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"And don't you worry your handsome head about this. My husband will settle the score with Mark Bishop."
―June Ballard

June McAfee, better known by her maiden and stage name June Ballard, is a character in L.A. Noire. She is a person of interest in the Traffic case The Fallen Idol.

Biography

Background

June is a famous B-movie star who occasionally gets the mafia involved in her career, due to her marriage to Guy McAfee, a powerful mobster based in Las Vegas. June was originally promised a role in Mark Bishop's new movie but was later turned down in favor for Joan Leslie to secure better finance. An enraged June pushed all sorts of threats against Bishop and his wife.

"That cold-hearted bitch!"
Stefan Bekowsky colloquially surmises June Ballard

Wishing to get back at him, June enlisted Marlon Hopgood, originally a close associate of Bishop's, in order to get a chance to blackmail Bishop. June encouraged her niece, Jessica Hamilton, to go to Hollywood, promising her stardom, but in reality, it was only to further her own ends, taking Jessica to one of Bishop's "castings" (Where he would take advantage of other Hollywood hopefuls), and letting her be drugged and molested by Bishop, telling her after that she needed to "toughen up". During the molestation, Hopgood filmed the assault with Bishop's face in view, and June took possession of the film in order to blackmail Bishop.

Events of L.A. Noire

Bishop sought to escape his predicament by attempting to murder both June and Jessica by drugging them and faking a car accident. Due to muscle relaxation as a side-effect of the narcotics, both Jessica and June survived, and were later questioned by Detective Phelps. With the film in her possession, June later called her husband to order a hit on Bishop. The hit on Bishop failed due to the intervention of Phelps, Bekowsky, and the LAPD. All of them died except 2 of them, the other 2 went to Bishop's apartment and attacked his wife. But the 2 detectives successfully got there in time and the 2 attackers, were arrested and sent to prison for, assault, attempted murder, and breaking and entering. Bishop was sent to prison for rape and 2 counts of attempted murder, ending his movie producing career, while June presumably returned to her husband in Las Vegas, walking away free from the scandal.

Case Appearances

Traffic

Trivia

  • She may be loosely based on Guy McAfee's real-life wife, former actress June Brewster.

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