Terry Bean (speaking with President Obama on Air Force One) hid a video camera in the smoke detector above his bed in his Portland, Oregon home.

The camera captured prominent Oregon and Washington, D.C. individuals in various states of nudity engaged in intimate acts. Terry Bean was also CEO to the largest international male-on-male porno business. Bean was Charles (Chuck) Holmes surviving lover and Chuck’s sole executor to his will. He is also remains one of Barack Obama’s best friends.


Terry Bean is a “bundler” not to be confused with “a bungler.”

A bundler is a person that collects a lot of money from a lot of sources to help a politician win an election. The money is then bundled and handed to the politician. Terry Bean was Obama’s most successful bundler.

An entire brew-ha-ha began in Portland, when the 66 year old Bean got into a fight with his 25 year old lover.

Why does Terry Bean matter?

Because before Terry Bean got into politics, he was CEO to the largest male-on-male porno business in the world bequeathed to him by Chuck Holmes. Once Bean got into politics he single-handedly raised the highest amounts of money for Barack Obama’s political ambitions.

After a lovers quarrel, Bean began eviction proceedings against his boyfriend, Kiah Lawson from property he owned that he had let Lawson live in for free. He had also been giving him a $400 weekly cash allowance.

While they were filing orders of protection against one another, Lawson’s address was listed as 93 Hayden Bay Drive, a Jantzen Beach condominium owned by Bean.

Bean stated that, “He (Lawson) has been staying in a condo I own (not my home) and is now refusing to leave. He has violated the ground rules I established by smoking and dealing meth and having other people, including people I do not know, stay there,” Bean wrote. “On the most recent occasion he blew up at me, he hit me. The police came and saw the mark on my forehead.”

Bean alleged in his petition that Lawson burglarized his home while he was out of town, stole his credit cards and charged up to $15,000 on them (he behaved like a lover dating an older wealthy person whether male or female). Bean also said that Lawson showed up to a Palm Springs business meeting Bean had organized in Las Vegas, and booked a room in a hotel directly across the street from where Bean was staying.

As for Beans’ videotapes… some of the persons filmed by Bean, without their knowledge, were Portland businessmen, others were Washington, D.C. power brokers from both sides of the aisle.

When the 25 year old Lawson realized that Bean had been videotaping him too, he flew into a rage. He actually took stills of many of the videotapes that identify people perfectly well with his cell phone because if he didn’t take evidence, he stated, he knew Bean would make the videotapes disappear.

Those still shots are already in the hands of the Portland police. The authorities already have the images – there’s no going back on this one.

The Terry Bean story is the reason the White House and mainstream media made the “girls rolling their eyes” over pardoning a turkey “the big story of the day,” while ignoring this story in its entirety.

The question of the day is, “Who shows up on Terry Bean’s videos?”  That’s important because if Terry’s lovers knew he ‘had their backs’ (sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun), they would come forward with emotional support and help finance his defense.

But if Bean was inept enough to let a 25 year old get the upper hand and endanger him and all of Bean’s lovers that appear in 30+ years worth of recorded evidence, then Bean’s friends will be fighting for their own political careers.


Bean’s lovers will be less interested in helping him out of a jam he created himself.  In retrospect, that young 25 year old actually freed (who knows how many men) from agreeing to and making decisions they would normally not agree to from fear of having their private lives exposed.

These latest incidents free all those people forever. If Terrence Patrick Bean ever used or thought of using those videos as leverage for political donations, etc., the pressure is now off and the blackmail value of those videos has evaporated.

Terrence Bean 66 and Kiah Lawson 25

Portland, Ore. police arrested Terrence Patrick Bean, who was charged with two felony counts of having sex with a minor last year. This man is not just any old guy accused of having sex with a 15-year-old– he’s a big-money Democratic donor and liberal political activist with connections running deep inside the Obama White House.”

