Masman Disrespects Women in Public
An Open Letter to Roy Pierre
Ms. L. Pascall
When a male has hate and disrespect for women
you begin to wonder if he has or had ever known
the love of a mother, grandmother, maybe an
aunt? I often wonder about men who abuse women,
if they are test tube babies? This may cause
that lack of feeling and caring for people, not
Roy Pierre, why do you have such hate and
disrespect for women? You were abusive,
belligerent, disrespectful, and verbally abusive
to me. It was an innocent and unprovoked
incident which caused you to verbally abuse me.
I have witnessed your verbal assault on many
females, but now you have turned that assault on
me. Sir, it’s not in my nature to go away
quietly when bullies like you attack.
Get help, sir, you need it. Be it spiritual or
other? It is affordable in New York City; the
government helps those who cannot help
themselves, or do not think they need help.
SENATOR BARACK OBAMA said - it’s time for a
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- Masman Disrespects Women in Public
Roy Pierre disrespects women who put themselves
in place to be disrespected. Why hasn't he ever
disrespected me. For many years, my friends and
I have been playing Jouvert with Roy and to my
knowledge he has never disrespected any of us.
Roy puts a lot of time and work into his Jouvert
production and he wants when on the road on
jouvert morning his hard work can be displayed
for the onlookers to be appreciated. I believe
that Roy has the right to voice his displeasure
if any of his masqueraders does not adhere to
his rules and regulations.
I would like to know what is the story that led
to Ms. L. Pascall's disrespect.
To whom it may concern:
I am a pannist for 34 years now and in the 21st
century, have become more of a stickler for
RESPECT in the artform but not limited to. It is
Investors will NEVER invest in sub-standard
things or disrespectful things. Reputation is
I read the responses -- about three times.
And have walked away with the impression that we
are still of the view that "revenge is sweet".
On the contrary, it is not.
We are trying to out fire with fire, or by
pouring flamable solutions on it.
A big no-no! The blaze will become so
uncontrollable, the possibility exists where we
all will be engulfed by it.
We will all perish through choices fuelled by
We must never drop our standards due to an
ill-informed choice -- a degrading act,
derogatory statement or an assault.
We must be bigger than that with sturdier minds.
Does the "disrespectful" j'ouvert band champion
have a wife, lady friend (woman), daughter?
Is there a history of female abuse in his life?
What about a mother?
Did he have one?
And you know, we must touch on gender affairs,
Does he love, like, have a passion for the
fairer sex at all?
What does he love?
What is cited as the real cause of this
I learnt from the responses, the man in question
drinks a lot -- seemingly to oblivion -- to the
extend where he is being "walked over" like
There appears to be a deeper problem which was
not addressed from small.
And most men (kindly take it objectively, men),
refuse vehemently to acknowledge their
weaknesses, worse yet, believe they need help.
I guess the macho, ego thing which comes back to
haunt them everytime.
The "disrespectful" man seems to be clueless
about the elements of DISRESPECT.
And that's the problem in the world today --
people are clueless about when they are
The fraternity (Carnival) should have -- some
time aback -- tried to get him into
self-actualization, anger management classes and
I truly pity him because just when what he sends
out comes back to hit him like a ton of bricks,
he is not mindful of who he is.
But for the culture and protection of reputation
(good, only), we must be try and resolve
conflicts without creating alienation or further
Sandra L. Blood (Ms.)
Motivational Speaker, Life-skills Consultant,
The Platinum Mind
If all the successfull businessmen in the world
were abusers of women, does that make it right?
My guess as to why women play in his band is
that they simply don't know about his behavior,
in any event I have heard from many respectable
people that he has a serious problem when it
comes to respecting people...and it is not this
You said, "It is not what happens a lot of
time"...but that's not what I've heard, I have
heard many reports of this man being abusive, so
I think you either don't know him as well as you
think or maybe your memory fails you.
Finally, you need to stop using the problem with
the two J'Ouvert organizations as an excuse for
him abusing a good woman. I ask you, will you
become abusive to women if the USA and Russia
can't get along? Will you become abusive to
women if the Republicans and Democrats can't get
along? Do you see how ridiculous that sounds?
I don't know why you would even try to defend
someone like that, when there is no excuse for
that sort of behavior, especially towards women.
