UPDATE 2pm August 2nd, 2011
Some of you might have seen a tweet from me last night where I wrote
And so here’s a little background. On the reunion Jill brought out a print out of what she wanted to use as evidence of my “cyber bullying” or “mean tweeting”. She was accusing me of spreading anti semitism by retweeting a tweet that accused someone of being antisemitic. Andy took the paper from Jill and read my final reply which said “Let’s keep religion out of this debate …..“.
For whatever reason this scene didn’t make the final cut of the show and of course, I really wish it would have, as then over 2m fans of the show would have seen that despite all of Jill’s accusations she had singularly failed to cite even one piece of evidence to back them up. Yes, it was great that CBS News did its own investigation on Jill’s accusations against me and couldn’t find anything but it would have been even better if the fans who watch the show had seen for themselves that Jill was crying victim again and was unable to prove any of it.
Now let’s look at the actual tweets that Jill used to try to prove her accusation of cyber bullying/mean tweeting.
In the interests of transparency and as all the tweets are in the public domain I will show them in full both in text and as screen capture plus I will link to them so you are all able to see I am not editing anything.
On April the 9th, 2011 just two days after the first episode aired (you know the one at the wedding where Jill called Alex a fucking bitch and of socializing above her) I received this tweet from @HerPreppiness
Just in case it’s now subsequently deleted here’s a screen capture of it
So as you can see this person on twitter was accusing Alex of being antisemitic, yet was not stating why.
I did retweet this person and replied by stating
And again here is that tweet’s screen capture
Now so far I don’t see any evidence of me either promoting or spreading antisemitism. Do you?
Then someone else, @TweatCyn, joined the conversation, tagged Jill Zarin’s Twitter account and wrote
And again here’s the screen capture
I responded to that tweet (and this is the part that Andy partially read out) by retweeting her and said
And here’s the screen capture
So there you have it. That was Jill’s best evidence of my mean tweeting/cyber bullying. Jill who constantly refers to the fact that she has several cyber assistants no doubt had them scour the internet for evidence and this was the only thing that she could produce on the reunion. Like I said to @TweetCyn – “let’s keep religion out of it” and I really wish Jill had done the same.
Lastly, 8 days after this exchange on Twitter, I received an email on a Sunday afternoon from a gossip journalist which said “What is this about you RT and anti Jewish tweet????? “ Clearly someone had run to the press in an attempt to have an article written about me that wasn’t designed to be complimentary toward me. I emailed the journalist back instantly and showed him exactly what I’ve just shown above and the story was never printed as there was no story there. Now, who would run to the press trying to have negative things written about me? I wonder…….
5pm, August 1st 2011
I will be live blogging from 10/9c & answering as many questions as I can. Make sure you also pop over to Alex’s live blog too to ask a question of her. We will try and answer as many as possible.