Friday, December 21, 2007
It would be wise to understand, if you are a reader of this, to read only the words I am writing and try to grasp the simple meaning. I have waited 43 years to relay this story, which altered my life forever, and was a central cause in my radical behavior that followed my split from Tony Alamo.
I by no means am the only one who suffered from things done by Tony, but this is my story, and the followers of the Alamos' did not materialize till well after these occurrences. It is too easy to read into this what you want to believe. I am going to great lengths to accurately lay out what transpired.
I make no other claims than the ones I write. There will be no hidden intentions to imply anything not stated clearly by me as I write this. There will be things that I say which will be difficult, at best, to grasp without supposing that something else has been intended by the mere reporting of my recollections.
I realize there is great interest by some in the office meeting spoken of in the past by Tony Alamo. I have already said that there were only 3 people in that office, Tony, me and an investor. There was no press, no movie stars, no nothing other than the three of us. My version of this precise moment in time will be so far removed from what has been stated by Tony, that once you read it you might not be so glad to have to try and explain it to yourselves and each other.
Try and remember that I had to live with this moment, which was not easy, from then till now. It was the day that changed my life forever and caused me to reject outright anything and everything that came out of Tony Alamo's mouth from that day untill now. What I did after that day probably only occurred because of that day. I have been left to wonder for over 40 years what might have happened to me if that day had never happened.