Marty Rathbun Pleads Insanity, Then Takes the 5th

Bulverde, Texas – In a stunning move right out of a horror novel, Marty Rathbun pleaded insanity when he was caught  blatantly lying in his memoirs, AKA “I Am the Sociopath in the Cuckoo’s Nest,” and then, shockingly, did a turnaround and took the 5th Amendment!

Rathbun told the court:“It was dark when I walked up the long driveway toward the entrance to Dammasch State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. I couldn’t put my finger on what it was exactly, but I had an eerie feeling that I had been there before.”

In an electrifying style reminiscent of a dark mystery tale, he goes on to portray (or plagiarize) himself as Jack Nicholson’s famous character R.P. McMurphy in the film ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST.

In his latest vanity psychopathic memoirs, Marty tells how he was R.P. McMurphy (Jack) when he was taking care of his psychotic brother Bruce at the Dammasch State Mental Hospital in Wilsonville, Oregon back in 1977.

In a rambling defense he quotes from Wikipedia in his CUCKOO’s NEST chapter as proof that his revivification of R.P. McMurphy at the Dammasch State Mental Hospital in 1977 was exactly where they filmed THE CUCKOO’S NEST:


 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) is a novel written by Ken Kesey. Set in an Oregon asylum, the narrative serves as a study of the institutional process and the human mind, as well as a critique of Behaviorism and a celebration of humanistic principles. — Wikipedia

From then on the Rathbun’schapter reads like a sequel to ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST with a climatic ending:

As we walked across an empty parking lot toward Arnold’s car, I said, “Arnold [psychiatric nurse in his brother’s mental ward], I gotta tell you, this place really gives me the creeps. I could swear I’ve been here before, but I know I haven’t.”

Arnold replied, “Mark, did you ever see the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?”

“Yes, and I read the book twice.”

“Well, this is where they filmed the movie, maybe that’s it.”

Over the next several afternoon visits, I realized Arnold was right. It was just like Cuckoo’s Nest in several respects, with one big exception: in the Dammasch, some roles were reversed from the book and movie. In Ken Kesey’s book, Nurse Ratched was the villainous, unmerciful control freak, getting in the road of the well- meaning psychiatrist. In real life, it was the meek, well-meaning psychiatric nurse, nervously navigating around the arbitrary dictates of the unsympathetic psychiatrist.


ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST was NOT filmed at Dammasch State Mental Hospital.

In fact, since Rathbun read the book twice he knew full well that CUCKOO’S NEST was not filmed at Dammasch Mental Hospital. He read the book two to three times and he said that in the book it was clearly stated that the film version was shot at the Oregan State Hospital. That’s not the Dammacsch State Mental Hospital.  There are so many authoritative Internet sites stating how Oregon State Hospital was where the CUCKOO was filmed. It’s pathetic Rathbun did not do his fact checking. He takes after Lawrence Wright or he had Wright’s fact checkers do the fact checking.

Since Marty is throwing Wikipedia around as the most authoritative source, then lets quote Wikipedia:

Oregon State Hospital in SalemOregon, United States, is the primary state-run psychiatric hospital in the state of Oregon … The 620-bed facility is best known as the filming location for the Academy Award-winning film based on Ken Kesey‘s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. — Wikipedia

When caught out in this lie, Rathbun pleaded the 5th Amendment . He wouldn’t answer the question, did you lie?

He pleaded that it was Arnold, the psychiatric nurse, was the one who lied.

When Rathbun was asked, “who was the author who wrote that line?” Rathbun stormed out and went back to the Dammasch State Hospital for the Criminally Insane where he definitely had been before.