BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — John McAfee is most well known for inventing the world’s first commercial antivirus program. A new documentary about the mysterious computer pioneer was made by a Kenmore native, and it’s set to air on Showtime. “Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee” is set to debut this Saturday.
Director and Kenmore native Nanette Burstein said, “John is a very fascinating guy, he’s obviously incredibly smart, wealthy, powerful, who invented the McAfee Antivirus Software in the very early days of Silicon Valley.”
Burstein, who’s an academy award nominated director, says her latest documentary takes an up-close and personal look at the mysterious life of John McAfee – and his alleged involvement with drugs, guns, torture, and murder.
According to Burstein, McAfee also had a small army in Belize, which is the same country he notoriously tried escaping after being wanted for questioning by police several years ago.
“He had up to 15 bodyguards, that he armed, that he had in camouflage uniforms that imposed a curfew over the local town and tried to open their own police station.”, said Burstein.
During production, Burstein says she surprisingly uncovered another murder and rape case allegedly committed by McAfee.
“He has never agreed to sit down to do an interview about these specific allegations, so I have tried for a year”, she added, “I’ve met him in person, I’ve talked to him on the phone, but most of the communication has been through email and he just refuses to answer these allegations.”
“Gringo: the dangerous life of John McAfee” will air on Showtime – Saturday at 9PM EST.
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