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Tech Entrepreneur’s Dismembered Body Found in Luxury Manhattan Condo

Friends identified the victim as Fahim Saleh, and law enforcement officials said that an electric saw had been found near his torso.

One of the law enforcement officials said a surveillance camera had captured video of Mr. Saleh in the building’s elevator with another person who was wearing a black suit and black mask. On the video, the elevator door opens and Mr. Saleh goes into the apartment, the official said. The masked person follows directly behind him, and the two immediately start to struggle, the official said.

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by Anonymousreply 208Last Saturday at 7:13 AM

Sorry I just found someone had already started a thread.

by Anonymousreply 107/15/2020

OP, did you even bother to search? Did you even . . . etc., etc., etc.

by Anonymousreply 207/15/2020

Link to other thread?

by Anonymousreply 307/15/2020

Russians

by Anonymousreply 407/15/2020
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by Anonymousreply 507/15/2020

Murderer Arrested

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by Anonymousreply 607/17/2020

Posting here because DL is a POS and I can’t post past 400 on the other one. Yes, new iPhone and 5G.

I think a possibility is that he and the killer had a side relationship. This 21yo was definitely not qualified to be a chief of staff of this guy’s company, PA yes COS no. I think maybe the killer came over for a hookup.

by Anonymousreply 707/17/2020

was the guy who butchered him black?

by Anonymousreply 807/17/2020

How the hell could they charge that freak with only 2nd degree murder?

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by Anonymousreply 907/17/2020

R8 yes

R9 there is no way that was spur of the moment

by Anonymousreply 1007/17/2020

In NY, first degree murder is reserved for the killing of police officers. All other murders are second degree murder or lesser charges (manslaughter)

by Anonymousreply 1107/17/2020

Tyrese and Devon are the Blackest names that ever Blacked.

I suspect he didn't have an Harvard MBA, so he must have had other "qualifications".

by Anonymousreply 1207/17/2020

R12 he had 8+ inches of qualifications

by Anonymousreply 1307/17/2020

On a grand scale, homophobia is probably the culprit here. Two closet cases fucking, both from highly homophobic cultures... the relationship implodes and ends in murder.

by Anonymousreply 1407/17/2020

Did he die?

by Anonymousreply 1507/17/2020

R15 he’s fine, he sends his love.

by Anonymousreply 1607/17/2020

[quote] Did he die?

No Rose. He's living happily ever after

by Anonymousreply 1707/17/2020

Thank you, OP, because I haven’t been able to comment in the other thread since comment 400. The page reloads as soon as I try to click in the reply box.

Just like the Comunale case, I strongly suspect there’s a gay angle. And not necessarily that there was any gay sex; just the undercurrent. Interestingly, comments online seem to acknowledge this is possible. Someone mentioned that they saw photos of Saleh’s long term GF and that Haspil didn’t seem gay.

by Anonymousreply 1807/18/2020

I just don’t understand how Haspil was a “personal assistant”. Perhaps younger people are different, but I’d say that most of the time, men want women in that role. I also wonder how Haspil was supposedly working for globetrotting Saleh when he was also attending Hofstra in Long Island. When did he go to classes? How can a college kid do anything for a CEO?

Also, now it’s reported that the person who found him was a cousin?

by Anonymousreply 1907/18/2020

Where do you live, r7?

by Anonymousreply 2007/18/2020

The young black guy is going to use the sexual relationship as a defense.

by Anonymousreply 2107/18/2020

I disagree with r501 on the other thread. Unless I missed something, how can you speak with such authority on what happened?

The building resentment and inequality you state with such assurance—like it’s somehow the victim’s fault he was murdered because he was successful and made more money than his employee.

People like you really rub me the wrong way.

by Anonymousreply 2207/18/2020

R20, I live in New York and have the same problem. It seems when a thread is very popular/populated, it becomes impossible to post. Same as r7, iPhone and 5G (although I’m usually on WiFi)

by Anonymousreply 2307/18/2020

R19: "You want me to give you a blow job and a new pair of Gucci loafers, then first pick up my dry cleaning."

I assume this is how it worked.

by Anonymousreply 2407/18/2020

Just read that he took a corporate credit card from the apartment and used it to rent a car to go buy all the dismemberment supplies. I thought he'd just Ubered on his own card. This is unfolding as something qualitatively different than stupid as I'd first concluded. It seems like such a statement MO and killing. I wonder if he's dying to tell a story to the police and the world.

Since he was the creator of comic books with repetitive rape and murder themes, of course I now wonder if Salah had been raped while incapacitated.

by Anonymousreply 2507/18/2020

R24, no doubt. I saw mention somewhere, of Tyrese walking the dog. “Executive assistant” my fat fanny. He was a chore boy and made Saleh seem woke

by Anonymousreply 2607/18/2020

Well R22, I won't get ANY sleep tonight.

I just stated the facts and interpreted them. Seems some people agree with me. I don't know where your stupid ass got blaming the victim. He was probably oblivious.

by Anonymousreply 2707/18/2020

r19, Saleh was only 33. The young tech guys with startups might have only have one or two of their bros as employees until they hit it big. He wasn't the typical old white male CEO of yesteryear you're envisioning, with an office full of staff, who exercises his misogyny by relegating the assistant role to a female.

Agree r14. The youth murderer is only 21 and he's probably just beginning to reconcile his sexuality as a gay black man. The debt probably ignited deep resentment and the realization that they were both using and trapping each other.

