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Decades of sexual harassment    America - all of it

Started 10/6/17 by Johneeo; 77641 views.
Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/20/17

Hey Peeler.

Harvey Weinstein had a legal team on standby 24/7 and a pad of non-disclosure contracts in his desk.  It was the first thing he'd whip out (HAH!).

Victim blaming is an easy trap to fall into, but neither of us were there.  First there is the shock and disbelief that a person with serious power (and a beautiful wife) is saying these things, then DOING these things.  I think stunned panic would be a likely reaction that would leave the victim immobile.

But it's not just women.  Corey Feldman and Corey Haim (now deceased) both endured sexual assaults as children, in fact Haim was raped.  Feldman spoke out to Barbara Walters and she didn't believe him.  

The deck is stacked to help the predators, not the victims.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/20/17

Harvey Weinstein: Quentin Tarantino 'ashamed' he knew about producer's alleged misconduct

Director Quentin Tarantino, who has worked closely with Harvey Weinstein on multiple films over the past 20 years, says he knew about the Hollywood producer's alleged misconduct and is ashamed he didn't do more about it.

Key points:

  • Tarantino says: "I knew enough to do more than I did"
  • Actor Tom Hanks says: "We're at a watershed moment"
  • LA police confirm they're investigating a possible sexual assault case against Weinstein

Tarantino, whose films include the Oscar-winning Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction, tweeted that he was "utterly shocked by the revelations about Harvey" after the news broke earlier this month.

But today he told the New York Times he knew about a few instances of improper conduct and wishes he had taken responsibility at the time.

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Yeah, everyone is outraged, yet everyone knew!  But no one was going to risk their career to help his victims at the time.

Hollywood is just another swamp, but with designer sludge.

HWPeeler (HPeeler)

From: HWPeeler (HPeeler)

10/20/17

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Victim blaming is an easy trap to fall into,

Agree. The apparent part is that the poor innocent ladies were there of their own free will.

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

I think stunned panic would be a likely reaction that would leave the victim immobile.

I disagree that it was stunned panic that caused them to stay. It was "this will help my career". That doesn't help Weisstein's case any. It doesn't make him any less guilty. The crud is still crud.

Minors involved? Hang this guy up by his thumbs and beat him with a two-by-four. Will he benefit from all this by a movie about it? Yuck!

HWPeeler (HPeeler)

From: HWPeeler (HPeeler)

10/20/17

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Hollywood is just another swamp, but with designer sludge.

Yep!

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/20/17

Hey Peeler,

Apparently there is a pedophile ring in Hollywood.

A new documentary is coming out about it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2836062/Bombshell-documentary-Hollywood-pedophile-ring-preying-child-actors-s-linked-X-Men-director-Bryan-Singer-premiers-New-York.html

An Open Secret, by Oscar-nominated documentarian Amy Berg, debuted at the DOC NYC festival Friday

Film claims X-Men star Brian Peck abused a well known child star and got away with it 

Among the men named are talent managers Marty Weiss, Michael Harrah and Bob Villard, who represented Leonardo DiCaprio as a budding actor 

It also includes interviews with Michael Egan III who accused X-Men director Bryan Singer of raping him before dropping his suit earlier this year 

Berg said she has been having trouble finding a distributor for her controversial film.

Also Corey Feldman "wishes he could name names".  I wonder why he can't... 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/corey-feldman-elijah-wood-hollywood-897403

HWPeeler (HPeeler)

From: HWPeeler (HPeeler)

10/20/17

This has been going on for a very long time. This could shake up a lot of Hollywood.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/20/17

I think the changes will be just like Hollywood - superficial and hypocritical with everyone focusing on themselves.

Cheers,

Jenifer

HWPeeler (HPeeler)

From: HWPeeler (HPeeler)

10/20/17

Perhaps. I think the law suits will have a real and lingering effect. But you are correct in Hollywood being superficial and hypocritical.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/22/17

And here's another one...

James Toback: Who is the latest Hollywood mogul accused of sexual harassment?

Just a week after the viral #MeToo campaign, another Hollywood boss has been accused of sexual harassment spanning decades.

This time, The Los Angeles Times has reported that writer and director James Toback has sexually harassed 38 women.

It has been alleged that he approached both young and upcoming actresses, talking up his connections and access to big names.

The meetings, sometimes billed as auditions, would often end with either questions of a personal or sexual nature or with Toback masturbating in front of them, or dry-humping them.

He has denied the allegations.

He is best known for writing the 1991 film Bugsy — starring Hollywood stalwart Warren Beatty — which scored him an Oscar nomination.

Of the 38 women who made the accusations, 31 spoke to the Times on the record.

They include actresses Adrienne LaValley who alleged Toback rubbed himself against her.

Echo Danon, who worked on Toback's film Black and White, said he put his hands on her and said he would ejaculate if she looked at his eyes and pinched his nipples.

She said: "Everyone wants to work, so they put up with it."

Veruca Salt guitarist and singer Louise Post and actress Terri Conn (As the World Turns) have also spoken out.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-23/james-toback-the-latest-from-hollywood-to-face-allegations/9075612

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Just looking at him makes my skin crawl...

Mike Tyson left with his arm around director James Toback at the Cannes film festival.

HWPeeler (HPeeler)

From: HWPeeler (HPeeler)

10/22/17

I think (hope) we are only seeing the beginning of a trend here.

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