Debbie Goad

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Debbie Goad
Born Debra Susan Rosalie
February 13, 1954
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died July 20, 2000(2000-07-20) (aged 46)
Multnomah County, Oregon, United States
Occupation Journalist, editor
Spouse(s) Jim Goad
Relatives Mitchell Rosalie (brother)

Debra "Debbie" Goad (February 13, 1954 – July 20, 2000) was an American journalist and assistant editor of the magazine Answer Me![1]

In 1995, Goad and her husband Jim were charged with one felony count of promoting pornography because of offensive content in Answer Me! magazine, they faced a maximum sentence of five years in jail and a $10,000 fine.[1][2] They were found not guilty.[2]


She was born as Debra Susan Rosalie in Brooklyn, New York. Her husband, Jim Goad, was the magazine's primary writer and editor. She also contributed to the zine Temp Slave! Jim and Debbie Goad divorced around the same time she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.[citation needed]


She died in July 2000, aged 46, from ovarian cancer in Multnomah County, Oregon. Her mother had reportedly also died from the same disease and Goad reportedly wished to be cremated, but her brother, Dr. Mitchell Rosalie, a physician from New York City, was reportedly unable to locate her will and she was interred next to their mother's grave.[citation needed]



  1. ^ a b "Question Put Before Court: Is Magazine Smut or Satire?". The New York Times. 1995-11-26. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  2. ^ a b Bjorhus, Jennifer (1996-02-02). "Not-Guilty Verdict In Bellingham Pornography Trial". Seattle Times. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 

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