Drew Noyes, the former owner of the Pattaya Times, who was exposed in the Morning Star newspaper in the United States as a man of ‘myriad lies’ before coming to Thailand, today finally took the stand in the witness box at Pattaya Provincial Court to answer charges of extortion.
American Noyes, 59, and his wife Wanrapa Boonsu were arrested over two years ago for attempting to extort 7 million, later reduced to 2.3 million baht, out of the Thonglor Clinic, Pattaya.
It’s alleged that he demanded the money on pain of a raid by the Crime Suppression Division and bad publicity in the Pattaya Times when illegal substances would be found.
Noyes was scheduled to give evidence for two days along with Wanrapa and David John Hanks, former licensee of the Masquerades brothel in Melbourne, Victoria.  But the case was adjourned until today after lawyers for Michael Goulet objected to Noyes’ interpreter.
Noyes was allowed to sit on a cushion he had requested to bring along for the occasion as he gave evidence. Evidence was interrupted as he took ‘rest room’ breaks.
While in Britain and the United States the law states all court cases should be reported contemporaneously – ie in the next issue of a newspaper or next available broadcast slot – judges have ruled this case cannot be reported until the evidence is concluded nor can journalists take notes.

After his arrest Noyes conducted a campaign against the Thonglor Clinic in the Pattaya Times newspaper claiming that it was acting illegally. He claimed as a responsible citizen he was taking unilateral action against the clinic and investigating the case of a ‘businessman’ – actually David Hanks, 66, his business partner – who had suffered as a result of visiting the clinic.

He has also claimed that cash handed over to him by Mr. Goulet in the News Restaurant in Pattaya was not the first payment of a blackmail demand – but payment for advertising.
After returning from America in May he failed to surrender to bail in Bangkok on libel and computer crime act charges claiming he was sick after his long air travel.
Earlier this week Noyes surrendered to 100,000 baht bail but tried unsuccessfully in Bangkok to delay libel and computer crime act cases 4522/57 and 4553/56 brought by Alastair Cooper and Andrew Drummond  claiming multiple reasons, none of which the judges accepted.
The court also refused to hand back his passport saying he had to make a separate application.
Today Drew Noyes triumphantly put up a picture on Facebook and Google+  of himself holding a passport – stating that claims on this site were untrue.

The Morning Star newspaper in Wilmington, North Carolina, carried out an investigation into Drew Noyes before he came to Thailand claiming he came by royal proclamation to aid the Bank of Thailand during the economic crisis in the late 90’s. The investigation reported not only that he had invented his own biography but was being sued for share fraud, property fraud, and sexual harassment.

* The description ‘newspaper magnate’ is not our description but Noyes’ own. Drew Noyes’ Pattaya Times was in the main drivel containing little news but PR handouts.

Its main purpose was to promote Drew Noyes, the Mayor and local police commanders and to frighten ‘expats and tourists’ into using his services. He did this by for example announcing the government would seize all properties held in companies run by foreigners – but he offered a solution.

He also published a report on Thaksin Shinawatra’s death, that he had discovered a cure for AIDS, and that he had the solution to the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
In an earlier story we stated that the case was delayed because Mr. Noyes could not find an interpreter. In fact Lawyers for Goulet objected to the interpreter produced by Drew Noyes and this was the cause of the delay.  We are happy to correct this matter and will of course always correct errors of fact if they are pointed out.


  1. When my US passports have expired they have been replaced with new, the expired passports retuned with holes punched through one corner.

    Precisely where Noyes has his fingers.

    1. Yeah, nice try Drew. Let us see the other side of the passport.
      And best wishes for your new Man Club specializing in "Greek Style". I hope you get some good footage to use with the spy, er, security cameras. Goldie will be impressed.

  2. This mans seems to think he is above the law and can manipulate the courts with his antics. Historical facts show he is a long time fraudster and career conman. We can only speculate what else he has done without being caught. In any other country the courts would need to conclude whether they are dealing with a mentally ill defendant before sentence. This man doesn't seem to be able to distinguish between reality and fantasy. He needs expert psychiatric evaluation.

  3. So he is showing up to events now with Nam.
    The claim of his wife giving blow jobs to foreign men was his own claim. Wanrapa, I challenge you to find and produce where this has ever been said. If you have any pride, for god's sake tell him to quit it, Tell Drew to put up or shut up.
    Some less intelligent men in Pattaya, think they are doing a noble act by "saving a girl from the bar." We see it again and again. They always claim that their girl is "different". They usually claim that their special girl worked only as a 'cashier'. Most bar girls end up in a bar because they are lazy. So an offer to provide oral services to one man is a better option for most who often service hundreds of 'clients' per year. These bars are renowned throughout the world for providing oral sex to foreigners. In fact there are bars known as Blowjob bars. Buffalo Bar is not a Blowjob Bar but there are some rooms nearby upstairs where you can take a girl for a short time after paying the bar only 10 dollars.
    Then the really stupid western men take their girl from the bar to social functions in the real world. Thais, being the way they are never say anything untoward to the ex prostitute and the western man thinks he has everybody fooled. But just because Thais are too polite to say anything does not mean they don't realise that the girl is a prostitute or a former prostitute. The farang buffalo introduces her as his 'girlfriend.'
    Quite often the client turned 'boyfriend' actually believes that the girl loves him, even if he is 60 and she is closer to 20. However she is only there for the money. Simple. These relationships usually end badly with the western man feeling bitter that his love has been rejected and the girl usually quickly returns to the bar.
    It is usually men that were rejected from their first wife back in farangland that comes to Pattaya and falls into this trap with a girl young enough to be his granddaughter.Some idiots even have children with these bar girls which causes a myriad of problems.
    It is natural for a man who bought his girlfriend in a bar to be in denial to others, and often himself. sometimes they meet their girls in beer bars such as the Buffalo Bar, sometimes it is in go go bars such as Misty's. The going rate to buy a girl out of the bar varies between 15,000 and up to 100,000 baht. Quite often the customer/boyfriend will have children from previous relationships who he is failing to provide for claiming he is poor, but they still manage to be able to pay to buy a prostitute full time from a bar.
    Will Hanks be suing his hairdresser for his hair? It looks terrible.

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