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Jameela Jamil's Boyfriend Speaks Out On Fans 'Dogpiling' And 'Gaslighting' Her

Sarah Kester 18 Feb 2020

Jameela Jamil's boyfriend wants the attacks against his girlfriend to stop.

He recently sent an urgent message to trolls to stop "dogpiling" The Good Place alum, following a ton of controversy this past week.

It's been quite the week for Jameela Jamil.

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It all began when "Pot Psychology" host, Tracie Egan Morrissey, spoke about The Good Place alum on her podcast.

In it, she accused Jamil of making contradictory statements about her health struggles in several interviews.

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Morrissey accused her of lying about having Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, being in several car accidents, and battling cancer twice, among other things.

For example, Morrissey discussed how Jamil told the Daily Mail in 2015 that she ran into oncoming traffic to avoid being stung by bees.

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This caused damage to her spine, leading her to be confined in bed for two years.

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However, a different version of this story was reportedly told years later to Cosmopolitan.

In it, she said that getting hit by a car "basically destroyed" her back and left her confined to her bed to recover for "about a year" in bed.

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Because of this evidence brought up by Morrissey, people believe that Jameela has Munchausen syndrome.

According to WedMD, it's "a factitious disorder, a mental disorder in which a person repeatedly and deliberately acts as if he or she has a physical or mental illness when he or she is not really sick."

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As these escalated, Jamil responded to the accusations on Twitter.

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In a second tweet, she wrote:

"Oil tycoon destroying the planet, or a serial sex offender I would maybe understand this vitriol and effort to target and harass me. But I’m just a mental health/eating disorder advocate actually taking the time to change public policy and legislation to protect kids."

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Unfortunately, the negative tweets just kept on coming, including this one from Morrissey herself:

When Jamil saw the tweet, she didn't hold back in her response:

"All explained in the thread you weird, poorly researched stalker," she tweeted.

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"First I’m lying about my sexuality, now I’m now being accused of munchausens?" she said.

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By mentioning lying about her sexuality, she was referring to the Twitter attacks she faced after coming out as queer at the beginning of February.

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Now, even Jameela's longtime boyfriend, James Blake, has spoken out in her defense.

In a lengthy message posted to Twitter on February 14, he began with, "I would have spoken on this earlier but Jameela asked me not to. Please read x."

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“It’s pretty disgusting to watch the woman I love just be dog piled on every day for such ridiculous things,” Blake wrote.

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"She hasn’t sold dangerous products to kids. She hasn’t abused anyone. She hasn’t funded anything dangerous or brought any deliberate harm to any marginalized group. She’s just done her best as an ever learning human, as most of us are, to help other people with her privilege."

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The singer, who has been dating Jamil for five years, continued:

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"She does this because she had such a difficult life. Because she doesn’t want others to feel alone, gaslit, or ashamed the way she has."

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He then went into detail on the very health problems that people were claiming were lies.

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“I am there for her swollen joints, her dislocations, her severe allergic reactions, her constant high fevers,” he said.

“I was there for her concussion, her 3 months of seizures, when the doctor gave her the cancer diagnosis, and for all her operations and their complications due to EDS [Ehlers-Danlos syndrome]."

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"I can feel the lumps in her back from the car accident and see all the scars. I am there when she turns down amazing job opportunities because of her health limitations."

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He continued:

"I actually live with her. Her being attractive, tall, and successful doesn’t mean she hasn’t been sick.”

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He then shared information on Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which he called "very real."

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It's a "genetic disorder that causes unusual flexibility and thin skin," according to WebMD.

“More and more people are discovering they have it, but because it’s vastly under researched and the patients, as with most invisible disabilities look well, people constantly doubt and mock those suffering."

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He then called for the online bullying towards his girlfriend to stop.

"A lot of you literally think she’s Tahani from The Good Place. You don’t know what her life is, and has been life. But I do, and I’m not gonna stand by and let some total strangers try to push my girlfriend over the edge to what… stop her from helping kids with eating disorders?"

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"Stop removing mainstream shame of talking about mental health? ‘What are any of you even doing? And why are so many of you enjoying this?" he continued.

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"It’s sick to watch, and I don’t ever see men treated like this, the way we tear women limb from limb."

What do you think about this controversy? Let us know in the comments!

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