The Unicorn Speaks:
Einhorn Book Published by Konformist Kollective?
For further information, please contact Konformist.com Editor Robert
Sterling at email@example.com.
Before being suddenly - and surprisingly - extradited from France on
murder charges stemming from the 1977 slaying of his girlfriend Holly
Maddux, Ira Einhorn had made a tentative plans to have at least one
book of his writings published by the brand new Konformist
underground publishing label, The Konformist Kollective. (The
Konformist online magazine can by found at
No contract had been signed, and no terms had been agreed on as to
what he would be paid. (For the record, any money Einhorn was to get
from the deal would likely go to the Maddux family, who have a $907
million judgement against him thanks to a 1999 civil jury ruling.)
But all the ground work has been laid to fulfill the deal, at it
likely will still happen.
Einhorn is often described as a New Age "hippie" guru.
Nicknamed "The Unicorn," he fled the country in 1981 on the eve of a
pretrial hearing and lived in Europe under a series of fake names.
Einhorn faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. It
is doubtful if he will be released on bail.
The book will be a combination of his own writings and his personal
story, including his version of events surrounding the murder case
which has earned his notoriety.
Maddux had been missing for 18 months when her remains were found
decaying in a trunk in Einhorn's apartment. (Neighbors had reported
a stench from a dark liquid that oozed through the ceiling of their
kitchen closet.) A witness who lived in Einhorn's building testified
in 1993 that he heard noisy thumps and a scream around the time
Maddux disappeared, and another said Einhorn had asked her to help
him dump the trunk that contained Maddux's body, saying it
contained "top secret" documents.
Einhorn has maintained his innocence. He claims he is a victim of a
conspiracy, involving the CIA and/or the KGB. Among the possible
motives: his involvement in leading edge parascience activity, as
well as his high profile as a counterculture radical for his anti-war
and environmental activities. (He was a leading force behind the
founding of Earth Day in 1970.)
Einhorn was interviewed by Adam Gorightly for the underground
paranormal-conspiracy The Excluded Middle
( http://www.excludedmiddle.com .) Gorightly's upcoming book, The
Shadow Over Santa Susana, is scheduled to be the first published
under The Konformist Kollective. Greg Bishop, editor of The Excluded
Middle and a winner of a Project Censored Award for his work on The
Konformist, interviewed Einhorn last month on his Internet radio show
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