It will be fascinating to see the true nature of their dealings in court. They had an extremely intense relationship for it to last almost five years, at their respective ages especially. And for it to end such a dramatic way.

by Anonymousreply 2807/18/2020

R28, you may be right. I haven’t seen many women on any of his IG. It’s one big sausage fest. Women looking pretty at parties and making him food. That sounds about right for his cultural background. Any women in his office photos? Didn’t see any.

So very woke, not bossing a woman around.

by Anonymousreply 2907/18/2020

Might it also be that the kid came up with all or one of “their” ideas (e.g. the motor scooter version of Uber).

Being young, naive and not knowing how to actualize it himself, young Tyrese might have felt he was “entitled” to a piece of his partner’s success.

Found out the hard way he wasn’t.

by Anonymousreply 3007/18/2020

“all or part of one. . .”

by Anonymousreply 3107/18/2020

Tyrese pleads NOT GUILTY

by Anonymousreply 3207/20/2020

Thats the thing though r30, Tyrese was greatly enjoying the Fahim's success already. Fahim was paying the kid's bills and even putting up with his stealing. That's what leads me to think their disagreement involved more than just money.

by Anonymousreply 3307/20/2020

Link to original thread. We’re officially PART TWO! Squeeee!!!

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by Anonymousreply 3407/20/2020

Was asking about Saleh's social life in the previous thread. Any sign of friends, girlfriends or whatever? Work-Family, were Tyrese and his sister the extent of his interactions?

by Anonymousreply 3507/20/2020

Tyrese probably had fewer gay issues than Saleh--him of the social media where the only women are sisters and they are probably pretty intrusive.

Tyrese apparently paid the bills, so more than a chore boy, but probably not an executive assistant. Much is made of Saleh being some visionary, but basically he's like the guy who invented fart in a can. Yes, a lot of people wish that seized on something that obvious, but no it isn't visionary. Uber has failed in a lot of countries because of corruption, cartelization of taxis, etc---so, of course he had problems in Nigeria and clearly he didn't read the business press. The prankcall app also wasn't well thought through---people are less willing to take that kind of joke than decades ago and he was facing court time.

Neither of these guys was very bright and both were basically grifters. Saleh has a family who thinks he's Bezos, but he's basically just a salesman spewing silly entrepreneurial memes. At some point, he and the condo were going to face bankruptcy. Tyrese had a tragic upbringing, losing a parent to madness, being alienated and angry w/o an outlet. I wouldn't be surprised if they both took advantage of each other in different ways. Not condoning the murder but not accepting some kind of simple narrative.

by Anonymousreply 3607/20/2020

Tyrese’s legal aid lawyers are asking the public to “keep an open mind” and hinting that this is a complicated case and there will be more facts coming out.

What mitigating factors could there possibly be to justify their client stabbing, beheading and dismembering his victim?

by Anonymousreply 3707/20/2020

Tyrese's lawyers saying "there's more to this story" is just weird. WTF else could be there with video evidence?

by Anonymousreply 3807/20/2020

I suspect the "gay" defense coming up (i.e. "he made a pass at me").

by Anonymousreply 3907/20/2020

Gay panic is not a legal defense in NY anymore

by Anonymousreply 4007/20/2020

R37, they always say that. I can’t imagine how they’re going to spin it, but they’ll come up with something.

I’m imagining the “troubled youth” defense or race.

by Anonymousreply 4107/20/2020

He was coerced by a dangerous Nigerian cartel to kill Saleh!

by Anonymousreply 4207/20/2020

I still haven’t heard, was the killer Nigerian or have Nigerian ties? Does it loop back to Jussie somehow?

by Anonymousreply 4307/20/2020

What's that term Mrs Patsy Ramsey uses? A foreign syndicate?

by Anonymousreply 4407/20/2020

R43, he’s of Haitian descent, I saw somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 4507/20/2020

Saleh seems like a very kind man, making Tyrese pay back the money he stole instead of giving him up to the police. But he could have been in financial trouble. His motorcycle ubers were clogging the already crowded Nigerian streets so the Nigerian authorities banned them. That could have meant the difference between millions in the bank and sudden debt.

by Anonymousreply 4607/20/2020

Tyrese's possible defense: "Saleh was fascinated by my new taser and insisted I zap him with it so he could see what it feels like. But when I reluctantly complied, he freaked out and grabbed a knife and attempted to stab me. In self-defense, I was able to wrest the knife away and stab him instead. Afterwards, I got scared no one would believe me (being a young black man), so I decided to try and hide the body."

by Anonymousreply 4707/20/2020

They both reached for the taser.

by Anonymousreply 4807/20/2020

Tyrese's defense:

It was a sex game. He wanted me to tase him in the elevator and then stab and dismember him and flee when I got caught in the act.

by Anonymousreply 4907/20/2020

Pop

Six

Squish

Uh uh

Tyrese

Saleh

by Anonymousreply 5007/20/2020

“All the cool kids on YouTube are doing it, we should try it!”

by Anonymousreply 5107/20/2020

“My client fatally stabbed a guy and cut his body into pieces but please keep an open mind!”

by Anonymousreply 5207/20/2020

Tyrese's defense: crazy mother, chaotic childhood, sexually exploited by Saleh when he was a minor, and Saleh generally being a "dick" (evident from his entrepreneur-speak).

by Anonymousreply 5307/20/2020

i think he might use the gay panic defense. Or accused him of molesting him when he's a minor. Os sexual harassment. Or all three.

by Anonymousreply 5407/20/2020

There's something Urkel-ish about Tyrese.

by Anonymousreply 5507/20/2020

Someone on the other thread said that the "gay panic" defense is no longer legal in NY.

This is starting to remind me of remind of the Dominican nanny who slashed two little toddlers to death in a bathtub as the mother walked in with their sister.

The nanny was schizophrenic and living in dire economic circumstances. She owed money for some get rich quick scheme selling makeup. The family was oblivious to the economic disparity (instead of a cash holiday gift, she was given a used designer jacket pulled from the closet. Mental illness, financial stressors, a taste of the good life, with a large dose of envy and resentment tossed into the mix makes for some pretty volatile circumstances.

by Anonymousreply 5607/20/2020

Tyrese's defense:

We were testing out a new app.

by Anonymousreply 5707/20/2020

Well, I guess the Lord needed a headless, limbless angel in heaven. Tyrese was merely a vessel to bring this pure soul up to the skies.

by Anonymousreply 5807/20/2020

So is this one of those cases that'll go to trial immediately or do we have to wait until all sides are ready in like 2023?

by Anonymousreply 5907/20/2020

It will probably never go to trial. The suspect will probably take a deal. But the trial would be interesting to say the least.

by Anonymousreply 6007/20/2020

Don't be so sure about that. The stabbin' nanny went on trial several years after the crime. She was hospitalized until competent to stand trial. She insisted on a defense of mental incompetence, but it didn't work out for her.

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by Anonymousreply 6107/20/2020

Was he released without bail?...

by Anonymousreply 6207/20/2020

He’s being held without bail, R62.

by Anonymousreply 6307/20/2020

R56, yes! While I can’t ever condone what she did, I had a teeny measure of sympathy for Ortega. These NYC moms have an almost adversarial relationship with the nannies. My SIL gave her nanny a regifted booze basket for Christmas. I was on friendly terms with the nanny (who spilled a lot of tea about SIL, subsequent to this offense!) who was beside herself. She was expecting a gift of cash (as is customary) so she could buy her own children Xmas presents. That’s the kind of thing these heedless selfish people do. Not that anyone deserves to be savagely murdered, but there is definitely resentment.

by Anonymousreply 6407/20/2020

Agree with r36

by Anonymousreply 6507/20/2020

R43 OMG, Jussie is involved? Damn, that boy gets around and knows all the Nigerians.

by Anonymousreply 6607/20/2020

[quote]i think he might use the gay panic defense.

Gurl.... even if he could use gay panic defense, it would be DOA because you cannot be in a panic after you've been fucking someone regularly for 5 years!

My theory is they became jealous of each other. Tyrese was wining and dining other boys on Fahim's dime when he was overseas. Dicking down random twinks all over the fancy condo. Fahim busted him and sprung that 30 year payment plan on his ass, threatening to report him to law enforcement. Tyrese could not take being a house boy/in-house dick indefinitely, and lost it.

I expect his lawyers to work the false imprisonment/indentured servitude angle, especially with Tyrese being a young black man from a broken home in today's social climate. An even more intriguing defense would be Fahim threatening Tyrese's life if he disobeyed him. He could have easily had some Nigerians carry out a hit.

by Anonymousreply 6707/20/2020

INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISSSSSSSSSM!

by Anonymousreply 6807/21/2020

Is Tyrese in suicide watch in jail?

by Anonymousreply 6907/21/2020

Tyrese grew up in Valley Stream. I wonder if he used to turn tricks in the men's room at the Green Acres Mall?

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by Anonymousreply 7007/21/2020

[quote] i think he might use the gay panic defense. Or accused him of molesting him when he's a minor. Os sexual harassment. Or all three.

The second one is most likely, which is basically the one that abused woman use. It's the "Burning Bed" defense, and it basically allows a gruesome revenge type killing even years after and even if planned out.

by Anonymousreply 7107/21/2020

I don't know, his arms and legs and head just fell off. Weird huh?

by Anonymousreply 7207/21/2020

Stop posting NY Times articles, you have to subscribe to read them.

by Anonymousreply 7307/21/2020

So he's like Silly Lilly

by Anonymousreply 7407/21/2020

R73, go to your local library's website, all the periodicals are free online there.

by Anonymousreply 7507/21/2020

Saleh's nationality was Arab, a culture that is known to be very classist towards sub-Saharan Africans. Not saying Saleh was necessarily cruel to Tyrese, but the hierarchy between Arabs and Africans (in this case African Americans) is unmistakable. It could be, as well intentioned as Saleh might have been, he or his family held his benevolence over the young man's head like a sword until on day the guy snapped.

by Anonymousreply 7607/21/2020

Saleh was Bangladeshi

by Anonymousreply 7707/21/2020

Since some posters decided to ruin the other thread with their endless unfunny snark about this very serious case and the thread is now closed due to it reaching 600 posts., I'm bumping this.

Any new developments? Has it been revealed if Fahim and his much younger assistant were lovers?

by Anonymousreply 7807/21/2020

Has rapidly aging British actor Riz Ahmed been contacted about playing Fahim? A perfect role for him, he has the same buggy eyes and is slight and thin like Fahim was.

Riz's career is now in the shitter. Any role would be welcome. He's doesn't have any important upcoming roles. Before the pandemic, he was auditioning for roles and not getting any. Riz tried to revitalize his music career, that hasn't gone very well. He had a music tour scheduled, which was cancelled due the Covid-19 crisis. That Emmy he won sure hasn't helped.

The rumours about Riz sexually assaulting his female fans were being discussed again and he's living, once again, with a much younger secret American GF in his new posh London apartment. Riz lives with a parade of different women every few years, he lures them away from NYC, moves them into his London apartment, yet never acknowledges he has a GF. They are treated like secret mistresses. He's also addicted to porn and escorts.

