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Decades of Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein

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Amiga500 wrote:
Nov 4th, 2017 9:44 am
He hasn't denied anything. His only response has been, "Oops, I'm gay". With a response like that, seeing you guys rally to defend him is pretty amusing!
Nobody is defending anybody here, especially a guy preying on a kid but you have to admit how one person's allegations has cascading into a whole laundry list of things that happened 30+ years ago. Can we all seriously say we're surprised about all this? The casting couch was in session long before the porn industry ever got the clever idea of using it themselves.

This changes nothing. After the wind dies down, you think people will stop currying favours by unsavoury means? Do we expect Spacey to be blacklisted from Hollywood now like Mel Gibson was? What's amusing is everyone is walking on egg shells and try to distant themselves from the accused meanwhile they probably knew what was going on but want to show the public they're 'doing the right thing'.
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A while back in this thread I did a rant about how "naive" the actor would have had to be, to go to HW's hotel room alone. Well, it looks like I was partially incorrect. Julianna Margulies (of the Good Wife, among others), gave an interview of her experience and close call with HW.

The man had enablers to help him & it looked like a game. According to Margulies, she was asked by HW to come to his hotel room; she did not think much of it because a female assistant was going to be present as well. The assistant attempted to find a way at the last possible moment, to bail. This would have left the actor alone at the last possible moment, with HW. Margulies played it smart and refused to go to meet him without the assistant, which defused the situation completely. I guess other unfortunate actors did not have the quick thinking that she did.

So, it wasn't as straight forward as people thought it would be (i.e. he asked to meet them alone to a hotel room at 10 pm at night, and they agreed). Having said that, the second last sentences of the article quoting Margulies are worth mentioning:

"Margulies added that as a successful TV actress with was doing well thanks to ER, she had the luxury of being able to step away. But 'What’s a sixteen-year-old actress supposed to do?' she asked. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4xfL81qAy; Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook"
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Funny PR moves:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4xfPt3eJy
Kevin Spacey has entered the sex addiction rehab program at The Meadows clinic in Arizona - the SAME clinic where Harvey Weinstein has been getting treatment
Kevin Spacey has checked into $36,000-a-month rehab center in Arizona desert to receive treatment for sex addiction, sources tell DailyMail.com
House of Cards star has been accused of sexually abusing or harassing a string of men in allegations dating back years,
He arrived in the center in Wickenburg towards the end of last week
It was also reported that Harvey Weinstein was seeking treatment at the Meadows. He was seen in disguise at a local eatery in Phoenix
Spacey 'is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment,' his representatives said in a statement late Wednesday
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AndySixx wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 12:56 am
Kevin Spacey has checked into $36,000-a-month rehab center in Arizona desert to receive treatment for sex addiction, sources tell DailyMail.com
36000 per month? Lol. What the hell kind of rehab are they receiving!!
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Discount wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 3:08 am
36000 per month? Lol. What the hell kind of rehab are they receiving!!
36,000 is nothing to them.


Read that Johnny Depp was spending more than he was making. His pirate films gets him $20,000,000 plus other royalties and he still needs to ask for an advancement from Disney and his reps. It's not all drugs either. They have assistants for their assistants!
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Supercooled wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 3:19 am
36,000 is nothing to them.


Read that Johnny Depp was spending more than he was making. His pirate films gets him $20,000,000 plus other royalties and he still needs to ask for an advancement from Disney and his reps. It's not all drugs either. They have assistants for their assistants!
I dont care if your a billionaire. What the hell could they do thats worth 36000 per month? Probably just money laundering or they get access to 10/10 escorts each day of the week..... to help rehabilitate. Lol
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The Weinstein rabbit hole goes pretty deep..

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/20 ... avior.html
Weinstein allegedly paid 'army' of investigators, ex-Mossad agents to keep actresses, journalists from revealing predatory behavior

Journalist Ronan Farrow, who wrote the initial exposé on now-disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein for The New Yorker, has published a new piece with some shocking allegations. According to his report, Weinstein spent more than a year using private investigators to track actresses and journalists in an effort to stop his predatory behavior from going public.
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So, Louis C.K.'s move will not be released in light of the recent allegations against him, while Kevin Spacey will be literally removed (edited out) from a movie set to be released in two months.

