The latest news on the social media saga of Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez has resulted in a new blog she published today on her official blog, where she states that she wants to retract and correct some errors that she had communicated on her Twitter and Facebook accounts.
She lists two major errors where she acknowledges that producer Ann Lopez does have a college degree (Lopez graduated from SMU) and that the character of Sara from The Dirty Girls Social Club was “not technically being raped; rather, she is resisting and then reluctantly submitting to sex with her husband, who tells her she should have expected such demands when she married “a hot-blooded Cuban.”
Valdes-Rodriguez continues with the following statement from the blog:
My objections to the draft pilot adaptation of my book were not intended and should not be construed as personal attacks upon the persons of Ann Lopez, Lynnette Ramirez and Luisa Leschin. I optioned the rights to my novel to Encanto Enterprises because I was impressed by these three women’s collected track record in Hollywood and I trusted them to adapt my work respectfully and with me as a consultant on all major changes.
She closes her blog with the following:
In light of this, I have removed from my blog, Facebook and Twitter account any statement that might be construed as defamatory toward Ann Lopez, Lynnette Ramirez and Luisa Leschin.
We did manage to see one tweet that had appeared on January 5 around 11pm EST, but is no longer on Valdes’ Twitter stream:
Although Valdes-Rodriguez’s tweets have been deleted from her stream, this does not include any retweets that others shared with their respective streams, nor has there been any request to this blog to remove examples of what Valdes-Rodriguez shared with her network from December 23 until December 31. For examples of what she shared, you can visit these posts on our site:
- “Please Respect NBC” Statement
- “Dirty Girls” Blogs and Tweets Deleted
- Valdes-Rodriguez Keeps Tweeting and Posting
- Report: Valdes-Rodriguez to “Focus on the Legal Aspects”
- Report: CAA Quits on Valdes-Rodriguez
- The Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez Backlash?
- Social Media and Author Valdes-Rodriguez
- NBC Lawyers to Valdes-Rodriguez: “Cease and Desist”
- Perez Hilton and the Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez Saga
- Latino Racism: Hollywood and Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
Valdes-Rodriguez has had a rather tumultuous few weeks, having been very vocal and public about her dissatisfaction and alleged claims that the TV script adaptation of The Dirty Girls Social Club was “racist and sexist.” Several comments on our blog have brought up her previous web history of similar incidents where she has utilized the Internet to stir controversy. In the meantime, Valdes, in her interview with Latina.com, confirmed that she lost her Creative Arts Agency agent and fired her literary agent. She also hinted at the fact that lawyers are talking.