocrisy here.

    All of you are living “Life 1.0″, while digital pioneers like Tim are busy creating the NEW paradigm.

    OK, so MAYBE he did cross the line by merging his sexual fantasy life with his political agenda, but what is so wrong with that? In the future, who will we be to say who is “real” and who is a “virtual” voter? Avatars like Jasmine, Ashleigh will someday have AI capabilities and will be as real as you or me! Will they not have rights? Will they be voters? Blade Runner comes to mind….

    • Steven Spielberg

      Someone has seen ‘Avatar’ too many times.

    • Das Truf

      “Avatars like Jasmine, Ashleigh will someday have AI capabilities and will be as real as you or me! Will they not have rights? Will they be voters? Blade Runner comes to mind….”

      Ummm, but let’s be real here. Right now they aren’t AIs, so your argument carries no weight. Rather, this man is just having a delusional, overly sexual conversation with himself, which would be fine, if he were not a public figure, doing so in a very public way. But because he is a public figure, he must have known and assumed that anything is fair game, especially when you use your over-sexed fake personas to attack other’s political viewpoints.

      Furthermore, he is obviously culpable in some way, which means he is lying to some degree in his response. Had he owned and taken responsibility I may have been able to let it slide as just weird (with a touch of creepy), but when you lie in public, as a public figure running for elected office, you really cross the line.

      It’s over Tim.

    • Jasmine Guadeloupe’s Fake Breasts

      This story is all lies, lies, lies! Timmy and I are besties and go to clothing optional hot tub parties all the time! He picks me up on his sexy Harley at my home at the Chevron station in Watsonville and I bring the limes and tequila!

      Have you read his erotic stories yet?? Timmy is without a doubt the most interesting man in the world!!!

    • RealRealist

      Awesome

  • https://plus.google.com/112095341306774106219 John Colby

    It’s sad to see the Santa Cruz Weekly be misused by inept Nixon style dirty operatives to tar someone’s reputation in order to take him out as a viable progressive City Council candidate. If this was a nefarious scheme by Goncharoff he would have employed fake personas that looked like real citizens, not supermodels with breast implants. LOL. Can we get serious here?

    • Tim Foyle

      Yes, John. What’s most amazing about this TBSC smear campaign is that they have been after him with these “girls” for FIVE YEARS! TBSC had just started at that time, but it’s clear one of their first priorities was to target Tim. They probably took a lucky guess that he would run for City Council in 2014 and figured they would start early. Very strange that they would target him rather than actual candidates at that time, but who knows how their minds work?

    • Stop fascist trolls

      John, you may want to include this in one of your lawsuits. They are not only targeting Tim, but apparently went after Gary Patton as well,possibly even hacking into his FB account. The Senate committees you are working with may be interested in what is starting to look like a much larger political scandal.

      This image is PROOF of their targeting.

      http://imgur.com/7lr90Zl

      • Topix Fan

        Or maybe it’s John Colby behind all the sockpuppets. He is the King of Sockpuppets in Santa Cruz.

  • https://plus.google.com/112095341306774106219 John Colby

    It’s sad to see the Santa Cruz Weekly be misused by inept Nixon style dirty operatives to tar someone’s reputation in order to take him out as a viable progressive City Council candidate. If this was a nefarious scheme by Goncharoff he would have employed fake personas that looked like real citizens, not supermodels with breast implants. LOL. Can we get serious here?

    • Tim Foyle

      Yes, John. What’s most amazing about this TBSC smear campaign is that they have been after him with these “girls” for FIVE YEARS! TBSC had just started at that time, but it’s clear one of their first priorities was to target Tim. They probably took a lucky guess that he would run for City Council in 2014 and figured they would start early. Very strange that they would target him rather than actual candidates at that time, but who knows how their minds work?

    • Stop fascist trolls

      John, you may want to include this in one of your lawsuits. They are not only targeting Tim, but apparently went after Gary Patton as well,possibly even hacking into his FB account. The Senate committees you are working with may be interested in what is starting to look like a much larger political scandal.

      This image is PROOF of their targeting.

      http://imgur.com/7lr90Zl

      • Topix Fan

        Or maybe it’s John Colby behind all the sockpuppets. He is the King of Sockpuppets in Santa Cruz.

  • sean harris

    I read all the profiles of these pretty young ladies. Its seems there life’s are about are naked pool parties , going to hooker ball’s and B&D bashes. All the while sharing link after link from Tim’s FB sight. He like’s all his own links , but not the more steamy one’s that these tarts list right before and after sharing his links. It appears he has been doing this for years and enjoying it in some manner. SOOOOO VERY ALARMING!!!!!!!!!

    • Random Pedant

      Please learn what apostrophes are for. You’re using them wrong.

