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JAKE THE SNAKE DEAD: Tragic end to Victoria’s seediest and sleaziest sex shakedown saga

jakethesnakeRIPOne of the most salacious stories in Victorian politics has reached a very sad conclusion with the death of one of its central figures.

Jake Della-Vedova was convicted in 2009 of blackmailing a then Member of Parliament using a video recording of him engaged in 46 minutes of sexual intercourse with him and then paying for the service. Jake “the Snake” demanded $15,000 from the MP, threatening he’d take the vision to Nine’s A Current Affair.

VEXNEWS reported on the sorry saga here, here and here. We weren’t sympathetic to the perp, believing he was trying to profit from homophobia in the most sinister and vile way.

The deplorable incident cost the married MP his seat in Parliament, probably a term ahead of when he otherwise would have departed. The victim of the blackmail cannot be named for legal reasons, even though the culprit has died. The victim refused to be defeated by the criminal shakedown and its aftermath, continuing in public life in a different way.

The former waiter at the one-time Sol Lew favoured eatery Rosati’s near the rear end of 101 Collins Street fled Melbourne after being sentenced to a brief term of imprisonment. He is understood to have lived with his parents for a time before moving on to Newcastle.

The troubled lad died recently at age 29 years old, leaving shattered family members from a small country town to reflect on what appears to have been a largely wasted life.

May he rest in peace.

Discussion

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  1. If only Peter Slipper could get this lucky!

    Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013, 20:10
  2. Time to dust off Rowan and Martin’s Fickle Finger of Fate Award.

    Posted by Gregoryno6 | May 20, 2013, 21:00
  3. thank Vex. This was posted tastefully and you rightly informed the public as it met the public interest test. condolences to the families affected …

    Posted by wtf | May 20, 2013, 21:07
  4. Very sad. Shall we sing Auld [deleted] Syne in his memory?

    Posted by RIP | May 20, 2013, 21:56
  5. Oh no, I hope he didnt die of [deleted]?!?!

    Posted by [deleted] | May 20, 2013, 22:08
  6. “The pillory consisted of hinged wooden boards forming holes through which the head and/or various limbs were inserted; then the boards were locked together to secure the captive. Pillories were set up to hold petty criminals in marketplaces, crossroads, and other public places. They were often placed on platforms to increase public visibility of the offender. Often a placard detailing the crime was placed nearby; these punishments generally lasted only a few hours.”

    Who gives a flying offender about all this tosh when it’s been going on for years – who cares that the married politician with a secret life has crushed a ‘rent boy’, who cares that no-one person deserves to fastenened to the public pilliory for the painful time that this guy has been subject to, not only in the courts and prison but also by the commentariat ‘newshounds’ who Bolted the boards together and encouraged the “pellting with mouldy fruit and vegetables, rotten eggs, bad fish, mud, offal, and animal excrement” on the so-called transgressor, so, “as a result, criminals were often very dirty by the end of their punishment, their faces and hair begrimed with the smelly refuse with which they had been pelted”.

    “Et tu VexNews?’

    Posted by Eldred | May 20, 2013, 22:08
  7. Everyone in [deleted] (except 1) will be so sad to his this news.

    Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013, 22:12
  8. No sodomites in Heaven.

    Posted by Akbar Zub | May 20, 2013, 23:18
  9. married men who pay to engage in somdomistic behavior with the likes of jake the snake will certainly be going to hell.

    Posted by hell awaits the gay ex-mp | May 20, 2013, 23:25
  10. Please forward his ashes to me, so after I feast on them he can go through my gaping red raw rectum one more time.

    Posted by Pissy Chryne | May 20, 2013, 23:44
  11. Rumor has it that a former opposition leader who married a much younger bride may be in need of a little blue tablet. It is said his younger bride has been engaged in extramarital affairs with a political colleague. It’s unclear if the husband played the role of the third person and looked on or was just left out of the night game tag team.

    Posted by viagra | May 21, 2013, 0:28
  12. Very sad.

    Posted by McPerton | May 21, 2013, 8:53
  13. Sad end but the married ex-MP who cheated on his wife and 3 children in a gay-for-pay sodomy romp remains in politics.

    Posted by sodomist remains in politics | May 21, 2013, 9:44
  14. Victor has EPC ever offered you a service?

    Posted by Fatty Doyle | May 21, 2013, 10:01
  15. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
    Condolences to his family.

    Posted by Roy Tuswell Seat Sniffer | May 21, 2013, 10:09
  16. You might also find his surname is Della-Vedova.

    Posted by Roy Tuswell Seat Sniffer | May 21, 2013, 10:15
  17. craig should send his respects to the family and offer to pay for the funeral.

    after all in life he paid for jake’s body so he may as well pay in death too.

    Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013, 11:12
  18. She has on the odd occasion, old boy. When you have been unable to deliver the goods.

    Posted by McPerton | May 21, 2013, 12:38
  19. Victor maybe I’m Lord Cuckold?

    Posted by Fatty Doyle | May 21, 2013, 12:52
  20. The Rt Hon Lord Doyle of Cuckold – has a bit of a ring to it.

    Posted by McPerton | May 21, 2013, 18:19
  21. From beyond the grave I continue to haunt you craig. see you in hell very soon my gay for pay friend.

    Posted by Jake.The.Snake | May 21, 2013, 20:25
  22. Its all part of Gods plan as is the cyclone in the USA. All evil doers must be punished. Mr Bush’s home town of Crawford in Texas is next. Amen

    Posted by Cardinal Pill | May 21, 2013, 21:33
  23. Now release the 46 min sex vid, that would be the greatest vex coup of all time.

    Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013, 23:21
  24. please don’t

    Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2013, 23:30
  25. It’s official, Vexnews is now the favourite organ/orifice for gay-haters.

    While you, quite rightly, do not allow anti-Semitic comments you have no qualms in allowing homophobes to spread their hate. Adolph Hitler hated jews and homosexuals. Vexnews seems to be at one with Adolph on the latter.

    Posted by Matilda | May 22, 2013, 12:29
  26. oh craig, come out come out wherever you are……

    Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2013, 16:34
  27. I loved playing with Jake’s snake, but don’t tell Tony.

    Posted by Pissy Chryne | May 22, 2013, 17:05
  28. The Liberal Party has always been home to many gay men, and remains to this day. Several gay men on the current State Executive work co-operatively without the sordid carryon we read about here.

    Posted by Cyclops | May 22, 2013, 22:55
  29. Our Lord created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.

    Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2013, 23:34
  30. Did the act happen in Ivanhoe?

    Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2013, 23:37
  31. I am concerned that such things happen in the Ivanhoe electorate.

    Posted by Ivan Ho | May 22, 2013, 23:38
  32. Lots of things happen in Invanhoe.

    Posted by Jamie The Other Max | May 22, 2013, 23:55
  33. Wtat’s up Joe Aston’s gander that he keeps on with Costello/Kroger/Albrechtson/News/Forrest stories?

    Posted by Anon | May 23, 2013, 12:25
  34. Harbour City truth that Costello employs Timmy Allereton at City PR to spread negatives about his legion of enemies. Explains Aston’s negative stories about business and political enemies of Costello. Timmy and Joey good friends.

    Posted by Heaven sent | May 23, 2013, 12:33
  35. So who was dodgy bob sleeping with when he heard about Hazel? Did he reach for the Gideons? Just staying true to form?

    Posted by Mattress Jumper | May 23, 2013, 19:09
  36. The ex wife of that bed hopping and former drunken ex PM dies today.

    Posted by Jon Buttin | May 23, 2013, 21:24
  37. I assume Sue Peacock will be next.

    Posted by Major Peecock | May 23, 2013, 21:27
  38. Nice Janette Howard will out live them all

    Posted by Ita Everage | May 23, 2013, 21:30
  39. Stuns me how stupid Australia is, always kissing the sweaty smelly arse of the USA! We give them a free trade agreement, abolish tariffs, import their crappy products, let multi-national corporate profits go back untouched and give their companies tax payer dollars!
    What do we get?
    Overpriced imported rubbish, unemployed Australians and economic destruction.
    Australian politicians are all imbecilic cunts!

    Posted by anon | May 24, 2013, 11:24
  40. Very sad to read that ageing Lord Mayor Robert Doyle can’t keep up in the sack and that his child bride is rooting elsewhere. Very sad indeed.

    Posted by GC | May 27, 2013, 16:13
  41. Cardinal Pell was not his usual arrogant self at the inquiry today. Well done to the MP’s on the committee who are doing a good job so far.

    As part of the punishment of the Roman Catholic organisation one symbolic outcome should be the demolition of St Patrick Cathedral.

    This would be on top of compensation the victims and gaol for all the Catholic leaders (Pell, Hart etc)as well as the perpetrators of these vile crimes.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | May 27, 2013, 18:25
  42. Vex rightly points out that the MP would have had at least 1 more term in Parliament if it weren’t for his gay romp with Jake the Snake.

    State MP’s including Super take more than $300,000 a year, times 4 years for the term in Parliament and yeah, that’s an easy $1M this MP lost ! LOL

    Posted by $1.3 Million Bit of Fun | May 28, 2013, 16:56
  43. Let’s demolish Canberra instead.

