Thursday, June 30, 2022

O'er the Hills of Gaslighting We Go

In April of 2014, Tracy Terhune, as “TRT96” posted the following (see below) on the blog he had then been running for about a year and a half under the title of my Valentino biography, Affairs Valentino. It was obvious from his day one after he opened the blog, that his intention was to divert my web traffic to find his defamation of me and mine.

Images used as a Fair Use excerpts from the blog thread for the purpose of illustrating this narrative.


Bearing in mind Terhune posts this on a blog he runs which is designed to deceive people googling my book's title and where he tries to gaslight those finding the blog into believing I am the villain. As Renato captured years of screenshots which I did not read, it was only today I read this post for the first time.

A few points for Mr. Terhune's information and I say better late than never:

1. I never threatened to disrupt his memorial service, I said I should show up, maybe bring some books to pass out. As far as I know it is a public event.

2. We did not fake our books being sold in the Turin book shop as he claims. They were being sold there.

3. And I did not use my blog when it was mine...to “expel my hate”. I used it for the same reason I use this blog; to save my reputation from Terhune's savaging and defend myself, my husband and our work.

4. Terhune's saying he never criticized me except for the Forewarning is preposterous. He writes that on a blog where the first posts he made were impersonating me and saying my book was “Pure Fiction”. And it got way worse from there as you all know; the mocking, the satanic images, the pigs, the connecting to Bret, the lies about me having a criminal past, etc.

5. And he does not seem to understand the concept of karma. If someone gets beaten up in the street, it is not their karma. They are a victim of a crime. It is as if someone steals your car and drives by every day tooting the horn and waving. Is that your karma? No it is not. His gloating... that I have to disavow any affiliation with the blog his partner in crime David Bret terrorized me into closing, is not karma... it is pure evil.

6. And yes I called him a Valentino cult leader but now I change that and call him a Terhune Cult leader. As he knows little about and has little to do with Valentino. Imo its all about him. And if you search definitions of cult leaders you will find I am not far from the mark on that one.

But Terhune's taking the time to call me “evil” and make sure that word was in red and bold is a telling and truly childish touch. I guess he wanted extra, red, bold emphasis.

But he is posting in the wrong place to demand credibility. From the day he opened that blog in 2012, it has been a trash hit blog targeting me, Renato and our work. It always was and it still is only that... now eight years later and counting. Who is he kidding?


17 comments:

  1. Agree with Evelyn this is not a Valentino cult, this a Terhune cult.

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  2. Our host here, 'Evelyn Zumaya', needs to realize that this all for naught. No one really reads her stuff and people in the Studies Community don't give a damn about what she says.

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    1. 8:10: You just proved your statement false by submitting that comment.Indeed, you and yours give many a "damn". FYI, there is no such thing as a “Valentino Studies Community”, i.e. a few trolls so jealous and wracked with hatred for our work that they sit glued to this blog day and night. And it should be obvious to you by now as an avid reader of this blog, that I have zero interest in impressing a little gaggle of sad haters. So go away now, its back to your master's lap for you.

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    2. Dear Dumb Dora , you have just showed your ignorance by that statement. There are people who are interested in her work and there be more that will be interested in her work while you people try to steal her discoveries to impress people what you know. Well... have you delved into archives ? Interviewed people who knew the Ullmans and the Menillos, Rudy's godfather? Bill Self? As Evelyn said you are a bunch of sad haters. So go away,it's back to your master's lap for you.

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    3. 5:01: You are so correct. What kind of people claim to be "studying" Valentino when new discoveries are censored and recovered documents, as thrilling as they are to find and share, are dismissed as being faked? I think "heads in the sand" comes to mind... and the degree of obedience to the master's ridiculous edicts in this all is tragic.

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    4. Tragic indeed!

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  3. Terhune's spelling is atrocious. So is his knowledge of Valentino. And so is his treatment of Evelyn and Renato.

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  4. I admit in looking at this that Tracy and Evelyn have had a rough history. Things seem to be better and more positive from his side these days. I hope Evelyn can also try to get along more peacefully with him.

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    1. 9:56: Are you kidding me? Terhune is worse than ever. He and Bret run tag team defaming us and nothing has changed. In fact it is worse because it has not changed. And you are part of the reason it is much worse. I have no interest in "peacefully" standing by while they continue as they do. I will defend us and our work. Which is all I ever did and something I never had a moment's interest in doing. Whoever you are, hang your head in shame because you added to the 12 years of misery we did not and do not deserve. You are a part of the monster.

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    2. And they should hang their heads in shame for what they put Evelyn and Renato through.

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    3. Let's not confuse the aggressor with the victims, Evelyn and I are, without a shadow of a doubt, the victims of repeated vile attacks by Tracy Ryan Terhune and acolytes. We, frankly, don't care about Tracy Ryan Terhune. If anyone has to stop attacking it is him. If Tracy is tired of attacking us, then he should give back the hate blog he runs to who created it, disassociate publicly from David Bret and, above all, apologize to those who he has attacked for so long, too long!

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  5. I don't think anyone in their right mind can think that Terhune the arrogant bully is any better now than he was then. He was a creep then...and he's a creep now.

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    1. 12:53: I am sure Terhune feels he has had a "rough history" with all of his victims because they were not silenced, did not bow down, obey and kiss the ring. Isn't it incredible that one of Rudolph Valentino's rings is actually involved in Terhune's ritual rewarding?

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    2. Valentino's so-called slave bracelet is also one piece of memorabilia that has a sketchy history. Problems will always arise when one has lied for years and is careless about remembering just what he/she has said previously. TRT knows what I am talking about.

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    3. 3:01: Pointing out the advantage in telling the truth. You do not have to remember what you said.

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