Come to think of it, a movie about Riz's own weirdo life might be interesting. His squeaky clean positive woke public persona is nowhere near his actual sordid oddball private life. So many people have skeletons in their closets.

by Anonymousreply 7907/21/2020

[ quote]endless unfunny snark about this very serious case

Where the fuck do you think you went astray in your misguided effort to investigate "The Datalounge?" Are you one of Saleh's clueless, misguided Bangladeshi relatives?

by Anonymousreply 8007/21/2020

damn r79 tell us how you really feel about Riz

I dont think there have been any new developments about the murderer and victim's relationship, yet. But whatever comes out will be juicy as hell.

I just hope this doesn't turn into an Aaron Hernandez trial where all the gay shit is kept top secret. His family better let the teas be spilled!

by Anonymousreply 8107/21/2020

R76 he was not Arab he was south Asian

by Anonymousreply 8207/21/2020

[quote]Haspil left behind some clues: He used a credit card to purchase the saw...

That is one stupid schvartze!

"Law & Order" shows have been on tv for thirty years and and this brother uses a credit card to buy the murder weapon???

by Anonymousreply 8307/21/2020

R83 Are you saying a poverty of TV is leading to bad choices that would have obviously not been made otherwise if everyone had free and equal access?

by Anonymousreply 8407/21/2020

[quote]"Law & Order" shows have been on tv for thirty years

He's was born in 1999!

by Anonymousreply 8507/21/2020

Yes, r84. My post was a plea for free cable in the next Coronavirus Stimulus bill.

by Anonymousreply 8607/21/2020

Again, did Saleh have any friends? I see no sign.

by Anonymousreply 8707/22/2020

other than his family, the people he did business with overseas seemed to know him well. seems like he was away from home working a lot. He probably didn't have a lot of time for local friends.

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by Anonymousreply 8807/22/2020

[Quote]Saleh was Bangladeshi

Yes, I know his ethnicity was Bangladeshi, but he was born in Saudi Arabia and partly raised there.

by Anonymousreply 8907/22/2020

Doesn't make him Arab, r89.

by Anonymousreply 9007/22/2020

R90, I didn't say it makes him Arab. I'm saying he may have embraced the culture or been influenced by it. Arab culture looks down on blacks. It could be he was helping the guy out all the while letting him know that he was a subordinate. It might not even been him. Maybe the parents let it be known they were no fans of the PA.

by Anonymousreply 9107/22/2020

Played at his funeral

"I Will Dismember You"

By Sarah McLachlan

by Anonymousreply 9207/22/2020

Arabs and Bangladeshis both look down on women and blacks.

by Anonymousreply 9307/22/2020

I just wanna see Jharrel Jerome and Riz Ahmed do hot passionate sex scenes together!

by Anonymousreply 9407/22/2020

How in the world did Saleh not recognize his employee in the elevator? I know he was covered up, but wouldn't you be able to tell by how they move or their body type? I once ran into my mom on the slopes on a ski trip. It was a spur of the moment trip. She had no I idea I would be there, but she recognized me from the back, even though I was bundled up and I was wearing my bf's gear.

by Anonymousreply 9507/22/2020

Tyrese's defense:

He didn't recognize me!

by Anonymousreply 9607/22/2020

r95 IIRC from the reports I have read, Saleh knew it was Tyrese in the elevator and they exchanged words before they entered the condo and the attack started.

by Anonymousreply 9707/22/2020

Does this guy have any family? If he uses a Public Defender, he will likely advise him to take some shitty deal that will leave him worse off than if he pleaded non guilty and let the chips fall. His only hope is if some attorney, who wants to make a name for himself, takes the case. Someone slip him Casey Anthony's number.

by Anonymousreply 9807/22/2020

Why? He’s a violent murderer.

by Anonymousreply 9907/22/2020

Aaron Hernandez was a violent murderer as well. I wonder if Mr. Baez, who also repped Casey Anthony, is aware of this case.

r99 I think their relationship will turn out to be way more than meets the eye, which will work in Tyrese's favor if he has good lawyer. There are too many usual factors already, the fact that the young man was carrying on with Saleh for so long, who is 10+ years his senior and rich, since he was 16. That already raises red flags to me. Saleh's intentions for him may have been less than pure.

by Anonymousreply 10007/22/2020

Aaron Hernandez was a violent murderer as well. I wonder if Mr. Baez, who also repped Casey Anthony, is aware of this case.

r99 I think their relationship will turn out to be way more than meets the eye, which will work in Tyrese's favor if he has good lawyer. There are too many usual factors already, the fact that the young man was carrying on with Saleh for so long, who is 10+ years his senior and rich, since he was 16. That already raises red flags to me. Saleh's intentions for him may have been less than pure.

by Anonymousreply 10107/22/2020

So when are we going to find out if they were involved or not? I want answers.

by Anonymousreply 10207/23/2020

Someone needs to leak some pics.

by Anonymousreply 10307/23/2020

Tyrese lived in a $15,000/ month apartment and had his own business. The fact that he grew up in foster care and was a minor when they met is suspect.

by Anonymousreply 10407/23/2020

Are you implying that Saleh adopted him as a foster child?

Because if you aren't, I am.

by Anonymousreply 10507/23/2020

Saleh’s family is going to bury any insinuation that there was any impropriety.

But just like the Comunale case, I think we are perfectly capable of sniffing out the gay angle.

by Anonymousreply 10607/23/2020

[quote]Saleh’s family is going to bury any insinuation that there was any impropriety.

