It’s disappointing to hear when someone from our past gets a laugh at our expense—especially when all the evidence that could exonerate us is too far gone to present a defense. This is why it’s constitutionally unfair to bring charges against someone after too much time has passed.
This is what has happened to world-renowned and local Southern California saint Angelina Jolie. A man who claims to be her ex-drug dealer released a 17-minute video of Jolie frantically talking on the telephone. That’s it? Yes, that’s all. To me, it looked like a make-shift improvisation to prepare for a role (which could have actually been the case given that it was recorded around the same time as “Girl Interrupted”).
The timing and relevance of the video could be no more than a “lets see what happens if this goes viral by us calling it a ‘Dirty Drug Den’ video”. Which could prove once again what are digital age is in a constant competition to grab attention through controversy—no matter how fleeting the moment or inconsequential the event.
In short, no supposed drug dealer or anyone for that matter can take away what good someone has done for the world in the field of entertainment and humanitarian efforts. I believe our social response will create a very swift backlash to this mysterious and untimely leak. I’d put my money on the classy starlet handling this one with ease.
In the criminal world, former hurt lovers and jealous spouses are notorious for these kinds of maneuvers. By the time law-enforcement is “notified” of the supposed dirty laundry, the defense usually doesn’t have to look too far to find where the bias comes from.