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15 comments | Monday, September 24, 2007

If you thought the drama between Jonathan Plummer and Terry McMillan was over, then think again because it's just getting started. If you don't know their story then you must have been hiding in a cave for the past few years. Here's a quick recap: Wealthy celebrity flies to Jamaica, falls in love with a twenty year old, brings him back to the states, marries him, writes a best-seller that becomes a blockbuster film, he comes out as a gay man, she loses her damn mind all over national tv, sues him for 40 million, he writes his side of the story in a fictional book loosely based on their relationship called "Balancing Act". Are you following me? Good.

Now that Jonathan's book is ready to hit shelves not every bookseller is embracing him or his story with open arms. Marcus Books in Oakland, California has refused to buy the book, or sell it for that matter. Local club promoter and host of Real Talk with Joe Hawkins called Marcus Books to finds out why they were refusing to support the book. "The woman who answered the phone said that they were not selling the book now and wouldn't be in the future. "She stated that it is the bookstores personal preference not to sell the book".

Personal preference? Or personal prejudice? I hope that Marcus Books didn't arrive at their decision based on intolerance and homophobia. There's already so many external elements that threaten to divide our community, the last thing we need is for our own to block the success of a brotha on the come up. Besides, shouldn't it be left up to the public whether or not we want to buy Jonathan's book?

I've heard from some people that they're simply exhausted from Terry and Jonathan's public divorce/media blitz . I wonder what Jonathan has to say about all of this? Hmmmmm...stay tuned


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

maybe just maybe Marcus Books knows good books, books worth reading and they do not want to be associated with a book that is tagged on Amazon as trash? Maybe they want to be associated with writeres of substance and integrity- neither of which Jonathanhas provided much evidence of...can you bankruptcy fraud? embezzlement? extortion?

September 25, 2007 1:31 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Why does their refusal to sell the book have to be based on homophobia or intolerance? First of all, if it is an independently owned bookstore, they can sell or not sell whatever they want.

Perhaps this has nothing to do with Jonathon at all. Maybe they just are loyal to Terri McMillan and are show their support to her by NOT selling his book. I mean she does reside in the Bay area so I'm sure there are other places that might do the same thing.

Face it....as crazy as she is..she is still influential in the literary game and just might flex her muscle to not make things easy for him. It won't stop the sell of his book, but she can still bve a thorn n his side.

September 25, 2007 4:10 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

oh puh leese.. no bookseller is gonna stock a book if they don't think it will sell in a given community.

how many copies of the Koran are they moving over at Barnes and Noble in the ATL ?

September 25, 2007 5:01 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

The book could suck and they just decided not to publish it. But he could always just publish it himself. If Megabody can publish his own book, surely Jonathan Plummer can publish his own as well. BTW, Megabody's book ain't all that. I mean, the 'juicy' parts were really... well uh...dry. And it READ like a self published book. But hey, he does have a book out and that's more than a lot of people will ever do.

September 25, 2007 6:57 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

You think it is successful for someone to destroy a marriage and hurt a woman after using her and lying to her?

September 26, 2007 7:25 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Not one time did I say that in my post Randy. Once again you're taking things out of context. Truth be told they used each other. I'm in no mood for your foolishness today.

September 26, 2007 10:53 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Okay, how is it that we posted about the same thing on the same day!

September 26, 2007 2:17 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

how many nights a week is he randy ???

September 26, 2007 8:48 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Darian: One day maybe you guys might take some time to actually read those court documents and rewind the video tape to see who it was who has ran to the media using my fame to blab his lies as well as his homosexuality to the public. If you are ever a bestselling author whose lying, cheating, thieving husband (who has been a pretty good liar for about 13 years and counting. He's the one who has turned my life into a reality show, but you guys fail to give him any credit for being responsible for any of this. I'm the evil-doer, but rewind the tape and look to see who it was running their lying mouth in court documents, the media (print and
broadcast). I had a novel to promote. Why don't you guys do this, go to my blog www.mment-terry.com and read his blackmail voice message, better yet, I'll send it to you since you guys are so quick to judge me. I'm beginning to wonder if you guys aren't simply misogynist who feel that because Jonathan is gay he can't also be evil, and instead, you guys continue to point the finger at me when I'm not the one writing a nasty opportunistic tell all which no one --especially gay men -- aren't buying. Look up the defiitions and traits for sociopath and socipathic behavior and you might get a better idea of what I've been dealing with. You have no idea what this "young" man has done and continues to do to me and my son behind "closed doors" enough so that I have a three-year domestic violence restraining order against him for trying to blackmail me and for sneaking and contacting my son in an effort to incite me so that one or both of us would balk and do something. He is a slick sick egomaniacal and pathetic excuse for a human being and you and his cohorts have seen fit to point the finger at the victim of his deception rather han the victimizer. Notwithstanding his youth. Go visit www.blackvoices.com and read what Trola Mae has to say about me. If you're going to use the Internet to criticize or make comments about people, then be more informed and make sure you get the facts straight because the reason my reputation has been tarnished and I became a homophobe overnight (unlike Jonathan's homosexuality)is because of the skillful and manipulative manner in which he and his attorney used my reputation to disseminate false information about me. I am the one who has been respected for my work for the past 20 years, not Mr. Plummer, and perhaps instead of criticizing me for retaliating against his and his attorney's effective smear campaign against me, if you are ever married or your spouse choses to put all of your personal and fictionalized accounts of your relationship on YouTube or MySpace and the public reads it and instead of wondering about the motives for doing so, instead, focus on the person who was the victim of this violation of trust, ask yourself what good was meant to come out of it. And you will have your answer. I married a slick, gay terrorist who has broken more laws and violated more immigration laws and yet everyone still thinks he's 20 years old. There are adolescents who know their sexuality and he is still playing that I didn't know what I was at 20 act, everybody who is gay knows this is total and unequiivocal bullshit. He married me for the reasons he is proving to be true. Unfortunately, because he is a sociopath, enough is never enough and he's pissed off that he, like most of us, was forced to work for a lviing and because his little con didn't pan out. He feels entitled to everything, and one day when the real truth about his behind-the-scenes behavior is known, which has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with being gay -- I hope gay men like you will offer me an apology. The only color of that rainbow that Jonathan['s behavior represents is green. That's all he has ever wanted and he's pissed because he didnt get anymore from me than he stole.