Bean raised millions of dollars for Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. But you might wonder where all that money came from… Real Estate? Absolutely not. It came from the proceeds of the Charles M. Holmes Foundation.

“Bean has been one of the state’s biggest Democratic donors and an influential figure in gay rights circles in the state,” reports oregonlive.com. “He helped found two major national political groups, the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and has been a major contributor for several Democratic presidential candidates, including Barack Obama.”

  • The New York Post, published an article that primarily appeared in their New York publication (it did not run nationwide). The article categorically reported that before becoming a realtor, Terrence Bean, once controlled and built his fortune, as the biggest producer of gay porn in America.  In the possibility that the New York Post – Page Six might remove the article, we have copied it for you below.
  • This GayPorn KingPin, Terrence Bean, was “the single most largest financial contributor to Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Mainstream media has remained silent on the matter since it happened.

What mainstream media has also not shared with the public, is that Terry Bean, who was at the time, a member of Sen. Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee, is also (and continues to be) the “sole trustee” of the Charles M. Holmes Foundation.


The foundation’s holding company that controls (owns) numerous porno businesses is Conwest Resources and its CEO was Terry Bean.

The foundation owns Falcon Studios, Jocks Studios and Mustang Studios, among others. These 3 film companies alone produce adult male videos generating millions of dollars annually. The nature of the websites makes linking impossible. These porno businesses are now under the 3Media umbrella. 

Chuck Holmes, founded Falcon in 1972 and died of AIDS in 2000. San Francisco’s new gay and lesbian community center was named after Holmes two years later, thanks to a $1 million donation from his estate (of course, a decision by Terry Bean).

The naming of the building for Holmes was controversial because Falcon Studios profits from the sale of “barebacking” videos, featuring anal sex without condoms. Falcon insists that the videos were made before AIDS hit in the early 1980s and that the studio is in the forefront of promoting safe sex.

Bean, a real-estate developer based in Oregon, was the CEO of Conwest Resources, the holding company that owned Falcon, before Holmes died. The company was sold in 2004 but, now called 3 Media, it continues to pay off a note to the foundation.

In 2002, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongowski returned a $15,000 contribution from Conwest to avoid the “taint” of the porn connection. Bean told Page Six yesterday, “I asked the company to donate, and they did. To avoid the appearance of anything, he [Kulongowski] returned it.”

A search of the Federal Election Commission’s campaign-finance database turns up thousands in donations every cycle by Bean to the Democratic Party’s most powerful leaders, including Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Dick Durbin, and Rep. Barney Frank, among others.

Photos of Bean posted all over the Internet show him flying on Air Force One with Obama.


Bill Clinton apparently being scolded by Terry Bean

The scandal quietly brews in the background. According to The Oregonian, Kiah Loy Lawson, allegedly 66-year-old Bean’s 25-year-old former boyfriend, was arrested by the Portland Sex Crimes Unit for sexually abusing the same boy. After the relationship between the two men ended, Lawson went public with claims that Bean had a practice of secretly videotaping himself having sex with others.


Ms. Pelosi and Terry Bean

This story was first reported by the local press, in Oregon but mainstream media buried it and there have been vague references to sexual trouble for Bean and Lawson since June of last year.

That oversight is politically convenient for President Obama as he tries to pull off one of his riskiest political moves ever with his amnesty executive order.

And now, Sheriff Joe Arpaio won his lawsuit over Obama’s amnesty. How could Obama possibly show up to the Paris solidarity march when he’s got these domestic problems here?

If one of President George W. Bush’s bundlers would have been charged with child rape, make no mistake about it, the media feeding frenzy would have been uncontrollable and legitimate given the severity of the allegation. The silence surrounding Terrence Bean exposes the national media’s partisan double standard in obscene detail.


Al Gore and Terry Bean

Terrence Bean, 66, a major Democratic donor and a celebrated gay-rights activist, was indicted on two felony charges of sodomy and a misdemeanor count of sexual abuse by a grand jury and arrested in Oregon last year, according to a statement from the Portland Police Bureau. Bean was released later that day on bail, pending a court hearing.