      • lydia brown

        Please learn the difference between an adverb and an adjective. He was using them wrongly.

  • sean harris

    I read all the profiles of these pretty young ladies. Its seems there life’s are about are naked pool parties , going to hooker ball’s and B&D bashes. All the while sharing link after link from Tim’s FB sight. He like’s all his own links , but not the more steamy one’s that these tarts list right before and after sharing his links. It appears he has been doing this for years and enjoying it in some manner. SOOOOO VERY ALARMING!!!!!!!!!

    • Random Pedant

      Please learn what apostrophes are for. You’re using them wrong.

      • lydia brown

        Please learn the difference between an adverb and an adjective. He was using them wrongly.

  • Political Junkie

    You’re right, Tim For Council – that’s exactly what the internet is for – so men can engage in a sexual fantasyworld. Thanks do much for clearing that up because I always wondered why Al Gore invented this in the first place.

  • Political Junkie

    You’re right, Tim For Council – that’s exactly what the internet is for – so men can engage in a sexual fantasyworld. Thanks do much for clearing that up because I always wondered why Al Gore invented this in the first place.

  • Sarah Wilson (A Real Person)

    Reporting the truth is never “tarring” someone’s reputation, John! There is actual evidence showing Tim interacting with these avatars as if they’re real people he knows. The public has a right to know if their future city council rep had a hand in the creation of these accounts.

    • Tish Frankel

      Agreed. I would not want someone with this poor judgment (and frankly, this level of “fantasy play”) making decisions for my city.

  • Sarah Wilson (A Real Person)

    Reporting the truth is never “tarring” someone’s reputation, John! There is actual evidence showing Tim interacting with these avatars as if they’re real people he knows. The public has a right to know if their future city council rep had a hand in the creation of these accounts.

    • Tish Frankel

      Agreed. I would not want someone with this poor judgment (and frankly, this level of “fantasy play”) making decisions for my city.

  • Tim for Council 2014

    Yeah, Political Junkie, you get what is happening. I’m glad to see a sex-POSITIVE candidate running instead of the prudish schoomarms who’ve been winning elections in SC recently. Although, I would suggest that WOMEN are also using the Internet to create their own sexual fantasy worlds. It’s not just for guys.

    • Tish Frankel

      I wonder how Tim feels about this kind of comment under the “Tim for Council 2014″ banner? You’re not representing him very positively.

    • lydia brown

      Were you born this stupid, or is this a later development?

  • Tim for Council 2014

    Yeah, Political Junkie, you get what is happening. I’m glad to see a sex-POSITIVE candidate running instead of the prudish schoomarms who’ve been winning elections in SC recently. Although, I would suggest that WOMEN are also using the Internet to create their own sexual fantasy worlds. It’s not just for guys.

    • Tish Frankel

      I wonder how Tim feels about this kind of comment under the “Tim for Council 2014″ banner? You’re not representing him very positively.

    • lydia brown

      Were you born this stupid, or is this a later development?

  • Tish Frankel

    Truth is stranger than fiction. I don’t know that anyone could have invented such a bizarre way to frame somebody. The suggestion that Tim was “targeted” with this is hilarious…such a desperate attempt to save face. But I get it…this must be horrifyingly embarrassing, to Tim and to all his real supporters. Most people are able to keep their sexual fantasies private, but what is so amazing about this is that Tim did risk everything by meshing his private and professional worlds. Also desperate is to suggest that anyone who finds this creepy or crazy is a prude. Women aren’t that stupid, dude. You can’t get them to pipe down by slinging insults.

  • Tish Frankel

    Truth is stranger than fiction. I don’t know that anyone could have invented such a bizarre way to frame somebody. The suggestion that Tim was “targeted” with this is hilarious…such a desperate attempt to save face. But I get it…this must be horrifyingly embarrassing, to Tim and to all his real supporters. Most people are able to keep their sexual fantasies private, but what is so amazing about this is that Tim did risk everything by meshing his private and professional worlds. Also desperate is to suggest that anyone who finds this creepy or crazy is a prude. Women aren’t that stupid, dude. You can’t get them to pipe down by slinging insults.

  • Tatas for TimTim 2014!!!

    I think you’re onto something TFC 2014! We can solve all of Santa Cruz’s very real problems by abandoning it in the real world and reconstructing it online from the ground up within the game Second Life!

    http://secondlife.com/

    No need to worry about runaway homeless and drug problems. No need to do anything about the local economy and crime rate! No need to worry about income inequality either! And best of all, no more pesky city council meetings with crazy people giving Nazi salutes! In Tim Tim’s bold new vision for Santa Cruz we all move our lives 100% online and spend every hour of every day talking about the only issues that really matter: Boobies, panties, Brazilian waxings, lingerie, Tim Tim (Way to go Tim Tim, you’re my hero!) and 50 Shades of Gray Parties just like Tim Tim and his imaginary hall of hotties!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/310529909041281/

    Wow! Who knew the future of Santa Cruz could be so unreal? I’ll tell you who, the savior for whom we’ve all been waiting, Tim Tim!

