Dear Violet Paley: My thoughts on your James Franco accusations. 

 

 

Dear Violet Paley,

Oh, how I do hope you read this letter that I’ve taken the time to write. I don’t know you and it’s safe to say that you don’t know me. I only know OF you, due to your allegations of sexual misconduct against James Franco just after the Golden Globes. Do you remember the tweets you posted?

I’ll admit, I only give a shit about your tweets because James Franco is my favorite celebrity. Not because of his good looks, but because of his brain. His work ethic. His will power to put himself out there with things he loves to do. His massive amounts of success in his life. He’s the reason I became an author. He’s an inspiring human being.

When I was tagged on Facebook yesterday in an article showing your tweets, and what you said he’d done, I felt bad for you. Honestly. Even though I’m a Franco fan. I didn’t think he’d be that crude of a person, but I’d never accuse someone of lying about such a BIG ISSUE; especially an alleged victim.

Until this morning, when I laid eyes on the Tweets I’ve posted above. Those are from your account. Seeing as how I am an educated and well read individual, I can see that no where in them do you mention James Franco’s name, but character speaks volumes about a person, and yours doesn’t seem very appealing.

It’s funny. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I’m an author. I have been for a while, though I just made this account when I assumed my pen name. Do you know what that is? It means I don’t write using my real name. All my friends are Indie Authors. Many talented individuals. We bust our asses every single day on our manuscripts and works in progress. Some of us have been lucky enough to be published; others of us are still struggling to get there. Most of us are unknown to the world as of now, and I hope one day that all of us find the success we work so hard for.

But you..You’re a household name today just because you said a celebrity made you look at his penis during a consensual relationship. I don’t know if I envy your instant rise to fame, or if I fucking loathe you, though I’m thinking probably the latter. Oh, that means I think I probably loathe you.

Do you know that a small accusation like the one you made could potentially ruin a life? I’m not saying it happened or didn’t.  I wasn’t there. I’m just saying it doesn’t look good, and as a crime writer and someone obsessed with criminology, I read between the lines quite a bit.

You tweeting about harassment and then posting things like, “I like planning to ruin someone’s life the moment I meet them”, or, “Who Should rape me? Trump or Cosby?” is almost the same as robbing someone then using his or her credit card at the 7/11. It’s what you call incriminating. I realize your tweets above were posted in September, but that doesn’t change the fact that it makes you look less than credible.

There are woman out there who actually have been violated, and are speaking out, and it’s a hard thing for them to do. Attention seekers like yourself are ruining the legitimacy of their claims. Did you at any point think of how all those women would feel if it came to light that you were just “being a troll”?  I’ll bet you didn’t.

If you are lying, and from the bottom of my heart I truly believe you are, did you think about how it would make James Franco himself feel? Or do you just not give a shit? It must truly suck to be in his shoes right now, when he should be feeling happy about how well his life seems to be going. I only hope he isn’t bothered much by it, but who wouldn’t be? Edit: From what I’ve read, he’s in a pretty bad place right now. I hope you’re happy, and the other’s too. I don’t know if they’re being truthful or not, though I feel as though their situations were a misunderstanding. 

I realize you aren’t his only accuser, but the other allegations are things I haven’t seen much of. They may or not be lies as well, but yours definitely appear to be distasteful attempts at whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish.

I’ll go ahead and say that if I’m wrong in what is only my opinion, I’m sorry, but I don’t feel like I’m wrong. I feel like it’s you who owes James Franco an apology.

You got lucky. Mr. Franco spoke on Stephen Colbert last night about the allegations. Did you see it, or was it on after your bed time? Anyway, He says the accusations are inaccurate, yet he has too much class(or maybe he’s just that good of a fucking person) to speak an ill word against anyone who said anything about him. He said he fully supports everything going on.

If it were me, I’d have called you a lying bitch right there on TV. Maybe I’m pissed because I’ve been a victim before, but as a young toddler, my voice couldn’t be heard, and the man walked free, and still to this day walks free.

So when I think someone, ANYONE, not just James Franco, is being wrongfully accused of something that serious, it fucking pisses me off. The same goes for when I feel someone is LYING about being a victim.

I hope you grow up and do something with your life to earn real success, rather than getting your name known by hurting other people. I don’t even think maybe you’re a bad person. I just think you’re immature and selfish.

I’ve got so much more to say about this situation, but I have a novel to write, and a job to go to. Feel free to respond.

Also, I saw last night, a video of you, joking about “fucking young Sheldon”. A child. Who would be the victim in that circumstance?

