Victim of Brutal Beating Says She Is “Afraid” of Google Executive’s Family

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There is disturbing bombshell news that has been exposed the other day and it involves a major employee of Google. Marissa Mayer has been with Google since the very early days of the company, she is often said to be the 20th employee of Google. As one of the very first employees of Google, Marissa knows a lot about Google and she is deeply embedded in this company. Her current job title is Vice President of Local, Maps, and Location services.

Marissa became a very wealthy woman after Google became a public company in 2004. She is often seen as the public face of Google itself. You see her everywhere doing all sorts of different interviews with newspapers and even on television programs like the Martha Stewart Show. She has become somewhat of a celebrity and a spokeswoman for Google. The company uses her bright smile and photogenic looks to give itself an attractive public image.

However, Google might want to keep Marissa out of the spotlight for awhile – perhaps never again. The innocent looking and charming woman Google used as the public face of the company is part of a family that isn’t so attractive.

Now, I have written here before that this blog doesn’t focus on tabloid topics or personal issues, but this particular case involving the Mayer family is different. I don’t like gossipy, irrelevant, and frivolous stuff – but I will focus on criminal activity that has strong connections to Google.

The younger brother of Marissa, Mason Mayer, has been accused of three felonies: assault, false imprisonment and domestic violence. He allegedly brutally beat his girlfriend, Kelli Ann Trent, after a night out back in September 2011. We are learning about this now because The San Francisco Appeal newspaper investigated this case and published their findings yesterday.

Alright – so here’s what happened, according to court documents obtained by the newspaper. An affidavit submitted by San Francisco Police Department Inspector Michael Becker, details exactly what allegedly happened between Mason Mayer and his girlfriend:

On the evening of September 24, Mason and Kelli were getting ready to go to a party. They were at Mason’s condo residence at the time. Prior to the leaving to go to the party, they had an argument over a woman – who Mason allegedly cheated with – attending the party too.

The couple went to the party but there was still tension between them. According to the court document, Mason angrily accused a bartender of hitting on his girlfriend. He also became angry at Kelli Ann Trent for speaking with Marissa Mayer’s husband. Mason apparently “dislikes” his brother-in-law for some reason.

The couple left the party and went back home to Mason’s condo residence. While walking through the building hallway, Mason shoved Kelli. He then took her inside the residence, locked her in his bedroom, and then threw Kelli on the floor of the bedroom.

Mason began spitting in the face of his girlfriend, pulling her hair out, and he slammed her head against the marble bedroom floor. Kelli was in agony and in the fetal position trying to protect herself. Mason repeatedly punched her in the face, while Kelli struggled to get away. He told her that the only way she was going to get out of the beating was by driving her to the Golden Gate Bridge and throwing her off it.

Luckily for Kelli, before things could get any worse, Mason’s cell phone started ringing. It was a friend of the couple who was calling to ask to pick up his personal items from the condo. While on the phone, Kelli screamed for help.

The friend eventually arrived at the condo residence and Mason answered the front door to let him in. Kelli ran out of the bedroom hysterical and crying out for help. Mason grabbed her and wouldn’t let her go. The friend asked Mason to let her go but he refused. The friend said that he would call the police if he didn’t let her go. After Mason finally agreed to let Kelli go, she went back into the bedroom to retrieve her bag.

But Mason followed her back into the bedroom and locked the door shut again. The friend decided to stay the night at the condo to make sure nothing bad happened. The next morning, Kelli got up and she noticed all the injuries to her body.

Kelli eventually went to the police to report what happened to her. The 33-year-old Mason Mayer was arrested by police on November 28, 2011. In January a judge ordered Mason to stay away from Kelli. He has pleaded not guilty – but if found guilty he faces a maximum four years and eight months in state prison. Mason Mayer has a pretrial conference in a Superior Court on April 18th, 2012.

This is all so disturbing and vile. I need a shower after reading the court documents and seeing the injuries on the alleged victim. Mason Mayer is apparently very close to his famous sister and lives off her success. According to The San Francisco Appeal newspaper, Mason lives in the same luxury building as his sister and he was never worked since his sister struck it rich working at Google.

Just keep this in mind: these are the type of people you entrust your personal information with when you use Google. I certainly wouldn’t want people like Mason Mayer and his executive sister anywhere near my personal data. Knowing about the ethics and morals of the people who handle very sensitive data about you is so important.

 If I don’t trust you, I will not do business with you – ever.

UPDATE:

I wrote another article on this story with more details – click here

For more information:

The Francisco Appeal, “Brother of Google Executive Marissa Mayer Facing Charges…” – click here

SFGate, “Google executive’s brother accused of domestic attack” – click here

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22 thoughts on “Victim of Brutal Beating Says She Is “Afraid” of Google Executive’s Family

  1. Name Withheld says:

    Seriously? Are you suggesting that a corporation is responsible for the actions of the siblings of their employees? Do you take responsibility for your relative’s actions? Do you really think that domestic violence has anything to do with where their siblings work? Is it limited by how much money one makes, what job they have, or what political campaign they support? Domestic violence does not discriminate. It is wrong, and that should be the focus of the article, not where the sister of the brother of the alleged abuse works.

    You say you are dissatisfied with how the media always represents Google in a positive light. I applaud those speaking out to help keep corporations honest… they need it and we need it. However, if you are taking the moral high ground, then I ask you to consider stepping back to look at how you are doing that. If all you do is present one side, then you are no better than those in the media you say you are trying to combat. Perhaps you are OK with that, and you are just upset and don’t care about correcting biases, but rather introducing others?

    In my opinion, making loose associations such as this to support your own vendetta against Google are equally as damaging, biased and unfair. How can I blame you though, sadly our society does it every day. I do thank you though, as this has challenged me to see things more clearly.

    If anything, I will support Google and Marissa more because of your article. No matter how sad and wrong it is, it is because of Google’s and Marissa’s success that most are even hearing about this, even though they had nothing to do with it. For that, I sympathize with them. I also thank them for bearing the weight for us. As a society that only makes the time to look at a problem when a big name is involved, they provide us with a scapegoat so we have someone to blame, other than ourselves.

    • Hi Name Withheld:

      Thank you for leaving a comment, I really do appreciate it. Let me clarify my position so that you know where I’m coming from.

      I do not use my blog to post personal and irrelevant details about the lives of Google employees. I don’t care about that sort of gossip. I couldn’t care less about somebody’s divorce or who cheated on whom. There are some things that really aren’t any of our business.

      I gather information that is already public and I try to give my blog followers my take on important issues surrounding Google. I do not post every little negative thing I can find about Google just to make Google look bad. I’m not a person who is angry with Google and will stoop to any level to bash Google as a personal “vendetta” against the company. I believe the company has many problems and I have been posting about them since I began this blog. My hope is that people will get a more accurate and fuller image of the real Google – in my opinion, I feel that Google currently enjoys an undeserved squeaky clean public image. I also feel that the mainstream media often doesn’t give Google greater scrutiny.

      I try to be as fair as possible with Google. I have made decisions where I didn’t post negative stories about the company because I didn’t think it was Google’s fault or if I thought they might have made a simple mistake. I am completely honest and open with everything I post on this blog. Majority of the posts will obviously be stuff Google would rather brush under the carpet, but this is what the blog is all about. You might call it “biased” but the point of the blog is to give readers a different side of Google that is often not widely reported. If Google does something remarkable that blows me away, I will absolutely give them kudos. Recently, Google announced it was going to finally implement a Do Not Track function to its Web browser called Chrome (the last major Web browser to do so and only after the White House unveiled their online privacy bill). I told my readers about this and it was reported elsewhere too.

      As for domestic violence, I obviously absolutely abhor it. What Mason Mayer allegedly did disgusts me and it should disgust any decent human being. I made the decision to write about this story because it has strong connections to Google. I wouldn’t just write about domestic violence without it having some connection to Google because it would be off-topic. There are all sorts of things I can write about that I have strong opinions about but if it doesn’t fit what this blog is all about then it won’t be published.

      Marissa Mayer is a top Google executive and one of the most recognizable faces of the company. She did not commit the alleged crime against the victim – this is true. She is apparently very close to her brother and to me this was a story about ethics and trust. According to court documents, the victim of the beating said that she’s “afraid” of the Mayer family, not just Mason. I find this disturbing and very serious. Of course we don’t know all the details of this case yet, but so far it is definitely something worth reporting.

