Up until now, I decided not to bother giving Derrick May’s utterly pathetic response to the allegations surrounding him any more air. But one or two things have changed since then.
Firstly, here’s his frankly ridiculous statement…
“As a black man working in a white-dominated and openly biased industry, am I expected to have learned the painful lesson that there is no such thing as truth, fairness, or due process.
When will the long, storied history of weaponizing the sexuality of African American men end? Must I collaborate under duress with my own victimization at the hands of an openly hostile press that amplifies the so-called fears of privileged, anonymous women in an internet-mediated lynching?
I have no interest in legitimizing these distortions. Women are the conduit of life, and as such, are to be protected, and not exploited.
I live by those words.”
My thoughts? I think it’s extremely telling that he’s replying to these allegations himself. Normally with these kinds of matters, the person accused says nothing and lets a legal firm handle it. Then again, when you’re using a Mickey Mouse solicitor who costs buttons because you’re broke, I don’t suppose you have a choice in these matters.
I’m leaving the last word on this post to a black producer and friend who I’m quoting here with his permission, albeit anonymously.
“Do you know what, I think his defense is f*****g disgusting. No two ways about it. I mean, weaponizing the sexuality of African American men? I’ve got African American blood, it’s in my history. It looks to me like he’s saying because he’s black, he can do what the f**k he likes. The guy is a total f*****g c***.”
Hard to disagree…