Perhaps women such as Violet Paley need an outlet outside of Social Media; a place staffed with confidantes where they can go to make their claims in private, so they can be investigated and the men can keep their dignity until proven guilty. This is what being a woman and speaking out against sexual harassment is? We use our voices to stand up and shit on men? Why is it that the accuser, not victim, ACCUSER, is automatically praised for standing up and speaking out, while the man’s name is stomped into the ground. The Double Standard is ridiculous, and when a good movement such as #MeToo and #TimesUp is used as a platform of hate against ANYONE, we need to rethink what exactly it is we stand for. I’d rather stand up for equality for everyone and use my voice to speak against hate, not cause it. I’m ashamed to be a woman and I’m ashamed to have been sexually assaulted myself, though I never refer to myself as a victim. 

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

Sexual Misconduct: Any conduct of a sexual nature that is without consent, or has the effect of threatening or intimidating the person against whom such conduct is directed

 

Perhaps we should figure out where to draw the line in this specific, yet vague term, before we open our mouths. It’s unfortunate. Sexual Misconduct can be anything a woman says it is.

Thanks for reading.

-KJ MARSHALL (kjmarshallauthor@gmail.com)

 

 

 

 

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16 Comments

    1. Thank you! I feel like it’s important for both sides for be heard. The falsely accused are victims, too. It’s not right.

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  1. James Franco has a colourful reputation but sexual predator is not very likely. He must be reeling from this accusation. I only hope that these women can have a quick resolution and can move on.

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    1. I read that today it’s hit him hard. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but if I were in his shoes I’d be depressed, too.

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  2. Hi,
    I too am a fan of James Franco & I’m deeply saddened & disturbed by the accusations made by all the accusers. Flimsy & no proof. Their timing could not have been more calculated or manipulative. James has said the accusations are inaccurate & I believe him. He should be enjoying his shining moments of glory during this award season for his incredible work on The Disaster Artist instead of dealing with this BS. And possibly loosing his chance of an Oscar.
    Thank you for taking the time to write what you wrote – I wish more people could see it – very well written.

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  3. This is all you really need to know to understand the type of woman this is.https://www.instagram.com/bellalynn90/ Her IG is private now but for some strange reason she accepted my request. I have way more disturbing screenshots but I don’t want to get my account flagged down and I’m not reposting some of her more disgusting IG posts. Like a used menstration pad and a video of her talking about how badly she wants to have sex with a 10 year old boy. There is something seriously wrong with this girl. And I hope her family can intervene and get her the help she needs.

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    1. It makes me happy that all the comments on here have been in support of the situation. Giving the man a chance, that is. How long’s it been? 6-7 days? I’ve gotten so much hate for this post. I didn’t think anyone pay attention to it, much less her. I’ve been told to my watch my back. I’ve been called a rape supporter. I’ve been told “I hope your daughter never gets raped because you’ll obviously not be there to support her”. I’ve been told to burn in hell.

      It’s gotten crazy. So thank you for the pleasant input.

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  4. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH OH my God. Lord. This post is more about yourself than is is about James or Violet or anyone else. Want to talk more about your novel (lmao) and your love of criminology? Hoping Franco is going to stumble upon this feeble defence and check out your novel? I can practically see the fedora.

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    1. You think I speak my mind to promote my personal agenda? I have talked about my novel. All over this website outside of this post. I’m glad you’re presumptuous enough to think I’m both selfish, and psychotic to write a post with hopes that an a-list celebrity would read it. If you want to disagree with what I’ve said, do so with fact-based information, or even your opinion, if it’s justified. Attacking my personal morals and reasons for calling a liar a fucking liar is going to get you nowhere. “I can practically see the fedora.” What the fuck kind of statement is that? I don’t even understand what that means. I stated the fact that I’m an author because the people who follow blogs get tired of reading them unless you mention writing at least once or so per post. My love of criminology? I talk about that a lot. It’s pretty much common knowledge. After all, I write crime thrillers. If you want to check out my novel, it will be for sale soon, and I do hope you enjoy it. I’ll even add a scene just for you involving a fedora. Because it won’t fit the fucking story just like it doesn’t fit your comment. Have a nice night.

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  5. I actually think this is jealously on Violet’s part. He rejected her. It had something to do with her substance abuse problem (that she posted on Twitter) and most likely James saw something he wasn’t comfortable with as a partner and moved on from her. She obviously sees he’s with a serious girlfriend so she’s so jealous and wishes it was her. I feel bad for her. To try to hurt someone like this isn’t cool. We ALL know he should have got an Oscar this year!

    It’s like okay so he didn’t want you. She has a very troubling instagram and Twitter. She actually scares me. Her posts are bizarre and she definitely has some kind of imbalance. She’s almost nude or referencing sex in almost every Instagram post?? 🤔 I’m a sexual abuse survivor and I don’t get it. James is an AMAZING soul, I’ve met him once at MOMA in NY and he’s gracious and kind. I’m glad these allegations have died down and he’s back focusing on work and his life. I hope James will always know we (as his fans) will always and forever support him.

    FYI: Paley is obsessed with his GF Isabelle and won’t leave her alone. She’s creating fake instagrams/twitter accounts and trolling her or having friends help. SMH this is just sad.

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