Jeremy Meeks, the Northern California felon whose blue-eyed mugshot replete with chiseled features caused a major internet brushfire, is a married man with two kids. And his wife is outraged at the herd of wanton women stampeding on the Internet to get at her man.
So furious she is said to be that she refused to attend the arraignment so that the spectacle won’t become more of a media and internet circus.
Outside of court, Meeks’ friends and family are also outraged by the social media attention and have legitimate fears that the sensation will work against Meeks. “It’s ridiculous,” said friend Rajanique Davis to CBS Sacramento. “People are making jokes when this is not funny at all.”
Another friend speculated that she’ll never be seen during this ordeal.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if you don’t see her at all in the cameras, because she’s upset,” said friend Simone Johnson. “She’s furious. Her man is in there and people are taking it as a joke, thinking it’s funny talking about his looks, saying all kinds of crazy things.”
Meeks’ younger brother testified to the media that he is not guilty and has changed since being released from prison a few years ago.
“He’s a man who learns from his mistakes,” said Meeks’ brother Bryan Varela. “With his past history, he got out of being incarcerated and put his mind on focus to his family and started doing what he had to do. Living the dream that he always wanted.”
Meeks’s public defender Sam Behar said he was shocked at the worldwide media attention for his client.
“It’s better than the attention my clients usually get,” said Behar.
Great looks may get you fame on Facebook, but justice is blind and she doesn’t like to be mocked. Meeks’s bail, already at an exorbitant $900,000, was raised to one million.