Under a barrage of hateful posts on Twitter, “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones said she was “in a personal hell” and urged the social networking service to do more to eradicate abuse.
In a series of posts Monday night, Jones said she had been pummeled with racist tweets. She retweeted numerous tweets directed at her with disturbing language and pictures of apes.
Jones said the messages were deeply hurtful and brought her to tears. The “Saturday Night Live” cast member called on Twitter to strengthen guidelines and for users to “stop letting the ignorant people be the loud ones.”
“I feel like I’m in a personal hell,” wrote Jones. “I didn’t do anything to deserve this. It’s just too much. It shouldn’t be like this. So hurt right now.”
The exchanges came at a career high point for the actress. “Ghostbusters,” which opened last week, is her first major film role. “It’s like when you think, ‘OK I’ve proven I’m worthy’ and then you get hit with a shovel of (hatred),” she said.
She concluded a string of messages early Tuesday morning. “I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart,” wrote Jones. “All this cause I did a movie.”
The tweets caught the attention of Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, who sent Jones a message asking her to get in touch with him. Twitter later responded in a statement.
Tom Sizemore arrested
Tom Sizemore was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony domestic violence, a setback for the actor attempting a comeback following a career derailed by addiction, abuse allegations and more than a year in prison.
The “Black Hawk Down” actor famed for his portrayals of gruff tough guys was arrested Tuesday morning at a downtown Los Angeles apartment, said Los Angeles police officer Jane Kim. She declined to disclose details about the alleged victim or the severity of any injuries.
Sizemore, 54, was taken into custody around 9:40 a.m. and was being held on $50,000 bail.
Monroe’s hair for sale
Gentlemen prefer blondes — but will auctiongoers?
Two locks of Marilyn Monroe’s hair, among a trove of memorabilia from the estate of an ardent fan-turned-friend, are going on the auction block in the fall and could sell for as much as $8,000.
The hair is from the estate of Frieda Hull, who obtained the locks from the actress’ hairdresser.
Julien’s Auctions is offering the items on Nov. 19-20 in Los Angeles.
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