      My About page says that I will report on “even the ugly stuff”. This story is very ugly and uncomfortable but I think people should know about it. We need to know about the character of the people who hold so much personal information about us. To me Marissa Mayer is a great representative of Google because Marissa, the person, has a lot in common with Google, the company. Both are bright, innocent looking, ubiquitous, attractive, alluring, and charming on the outside – but when you dig deeper you find really ugly stuff. The point and mission of this blog is to dig deeper where others are afraid to go. This article has received a lot of interest, as indicated by the number of views so far. Many do appreciate me reporting on this story, but I definitely understand that you’re uncomfortable with it.

      Again, thank you for your comment. I hope you have a better understanding of my position.

  2. Name Withheld says:

    Googleexposed,

    OK, I can understand that you have issues with Google and have decided to blog about their shortcomings.

    I haven’t really followed your other stories, but with this particular one, I believe you are off-base assigning blame to Google and Marissa. If I were back in my freshman English class in high school and made this association as anything but a causation fallacy, I would have a big red mark on my paper.

    I believe if you can truly be objective, you will see that you aren’t being honest with yourself about the reasons you posted this. Can you honestly say that the reason you posted this was because Miss Trent said she was “afraid” of the Mayer family? Had she not said that, would this have still made your blog… I try not to make assumptions, but I’m the first to admit I’m not perfect, and I have a sneaking suspicion it would have made it here either way. Am I not right, at least a little bit?

    For the sake of argument, let’s give you the benefit of the doubt… more than you are affording Google or Marissa by your report. Per your response, let’s say that the tipping point for you was that Miss Trent said that she’s “afraid” of the Mayor family, not just Mason. To add some context, let’s provide you with a few more details, rather than only those that Miss Trent put in the police report…

    What if I told you that Miss Trent decided to stay the entire next day (and maybe even longer) of her own free will when she had an opportunity to leave and go home with a friend that morning? What if I told you by her own admission, this was the first time he had hit her? What if I told you after the incident, Mr Mayer sought counseling, stopped drinking, started attending AA, and attended anger management classes all on his own accord? What if I told you Miss Trent threatened the Mayer family herself? What if I told you Miss Trent was using this over Mr Mayer’s head to keep from breaking up with her? What if I told you Miss Trent didn’t want him to have anything to do with his family because some thought the two of them weren’t a good fit? What if I told you she only reported this several months after the occurrence, which coincidentally happened right after he broke up with her because he realized it was a bad relationship and no good could come out of it? What if I told you the restraining order was placed only after he broke up with her? What if I told you she herself doesn’t have a solid revenue source?

    Not that it changes the events of that evening, but it can paint a different picture about exactly how truthful all of her statements were. Makes you wonder about her claim of being “afraid” of the “Mayer family”.

    Now please don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that Miss Trent was not a victim that night, nor am I defending what allegedly happened or violence of any sort for that matter. Any violence that may have occurred that night is wrong. However, since this site is about Google and not domestic violence as you pointed out, my point is that due to your report and others like it there are now more victims…

    First, Google had nothing to do with this. To state otherwise is careless. Google did not make them drink that night. Google was not a topic of the argument. I’m sure Google was the farthest thing from their minds during the incident. By stating that Google was responsible for this you are turning Google into a victim… a victim to a false accusation brought on by a loose association that wouldn’t hold water with any objective thinker. It reminds me of another person’s comment that I saw that said since Mr Mayer contributed to the Democratic Party that the Democrats party is bad. Seriously? Unlike society, regardless of political party, social status, race, creed, etc., domestic violence is one thing that does not discriminate.

    Regarding Mason’s family, I understand his parents live in WI, so it’s hard to see how they could be any threat to Miss Trent. Actually, I met Mrs. Mayer once. She was very down-to-earth, kind and genuine. If you wish to condemn, condemn the action and the parties involved, not the family. I can’t imagine the pain both the Mayer and Trent families must be going through. There are no winners as a result of that evening, or in any domestic violence cases for that matter.

