And retitled “Hollywood sexual harassment scandal” or not, back to willy waving Weinstein:
Harvey Weinstein had secret hitlist of names to quash sex scandal (theguardian.com).
“The Observer has gained access to a secret hitlist of almost 100 prominent individuals targeted by Harvey Weinstein in an extraordinary attempt to discover what they knew about sexual misconduct claims against him and whether they were intending to go public.”
A list of actors, publicists, producers, financiers and likely even the poor boy shines Hollywood shoes who also knows what they have recently stepped in.
“The names, apparently drawn up by Weinstein himself, were distributed to a team hired by the film producer to suppress claims that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women.”
With individuals named to be targeted by investigators to “covertly extract and accumulate information” from those who might know, even if presumably he was alright with them when graciously breaking bread and drinking wine and otherwise rough up by a career slap down those who witnessed him pulling more than cork, and appear to corroborate claims that his misconduct was, in terms of being secret, as open as his fly after pulling it out to pull one off for whomever he got to watch.
Updated 20th November 2017
Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them—with nudity, groping and lewd calls (washingtonpost.com).
“Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.”
With “striking commonalities in the accounts of the women” and The Post keen to stress its thoroughness and journalistic rectitude, and with Rose seemingly apologising yet not quite admitting:
“It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate.”
Which was enough for PBS and Bloomberg LP immediately suspended distribution of the Charlie Rose show and CBS throwing him under the bus with suspension as it looked into the matter too.
Needless to say, with regards our vox pop commentary anchors, socialist SJW Belgian Maurice is overjoyed to be getting more redder rather than pink each day in righteous indignation in solidarity of his own servitude as very bare backing bear dancer that once had to put up with Miley Cyrus’ probing—if not quite on him—tongue, while chap in conspiracy dungarees is still clutching his alt-doodah in an armchair he has not left for some time snarling that it is still fearmongering and hoping that there will be more pictures of Emma Watson for which he dropped by up soon so he can share them along with his disgust of fearmongering liberals in Moose ’n’ Buck’s Orange Don supporting Gorean bondage ManOChat.
Updated 22nd November 2017
And with “The Weinstein effect” getting a Wikipedia entry (Wikipedia) as “a phenomenon where allegations of sexual harassment and assault against celebrities are publicized and trigger responses from companies and institutions” to further infuriate SJW like the ever eager to comment Belgian Maurice that it is still getting more attention than his own socialist blog:
“A second woman has come forward with allegations of inappropriate behavior from Senator Al Franken [a performer on the television comedy show Saturday Night Live in the ’70’ and ’80s]. Lindsay Menz claimed to CNN that the ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum grabbed her bottom during a photo op in Minnesota in 2010. Franken has represented that state in the Senate since 2009.”
With the needed “preemptive denial” for TV and radio host Seacrest relating to:
“The woman—who worked as Seacrest’s stylist—alleges Seacrest engaged in various forms of misconduct from 2007 to 2010. Seacrest has adamantly denied the claims.”
And seemingly “demanded 8 figures, and if Seacrest didn’t pay up her attorney vowed to go to the media”, at least according to “sources” that told TMZ.
Which, along with a few more names I caught and likely several more I didn’t which in the “cavalcade of allegation” of The Weinstein” effect phenomenon may—society and especially social media being a fickle, novelty driven thing—alas reverse the #MeToo “tipping point for societal treatment of sexual misconduct” with USA Today expressing “doubt that the trend of public opinion would hold, citing open, public cases without consequential retribution: R. Kelly, Bill Cosby, former President Bill Clinton, and President Donald Trump.” (Wikipedia) as suggested her regards the apathetic “witch hunt” backlash with Knacker’s Yards Yewtree.
Updated 24th November 2017
And having at the start of the month hinted that she was “waiting to feel less angry” and when she is ready before speaking out (independent.co.uk):
Uma Thurman breaks silence on Harvey Weinstein, saying #metoo (theguardian.com).
“Uma Thurman has broken her silence on Harvey Weinstein, saying of the ongoing stream of allegations against him.”
And, to seemingly confirm what had suspected:
“I said I was angry recently, and I have a few reasons, #metoo, in case you couldn’t tell by the look on my face. I feel it’s important to take your time, be fair, be exact, so… Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators—I’m glad it’s going slowly—you don’t deserve a bullet)”
Indeed, no carnist, magnanimous pardoning of Thanksgiving turkey there (abcnews.go.com).
