I have been quiet for the past few weeks while I waited for Sophie Monroe (aka iamtheobject) to finally move out of the building I live in. If you follow her, this also explains her silence. January has written extensively about the situation (@januaryseraph), as has @wendyrama and I can confirm that it’s all true.
It took me some time to realize exactly what was going on. At first it seemed so improbable that I disregarded the idea. I am comforted by the assurances of other people who’s lives she has damaged that they were taken unawares and that she is adept at manipulation.
It’s a plot line right out of a bad movie.
“”Allie’s new roommate is about to borrow a few things without asking. Her clothes. Her boyfriend. Her life.”
It turns out that nearly from the moment she came into our lives, Sophie was doing everything in her power to antagonize January Seraph (gaslighting, manipulation and worse). Even shortly after Halloween 2011, when she was entrusted with delivering January’s belongings to her, she stole a number of things out of the suitcase. I had been too trusting, based on her long time friendship with Cherry Torn, who January and I had frequently welcomed into our home in LA. Since the case had been carefully packed and itemized, it seemed too incredible that she would do such a thing. Later I was to discover that she was prone to post photos of stolen items in her home and that her behavior was pathological.
It didn’t end there. $28,000 worth of January’s belongings were recovered from Sophie’s place. Much remains missing. I take some consolation that several other people had their belongings restored, much of it extremely sentimental or otherwise valuable.
Now that I understand what was going on, I am appalled at how badly I misjudged the situation and both January and Sophie. I now understand that January’s actions were the direct result of Sophie’s manipulations. Nothing would have ever been as contentious as it was without her involvement.
It is beyond me how to ever put things right with January, but I am trying.