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Your Genarlow Wilson Refresher Course: You're Not Entitled to Your Own Facts

So two weeks ago I wrote a post mentioning Genarlow Wilson.  Wilson's enablers are some of the most unhinged and relentless. In order for their "narrative" to stand up, the facts surrounding the Genarlow Wilson case have to be erased.  Every time this blog strays from the Genarlow Wilson narrative with something we like to call THE TRUTH they come out of hiding. Several of them probably engaged in the same acts Mr. Wilson went to prison for so you can understand their need for people to think highly of Mr. Wilson. Because if Mr. Wilson is a predator then so are they.  The others are a group of codependent Black women whose entire identity is tied up in being the rescuer of Black men and boys without regard to the collateral damage cause to Black women and girls. These women hate themselves and other women or they merely think that men and boys are more important.

 The Genarlow Wilson apologists are some of the most relentless because they KNOW that if the real truth about Genarlow Wilson came out, all those people running around trying to portray him as a "victim" look like fools. The reason you know that these people know that they are wrong is that they LIE. Outright LIE intentionally about facts that ARE NOT IN DISPUTE!  SO they've been sniffing around the comments section doing exploratory incursions on 

The legal issues in the Wilson case were not about whether he did something disgusting, but whether the punishment was appropriate. The facts about what he did that night in that Douglassville were never in dispute because Mr. Wilson VIDEOTAPED is actions.

So we can have a debate about what sentence you think he should have gotten. You're entitled to your opinions, but not your own FACTS.  If you were so sure that Mr. Wilson was an innocent lamb pure as the driven snow, you wouldn't be stalking my comments section LYING about the case. Saying the vitcims were White when they were not and you know it. Lying and saying the 17 year old consented. She did not on account that she was drugged and by the time they got through with her unconscious. You lie and say the 15 year old was Genarlow Wilson's girlfriend. SHE WAS'T and you know it, would a boyfriend pass around his girlfriend to his five buddies?

So guess what, just because of your insolence, I'm offering up this post to the GOD of Google. You know what that means? That means everytime someone Googles the Genarlow Wilson story, they are going to read this post and each and every time you come on here and I have to repost about the facts in the case, you're just restarting the clock on how long it takes for a FACTAUL post about Genarlow Wilson to fall of the first page of a Google search. So please keep lying because you keep this story alive. And if you keep it up, I'm going to get on a plane to Douglassville, GA... or Atlanta and get the transcripts of the criminal trial and turn them into a book for purchase. So not only will the TRUE facts of what happened in that room be available online, but it will be on the bookshelves of America.

Be smart enough to savor the fact that this predator got away with his crimes and is free and on scholarship and move along.  YOU WON! Ole boy got off and the girls got thrown away like garbage.

If you think my little blog posts are an irritant, just wait until there is a BOOK and a MOVIE about this case and trust me. I can make both of those things happen with the snap of my fingers.  Give me a reason!

So in review here is a description of the evidence from a lawyer who was in the courtroom during the trial. HE actually saw the videotape Genarlow Wilson MADE of his actions that evening:

The videotape was "Exhibit A" because it depicts a horrific crime: a gang rape of a semi-conscious, 17-year-old girl, followed by a bizarre display of sexual precociousness by a 15-year-old girl. That's the truth recorded by Genarlow and his friends that fateful night. I suspect that is also why Ms. Bernstein hated it whenever McDade used it to rebut her version of Genarlow's crime.

No matter how much (two glasses of Cognac) the 17-year-old may have had to drink, no matter how much she may have flirted with those boys, she did not consent to having sex with all of them, one right after the other. Yet it never occurred to the "smart" and "spiritual" Genarlow to say, "Stop it. We should not be doing this." No. Genarlow watched, waited and gladly took his turn. When they were through raping her, Genarlow helped his friends drag the comatose victim to the bathroom. They opened the door, pushed her in, watched as she fell to the floor and closed the door. I guess she wasn't much fun anymore. SOURCE

So do continue to return to this blog attempting to lie about the facts in this case. I'll be more than happy to correct the record each and every time.  So you decide if you want to see The Genarlow Wilson story on the big screen and shown around the world and at a bookstore near you.  Keep lying, the script has already been written. Its called a court TRANSCRIPT. And if you think its not possible to easily convert a stenographer's transcript into a movie, go see a little movie called "The Social Network."

I'm sure Mr. Wilson if he could thank each and every one of his online apologists personally would issue a plea to you to shut up quickly lest this woman actually do what she said she would do.  So take your trophy and go home. You won, but if you'd like a rematch related to the facts in this case, I'm more than happy to give you one in two mediums which will outlast your lies.  

Reader Comments (17)

Do it Gem Do IT! I want the book and the movie. I'll buy it several times.JUST DO IT! In all honesty I probably wouldn't watch the movie if it's as horrid and gruesome as the reality. Perhaps a documentary may be best. You should do it BEFORE one of the Genarlo sympathizers does.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTruth P

You don't have to fly down to Atlanta. I'm right here, I'll be happy to pick up the transcript.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoslyn Holcomb

Gina, what happened to the girl? Do you know if she made it to college or if she got any counseling?

And I think a film would be great. Those responsible for enabling Wilson need to be outed.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVal

When the Genarlo case was splattered all over the media it actually nauseated me. I was digusted by the energy given to "stand by this young man." Here in the ATL he was practically a rock star. It was sickening. II remember getting into heated discussions with several folks who were on his bandwagon. Those never went well. My position was, and still is, that if he had and is friends had not been running a train on those girls in the first place one of this would have happened. THAT is the tragedy. THAT is the root problem. It broke my heart when the 15 year-old girl's mother trotted her out and they both claimed the sexual acts were consensual. Yeah, RIGHT.... When you have a group of teenage boys and ONE girl, the only consent you are likely to have is coerced consent. I don't recall if the 17 year old spoke out, but nobody cared because 1. she is black and 2. she was "of age." *smh*

As the mother of a young son I am making it my business to teach him right from wrong, and to respect himself and others. I want him to be able to say NO to such foolishness and not allow it in his presence. He needs to have enough respect for himself, girls and women such that he would not put himself in such situations, and not take advantage of such situations if they present themselves. He is to get out and take the girl with him to safety.

All the Genarlo case did was to perpetuate the stereotype that all black men are sexual beasts and "can't control themselves"; and that all black women are whores ready to "do it" at the drop of a hat. *sigh* We really, REALLY need to be bit more selective about the causes we choose to champion.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMommieDearest

Blog mother, dang! You definitely ain't scared of none of 'em! Much respect for your courageous consistency. I'll contribute funds to the documentary, whenever you are ready . . . . . .

But 'cuse me? To the trollers here on this blog, it doesn't matter if Gen. Wilson's victims were Black, White, Asian, Latino, Arab or tri-racial, a rape is a rape, a rape is a crime, a crime is a crime, go straight to jail!!!

Ain't it funny that none our great women leaders, i.e., the sister presidents of some of these colleges never offered those young women scholarships to go to college as well? :( :(

And for an added twist, Ms. Bernstein, who was Gen. Wilson's attorney is now the attorney for the four young men that have just accused Bishop Eddie Wrong of sexual coercion, etc. My goodness!!

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrevmamaafrika

The Genarlow Wilson apologists are some of the most relentless because they KNOW that if the real truth about Genarlow Wilson came out, all those people running around trying to portray him as a "victim" look like fools. The reason you know that these people know that they are wrong is that they LIE. Outright LIE intentionally about facts that ARE NOT IN DISPUTE! SO they've been sniffing around the comments section doing exploratory incursions on

The problem is the TRUTH of the case is out. BUT many people don't consider sex with a passed out drunk chick rape. And that's what it boils down too. His isn't the only case where said guy had drunk sex with super inebriated drunk girl and got away with it. I personally know at least one chick this happened too. And know of a few others.

Many people view the absence of no as yes. And MANY young men don't view this behaviour as wrong. And MOST people default to she shouldn't have been there - we haven't come that far in how we view rape and women and men and whatnot.