Bean, Pelosi and Frank

Kiah Lawson, a 25-year-old identified by multiple news outlets as Bean’s ex-boyfriend, was arrested on Thursday on related charges, Portland Police confirmed.

The charges relate to an alleged encounter the two had with a 15-year-old boy in Oregon two years ago, The Oregonian reported. Bean’s attorney has denied the charges and said in a statement that Bean is the “victim of an extortion ring.” CNN is not naming the alleged victim because the network does not identify minors or victims of sexual assaults.

Michelle Obama, Terry Bean, Bobby Iwasaki, President Obama

According to a release from the Portland Police Bureau, its Sex Crimes Unit detectives are investigating the case.

Obama: A “great friend and supporter”

Bean, a real-estate developer and co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and the Human Rights Campaign, is a powerful figure in Democratic politics.

The Oregonian reported that he helped raise more than half a million dollars for Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, and Federal Election Commission records show he’s contributed thousands to Democrats, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and others.

Obama’s LGBT campaign contributors

Photos posted online show him with the Obamas, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and aboard Air Force One with the President.


Extremely important heads of state, corporate leaders and key politicians never reached or spoke to Barack Obama because his inner circle would not allow it. Yet Bean, frequently flew on AirForce One with Obama.

In remarks at a 2009 Human Rights Campaign dinner, President Obama thanked Bean, calling him a “great friend and supporter.”

[Below]  Chuck Holmes was the world’s premiere Pornography Business owner. His porno businesses made millions. Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton stand in the center and on the right is Chuck Holmes surviving lover, Terry Bean whom Chuck Holmes named Executor of his Estate before he died (to the absolute shock and disbelief of Chuck Holmes friends and relatives whom he’d known all his life).  Terry Bean was a man that came into Chuck Holmes life. He would soon present clear symptoms of full blown Aids.

Chuck Holmes, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Terry Bean

An important clause in Chuck Holmes Last Will & Testament and the last instructions Holmes gave Terry Bean was that the bulk of his estate be distributing among Democratic and Liberal politicians.

Most importantly, the greater amount was to be bequeathed to the politician that would successfully incorporate transgender into American Society.

Barack Obama fulfilled Chuck Holmes Last Will & Testament clause related to “transgender” when in the last year of his presidency, he introduced mandatory transgender bathrooms in schools across the United States.  The page below is taken from the book above, “Bigger Than Life.” 

Human Rights Campaign spokesman Fred Sainz told CNN on Saturday that Bean took a leave of absence from the organization the day of the arrest “until his issues are resolved.”


“Terry Bean took a voluntary leave of absence from the HRC board until his issues were resolved. Bean was just one of 80 board members, none of whom had daily oversight or responsibility for any of our programs,” Sainz said. He said the HRC “did tremendous work to make America a more just and equal nation” and called that work “vital and bigger than any one individual.”

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund declined to comment on the development, but Bean has no current involvement with the organization besides contributing funds to its operations.

Attorney: Bean is the victim of an extortion ring

Bean’s attorney, Kristen Winemiller, said the allegations against him should not be taken at “face value.”

“Over the course of several months in 2013-2014 Terry was the victim of an extortion ring led by several men known to law enforcement,” Winemiller said. “This current arrest is connected to the ongoing investigation of that case in which Mr. Bean has fully cooperated.”

Lawson’s attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.

Lawson’s former attorney told The Oregonian that Lawson stumbled upon a camera Bean used to secretly record sexual encounters with him and other men, and took screenshots of some of the images, hoping to secure money from Bean in exchange for their return.

While Lawson’s attorney characterized the money as “damages,” Bean alleged extortion, and took his concerns to the district attorney.

