Michael David Smith , a White male reporter wonders why no attention is being paid to the fact that at 19 or 20 years old, Karl Malone may have had sexual intercourse with a 12 or 13 year old girl who went on to give birth to his child which he did not acknowledge or support.
When we learned that Buffalo Bills draft pick Demetrius Bell was the son of NBA legend Karl Malone, and that Malone played no part in Bell's upbringing, it was a story that made a lot of people sad. And then when the Buffalo News reported that Bell's mother was 12 or 13 when Malone got her pregnant, it was a story that made a lot of people angry. But it's a story that the mainstream media has almost completely ignored. As far as I can tell, only two newspapers, the Buffalo News and Los Angeles Times, have made any mention of the report that Gloria Bell was 13 years old when she gave birth to Demetrius. AOL SportsThis poor confused reporter should read my post, "Why Aren't the Lives of Black Women Treasured. Now you have to remember that before Karl Malone went off to college, he had already fathered two twins with a girl when he was in high school. HE never acknowledged the twins until they became basketball stars and people started asking questions. He purportedly only paid $125 a month to the twin's mother despite making MILLIONS. At least the twins got that $125 for some hostess cupcakes. Listen to what Karl had to say to the Demetrius when Demetrius was 18:
All this in a week where the media was in a tizzy over Roger Clemens having some type of relationship with Mindy McCready when she was apparently 15. Well the reason Mindy and Roger get attention and the 13 year-old Gloria Bell gets NO attention is because in the minds of many, you can't sexually exploit a Black girl. It is an impossibility. Just like antebellum slave holders in the minds of many, there is no such thing as a virtuous Black girl. They certainly don't need the protection of the law from sexual predators and no, all predators aren't hiding in the bushes in a rain coat with a knife in hand. As long as she wasn't kicking, screaming, and clawing, there can be no crime, even if she was kicking, screaming and clawing, if a Black girl is the victim of a crime, she has to prove her innocence and that she didn't make any foolish mistakes in judgement because if she did. heaven help her, because even at 11 years Black girls are imputed with the judgement of a fully grown woman. She should have known better folks will say.
His mother, Gloria Bell, reportedly was only 13 years old and Malone a college sophomore at Louisiana Tech when Demetrius was born. Malone might have served jail time had her family asked the district attorney to file criminal charges.Bell didn’t even know Malone was his father until after graduating from high school. When they finally met, Malone told the 18-year-old Bell it was too late to be his father, and that Bell would have to “earn his money on his own.”In a 1998 story in the Salt Lake (Utah) Tribune, Gloria Bell said, “Demetrius is ashamed that his dad doesn’t claim him. But I’ve told him it is not his fault.” Buffalo News.
I have read several Black bloggers and online activists refer to statutory rape as a victim-less crime, just young men being young men (GENARLOW WILSON) well tell that to the 13 year old giving birth and her child. Tell that to the purported 48% of teenage Black girls that purportedly are infected with an STD while their Hispanic and White counterparts are infected at half the rate.
Victim-less crime my arse! Tell that to the grandparents that had to raise two sets of kids while Karl off making millions and marrying Ms. Idaho!
R. Kelly Update
Speaking of old men and boys who prey on underage African American girls with impunity, Robert Kelly may be dealt a setback. According to the Chicago Sun Times, while the suspected victim is keeping mum, a third woman, , is prepared to testify that when she participated in a three-way with R. Kelly and the suspected victim. :
According to some gossip blogs, you can take it with a grain of salt, R. Kelly paid off the girl in the notorious videotape and she is denying that she is the one on the tape.
A woman is set to testify at R. Kelly’s upcoming child pornography trial that she had a three-way sexual encounter with Kelly and the allegedly underage girl shown in the video at the heart of the case.the prosecution’s new witness could undermine that defense, since she will identify the girl, sources with knowledge of the matter told the Chicago Sun-Times. In addition, the witness is expected to say the girl was underage at the time of their encounter. “She was involved in a threesome with [the girl] and R. Kelly,” one source said. Sun Times
The pretrial hearings have been under seal, but the AP and the Sun Times are suing to gain access, the Trial is scheduled to start May 9th. We'll keep you posted.