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(NaturalNews) Friends of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs are claiming that the newest film depicting his life is wildly insulting and inaccurate; others, including an ex, say the film actually did him justice, and insist that he was even more of a "monster" in real life.

As reported by the UK's Daily Mail, fans of Jobs have long seen him as some kind of messianic leader, nearly cult-like in their love for him and the products Apple has developed and marketed over the past couple of years.

That said, the new Jobs biopic by Danny Boyle, starring Michael Fassbender as Jobs, is expected to "further burnish his remarkable reputation when it premiers" in November, according to the Daily Mail.

But Chrisann Brennan, Jobs' high school sweetheart, has a much different take on the kind of person he really was — and it's far more critical.

Jobs started to become unhinged after dropping LSD

Brennan, who lived with Jobs and was an early Apple employee, said the relationship disintegrated amid unbelievable allegations when she became pregnant with his first child.

Brennan — played in the film by Katherine Waterstone — says Jobs, who died in 2011, turned into a threatening monster in real life. She says he denied that he was the child's father despite a positive paternity test and paid a very small amount in child support as he lived the life of a millionaire.

In addition, "one of the towering figures of the age even stooped to spreading lies that she had been unfaithful," the Daily Mail reported.

In a piece for the paper, Brennan wrote:

"The high school grounds must have felt like a home away from home to Steve and me; that's the only reason I can think of to explain our decision to take LSD on the campus. We must have been naive to believe it was a good idea, but to our credit, the grounds were large and blessedly deserted on a Saturday.

"I have a slight memory of pulling two wrapped hits out of my pocket, thinking that we might split one. But we each swallowed one whole. And then we waited — this was Steve's first time and he seemed frightened.

"Out of the blue, he started to tell me that I would need to tell him 'not to put on airs' should he 'act out'. He wanted me to practice so I would be prepared to handle 'it'.

"Prepared for what? I had no idea. Then the LSD took effect."

Brennan's missive then skips forward several years — a "lifetime later" — to when Jobs was married. According to her, at that time, their daughter Lisa was 13, and Jobs' son, Reed, was still just a baby. At one point, she and Jobs were outside of his home in Palo Alto, California, when, without warning, he "blurted out the meanest, terrible comments at me, about why I was such a total failure of a human being." While she merely gasped, Brennan says Jobs' wife, Laurene, hollered at him to stop berating the mother of his daughter.

Jobs was "uncontrollably critical"

She goes on to note that, when the pair lived together and Apple was just getting started, they were sharing a house with Daniel Kottke, a computer engineer and one of the company's earliest staff members. Brennan speculates that Kottke was there because Jobs wanted him to "break up the intensity of what wasn't working" between them.

As the company grew, Brennan claims that Jobs' behavior went from adolescent and "dopey" to "just plain vicious." She says when the two would go out to dinner, Jobs often berated the wait staff, "detailing the finer points of good service," including the notion that "they should be seen only when he needed them," adding that Jobs had become "uncontrollably critical."

Brennan also writes that when she told Jobs she was pregnant, he turned particularly nasty, threatening her and informing her she could expect little help from him.

Read her entire story here.

More to the point, Steve Jobs is yet another example of a left-wing "hero" idolized by like-minded millions and lionized by the mainstream media. In real life, however, personal accounts from people close to him show that the man behind closed doors is nothing like his popular, well-loved public persona crafted by PR machines.

But hey, if he helped develop lots of cool gadgets millions of people use nowadays, we shouldn't care about how he really was like behind closed doors — right?

Sources used:

DailyMail.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

WSJ.com

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