Statement From Deric Lostutter’s Childhood Friend
This is a statement typed up for this website by a former friend of Deric Lostutter. They had been friends for over a decade and I can’t think of anyone that would know Deric Lostutter better, obviously not even his own mother or wife. This provides some insight into the mind of Lostutter and definitely gives some previously unknown information. Enjoy reading it, definitely worth it.
“Deric Lostutter, where to begin with this story? It’s such a long story, going back over ten years. When I met Deric, or DJ as we all called him before he became “important”, he wasn’t popular, he fit in with no crowd, much like myself, and we had some similar interests, so naturally a friendship was born. I guess you could say that for years we were best friends. I knew his situation, and at the time, I guess you could say it was shitty. After high school, I went to college out of town for a few months before changing my mind about my career/ambitions. Shortly after returning from school I worked myself into a one bedroom apartment, because I was by myself, and didn’t much care to live with anyone. At this point, being 19 years old or so I naturally started partying and so on. Somewhere along the line Deric returned from Kentucky and was more or less house hopping I guess you would say, staying here or there whenever. And when we got back in touch of course I invited him to come hang out. I offered to let him stay with me until he got on his feet. He had a job, and a car so I figured he could be on his feet in no time, plus what are friends for? Well it wasn’t too long after that he quit his job, for true reasons I’m not even sure of, he said one thing, other guys from the shop he worked for, which I also worked for just another location. So now bring on the headaches that as a friend I tried to do my best to be there for my friend and help him out any way I could.
This is the first time our friendship suffered an altercation. Deric got to the point he couldn’t go look for a job. He found ways to get 40oz beers daily, and basically stay drunk. I figured it was a phase and it wouldn’t last that long. I was wrong. Deric never ended up finding a job, and I don’t remember exactly what ended up causing him to move out, I think my girlfriend at the time may have worked that out, I honestly can’t remember. Bring on round one, which wasn’t a big deal and blew over maybe a year later I guess.
Keep in mind while you’re reading this, that at this time he wasn’t the “hacker” he is today. He was just my idiot friend. Myself and Deric both always had each other’s backs growing up, and stood up for each other, when we weren’t mad at each other of course. This kept on going for a long time. I never thought a second about some of the things I should have been paying attention to, maybe because I’m guilty of a couple of the same things by association.
Deric always had this “I’m a god” attitude, and it never seemed like a big deal, until it really started to show I guess a few years ago. Deric has always, and I mean always, been demeaning to women, which at times didn’t seem like what it was, but some of the things I’ve seen or heard him say to women, girlfriend or not, were beyond over the line. But I always tried to mind my business and not get involved in his stuff because that’s his problem and not mine. I’ve probably crossed lines before, but I couldn’t name a specific time off the top of my head. I could make a list of his. Deric was always a womanizer, and that won’t ever change, I’ve seen proof with my own eyes.
Let’s move forward, to 2012 I believe it was, when Deric came down from Kentucky with his girlfriend for a party me and my wife, fiancé at the time, were having to celebrate our engagement and birthdays. Deric once again showed his ass because a bunch of people were there, announcing he was leaving to take his girlfriend to the hotel for “sex” and such. She looked a bit embarrassed. I would have been. My wife also would have let me know how not cool that was. This was the first time I had stepped back and noticed something that wasn’t ok. But again, not my problem right?
Then came the “rape cover up” case and the outing of kyanonymous, who I recognized from a video or two online. My mind was blown, I had no idea, and didn’t know what to think. Obviously because we were friends I was on his side from that moment up until around a year ago, maybe longer now. Fast forward and Deric has split up with another girl and met his current wife, Jenny. Who he met while she was working at a club if my memory serves me right. All of a sudden three weeks later he’s married, and moving to NC. So naturally we all met up and started hanging out. This is where the fun begins, because by this time the gofundme had been going on and even I had donated a time or two. But things quickly didn’t add up, job after job, quitting for this or that reason, so on. Although I knew he wasn’t much a worker, I just ignored it because still, not my problem.
I introduced him to my friends, which he and Jenny were quick to try and get in with better than we were. And it all made sense not long after. Deric has a way of trying to get people to pity him and take his side, like his stories of being homeless and so on.
When he left town I would let his dogs out and so on, friend stuff. Then, things really went to left field, this is where our entire friendship changed and ended.