Many people throughout history with great work
ethics have committed some of the most heinous
and unspeakable crimes ever in the history of
man. Mr. Yarbey are you really denying the
thuggish, bully nature and behavior of Mr.
Pierre towards women? The women playing with Mr.
Pierre are either unaware, in denial or
dysfunctional. In any regard they are in a bad
place and may also need help. Have you ever
heard of the battered wife syndrome?
The presence of two J'Ouvert organizations did
not create the bad-mannered bully name Roy
Pierre. Both organizations should ban Mr. Pierre
for life. USSA should finally stand up for
something sensible and send this fool far away
from pan women.
Do you know what happens to bullies when they
get hit back?
Maybe that is why he is still standing, just
like Bill Gates, Job, Donald Trump and the other
successes in the world who know what they want
and have a level of work ethic that some people
do not want to achieve or attain. If the case
Mr. Pierre is so bad for disrespecting women,
how is it that so many women after all these
years are still playing with him? And then the
incident seems more severe as written that it
was in actuallity. Believe me, I was there. It
is not what happens a lot of time, but how an
indiviual wants to interpret any situation that
is presented them. Someone can call me a
doormat, a tree or anything they feel like, it
is only if want to I believe that I am one of
those things that they call me that I will
opening myself up for bad feelings and any bad
situations that go along with it. Eventually all
this will pass and I said before the real issue
at hand is not the effect which was the alleged
cursing but the cause which is the problem with
the 2 J'Ouvert organizations.
Yarbey, you have no shame. Please...
There is absolutely no reason for Roy Pierre to
have behaved in this manner, even if everything
happened exactly as you said. Mr. Pierre has
a problem, and you know it. Did Ms. Pascall
curse him? Did she hit him? Did Roy Pierre have
a pig for his mother? Do you, Yarbey, also speak
the way Roy Pierre speaks to women, to your own,
where relevant, mother, daughter, sister, wife?
There are other incidents on the site detailing
other times of intolerable behavior by Roy
Pierre. Roy Pierre is an unrepentant abuser. Roy
Pierre had better watch his ass. Everybody all
over the world knows about him now.
I've been a very vocal critic of USSA and their
meddling in Jouvert, but I can't blame them
for this low and nasty, and apparently chronic
behavior by Mr. Pierre.
Thank you D&L for the CLEAR BACKGROUND
story because I was confused as hell from the
other two posters' recounts.
I don't know this guy and I'm glad I don't, I'm
mad that he is allowed to get away with this in
public and no group of guys came to beat his ass
yet. It's a shame that people like him are still
supported and especially by women.
Wait a minute, - you mean he cussed the young
girl out, because she did not want to take his
Hang on - I always pass people in the street,
and just say "no thanks" to their hand-outs, and
NEVER got told about my "muddah dis and dat."
I tell you, this roy pierre character is
real, real, real, dangerous. Just think about
what he does behind closed doors!!
....like Dark and Lovely says from her
personal eyewitness point of view in another
instance, this "man" pierre has no respect for
women, and cussed out a young girl at a party
because she did not accept his flier he was
handing to her. someting went down at J'ouvert
last Monday morning that pierre did not like,
that woman Pascal was the recipient of pierre's
nastiness. And that is what "sparked this letter
by Ms. Pascall."
....But back to roy pierre - there are
several people who have "seen or experienced him
in action" (beside Dark and Lovely) and have
made their own comments (not on islandmix, but
on the site where the story is posted
originally). From all reports, pierre is a
long-standing menace to women - of any age.
After all, where does a so-called "man" get off
cussing out a young girl young enough to be his
daughter? What - and his masband is mainly
FEMALES? these women need their heads examined.
....If you guys don't know Roy Pierre has a band
for jouvert. He has won many JOuvert
competitions in New York for his mas and
presentation. The problem with him is that all
of that must have gone to his head. From what I
can see he is very arrogant, cocky and a Big
Jackass with no respect for woman. One time I
was at a fete and he was handing out one of his
flyers for jouvert and the girl denied. Next
thing i Know the man was cursing she Mudda dis
and mudda dat! I was like he must be kidding.
Anyway I don't support his band so no big deal
to me. He needs a good old fashion cut ass and
the man looks like he is about 65.
...It is as clear as day. This not a laughing
matter. There are other post from women
detailing their experiences with this idiot.
