Thursday, February 3, 2022

That Loathsome Element

Some have said that Valentino draws” negativity”. I beg to differ and say before Tracy Terhune, there was a congeniality with one of the best examples being found in the memoir of Leonard De Fonte which we published. There still is a great deal of genuine interest, intellect, Valentino scholarship and positive spirit by many who I am privileged to hear from, engage in discussions with.

I think Tracy Terhune's presence has created, and sustains, that loathsome element of negativity... not Rudolph Valentino. Valentino attracts affection, respect and camaraderie. But since the reign of Terhune, a lot changed.

Even in my own experience, I was so excited to share news of my discovering the Ullmans and George's 1975 memoir back in 2003. When I presented this on a chat room, Tracy Terhune aggressively challenged me and my discovery in my first enthusiastic foray, and was so antagonistic I was left traumatized. I soon learned I was not alone.

I have files in my computer of communications since sent to me from people as far back as 2003 telling me how Terhune kicked them out of chat rooms and then Facebook Groups for daring to disagree and question him. One message reads how a woman claimed she had “never met such a thin-skinned and mean-spirited individual”. Her opinion obviously, but after being his target for more than a decade, I can sure agree to that.

Terhune introduced his dogmatic party line, a strict and mostly false narrative..."Valentino according to him".... and as he bought up all he could of Rudy's relics, he gained power in enforcing that party line. I have watched for years on end as he drives people away from the subject of Valentino, people he personally discouraged, demeaned, insulted and in my case ran a full “campaign” to ruin me.

This is not Valentino attracting negativity, it is one person's drive to control it all in a way that inflicts a great deal of negativity on the subject lamentably. Cindy Martin wrote the following in this regard to Renato in an exchange she initiated with him in 2019.


It is a shame it really is... and he could begin a turn around by closing that hate blog he runs against us. Would be a start. 

8 comments:

  1. How can a man who has been dead 96 years draw negativity? The only negativity that surrounds Valentino are those who use Valentino as a vehicle to further their own selfish motives, which actually have nothing to do with him. Professional s**t stirrers is the most polite term I can think of for them.

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  2. Such a sad and pathetic case about Valentino, I think Rudy would be very unhappy about all of this. If people are creating trouble over this it shows that they have nothing better to do.

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  3. They want to be the experts and in order to do that they steal from the Floris.Just in order to be hotshot on MATB and WNF.

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  4. The stolen blog removes any credibility they claim to have. Just because it's legal doesn't mean that's it's right. It's a very unprofessional and low class thing to do.

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    1. Well said. Reprehensible to do that. For a while he even pretended to be me writing in the first person.

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  5. I'm a bit confused. On WNF it's claimed that that blog has been up longer than this one. Is this the older blog?

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    1. I think your question reveals how much Tracy Terhune has suppressed the actual truth about that blog. I opened Affairs Valentino blogspot to defend myself in 2011 when Bret and Terhune began lying about me, my business associates, my work and my family. In the fall, Bret was running some five blogs against me and one day he posted that he was going to open a new blog against my ex-husband who was then supporting our daughter's college education. I panicked and without realizing I could just make the blog not public, I closed the blog. Bret threatened me and I was terrified. It was then Tracy Ryan Terhune realized the URL was free and he opened my blog and has since run it to bully us without cessation. And all under the name of my book. It has always been malicious bullying with images of pigs, satan, bibles, mocking our ages and hosting Bret for years...and if you are a "bit confused" it is because he has never made his evil doings there so public. It was mine, I was bullied into closing.. and he obviously runs it under my book's title and makes no secret why. Who does something like that? He has posted screenshots and bragged how he has made that sick blog dominate my Google search. What is being said on WNF is not true if it implies anything but that. I hope you are no longer confused about this subject.

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    2. I am a "bit confused" how anyone can not know, or be confused, as to the history of Terhune's blog under my book's title because I have written about, talked about for years. I have explained the details and ramification of that many, many times.

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