Talk about frame-ups. Dateline NBC has a story that is out of this world. It is about Michelle Hadley, an Orange County, California, MBA student who was jailed because she was framed by her ex-fiancé’s pregnant wife, Angela Diaz. Authorities say that Angela Diaz was a bitter and jealous pregnant wife who wanted to ruin the life of her husband’s ex, Michelle Hadley.
For a while, it looked like she had done just that after she went to police and filed a report accusing Michelle Hadley of impersonating her online in some raunchy Craigslist rape fantasy ads. In a twist, police unraveled the scheme and jailed Angela Diaz for stalking herself.
On Dateline NBC’s Friday night episode, “Diabolical,” Michelle Hadley will provide the details of her terrifying ordeal. Also on the show will be Anaheim police investigators and Michelle Hadley’s parents.
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 24, 2017
From MBA Student To Stalker
Michelle Hadley had everything going for her until her world came crashing down, according to Dateline NBC. One day Michelle was attending college to pursue her MBA degree and next she had landed in jail, accused of several crimes she didn’t commit.
The accusation: Michelle Hadley had stalked and impersonated Angela Diaz, her ex-boyfriend’s current wife. Thirty-one-year-old Angela Diaz told police a frightening tale of how someone was placing Craigslist rape fantasy ads with her name and then providing her home address, leading men to come to the home looking for someone to rape. But it was all untrue, Dateline’s coverage will detail.
One of the ads, according to NBC News, read like this.
“I am dying for this kind of fantasy to come true. Pull me down, choke and bruise me, have your way with me.”
On its face, it seemed real. Angela Diaz had police reports and documentation to prove it. The IP addresses had even indicated that Michelle Hadley was the one behind it all.
The way everything was set in motion, Michelle Hadley was postured as the crazy ex.
Michelle Hadley spent several long months in jail trying to figure out how she had ended up in a place like that. Her parents and friends all believed in her innocence. In their minds, there was no possible way for such an upstanding and respectable person could be involved in any of this.
— infowe (@infowe) January 10, 2017
According to Dateline, it turned out they were right. Evidence eventually showed that Angela Diaz had made it all up. She had done all of this to herself. The emails were fake. The Craigslist ads were also fake. In an elaborate and sophisticated plot, Angela Diaz had managed to acquire fake IP addresses to frame her rival.
Michelle Hadley was released from jail and fully exonerated. On tonight’s Dateline, she will describe the terrifying moment when she was arrested, what life was like in jail, and how she has tried to move forward in her life and rebuild her reputation since her release, the Daily Beast reported.
“Michelle Hadley lost her job, her apartment and dropped out of business school because of the false allegations against her and is left to pick up the pieces. She filed a notice of claim against the Anaheim Police Department for her wrongful arrest and launched a blog to write about her arrest and post-setup life. The top of her new website declares, “2 false arrests. 86 days in jail. But that won’t stop me from loving, laughing, or living.”
Michelle Hadley, Arrested in Craigslist Rape Fantasy Plot, Was Actually Framed by Angela Diaz, Ex-Boyfriend’s Wife https://t.co/7ptcGyXSo3
— Mae_Westside (@Mae_Westside) January 11, 2017
- Angela Diaz’ husband, Ian Diaz, a U.S. marshal, has not been charged in any crime.
- Angela Diaz, who has also been implicated in the stolen identities of other people, is the daughter of a doctor in Arizona.
On Craigslist, rape fantasy ads are abundant. The ads are easy to place, and it is easy for sex workers and those with bizarre sexual fetishes to meet others who have the same erotic desires.
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— FRANCIS K S LIM (@cgnetwork) February 10, 2017
Watch Dateline NBC tonight at 10/9 p.m. Central. On a previous Dateline episode, the crazy case of Carolyn Heckert was explored.
[Featured Image by Orange County DA]