    Posted by Symbolic outcomes | May 28, 2013, 18:09
  44. fuck off Adrian, why the fuck would you destroy such a beautiful Cathedral, you really are a peasant intellectually!

    Posted by jeremiah | May 28, 2013, 20:17
  45. Bobby sorry but you just can’t manage to get it up and do it for me.

    Posted by EPC | May 28, 2013, 20:47
  46. St Patrick bluestone could be use to restore out inner Melbourne bluestone gutters. This would be fitting for an organisation that has been in the gutter for so long.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | May 28, 2013, 21:36
  47. Jackson – when are you joining the Greens – you filthy freak? Who would have thought that Coote, Crozier and Jackson were all scumbags of the highest order?

    Posted by Anonski | May 28, 2013, 23:27
  48. So true Adian it finally make that catholic scum of some use.

    Posted by anon | May 29, 2013, 0:08
  49. You are a sorry man Adrian, so few friends, so little attentioned showered on you.

    Posted by Horse whisper | May 29, 2013, 8:13
  50. Go back to your homeland

    Posted by jeremiah | May 29, 2013, 12:10
  51. Adrian Jackson is a minion of the Evil One.

    Posted by Aphrahat | May 29, 2013, 17:53
  52. I watched the Monty Python crews film called “The Meaning of Life” recently. I loved the skit about the Roman Catholic breeding problems in UK slums with a song called “every sperm is sacred”.

    “Caflicks” what would we do without them? Probably be a much more progressive nation.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | May 29, 2013, 19:06
  53. I spray my sacred seed around all the lads at St Chesters.

    Posted by Brother Abbott | May 29, 2013, 22:57
  54. Has anyone an old rusty jam tin for Adam as he needs another sniff of super.

    Posted by Eddie McQuire | May 29, 2013, 23:14
  55. That spearchucker goodsie just needs a half litre of unleaded and a taxpayer funded humpie so he can have a little lay down.

    Posted by Eddie Everywhere | May 30, 2013, 0:11
  56. I made an idiot of myself in caucus the other day congratulating Frank for Eddies work on rascism. Gees shit on my face smells good.

    Posted by jeremiah telmo | May 30, 2013, 9:56
  57. Eddy McGuire is a looser Republican, a creepy Romanist and a bigoted new Australian (born in UK).

    He should stand down from Collingwood and his Channel 9 and radio jobs.

    Deport him back to the Mother country.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | May 30, 2013, 10:19
  58. “Probably be a much more progressive nation.”

    yuck.

    Posted by Aphrahat | May 30, 2013, 11:59
  59. I am starting to like this Adrian Jackson. Like the Bikies that Church is a criminal organisation that should be banned from our Shores as it does nothing more than brainwash our young Children to accept its while practise of sodomising them

    Posted by anobody | May 30, 2013, 16:18
  60. Rest your snake in peace Jake.

    Posted by Anon | May 30, 2013, 22:18
  61. Yes the Churcg of Roman business should be declared a criminal organisation like criminal bikie gang and be banned.

    One why to cause dysfunction in the criminal bikie gangs is to ban the importation of US Harley Davidson motor bikes. How these noise bike are even permitted on the roads is beyond me.

    Tobacco companies should also be banned in Australia as they are mass killers. A few cigarette company board members twitching at the end of a hangman noose would would give much community satisfaction.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | May 31, 2013, 10:03
  62. It would be nice if Adrian could actually substantiate the lies he spreads about the Holy Mother Church.

    The paedophile crisis is the product of not being Catholic enough rather than being too Catholic. Too many priests gave into the spirit of the age and embraced the many sexual perversions and degeneracy that afflict our civilisation.

    It is no secret that 80-90% of sexual abuse by priests has been homosexual in nature (directed at adolescent males). Yet our mainstream culture currently celebrates the moral filth that is sodomy as a “lifestyle choice”.

    If Adrian Jackson was serious about confronting sexual abuse he would be aiming his guns at the sexual perversions that swirl around in our society today like fornication, sodomy, adultery and pornography rather than having nonsensical rage filled rants about Catholicism.

    Pax in Dominum.

    Posted by Aphrahat | June 1, 2013, 17:34
  63. Every party has mwembers with sexual piccadilloes.

    The ALP had the former married MP linked to Jake the Snake who had a penchant for young boys/men.

    The Libs have Frankie who loves young men like Samli.

    Yes there’s a big age difference. Yes there are big religious differences. But love is a powerful bridge.

    And now we have 4 likeminded souls on the Liberal Administrative committee.

    Now for that gay marraige motion for the next state council agenda!

    Posted by Grapevine | June 3, 2013, 18:53

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