Updated 4th February 2018
And finally ready to talk, and indeed give more detail on Weinstein and Tarantino, leaving no doubt that he should as said be ashamed (Page 2):
This is why Uma Thurman is angry (nytimes.com).
“Things soon went off-kilter in a meeting in his Paris hotel room. ‘It went right over my head,’ she says. They were arguing about a script when the bathrobe came out. ‘I didn’t feel threatened,’ she recalls. ‘I thought he was being super idiosyncratic, like this was your kooky, eccentric uncle.’
But having found that she was rather non-plussed by “kooky, eccentric uncle” Harvey trying to accidentally expose his one-eyed shower snake:
“The first ‘attack,’ she says, came not long after in Weinstein’s suite at the Savoy Hotel in London. ‘It was such a bat to the head. He pushed me down. He tried to shove himself on me. He tried to expose himself. He did all kinds of unpleasant things.’”
For which he then tried to apologise by sending a “a 26-inch-wide vulgar bunch of roses” and later when she tried to confront him on the matter, threats to “to derail her career”.
And as for now ashamed Tarantino, its not just that he was aware of Weinstein behavior but that the Kill Bill director:
In the famous scene where she’s driving the blue convertible to kill Bill—the same one she put on Instagram on Thanksgiving—she was asked to do the driving herself.
Resulting in an accident leaving her with “permanently damaged neck and screwed-up knees”.
Updated 1st December 2017
And still rolling on with mixtures of justice, social change, and—at least possibly for some—a degree of opportunity and settlement the cavalcade may provide in mind:
Matt Lauer “ashamed and embarrassed” by reports of sexual misconduct (theguardian.com).
“The former US morning show anchor Matt Lauer said reports of his sexual misconduct had ‘enough truth’ in them for him to feel ‘ashamed and embarrassed’ in his first public statement since NBC fired the star host for inappropriate sexual behavior.”
Which was on Wednesday after a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour and a two-month investigation on accounts of three other women accusing the anchor of the Today show for 20 years and, indeed, announced at the start of Wednesday’s programme.
“Variety reporters spoke with the women’s friends and families, who had told them previously about the harassment, which included claims of exposing himself to one woman and giving another a sex toy. The women and other former and current NBC staff members also described to Variety other uncomfortable incidents involving Lauer and his female colleagues.”
Leading some with activism as well as acting to their credit to suggest, as Rose McGowan did with her empowering “from one monster we lock away to another” speech at The Woman’s Convention speech in Detroit, that things might lead right to the top of the pussy grabin’ food chain:
“‘You’re going down, @realDonaldTrump,’ the actress wrote on Twitter Wednesday, in response to a tweet from another user who called out the president by quipping: ‘I know one former NBC star who needs to be investigated for sexual assault. He was on this show called The Apprentice….’”
Which will likely have the alt-right vox pop snarling “fearmongering” while boycotting any search engine for daring to include in results (8th Aug. 2017) and turning to DuckDuckGo (i.e. search results via Bing) to search for Emma Watson beaver only to find they are infuriatingly listing the Mira Sorvino “You’re going down, Trump” story too.
Updated 4th December 2017
Trump could be forced to testify on sexual-harassment allegations—and if he lies he could be impeached (uk.businessinsider.com).
“On Tuesday, in a New York state Supreme Court hearing, they’re expected to try to have a defamation case against the president dismissed. If they fail, the president could be forced to testify on allegations that he sexually harassed more than a dozen women.”
Which, with all that business about asking FBI director chappy to stop looking too hard at his Russian dealings and contacts before Orange Don fired him when he said “no” and ex national security adviser general chappy deciding he really does not need to carry the can for someone further up the greasy, farcical pole (thisisnocave.blogspot.co.uk, 3rd Dec. 2017), it’s not really in the realm of incredulity.
“The suit was filed by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on ‘The Apprentice,’ who claimed last year that Trump ‘very aggressively’ kissed her, groped her breasts, and began ‘thrusting’ his genitals at her in a 2007 meeting at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Her claim is that Trump damaged her reputation when he called her a liar.”
Next page: Cleaning entertainment house moves up to opera box with Met Opera suspending ties with conductor James Levine; Natalie Portman shares how the sea-change that has sunk the casting couch had her reevaluate episodes in her career in a stark new light; Time magazine names “the Silence Breakers” it Person of the Year; Senator Al Franken and Rep. Trent Franks resign over sexual harassment claims.