Marcus books isnt the only one not selling his book, and this does not include the people who aren't buying it anywhere else. He has insulted me and too many members of the Black community by his purported overture intended by this book. God don't like ugly and I am not the only one who sees through what he has done. My criticism of him and bookstores refusal to carry his book has nothing to do with homophobia, it is exercising their first amendment right as well as refusing to support hypocritical behavior, because thats what this stupid book really represents. Read the opening line. He punk'd me, but it's not working on the public.

Rock on

Terry McMillan

September 29, 2007 11:54 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Transcript of Voice Mail Message Jonathan Plummer left me -Terry McMillan -- on my home phone number 925-736-______ on Friday, March 24, 2006 at 7:48 p.m. This message has been saved on my voice mail service line (I do not have an answering machine):

“Hey Terry this is Jonathan. I got your message in regards to you going the whole legal route but the reason I’m doing this is because I have nothing to lose at this point, and you know if you wanna you know, make an offer of something you know all this can stop and you can go back to your regular life and all that kind of stuff just because your reputation now is kind of tarnished based on all this. . .and if anything happens to me you know all those tapes that you left me, all those messages that you left me in the past you know the public will hear it and there are people that are dying to hear the messages and it will definitely put you back on the homophobic …. Um, you know stereotype again … you know and I heard about your little Clik article… it’s fine, I guess it’s something I have to deal with and I guess I can find other ways to try to clean it up again some more you know … all this can go away you know if you just you know make an offer because I just thought I was treated bad . . . poorly I guess with the settlement offer and all that kind of stuff so I just thought you know it’s just something for me to see if I can get back on my feet again because you know I’m struggling, as always, but you know hopefully you’ll think about it and think about your reputation and all that good stuff and you know just make an offer because I know you’re making a lot of money right now so I mean something .. if you lose a couple of dollars here and there it’s no big deal because I know you’ll get it back because eventually so that’s all I’m saying you know and I’m trying to see if I can do other things with my life you know and all that good stuff and the you know the media just loves to hear more dirt so let me know what you think about that and you can leave me a message and then we can talk and then we can go from there, all right? Hope you’re doing good. I hope you’re family’s doing good and I hope your new boyfriend is doing good -- if he exists … and so anyway, that’s basically it. Talk to you later.”

September 29, 2007 12:23 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Again, I weigh in with my question, is it right to exalt a man who hurt women, use them and lie to them for personal gain? This is one of the nasty traits gay men use, the art of deception powered by selfishness!

How can anyone buy Jonathan Plummers's book? As Terry clearly points out, she IS the victim and gays are promoting and sponsoring the culprit.

October 01, 2007 12:01 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Ok. I am going to have to side with Terry....and we all know I'm a gay man.

I don't know why people are still giving her a hard time when all she did was follow her heart based on the lies of a closet-case who manipulated her and used her. I'm so sick of the gay community rallying behind this man after he ruined her life and wasted way too much of her time, which she will never be able to get back.

Jonathan is not a writer and I personally have no interest in hearing his side of the story...again. If I owned a bookshop, I wouldn't sell it either. Not because I don't like him, but because I would expect this book to be trash and have no literary relevance.

Secondly, this woman's life is not something we should be trying to judge or even be interested in. This is her personal life and space and we should respect that. It's none of our business.

I swear, the fags are too damn nosey and always trying to broadcast the tea but let them find some nude pics of themselves that their ex posted or some of their drama hashed out on the internet for all to see and then it becomes unfair and painful.

I'm so over gossip and people's personal business that I tend to stop reading the blogs of people who post it. I'd much rather read about the site's owners lives and not the second or third hand reworked, reposted and rewound dribble that circulates through the mill. It's like going to a black church...

October 01, 2007 12:09 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Very interesting and colorful thoughts keisha. Captain...well you're just being your usual tired and hateful self.

October 01, 2007 12:46 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I am a gay man and I acknowledge Jonathon's role in this failed realtionship between him and Terry McMillan. I have no intention of supporting him or his book.

At the same time...Terry's actions are such a big turn off that I can see why she has a hard time getting support.

While you may be flattered by the long texts she contributed to your blog, but I know she did a similar thing when Jonathon was about to appear on the WENDY WILLIAMS radio show. Wendy said she got all these long ass emails from Terry....so much so she could not even read everything on the air.
Wendy thought hers actions were pathetic. I'm sure what you received was a cut and paste job and that she has flooded many sites and places where he has been interviewed with the same garbage.

TERRY....word of advice...show some SELF RESPECT.

October 01, 2007 5:27 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Excuse me, WAKE THE FUCK UP PEOPLE. Especially Dorian you stupid fool. This Jonathan guy is such a mess,and a tired excuse for a man, and for the last person who made a comment advising Terry to get some self respect? Who the fuck do you think you are? this women has worked hard to get to where she is, and she is suppose to sit back and watch this little cockroach try and black mail her and drag her name through mud. The black gay community that supports this guy and has given him forums to spew his lies are just as tired, He"s black and He's gay so lets embrace him? He" s the victim? Fuck that Idiot he needs to get deported. Back to Jamaica where his people can handle him.

November 23, 2007 11:58 PM


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