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Harvey Weinstein

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  • IvyGrad09IvyGrad09 Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    @maya54 Actually, the state of CT founded the complaint against Woody Allen, based on evidence they documented. Mia Farrow chose not to pursue the criminal complaint, asked the state not to, so to spare her young family further invasion and trauma.

    That Woody had pornographic photos of the daughter he was a father figure for, and later married her, makes it not very hard for most people to connect the dots.

    Folks are now wondering why Weinstein was allowed to proceed with his activities? Well, ask the same question of those who continue to work with Woody Allen.

    Show biz may be more naked than other businesses in its level of pure sexual exploitation.

    @Cardinal Fang --totally admire your prose and political position.
  • whatisyourquestwhatisyourquest Registered User Posts: 569 Member
    edited October 12
    I agree that the allegations about Bill Clinton are not recent. But they were in the news during the presidential election, which of course was less than a year ago.

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?416726-1/donald-trump-holds-panel-bill-clinton-accusers

    So, Bill Clinton has earned a spot in any discussion about serial sexual abuse. Similar situation as Bill Cosby, IMO. Old allegations, but in the news, nevertheless.
  • HarvestMoon1HarvestMoon1 Registered User Posts: 5,897 Senior Member
    edited October 12
    @Maya54 when the Allen incident regarding his daughter Dylan blew up the child was only 7 or 8 years old. There was an extensive investigation undertaken by the Connecticut state police and prosecutors office and the child was interviewed by an army of psychologists and doctors. The child was an emotional wreck if reports are correct.

    At the end of the day the state prosecutor made a public statement to the press that he had "probable cause" to prosecute Allen, but that he did not intent to proceed because of the "fragility of the child." Mia Farrow had input into that decision. The final custody agreement only stated that his actions were "grossly inappropriate" and steps had to be taken to safeguard the child. Not sure what the agreement provided for in that regard. Ronan also supports his sister's account based on his own personal observations.

    As far as Mariel Hemingway is concerned I was unaware of any relationship besides a professional one with Allen. She rebuked his advances. She recounts in her book that she finished up a movie with him when she was 17 and he had been repeatedly telling her when they finished he was taking her to Paris. He flew his plane down to one of the Hemingway homes in Idaho for a week-end and she thought perhaps Paris was the next stop. She confronted him in the guest suite late at night and said " I am not going to have my own room in Paris am I?" Then she told him she wasn't going. He left the next morning. Maybe you are referencing another incident.
  • whatisyourquestwhatisyourquest Registered User Posts: 569 Member
    edited October 12
    @maya54 Kathleen Willey, too. She claims to have been sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton. That one too is "he said, she said," and didn't lead to an indictment.
  • HarvestMoon1HarvestMoon1 Registered User Posts: 5,897 Senior Member
    Personally I found Kathleen Willey credible in her interviews. Unfortunately Linda Tripp's testimony torpedoed any chance she had of prosecuting him. Linda Tripp testified that Willey was actively pursuing Clinton and often spoke to her of helping to arrange time alone with him.
  • IgloooIglooo Registered User Posts: 7,046 Senior Member
    I also find Kathleen Wiley credible. But it would be best if we leave out both Trump and Clinton out of our discussion..
  • whatisyourquestwhatisyourquest Registered User Posts: 569 Member
    edited October 12
    ^ I agree. Either both or neither.
  • TatinGTatinG Registered User Posts: 5,303 Senior Member
    Maybe Hollywood will make a "Spotlight" movie about itself. (Yeah, that's sarcasm).
  • ZinheadZinhead Registered User Posts: 2,548 Senior Member
    edited October 12
    There have been several of these recently: Cosby, Ailes, O'Reilly, Trump, and Weinstein.

    Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are other names for the list, and now Ben "Buttman" Affleck is under attack for similar behavior as Weinstein.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2017/10/12/ben-affleck-dubbed-buttman-groping-allegations-emerge/
    Ben Affleck has become the subject of shame and mockery after more allegations of groping emerged this week. Affleck, who is about to appear as Batman for the second time in DC's big-budget superhero film Justice League, has been called "Buttman" on social media since make-up artist Annamarie Tendler became the second woman to allege that he touched her.
  • wisteria100wisteria100 Registered User Posts: 2,844 Senior Member
    I saw HW talking to a reporter on camera saying we all make mistakes. Mistake?? This was decades of deliberate, planned, predatory behavior. He shows no signs of real contrition.
  • emilybeeemilybee Registered User Posts: 11,606 Senior Member

    “Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are other names for the list, and now Ben "Buttman" Affleck is under attack for similar behavior as Weinstein.”

    Eliot Spitzer hired prostitutes. There was never anything that was reported to be non consensual. He has never been accused of sexual harassment.
  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 13,957 Senior Member
    Ben Affleck has been talked about for awhile. It was in the news a fair amount leading up to this year's Oscars.

    If you want to include Clinton on the list, which was movie/tv types anyway, let's put Trump on the list. He's had plenty of accusations and the bus tape, plus he is a tv persona.
  • maya54maya54 Registered User Posts: 1,110 Senior Member
    edited October 12
    Kathleen Wiley's credibility problems were twofold. First her friend Julia Hiat Steele testified under oath that Wiley had asked her to lie to investigators for her and say that Wiley had told her about the incident with Clinton at the time.
    Moreover Linda Tripp testified that Willey had confided that she harbored romantic feelings for Clinton and had been sending him notes and flirting with him. When the alleged encounter occurred, Tripp told the grand jury, Willey was excited and pleased.

    ( The above from The Washington Post archives on the Starr Report)

    This is the problem with these cases. They are often not "clean" with witnesses undermined by prior statements. There may be explanations for the behavior but Filing a false affidavit which is what Juanita Broderick said she did is never going to help women. Maybe Wiley felt justified in asking her friend to lie, thinking she needed to strongly back up her testimony,but it was a terrible idea The Weinstein case so far seems pretty clear cut.
  • IgloooIglooo Registered User Posts: 7,046 Senior Member
    If you want to include Clinton on the list, which was movie/tv types anyway, let's put Trump on the list. He's had plenty of accusations and the bus tape, plus he is a tv persona.

    The reason Clinton was brought up was because someone included Trump earlier. I'd suggets we leave both of them out. Their merits(?) to be included in the lists are hairsplitting. Not worth the bother for the present discussion.
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