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Attorney Marty Singer Goes After Latina Author

Famed Hollywood attorney Marty Singer may have gotten more than he bargained for when he sent a pair of threatening letters to Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez (pictured), author of The Dirty Girls Social Club. In her most fascinating blog post yet, Valdes-Rodriguez shares details of those letters and delivers several new bombshell accusations aimed at Ann Lopez, ex-wife of George, whose Encanto Productions optioned the Valdes novel and proceeded to turn it into a homogenized Latina TV pilot version of Sex and the City.

For starters, Valdes-Rodriguez wants Singer to know that she never posted a photo of right-winger David Duke while complaining about the poor quality of the Encanto Dirty Girls pilot script, nor did she link said photo to a Klu Klux Klan website. She then wonders why an attorney hired to combat a case of alleged defamation would insinuate the possible sourcing of earlier defamatory statements made by others about her.

Singer has hinted he might use Wikipedia and other unreliable sources to question my mental health should I refuse to obey his demands for retractions. Sound familiar? It’s the same type of “she-was-wearing-a-short-skirt” tactic used by attorneys defending rapists by re-victimizing their victims…

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Latina Author Wages Dirty Battle with Hollywood

The lines have been blogged. On one side is CAA, NBC and Ann Lopez, divorcing wife of comedian and talk show host George Lopez. On the other, author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, incensed after getting hold of the whitewashed TV pilot script from Lopez’s Encanto Productions based on her novel The Dirty Girls Social Club.

Valdes-Rodriguez made her objections known via an incendiary December 23rd blog post, according to which Lopez blocked NBC’s desire to have her write the pilot script. She has written several follow-ups since, covering everything from the cease-and-desist letter she received from NBC on Christmas to the fact that CAA has suddenly decided to stop representing another one of her literary adaptation properties. Today, the author checks in with this:

I have made the statements I needed to make. Now it’s time for me to focus on the legal aspects of this situation. In the meantime, please keep speaking out, speaking among yourselves, and know that I am fighting for YOU, and for ALL OF US to be represented as we ARE and not as Hollywood wishes us TO BE.

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