Benita Alexander recently appeared on the ABC show, The Con, to narrate her story which left her in a tough spot for a long time. She spoke about her relationship with surgeon Paolo Macchiarini, who had been lying to her for years, keeping her in the dark about his reality. Through her appearance on The Con, she aims at making people aware of her story while also encouraging more women, who have been love conned, to share their stories. The producer also shared the trailer on her social media, requesting people to watch her episode on The Con.
Producer Benita Alexandra and Paolo Macchiarini’s story started in the year 2013 when the former was approached to cover the story of surgeon Paolo. They worked together on Paolo Macchiarini’s documentary, titled A Leap of Faith, about synthetic organ transplants and stem cell treatments.
According to a report by Distractify, Benita Alexander fell in love with Paolo while they worked together on A Leap of Faith. She only learnt later that the surgeon had been married for 30 years and had been lying about a number of things to her. They split in the year 2015.
After splitting with Paolo Macchiarini, the documentary producer continued to work on a wide range of docudramas and documentaries. During the year of separation, she was a part of films like Breaking the Silence and Counting On. In the next few years, she played a pivotal role in creating films and shows like Seduced By Evil, Still a Mystery, and Crimes Gone Viral. A few of these documentaries were on the Investigation Discovery network, which was closely associated with Benita Alexander.
Previously, Benita Alexander had created a documentary called He Lied About Everything, where she opened up about Paulo Macchiarini and how she got love conned by him. In the most recent development, she narrated her story on ABC’s The Con, so that more people can be made aware of such practices.
I fell deeply in love with this man and had no idea I was in the midst of being conned. If you have been love conned, you're not alone. Email my team at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share your story and help other women. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #romance #tindernightmares #love #lovefail #nightmarerelationships #relationshipfail #relationships #marriage #marriagefail
Benita Alexander also posted about her episode on The Con, encouraging people to go and watch it for the awareness it aims at raising. She shared the trailer and also shed some light on how a successful and strong woman feels upon being love conned by somebody. Internet trolls also add on to the misery as they fail to empathise or provide support in any manner. She has spoken about how women need to put forth their stories to break the stigma around love conning so that a full stop can be put on it, in the near future.
Tonight my story airs again on @abcnetwork at 10pm /9 central as the premiere episode of a new series called "THE CON." It's been 5 years since this absolutely crazy saga upended my life. In 2018 I made a film about it called #HE LIED ABOUT EVERYTHING with @efran_films and @investigationdiscovery. Afterwards, I heard from women all over the world who thanked me for sharing my story & for making them feel less alone. Trust me, admitting that you got conned, especially as a smart, successful woman, is excruciatingly painful. On top of the devastating shock of realizing the person you loved never even existed, you feel stupid, humiliated and embarrassed. Going public opens you up to all the hateful trolls and naysayers who take sick joy in mocking and taking stabs at you from behind the anonymity of their computers. I've long since learned to stand strong against all of that - for one, extremely important reason: I'm now on a mission to help other women expose the men who've conned them, spread awareness about love cons and hopefully eradicate the perpetuating stigma that deems you stupid if you're a woman who falls for a conman. I promise you, you are NOT. Help me by watching tonight, sharing this link and asking everyone you know to tune it too. And a huge shout out to my beautiful, supportive friends and family, who’ve had my back through all of this, many who appear tonight too: @matthewsobaski @nancysnetwork @tarnopolschultz @saralexanderrr16 @akaannette @rafael2870 @alfredtom_nyc @menthoids @elizabethsellassie @marianfontana2 Thanks, Benita❤ #standstrong #lovecon #brave #warrior #survivor #supporteachother #share #fightback #abc #thecon #tv #tvseries
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