For Reals: William Shatner Interviews Mary Kay Letourneau & Vili Fualaau

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It almost sounds like a “Saturday Night Live” sketch – cast the legendary, self-aware King of kitschy over-acting William Shatner as Host. Add as Guests convicted child rapist Mary Kay Letourneau and her one-time victim-turned-husband Vili Fualaau, who both live in neighboring Des Moines.


Oh, and be sure to hit the Record button, ‘cuz this could be interesting, to say the least.

The result? An interview on a new show on the Biography channel called “Aftermath” that borders on surrealism.

To wit – at one point, Letourneau reveals to Shatner that she had no idea that having a “relationship” with an underage boy was illegal, let alone a felony.

There’s another priceless (ok, it’s kinda gross) moment where Letourneau talks about their “first kiss” (at the time she was in her 30s, and he was what? A 12-year old 6th grader?): – listen to her soundbites here:


Letourneau did her time of course, spending seven years in prison for child rape. She and Fualaau married in 2005, and they currently live in Des Moines with their two children.

Oh, and they can sometimes be seen hanging out at the All Star Sports Bar, where Vili often guests as a DJ.

Here’s the episode in its entirety (don’t say we didn’t warn you…):

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21 Responses to “For Reals: William Shatner Interviews Mary Kay Letourneau & Vili Fualaau”
  1. Local Resident says:

    That’s disgusting. He was a child. She was a child rapist. And Shatners obvious support of that? Repulsive. I had heard that they frequented that bar and worked there, that’s why I have never stepped foot inside the establishment and never will. She honestly didn’t think what she was doing was illegal? The way she talks during that interview makes me think she should be in an institution. She still doesn’t believe what she did was wrong. That makes her a dangerous sex offender at risk of re-offending.

    • Steve says:

      Seriously? I doubt it. As wrong as it may have been for this culture, around the world it’s not uncommon practice. They are still together, they have children together. Sounds to me like it was everything they said it was.

    • Tara says:

      I think it’s disgusting that she is still being judged for something that she has paid her debt to society for. I am not saying what she did was right, he was a child at the time. But she went to prison for seven years for it. It’s not like she got off free like that teacher from Florida did. What’s really sad is that she made a mistake and no matter how hard she tries to make up for it, a lot of people are still going to look down on her over that one mistake. That’s not fair. They are married now, and they seem happy. They obviously love each other. Maybe they were just meant to be? Everything happens for a reason. You shouldn’t judge someone that you do not personally know. Walk in her shoes, then talk. I think everyone needs to mind their own business and let them live in peace.

  2. Liljo says:

    Hey Local Res;
    Climb down off that pedestal of yours and take a chill pill…
    You don’t really sound like the sports bar kind of person anyway.
    What’s it really to you, anyway?

    • Local Resident says:

      Yes I do hang out at the local sports bars and its a big deal to me because I have a teenager and I would kill a teacher that raped my child and called it love.

  3. george says:

    She sounds really slow mentally.

  4. bianca says:

    It was obviously morally, ethically, and legally wrong when it started. But she’s ‘paid her dues’ and they seem like a loving couple. Time to stop villifying them.

  5. warrenb says:

    Vili-fying? Nice one Bianca! Oh well, the heart wants what the heart wants. There is no law against being an idiot in love.

  6. KaiJ says:

    From what I recall of the neighborhood drama, Mary Kay was a fragile individual with a critical overbearing husband that pushed her over the edge. She was so desperate for affection and to be accepted that she used some terribly misguided judgement. Well given the divorce rate of 50% I’m impressed she and Villie are still together and apparently happier than most.

    So let’s move on

  7. Rob says:

    All I can say is if mark kay was a man, and vili was a girl- She would still be in jail, and have to register as a sex offender upon release. Not being treated as a celebrity.

    • heather says:

      you are so wrong, my ex uncle raped/molsted 12 people of his family and guess what he served 48hrs in jail. so now if mary was a guy no that doesn’t mean she would be locked away forever. She did her time why can’t you just leave her alone.

    • Tara says:

      She did have to register as a sex offender.

  8. lin333 says:

    Their relationship is beyond sick! To have an affair with a child, when you are an adult, many years older, is disgusting. One of the primary symptoms of one diagnosed as bipolar, who has not been on medication, is hyper-sexuality. The fact she did it with a child is beyond comprehension and is statutory rape. She should be on a sex offenders list for life, and her medication should be carefully monitored. The fact that she married him when released from prison after seven years is sickening! What will her children think of her know, and what a shameful legacy to leave her four children whom she had with her first husband. He seems like a good man and father, and should be commended for taking them away from her. That marriage will probably not last, and her two children with Villi should be taken away and placed with parents who live a “normal life.” As a psychologist, I would never want her around children and men ever again! She is a sick and a mentally ill individual. Villi himself is probably so screwed up he doesn’t know where to turn. Let us see how the world turns with this one! I am a compassionate person, but I would not want her anywhere near my kids! Watch out folks-she is sick!

    • Tara says:

      You should stop judging someone who has done their time for their crime and worry about yourself. He is an adult now. Who cares if they are married?

  9. Eaton B. Verz says:

    ” Villi himself is probably so screwed up he doesn’t know where to turn.”

    He’s givin ‘er all e’s got captain!!!

  10. Wes says:

    Did he ever get his $20?

  11. Philis Brown says:

    Did anyone catch one of the last comments he made about the male minor and his lack of ability to be aware of the consequences?
    “An adolescent doesn’t make a connection about consequences until they are about 21 or 22. They literally, physically can’t understand consequences, and that’s why we send 18 year old’s off to war cause they think they are coming back.”
    I’m a Navy veteran and this comment offends me. That attitude and comment is much more disturbing to me than the subject matter of the interview.

  12. wishful thinker says:

    Lucky little bastard anyways..

  13. starr says:

    I dont understand how its rape when the boy started everything and wanted to have sex with her. Yes it was wrong for her to have sex with a 13 year old and yes she should have known better. But people really who are we to judge everyone in this world has dated a much older or younger person. For some people they thinks its cool. But she has did her time and after she got out they got married. Maybe it was love it just happened as the wrong time. Just leave them alone and let them live in peace now. They are together and that’s all they ever wanted. THings happen for a reason in life just remember that.

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