The investigation was eventually taken up by the Portland Police Department due to a conflict of interest with the DA and Lawson’s former attorney, and that investigation led to Bean’s indictment and arrest.

The White House and Terry Bean’s  Problem

A prominent Portlander fights for his reputation after a love affair goes wrong.

Terry Bean and Kiah Lawson – Photo courtesy Kiah Lawso


Few people have worked harder for last month’s historic decision to allow same-sex couples to marry in Oregon than Portland real-estate developer Terry Bean.

Bean, 65, is one of the founders of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s leading gay-rights organization. He’s donated more than $1 million to the group and serves on its board. His name is prominently displayed on a glass wall at the organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.


Photos courtesy of Kiah Lawson. 
President Barack Obama talks with, from left, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY, Rep. Jim Himes, D-CT, and Rep. Barney Frank, D-Ma., on Air Force One on the flight from JFK to Andrews Air Force Base, Monday, Sept. 14, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama talks with, from left, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY, Rep. Jim Himes, D-CT, and Rep. Barney Frank, D-Ma., on Air Force One on the flight from JFK to Andrews Air Force Base, Monday, Sept. 14, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

His influence extends beyond gay rights. No Oregonian has raised more money for President Barack Obama. At a 2009 Human Rights Campaign dinner, Obama called Bean a “great friend and supporter.” The president in 2012 hosted Bean on Air Force One, and when Obama visits Oregon, Bean has had the honor of greeting him as the president gets off his plane.

But today, when he’d rather be celebrating the same-sex marriage victory, Bean is instead fighting to protect his reputation.

Bean’s attorney has told the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office that Bean is the victim of an extortion plot carried out against him by a former boyfriend, 24-year-old Kiah Lawson, a onetime cellphone salesman with a drug problem and a criminal record.

Bean says that last year he fell in love with Lawson. Bean paid him a $400-a-week allowance, put Lawson up in one of his homes and took him on international trips. Last fall, Bean brought Lawson to the White House and also introduced him to Obama.

Bean’s attorney, Kristen Winemiller, says Bean always acted in Lawson’s best interest. “Our client did nothing improper in his considerable attempts to support Lawson in making a better life for himself,” Winemiller says.

In January, Lawson says, he discovered that Bean had a hidden camera in the smoke detector above Bean’s bed in his West Hills home. Lawson used this information to seek money from Bean, alleging that the camera captured videos “of at least a half dozen individuals in a state of nudity engaged in intimate acts with you.” Lawson claims he is in more than one video.

Records reviewed by WW show Bean recently attempted to settle the matter for $40,000 in exchange for Lawson turning over the images and refraining from disclosing Bean’s “alleged illicit sexual activities.”

That deal appears to be off, and last week Bean’s attorney went to the DA, alleging Lawson was guilty of theft and extortion, in addition to being involved in a wider range of criminal activities. The case is under investigation by Portland police.

WW first contacted Bean a month ago about this story, and he has repeatedly declined to comment. Bean’s attorney has also hired a former Multnomah County prosecutor to represent six young men who know Bean. And Bean has engaged a veteran Washington, D.C., communications specialist from a firm with ties to Obama to manage the story.

Many of the facts are in dispute, and it’s unclear how often guests in Bean’s bedroom might have been caught on camera, or if Lawson’s efforts to extract money from him constitutes extortion.

But this much is sure: Bean has negotiated complex real estate deals, made himself indispensable to players at the highest level of politics, and played a role in the biggest civil-rights fight of our generation. Yet his legacy is on the line because of his association with a troubled young man he met on the dating app called Jack’d.

“Terry made the mistake of falling for the wrong man,” Winemiller says. “Since that mistake, Terry has been the victim of a ring of men who have broken into his homes, stolen money and personal property and tried to extort money from him by threatening his sterling public reputation.”

