sailorspazz wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:36 pm
The thing is, even if we
don't know him, among the people who do
know him, how many are stepping up to say, "no, he's not like that"? Is there anyone
outside of paid lawyers (and maybe a family member or two?) who've come out to dispute the things that have been said about him, from the entitled diva behavior to inappropriate conduct? I can't say I've looked for it, but you'd think the Vic stans would be quick to spread it everywhere if there were anyone
jumping to his defense...
As I've said before, I used to be on the pro-Vic side before too, precisely because I didn't know Vic myself and it seemed like the only people accusing him were people who had no proof they'd ever met him before, and likewise it seemed like everyone who we knew for a fact interacted with him, regularly no less, seemed to have no problem with him. For this reason too, I do at least agree that the argument of 'you don't personally know this man' does, in theory, work for both sides of the debate.
Unfortunately, it doesn't hold water in this particular instance anymore though, because as we've seen, a ton of people that we know for a fact know Vic better than any of us regular fans are or ever were going to, have said what he's really like. Have talked about what they've seen him do or say. Have even said that it's happened to them personally. That says all that there is to be said in my book. When even your friends and co-workers suddenly no longer want to have anything to do with you, then 9 times out of 10, chances are it's something about you, not them.
And again, while it's nowhere near the level of the other stuff he's accused of, Vic himself has fully admitted to trying to cheat on his fiance
. He's admitted to that. That's not exactly a sign of great character in my book, especially not from someone who also purports to be a Christian. While it doesn't automatically mean anything else is true, it certainly makes it a hell of a lot easier to believe.