But i feel about Gerenlow much the same way I felt about OJ - they were found not guilty. Period. And while I definitely don't believe Wilson shouldn't have been rewarded for his behviour - it's not a surprise.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJJ

D@mn Gena! Listen. The truth is the truth and some of these black folk have simply shown who and what they are. They have no love, care or respect for black girls and women. They will scr@w them over to get what they want and yes some of those people who are doing the sr@wing are black women. If the rest of us do not stand up and call these folk out on a daily basis then we get what we deserve. I'm done with the WE. Just because your skin is black does not mean you have my best interest at heart. I look at the man and see what choices he makes. If black women are not a valued part of his life, I know who he is. I look at the woman and see the men she has raised and supports and I see who she is.
Keep speakiing the truth. It is surely absent in our "community"(i soon will stop writing community, because there really is not much of one left.)

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Okay, I double dog dare you!! Write your book Get on the new "O" network and promote your book. I DARE you!! I dare you to go on a book tour, come to the midwest so you can sign my copy.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVinindy

Gem I was just writing on another site about how tired I am of us African American women always playing defense.We say and/or do alot of things AFTER we've been attacked. Let's start playing OFFENSE yall!
Let us CONTINUE to focus on prevention.Preventing AAW and AAG from ever being victims of domestic violence, rape,colorism/racism,sexism and anything else negative or down right awful that may come her way in the first place.

I think more AAW and AAG seriously need to discuss making sure certain individuals have NO access to them at all.These individuals may even be some family members.Making sure dysfunctional people have no access to us is the beginning of SALVATION for alot of aaw/aag's.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTruth P.

@ RevMamaAfrica who said "Ain't it funny that none our great women leaders, i.e., the sister presidents of some of these colleges never offered those young women scholarships to go to college as well? :( :(

Truer words have never been spoken. At the very least these victims should have been offered the same level of support and consideration as their perpetrators, however the stance of our "black leaders" is save black men and boys at all costs. The flip side of this is that to acknowledge the harm done is to acknowledge the victims in a meaningful way. But what ends up happening is that any damage done to black girls/women by black men is just collateral damage and not to be taken seriously. BM predators know that there are no real consequences to their behavior as long as the victim of their misdeeds is a BW/BG.

I think about this in relation to the NAACP Shirley Sherrod issue where the leaders of various civil rights organizations -who were black men - effectively threw her under the bus. What have been the consequences of that? Absolutely nothing.

I remember when all this was going on and Rev. Al organized a march to stand with Genarlow and I remember thinking to myself that we have officially entered the realm of right being wrong, up is down and left is right.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren R.

I appreciate you for bringing this story to light, because I had no idea it even existed. There are so many horrendous crimes against women and girls, black women/girls in particular that its emotionally draining to keep up. As a Canadian, I was not aware of this case at all, so thank you for sharing it with us newbies. I was just reading this Genarlow Wilson Wikipedia info, we need to edit the info about the rape he committed. because it eludes that the 17 yrs old had 'consensual sex,' and nothing about being gang raped. The court transcript should be included in the wiki page about this monster.

October 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHodan

Drop it like it's hot! I enjoy it when you drop knowledge on unsuspecting fools.

I would be interested in getting update on the young lady who was victimized by Genarlow and his crew. We know that Genarlow got scholarship and such. How is the young lady doing?

peace, Villager

October 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVillager

I reached out to someone with connections to the case and I heard back, but nothing ever came of it. After being threatened and abused by the local Black community, I'm sure the 17 year old girl who should now be in her mid 20's doesn't want to go through that again. its a simple matter to find out names and contact information, but in a certain sense, I con't feel entitled to intrude in their lives if that's not what they want. Last I heard Wilson's 14 year old victim was in the military or something to that effect. I think I read that in an AJC article.

October 30, 2010 | Registered CommenterThe Blogmother

If I understand correctly, the 17 year old went to the Navy.

You know what...There might be a good NaNovWriMo novel about a young woman leaving the military to seek revenge on those who wrong her. I'm thinking a more intelligent version of "I Spitt on Your Grave".

November 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

In my criminal law class this evening I brought up this case as an example of laws and required sentences not being the way the court system should work. My professor who is a Dallas county judge agreed with where I was going with this.

