If you hoped that a final divorce decree or even the Oprah infomercial/"reunion" would be the end of Terry McMillan's comments on her well-publicized split with Jonathan Plummer, we were all wrong. The
formerly best-selling author strikes back and bares it all to the most unlikely choice—Clik.
After last month's cover story on Plummer, the author personally contacted Clik and requested equal-time by writer L. Michael Gibson. The result is cover story The Interruption of Everything, named after her current book. It'll change everything that you thought you knew about the author. "He’s pimping the gay community," McMillan claims. The interview is required reading on so many levels. Terry McMillan denies that Oprah "or the media has sympathized with me" and denies that she seeks publicity. Furthermore, McMillan claims that she has been "persecuted" by gay black men, and, says that the negative press has actually hurt book sales and cost her money. The final bomb: "That’s why I’m suing Jonathan for libel, slander and defamation of character."
Strap yourselves in and grab a martini for the exclusive preview of the Clik/Terry McMillan Interview that will be available next week:
On her image within the gay community:
People have no idea of all he’s done to me behind closed doors. It’s unfortunate that the gay community—particularly the black gay community—seems to have this attitude of taking pleasure in other people’s misfortune. And as a result they have a misconception of me.
On gay men in the closet:
He lied to me. He deceived me. And the only thing the gay community knows is "Oh poor Johnny, he was locked in the closet" as if I put his ass in there.
On publicity and book sales:
I’ve never had a problem selling books in the past. I sell millions of books. Why would I tell the media my husband is gay to sell books? I haven’t even sold 300,000 copies, which is probably the lowest I’ve sold since before Waiting to Exhale. You know why? People got to watch the live reality show, so why buy the book? That’s what his lies have done. [**Ed. Note: Oprah has bought the movie rights to The Interruption of Everything and the film is in pre-pro.-RM**]
On Jonathan's motives:
He wants to be famous. He’s pimping my fame. He’s dumb, but he’s not stupid. He wouldn’t have been able to pull all this off if he was stupid. He wants the spotlight. He wants men to line up and take a number. He’s looking for a sugar daddy.
Lastly, Terry reminds you that she's gay-friendly:
I’ve never done or said anything against the gay community. The only man I ever called a faggot was Jonathan Plummer. And Jonathan knows it.
Terry McMillan Interview (Clik)
Previously:Coming to a Megaplex Near You (Rod 2.0) Streaming Video: Jonathan Plummer (Club Rimshot) On the Next Oprah ... (Rod 2.0) Couldn't I See the Signs? (Rod 2.0) January Clikque (Rod 2.0) December Clikque (Rod 2.0)