After watching the first episode of Hollywood Divas, reality TV newbie Paula Jai Parker would like to clarify a few things. During the premiere episode, TV One viewers watched Paula Jai struggle emotionally with a few issues, one of which surrounds the claim that she was blackballed in Hollywood because she married an ‘outsider’/production assistant. Paula Jai writes about that experience, along with her reaction to her cast mate (Elise Neal’s) dismissal; Golden Brooks being part of a ‘mean girl’ clique and having drinks thrown on her; and getting cosmetic surgery.
Read excerpts from her Recap below.
On Elise Neal’s Dismissal of Paula’s Blackball claims:
I genuinely think Elise knows the truth. She did acknowledge that it happened and she had warned me that it would happen. I’m not crazy. I know what happened to me. I’m speaking my truth, no matter who believes me. I’ve been tried by the fire and I’ve come out on the other side. You can’t debate your truth.
So for someone to say that they don’t believe bad things can happen when you directly upset a powerful person, they are living in a fantasy. Powerful men have been running this industry since its beginning. Actresses like Francis Farmer, Marilyn Monroe, Dorothy Dandridge were at the mercy of men in the industry.
On Having Drinks Thrown at Her by Golden Brooks and Friends: