10/06/2009 by AndreaUrbanFox
His Holiness isnt as holy as he leads people to believe and this Eric thing, although money has been raised for him, is nothing but a PR stunt.
I ask you this: if Reznor was the philanthropic kind of person, why did he not help an ex-girlfriend a few years back when she was diagnosed with cancer and had no insurance? Why did he pick Eric over 1000s of other people in need & other worthy causes? Is it because his new fling AKA Mariqueen is Philipino like Eric? Has it been due to Qs (a talentless ladyboy lookalike known to have shagged* a large proportion of LA`s male population) request that TR embarked on this crusade? Also consider this: Is his eractic, irrational behaviour due to Qs bad influence? And before his defence lawyers (aka fanatics)come in all guns blazing, yes he did know as the person in question still has links via mutual friends.
This is the same girlfriend our “champion, hero & saviour” claimed to love so and wrote “Hurt”! Or was it “Something I can never have”?
Do note that all I have said is my understanding of the situation based on information provided & duly verified.
Anyway, here is the story in Reznors own words
I will now present you some of the evidence. Do note I have blanket out email addresses & certain info. This is to avoid “doing a reznor” & unleashing his demented, angry fans on individuals.
Sent:04 June 2009 10:27:48
I’m writing to say kudos (again) for taking on Trent Reznor & questioning his ‘charitable efforts’ in his crusade to raise funds for Eric De La Cruz’s heart transplant. I certainly feel for the poor guy but highly doubt that Trent even knows this person and has only decided to jump on the charity bandwagon to (a) help restore his tarnished image & do damage control after all the twitter backlash and (b) because his fiancee harangued him into it since the sick bloke is a fellow Filipino. Trust me, Trent is anything but charitable and rarely, if ever, publicly supports a cause…perhaps the one exception being PETA.
I’m not sure if you even know just how accurately you hit the nail on the head. It was awesome to read your updates calling bullshit on Trent and it totally resonated with me since I have a personal history with him that completely substantiates your take on all this…that’s why I felt compelled to write to you.
Without going into too many sordid details, I knew Trent years ago — before he morphed into Henry Rollins and grew an ego the size of Mt. Everest. We had a very solid relationship and he was someone that I truly respected. Even in the early days, he had an undeniable talent that I knew would take him far. That said, I never expected him to become an uber famous rock/goth god and when that happened (mid 90’s) we sort of lost touch. Several years later, I was diagnosed with cancer and unfortunately had no health insurance at the time. Thank god for my amazing group of friends and colleagues (from years of working in the record biz), many of whom did benefit shows to help raise $$ for my treatment. During this incredibly difficult time, I didn’t hear one word from Trent. He knew of my situation since we had mutual friends and I stayed in touch with his manager but never once did he reach out to express his concern or sympathy. So you can imagine my shock when I read about Trent’s crusade to save Eric De La Cruz…he does nothing to help out an old friend in need yet embarks on a die hard mission to save a complete stranger?!! Seems questionable and highly disingenuous.
So that’s the nutshell version of my story. I haven’t told many people since I’m a relatively private person (well, I was until TR outed me a few years ago in an interview but I won’t get into that) and also don’t want to add to the twitter shit storm that Trent seems to be embroiled in. So I’d really appreciate keeping this off the record — it’s not something I’m particularly comfortable talking about (esp. in public forums or on blogs) — I just felt like sharing it with you since I found your insight quite remarkable.
Thanks for letting me vent & for keeping things real on twitter. You seem like a tireless supporter of many worthy causes so best of luck fighting the good fight & hope all your efforts help to bring about some positive change in the world.
Looking forward to following your updates…take care,
Note to AM- I am very sorry to have blogged this. I feel like I owe it to the world & NIN fans the truth about Reznor. Also, I am being bombarded by his fans with hate mail calling me a liar. I did NOT lie about anything I said about Reznor.
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Note/Disclaimer- All I have said/printed is based on information provived by various sources. If you are still upset or pissy with me please check this out!
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