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Andrew Gillum Posts Video Update, Talks About Rehab & Addiction, No Mention of Swirling up with Sex Worker

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Drugs and a White male sex worker were the elements of big stories in a pre-Rona, pre-uprising world. Now, most of us are just shocked that Andrew Gillum’s scandal was such a short time ago. In March, the former Tallahassee mayor and gubernatorial candidate was found in a hotel room with a sex worker named Travis Dyson after he’d called the police about a “cardiac” event. Dyson was passed out and they were both taken to the hospital for treatment. Soon after, Andrew announced that he would be going a rehabilitation center. Today he spoke out about that:

So, this is all fine and dandy, but he doesn’t really address Dyson as a figure in all of this, and that’s disappointing, because he seems to blame the entire incident on his having lost the race for governor. That… doesn’t tell us why the sex worker he was with was male. Drugs? Understood. He lost a lot and he lost it publicly. But the fact that he doesn’t address the rest kind of implies that he views this possible homoerotic swirl moment as a byproduct of his “shame”.

Nevertheless, he’s addressed it. Whatever good that does.

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Frank Ocean’s Brother Ryan Breaux Has Died In A Car Crash

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Frank Ocean’s brother, Ryan Breaux, 18, was in a fatal car crash in Thousand Oaks, California this Sunday. His identity has not yet been confirmed by the medical examiner, but friends on the scene identified him to ABC7 News. An outpouring of support and well-wishes followed. (As well as the usual insensitivity.)

We here at King Of Reads want to wish Frank Ocean and his family well in this time of grieving. So much is happening in this world, we only hope they can find a moment of peace in the near future.

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Netflix Loses motion to dismiss Mo’Nique’s Discrimination Lawsuit

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Netflix tried it. Twice. Their lawyers have attempted to get Mo’Nique’s racial and gender discrimination case thrown out yet again and the judge in the case has ordered that it proceed, according to USA Today.

In 2018, Mo’Nique took to social media to call for the boycotting of Netflix. She claimed that she was offered nothing more than $500,000 for an exclusive deal with the media company. It wasn’t long before people began comparing her deal with that of acts like Dave Chappelle and Amy Schumer who were given vastly higher dollar amounts. Soon thereafter, Wanda Sykes made it clear that she, too, had been similarly low-balled, and took her deal elsewhere. That’s four acts I’ve listed, and only the two Black women are the ones who are left wanting.

Nevertheless, Mo’Nique persisted, even after having an ostensibly bad experience on Steve Harvey’s show, which resulted in debate over Steve Harvey’s complacency in the system which was oppressing her, as well as the roles played by Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels, and Tyler Perry. Though nothing has been substantiated, Mo’Nique has become emblematic of the troubles Black women face in Hollywood. This case going forward is one small victory, but it’s a promising one.

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Tamar Braxton Taken To Hospital After Possible Suicide Attempt

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According to The Blast, Tamar Braxtion was found unconscious and unresponsive last night by her boyfriend, whom she staying with at the Ritz Carlton Residences in Downtown L.A. Apparently, she had been drinking and had taken an unknown amount of pills. She is currently in stable condition, but still unconscious. She’ll be kept under 24-hour watch. This is being reported as a possible attempt at taking her own life.

Though it may be unrelated, Tamar recently revealed, on Taco Talking Tuesday, that she’d not been coping with quarantine as well as she’d hoped. “I’m going to be a 100 percent transparent. I feel like I’ve been masking all of my feelings,” She said “I haven’t had water until yesterday. I’m masking my feelings with food, with television, with looking at other people’s pages.”  She’s also been forthcoming with her health difficulties in the past. The award-winning musician and reality TV star suffers from vitiligo and was forced to resign from Dancing With the Stars in 2015 after doctors found several blood clots in her lungs.

To say the least, Tamar has been through a lot over the years. Black women often go through these things with out support or the concern of people around them. Hopefully, Tamar is able to pull through this and heal.

Her fans have taken to social media to express their support and  offer their best wishes. Tamar is a beloved member of the Braxton clan and we’ll all be watching closely, adoringly, as she works her way back to health.

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