    Best of all, we can finally achieve that “Body by Tim Tim” look we’ve always wanted:

    http://chud.com/nextraimages/sept1south5.jpg

    Now the haters can say all they want about Tim Tim objectifying women and living in a delusional fantasy world of his own making, but it sure beats writing fake letters to the real city council (page 5), don’t ya think?

    http://sccounty01.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/bds/Govstream/BDSvData/non_legacy/agendas/2012/20121016/PDF/051.pdf

    Haters gonna hate!
    Tim Tim’s gonna mate!

    • Tish Frankel

      Brilliant! Consider this set of Tatas on board for TimTim!

  • Tatas for TimTim 2014!!!

    I think you’re onto something TFC 2014! We can solve all of Santa Cruz’s very real problems by abandoning it in the real world and reconstructing it online from the ground up within the game Second Life!

    http://secondlife.com/

    No need to worry about runaway homeless and drug problems. No need to do anything about the local economy and crime rate! No need to worry about income inequality either! And best of all, no more pesky city council meetings with crazy people giving Nazi salutes! In Tim Tim’s bold new vision for Santa Cruz we all move our lives 100% online and spend every hour of every day talking about the only issues that really matter: Boobies, panties, Brazilian waxings, lingerie, Tim Tim (Way to go Tim Tim, you’re my hero!) and 50 Shades of Gray Parties just like Tim Tim and his imaginary hall of hotties!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/310529909041281/

    Wow! Who knew the future of Santa Cruz could be so unreal? I’ll tell you who, the savior for whom we’ve all been waiting, Tim Tim!

    Best of all, we can finally achieve that “Body by Tim Tim” look we’ve always wanted:

    http://chud.com/nextraimages/sept1south5.jpg

    Now the haters can say all they want about Tim Tim objectifying women and living in a delusional fantasy world of his own making, but it sure beats writing fake letters to the real city council (page 5), don’t ya think?

    http://sccounty01.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/bds/Govstream/BDSvData/non_legacy/agendas/2012/20121016/PDF/051.pdf

    Haters gonna hate!
    Tim Tim’s gonna mate!

    • Tish Frankel

      Brilliant! Consider this set of Tatas on board for TimTim!

  • Tiny Tim

    Tim is obviously just doing his part to keep Santa Cruz weird.

  • Tiny Tim

    Tim is obviously just doing his part to keep Santa Cruz weird.

  • Hana Hanaloa

    You know Tim’s harem follows his every move! https://www.facebook.com/protectyourcentralcoast/posts/361915393891376

  • Hana Hanaloa

    You know Tim’s harem follows his every move! https://www.facebook.com/protectyourcentralcoast/posts/361915393891376

  • http://Yahoo Karenfinch

    Fortunately for us, Tim had given us much headlining smut and filth that now all us women feel like he objectifies us. His pen name, alter ego writes trashy, offensive articles that curl beneath my skin. Whomever supported him should really reconsider how this will make them look in the public eye.

  • http://Yahoo Karenfinch

    Fortunately for us, Tim had given us much headlining smut and filth that now all us women feel like he objectifies us. His pen name, alter ego writes trashy, offensive articles that curl beneath my skin. Whomever supported him should really reconsider how this will make them look in the public eye.

  • Gigi

    John Colby… Whoever you are, are you so incredibly delusional and so overly paranoid that you think TBSC (in 2009 no less) would randomly pick an insignificant Tim Goncharoff, and plot and scheme a hair brained FB coup just in case he decided to run for City Council 5 years later?? Get a grip sir… Your buddy is not suitable for City Council or any other sort of important job that requires important decision making. Face it… He created these women ( and it’s looking like he created the ‘man’ Finch who writes horrifying pornographic smut – that the ‘ladies’ constantly refer to and enjoy- which includes rape and incest!!) AND from what I can tell… Looks like he’s doing a lot of this during work hours…..he works for the COUNTY right…. So county time. Tim and his Lady- and gentlemen friends, post comments 1 minute from each other ALWAYS! Just enough time to log in and log off…..Take off your blinders dude, step away from the crazy and just accept it. Tim’s political career just went bye bye… Move on.