    As for Marissa, since this was apparently the first reported incident, do you personally know this had happened before, and if it did, that she knew about it? Would you disown your sibling if you learned about something like this, or would you try to help them? Regarding her relationship with her brother, what is worse… a sister that is a friend and stands by and supports her brother when she sees he has committed to making amends, or one that would walk away and distance herself from the negative publicity? Regarding any money Marissa may have given her brother in the past or present (assuming he didn’t have it on his own from his own investments), what do you suppose is worse… to make a large amount of money and keep it all to yourself, or to share it with your family and loved ones?

    You say that you dig deeper and find the ugly stuff about Google. In the context of this article, what can you find ugly about a woman that has worked hard to achieve her success, shared that with her family, and expresses love and compassion for her brother? To me, that is not ugliness, but beauty.

    I’m sorry to say, but in this case I think the ugliness you are attributing to Google and Marissa stems not from them, but rather from your accusation.

    If ugliness is what you seek, you are sure to find it in life… but if that’s what you seek, do be careful not to create what you seek. Far better to seek beauty and accidentally create it, than to seek ugliness and see it manifested.

    What is ugly to me is our need as a society to presume guilt by association and tear down people for things that are outside of their control because they are in the public eye. If this is what it is to reach the American Dream, I think most of us would choose to rethink that dream.

    If you choose to expose Google on their issues to make them a better company, to help the competition in a free market, or any honorable means to whatever the end may be, that’s fantastic. Heck, even if you’re there just to slander them because of some grudge, whatever… at least be honest to yourself and your readers.

    It’s your blog, and your perogotive to choose your postings. If finding stories that are on topic is your aim, I would suggest finding others that are more relevant. To me, an article like this is more about the sensation than the association. Savvy readers will hopefully see this for what it is . At the same time, we sure are a society that likes to judge… and oh how we love to spread good gossip.

    ** For the record, I am not and never have been an employee of Google, I’ve never owned any of their stock (though I wish I had), nor is anyone close to me employed by Google. If I ever make it really big, I hope to remain anonymous as I have a hard enough time scrutinizing myself, let alone the rest of the world doing it for me. As for Marissa, I have met her a few times. I can’t say that I follow her or really know too much about her. In fact, I suspect she probably doesn’t think too highly of me. I’m sure she’s got faults like all of us. What I do know is that she is an extremely dedicated and tireless worker. She came from humble beginnings. She worked hard and earned her success through years of hard work and dedication. The result of her hard work, and the hard work of many others, is what we know as Google… with all its products that have enriched and improved the lives of millions. How many of us can say that?

    Sure, Google isn’t perfect. I’m sure they have a lot of flaws which I trust you will blog about. Just like anything, I’m sure there’s arguments to be made that they could be leading to a degradation of society as we know it. Marissa isn’t perfect. I’m not perfect. Forgive me to say it, but I’d venture to guess you are not perfect. All we can do is to aspire to perfection. I hope you are on that path and this gives you a new perspective on the story and the unfair/inappropriate links it makes.

    P.S. This coming Sunday is Easter Sunday. If you’re not Christian, I hope you can at least see the story behind what judgment of your neighbor and false accusations can lead to.

    P.S.S. I’m really not a religious nut (that would be my sister). We can save that for another blog… just thought the tie-in worked!

    P.S.S.S. Remember when the P.S. was necessary? Why we still do it on computers is beyond me.

    Go in peace brother (or sister). If you find it, send some my way!

    • Hi Name Withheld:

      First of all, thanks for commenting again. Let me try to further clarify some things for you.

      I’m really curious though, why do you think that I’m holding a “grudge” or a personal “vendetta” against Google? If you don’t know me and you haven’t been following this blog extensively why would that thought even cross your mind that I’m on a mission to bring down Google over personal issues between the company and myself?

      Let me state emphatically that I’m not out to get Google over petty personal issues and my intention is never to “slander” Google. I’m very honest with my readers and open about everything I do– including with myself. I never started this blog to help another rival company or for other silly hidden motives. This blog is completely my own and its purpose is to make sure Google gets the attention it deserves. It’s to keep Google accountable for its actions and to educate the public. I feel that if people know more about this company then they can make better informed decisions whether to continue using Google products or not.

