Dear Ms. Watson,
I have no idea who you are or what your connection to someone named
"Hugo Westphal" (and I assume we are talking about the Hugo Albert
Westphal, Jr. who is a former member of the Children of God sex cult
and was also known as "Eman Artist," "Al Eastman" and "Snowy") might
be but you should know that I am not at all impressed by your feckless
legal threats and that I have no intention of complying with your
vague demands. Before you write such a letter again, I strongly
suggest that you consult with an actual attorney who might be able to
help you avoid looking like a complete idiot. A competent attorney
might be able to help you draft a proper "cease and desist" letter
that might have a tiny chance of prompting a serious consideration of
its feeble arguments rather than inspiring hysterical laughter.
If you actually intend to abuse the legal process by filing a
frivolous defamation suit against me, please go ahead and do so and
don't waste my time with this meaningless nonsense.
I see that your letter includes the text "BCC: Attorney General Greg
Abbott." It's not clear for what purpose (other than to inspire
hysterical laughter at your fecklessness) you would claim to have sent
a copy of your email to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott but it may
interest you to know that when used in the way you have used it, the
letters "BCC" usually stand for "blind carbon copy" or "blind courtesy
copy" The key word there is "blind" which means that you do NOT
inform the recipient to whom you have sent carbon copies of the
I do not know why you have included my father's name in
your message but he has nothing to do with this so I would appreciate
it if you would leave him out of it.
Also, I think you will be very pleased to know that your email has
inspired me to update the article at
I updated the article to add the following excerpt about Hugo Westphal
from a best-selling book first published by HarperCollins in 2007.
Source: Jones, Celeste. "Behind Four Walls," Chapter 4 in Buhring,
Juliana; Celeste Jones, Kristina Jones (2007). Not Without My Sister.
Harper Element (HarperCollins), pp. 66-67. ISBN 0007248067.