her tumblr is olyusha (.) tumblr (.) com; I know you just don't know that much about the situation but you're coming off badly here. The situation is really black and white. He abused a 15 year girl when he was 22 (that much is pretty set in stone; no denying) and there's no justification for that. from Anonymous
yes i guess i’m coming off super badly. i read the main post (with the three links) on my phone and it looked like olyusha’s was reblogged from somewhere, that’s why i wasn’t sure who was saying it.
I read her post again and I definitely agree that it’s unjustifiable and illegal and just really fucked up. I’d like to see Tom respond to all this but he’s apparently gone silent on tumblr and twitter and that doesn’t look good at all.
i hope you guys can understand where i was coming from when i needed to see more stuff before i could label someone as a rapist. tom’s someone i respect(ed?) a great deal and i see a ton of false stuff about him pretty regularly. when someone tells me a person i like and admire is actually a horrible person and then provides information like the instagram thing that seems really unconvincing to me, i’m not inclined to agree with them right off the bat (especially when i think it’s secondhand information).
i don’t think Tom Milsom is racist, but there’s enough here that i’m pretty uncomfortable giving him support. i’m not sure why he would vanish from social media like this if there was an easy answer.
Olga, i’m sorry i didn’t treat your post with the seriousness it deserved. if I’d known that it was directly from you I wouldn’t have seemed so casual about it. i also get that you’re probably dealing with a lot of people right now who are either telling you to be quiet, or complaining about their own feelings. that must be super shitty and i’m pretty devastated to have added to it. i said what i said because i had a really high opinion of Tom, and because i see a lot of really ridiculous stuff on tumblr about him on a regular basis that never seems to be legitimate. again, if i’d seen it on a computer i would’ve known the story was from you, and it wouldn’t have happened. it’s still my fault and i’m sorry.
to be clear, sexual abuse (especially with the age gap in this situation) is never fucking okay and if Tom did all this stuff he’ll answer for it.
aaaand that’s about all I have to say about that. i appreciate all you guys’ help/information, even the people who i guess hate me. thanks.