Wednesday, July 26, 2023

No Pity

It never fails to blow my mind when I hear about more character assassination of Renato and I on the Valentino forums, primarily those run by Tracy Terhune. 

What a racket he has going all in all on those forums... as he hides behind the curtain. He forbids anyone to mention us and has historically refused to let Renato and I be members so we could defend ourselves. So its a really one sided narrative. Totalitarian if you will. 

In my opinion it seems the height of hypocrisy to outwardly portray oneself as being morally upright and Christian, as he does... when the seamier reality is that I can not defend myself on the forums where our work is being censored and bashed. 

How ridiculous the argument Terhune's front people/forum admins make saying no one even speaks about our work on their forums. Hello? They are not allowed to mention us or our work. End of that. 

Its kind of curious that he does not realize that all of his efforts over the years censoring us, mocking us, demeaning us in all ways... all of his efforts failed. I still hear from wonderful, intelligent folks who appreciate what we contributed. Thank you, thank you to them! 

It is an honor for me to continue the work on Valentino which Renato and I so passionately embraced. I could pity Mr. Terhune for his continued resistance of the new discoveries we made and our books. It is his loss. 

And if he has something bad to say about us, or anyone does for that matter... he and they can say it to my face. Let me know where and when and I will be there to let them say what they will. It is really chicken shit to say it all behind my back and not let me have a moment to defend us... and no I extend no pity at all. 

Love. love. love. 💓

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Too Much Truth

During the thick of the Italian lawsuit v. David Bret, we hired a body guard at times who called himself Rambo. I never believed that was his real name but it made no difference, he did his job and we paid him a flat 200 Euros each time he showed up.

During a book signing in Turin, he stood at the door like a secret service detail and it made me feel bad. I knew he had children and I just became so angry that it was even required to put him in a line of fire so to speak. 

Part of me always felt like I was insane to be that fearful... but I ask... if a cult of lunatics were obsessed with your location, posting every day in tangent about your death, the condition of your corpse in detail, images of skeletons and coffins, etc. etc. you might think twice. You might pay a Rambo to keep an eye out. 

Not a whole lot has changed. 

The battle for Affairs Valentino rages on. 

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Its No Secret

Censorship is in the news right now and I am all ears. It stands to reason this is a topic I have a great deal of interest in because for more than a decade Renato and I have been victims of censorship. I do not think any single person in the "Valentino World" would dispute that statement. It is no secret and it is painfully obvious.

The gathered evidence is pretty staggering; i.e. all those warnings issued to the censor's Facebook forum's followers... blaring in bold letters with emojis attached that our names and books were not to be mentioned. Someone sent me a long exchange with one censor in which said censor admonished and explained why I was never to be mentioned. 

The gaslighting is also pretty staggering; claiming no one ever mentions our books. They forget to mention that every time they do, the mention is instantly deleted. 

I recently heard the comment that those doing the censoring are never the "good guys". People should be given all the information and allowed to make their own assessments and debates should be a regular event. 

Why were and are we the targets of this endless censorship? Well it is an individual instance. 

It is not a mystery that Tracy Terhune gives the commands on this. In my opinion his ego was threatened and our work challenged his personal version of Valentino's story. He likes to say he is protecting the Valentino family... I ask from what? I think they can speak for themselves and they have never disputed a thing we reported.

It is not a mystery that David Bret is the hired junk yard dog in the censorship campaign; sad pathetic troll that he is. Hated universally and still trying to be more hated. 

It is not a mystery that Donna Hill was and still is a tremendous disappointment to me. But the evidence piled up; she was not my friend. 

Cindy Martin, Simon Constable, Eleanor Gribbin and their many aliases... just loyal shills of the state, feverishly working to bolster the lies about us.

It is nonsensical really... all this cruel behavior over a movie star who passed away so long ago. I reiterate that the documentation of my statements about this cabal of censors has been collected dutifully for years on end and is no secret. The screenshots Renato captured, and the evidence sent to us over the years, goes on and on, year after year and spills out of hard drives, taunting me to organize and share it all. 

Maybe its time for the censorship to stop. Invite me to the groups for lively debates. Discuss our discoveries and respectfully listen. This said... not holding my breath waiting for that day. 

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Editions One, Two, Three, Four and Five...

With my beloved Renato's passing, I am restructuring our business interests. It is time for a new direction and revisions long over due. With the establishment of a new publishing entity, I will soon reissue the books one by one with updates and fresh perspectives.

Life is ephemeral and with this in mind, I am busy with those new directions. Stay tuned for new links, new books and more of our artful covers. 

I am grateful in these days of my deep sorrow for friends and family. And thank those who have steadfastly supported our work through thick and thin. 

Below, Renato and his and my great friend, Professor Aurelio Miccoli in Castellaneta: