This Is The True Story That Inspired Netflix’s Dirty John

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Dirty John tells the chilling story of John Meehan and his whirlwind relationship with Debra Newell. The show – based on true events – has gripped both Bravo and Netflix audiences, who can’t seem to get enough of the disturbing drama. But no matter how creepy the on-screen John may be, in real life he was far more sinister.

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The story of “Dirty John” is one that has fascinated audiences in recent years. John Meehan’s life was first chronicled in a 2017 podcast, which was presented by journalist Christopher Goffard and made by the Los Angeles Times in conjunction with the podcast network Wonderly. And the series proved so popular that it was downloaded more than 10 million times in less than two months.

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