01/11/2012

In Response....

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

For Immediate Release

 

MARLO HAMPTON STATEMENT

 

Atlanta, GA – (January 12, 2012) – “I am shocked and saddened to hear of the recent distortions of events and false accusations disseminated over an altercation I was involved in over a dozen years ago.  It had been my preference, out of respect for the person involved, as well as her family, to not speak about this incident publicly, but the recklessness with which the story is being manipulated has forced me to come forward.

 

I was in my early twenties, and what took place started out as an argument with someone who was once my friend, over the phone.  In the first incident, I was ambushed at my house and badly beaten.  Though charges were initially filed, those charges were later dropped and I filed a restraining order.  As disturbing as the carrying of a weapon may seem, it was quite common in the environment in which I was raised, and not only I, but also the person involved in the altercation, had each brought weapons to protect ourselves.  There was a confrontation, her knife dropped, mine did not. 

 

I was arrested and convicted of aggravated battery for which I served 6 months in jail.  What is so disturbing about the false reports now circulating is that it was she, my friend, who appeared in court on my behalf and fought to reduce my sentence. 

 

Like many people, I was deeply saddened by her untimely death - 6 years later - and shocked at the recent attempts to connect me to it.  Ultimately, it does a disservice to her and her family, to guess and draw conclusions as to her state of mind when she committed suicide.  Those reasons are obviously personal and painful and do not deserve to be speculated on for the purposes of entertainment or drawing readers to your site.  She and her family remain in my prayers.

 

My attorneys will be sending a cease and desist letter with a request for retraction shortly.” 

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"Ultimately, it does a disservice to her and her family, to guess and draw conclusions as to her state of mind when she committed suicide. Those reasons are obviously personal and painful and do not deserve to be speculated on for the purposes of entertainment or drawing readers to your site."

Exactly!!!

Well stated, Marlo. I too am sad that all of this has to be dredged up, but I hope that your statement serves to straighten out some of the confusion. We all have a past and, ideally, we should be allowed to move forward from that along with mistakes we may have made. It's unfair that you're not being allowed to do that. Hang in there, lady.

(((hugs)))

You Bum Bitch! Your A Killer and have some nerve prancing around so high and mighty! The Truth Is Out! You've been found out! Instead of playing the victim take responsibility for your actions. Many people have been raised by single mothers and/or in the projects but they did not have the viciousness you had. You did a disservice to every person who overcame those odds and did something in life with your tacky statements. I hope your actions haunt you to your grave! I know you won't print this but at your people will now how we really feel about your bum ass. AND selling your clothes online show just what a low budget hoe you are.

Marlo,

regardless of your past you have redefined your future.... keep it classy and keep the haters mad.... kudos to you for putting it all out in the open...

Marlo, E V E R Y O N E has a past. Things we may not be proud of. "They" brought it up, not you. You're only addressing what "they" brought up. They started it...your writing (& legal actions) helps to end it. It's really a shame that they had to go THAT FAR BACK to 'find something' on you.

"They" get mad, annoyed when we bring up slavery, Jim Crow, etc. Telling us "we should get over it already!" Yet, they're the very first ones to scan a person's past and AIR IT. Hypocrites!

I highly recommend you get a spiritual reading with Ms. ... Well, I don't wanna put her name on here. But she's GOOD! You can email me for more info. I'll tell ya then. You gotta psychically protect yourself! 'Cause it feels like they're gunnin' to blame you for past-sh*t as well as sh*t that didn't even occur yet.

Atone. And Stay Woke!

Much sweet Myrrh to you,

LT.

Try to stay strong Marlo, As my grandma would say, keep holding on to God's unchanging hand. I pass no judgement because I am always hit in the face with my own faults.

P.S. I love Marlo's closet... but will you have discounts soon? lol.

Thank you Summer! I cannot promise any further discounts yet, trust me, the prices are fabulously far below retail...

Yes I agree the prices are great, I was just kidding, lol...I love the items, and I think it's very kind of you to lower the price below way below retail.

Love you from the great state of Texas Marlo. there are so many hatters in this world. I have a niece I had to literally protect through highschool because she was pretty and from a good family. I bought her things to protect herself and all. These girls had it in for her. Now she is 30 years old married and doing fine. The other girls are on drugs in Jail and one is dead. Always protect yourself but try to run away first sweetheart. You are a gorgeous woman,Black or white.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU MARLO. AND WHEN THEY JUDGE YOU REMEMBER THAT THE WORD OF GOD SAY'S HE WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE.


JESUS LOVES YOU. BE ENCOURAGE. WE LEARN TO REACT DIFFERENTLY FROM OUR MISTAKES. WE CAN WALK AWAY. THE PEOPLE WHO JUDGE YOU ARE NOT GOD. GOD IS THE JUDGE AND HE KNOWS OUR HEARTS. JUST LOVE YOURSELF AND LET NO ONE THOUGHTS OF YOU GET IN YOUR WAY.

KEEP GOD FIRST. LITTLE BECOMES MUCH WHEN PLACED IN THE
MASTERS HANDS.

BE ENCOURAGE TO KEEP GOD FIRST.

I would never judge you, and I like the fact that you responded in a classy manner. Keep being you.

I've never understood people who refuse to acknowledge that there are a majority of us that don't believe in judging someone because of their past as if their on past is damn near perfect. Folks fail to realize that one can not live or have a future if they're constantly looking backwards, so no one should let their past steal their future.

I make no qualms about, I love to see Black women living well and doing well because we have earned that right. The only women who have a problem with it are those who feel that they are less-than and not worthy of it.

The sad reality is that haters don't see ish and whenever a woman insults another woman from behind her computer screen she is only showing her own insecurities within herself.

Be Blessed and Do You.

Marlo, keep being you. People talked about JESUS, so you know they going to talk about you. Who would you be without your experience in life?

Very well spoken, once again Marlo. Though it is none of my business, I am thankful you shared what you have and made this situation clearer. I would never tell someone else what to do on their own website, but most of us come here because we get inspiration and pleasure from your journey, character, and wit. The nasty comments against you are tiresome to wad through when they appear. I respect that you want to give everyone's voice a rightful place. This is your website and not a democracy. :) I know people who do not post nasty comments and don't care if others like it or not. This is a place where we get to see your side, we get to see you, unaltered by negativity. Excuse me if I take too much liberty saying so, but you are too great and have been through too much to let anyone say whatever they want. People as clever and kind as you cannot help but take it to heart. At least that is what I know from my experience. Thanks for clearing this up. I am sorry for your friend and I too will say a prayer.

Nina, I appreciate what you said. I appreciate that you find inspiration and pleasure on my blog and I am sorry that it gets taken away from you by the negativity. I feel that in fairness and honesty I have to be somewhat democratic and allow all voices to be heard. I also want to share with you the things that come my way and all that comes along with this experience. I am going to give this thought though, what matters most is that people like you do have the best experience when visiting me, that you can...

Marlo, Initially watching the Housewives show I welcomed the style you brought to the show...was looking forward to the new cast member with the fabulous home and props, then the argument in South Africa with Sheree took points from you. Women need to be mindful not to allow people to take us there, i.e. stoop to their level. On another note...25 years ago I was involved in an incident with a man (whom I thought was my man), a woman followed him to my home. She surprised me by knocking on the door and proceeded to walk into my home demanding to see him. I stopped her at the door...fighting ensued. My female house guest ran to my kitchen for a knife and handed it to me and said, "Stab her!". I STILL thank God that I told her to, "Put that away!". In retrospect, when the girl from your story dropped her knife you should have dropped yours. On my last note...Ask God to intervene in your life.

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