They sure will. But if there was any kind of relationship between them that included sex, they will have a hard time proving it didnt start from the beginning when he was underage.

by Anonymousreply 10707/23/2020

[quote] What mitigating factors could there possibly be to justify their client stabbing, beheading and dismembering his victim?

I don’t know, maybe he changed the TV channel right in the middle of Gone With The Wind?

I can’t speak for this guy, but if my husband does that one more time....

by Anonymousreply 10807/24/2020

[Quote][R95] IIRC from the reports I have read, Saleh knew it was Tyrese in the elevator and they exchanged words before they entered the condo and the attack started.

That's not what I saw on the news broadcasts. According to them the video shows Tyrese entered the elevator with Saleh and pressed a different floor. Why would he pretend to go to another floor if Saleh recognized him? The video also shows Saleh fell, but does not show why he fell. If Tyrese had tased him at that point, it would have been obvious on the video tape.

Two lives lost, one of them hunky...what a shame.

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[quote] According to them the video shows Tyrese entered the elevator with Saleh and pressed a different floor.

I've only stayed in one apartment in which the elevator opened directly, but to access that floor, you needed a key, unlike a regular elevator, where you just press a button.

If you had a guest and the doorman wasn't on duty to key the elevator, they called from the lobby and you would press the button outside the elevator to call the elevator (or ride downstairs and get them). As additional security, the elevator door had a lock on it, which we kept unlocked during the day, which I suppose was not terribly safe, but it never caused a problem.

With today's technology, I would assume you would restrict floor access with a key card, keypad, or even a fingerprint reader.

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by Anonymousreply 11007/24/2020

Saleh was cute too...maybe he secretly recorded Tyrese fucking him and was threatening to put that shit online if he kept acting out

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by Anonymousreply 11107/24/2020

Tons of educated Nigerians, who would have lept at the opportunity to be his assistant and would not have fucked up the gig.

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by Anonymousreply 11207/24/2020

Unless they worked for Jussie.

by Anonymousreply 11307/24/2020

He was cutting off the assistant's funds and probably boasted about it.

by Anonymousreply 11407/24/2020

"If you cut off my funds, I'll cut off your limbs and head! Don't try me, ho!"

by Anonymousreply 11507/24/2020

[quote]But just like the Comunale case, I think we are perfectly capable of sniffing out the gay angle.

I never read those threads. Cliffs?

by Anonymousreply 11607/24/2020

Here

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by Anonymousreply 11707/24/2020

My son was a confirmed, happy bachelor and had many girlfriends! He just hadn’t met the *right one* yet!

by Anonymousreply 11807/24/2020

I asked for cliffs. You want me to read the whole thread, r117? Never mind. I'm good.

by Anonymousreply 11907/24/2020

R119, the first 5 posts in the thread tell you every thing you need to know, sparky.

by Anonymousreply 12007/24/2020

Saleh was gay, gay, GAY!

by Anonymousreply 12107/24/2020

NOOOOOO not gay! NOT!!! NEVER!

by Anonymousreply 12207/24/2020

R120 I see what you did there😉. Now there are more than just those two options.

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by Anonymousreply 12307/24/2020

OK we had celebrity and child in nature danger, luxe urban techie elevator intrigue and backwoods swamp massacre, what will be the next DL trending death thread? Maybe something from the sporting world and in the mountains, or is that too soon after Koby? Perhaps music world personality in the high desert?

by Anonymousreply 12407/24/2020

I vote for music world personality in the high desert!

by Anonymousreply 12507/24/2020

It was obviously a statement killing. I know that everybody thinks the assassin was interrupted mid-disposal, but most assassins don't handle the disposal process at the victim's residence.

He was killed because of something his whole family is involved in, not just him. Or maybe something he and his close friends are involved in. Either way, the person who ordered his execution obviously wanted whoever would find him to know that he was assassinated. The gruesome state of the body is a message, and leaving all of the materials used for the dismemberment is a statement. A warning of sorts to whoever is close to him and involved in whatever bullshit got him killed.

by Anonymousreply 12607/24/2020

R126 Are you saying the assistant was framed?

by Anonymousreply 12707/24/2020

R127 Definetly. There isn't any way the NYPD could ever trace it back to the Nigerians involved, or even find the actual assassin. But the case is highly publicized and extra gruesome, so they have to pin it on someone just to call it a shut case.

There's no way this was a crime of passion sort of thing. This was a hit from someone he took a loan from to save his company and couldn't pay back.

by Anonymousreply 12807/24/2020

Were his companies privately held or public?

by Anonymousreply 12907/24/2020

R128 so instead of tracking the Nigerian ninja they just found out who the closest black male to him was?

Hunty, there are Uber and Home Depot receipts for Tyrese. Stay pressed.

by Anonymousreply 13007/24/2020

r126 thats an interesting theory. But it is just soooo unlikely the Nigerians would contact a 21 year old fuckboy to carry out a hit. They could have easily made Saleh go missing in Nigeria, never to be heard from again. That would have been so much easier.

The fact that Saleh had the young man on a fucking payment plan for 100k, instead of getting rid of him or turning him in tells me Saleh had an affinity for Tyrese and desired to control him.

by Anonymousreply 13107/24/2020

I know you don't want to hear it, but this looks like a ritual killing, ordered by the Elite. The symbolism calling cards are all there. Saleh was "33," his body was discovered at 3:30pm.

See this thread at link for context.