This fool is an unrepentant abuser who deserves
As someone who received a verbal assault prior
to Ms. Pascall and as someone who personally
knows both Mr. Pierre and Ms. Pascall, people
have to judge the situation as it presented
Mr. Pierre is a band leader and paid a steel
band, Brimbelrz International, to supply music
for his J’Ouvert presentation. There was a point
on Empire Boulevard that there was both
steelband and masquerade judging on both sides
of the street. Ms. Pascall stopped the band,
Brimblerz, so that the steelband could be
judged. At the same time on the other side of
the street, the mas band was being judged. Mr.
Pierre shouted at me continually, wanting to
know the reason why I stopped playing while the
mas was being judged. I told him that we were
stopped for the judging of the steelband
competition. I could totally understand his
anger and fury even though I was the recipient
of his tirade. How could you expect masqueraders
to be judged without music to jump to? Ms.
Pascall was just performing her function as an
official and Mr. Pierre was trying to get his
masqueraders and presentation judged. As I said,
I know these two individuals personally and for
those who don’t know the individuals involved,
they are both upstanding and culturally active
people. Some individuals have problems with Mr.
Pierre and then there are some who have problems
with Ms. Pascall also.
I refuse to take sides. But, the real culprits
of this whole situation are the two (2) J’Ouvert
Associations or Committees who went to court to
decide who would be in charge of or run the
J’Ouvert celebration. The incident with Ms.
Pascall and Mr. Pierre is a direct result of the
two (2) organizations not working in harmony
with each other and trying their best (or worst)
to fight each other down. Actually, if the two
(2) Committees do this the right way, the
committees, the steelbands, the masqueraders and
the general public would all benefit from a more
harmonious endeavor in the future.
As Ms. Pascall stated, she never had a problem
with Mr. Pierre until that morning. So this
incident just goes to show that organizational
problems can reach out much further than a lot
of us would like it to. Not only the
organizations are squabbling but they are
causing individuals who are very active in
producing and exposing the culture to be locking
horns with each other.
Shame on both of the J’Ouvert Organizations.
David “Yarbey” Alexander
i totally agrees with ms. L. pascal roy piere is
very overbearing hisself.
Thanks wmlpan and sidd. This behavior too often
given a pass by the very people who should say
something and stomped out.
Where were the other men around such a "man ne
coo". In the days of old while in a band or pan
yard he would have been beaten badly in front of
the woman and made to apologise there and then.
Its also wrong to associate the pan community
with this type of behaviour towards a woman or
women. Pan men use to fight men over women.
Never pan men fighting a woman. At least not in
a pan yard or public for other pan men to see,
not unless he was willing to get some cuffs or
some blade. So this man should have been beaten
by the other men in the yard in front of the
woman and made to apologise to her in front of
everyone. Most of the time thats all it takes to
cure a man who disrespects a woman or beats her.
He never really got a "cut arse" from a group of
males for such behaviour. Dont kill him just
beat him badly. He would always remember that
cut arse and think twice before he does it
again. Some fellas should still beat him for
this. Thats the cure for a "man ne coo".
So this is how mr. pierre is always, according
to the full story? No hope for him then – he is
obviously set in his ways. But this is easily
remedied. Give him something else to focus his
attention on, and at the same time, other men in
general will know how not to act around women.
Mr. pierre only needs a certain surgical
procedure without anesthetic – CASTRATION.
I feel your pain and anger.
There is no place for these abusive
thugs in our culture. I am
extremely proud of you for having the
strength to put the spotlight on this
roach. Hopefully he will get help
soon. Your coming forward will
stop many other women from going through
this dreadful experience.
|It is a
shame that Mr. Pierre continues to be
abusive. Perhaps it is his life style
and the things that go into his body for
My short story, several years ago he was
very abusive about 2 weeks before Labor
Day. Lo and behold on Labor Day of that
very year, during the parade I left the
band to speak with a friend. There was
Mr. Pierre on the ground at Utica and
Eastern Parkway he appeared intoxicated
and everyone was stepping over him, even
the cops. I could have done any thing to
him at that point, however I asked the
officer to get him help.
It is time Mr. Pierre for you and other
abusive, disrespectful men to change
your behavior, begin respecting yourself
and others especially women you never
know when you will need our help.
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