  • Gigi

    John Colby… Whoever you are, are you so incredibly delusional and so overly paranoid that you think TBSC (in 2009 no less) would randomly pick an insignificant Tim Goncharoff, and plot and scheme a hair brained FB coup just in case he decided to run for City Council 5 years later?? Get a grip sir… Your buddy is not suitable for City Council or any other sort of important job that requires important decision making. Face it… He created these women ( and it’s looking like he created the ‘man’ Finch who writes horrifying pornographic smut – that the ‘ladies’ constantly refer to and enjoy- which includes rape and incest!!) AND from what I can tell… Looks like he’s doing a lot of this during work hours…..he works for the COUNTY right…. So county time. Tim and his Lady- and gentlemen friends, post comments 1 minute from each other ALWAYS! Just enough time to log in and log off…..Take off your blinders dude, step away from the crazy and just accept it. Tim’s political career just went bye bye… Move on.

  • http://gravatar.com/terisathegreat Weird

    Regardless of whether you like him or not it’s just a very weird thing to do. I think it shows some mental instability. Who sits around interacting with themselves all day? My father did this same thing and I had a good time tracking down where all the images came from. A russian Model. A NASCAR track girl. Etc. But in his fantasyland they were girls named “Judy Weatherford” and other common names and he had “dated them in the past.” (The girls were like 22 and he is 70.) My father has also been diagnose with a severe form of bipolar disorder. Do you really want crazy people running this town? Oh yeah… it IS Santa Cruz. This place is made of crazy.

  • http://gravatar.com/terisathegreat Weird

    Regardless of whether you like him or not it’s just a very weird thing to do. I think it shows some mental instability. Who sits around interacting with themselves all day? My father did this same thing and I had a good time tracking down where all the images came from. A russian Model. A NASCAR track girl. Etc. But in his fantasyland they were girls named “Judy Weatherford” and other common names and he had “dated them in the past.” (The girls were like 22 and he is 70.) My father has also been diagnose with a severe form of bipolar disorder. Do you really want crazy people running this town? Oh yeah… it IS Santa Cruz. This place is made of crazy.

  • http://gravatar.com/wzlradio Brooke Bradford

    I am looking at those profiles. They are both (jennifer and Elena) in my facebook group. (the santa cruz party party) Got by me because of having 116 mutual friends. DANG IT!. I didnt see the negligee shots! SOB! ARGGGGGh. I want my FB group to valid and this sorta stuff makes me mad. sigh. ~brooke

  • http://gravatar.com/wzlradio Brooke Bradford

    I am looking at those profiles. They are both (jennifer and Elena) in my facebook group. (the santa cruz party party) Got by me because of having 116 mutual friends. DANG IT!. I didnt see the negligee shots! SOB! ARGGGGGh. I want my FB group to valid and this sorta stuff makes me mad. sigh. ~brooke

  • Former Friend of Tim’s

    If you are friends with any of these fake Facebook profiles you have been used as I was by Tim and his sick and twisted game.

    Jason Trent
    Ashleigh Ketchum
    Elena Terranovias
    Hana Hanaloa
    Maryellen Guido
    Jasmine Guadeloupe
    Elisa Verde
    Dina Patel
    Andrea Rivera
    Solana Gregory
    Jennifer Mondragon
    Dennis Finch-Hatton
    Natalya Zhuvanskaya

  • Former Friend of Tim’s

    If you are friends with any of these fake Facebook profiles you have been used as I was by Tim and his sick and twisted game.

    Jason Trent
    Ashleigh Ketchum
    Elena Terranovias
    Hana Hanaloa
    Maryellen Guido
    Jasmine Guadeloupe
    Elisa Verde
    Dina Patel
    Andrea Rivera
    Solana Gregory
    Jennifer Mondragon
    Dennis Finch-Hatton
    Natalya Zhuvanskaya

  • Xanthippe

    Somebody didn’t do the math right on the Ashleigh Ketchum sockpuppet, who was “born” on December 1, 1995 – which puts her at 17 years old while she’s gushing over the Finch porn stories (“Fantastic story by my new favorite writer!”) and linking to a Salon article about men faking orgasms with the comment “Everyone says I’m kinky for always wanting to see or taste it, but now I have another very good reason!”

    Creepy or sex-positive? You be the judge.

  • Xanthippe

    Somebody didn’t do the math right on the Ashleigh Ketchum sockpuppet, who was “born” on December 1, 1995 – which puts her at 17 years old while she’s gushing over the Finch porn stories (“Fantastic story by my new favorite writer!”) and linking to a Salon article about men faking orgasms with the comment “Everyone says I’m kinky for always wanting to see or taste it, but now I have another very good reason!”

    Creepy or sex-positive? You be the judge.

  • sammi smythe

    PUT SEX BACK IN THE BEDROOM

  • sammi smythe

    PUT SEX BACK IN THE BEDROOM