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by Anonymousreply 13207/24/2020

This story has pretty much dropped from the headlines since the suspect was arrested, and not made any traction on black social media yet, which is interesting. I think it has potential to be very controversial in the BLM era, depending on the exact nature of their relationship. Im not suggesting that the murderer be the next OJ, hell no. But something is telling me the departed's life is not all it appeared to be and he held many secrets.

by Anonymousreply 13307/24/2020

Black or White, it's obvious to anyone with a pulse at this point that Tyrese was a vindictive botoy. And you just have to read his social media to know that Saleh was an annoying bullshit artist. Apart from the murder/dismemberment, they probably deserved each other. Now Saleh's parents will hope his sisters marry well.

by Anonymousreply 13407/24/2020

[quote]And you just have to read his social media to know that Saleh was an annoying bullshit artist.

Link please and thanks.

by Anonymousreply 13507/24/2020

This was my take: (from the other thread)

"Absolutely lovers--Fahim adored living on the edge & their affair kept both of them high, in the literal sense, and intellectually, because it will never be revealed as such, and they did the "bro" horseshit as what they thought was a perfect deflection.

It wasn't really about money-- Fahim thought that by asking Tyrese to pay back the funds that that would be the proverbial kick in the butt to help Tyrese to step up to the plate and start at least acting like a responsible, mature adult . . . but since Tyrese, with Fahim 's blessing, had his fingers (and hands!) in every aspect of Fahim’s life it was not about to happen ever, in this lifetime. That's what it was ultimately about, a clash of wills, and who would ultimately prevail, in every sense of the word.

Although Tyrese was beholden to Fahim in so many ways, Fahim was always aware that Tyrese was physically his superior, and that's where much of the fire came from in their relationship. Add to that the age difference, it was an ultra-volatile situation that would ultimately destroy both of them, although both of them denied it often, consciously and not.

Fahim knew that this might happen some day; during especially athletic love-making, he flashed to that possibility, as both of them lay back, sweat-drenched, drained. But Fahim would not give up his toy, and certainly Tyrese would not willingly, ever. In the end it was Tyrese's ultimate statement of "If I can't have him, no one can"; the intensity of his final moments/hours with Fahim speak volumes of their ultimate entanglement with each other."

If it was a hit, why did Tyrese stay 24 hours with the torso, & why was he so sloppy with the details? Not pro at all!

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by Anonymousreply 13607/24/2020

I find this case really fascinating; the fact that Fahim was so attractive (I know, there are differences in taste!) maintained such a high profile & generally acted out the way most on here carry on, it almost could have been any one of us . . .

by Anonymousreply 13707/24/2020

R136 Is that the Hollywood pitch for the movie?

by Anonymousreply 13807/24/2020

r138 I couldn't image doing such a thing as I'm still in mourning . . . . :)

by Anonymousreply 13907/24/2020

sorry, r136

by Anonymousreply 14007/24/2020

[quote]the fact that Fahim was so attractive (I know, there are differences in taste!)

He's was my type too, Id totally be banging him out

by Anonymousreply 14107/24/2020

What if Tyrese didn't steal the $100k? What if it was a gift from Saleh? Saleh's parents and sisters find out about it somehow and freak, so he makes up this bullshit cover story, maybe even tells Tyrese you need to give it back, but the money has been spent. An enraged Tyrese exacts retribution.

by Anonymousreply 14207/24/2020

So when do we hear Tyrese's side of the story? And what about Saleh's sister? Was she familiar with Tyrese.

I don't know what type of drugs r136 is on. BTW, they're both average looking if you ask me. Tyrese an average black guy (ABG)? and Saleh average Indian/South Asian guy. Not particularly attractive, not unattractive.

by Anonymousreply 14307/24/2020

Tyrese’s attorneys should get their defense out in the public ASAP to influence juror pools.

by Anonymousreply 14407/24/2020

"Stay pressed." "Cliffs"

Are some of you guys visiting from LSA?

by Anonymousreply 14507/25/2020

R145 doesn't see the irony in his post.

by Anonymousreply 14607/25/2020

R145 Linguistic Society of America?

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by Anonymousreply 14707/25/2020

[quote][R145] doesn't see the irony in his post.

Guess I have to spell it out? I meant, LSA, the black womens gossip forum, Lipstick Alley. Lots of gay men post there. Lots of DL-ers are there too.

I've noticed, over the past few years, so many DL threads are brought here from Lipstick Alley. Posters here even use the same thread titles, they're completely lifted from LSA threads. I read the celebrity posts there.

by Anonymousreply 14807/25/2020

Lipstick Alley is a black women's forum? All this time I thought it was a lesbian forum.

by Anonymousreply 14907/25/2020

Why isn’t it LA, lipstick is one word?

by Anonymousreply 15007/25/2020

[quote]I've noticed, over the past few years, so many DL threads are brought here from Lipstick Alley. Posters here even use the same thread titles, they're completely lifted from LSA threads. I read the celebrity posts there.

It's the other way around, boo. You bitches steal everything, particularly the gossip threads, from here and post it on LSA. You sluts are very uneducated and homophobic, by the way. There's no way we to get gossip relevant to DL here. All you obsess about is basketball wives and which baller has betrayed the sistas by getting with a white chick.

by Anonymousreply 15107/25/2020

R151 WTF are you on about? There can be discussion threads about the same news and events on multiple forums. It's not a zero-sum game with discussion forums. smh

by Anonymousreply 15207/25/2020

As someone who has frequented both sites (but only read LSA), it's amazing to me that there is so much animosity between the two considering the humor and bitchiness are very similar. I think we'd all have a damn good time with a few drinks.

by Anonymousreply 15307/25/2020

R153 Exactly. They like discussing news with our posters and some of our posters like discussing news with them. Not too hard to figure out. *yawn*

by Anonymousreply 15407/25/2020

R153 There's animosity because LSA is homophobic and Datalounge is racist. Not a hard puzzle to solve.

