It’s been four days since we published the transcript of Dr. Brian Orr’s deposition, in which he stated that he believed North Andover Board of Selectmen candidate Luke Noble’s daughter when she alleged that her father pulled his pants down and told her to touch his private areas. It’s been a week since we published the divorce documents, showing that Luke Noble was held in contempt of court for trying to terminate his kids’ relationship with their doctor and therapist after they filed 51A’s against him with DCF. It’s been two weeks since we published the disturbing video of Luke Noble swearing at and degrading his crying three year old daughter while driving.
This is a disturbing video of Luke Noble, a candidate for North Andover Board of Selectmen pic.twitter.com/IDg9WCCWLu
— Max (@SurelyMacks) March 13, 2020
Yet the Eagle Tribune, the largest newspaper in the area, has not written about it. Wicked Local did a quick press release after Noble issued a statement, but have not followed up with the credible allegations made against him by his daughter. Additionally, the reaction to the story even on this website is much smaller than the reaction to a run of the mill ratchet selling toilet paper in New Bedford.
This is why child abuse happens – because nobody cares. Shame on the media, shame on society, shame on our culture. This is a man who has the endorsement of the most powerful person in the state, Governor Charlie Baker. When the mainstream media covers a story like this Charlie Baker has to answer for it. He ignored the Mass State Police scandals we broke until the Boston Globe picked up on it. He’s counting on the media giving his friend Luke a break so he doesn’t have to publicly disavow him.
When the first story came out, showing only the video but not the sexual abuse allegations, friends and family rallied around Luke Noble on the North Andover Citizen’s Facebook page.
A lot of the really disgusting comments have been deleted, but as my friend Bristol Blarney says, “screenshots are forever.” Let’s take a look at some of the enablers, who were willing to look past that video.
His mother in law Tracy Peters Edwards was all up in there and has yet to delete anything, presumably because she doesn’t know that’s a thing you can do on the Internet.
Yea, his kids adore him for sure. That’s why they’re telling their doctor and therapist stories about traumatic life events and getting told that they are a “nightmare” and the “worst child I’ve ever seen.” Apparently this is normal behavior for Grandma. She just kept posting and posting, including taking shots at his ex-wife, who is clearly afraid of him.
Yea, how dare his ex-wife attempt to document what most reasonable people believe is abusive behavior. And yes, there is a reason Luke was given more time with his crotch fruits by the judge – his ex-wife didn’t have the financial resources to fight back fairly. This is a woman who married him right out of high school and raised his kids while he made a lot of money. But, fuck her right?
His enabling wife Amanda, who is a teacher at Parker Middle School in Chelmsford, was also out in full force defending her husband’s behavior and smearing his ex-wife.
Bad parenting moment? Oh fuck off you salty cunt. That’s a normal way to speak to a kid, and there’s no excuse for it. And since the ex decided to tape it I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess that it wasn’t his first time speaking like that to his kids.
Then she resorted to smearing other people who weren’t so forgiving of his disgusting behavior.
Yea good point shit for brains. Someone posting a meme is the same thing as a parent swearing at his daughter, the same daughter who would make serious allegations of abuse two years later.
She just wouldn’t shut the fuck up, blaming democrats.
I’m a republican and I still think your husband is a subhuman asshole.
Here’s my question for Amanda Noble – if you witnessed a parent treating their child like that in front of you, would you file a 51A? Of course you would. Because you’re a mandated reporter and you know it’s wrong. Or maybe you don’t, in which case I have to ask, why is someone who thinks it’s OK to emotionally abuse children like that allowed to work with children?
Next up was Luke’s sister Kaleena, who actually called him a saint for his behavior in the video.
A hundred attempts to get him to snap? It was a three year old crying. That’s what they do. If that’s all it took for him to snap then he’s a shitty father who has no business serving as an elected official.
She also said that only privileged people would be offended by that video.
How bout credible allegations of sexual abuse? Are only privileged people worried about that too? This is your niece, isn’t it? Glad to know they’re in good hands when they go to aunty’s house.
She of course blamed the ex wife too.
Yea it was just the ex-wife that made those allegations. I must’ve imagined the 51A filed by the therapist, and the deposition of Dr. Orr. And you’re right, a lot of good men do get screwed in probate court, but your brother wasn’t one of them. He got a great deal because he had the financial resources to force his ex-wife to give in.
Then in probably the most vile thing an aunt can say about her niece, she justified her brother’s behavior by arguing that the girl wouldn’t remember being treated like that to begin with.
See? Emotional abuse is OK if they’re under 5 years old because they won’t remember it anyway. And I’m not obsessed with Luke, I’m obsessed with protecting kids from abusers. If your selfish, douchebag brother had any respect for his kids he’d drop out of the race. Trash.
I ended up getting blocked by the North Andover Citizen on Facebook after the reporter, Bryan McGonigle, was tagged for comment.
Hey dumbass – it’s hard for the wife to comment if she signed a NDA. And what kind of man forces a woman to sign a NDA if he has nothing to hide? I guess Bryan doesn’t have time to report on credible allegations of abuse made by a child about her father who is running for office in town because he’s too busy collecting awards and looking like a douchebag.
I emailed Bryan about this after he blocked me from commenting on Facebook and he’s ignored me. Whatever you, DO NOT flood his inbox at [email protected] and ask him why he’s covering for Luke Noble. This guy’s totally not a pompous queef or anything like that.
Then there was Amanda Orlando Kesterson and Lisa Orlando Bourassa, the daughters of Attorney Joe Orlando Sr, and the sisters of Attorney Joe Orlando Jr, who attempted to intimidate me into writing about their client Luke Noble.
The Orlando clan is a big name family in Republican politics in Massachusetts, for whatever that’s worth. They are personal friends of Governor Baker, and Orlando Jr. was endorsed by him when he ran for Gloucester City Council. Lisa Bourassa’s comments shitting on the ex-wife were taken down, but some of Amanda’s supporting Luke Noble are still up.
“He truly makes everyone he comes in contact with feel comfortable.”
Except his own daughter apparently.
Amanda is a Republican State Committeewoman, who was appointed by Governor Baker to serve in the Office of Child Advocate.
I shit you not. A woman who publicly defends a man who has been seen on video degrading a daughter who would later go on to accuse him of horrifying sexual abuse, serves on a board for child advocacy. A seat I’m sure she’s highly qualified for, and totally wasn’t appointed by the Governor because of the influence her family has on the governor. I’m sure she’ll be a great advocate for children, since she’s choosing to associate with a man who treats them like a disobedient dog.
I would comment on her State Committeewoman Facebook page, but she’s blocked me before I ever had a chance to. Almost as if her family likes to cover shit up.
There were so many others who defended him too. I’m not going to break down how horrible these people all are. I’m just going to leave their comments and names so that you can know that they support this asshole’s behavior if you ever happen to see them in public.
Ryan Moore and Kristina Moore.
Susan Michelle Laurin.
Oh OK. So you saw him a few times, and during those times he refrained from abusing children in front of you. Therefore he’s innocent. What a fucking idiot.
Every single one of these people is part of the reason kids get abused. These are horrible, disgusting people, who are willing to look the other way so long as they personally know the abuser and haven’t seen their friend abuse any kids in front of them.
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