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Melissa Benoist's Fans Get 'I Stand With Melissa' Trending, Accuse Blake Jenner of Victim Blaming

Melissa Benoist‘s fans are showing their support for the actress after her ex-husband Blake Jenner addressed her allegations of domestic abuse, eleven months after she spoke out.

The 28-year-old Supergirl and Glee actress previously revealed that she’s a survivor of domestic abuse, which she suffered at the hands of a younger partner.

Blake posted an open letter on his Instagram account today (October 8) in which he said that he spent the past 11 months trying to figure out how to respond. He took “full responsibility and accountability for the hurt that” he inflicted, but he also made some serious allegations against Melissa.

Now, Melissa‘s fans are making it clear who they believe and they got #IStandWithMelissa trending on Twitter. At the time of this posting, the trend is number seven on the list of all trends in the United States.

Many fans are accusing Blake of victim blaming for saying that he’s a victim in this situation.

One fan said, “Blake Jenner waited over a year to make a statement only to victim blame Melissa Benoist and make himself look like the real victim? And only a few weeks after she welcomed her newborn? His manipulative and victim blaming ‘apology’ means nothing. #IStandWithMelissa.”

Another fan said, “It’s important to support Melissa now more than ever, with her abuser doing what abusers do best – trying to manipulate and pull sympathy. 6 months later, when he thinks people will have forgotten her initial words. Fuck him. Believe survivors #istandwithmelissa.”

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Blake Jenner Claims Melissa Benoist Assaulted Him in the Shower & Left Him with a Traumatic Injury

Blake Jenner has responded to his ex-wife Melissa Benoist‘s revelation about being the victim of domestic abuse and he confirmed that he was emotionally, mentally, and physically abusive to her. He also has allegations to make against her.

The 28-year-old Glee actor said he has spent the past eleven months trying to decide how to address the allegations. He now says he takes “full responsibility and accountability for the hurt that I inflicted during my relationship with my past partner.”

Back in November 2019, Melissa released a video in which she said she’s a domestic violence survivor and that she suffered months of domestic abuse at the hands of a younger partner.

Blake claims that Melissa was also abusive to him and he made some serious allegations against her, including an incident that he says happened in the shower and left him with a traumatic injury.

Click inside to read what Blake Jenner said in his allegations… More Here! »

Blake Jenner Confirms Melissa Benoist's Domestic Abuse Revelation: 'I Take Full Responsibility'

Blake Jenner is confirming his abuse against ex Melissa Benoist in a lengthy message.

The 28-year-old actor confirmed the story after the 32-year-old actress released an emotional video in November of 2019, in which she revealed she is a domestic violence survivor and she suffered months of domestic abuse at the hands of a younger partner, who is now confirmed to be Blake.

“Over the past eleven months, I have been thinking about how to address a personal situation made public in late-2019. Throughout that time, I reflected on a period in my life that I had previously kept in the darkness out of shame and fear, but I know this is something that needs to be addressed, not just publicly, but also privately with the individual directly affected and with myself,” he wrote.

“When I was 20 years old, I met a woman and we fell in love. I didn’t realize the magnitude of it back then, but in retrospect, as great as the love that was shared between us, the shared brokenness that stemmed from our childhoods proved to be greater. The passion between us would take us both to some of the most joyous highs, but also to moments of jealousy, bouts of insecurity, and volatility. In a way, I think for the both of us, our marriage was a potential for redemption of sorts. Even in those moments where I was determined to leave because it would have been the healthier choice, I felt as though I couldn’t leave when someone I loved was asking me to stay. It was a relationship with a foundation rooted in co-dependency, which had dire consequences. We were both young and left so much of our brokenness to fester for too long,” he continued.

“I take full responsibility and accountability for the hurt that I inflicted during my relationship with my past partner—emotionally, mentally and yes, physically.”

Melissa filed for divorce from Blake in 2016.

Click inside to continue reading the full and very lengthy message…

Peter Dinklage & Wife Erica Schmidt Celebrate Opening Night of Their New 'Cyrano' Musical!

Peter Dinklage walks the red carpet with wife Erica Schmidt at the opening night performance of their new musical Cyrano on Thursday (November 7) in New York City.

The cast and crew for The New Group’s new production celebrated after the performance at Irvington Bar & Restaurant. Peter was joined by co-stars Blake Jenner and Jasmine Cephas Jones.

Jasmine was supported by her boyfriend Anthony Ramos and their former Hamilton co-star Phillipa Soo.

Erica wrote the adaptation of the classic play and she also directed the production. The show features new music by members of the band The National. The limited run ends on December 22, so get your tickets now!

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Richard Linklater Confirms 'Merrily' Movie with 20-Year Shoot

Acclaimed director Richard Linklater has confirmed that he is directing a movie version of the Broadway musical Merrily We Roll Along, which will be filmed across a 20-year time span.

Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein were already announced to star in the movie and now Glee‘s Blake Jenner has also joined the cast!

Blake previously worked with Richard on the movie Everybody Wants Some.

Blake is starring in the movie musical as Broadway composer Franklin Shepard while Beanie is playing his friend, theater critic Mary Flynn. Ben is playing the third lead role of playwright Charley Kringas, Frank’s former best friend and writing partner.

“I first saw, and fell in love with Merrily in the ‘80’s and I can’t think of a better place to spend the next 20 years than in the world of a Sondheim musical. I don’t enter this multi-year experience lightly, but it seems the best, perhaps the only way, to do this story justice on film,” Linklater said in a statement to THR.

The musical is told in reverse, starting in 1976 and finally reaching the point where the characters originally met, 20 years earlier. The first segment of the movie has already been filmed!

Renée Zellweger Celebrates Premiere of New Netflix Series, 'What/If!

Renée Zellweger happily strikes a pose on the carpet while attending the premiere of her brand new Netflix series What/If held at The London on Thursday (May 16) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 49-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Jane Levy, Blake Jenner, Dave Annable and his wife Odette, Keith Powers, Juan Castro, Daniella Pineda, Samantha Ware, Derek Smith, John Clarence Stewart, Louis Herthum and creator Mike Kelley.

What/If, which debuts on May 24, explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things.

The first season of the Netflix original series focuses on a mysterious woman’s lucrative, but dubious offer to a cash-strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds – Watch the trailer here!

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Renee Zellweger's New Netflix Series 'What/If' Gets a Trailer!

Renee Zellweger is starring in the new neo-noir social thriller What/If for Netflix and the show just got a trailer!

What/If explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things.

The first season of the Netflix original series focuses on a mysterious woman’s lucrative, but dubious offer to a cash-strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds.

Starring alongside Renee are Jane Levy, Blake Jenner, Samantha Ware, Keith Powers, Daniella Pineda, Juan Castano, John Clarence Stewart, Dave Annable, and Louis Herthum.

The series will debut on May 24!

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