Durianrider is Dangerous

Australian con Man Harley Johnstone is a rapist


Harley Johnstone

criminal and Serial sexual Abuser

43-year-old Harley Johnstone aka "Durianrider" has used and continues to use YouTube and social media to find very young women to sexually assault and exploit.

In October, 2015, he raped New Zealander Hannah, and then launched a vicious campaign on social media to try to destroy her reputation. In June of 2016, Johnstone sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman name Josi, and has since tried to destroy her reputation as well. Several other women have come forward to say that they were sexually assaulted by Johnstone, after being drawn to meet vegans living in Thailand, based in part on Johnstone's YouTube videos.

johnstone’s M.O.

Johnstone pretends to be an "expert" on veganism, health, bicycling, and weight loss. He's not, but he uses this to try to get attention and admiration, and to create opportunities to force himself sexually on young trusting vulnerable girls. The sexual proclivities of the 43-year-old Johnstone lead him to focus on teenage girls, one as young as age 15.

Johnstone is banned from appearing at any major reputable vegan events. He sometimes holds meet-up events, based in Thailand or Australia. These events provide Johnstone with narcissistic supply (attention), as well as attracting new targets for sexual exploitation.

In addition, Johnstone earns money promoting eBooks he "writes" - but which in fact are heavily plagiarized word for word from the work of leading vegan medical doctors and experts, like McDougall and Esselstyn. 

Johnstone also purchases "likes" and "dislikes" through bot services located in small third world countries, which he then directs those "likes" and "dislikes" to be put on videos on YouTube. He uses these bot services to successfully get accounts exposing him suspended (YouTube prohibits use of these bots). Buying likes or dislikes is also Johnstone's attempt to create fake "public opinion" that supposedly many in the community "like" a particular video he made, or "dislike" videos made by someone else which expose him. 

court rules Johnstone a liar

At least one court in Australia has formally found Johnstone to be a complete liar. In this recent case, Johnstone claimed he had been violently assaulted by a man named Anthony Colpo - a man whom Johnstone had previously defamed, smeared and harassed on the internet over many years. In fact, Johnstone's ex-girlfriend has stated publicly that Johnstone admitted to her and others that Colpo had not assaulted Johnstone, that it never actually took place and Johnstone admitted to them he made it all up. Nevertheless Johnstone pressed false charges with the police against Colpo, who was arrested.  Johnstone's testimony at Colpo’s trial was so transparently false and fraudulent that the court dismissed Johnstone’s phony case against Colpo outright. The judge concluded that Johnstone was such an obvious and apparent liar, it would not even be necessary for Colpo to mount any defense whatsoever. Here is an excerpt of the Judge’s findings on Johnstone:


You can read the full order by the judge - and detailed reasons the judge concluded that Johnstone is not to be believed - here:


Johnstone’s fake identities

Johnstone operates hundreds of fake accounts and fake identities on social media. He produces attack videos and slanderous blog entries using his fake accounts. He plays countless characters in Comments sections in order to attack, defame and abuse others, and to try to defend himself. He writes to people playing characters to try to smear others.

When you see a character defending Johnstone, or attacking a critic of the Johnstone, or defending Johnstone's ridiculous "diet program" (called "Raw Till 4") - it is most likely Johnstone himself playing that character. ("Raw Till 4" is a diet program created together by Johnstone and his former girlfriend, "Freelee Banana Girl." It borrows heavily from the work of John McDougall MD, with a lot of pseudo-science and nonsense theories thrown in by Johnstone and Freelee - who have no formal education or degrees of any kind. No credible experts endorse "Raw Till 4.")

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following are videos documenting rape and other abuses by johnstone

The sexual assaults 

This first video linked below is 3 hours and 15 minutes in length and provides extensive detail about two sexual assaults which took place in 2015. The victims describe the events, and describe Johnstone's many threats, intimidation and smears to try to silence each of them afterward, as well as detailing victim reports to police and attempts to seek justice. Johnstone prides himself on evading the law, leaving a country immediately after raping a young girl, or leaving a country when someone sues him in that country - as has happened several times.