      As for this article about Marissa Mayer’s brother’s alleged attack on his girlfriend, I didn’t publish this article immediately after I learned about it. I took some time to seriously consider posting it and how it could benefit my readers. I made the decision to publish it because it strongly involved Marissa Mayer. According to the affidavit by Inspector Michael Becker, Kelli said that she’s terrified of the Mayer family. Obviously Marissa is a member of this family and so this was disturbing to read. Marissa isn’t just any employee of Google – she is a huge part of Google. I made sure to highlight and emphasize this in the introduction of my article. So when you read in a court document that a huge part of Google is a member of a family that terrifies somebody, this is noteworthy.

      Of course I don’t know the details about the relationship between the Mayer family and Kelli Ann Trent – all I could go by is what is in the court documents. This is what I went by when I decided to inform my readers about this case. It is important for the public to know about the people who have access to their most sensitive data. People are afraid that their personal data might end up in the hands of criminals and has much as this article was about domestic violence, it’s also about trust and character.

      However, you apparently know the Mayer family and have access to more details about this case. You believe that they are good people with imperfections and it’s fine you think this way. I don’t know the Mayer family, so all I could go by is what in those legal papers. Mason will have to go through the legal process and he will ultimately be judged based on what comes out from that.

      I also don’t know Ms. Trent and I don’t want to speculate about her motives for reporting the abuse done to her. Right now she is the victim and she doesn’t deserve to be dragged through the mud. Mason has the opportunity to somewhat clear his name in court. Though, nothing can excuse the despicable act allegedly committed by Mason. Kelli didn’t force him to brutally beat her and threaten to murder her. Keep in mind that victims of domestic abuse often don’t report violence done to them and they often don’t leave an abusive relationship even though it seems obvious to everyone else that they should leave. Typically, these victims stay in an abusive relationship because they are financially dependent on their partner. We know that Mason is a wealthy man and you pointed out that Kelli doesn’t have a “solid revenue source” (other than her then-partner). Let’s also not attempt to downplay what happened by blaming it on alcohol or that the abuse happened only once. It takes a certain type of person to stoop that low and once is more than enough. A lot of victims of domestic violence think they can change their men if they stay in the relationship long enough or they even start blaming themselves – “I must have made him upset”, “I shouldn’t have said that”. Sorry, but domestic violence is intolerable.

      I think it is very respectable and honorable that there are people in the world who aren’t afraid to keep companies, governments, and individuals with a lot of power and influence under constant watch. If you constantly look for only the beauty and get blinded by the façade then all it does is encourage corruption. I guess you can think of it this way – I don’t go seeking out ugliness rather I check to see that the beauty is indeed true beauty. I check the outside, the inside, and everything in between. Whistleblowers, activists, and your everyday hero make companies better – even if it exposes their flaws and embarrasses them.

      As much as I appreciate your comments, I stand by my decision to publish this article. I admire your defense of Marissa and her family – I think it shows that you are a loyal friend to them. You say that Marissa doesn’t like you very much even though you’re here defending her – I guess it’s her loss and it probably says a lot about her.

      Again, thanks and I hope you have a better understanding.

  3. Name Withheld says:

    I don’t know how Miss Trent’s statement of being “afraid” of the Mayor family went to being “terrified” in your response. Also, just because the “being afraid” statement came out in a police report doesn’t make it true or substantiated, victim or not. There are always three sides to any story, one is the truth, the other are the perceptions/biases of either side. You only reported on one side, which ironically is the thing that you say you despise about the media’s portrayal of Google.

    I tried to offer some additional information/possible viewpoints to help show that there could potentially be more to the story than just what was reported. You can not throw out other sides to the story just because someone is a victim. I am not trying to drag Miss Trent “through the mud” or diminish what happened that night, but I am also not denying the rest of the story so the Mayor family and Google can be dragged “through the mud” through these loose associations.

    As for Marissa, I stated that I met her… so have thousands of others. I am not a friend of hers. The reason I provided the background on Marissa and Google was so you could see that I wasn’t just trying to defend a friend or a company that I had some vested interest in. I have nothing to gain nor do I want anything in return from them. Just like you see a wrong in Google’s privacy policies and choose to speak out about it, I see a wrong in assigning blame where it doesn’t belong and choose to speak out about that.