Bean grew up the scion of a powerful Portland family. His great-grandfather was an Oregon Supreme Court justice and later a federal judge. His grandfather, Ormond Bean, served 23 years as a Portland city commissioner. His accomplishments included the development of Delta Park. His father, Ormond Jr., ran a successful real-estate company.

Bean himself was raised in Lake Oswego. He attended the University of Oregon on a golf scholarship, and returned to Portland and went to work at his father’s firm, Bean Investment Real Estate. He invested in apartments and converted rentals, such as the 561-unit Portland Center Apartments and the Envoy at Southwest Vista Avenue and West Burnside Street, into condominiums.

His investors included San Francisco meat-packing heir James Hormel and wealthy Portlanders, including stockbroker Jerry Bidwell; Frank Dulcich, the CEO of Pacific Seafood; and Robert Philip, former CEO of Schnitzer Steel. Bean hit hard times when a multimillion-dollar Las Vegas condo conversion deal went bust as the national real-estate market plummeted in 2008. His company is still operating, but with a lower profile.

He has been even more prominent in politics. In 1978, the city of Eugene passed an ordinance outlawing discrimination based on sexual orientation, and Bean helped lead the unsuccessful fight against repeal of the ordinance. He’s been a major player at fundraisers and political events, often escorting former Gov. Barbara Roberts, who considers Bean one of her closest friends.

He’s given $24,000 to candidates seeking state and local office since 2006, including $4,500 to Secretary of State Kate Brown’s campaigns, and $2,100 to elect Sam Adams mayor of Portland in 2008. Bean has also given nearly $300,000 in federal races since 2000, according to disclosure reports.

In a 2007 video tribute to Bean—played at a Basic Rights Oregon event in his honor—former Vice President Al Gore, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and former Gov. Roberts all paid tribute to him. Roberts talked about his tenacious battle for gay rights.

“He’s been willing to get in people’s faces about this issue for decades,” she said. “He’s stood toe to toe, eye to eye with presidents of the United States.”

In 2008, then-Gov. Ted Kulongoski named Aug. 23 “Terry Bean Equality Day,” in recognition of Bean’s tireless work on gay rights. He was co-best man at the 2012 wedding of former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.).

Bean’s fundraising prowess reached its peak in 2012, when he helped Obama win a second term. According to the watchdog group Public Citizen, Bean raised $500,000 for Obama’s re-election. Obama thanked him publicly at an event in Portland that year. When Obama left Portland after a fundraiser, Bean flew to Seattle with him on Air Force One.

IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL: Lawson at a Democratic Party event with the president; Lawson and Bean at a Human Rights Campaign event.  Photos courtesy of Kiah Lawson

Bean’s current troubles began when he started dating Kiah Lawson.

Lawson grew up in Junction City, where he graduated from high school in 2007, and soon found himself in trouble. A co-worker of his at the Hollister store in Eugene’s Valley River Center obtained an anti-stalking order against Lawson in 2007, after telling a judge Lawson had threatened him and tried to run him down with a car. In 2008, Lawson’s boyfriend at the time went to court and won a protective order, saying Lawson had a history of “criminal behavior and being vengeful,” according to court records.

Four years later, in November 2012, Lawson was accused of breaking down an apartment door and beating another boyfriend, spattering blood on the walls. Lawson later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault.

In January 2013, Lawson pleaded guilty to theft after stealing headphones and a PlayStation 3 console from the Hillsboro Best Buy. In August 2013, a Washington County judge issued a warrant for Lawson’s arrest after he failed to appear at an arraignment for driving with a suspended license.

That same month, court records show, Lawson and Bean began dating.

Lawson told WW the two met through Jack’d, and that Bean offered to help him with court fines stemming from his criminal convictions, and encouraged him to stay off drugs and stop smoking. “I was impressed,” Lawson says of Bean. “There was a sense of hope around him. You know, the bling. I liked that he tried to help me, to encourage me.”

