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Anne Heche is Not Exactly Rushing to Ellen DeGeneres’ Defense

Remember Anne Heche? She was Ellen DeGeneres” first girlfriend after coming out and had a well-deserved reputation for being a little strange. And after they broke up we had to listen to every hackey late-night host go “Jeez, Anne Heche dated a woman and now she’s dating a man. Make up your mind!” It’s called being bisexual, don’t you have some Lewinsky jokes to tell for the next twenty years?

Anyway, Anne Heche rather famously dated Ellen DeGeneres and at the time, Hollywood was still pretty homophobic. The same companies and indeed the same people who are falling all over themselves to show how much they love diversity practically blacklisted Heche, an incredibly talented Emmy-award winning actress, to appease people who didn’t like the idea of two women dating.

In an interview in Mr Warburton magazine (which somehow is not owned by Patrick Warburton), Heche commented on the allegations against her former paramour.

“I haven’t spoken to Ellen in years. I’d listen to the people who have.”

She goes on to say, “If I’m standing someplace and I don’t like what’s going on there and I stay there, it’s my fault. So what are the actions that got me there and why can’t I get out of it easily if that’s not something that I want to be engaged in?” She takes a breath.  “Ellen is standing where she walks, and that is hers to continue that journey. Our time was a beautiful part of my life and one that I wear with honor. I was a part of a revolution that created social change, and I could not have done that without falling in love with her.”

Anne’s always been a little out there, and not just in a “walk two miles through the desert and knock and strangers door and just hang out until the police come and get her” kind of way.

But none of what she said there in any way sounds like “that doesn’t sound like the woman I loved” to me. It actually sounds like she’s saying the people calling her toxic are probably telling the truth.

As for Ellen, she’s busy throwing her producers under the bus in an attempt to salvage her reputation. A fish rots from the head, Ellen, and co-executive producer is not exactly the head.

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