Although this is Episode Five of the The Unmasking series, we recommend it as starting place. 




The Diagnosis

This is the first episode of THE UNMASKING in which multiple psychiatric experts describe Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and then Johnstone is shown exhibiting all these traits. 


Uploading THE UNMASKING series got me banned from YouTube.

This episode was originally uploaded to YouTube June 1st, 2017, on World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day. It was taken down by YouTube three days later based on a privacy complaint.

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You see, Johnstone who is being exposed in this series filed a privacy complaint with YouTube because I [Norvegan] showed in this video a death threat he had sent my partner and I via email. Showing his email revealed his email address in the video, and Johnstone objected to this "violation" of his privacy.

It's important to note that Johnstone shares his email address publicly all the time; he has it listed in the About section of his YouTube-channel and he's also sharing it in several of his own videos. There's nothing private about his email address, but it was the pretext he used to get YouTube to pull this video.

Despite Johnstone's constant claims about being "fully transparent", he did not want to be so transparent about the death threats he sends people behind the scenes in his attempts to silence them. I guess his efforts of pretending to be a compassionate vegan don't go so well with sending other vegans death threats?

I also want to point out that YouTube thinks it's okay that one of their users sends death threats to others on the platform, they did nothing about it when we notified them about it. It's not okay however, for the receiving end to show this publicly in a video. Interesting logic YouTube operates by, I must say. I have since posted copies of all these videos on several other video sharing outlets.


The Scam Artist

Here's the second installment of THE UNMASKING, the series that got me banned from YouTube.

In this episode I expose how the narcissist, Harley Johnstone, damaged a cancer patient's fundraiser by falsely accusing her of being a scam artist. Jennifer Faulisi had stage 4 breast cancer and desperately needed treatment as soon as possible. She asked the vegan YouTube community for financial assistance and initially received a lot of support, which caused narcissistic injury to Johnstone.

You see, as was covered Part 1 (above), Johnstone is preoccupied with a fantasy that he created the online vegan YouTube community, and that he possesses some kind of ownership over it. In his mind nobody is allowed to ask for money in "his" community without going through him first. He launched a smear campaign against Jennifer and, unfortunately the donations dried up. She could no longer afford her treatment, and the progress she had made quickly deteriorated. She passed away soon after leaving the treatment center.


Harley Johnstone got part 1 taken down from YouTube by filing a privacy complaint, so naturally he did the same thing with part 2:


Clearly he didn't like being exposed. Once again YouTube helped him to cover his tracks:

Let me once again point out the hypocrisy of YouTube. They allowed their platform to be used to damage the fundraiser of a woman with cancer in desperate need of financial aid. They allowed her to be slandered even after her death. But a video going through the situation, effectively clearing the woman's name of all those lies is considered "inappropriate content".

How incredibly disrespectful to her family. YouTube is a disgrace. The aunt of Jennifer Faulisi posted the following after watching Part 2 about her dead niece: 


The Projections

Here's the third installment of THE UNMASKING, the series that got me banned from YouTube. In this episode I disclose how Harley Johnstone aka Durianrider projects his own behavior and actions onto others. For many years he has gone above and beyond to "expose" sexual predators in order to "protect" what he describes as young vulnerable women in the vegan community. But as revealed in this episode, he himself is the sexual predator who targets young women.


What's particularly disturbing is how detailed his accusations are. As I said in the beginning of the episode: if you want to know what Harley is guilty of, you can just look at what he's accusing others of (click image to open original):

The only person who has had multiple girls coming forward about him in the vegan community on YouTube, is Harley Johnstone.

As with Parts 1 and 2, YouTube once again helped this criminal to take down the evidence against him.


The most ironic part of the take-down was the reason given: Violation of YouTube's policy on harassment and bullying.

Wait what? I only show how this person harasses and bullies others through his YouTube channel, how can that be considered harassment and bullying?