    I had stated that Marissa may not think too highly of me… I honestly do not know if that is true or not, so I shouldn’t have even made that statement. Likewise, I didn’t provide any context for why that may be… perhaps I ran over her cat, maybe I did something inappropriate that would garner that reaction, or any of a million reasons that could justify it. Yet you automatically assumed it was a poor reflection of her character. Theoretically, if anyone didn’t think too highly of me (heck, I don’t think very highly of myself sometimes either), they could have good reason, and that should not reflect poorly on their character.

    I am not defending Marissa, the Mayor family, or Google for any other reason than I think that it’s wrong to assign blame to them based on what we know about this case.

    If it takes Google’s name to bring out the sad state of domestic violence, so be it. However, keep the blame focused on the act, and not a third party that was not involved. While other reports used the association to sensationalize the story, yours was the only one I’ve seen that actually went so far as to assign blame to parties that weren’t even involved in the incident and why I felt compelled to respond.

    • Hi Name Withheld:

      I’m sorry you have issue with my use of the word “terrified” in a reply to your last comment. The two words are synonyms and I didn’t place quotation marks around the word. I rather not argue over semantics.

      I reported on this story using information that is available to me – the newspaper article and the court documents. I absolutely understand that there are many sides to everything and that Mason has not been found guilty yet. There is a lot the public doesn’t know yet about this case and I suspect there are going to be some interesting revelations to come soon. I stress that Mason hasn’t been found guilty yet and that we need to let courts do their thing. Right now, though, I reported using information that is already available.

      The Mayer family is more than welcome to contact me with their side of the story and I will include it in a post to satisfy the balanced approach you feel is lacking.

      I said you shouldn’t drag Kelli through the mud because you were trying to question her motives for telling the police about her abuse. I thought this crossed the line and I felt uncomfortable about it. Domestic abuse victims don’t deserve to be questioned for notifying the police about brutal beating done to them. I wasn’t trying to stop you from giving another side to the story though, this was not my intention. I also prefer to get the Mayers’ side of the story directly from them, not from some random person who is making up all sorts of speculation about what happened.

      You said you met Marissa a few times and you know her mother. You also know a heck of lot of background information about this case that others do not. It certainly seems like you have unique access to the Mayer family that most people don’t.

      You probably said Marissa doesn’t think too highly of you because you wanted to convince people that your relationship with her is very weak so that it gives what you have to say more weight. Anyway, obviously I’m going to question the character of somebody if they aren’t nice to people who treat them well. You went through all this trouble defending her and all – gosh, what a nice friend you are. Please take note that I did write: “it PROBABLY says a lot about her”.

      Nowhere did I blame Google for the violent beating of Kelli. I already explained why I made the connections in my previous response to you.

      Frankly, what we know about this case through the legal documents is bad enough and it will be really interesting to see what will unravel soon in the courts…

  4. saintsbury says:

    Wow, he brutally beats her ( black eye) but she is not traumitized until he breaks up with her three months later, then she files charges? I bet she wants money from the guy’s sister-in fact I bet she has offered to drop the charges if he gives her a settlement- hell have no fury like a woman scorned!
    This type of trailer trash is what makes it so difficult for the real victims of domestic abuse!

    • Saintsbury:

      It’s blatantly obvious you’re 100% clueless. I’m actually tempted to delete your comment. The alleged beating occurred in late September and Mason Mayer was arrested in late November – you do the math.

      There are other factual issues with your comment but I won’t get into it. Please do not call victims hateful names on my blog. I will not continue to tolerate it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Our words & judgements are direct reflections of our character. Yours show that you have hatred & ingnorance in your heart. On this holy day, I pray that the darkness is replaced with compassion & enlightenment. Peace & truth, be with all.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Well at least your information has provided the correct months!

  6. Name Withheld says:

    Googleexposed:

    You will believe what you will. I have tried to be open and honest by sharing that I had met Marissa, and as a result you’ve turned that on me, and her, and stated my intentions in sharing that were under false pretenses of a hidden friendship you’ve devised.

    I realize it may be hard for you to understand that someone could stand up for another individual without them being a friend. I find it sad if we don’t. I could explain further to help you see that point, but believe it would be fruitless as it appears you have already made up your mind.

