Wondering whatever happened to Jani Allan? I thought those who remembered her fondly (or maybe not so) would appreciate this missive she recently sent to Femina.
—– Original Message —–
From: jani allan
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 4:00 AM
Subject: STILL TALKING TRASH ABOUT JANI ALLAN
Heavens to Betsey!
It is said that a week is a long time in politics….except apparently in South Africa. Only in South Africa can a rumor that festered into ‘fact’ persist in hanging around for MORE THAN SIXTEEN YEARS!
I could never prove that I didn’t have an affair with Eugene Wotsisname. How do you prove a negative?
But still the South African media made my life a misery – and continues to do so. And you, Femina, and your scribbler, Ursula Whatever is just as guilty.
You never bothered to contact me, yet you think you are competent and informed to write a story about me.
Oh how typical you and your ilk are of South African mediocrity.
How dare you to presume to ‘inform’ your readers. You are no better than the National Enquirer. Surely your readers deserve better.
Shame on you. You are precisely the reason why I was driven out of South Africa.
NO-ONE contacted me about the story on ‘Where are they now’ in your July 2006 issue.
How on earth did you come up with the fiction that you did?
None of it is remotely true. Why, you couldn’t even get my age right.
As for your choice of photograph of me – it was precisely the kind of picture you WOULD choose, isn’t it? Reinforce your prejudice against me by choosing the most unflattering picture you could find. You are all so very, very predictable. And very sad.
Would you dare to print this e-mail? I think not. For this reason I will send it to as many people as I can. For too long I have been silent. For too long have I put up with your notions of ‘journalism.’
Silence betokeneth consent and I no longer consent to you talking trash about me.
Jani Allan, 54.
Somewhere in the United States of America.
God bless America. At least here I am free from your preposterous and infantile cruelty.