1st, let me say I am not a Genarlow apologist, neither do I claim him to be some innocent pure child. My argument and my issue with this case when I first heard about it back in 2006 was the same then as it is now. And I believe the GA Supreme Court got it right. The punishment did not fit the crime, the punishment was cruel and unusual for the crime that he was charged with. Now as far as the rape goes a jury found him not guilt of rape. They had all the facts and evidence on that and found him not guilty. Whether you or I "feel" as though he was guilty of rape, that jury based upon the evidence acquitted him. I applaud your persistence in fighting that battle, but double jeopardy laws prevent him from being charged for that crime again. No matter what the victim now says.

Let me also preface this by saying yes I had sex when I was under 18, with my girlfriend when we were both 17, she was older by about 3 months. Neither of us were praying upon the other, we had been dating for over a year at that time. And that is the crux of my issue, teens have been having sex since teens first showed up in history. It is not something new and it is not something that is going away, so to criminalize it with a mandatory 10 year sentence it is ludicrous. And no I am not trying to trivialize rape, rape is rape. I'm discussing consensual teen oral sex and consensual teen intercourse right now.

I get that it was the law on the books at the time, but as society changes and societies views on things change so must the laws adapt to the changes in society. Take Genarlow out of it and use random generic teenagers. To say that "intercourse" between minors is a misdemeanor but oral sex is a felony is a travesty. The fact that the legislature realized its error in not changing the oral sex law to match the intercourse law, then did that after the fact is proof that the legislature saw it as a travesty as well. It's likely that 95% of the public didn't know that teens could be sentenced to 10 years for oral sex, but once they found out the public saw that as wrong and demanded change.

I can give you the argument that there are a lot of people who scream about the purity of Genarlow, but there are just as many who scream that the punishment didn't fit the crime. The Texas penal code says right up front in chapter 1 that one of the objectives of the code is "to prescribe penalties that are proportionate to the seriousness of the offenses". That means the objective of the penal code "is" to ensure that there are not cruel and unusual punishments, that the punishment fits the crime. In this case the punishment didn't fit the crime.

January 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrandon V in DFW

Ok, Brandon V, you want to come here months after the fact and post a comment that you think will just go unargued? Let me explain something that you, as a MAN, obviously do not understand.

If I am drunk, my mental status is altered. IE - I am not in my right mind. Therefore, I cannot truly "consent" to have sex with you. If you ask, and I say nothing, THAT IS NOT CONSENT. DO YOU GET THIS?!?!?

If I am 15,16, or 17, I am underage. I cannot give "consent" to a GROWN MAN THAT I WOULD LIKE TO BE GANG-BANGED BY ALL YOUR FRIENDS.


So, thanks for your "mansplaining", Brandon, but I would sincerely appreciate if you would STFU and GTFO.

And your whole "But the punishment doesn't fit the criiiime"... what if that girl had been your mother/sister/grandmother/aunt/girlfriend/wife/best friend/someone you LOVE. How long would you give the man who allowed and participated in the gang-rape of your loved one? Every person is someone's loved one, and if another person does them harm, we should keep that in mind when thinking about how much "punishment" they should get.

April 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy


This article mentions the 'What About our Daughters" blog. Their stance is disgusting. They justify glorifying Genarlow Wilson and sweeping the girls under the rug, actually flat out saying that Genarlow is the only victim that really mattered in this ugly situation. In their article, The Ethics of kindness actually says that there is not enough room, nor any obligation to show special kindness to everybody. Genarlow deserves ethics and special kindness, but the girls, especially the 17yo (who's consent seems not to have ever been made an issue, unlike the 15yo who thought all of this was cute) who was gang raped while intoxicated and no charges were ever even considered for this are not entitled to any particular thought, or ethical consideration. Ethics Scoreboard gets 0 points, losing to true ethics, formal logic, and basic common sense.

They don't consider the fact that the girls having no real chance at justice even if they did go 100% for pressing charges over how they were treated isn't just as much a huge injustice as the courts being eager to throw the book at Genarlow just b/c he's a black guy. A Black girl who reports being a victim of a sexual crime WILL highly likely be doubted, ignored, laughed, threatened, shooed right out of the front door of any given police station. This ethics scoreboard article made my stomach wobble. To the extent that a woman wrote it... shame on her, and woe to her & her daughter. When their day comes in this same arena, they'll look around in vain for support for justice from Black men. Ugh!

July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKarinaKarina

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