Who is Melissa Carone? Rudy Giuliani's star witness in Trump 'voter fraud' hearing charged with sending sex tapes

Melissa Carone was reportedly accused of sending her fiance’s ex-wife's pornographic videos and then attempting to frame her for stealing them

                            Who is Melissa Carone? Rudy Giuliani's star witness in Trump 'voter fraud' hearing charged with sending sex tapes
Melissa Carone and Rudy Giuliani ([email protected]/Getty Images)

In a startling revelation, the star witness who attended President Donald Trump’s "voter fraud" case in Michigan on December 2, was recently released from probation. Melissa Carone was reportedly accused of sending her fiance’s ex-wife pornographic videos and then attempting to frame her for stealing them.

The 33-year-old was sentenced to 12 months probation for the offensive activity in Wayne County, Michigan, in September 2019, Daily Mail reported. As per various publications, Carone reportedly harassed her fiance’s ex-wife for over two years. This included stalking her and sending her sexually explicit videos from an anonymous account that showed herself having sex with her partner who was at that time, the victim’s ex-husband.

As per documents, the investigators managed to trace the email's IP address back to Carone’s account and she also admitted to the investigators that she was responsible for sending the explicit content to the victim. Earlier, Daily Mail reported that Carone was previously charged with obscenity and computer crimes. However, these charges were later reduced to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge.

US President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani (Getty Images)


Earlier Huffington Post reported that Carone claimed that it was actually her fiance, Matthew Stackpoole, who sent the explicit videos to his ex-wife. However, she mentioned that she took a plea deal only because the couple didn’t want to spend any more time in court. “The reason I got charged for it is it was sent off of my phone,” Carone, a self-proclaimed cybersecurity analyst, said. “I just said screw it, I’m going to have to take it.”

Carone also revealed to have told police that she felt her fiance’s ex-wife had unlawfully accessed the videos. However, she argued that she hadn’t made a false statement at the time as she (Carone) honestly believed that was the case. “I didn’t make a false accusation. That is what I thought at the time. That is what I assumed to be the truth at the time. He had not yet came out and told me that he had sent it,” she reportedly said.

In a text statement, Stackpoole reportedly supported Carone’s story, saying he was the one who sent the explicit videos to his ex-wife. The police records say that he told police at the time that “he is not sure how someone would get sexual videos of him and his girlfriend” and that he believed his ex-wife “somehow was able to access his Google account to view his pictures and videos that he had stored on his Google account”.

The victim, however, had contrasting views on this. She stated that these were false claims that triggered a police investigation and cost her a lot of money. She also stated that she took a lie detector test to prove she hadn’t unlawfully hacked her former husband’s account. Carone then later revealed it was her who sent the videos saying that her goal was to send Stackpoole’s ex-wife “over the top”.

Carone’s probation period ended on September 13, after which she was hired by an agency to assist Dominion Voting Systems in Detroit. The woman had become a viral phenomenon on December 2 at Michigan Senate and House. There she gave a highly contentious testimony elaborating her claims of election fraud saying, “Democrats ruin your life.” Now as Carone has been hitting headlines lately, here we shed some light on her.

Who is Melissa Carone

Melissa Carone got media attention as she was a witness in the Trump campaign's election fraud lawsuit in Michigan. As per the latest reports, the 33-year-old was on a probation period for reportedly harassing her fiance Matthew Stackpoole’s ex-wife. Reports say that Carone sent her tapes of herself having sex with the boyfriend. Carone who is a mother of two said it was her fiance who had really sent the sex tapes. She agreed to a plea deal to avoid further court appearances.

After the end of her probation period, she was contracted by Dominion Voting Systems to perform IT work at Detroit's TCF Center amid the Presidential elections, where she baselessly claimed she witnessed rampant fraud, Deadline Detroit reported. She alleged that she saw poll workers run ballots through voting machines “thousands of times”. Carone also said that “30,000” votes counted multiple times wouldn’t reflect in the poll book.



Carone was irked during the hearing at Michigan when a state representative said that she should be “under oath” during testimony. An agitated Carone said in response, "I have an affidavit!. I am a mother, I have two children, I have two degrees. I don’t know any woman in the world that would write an affidavit under oath just to write it. You can go to prison for this!”

During her reportedly fiery and bizarre testimony attorney Rudy Giuliani leaned in at a point to calm her down, evidently “shushing” the star witness. Carone’s claims garnered immense attention on social media where people noted that she resembled the ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member and comedian Victoria Jackson and started to troll her.

Carone and Matthew Stackpoole are reportedly engaged and have a child together. As per Deadline Detroit Melissa received an information technology certificate from ITT Technological Institute in 2015.

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