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Sun Dec 10, 2017, 03:56 PM

Tina Dupuy-the credible one???

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As a teenager, Dupuy was convinced that she was an alcoholic and joined Alcoholics Anonymous, and would eventually gain prominence for telling the story of her sobriety to AA audiences. Twenty years later, however, having drifted away from the organization, she began to question the interpretation she had been given of her life story, and decided the only way to know for sure whether she was an alcoholic was to have a drink and see what happened. She discussed the process that led to this conclusion in an interview for This American Life.[5]

Dupuy has spoken openly about being born into the cult The Children of God and subsequently being raised in foster care in California.[6] She created the podcast Cultish,[7] in which she interviewed former members of cults and discussed her uncle Rick Dupuy's public defection.[8]

In late 2017, Dupuy joined the #metoo movement when she wrote a story for The Atlantic magazine claiming that Al Franken put his hand on her waist during a photo shoot and squeezed, an incident she considered sexual harrassment.[9]

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 03:58 PM

1. you should probably mention that she posted on this thread

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 04:16 PM

3. I missed that thread and it does deserve a read

My point is more about the life and times of a drama queen-I was an abused child, I was a child alcoholic, I was lied into thinking I was a child alcoholic, Al Franken groped me...I have not met Tina but in my lifetime I have met several Tinaettes and learned that you can only ignore and avoid them or join them in imagined horror. Do NOT take the latter course.

An even cursory look into her background would have shown her to be a harvester of imagined abuse with a martyr complex, but we no more do cursory checks than we do due process.

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 04:14 PM

2. Concerning your last paragraph,

the clause, "an incident she considered sexual harassment..."

I have very, very mixed feelings about this. Those who say 'perception is reality' may not only be wrong in truth, but may also cause untold damage. Pandering to perception rather than what is proven seems to me akin to the path they took in the 1600s in Salem, where through mob panic, dozens of innocent people were executed...and for what????


Perception.


There is also the issue of attention-seeking. Let's not forget that. This woman was born in a cult, and has spent much of her life trying to find ways to get positive attention. Attention-getting behavior like this is akin to Dick Nixon and Joe McCarthy discovering they could garner positive political attention through accusing opponents of being 'red.'

Let us not go down that path, either.

Along both of these paths lies the ruin of all that we call decent and moral.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 04:18 PM

4. I fully agree

those were though quoted in full from the Wiki bio.

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 04:29 PM

5. What a hack

What a joke this is. Is that some sort of narcissistic personality disorder? Hijacking AA and the me too movement?
Maybe being brought up in a cult might offer some explanations but it is noteworthy that she is looking for the spotlight, not only by doing interviews but also by writing this ridiculous piece herself to get published in The Atlantic.

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 04:37 PM

6. Why did Dupuy tweet praise of Franken 6 months later? And recently delete the tweet?

In July of 2009, Dupuy tweeted, "I met Franken in DC in Jan. I thanked him for legitimizing comedians everywhere. Way to go, Senator!"

It's one thing to not want to come forward. It's another thing to publicly praise the person, make an accusation 8+ years later and then delete the tweet in which you praised the accused.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 04:39 PM

7. Did you see the photo she provided as proof of waist groping?

They are both smiling, she had her hand on his shoulder.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 04:59 PM

9. I've seen a photo that shows them from the neck up.

Maybe he was inappropriate. Maybe he wasn't. I just want to know why she praised him 6 months after an alleged incident about which she stated, "It shrunk me. Itís like I was no longer a person, only ornamental. It said, ďYou donít matteróand I do.Ē He wanted to cop a feel and he demonstrated he didnít need my permission."

6 months later she's praising him? And 8 years later she deletes that tweet?

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 05:04 PM

11. Since she claims he groped her waist over her clothes (whose definition of groping

is that?) even if photo wasn't cropped, what could you possibly expect it to show?

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Response to LisaL (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 05:07 PM

12. One can certainly grope a person over their clothes.

Maybe he groped her. Maybe he didn't. We'll never know. That aside, there's something very fishy about this Dupuy.

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 04:51 PM

8. This is a link to the American Life transcript mentioned in your post

Her segment is Act 3 : Wisdom to know the difference.......
https://m.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/539/transcript


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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 05:03 PM

10. She reminds me of Linda Tripp

Just saw a video of her response to Al Franken's speech. She reminds me of Linda Tripp! Very little grace there and very destructive. I feel for her problems, but not for her behavior.

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Response to intuito (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 11, 2017, 10:59 PM

15. welcome to DU

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 05:17 PM

13. I don't care how credible she is or isn't -- putting a hand around someone's waist

in a photo op isn't sexual harassment.

And if she's so sensitive about being handled in that way, she had two options, since she obviously could see how the photos were being taken as she stood in line:

She could have gotten out of line and avoided the "groping."
She could have asked him not to touch her.

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 05:19 PM

14. Thats not fair

No one on this board has been more vocal in support of Franken than me, or mocked Dupuyís story more for that matter.

But itís the story thatís not credible. Itís not credible, because itís not a sexual harassment.

Iíd hate my life to be judged on the Wikipedia entry based mostly on shit I did when I was a kid, or as a result of it.

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