by Anonymousreply 15507/25/2020

[quote]What if Tyrese didn't steal the $100k? What if it was a gift from Saleh? Saleh's parents and sisters find out about it somehow and freak,

Well r142 if Saleh spoiled Tyrese that was his business. At the end of the day his sisters and parents could only say so much, or Fahim would would put a stop on his checks to them too.

by Anonymousreply 15607/25/2020

The idea that Saleh's family were probably bloodsuckers is an underappreciated part of the story. I wonder how heavily leveraged he was. I'll bet they'll have to sell the house he bought his parents, and the monthly costs on the death condo means it better get a deep clean and quick sale.

by Anonymousreply 15707/25/2020

I wonder if Tyrese spoke Haitian Creole to Saleh while fucking him. HOT. Saleh was filling up Ty's bank account like a mutherfucker.

by Anonymousreply 15807/25/2020

[quote]As someone who has frequented both sites (but only read LSA), it's amazing to me that there is so much animosity between the two considering the humor and bitchiness are very similar. I think we'd all have a damn good time with a few drinks.

That irony is completely LOST on R151.

Yet I can understand some of what R151 is saying, There is a a lot of in-your-face homophobia at LSA. Lots of those women there seem to hate gay men, lesbians and especially transgender people. They are very clear about their feelings when it comes to certain people. They are all trying to "secure the purse", yet go on and on about God. It's a very twisted hypocritical forum.

Also. lots of those LSA women seem to hate all white people, yet are obsessed with them. Every other post they are calling out white people. especially white women who date black men. Lots of those LSA posters don't seem to comprehend there are poor white people out there, the way they go on, they seem to think all white people are rich.

by Anonymousreply 15907/25/2020

Aye man, yall are disrespecting my moment. Stay on topic.

by Anonymousreply 16007/25/2020

R159 Perhaps LSA and DL should form a peace treaty based upon our mutual hatred of trannies, then.

by Anonymousreply 16107/25/2020

[quote][R153] There's animosity because LSA is homophobic and Datalounge is racist. Not a hard puzzle to solve.

I can find more racists post on DL than I could homophobic ones over at LSA. And before you try and claim I'm "really" from that site, I've been on DL for 20 years. I've known about LSA for about three years. I've seen threads on there about black sports stars supporting their kids coming out - and I barely saw any anti-gay posts and if there were any, they got tons of thumbs down, so I don't know what you're talking about regarding the homophobia.

by Anonymousreply 16207/25/2020

racist*

by Anonymousreply 16307/25/2020

More on point, I wonder when the trial coverage (or at leas t pretrial) will gin-up on Tyrese. That's probably when we'll see if the gay angle emerges. He should have known how intrusive Saleh's family was and how that could screw-up his plans.

One difference from the Communale killing is that while the killers did have some acquaintance with their victim (and should have known that messing with someone in the security business, even a salesman, was trouble), they had no way of knowing how intrusive his dad was.

by Anonymousreply 16407/26/2020

Moral of the story: probably not a good idea to murder anyone. Mmkay?

by Anonymousreply 16507/26/2020

R165, no doubt. It was a very different case. The similarity is that people on DL - and other discussion forums - can sniff out “the gay angle” and there is an adamant faction that angrily denies it.

Just my opinion.

I’ve seen this happen on Reddit, and people shriek “what does his/her sexual orientation matter?!” Well, sometimes a motive is romantic rivalry or jealousy. And if you can’t discuss that aspect... ??? It’s not a VALUE JUDGMENT.

But anyway. I think there is a gay angle here.

by Anonymousreply 16607/26/2020

[quote]One difference from the Communale killing is that while the killers did have some acquaintance with their victim (and should have known that messing with someone in the security business, even a salesman, was trouble), they had no way of knowing how intrusive his dad was.

We know nothing of the Communale killing. Was there a gay angle? Was it solved? The person that provided the thread link said we would get the gist within the first five posts, but we can't and I'm not wading through two threads.

by Anonymousreply 16707/26/2020

R167: Google is your friend. Vanity Fair did a nice synopsis, but w/o the gay angle.

by Anonymousreply 16807/26/2020

^ I guess what I want to know is if DL is usually right with its haunches.

by Anonymousreply 16907/26/2020

R167, you're exhausting.

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by Anonymousreply 17007/26/2020

[quote]Vanity Fair did a nice synopsis, but w/o the gay angle.

So the gay angle is just a DL thing? Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 17107/26/2020

[quote] DL is usually right with its haunches.

Well, the bottoms usually are anyway.

by Anonymousreply 17207/26/2020

[quote]you're exhausting.

R170. You know Daily Fail links don't work on DL, don't you?

by Anonymousreply 17307/26/2020

They actually do, r173, if you go to settings and turn off link previews.

by Anonymousreply 17407/26/2020

Those curious how the Communale case turned out, here's the Vanity Fair article (no thanks to r170) that largely discredits the gay angle. So DL was likely wrong about as they may be about this case.

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by Anonymousreply 17507/27/2020

Okay, correction: CLOSETED gay angle.

Because these guys weren’t out and proud. And neither were the trash bags in the Comunale case.

by Anonymousreply 17607/27/2020

Haspil’s girlfriend of two years, Marine, has given an interview to NY1’s Dean Meminger. She claims he would never hurt a fly, and they have the wrong guy. Although she claims they want to get married, she’s moving back to Europe now.

