Jameela Jamil defended by her boyfriend after online abuse

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Jameela Jamil's boyfriend, James Blake, has written a lengthy defence of his other half, following a week in which she has clashed with Laurence Fox, Piers Morgan, and a reporter who claimed the star had Munchhausen's disease, and has opened up about her health issues.

In a long post he shared on his Twitter, Blake wrote: "It's pretty disgusting to watch the woman I love just be dog piled on every day for such ridiculous things. She hasn't sold dangerous products to kids. She hasn't abused anyone. She hasn't funded anything dangerous or brought any deliberate harm to any marginalized group.

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"She's just done her best as an ever learning human, as most of us are, to help other people with her privilege. She does this because she had such a difficult life. Because she doesn't want others to feel alone, gaslit, or ashamed the way she has.

"I am there for her swollen joints, her dislocations, her severe allergic reactions, her constant high fevers. I was there for her concussions, her three months of seizures when the doctor gave her the cancer diagnosis, and for all her operations and their complications due to EDS (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome).

"I am there when she turns down amazing job opportunities because of her health limitations. I actually live with her. Her being attractive, tall, and successful doesn't mean she hasn't been sick."

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He continued: "Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is a very real, very debilitating condition. More and more people are discovering they have it, but because it's vastly under-researched and the patients, as with most invisible disabilities, look well, people constantly doubt and mock those suffering. May none of us ever know the pain and frustration of that existence.

"You don't know what her life is, and has been like. But I do, and I'm not gonna stand by and let some total strangers try to push my girlfriend over the edge to what… stop her from helping kids with eating disorders? Stop removing mainstream shame of talking about mental health?

"What are any of you even doing? And why are so many of you enjoying this? It's sick to watch, and I don't ever see men treated like this, the way we tear women limb from limb."

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