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emesem

Blackgirlnerds article pulled thanks to Anna

Mods deleted my post about it here but great to see that the truth won out.

https://twitter.com/1anna...07712?s=19
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Reply #1 posted 01/20/19 6:05am

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emesem said:

Mods deleted my post about it here but great to see that the truth won out. https://twitter.com/1anna...07712?s=19

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What is this about?

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
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Reply #2 posted 01/20/19 6:44am

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udo said:



emesem said:


Mods deleted my post about it here but great to see that the truth won out. https://twitter.com/1anna...07712?s=19

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What is this about?



Article got written about Prince "grooming" Anna. Caused a stir in the fanbase as it was false and vicious.

I texted Anna to let her know about it.

Anna told the writer and editor that it was not true.

Editor pulled article.
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Reply #3 posted 01/20/19 6:44am

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Reply #4 posted 01/20/19 6:49am

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The author was getting huge blowback from Prince fans, it wasn't pretty. Anna called (the Author) them out on it.


The lesson here is; don't compare Prince to RKelly. smile

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Reply #5 posted 01/20/19 7:49am

emesem

Anna and Mayte were characterized as being "groomed" by Prince. It was a sorry attempt to create some news when both of these stories were well known. It bordered on libel. So glad Anna reached out to correct the record.
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Reply #6 posted 01/20/19 7:50am

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Reply #7 posted 01/20/19 8:57am

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emesem said:

Anna and Mayte were characterized as being "groomed" by Prince. It was a sorry attempt to create some news when both of these stories were well known. It bordered on libel. So glad Anna reached out to correct the record.

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Is there another word for the two years Prince spent on either girl before they turned 18? Not saying Prince is anything like RKelly, but he had his own problems and weird behaviours (while being a relatively 'normal' and together US star).

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I am for calling out Prince's many amazing accomplishments, but he did do some odd stuff, including the way Anna and Mayte were prepared for a relationship that started the moment they turned 18. To me, "grooming" seems the most accurate word for it. Too bad the article has been pulled, as I don't know how it was framed. There's in my mind a legitimate reason to discuss it, but it could have just been a sleazy character assassination piece. Sounds like it was more the latter, since the editor pulled it.

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Reply #8 posted 01/20/19 9:24am

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"Grooming" has a specific meaning in the context of sexual abuse of MINORS. It means you befriend them give them gifts hang out with the intent of later having sex with them while they are STILL MINORS. What Prince may have done could be said to be the exact opposite of grooming.
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Reply #9 posted 01/20/19 9:35am

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I did not know that it had a specific legal meaning in this context.Thanks for clarifying.

In my opinion, the legal definition is not too important though for it to be questionable or not. I mean, there are (even in the US) widely differing ages of consent that go well below 18, and for some countries/definitions, a person is a minor until 21. I use the general "half your age+7" rule for the minimum age that the behaviour towards somewhat under that age is creepy. In both Anna's and Mayte's case, Prince was well over the age that any kind of love/physical relationship with 16 year olds (or even 18 year olds) that made it go into the "creep" zone, legal or not.

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Reply #10 posted 01/20/19 8:32pm

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There is also a podcast about this....

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Reply #11 posted 01/21/19 10:58am

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I know neither woman have an issue with Prince courting them while they were underage, but it was odd that once Anna left, he found another teen, who happend to have the same last name, and started courting her. I think putting Prince in the same category as R. Kelly is both ridiculous and offensive, but there was a bit of a creep factor in his behavior.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #12 posted 01/21/19 11:07am

onlyforaminute

The comment section blew up. I couldn't keep up.

"The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.

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Reply #13 posted 01/21/19 11:12am

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The man got an earful about it while he was still alive, the fully grown women involved feel okay about it now, what's left to be all up in arms about? So many people are chomping at the bit to run other peoples lives and it's ridiculous.

"The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.

- Somebody
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Reply #14 posted 01/21/19 1:30pm

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Militant said:

udo said:

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Article got written about Prince "grooming" Anna. Caused a stir in the fanbase as it was false and vicious. I texted Anna to let her know about it. Anna told the writer and editor that it was not true. Editor pulled article.

great, i thought i was the only one to see that. Personally, i'm skeptical of journalists, always have been and I would bet everything I own that she was never "a fan" and was just looking for an angle for some come up and used the current me too climate to get the article out there. I ignored it myself, didn't think many people even saw it. False or not, I don't really care. So, I didn't get too upset about it.

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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