In his book Wicked and Weird, CBC host and rapper Rich Terfry writes of being jailed for almost two months in Russia after a spurned, delusional woman falsely accuses him of assault.
The book has been promoted as both true and fabricated, at times described as a memoir of true stories, at times as an “auto-fictional” work.
Yes, I was telling the truth. It’s really all I have to say.
Hi Rich,If I can impose on your patience a bit more, can you confirm that I have your side of this straight?1.You wrote in your book that you were accused of assault and jailed in Moscow. But you now maintain that you have never actually been accused of assault or jailed.2.You wrote in an email that you were in fact questioned by police. You maintain that this is true.
3.However, you deny now that the reason for this questioning was an assault accusation, but you decline to say what you were in fact questioned about.
4.In the same email, you concede that you had misrepresented the truth earlier, when you said that you had spent a month in a Paris jail. The reason you gave for this “exaggeration” was that it was “a pathetic grab for sympathy”. Accurate?
5. I have spoken to several other people who confirm that you told them similar versions of this story and presented it as truth: that you were accused of assault in Paris and jailed, sometimes for weeks, sometimes for a month. Is your position now that all of these accounts you gave were false?
I appreciate your timely attention to this.
“If he was just some normal guy who did this I wouldn’t be determined… But he absolutely is in a position of power and has people on his side who essentially help him keep abusing that power. He has support from lawyers, publicists, management, the CBC. All of them pushing this completely constructed facade…We all looked him up on the net before we got involved. There was NOTHING to make us hesitate.I want there to be something out there to warn people, and not just his twisted version of the ‘truth’. “
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