Now let me be clear, Deric and his racism activism didn’t start until he married his wife. I have seen every stage of Deric there has been since school, from goth, to skater, to car guy, to wigger, to redneck, to whatever he is now. Now that that is out of the way, I was working one day at my part time retail job, and a kid came in looking for a job, we weren’t hiring, but I still talked to him and gave him the email to send his info to just in case they ended up looking for someone. No big deal. One thing stood out to me, the way he talked, I’m aware of all the slang these days, but I feel like that’s not how you talk to someone you want to hire you. It’s a professionalism thing. If I had been the owner, I would have been turned off immediately.
Anyways, I made a post, as a joke, on Facebook that said if you don’t speak proper English, even if we’re hiring, we’re not hiring. Deric jumped all over this opportunity to call me racist and so on. The issue is that he never took the time to get the story, never asked me anything, just jumped on me. So after a short back and forth I blocked him, and went on with my day. I don’t have time for that and I wasn’t about to make time.
Well in true Deric fashion the first thing he did was send a message to one of the people I introduced him and his wife to, basically trying to make me look bad. It didn’t work. And he ended up losing one of his longest friendships over it as well as a few he had made because of me.
This is when i came across the exact website you’re reading this on, and began putting the puzzle together. It all made sense. It was like someone turned on a lightbulb in the Deric is a shithead room I had been standing in so blindly. So I started going back and revisiting things from the last year or two. And I found all of the evidence I needed to stand were I do today. For example, Deric posted once about one of his clients putting him and his wife in a hotel room for their anniversary, but in actuality, his wife had taken out four credit cards to pay for this and that was how they got the room, this is straight from his wife’s drunken mouth. Deric also claims to be licensed to do PI work, that is also a lie. It was like all of a sudden all of his lies came out right in plain view. I will not speculate on certain things, like the loss of Jade, people claimed she was never pregnant, I have no proof of that and I’m not here to spread anything more than the truth to attempt to shed light on who it is exactly that these people, maybe you included, have been supporting in more ways than just having his back on social media.
A few months after his racist accusations against me, the mic article was released. Which I commented on mentioning this site. And once again, in true Deric fashion, I was threatened with a lawsuit, both publicly and privately. Not only did Deric come for me, he messaged my wife and my mom. Why I will never know. And now almost a year later, I still have those messages which I will include with this in their entirety. His tactics didn’t work on me as I have a regular lawyer I can contact when I need to, so he wasn’t about to intimidate me. I basically went back and forth with him for a few messages and then turned the situation around on him. To which he said nothing and hasn’t since. The lawsuit he threatened me with was to be along side the one he has against Thomas Olsen, for something he has no case on anyways. I absolutely will not be bullied, especially by someone I know is not capable of doing so.
I guess in a sense you could say that I’ve been through a lot over the years with Deric, and I do not regret it all. I do however regret having his back the last couple of years that I did, over this whole situation he got himself into. And I don’t feel bad for him at all.
Deric always bragged about being on track to make $70k in a year from home, and I now know why, because honest hard working people were giving up their money to support this guys lifestyle. We would go out for drinks and he would say, “don’t worry guys I got this round” and so on. He spent money like it was going out of style, and it was after a ton of donations would roll in on gofundme. You weren’t helping him live, you were helping him drink and do whatever he wanted. You’ve paid his car payments, his rent, all of that.
At one point my wife and I asked him what the plan was if he went to prison for his wife. We were thinking of offering to help in some way, and the response floored me. He said “I have a flash drive with instructions for her on it” to which she said “it’s basically just me getting on his kyanonymous page and begging for money”. This is 100% true, and absolutely disgusting. Not to mention that until the court offered to help him with employment he refused to get a real job. My wife actually had him a job, and he just didn’t show up. I offered to get him on with me at one point actually making good money. Again, he refused.
All in all, as soon as the kyanonymous story broke he began doing everything he could to gain fame and scam everyone he could. Including a small business he scammed on a computer he built.
If you take anything from this, take the fact that someone that’s known Deric for over ten years is sitting where I am telling you all of this to keep you from wasting your hard earned money on a scam artist.”
The following is a message exchange between Deric Lostutter and this individual. It is also very telling.
After that last message this individual never heard from Deric Lostutter again. All of this is to provide insight into who Deric Lostutter really is and his true mentality over the years.