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@lirivera @BostonGlobe #JunotDiaz was targeted for a takedown by 3 female fiction writers: #ZinziClemmons #CarmenMMachado #MonicaByrne. All: Read #apologizetoJunot & my thread (threadreaderapp.com/thread/1042140…). @forjustice2018 - audio of JD's respectful interaction w/ Machado who lied. #fauxfeminism #MeToofail
@lirivera @BostonGlobe @forjustice2018 Others (like bitter writer ex-gfs) jumped in like @realalisavaldes ("kiss-n-teller" he briefly dated 22 yrs ago, who blogged in 2008 to brag abt sleeping w him while on journalist duty!). And @lirivera (sensitive writer he had lunch w 1x). No evidence #JunotDiaz harassed women.
@lirivera @BostonGlobe @forjustice2018 @RealAlisaValdes Alisa Rivera: Your points are simply ur biased assumptions as a comm prof & former aspiring fiction writer who accused #JunotDiaz of sexually harassing & bullying u 15 yrs ago on a lunch date. U met him 1 time. He didn't tell u what u wanted to hear & tried to make up. U cried.
@lirivera @BostonGlobe @forjustice2018 @RealAlisaValdes Alisa Rivera: #JunotDiaz could have expressed his point more sensitively. We all misstep. You cried. I would not have cried, but asked him to clarify what he meant. Junot is not responsible for your sensitivity. You carried the "pain" for 15 years? That's on you, sis. #notMeToo
@lirivera @BostonGlobe @forjustice2018 @RealAlisaValdes Alisa Rivera: #JunotDiaz's PR firm? I speak as a prof scouted for PR work includ PR Director jobs. Junot is a #celebrity -- an internationally celebrated, respected writer & professor. Any wise person unfamiliar w/ handling false accusations & awful press would hire a PR firm.
@lirivera @BostonGlobe @forjustice2018 @RealAlisaValdes Alisa Rivera: Also, #JunotDiaz is a tenured professor in the #Boston area at @MIT. PRs pitch stories all the time. Of course it makes sense that @BostonGlobe reported on what Junot and his accusers, like you, had to say. The newspaper was fair--contacted Junot *and* his accusers.
@lirivera @BostonGlobe @forjustice2018 @RealAlisaValdes @MIT Alisa Rivera: Re @BostonGlobe's EIC, Brian McGrory: His accuser, Hilary Sargent (former Boston.com editor), did not disclose when she tweeted alleged "sext" from him, that she used to date him yrs ago when they didn't work together. HS couldn't recall date of "sext."
@lirivera @BostonGlobe @forjustice2018 @RealAlisaValdes @MIT Alisa Rivera: Facts: @BostonReview & @MIT both investigated #JunotDiaz, & cleared him. A major institution like @MIT (w/ a board, donors, alumni) would be motivated to do a serious, thorough investigation for many reasons including legal ones.
@lirivera @BostonGlobe @forjustice2018 @RealAlisaValdes @MIT @BostonReview Alisa Rivera: You: "Most people protecting Junot don’t have personal loyalty to him. It’s about preserving their own power. The minute that protecting Junot is a real threat to their​ ​​own ​power, he’s done." #JunotDiaz supporter @heathquinn: "Maybe they're essentially ethical."
@lirivera @BostonGlobe @forjustice2018 @RealAlisaValdes @MIT @BostonReview @heathquinn Alisa Rivera: May 15, @The_Rumpus ran essay by you as part of its "Enough" series exploring #rapeculture, #sexualassault & #domesticviolence. Your essay titled "ENOUGH: ON JUNOT DÍAZ, FROM A SURVIVOR." Are you saying #JunotDiaz sexually assaulted you at that lunch date? #notMeToo
@lirivera @BostonGlobe @forjustice2018 @RealAlisaValdes @MIT @BostonReview @heathquinn @The_Rumpus Alisa Rivera: As women, we must be fair and responsible to the women of this world, & the MEN TOO. Your 1x interaction w/ #JunotDiaz just proved that you two were not a good match -- not compatible as loves or friends. 15 yrs later, you cried #MeToo. #notMeToo #cleareyes #truth
@lirivera @BostonGlobe @forjustice2018 @RealAlisaValdes @MIT @BostonReview @heathquinn @The_Rumpus Alisa Rivera: You have an ethical responsibility to #apologizetoJunot. Why didn't you simply email #JunotDiaz for an apology if your heart was troubled 15 yrs later? Instead you empowered the main takedown conspirators (#ZinziClemmons #CarmenMMachado #MonicaByrne) & cried #MeToo.
@lirivera @BostonGlobe @forjustice2018 @RealAlisaValdes @MIT @BostonReview @heathquinn @The_Rumpus Alisa Rivera: How long will you keep your pinned tweet up about #JunotDiaz, who never sexually assaulted, harassed, or bullied you? You are empowering #MonicaByrne who is happy to falsely accuse & Twitter-lynch one of the world's most brilliant, brave & thoughtful POC. #notMeToo
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