Bean, who drives a 2007 Bentley convertible and lives in a $1 million West Hills home, soon moved Lawson into a Hayden Island condo he also owns, court records show. Lawson says Bean took him to a birthday party for former Mayor Adams and lunches with Barbara Roberts, and Christmas caroling with Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini.

The two traveled widely, to Bean’s home in Palm Springs, Calif., to the Dominican Republic and to Europe, according to Lawson’s Facebook page and documents reviewed by WW.

They went to Washington, D.C., where in November 2013 Bean took Lawson on a private tour of the White House. They also attended a Democratic Party fundraiser that featured President Obama.

It’s unclear whether Lawson’s criminal record was an issue in connection with a Secret Service background check people meeting the president often undergo. Bean declined to answer questions about the security clearance.

Winemiller, Bean’s attorney, says Bean believes the “Secret Service process for determining who can and cannot participate in events with the president is unassailable, and Mr. Bean has never questioned that process, nor would he.”

Lawson was allowed into the Obama event and afterward shook hands with the president as Bean snapped a photo. Lawson says meeting the president was exciting, but that’s not his best memory. “The White House library was awesome,” Lawson says. “All those old books.”

Lawson and Bean’s romance had many of the trappings of a domestic relationship. Bean visited Lawson’s family in Junction City and took Lawson’s mother to a University of Oregon Ducks football game. Bean hosted Lawson’s family at his home for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

“I really liked the guy,” says Lawson’s mother, Nouanemany Privatsky, 49. “I thought he was nice, caring, considerate.”

The traditional trappings only went so far. Lawson claims that, as part of their relationship, Bean asked him to bring younger men to the West Hills house. He also says their relationship allowed them to have sex with other men, so long as the other approved.

On Jan. 3, Lawson says, he became suspicious that Bean had entertained a man whom they had met on a different dating site, Adam4Adam. He knew Bean had an extensive video surveillance system throughout the house; there were security cameras visible in places such as the kitchen, the foyer and hallways.

Lawson says he accessed the security system and thumbed through video images to see if he could spot the other man. There, he says, he discovered videos taken in Bean’s bedroom. They included Lawson and Bean having sex, as well as video of at least six other men engaged in sex acts at various times.

He made screenshots and later confronted Bean about the recordings, some of which appeared to date back months.

It’s a misdemeanor in Oregon to knowingly video-record another person who is naked without his or her consent if the person being recorded has a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Winemiller, Bean’s attorney, said the security system in Bean’s home was never used for any improper or illegal purpose. “No footage from that system is archived by Mr. Bean or used beyond the intended purpose of a security system,” she said.

According to Lawson, however, Bean denied at first that there was a video camera in the bedroom. Bean then acknowledged he had installed a camera to protect himself against thefts, but that it hadn’t worked for years and that he didn’t know how to activate it.

Lawson says they argued. The two tried to reconcile and traveled to Europe. In February, they broke up.

On Feb. 15, Bean went to his Hayden Island condo and demanded that Lawson move out. The two men argued and police were called. An officer noticed a mark on Bean’s forehead, and Bean denied that Lawson caused it. But in a restraining-order petition he filed subsequently, Bean claimed Lawson had hit him. (Bean and Lawson both sought restraining orders against each other in March. Lawson has withdrawn his; Bean’s is still in effect.)

Lawson found a lawyer and, brandishing the video images, asked Bean for money.

The lawyer that Lawson found, Jeff Dickey, says he has known Bean for 20 years. Dickey got his law license in 2009 and had worked briefly for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. The DA later refused to employ him full time, and Dickey won a settlement after claiming his civil rights had been violated. He has struggled—two judges have removed him from cases recently after he failed to appear at hearings. (Dickey tells WW his practice has suffered because of recent health issues.)

On Feb. 20, Dickey sent Bean a letter quoting Lawson saying Bean was “his lover, companion and best friend.” But Lawson, according to the letter obtained by WW, claimed his discovery of the video recordings had caused “emotional trauma, psychological damage and breach of trust.”