Further in YouTube's community guidelines they have this listed:


Harley is guilty of all of these actions, and I've proven it through my videos! Anyone caught doing these things may be permanently banned from YouTube.

Well, YouTube didn't ban the person guilty of all of this, they banned the person who brought forward the evidence of it.

So to summarize:
It's okay for some YouTube-channels to severely violate YouTube's community guidelines and ToS, but it's not okay for other channels to expose it.


The Narcisscistic Injury

At this point I had caused the narcissist, Harley Johnstone, so much narcissistic injury that in his rage, he uploaded random sexually graphic images to various webpages, including a porn site, and tagged my girlfriend's name in it. This is how low Johnstone is willing to go to get back at those who stand up against him.

The episode begins with exposing these vile actions while explaining the psychology behind narcissistic injury and narcissistic rage.


No More Silence

Johnstone victimizes far and wide, projecting his own thoughts and crimes onto others when smearing.


The narc Judging others 

Johnstone the narcisscist knows a great deal about exactly how sexual predators think. Why does he understand so well the mind of a rapist? Because of course he's talking about himself.


Another sexual assault Victim


The narc did everything he could to get this video down from my channel, but he couldn't. Not until he bought thousands of dislikes for my videos, using automated bots, until my whole channel was suspended for "spam practices.”

As young as this girl looks in this video, she was even younger when she was assaulted by Johnstone - just 18, back in 2016. Johnstone goes after girls who look like they are in high school - this girl could have still been in high school, when the 43-year-old Johnstone targeted her.


The Plagiarism

Johnstone and his 20-year-old girlfriends steal other people's books and articles, simply copying and pasting entire sections, repackaging other people's work and selling it as their own eBooks. In this way, Johnstone robs major authors and experts like Tony Robbins and John McDougall MD.


Johnstone's 10-year Girlfriend weighs in

Another YouTuber, Freelee Banana Girl whose real name is Leanne Ratcliffe, was Johnstone's longtime girlfriend including at the time most of the sexual abuses detailed on this page took place. Freelee relates what she witnessed, expressing contempt for Johnstone's deceit and his targeting of very young girls to manipulate and abuse:  


Help stop Durianrider

Durianrider uses YouTube to attract young women, to get them to believe he is decent, to trust him - and to lure them to Thailand. As shown in The Unmasking series, to this point YouTube has only protected the rapist by removing videos from his victims which document his sexual abuse. The rapist reports such videos as "bullying" and YouTube has removed several including an entire channel, based on bogus complaints and bot attacks by Johnstone.

Unfortunately, YouTube refuses to do the right thing and terminate the rapist's channels, so it's up to the community to try to protect innocent unsuspecting women.

The solution is to inform advertisers on Johnstone's channels that they are supporting a rapist, and to ask that the company inform YouTube they do not want their ads on the channel of a rapist.

Step One: Take screenshots of ads you see on Durianrider's YouTube account.

For example, here is a screenshot of an ad which ran on Durianrider's channel from the company FitBit:


Take your own screenshot like the one above of any ads running before videos on Durianrider's channel.

Step Two: Contact the advertiser directly. In the case of FitBit ad above, for example, the advertiser's contact page is here:


Send a copy of your screenshot to each of the email addresses on that page. 

Send them a link to this website for more information: http://www.DurianriderRapist.com


In a polite reasonable way, ask why FitBit (or whatever advertiser) is partnering with and giving money to a known rapist with many victims on YouTube? Why are they supporting a 43-year-old man who is damaging teenage girls and young women, and using money from their company to victimize more women? 

Do the same for ALL ADVERTISERS whose ads appear on the rapist's YouTube channels.

This is the only way to get the attention of YouTube and Google.

We can also start a list of companies who are paying the rapist, and potentially organize a boycott of these companies who thus are supporting rape.

To this point, YouTube will take no action against the rapist - other than to defend him. If Harvey Weinstein were using YouTube to get victims to sexually attack, YouTube would probably remove the complaints of the rape victims and protect Weinstein, just as they are protecting Johnstone and shutting down the women accusing him.