    Yes, I do have intimate knowledge of the case, but that doesn’t make me a friend of Marissa’s. I have only met her on three occasions and spoke to her for a duration of probably no more than 5 minutes total in my lifetime. That a friend does not one make. I’m sure Marissa can defend herself and needs no help from me. In light of the twisting path this string has taken, I can now see why one would choose to ignore accusations such as this.

    You have the ability to twist my comments, but it doesn’t make you correct. I have stated my peace. I now realize there’s nothing I can do to open your mind and heart, and for that I am sorry.

    This will be my last visit to your blog.

    • Hi Name Withheld:

      I have not twisted anything you wrote. You first told me that Marissa doesn’t think highly of you, and then you changed your mind and wanted to take this back. I just used what you wrote in your comments – please don’t blame me for your lack of clarity and incorrect information.

      You do not need to be a friend to defend somebody, I completely agree. Where exactly did I write that you’re only defending Marissa because you’re her friend? Again, everything I said about you and concluded is taken directly from what you disclosed.

      I haven’t made up my mind about anything. The trail hasn’t even started yet and Mason hasn’t been found guilty yet. The information used in this particular post of mine is information that has been made available to me. The Mayers will always have the option to contact me to get their side of what happened understood. If you’re just going to throw your hands up in the air and not bother then don’t accuse me of not being fair. I don’t have it out for anybody – I’m simply seeking the truth for my readers.

      I’m sorry you had to leave in this way. You were ambiguous but also provided interesting information. I’m glad that you had to chance to defend the Mayers.

      Thank you for your brief visit to my blog.

      • Terry says:

        wait… You base this whole connection to Google on what Kelli said about the Mayer family? “Family” can be a pretty fuzzy term. Maybe You could be considered “related”. Maybe law should work that way: a John Doe commited felony – arrest all Doe’s.

        Anyhow, i believe the point of this story is that nobody but yourself should maintain your personal information.

  7. Hi Terry:

    The “Mayer family” is quite specific and it refers to Mason’s family. You will see how the family is more closely connected to this case in the near future.

    In order to use their products or services – I believe honest, ethical, trustworthy companies may utilize only necessary personal information of mine after receiving my full permission. I’m sure you would agree this is reasonable as well.

    Thanks for your comment.

    • Terry says:

      I quit my Google account (email, bookmarks, docs and everything) after the recent big change to their profile policy, because I didn’t want to support data harvesting. (but i’m still using their search… damnit)
      Google is a company that’s become an icon. Companies are like machines that you can’t turn off. My major concern and discomfort comes from this fact and that they’re heavily promoting/supporting business and advertising, which has grown to criminal proportions. I’m so critical of the advertising business, because spam and malware are directly linked to it.

      Criticising without providing alternatives is tiring, so, I’ll stop. I mean, they’re just people and need to make a living. A job is a job, right? No hard feelings.

      In the meantime, i’ll try to create some alternatives.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I think everyone agrees that Google is not responsible for their employees , families behavior! There are three sides to every story his, her’s and the truth. I am sure the truth will come out at trial. There are many details that have yet to be disclosed. I am sure Ms. Trent will hire an attorney for a civil suit as soon as she can.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    I’m confused. Who took the pictures if she didn’t go the police for months?

    • Hi Anonymous:

      According to a source, Kelli took dozens of photos of herself and sent them to a few of her close friends and the Mayer family. Kelli went to the police in early November, so only a month and a few days had gone by since the beating.

  11. Anonymous says:

    That is interesting. Wonder why she did that. If she took the pictures herself will they be admissable in a court. And for your information Mason did work. I worked with him for several years in Mpls

    • Anonymous says:

      only a month after a brutal beating-there is something that just is not righ
      t with her story.

      • Namaste says:

        So you worked with him 8 years ago before Google went public? Correct.

        Who wouldn’t take pictures? Please read the follow-up story on this blog and the Court Documents provided by SFAppeal in which a witness corroborates her account. And then comment to where you are confused. Because your confusion and lack of clarity is confusing in itself. You seem to not want to believe your friend is the monster he is. Let the trial show you the facts. Once the witnesses and evidence are available I am sure you will no longer be confused. Maybe in disbelief, but not confused.

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