In 2016 a couple from Athol re-emerged in one of the most disturbing stories I can ever remember on TB.
Jason and Misti Iorio are an Athol couple we’ve written about several times before. Misti has previously been a guest on the Maury Povich “you are not the father” episode. She knew that the man she was bringing on the show with her was not the father of her baby, (so did he) but they went on anyway for the free hotel room and stipend that Maury hooks his guests up with.
They have a litter of children, and no one’s really sure who belongs to who. We’ve gotten countless messages about these winners, and we’ve tried to put this puzzle together as best we can. So here goes.
This is Danielle Taft.
She appears to be a close friend of Misti and Jason. She is also allegedly the Godmother of Jason and Misti’s alleged daughter Leilani.
But……she gave birth to Leilani around May of 2013?
Here’s the thing about Danielle – she is clearly mentally challenged.
So how did she become pregnant with little Leilana? Well, according to failed American Idol candidate Jason Iorio, Danielle Taft (who they have convinced to change her name on Facebook to Danielle Iorio) was their surrogate.
Except becoming a surrogate is a long and complicated process, as you have to go through a thorough screening, background checks, and the courts. Someone of Danielle’s capacity would not be approved as a surrogate as far as we are told by people who have gone through the process. This of course would mean that Jason Iorio would’ve had to have impregnated her himself. Why would he do this? Well, Misti had her tubes tied, but apparently she wanted to keep collecting checks from the government. She had been posting about ways to make money on Facebook while staying home all day with her SEVEN KIDS!!!
So if Jason is claiming to be the father of this baby, then how did the baby end up in Danielle’s womb? Well, the story Jason is supposedly going with is he used a turkey baster. Yes, a turkey baster. And according to threads we’ve picked up on the Athol/Orange uncensored Facebook page, Misti Iorio faked a pregnancy while Danielle was pregnant, and then claimed the baby as hers after Jason signed the birth certificate.
Why? Because Danielle receives SSI because of her disabilities, which she then hands over to Misti.
Even Hadassah Robeson would be impressed by this sort of diabolical grift.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get more twisted, Danielle calls Misti and Jason “Mom and Dad,” and the rest of their kids call Danielle (a 31 year old woman) their sister.
See for yourself. She calls them Mom and Dad over and over again on Facebook:
She refers to them as her “family”
She also calls other people Mom and Dad, because clearly she does not know any better.
It’s actually pretty disturbing. Here’s a post that Danielle “Iorio” made a few months after she gave birth to Leilana. She apparently thought that the woman pretending to be her mother (Misti) was mad at her, and she was begging for forgiveness:
“Ur our girl no matter what I hope u relize that now baby girl.”
This is what Misti wrote to the 31 year old woman who gave birth to the daughter that she is pretending is her’s. Insane.
It wasn’t the first time that Misti was pretending to be made at poor Danielle.
Nor was it the last.
Only Misti and Jason know what is really going on here. But from the looks of it Danielle has done something to “upset” them. At least that’s what they’re telling her. So she feels bad about it because she doesn’t know any better.
I assume that Misti is pretending to be mad at this poor woman to keep her away from her natural birth children. Wouldn’t that make sense? Maybe Danielle told them she wanted to keep the children and this was their way of keeping her away from them. Maybe they told poor Danielle that she did something wrong and they were mad at her, knowing she would believe she had in fact done something wrong. Danielle believed them and then she apologized to them because all she wants to do is make them happy.
But every once in a while “Momma and Dad” (Jason and Misti) throw her a bone by talking to her on the phone.
But wait, it gets even more sordid. Danielle has a child that lives with her who she claims is her daughter, named Sharya, who is probably close to 5-6 years old now:
This guy apparently thinks he’s the father:
I’m not going to share a picture of the girl, but she is clearly not 100% white, and both Fred here and Jason Iorio are quite white. So who knows what in tarnation is going on at this point. It’s just Athol being Athol.
Around the time that Danielle gave birth to Leilana in May of 2013, she must have lost custody of Sharya:
Sharya then somehow was returned to the custody of Jason and Misti Iorio.
We are told that the girl’s last name is Iorio as well. So if you’re counting at home, we are now up to two small children that Danielle Taft has given birth to, but have the Iorio surname. A couple days later Sharya was returned to Danielle by “Dad”.
Safe to say that this is the most disturbing story we’ve written about in a long, long time.
Oh yea, and according to a 2015 Facebook post, they’ve all been living together for four years:
Just because this story isn’t a steaming pile of the most confusing shit you’ve ever seen already.
But they really do treat Danielle like she’s their pet or something:
Then again, they treat her body like an incubator for Jason’s DNA, so that’s not really surprising.
Apparently in the Athol/Orange area this trailer park duo’s secrets are anything but secret. So many people have reached out to us about this story. We just haven’t had the time to put it all together yet. But even some of her friends were confused. After all, Danielle went through nine months of pregnancy, then she started posting pictures of her “Goddaughter” on Facebook, which is weird because it was really her kid:
Others have made the accusation to Misti that the new baby was not her’s. She doesn’t like these accusations very much.
Well of course you love her. Without her you don’t get any more kids, which means the SSI checks stop coming.
Are the rest of Misti’s kids hers? Who the hell knows at this point. Just throw another one on the pile and wait for the first of the month. If the checks don’t come through then maybe Justin Bieber will.
Danielle Taft obviously has no support systems. She has no idea what’s going on or what to do. All she wants is to be told that she is loved by others, but she doesn’t really understand what that means. Misti and Jason know that simply telling her that she is family and telling her that she is loved is all they need to manipulate her to act as they please. Jason and Misti KNEW that Danielle was not fit to be a surrogate. That’s why I believe they came up with this scheme. Jason got her pregnant. This means he either used the turkey baster or did this the Amish way. You tell me what is more believable. And then after that they stole the baby from her because she wouldn’t know what to do in that situation.
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