Many women were terrified," Goffard says in a Bravo press release. "John Meehan was a serial predator. He went from victim to victim.”
“One of the lessons," he adds, "is monsters don’t always look like monsters."
Who exactly was Meehan and how did he get away with terrorizing so many? Here's everything to know about the man—the "monster"—at the center of Dirty John. who ran a casino in San Jose, is partly to blame for his son's behavior. He reportedly taught John at a young age how to pull off bogus lawsuits and insurance scams. Dirty John TV Series Cast
In other words, he told him "how to lie" and "how to deceive," Donna Meehan Stewart told The Los Angeles Times.
"If anybody did anything to John, my dad would tell us, ‘You go there with a stick and take care of it,’” Karen Douvillier, his other sister, added.
Meehan attended Prospect High School in Saratoga, California, where he was athletic, attractive, and personable. He was a "magnet for girls, an A student who swaggered with a sense of his superior intelligence. He learned that his gifts provided shortcuts," according to The Los Angeles Times.