Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Enough is Enough

I realize there might be a certain honor in even having active haters who work every single day of their lives to try their hardest to bury us and our books forever. It goes with the territory it seems. 

If I had written some insignificant book on Valentino, they would have laughed it off and carried on. This did not happen because I wrote the truth, Affairs Valentino was and still is a book filled with great content which they will never be able to bury. 

It all could have been so different way back when, if they had embraced my new discoveries instead of spreading their false and malicious information about us and the books. 

But they have never made their roles in this a secret, being public about it year after year. 

No matter how much Valentino memorabilia Tracy Terhune buys, no matter how thoroughly he crams every inch of his life with Valentino trinkets, he does not impress me because he is forever bonded with David Bret and their collaborative and  hateful public campaign against Renato and I.

Donna Hill has made her role in the collaboration clear by shunning even the mention of any of our books on her "so-called" extensive listing of all Valentino publications. When Renato sent her a legitimate query about this, she passed it off to Bret and Terhune within hours. This because I shared her tale of the stolen court records being exchanged for one of Valentino's shirts. Maybe instead of traipsing off with the thieves, she could have taken the high road and worked towards justice there, i.e. recovery of those records. And fyi, "shunning" is considered bullying.

Cindy Martin, Eleanor Gribbin, Simon Constable, etc. and the various aliases who work their agenda on their two groups are just mean, propagandized subsidiaries of the above...doing their daily bidding to gain favor within the ranks. 

Haters arrive when you reach a certain point of achievement imo and as offensive as that is I will never be bullied into silence. And today as I perused my files I found the following and thought I would share it with them in regards to the subject of our work on Mr. Rudolph Valentino. 


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Saturday, November 5, 2022

A Sweet Victory

In 2014, I filed a lawsuit against David Spurr Bret, charging him with defamation. As a resident of Italy, I filed the case in my local district of Asti. In 2016, the verdict was handed down and I won.

I am so proud of the victory because verdicts against online bullies are lamentably few. I have set up a website where I share the basic outline as to how the case came about @ www.zumayawinslawsuit.com

I have yet to complete the years 2018 until the present due to some projects we are close to completing. When that great moment arrives I will finish up the chronology on that website.

I am most proud of the filing in my lawsuit. I felt it was well-written and deserves a read. It can be read by clicking on the link to the Google Drive document.

https://www.zumayawinslawsuit.com/post/2016/12/14/lawsuit-as-filed-english

I share three pages (not sequential) of the thirty-seven page document, (the Italian court's certified English translation) as written by our fine Italian lawyer .






Wednesday, November 2, 2022

God Knows We Try

I have decided to keep this blog open and public but will be writing here primarily about the censorship and defamation of our work as spearheaded by Tracy Terhune. Our Rudolph Valentino content will now be shared only on our Patreon account where we have the ability to be public and block personal insults and destructive commentary generated by the censorship effort.

Renato and I have hard drives full of years of screenshots documenting that censorship and defamation. We are currently pondering just what to do with those thousands of images.

Truthfully we have stopped collecting their hate because it involves reading it. No need for that now. We recognized their defeat and surrender when David Bret posted his recent vintage 2010 death threats against us. It was an incredible low and a white flag imo admitting they have nothing left but that.

Bret, on the platform provided for him by Terhune, has sniggered for years how he has gotten away with his non-stop death threatening of us by calling it, “witty death wishing”. Well no one in the world would agree with that and the only people who allowed those”wishes” to slither by, would be his local police. And imo that was only because they fear him.

I would ask Mr. Terhune why he finds it acceptable to host David Bret on that vicious blog he runs against us and links as always to the mother of all designated hate blogs he also runs under my book's title, Affairs Valentino? Does Mr. Terhune think it ok to even affiliate with someone who taunts us with “wishes” of painful, gory deaths and every day for years and years and years? That is threatening behavior by them all. They are not wishes but indeed threats... sustained threats.

I will keep their threatening behavior out of Patreon Affairs Valentino as that was the reason for the move to a Patreon subscription platform.

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

E Allora



Selfie after dinner; salad, steak, Chianti Classico Reserve & Halloween candy.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Regarding the Comments

I took the comments off this blog as a show of strength not weakness. A weaker person would have continued nonsensically to argue with the bastards. And yes I called them all that, Renato does too and with every good reason. So Tracy Terhune can rush off to log that insult into his tally.

According to Google definitions: “Bastard” is defined as an “unpleasant and despicable person.” There you have it and if Mr. Terhune wants to be called more flattering adjectives then he should earn them.

I have never cowered before their bastard acts and never will. I distinctly recall the first moments of awareness I had some time around 2003 when I realized the story I had to tell about Rudolph Valentino. Gulp. And I remember reading Affairs Valentino and shuddering. But I had to tell the story. It was the truth. I did not cower.