Honestly, I don’t think she was speaking with very much conviction or passion. Interviewed at the same location was Haspil’s Legal Aid attorney. I was left with the impression that she was acting out of charity, giving a lukewarm and nonspecific statement of his innocence but wanting to GTFO ASAP. She was throwing him a bone. They didn’t show her face, but her body language was very closed and reticent. Very little expression in her voice.

Not judging her, BTW. She’s in a terrible position, and I don’t blame her for leaving the country.

by Anonymousreply 17707/27/2020

[quote] Honestly, I don’t think she was speaking with very much conviction or passion.

Well it’s really nothing to lose your head over.

by Anonymousreply 17807/27/2020

Thanks r177.

I think she is cutting her losses too, she sounds very young and its totally not worth it for her to stay. At the end of the segment, it sounds like she is sad that the relationship didn't work out, rather that being sad that she cannot see Tyrese for the time being. What kind of accent does she have?

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by Anonymousreply 17907/27/2020

Her name is Marine.

She sounds French or maybe Romanian or whatever Melanoma is.

by Anonymousreply 18007/27/2020

But she’s not saying she was with him in the timeframe right? Where is it that he says he was, and wouldn’t it have been work days for them both that he should have had contact with his boss?

by Anonymousreply 18107/27/2020

His GF sounds delusional. The evidence points to him having murdered Fahim.

Since we know nothing about her background, I'm assuming she's not a trust funder? She must have seen Tyrese as a good catch, she 'secured the purse' so to speak. Because that's all most of these young women who move to NYC seem to want, a guy with money. For Marine, he was young, successful and rich. Or so she thought.

by Anonymousreply 18207/27/2020

I voted deluded and probably wising-up. Besides the murder, there's whole thing about him probably bisexual, if not gay, which doesn't help. Maybe she knew about the sexuality but thought it was part of his NY-ish appeal or something.

by Anonymousreply 18307/28/2020

Maybe she lived with him and is leaving because she has nowhere to live now. Also, doubt she would want to stick around and possibly be called as a witness, or even named as an accomplice. (You know how LE rolls in NYC.) Get out while you can, girlfriend, and sell your story to "Hello" magazine.💅

I'm guessing she's French with a Caribbean background (Martinique, Antigua, Haiti, Réunion).

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by Anonymousreply 18407/28/2020

I wonder if she was the girl in the video of him in SoHo. Also if she’s allowed to leave the country at this point. And what her current immigration status is. I know a few people who are overstaying student visas and one who just made a green card marriage. They’re hardworking normal people and want to steer clear of any trouble with the police. Marine is probably distraught right now. Damn. Imagine going to France and having this happen to you.

by Anonymousreply 18507/28/2020

An American girlfriend would ride with him no matter what.

by Anonymousreply 18607/28/2020

[quote] An American girlfriend would ride with him no matter what.

An American girlfriend would ride him no matter what.

Fixded.

by Anonymousreply 18707/28/2020

R187 made me LOL

by Anonymousreply 18807/28/2020

Whatever, rich guy gets killed and dismembered.

by Anonymousreply 18907/28/2020

The girlfriend is hightailing it back to France (or Belgium) leaving him to fend for himself. Isn't she a potential witness?

by Anonymousreply 19007/28/2020

They can always interview little cherchez la femme via Skype.

by Anonymousreply 19107/28/2020

So this gets read of the gay angle, I hope DL doesn’t lose interest.

by Anonymousreply 19207/28/2020

[quote]So this gets read of the gay angle

Like hell it does r192! I wont be convinced until I see the court evidence. And even if they weren't intimate there was always the possibility Saleh had lust for Tyrese that wasn't reciprocated.

by Anonymousreply 19307/28/2020

This looks video of Tyrese playing with a dog in Fahim's home in happier times

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by Anonymousreply 194Last Wednesday at 9:13 PM

It’s much bigger news in Nigeria, apparently. He had many friends and was much beloved there.

by Anonymousreply 195Last Thursday at 9:30 PM

They weren’t sexually involved, r193. Let it go.

by Anonymousreply 196Last Thursday at 9:32 PM

I actually think there was a sexual component to their relationship.

Did I hear this correctly, Fahim hired Tyrese when he was 16?

by Anonymousreply 197Last Thursday at 9:35 PM

r196 Aaron Hernandez had a whole baby mama and a daughter and he was still gay as hell. So until we see more evidence, I am under the impression they were more than friends at some point.

by Anonymousreply 198Last Thursday at 9:39 PM

The lawyers already urged the public not to pass judgement on Tyrese because there was be more to come.

by Anonymousreply 199Last Thursday at 9:45 PM

In r194’s video, Tyrese looks ill at ease, almost nervous. Like someone trying to impress his boss. Pretty obvious he’s not even a dog person.

by Anonymousreply 200Last Thursday at 9:47 PM

That video was released on a Nigerian site.

by Anonymousreply 201Last Friday at 1:04 AM

In R194’s video is the first I heard Tyrese's voice. I think R197 may be right.

by Anonymousreply 202Last Friday at 5:17 AM

r202, I dont think I heard him speak in the video, I think that was whoever was holding the camera. Also that violin music over it 🙄

by Anonymousreply 203Last Friday at 5:22 AM

R194 “Happier times,” like before the dismemberment?

by Anonymousreply 204Last Friday at 6:58 AM

Little Fahim Happy At Last!

by Anonymousreply 205Last Friday at 7:09 AM

I'm really interested in hearing Tyrese's defence. Why does American justice take so long?

by Anonymousreply 206Last Saturday at 1:19 AM

It doesn’t.

by Anonymousreply 207Last Saturday at 6:38 AM

What r207 said.

by Anonymousreply 208Last Saturday at 7:13 AM
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