I think Stanford was very weird and kind of awful, although, by the standards of the time, maybe he was not the worst person ever.
Harry Thaw was the worst person ever.
No, really, I’m not saying that because he seemed dedicated to squandering his family fortune. I’m not saying that because he was a morphine and cocaine addict (he liked to do them both at once, creating a speedball). I’m not saying that because his hobby was attending cockfights. I’m not even saying that because he was kicked out of Harvard for chasing a cab driver down the street brandishing a shot-gun claiming he’d been cheated out of ten cents change.
I am saying that because he told chorus girls he was a producer, lured them back to his apartment, tied them up and beat them for hours with buggy whips.
After one incident, his family had to pay a bellboy at a hotel $5,000 to stop him from telling the press that Harry had tied him up in a bathtub and beat him.
Harry Thaw was, legitimately, a very bad guy, and is generally thought to be a sociopath by modern psychologists.
Evelyn is going off to Europe with him!