I paid, and we continue to pay the price for refusing to cower before the bastards of the Valentino world. But I think they have all sunk well below the real surface of respectability by now. 

They can not hide who they are anymore and with times so tough, no one respects a bastard and they are incredibly easy to spot these days.



Saturday, October 22, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

A Public Service Announcement

I think the first review left on David Bret's book, Marlene Dietrich – My Friend – An Intimate Biography hits the old nail on the head. It reads, “Fake book, don't bother.” I address Bret's claims about that book and more today, because I have long disbelieved anything Bret says. I know for a million facts/reasons that he can only lie and about everything. He is the “boy who cried and cries wolf.”

This said, recently he might have just been forced to be truthful. This rarest of all occasions took place in his response to a court-ordered collection effort. In the course of this effort, Bret was contacted by a court official about certain of his assets; assets he alleged owning.

I informed the court Bret claimed ownership of three things which I knew would be worth considerable cash and with this he could pay me something on or all of the damages awarded to me in my victorious defamation lawsuit against him.

I told the court Bret has claimed for years his Valentino biography was based on Valentino's “unpublished diary” which he owned. I claimed this “unpublished diary” was 100% author fantasy fiction.

Here he shares a detail about his ownership of a “Valentino diary” and adds one more hysterical claim that his godfather was Jacques Hebertot's lover. This excerpt is taken from a post he made in 2010 on the blog run by Ms. Hala Pickford. 


I told the court Bret also claimed he owned letters written to Valentino by Andre Daven. I told them those letters would be worth a small fortune. As excerpted from the Facebook messenger exchange between “Cindy Martin” and Renato Floris which took place in 2019:

I also told the court, Bret claimed he engaged in phone conversations with Marlene Dietrich before her death which he taped. It was based on those Dietrich tapes that he wrote his “fake book”, calling her audaciously in his title... “My friend”. I have long alleged Bret never knew Dietrich, never spoke to her nor taped a word she said. It was all fake.

I based this primarily on the fact Bret lied about and continues to lie about everything. The obvious fact he has never shared a snippet of those tapes publicly is proof enough. He has created fake online accounts to post fake testimony as to his ownership of those tapes.... but he has never presented any proof he even knew his “friend” Dietrich.

Dietrich's daughter Maria Riva demanded to hear the tapes and instead of kindly accommodating her, Bret lashed her onto his death wish list... i.e. people he hopes will die soon. (For Bret death is some kind of punishment) Here a “Terry Sanderson” attests to having listened to Bret's Dietrich tapes, etc.


And Bret's public blurb on the book's Amazon page and other promos (see above) reads:

"I always feel at ease when I am talking to you, David. That is because you are one of the few men in the world who has tried to understand me." Marlene Dietrich In the last years of her life, Marlene Dietrich enjoyed a close friendship with David Bret. This book - the only biography of Dietrich to have been written with the full approval and complemented by her own words - is the result of that friendship. Her only condition was that the author should neither speak about nor publish her testament until after her death.

In a remarkable series of candid interviews, the last just two days before her death on 6 May 1992, we are presented with a Dietrich far removed from the images she conveyed in such films as DISHONOURED, DESTRY RIDES AGAIN and, of course, BLUE ANGEL, the vehicle which rocketed her to international stardom.”

Lies, all outrageous lies. “Fake book” indeed.

Why do I say this today? Because Bret's singular moment of truthiness came a few weeks ago when he was forced to respond to the court officers inquiry about the cash value of that Valentino diary, the Daven letters and the Dietrich tapes. Because he owes me some $70,000.00, I would have been promptly able to seize the property as payment.

Bret writes in the letter he wrote to my attorney and I excerpt:


So there you have it. No tapes, no letters and no diary and revealed in his own words. Now of course he could be lying to the court again. But if that is the case there could be some criminal charges made and some jail time served.

First comment on Bret's Dietrich book says it all, “Fake book. Don't bother.”

In the interest of truthfulness, I rest my case.

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Sunday, October 16, 2022

"Undimmed..."

I found this snippet (see below) in my paper archive. Way back when I printed everything out and made binders. The last binder I made was for Norma and about ¾ way in, I realized I did not need to do that at all.

I have no citation for the item below and "Pa sing" would be missing that second "s". 


I will not be turning the blog comments back on because I will never again give "Satan's Angels"/"The Devil's Brigade" the opportunity to have at me all day long. 

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Friday, October 14, 2022

"To Those Who Do Nothing..."

To those who do nothing else but smear us, discredit us and belittle us, I have shut off your bully access to me. 

My home is now serene and you can scurry off to writing with the wind about your favorite topic... us...and make yourselves look like the incredible lying morons you are. You need no help with that. 

You seem to forget that people know us personally and they get very angry reading your lies about us. And because you lie about us and defame us to such a high degree of cruelty, your motive in doing so becomes crystal clear.

Whatever is motivating you to be so very possessed by us...is certainly not Rudolph Valentino or the truth.