In This Thread: I read #ByeFaleena's open letter and analyze it line by line. I've already read through the whole thing, so this is not a reaction thread, just an analysis thread. And it's gonna be a long one because apparently I hate free-time XD #Cockygate
"When your private C&D letter is tweeted publicly-" Passing the blame. She's saying, from the get-go, that Cockygate is the fault of everyone who dared speak about what they were going through, and NOT the fault of the person who put them through it.
"you will not have saved the money by writing them yourself since lawyers are so expensive-" At least she admits what many suspected from the start: The C&D's were not legal documents, merely threats with legal jargon thrown in.
Because there's never been a cringefest I could walk away from, and because I've got some friends here and on FB who've been blocked by #ByeFaleena and can't see her video, I'm gonna grab some coffee, watch, and live tweet. I am unsettled.
Okay. Coffee is being made. Let's get this started. She begins the video by staring boldly into the camera and saying, "Hi. I'm Faleena Hopkins. I'm being attacked." She puts uncomfortably long pauses between these phrases, for impact, I assumed.
"To the point of dangerous. And I beseech the moneygrabbers to back. The fuck. Off." She stares unblinking into the camera. So, we've reached the "My life has been threatened," portion of the program.
I’ve had a bunch of people in my mentions ask me for a summary of #cockygate#byefaleena, so here goes...with links, and some new additions at the end.
Faleena Hopkins is an author who writes a series about a family whose last name is Cocker. The books in this series all start with the word “cocky” which is written in the Northwell font from Set Sail Studios (you can see it here): setsailstudios.com/downloads/nort…
Her LLC registered trademarks to a wordmark (consisting of the word “cocky” written in the Northwell font) as well as the word “cocky” used on a downloadable series of ebooks.