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No More Crying Angels
On the surface, Bella’s family appeared to be living the American Dream. Influential friends from politicians to mobsters frequently visited and enjoyed his hospitality and drugs. However, lurking behind that façade were the dark secrets of a sadistically abusive father and brother, sexual abuse, ties to organized crime and free-flowing drugs that should have had no place in the life of this little girl, who loved to twirl and dance in her perfect pink bedroom while wearing a fluffy tutu. When Bella was eleven, her mother went into drug rehab, Bella formed her own all-girl gang, and became a wild child sampling drugs, skipping school and partying until her father beat her so severely it caused traumatic brain injury. She was placed in a multitude of foster homes, eventually being placed in a compound in Malibu, California which appeared to be an exemplary facility that attracted support from the entertainment industry. But, their hidden agenda was brainwashing the kids. While she was there actress Ali MacGraw took her under her wing, has remained in her life until this day, and wrote the Foreword to the book. Bella grew up to be a powerful force in the 1980s after-hours club scene on Hollywood’s famed Sunset Strip, remaining in that capacity until she married a man she thought was the perfect one. They had no idea the house they bought was on the edge of the Hood only 15 feet from a park where all the Crips in the area met. After ten years, Bella’s husband became abusive and did drugs just like her father, had a series of affairs and she discovered he had organized crime ties in his hometown of Boston. A separation ensued, with Bella and her children remaining in the house and living in constant fear of the ever-present Crips. To survive, she put her “gangsta girl face” back on, used rap music contacts from her days on Sunset Strip, and became a white woman boss in the Crips. But her husband’s stalking and death threats forced her in hiding under victim protection. That was when she founded La Bella Mafia to help victims like herself and has helped so many over the years.