"I loved him so much that I would have climbed Everest with a violet on my nose for him": the story of Joyce McKinney's mad passionPictolic
What can a woman do for love? The story of the mad passion of Joyce McKinney, who hunted for her lover for many years, proves that for a lot.
How did a smart and quiet girl who lost her virginity at the age of 25 become the hero of a sex scandal? Why did a beauty queen fall in love with a Mormon and was ready to follow him to the end of the world? How did this crazy story of passionate love end, which the media turned into a porn thriller? Read in our material.
Most love stories, as a rule, tell about lofty feelings, devotion and self-sacrifice. But sometimes the feeling is mixed up with selfishness, insane passion, cruelty and even crime. One of the most striking and ambiguous examples is the story of Joyce McKinney's mad love for Kirk Anderson.
How it all started
Joyce McKinney in her youth.
Already an adult Joyce with her parents.
Smart and beautiful McKinney received two diplomas at once: first she graduated from the University of North Carolina, and then from Brigham University in Utah, where her family moved to permanent residence. It was the very center of the Mormon community. The year 1975 was fatal not only for her, but also for Kirk Anderson-the beginning of a mad, criminal and all-consuming love. Joyce passionately desired a young and shy parishioner from the Mormon sect.
The flame of love
Kirk Andeson did not give the impression of a standard of male beauty. He was a rather plump, above average height, shy and angular son of a janitor. Despite this, Joyce McKinney was possessed by a mad passion. She was already making plans for the future, coming up with names for joint children and could not think of options for further life without the object of her passion. As a result, a 19-year-old guy could not refuse a 25-year-old blonde beauty.
Joyce McKinney and Kirk Anderson
In pursuit of happiness
When Kirk repented to his confessor, the members of the Mormon sect decided that the young man urgently needed to be saved and taken away from this "sinful" relationship. On the instructions of the elders, the young man went to California to carry the Word of God to the parishioners there as a missionary.
Representatives of the Mormon community.
This time it was very difficult for the girl to find out where her lover had disappeared. I had to hire private detectives. But, despite their efforts, they could not find the young man. The money was running out, and attempts to find Kirk ended in nothing. Joyce went to Hollywood with the hope of making a career there, becoming a star and earning the necessary funds.
Alas, Hollywood rejected the blonde in love. Then the persistent beauty decided to earn some money by participating in dubious photo shoots for indecent magazines. Later, these photos will be published by almost all the media of the Old and New World.
In her quest to possess the person she loved, Joyce McKinney stopped at nothing. She even started working as a call girl in order to get money for detectives and find her lover, but in principle she engaged exclusively in oral sex with clients. If they wanted a classic contact, a Russian student Lola came to the aid of Joyce.
First of all, a passionate and loving woman tried to free Kirk from the influence of Mormon ideology. She wanted to make her lover "happy" in the proper sense of the word. The search for Anderson was still successful, but Joyce needed an assistant to achieve her goal.
Joyce McKinney and her accomplice in the kidnapping, Keith May, who is in love with her
Abduction of a loved one
This happened on September 14, 1977. According to Joyce, Kirk, when he saw her, was incredibly happy and immediately got into the car to follow his beloved. However, the Mormon himself told a completely different story: a man approached him and, threatening him with a gun, ordered him to follow him. When he got into the car, they put him to sleep with chloroform, and he woke up in a house.
And in the cozy love nest, everything was already ready for the welcome guest. Favorite dishes, drinks, a luxurious bed. And so that the guest did not suddenly decide to leave this "paradise", he was handcuffed with a long chain.
Joyce McKinney warned her chosen one that he would stay here for one, two or three months until he became pregnant. After three days of lovemaking, the exhausted Kirk vowed to marry Joyce. The woman believed and released the prisoner.
But the treacherous lover immediately ran away and went to the police for help. Three days later, a couple of kidnappers were arrested.
The British media made a sensation out of the sex scandal
Joyce took the first lines of the newspapers, became the main character of the British news. Journalists, having fun, put forward dozens of versions, trying to understand how an average-sized girl weighing 50 kg could rape a man under two meters tall and weighing 107 kg? Whole bags of letters from enthusiastic men with appeals were brought to Joyce's cell: "Hang me!" — with an indication of the address and an attached detailed description of how to get there.
With the scandal, indecent pictures of Joyce surfaced, which she took to earn money for detectives.
Trial and Escape
Under British law, Joyce McKinney and Keith May could be punished for kidnapping and illegal imprisonment with the use of a fake firearm. The accusation of actual rape was rejected — there was no such type of crime as the rape of a man by a woman in the Criminal Code of this country.
A sobbing Joyce hides from annoying reporters.
Another meeting with a loved one
The unexpected and final meeting of the madly in love Joyce and the fanatically devoted Mormon Kirk took place in 1984 at one of Anderson's sermons in Salt Lake City. He immediately recognized his "tormentor" in the crowd of parishioners and reported to the police. During the arrest, a chain and handcuffs were found in McKinney's car.
Joyce McKinney after her arrest in 1984.
The film "Tabloid"
In 2010, the world once again remembered the "abductor of men". Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris made a film "Tabloid", in which he tried to trace the fate of the main characters of those events. What do they say and think about the events of those days more than 30 years later?
Kirk Anderson got a wife and children and flatly refused to meet with documentary filmmakers. The Mormon preacher has permanently erased from his memories those three days in the "love nest". And Joyce was enthusiastic about shooting a film about herself. The 60-year-old woman is still sure that Kirk loved her. She never created a family, because she didn't need anyone except her Mormon.
60-year-old Joyce McKinney in the documentary "Tabloid".
It is difficult to assess this sensational story at the time. For some, Joyce McKinney is a sexually obsessed maniac, whose place is in a madhouse. And for others, this is a story about great love and a woman who is ready to do anything for her. Everyone can see what they want in this "saga", it depends on how you look at it.