On February 2010, the rumors started claiming Carmella Bing and Naomi Russell were both HIV positive. My guess was the rumor started at thisis50.ning.com because many of the websites that also ran the story linked back to them. I don’t know if whoever started the rumor knew both Carmella and Naomi and something happened between them for this to happen.
I left a comment at thisis50.ning.com because I couldn’t find any other contact information. No one ever replied back or contacted me. The post had been up for months before they finally deleted the story. But the damage had already been done. The rumor went global with many mainstream websites, blogs, and forums saying Carmella and Naomi were both HIV positive after the 2009 HIV scare. If anyone at those websites had done a bit of homework, they would have found out that only one woman was HIV positive and she was neither Carmella or Naomi.
Aug 21, 2010
Current mood: betrayed
So as you may have heard for the last year or so there have been some awful rumors spreading around about certain talent being infected with HIV. I am requesting an interview to clear my name and advise anyone feeding into it or not monitoring their sites to take immediate action. I am very hurt over these accusations and I am taking my own action to regain my reputation.
I figured It would just pass, but if you Google my name all you see is HIV this and Carmella Bing HIV that. It has affected my relationships, friendships, I have been confronted and embarrassed, and it has affected my networking in the industry as well as my family. Do you know how it feels to walk in a room and everyone look at you like you’re unclean and destructively careless? I do. I am 8 months pregnant, totally healthy besides the ever frustrating stress if this evil rumor.
I am in the process of requesting my entire AIM history to be publicly displayed and end this madness. I am seriously considering requesting a spot on Larry King Live to broadcast my frustration in this matter since it is such a wide spread slander case. I will fight this to the nail, not for money, but for the respect I had to earn, back.
If in fact I did come into some money, I have thought to myself it would be nice to pay off some taxes, but I honestly am capable of earning my own money and not suing for it. I would donate it to an appropriate cause, Like AIDs research and or treatment for those infected. I don’t expect for the world to stop for me, but this is a crude and terrible world for anyone who suffers the punishment of the HIV virus and AIDS. I can only imagine and I deeply sympathize for them.
So there’s my story, lets finish this once and for all.