It is a classic tale of the ‘poor little rich kid.’ Andrew Luster was born to riches, and was heir to a massive fortune. But the great grandson of cosmetic titan Max Factor threw it all away, thanks to his horrible crimes.
He grew up in Malibu and reportedly had a trust fund of over three million dollars that supported his traveling, trips and his passion for surfing. He had everything, except morals. In 1996, 1997 and 2000 he reportedly drugged three different women with the date rape drug GHB, he that – while they were unconscious – raped them. He was caught and while on trial he escaped and left the country. He was a fugitive. The trial went on – in absentia – and he was found guilty of a stunning 86 or the 87 counts against him.
He settled in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where he was living it up and hitting the waves. But while the TV cameras were rolling, Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman – the reality show bounty hunter caught him.
Where is he now?
He is serving a 124-year prison sentence at the Mule Creek State Prison in California. He won’t be eligible for parole until he serves 85% of his sentence, which would make it 2108. This means he will be spending the rest of his life in prison.
His victims? Two of them won civil suites and were awarded $39 million, but the money is still being determined to how much they’ll actually get. And there are two other – much younger victims – his two children with his ex-girlfriend who are now seven and nine.
There was a made for TV movie made of his tale called, ” A Date With Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster,” showing all the tragedy.