This is one for the psychologists: Why would a 30-year-old with a good job as a digital producer at NBC risk it all by allegedly filming, without permission, a sex act with galpal and distributing it on XTube? He is from a privileged background, the son of Gary Dellaverson, now special counsel at Proskauer Law Firm. Previously, the father had been the Chief Financial Officer and labor negotiator for the MTA.
The name of that alleged miscreant, the world now knows, is Carlo Dellaverson. Here is the coverage by Jamie Schram in the New York Post.
Psychologists I have consulted with in the past mostly finger the need for the excitement, associated with the risk-taking. That drives seemingly normal human beings to aberrant behavior. One in corrections told me about the middle manager at a utility who had been warned not to view porn on his work computer. He couldn't stop.
Whatever the emotional trigger or triggers (was there a heaping side dish of self-destruction), Dellaverson is now in big trouble. He was charged today, reports Schram, "with disseminating unlawful surveillance and harassment."
The alleged filming took place much earlier but wasn't discovered by the female filmed until September 4, 2014. First she dumped him, moving out their shared apartment in Greenwich Village. Then she filed a police report.
The fascination with pornography is as old as civilization. As long as some governments make complex laws about its making and distribution, those who want to stay out of trouble usually avoid that whole category of human activity. The risk seems too high for whatever the purported reward.