Laurence de Mello
| Laurence de Mello |
(investigative journalist, researcher)
|Residence||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Interests|| • Martin Bormann|
• John Ainsworth-Davis
• Harold Goulding
• Diana Spencer/Death
• David Kelly/Death
• deep politics
Laurence de Mello is a British deep politics researcher based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Laurence Laura Helen Pereira de Mello is in investigative journalist, researcher and Wikispooks editor. Under the pseudonym 'Ami de Creighton' she helped John Ainsworth-Davis by finishing, producing and publishing The Mountbatten Report.
In 2006 de Mello was approached by John Ainsworth-Davis, who had an unfinished manuscript of what was later to be published as The Mountbatten Report. de Mello was initially emailed information from Ainsworth-Davis after he knew de Mello was conducting an intensive investigation on Martin Bormann and Odessa. She was residing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Davis intended to get the manuscript to her without the knowledge of his UK literary agent at Curtis Brown, whom de Mello now believes to be a UK deep state operative tasked with eventing the leaking of more information about his covert work and the escape of Bormann.
De Mello claims she accompanied Ainsworth-Davis to a meeting at the London offices of literary agents Curtis Brown in late summer 2012, where she witnessed Ainsworth-Davis being shouted at and bullied into signing a film option contract, which would basically prevent Davis from writing again, either as himself, or as Christopher Creighton, unless fully controlled by Curtis Brown.
At the time, Ainsworth-Davis had told de Mello that the exclusive option advance negotiated by Curtis Brown, for the film rights of his work The Paladin (co-authored with Brian Garfield of Deathwish fame) was to be in the region of half a million US dollars. During the strained 2012 meeting, de Mello was tempted to intervene and stop the signing due to the fact Ainsworth-Davis kept insisting he did not want to sign. "It would have been so easy to intervene and say “enough, let’s go Christopher”, but who was I to stop a frail elderly gentleman from receiving half a million dollars, a sum which could have helped make him more comfortable in his last few years, it turned out to be one of the most painful regrets of my life".
Days later, a 'distressed' Creighton called de Mello, it was then that she learned that the agent at Curtis Brown had not only forced the 86 year old to sign an option to tie up all Creighton’s work or writings for the next three years, but the "exclusive" period amounted to the miserly total sum of US$8000 (US$4000 for each 18 month period). The contract termed by de Mello as "wholly unconscionable" also removed his rights to story control or even a credit with his name on any film made from his work or associated with his operational name ‘Christopher Creighton’ in perpetuity. The contract was connected to the US film production company Big Kidd Pictures, although de Mello is not sure if the American producers were complicit with the unconscionable contract, the verbal abuse she witnessed at the Curtis Brown offices, or the paltry amount of eight thousand US dollars, for which Creighton was tied up in his last years.
In June 2012 the same Curtis Brown agent emailed de Mello threatening to sue her if she did not 'immediately withdraw’ the work she did with Creighton The Mountbatten Report. She then met with him in person at The Haymarket Hotel bar in London, where she claims he was not only threatening, but extremely nervous, insisting that she reveal to him when, how and why Creighton had contacted her and what he had shared with her. The meeting ended abruptly when she said she would reveal nothing without the consent of Creighton. The agent was also upset when Creighton revealed to him that he had already given the rights to make OpJB (Operation James Bond) into a film and series of documentaries to Laurence de Mello, through a business partnership and company they had set up only weeks before the controversial Curtis Brown 2012 meeting.
De Mello states "it’s sickening to think the very person who should have protected Creighton's work and fight for his rights, was the same person that disrespected and deceived him in his last years. It’s even more shocking to know this person had not only previously received the highly respected 'Literary Agent of The Year Award', he had also been the President of 'The Association of Authors and Agents', so what should one take from that? I know what I take from it!"
In 2014 de Mello was approached by Jill Goulding, the granddaughter of Commander Harold Goulding DSO. Jill had found a stash of 'Top Secret' and 'Most Secret' British naval intelligence files in her mother's attic, that had not been seen since Goulding's mysterious death in 1945. Within these files they discovered evidence that John Ainsworth-Davis had been trained by Commander Goulding in small fast boats for covert ops. These documents included a transcription of the the militarily disastrous Dieppe Raid held less than 48 hours after the event. It lends some support to Ainsworth-Davis' claim that the event may have been staged as a black-op for intelligence purposes.
Death of Princess Diana
- Full article: Diana Princess of Wales/Death
- Full article: Diana Princess of Wales/Death
In July 2015 the dying investigative writer John Morgan agreed with Laurence de Mello that she should co author his current book Judicial Corruption. The book will focus mainly on the many suspicious failures of Lord Justice Scott Baker, the inquest coroner into Diana's death. This work will be part 7 of a series of forensic reports into the inquest into the 1997 Paris crash that killed Diana, Princess of Wales, her lover Dodi al Fayed and their driver Henri Paul.