“After learning of the presence of cameras that took video of our most intimate moments—and captured images of other individuals in a state of nudity—I have had a difficult time trusting him,” Lawson is quoted in the letter.

In the letter, Dickey said Lawson possessed screenshots from some of the videos and was considering filing a civil lawsuit against Bean. Dickey also said Lawson was considering calling police, suggesting that the video recordings violated an Oregon law against invasion of personal privacy. His client, Dickey said, “has agreed to first try to reach a compromise and settlement to resolve his complaints.”

It’s unclear whether Lawson’s demand for money would qualify as extortion. In certain circumstances, under Oregon law, extortion can include demanding money from someone in exchange for not accusing a person of a crime, or exposing an embarrassing or damaging secret. It may not be extortion, according to state law, if the person making the demand did so to “make good the wrong which was the subject of the threatened charge.”

“Lawyers can’t say things like, ‘I’m going to ruin you,’” says John Mansfield, a Portland lawyer who specializes in privacy issues. “But it’s permissible to ask for a settlement based on the evidence.”

On March 17, Winemiller wrote back to Dickey, accusing Lawson of stealing a Rolex watch, golf clubs and clothing from Bean. Winemiller also accused Lawson and a friend, Michael Lytle, of using Bean’s bank card to run up a bill of $18,000. (Lytle’s criminal record includes burglary, drug sales and identity theft.) Winemiller wrote that Lawson and his friends “are in league to extract a payout” from Bean.

Both Lawson and Lytle deny Winemiller’s allegations.

Last month, Lawson’s and Bean’s attorneys entered into mediation and emerged with an agreement. Under the deal, reviewed by WW, Lawson would get $40,000, including $12,500 for Dickey, Lawson’s attorney, and $9,500 toward drug treatment for Lawson. (Lawson was arrested April 20 at Sea-Tac Airport for possession of meth on the way back from a trip to Hawaii to visit friends. The King County, Wash., district attorney’s office says the case is under review.)

In exchange for the money, Lawson agreed to turn over all images he had from the videos. The agreement also said Lawson would be paid only if by May 8 there had been no media reports concerning the claims made by Lawson concerning “alleged illicit sexual acts” by Bean.

The agreement also required that an ex-boyfriend of Lawson’s, Denis Sieben, settle with Bean. Sieben, 19, tells WW he had sex with Lawson in Bean’s bed often during September. Sieben says Lawson has told him he appears in at least one video, but says he never saw any of the images. He also says he never consented to being recorded.

Bean and his attorney declined to discuss the settlement agreement.

Once the investigations began, Lawson turned his iPhone containing images from the videos over to Charles Faulk, a former electronic forensics expert with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who has been hired by Bean’s attorney. According to a recording of a conversation between them, Faulk told Lawson he had wiped the images off the iPhone so they could never be recovered. Faulk declined to comment for this story.

Nevertheless, Lawson says he has yet to receive any money from the settlement. Attorneys for Lawson and Bean accuse the other side of failing to hold up their end of the settlement agreement.

Over the past month, Bean has launched a three-part strategy to combat Lawson’s claims.

First, Bean hired Washington, D.C., public relations strategist Hilary Rosen. Rosen works for SKDKnickerbocker, a firm that includes Anita Dunn, Obama’s former communications director. Rosen is also a longtime friend of Bean’s and a former board member of the Human Rights Foundation. Second, Bean’s legal team enlisted Jim McIntyre, a former Multnomah County deputy district attorney, to represent six young men who know Bean. McIntyre declined to comment.

One of the men represented by McIntyre tells WW he had sexual contact with Bean in the bedroom of Bean’s West Hills home, and has told Bean’s attorney he was unaware of a video recording system. Bean’s attorney, Winemiller, has since offered to advise the man on a domestic-violence charge and to help him find an apartment. Winemiller says the man was in need of social services, and she offered to refer him to Central City Concern.