I don't know how much the general public knows about movie making, but essentially you have a group of investors that pool their money to make the movie; the return on investment is largely dictated by the success of the movie. If I represented investors in C.K.'s movie I would be seeing red, right now. At least Spacey's movie may be saved, by literally editing him out.
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Micelli_Illuminatti wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 10:39 am
So, Louis C.K.'s move will not be released in light of the recent allegations against him, while Kevin Spacey will be literally removed (edited out) from a movie set to be released in two months.

I don't know how much the general public knows about movie making, but essentially you have a group of investors that pool their money to make the movie; the return on investment is largely dictated by the success of the movie. If I represented investors in C.K.'s movie I would be seeing red, right now. At least Spacey's movie may be saved, by literally editing him out.
I would never be even friends with investor who ignores the sexual harassment. Sometime in life somethings are more important than money.
“There are some things money can’t buy, and for everything else there’s MasterCard. Well, get out your checkbooks ladies and gentlemen, because it seems like the entire liberal cabinet can be bought. TRUDEAU: I CAN’T BE BOUGHT...LMAO. Because its 2017
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Micelli_Illuminatti wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 10:39 am
So, Louis C.K.'s move will not be released in light of the recent allegations against him, while Kevin Spacey will be literally removed (edited out) from a movie set to be released in two months.

I don't know how much the general public knows about movie making, but essentially you have a group of investors that pool their money to make the movie; the return on investment is largely dictated by the success of the movie. If I represented investors in C.K.'s movie I would be seeing red, right now. At least Spacey's movie may be saved, by literally editing him out.
Investors are also well aware of the impact of "bad press". They're not going to make a stand in favour of a "public masturbator". If they're going to be upset at anyone, it should be at Louis CK!!
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sandeeS wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 10:50 am
I would never be even friends with investor who ignores the sexual harassment. Sometime in life somethings are more important than money.
Problem is, you can't know everything about what your business partners do. A real businessman doesn't have time to sit there and babysit everyone he does business with.

As I've mentioned before about six degrees of separation, a concept I figured more people in a globalized world would understand, the chances that Person A has a business partner, Person B, who has business Partners C, D, E, and F, and any one of those are someone who has done something that would cause public outrage/backlash (whether sexual harassment, fraud, or anything else), is pretty high. Even more-so, the more connections you get, it becomes inevitable that you're going to be doing business with someone unscrupulous, to put it nicely.

Of course, this is not comparable to the HW issue (his is systemic problems which include enabling and concerted effort to run whistleblowers out of the industry), but more a retort to your claim which seems a bit outside the realm of realistic. If we all cut ties with someone who did business some random people found offensive/distasteful/heinous, wouldn't be making any money.
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For shame, Louis C.K. I thought you were one of the good ones.
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Dumbbelldore wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 2:13 pm
For shame, Louis C.K. I thought you were one of the good ones.
I'm hoping people are more realistic about celebrities in general following this -- they are not people to be admired or put up on a pedestal. They're human and should be treated no different. In fact, us normies are often surrounded by people who will chide us when we screw up. They're often surrounded by yes men so they have little limiting factor in their lives, little outside influence or conscious helping them make correct decisions. Then that gets expanded to an entire industry. Celebrities in general are some pretty screwed up people. It's to a point where its like, in order for me to believe they aren't, prove it.
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AndySixx wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 2:22 pm
I'm hoping people are more realistic about celebrities in general following this -- they are not people to be admired or put up on a pedestal. They're human and should be treated no different. In fact, us normies are often surrounded by people who will chide us when we screw up. They're often surrounded by yes men so they have little limiting factor in their lives, little outside influence or conscious helping them make correct decisions. Then that gets expanded to an entire industry. Celebrities in general are some pretty screwed up people. It's to a point where its like, in order for me to believe they aren't, prove it.
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