It is going to take the community on YouTube itself to go directly to the companies who support and pay the rapist, and apply pressure, educate them to who Johnstone really is, and insist that they stop paying money to a known rapist in our midst.

List of Durianrider YouTube Channels


Durianrider Cycling Tips

Julian Johnstone 

Ask Durianrider

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Durianrider Trolls & Associates

 YouTube gives users the ability to create multiple accounts to manufacture an army of fake trolls - which Johnstone has done. YouTube allows and encourages users to have up to 200 separate YouTube identities under one gmail account, perhaps because it increases ad revenues for YouTube. A "unique view" of an ad generates ad revenue. Trolls might constitute "unique viewers," even though it's the same person seeing the same ad under another identity. The result of YouTube's promotion of fake identities are lots of characters who want to harass, insult, bully, stalk and slander - Durianrider's stock in trade. 

Durianrider Troll and/or Directed Accounts

Below is just a small number of the many troll identities Durianrider has used on social media. These include some Directed Accounts - which are directed by Durianrider. These trolls are used to try to shift the narrative away from the rapist and his actions, and to attack and insult Durianrider's victims.

Check back as this list is updated regularly. Durianrider literally has hundreds of fake identities - and if you see comments from one of these characters on YouTube,  know that it is most likely Durianrider or one of his allies ("flying monkeys") working to protect him.

You can help us build this known troll/directed account list, see below:

Paul Zeus
Healthy Fatima
Special Bean
jazza0007spy <— Freelee troll
Daniel Hobgen
Lingering Light
Julie Hobbs
Neal DoubleAA
Big Ring
Steven Steve Steven
Yashua bar Yosef
Dang Mang
Roark Rasmussen
Neal DoubleAA
Martin Wright
Loko Simmonns
Joe Cabrera
Jack Black
Chantelle Robin
Plantbased Paul
Producer Kris
Morality Mentality
Marc Gerber
Troy Vietnam
True Justice
Tim Gersh
Brian Baldino
Young Dial
Rons double ds
Alex Rimeisis
Wallace Michael

Known Associates of Durianrider

Here is a partial list of other YouTubers who are associated with the rapist, are known to defend him, and/or attack and join in the smears of his victims, or otherwise support and promote him:

Foot Soldier
That Vegan Couple
Get Fit with Natasha
Get Slim with Tori
Ness Scott
Mr & Mrs Vegan
Vegan Revolution
Ghost Vegan
Wayne Softy P
New Thunder
Jane Goodnut
Sugar made me lean
Julian Johnstone (Durianrider's brother)
Freelee the Banana Girl

Please contact us to keep these lists up to date of troll names and associates who defend the rapist, and smear his victims. If a troll, please provide what the troll said. If an associate who is making videos to defend the rapist, please link to the video. Thank you.

TO contact us, email: media@DurianriderRapist.com

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

The purpose of this website is to provide documented information about Johnstone, who appears to be a violent psychopath suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) - a mental condition in which a person has:

  1. an inflated sense of their own importance

  2. a deep need for excessive attention and admiration

  3. troubled relationships

  4. a lack of empathy for others


Johnstone also exhibits sadism, enjoying inflicting pain without pity; he is manipulative and attempts to influence the behavior or emotions of others for his own purposes; and he uses projection - defending himself by denying the existence of his criminal and abusive qualities, while attributing his own negative qualities to others.

As a covert narcissist, Johnstone is exploitative of others, doing whatever it takes for him to feel special, regardless of the cost to those around him. He acts with entitlement, as if the world owes him and should bend to him. He has no empathy for others, but is so fixated on his need to feel special that other people's feelings don't matter in any way.

Johnstone exploits others and is extremely abusive. He lives to smear others, inventing malicious lies, taking something true and twisting it into something wildly exaggerated and untrue, in order to smear his victims. He is also very calculating about hiding his abusive side from others. He works hard to conceal his exploitive, explosive and violent nature, presenting himself publicly as friendly, helpful, "normal."