That’s one outta left field. BJ Penn is a fighter. You know this. He also has a website. You may not know this. It’s half real but mostly just a flood of aggregated news. Whatever. That’s life.
A guy who used to write for his site was fired/let go/left late last year. Out of nowhere today, he dropped some Twitter bombshells. They are:
1. BJ Penn uses cocaine.
2. Penn sexually assaulted this guy’s girlfriend – a “Playboy model” – some time ago.
First, there’s no way Penn does coke. Penn has never had a stimulant in his body ever. Even on accident. You think someone is that lazy while on coke?? Weed? Oh, hell yes. He’s admitted it and that makes sense. Coke? He’d be the most lethargic coke head of all time.
As for the second charge, which is obviously more serious, who knows. It doesn’t read like it was a recent thing; the event that lead to the writer’s departure. Which means … Penn sexually assaulted his girlfriend and he kept working with Penn?
Usually society defers to a woman who claims to have been sexually assaulted because we see it as a crime so horrible that someone wouldn’t lie about it. Doesn’t mean women don’t but I can accept that thought process. But deferring to her boyfriend? Months later? I dunno.
I’d say I hope it’s a misunderstanding but this isn’t a misunderstanding situation. It’s a fucked up one no matter how you slice it.