Marty Rathbun:
How (Not) to Make Friends and (Not) Influence People

Failed Texas guru and admitted perjurer Marty Rathbun complains that after years of bullying people, violent outbursts, lying and secretly suborning perjury, he doesn’t have any friends. Seriously?

About this video

It may be no use crying over spilled milk, but don’t tell that to Marty Rathbun. After years of bullying people, violent outbursts, lying, secretly suborning perjury, financial malfeasance and smearing others with phony tales he makes up from whole cloth, he’s now shedding tears for the camera because, surprise, nobody likes him. It’s all part of an apology tour junket paid for by HBO that has the hopeless task of somehow trying to make people feel sorry for pathological liar Rathbun. Watch him sob. Watch him complain how he’s friendless, and of the torture he endures when people cross the street when they see him coming with his dog. He might as well be the last kid picked for a team at recess. But like everything else, Marty’s Rathbun’s sob story is all about Marty Rathbun and, most important, it’s always someone else’s fault. Forget about personal responsibility. Just point the finger at everyone else and start cranking out the tears.

Video transcript

This is Marty Rathbun, on an Alex Gibney damage control tour.

Because after being exposéd for frivolous lawsuits, suborning perjury, financial malfeasance and blatant lying, Rathbun really needs a make-over.

And so here he is, crying.

It’s very difficult to make and maintain friendships and a life.

Can’t make friends—wonder why?

Because here’s some actual footage of people who’ve tried to talk to Marty Rathbun.

“Marty, you can’t do that. Marty!”

“Shut the fuck up! I’m telling you something right now, Mister. Do you hear me?!”

Not so easy making friends with people when you’re being arrested for assaulting them.

“We have to let people know that if you associate with us, it could affect you adversely.”

So next time you see Marty Rathbun crying, remember friends don’t let friends become friends with Marty Rathbun.

“Shut the fuck up!”