Finally, Bean started building a criminal case against Lawson and his friends. One man represented by McIntyre says Bean called him recently to see what he knew about Lawson.

Another man, Matt Steel, who also spent time at Bean’s house, says he told Bean he once heard Lawson and Lytle plotting to get money from Bean. Bean then asked him for “any videos, evidence, messages, any photos of them doing anything illegal,” Steel tells WW.

On May 21, Bean’s representatives visited the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. The DA’s office confirms that it has received a complaint from Bean’s attorney. The office has cited a conflict of interest because the investigation involves Dickey, who once worked there. As a result, the case has been turned over to the Clackamas County District Attorney’s office.

“We are in the process of doing a full investigation in conjunction with the Portland Police Bureau,” Scott Healy, Clackamas County senior deputy district attorney, tells WW. “Our investigation has started relatively recently. All complaints will be fully investigated, but I cannot comment further than that.”

Bean’s attorney, Winemiller, declined to discuss the evidence she presented to prosecutors. “We are confident that investigators will uncover the full depth of what has been done to Mr. Bean,” she says.

Dickey, Lawson’s attorney, says talk of a criminal investigation is simply a smokescreen.

“Terry is creating a distraction over here so we don’t pay attention to the fact that there were victims who were surreptitiously videotaped,” Dickey says. “This is a tactic by Terry to create an alterative narrative.”

For Bean, it’s not certain what happens next. People close to him say he’s distraught about the case and the potential damage to his reputation.

“I have known Terry Bean for 30 years,” Barbara Roberts, the former Oregon governor, tells WW. “There is no finer or more trustworthy man in Oregon.  He has helped so many people.



“I am hopeful that law enforcement acts swiftly to put an end to this hateful charade and I feel terrible for Terry that this unfortunate incident has become public.”

On May 31, nearly 1,000 revelers turned up at Montgomery Park for a raucous victory celebration marking a federal judge’s overturning of Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Gay-rights pioneers, such as former Mayor Adams, raised their glasses to dozens of newly married gay couples.

In between music by the LoveBomb Go-Go Marching Band and DJ Zimmie, Gov. John Kitzhaber, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and other leaders who have fought for decades for gay rights recognized the groups and individuals who’d made equality possible in Oregon.

Amid all the names called out, one was missing.

Terry Bean wasn’t there.


When this lovers quarrel began, Lawson was ready to accept $40,000.00 usd and walk away. But Bean’s need to be right and in his insatiable need to have the last word, he could not resist from trying to punish Lawson and continually lowered the award.  Similar to other foolish men (Madoff comes to mind), after having managed millions of dollars in order to get Barack Obama re-elected, Bean created his own downfall over a mere $40,000.00 usd.

Needless to say, Barack Obama is distancing himself from the Terry Bean story. The Paris ISIS tragedies and Boko Haram atrocities help keep Barack Obama’s friendship with Terry Bean off the front pages but that won’t last forever.

Besides Terrence Bean, Shari Williams (above: LinkedIn photo) listed as the “Comptroller” is also listed as a Trustee of the Charles M. Holmes Foundation.

990 PF Forms are filing forms for Private Foundations to the IRS.  Terry Bean may have preferred to keep these documents private but they were posted to a public charity database (GuideStar) therefore he has already rendered these documents public as the database is open for review and downloading. The posting identifies the foundation as a charity. Here are its IRS reports for 2013, 2012 and 2011.


2011-Form_990-PF_Bean by SyndicatedNews

2012-Form_990-PF_Bean by SyndicatedNews

2013-Form_990-PF_Bean by SyndicatedNews

The saga of Terry Bean, former CEO of Charles M. Holmes Foundation and Conwest Resources who then went into real estate and civil and human rights is not a story that has come to an end. Barack Obama and Terry Bean continue to be friends.


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