It wouldn’t be a year in review without Julia Allison inserting herself into someone else’s rape. First it was that CBS Lady who got Benghazi’d, then it was her mother, now it was that chick who thought crying rape to Facebook instead of the police and her former sister Meghan Asha.
Long story short, Michael Arrington may
or may not have beaten and raped his girlfriend. Julia Allison saw this story and said, this story needs a little dash of MEEEEEEE, so she ran to Gawker and claimed that Michael Arrington beat her former sister/Pointy McPointerson Meghan Asha is if she were familial with the matter. That’s all fine and dandy, Gawker trades in tips such as these. Where it went all wrong was that Julia Allison had to be all Julia Allison about it.
When Gawker reported that Julia Allison confirmed rumors that Arrington also smacked Asha around, Julia threw a hissy fit, claiming that she never did such a thing and was harangued by the media.
I have been harassed by no less than seven reporters about these incidents, including Gawker’s writers, including Adrian Chen. To ALL of them I said I was not willing to comment. I NEVER witnessed any physical abuse, and I don’t know why Gawker is alleging I did. I don’t know what happened between Meghan Asha and Michael Arrington, and I never will.
It is never okay to abuse anyone, but it is ALSO not okay to report stories when your “evidence” is shoddy and/or made up. Gawker has “reported” stories using absolute crap before, and they have no conscience whatsoever about doing so.
I have moved away from New York, I got my life back, I am happy now, I have moved on. I told Gawker to leave me alone and leave me out of this. Why am I not surprised they didn’t respect me enough to do so?
That’s all fine and dandy too, because Gawker does indeed employ some shitty reporters, like Adrian Chen (except not anymore!), so it’s easy to believe they were making shit up, except Donkey wouldn’t shut up about it. So Gawker played their hand by releasing the text messages Julia sent to two Gawker employees, including Adrian Chen.
So, yes, Gawker was forced to throw Julia Allison under the bus and back it up a few times for good measure. Donkey pissed people off left and right, including Mr. Paultato, who also felt the need to insert himself into this story by throwing his former friend Julia under another bus.
I’d say this was glorious, but Michael Arrington is still stomping around the streets of Silicon Valley and is not rotting in jail for being a Rapey McRapeBurger.