With still more, young and old coming forward with their stories of abuse—even at the hands of the recently departed:
Samantha Fox claims David Cassidy sexually assaulted her (msn.com/Bang Showbiz).
“Samantha Fox has claimed David Cassidy once grabbed her breast and put his hand up her skirt. The 51-year-old singer has recalled being ‘shocked’ by the incident, which she says occurred when she was just 19 years old, and she managed to defend herself by kneeing David—who passed away aged 67 in November—in the c****h and elbowing him in the face.”
The former quintessential Page 3 girl and singer recalling in her new autobiography her silence at the time was out of concern for reaction of family:
“Sam opted not to say anything to her father when she sat back down at the table because she didn’t want him to do a ‘stretch in prison’ for beating up the ‘first-class creep’.”
- David Cassidy, ’70s teen heartthrob, dies at age 67 (Latest picks 22nd November 2017)
And seemingly—and most unfortunately—giving credence to what some old chaps in text-based Chapopolis celebrity chatrooms have long fantasied:
“The revelation came in response to a cruel comment left on one of her photos, in which one Twitter user asked: ‘What did Disney do to this girl?! I think she was molested.’ Thorne fired back by saying, ‘Yeah I was. So it wasn’t Disney.’”
That sort of commentary being “social” I hear on “social networks” and reminding some perhaps why they are so glad they don’t have to rely upon them for “social” interaction.
“Following a flood of supportive messages from fans, Thorne elaborated a short time later by saying simply, ‘The world can be a sick place sometimes.’ To date, she has not added any further details about the assault.”
Chap who said it still hoping MySpace Tom might still one day join to be his “friend” on there too.
Updated 9th January 2018
With Bella opening up for the #timesup hashtag after the Golden Globes (Page 11).
“Sharing a picture of herself looking forlorn, wearing a black fur coat and pink childlike hat, Bella, who starred in Disney series Shake It Up, opened up about the abuse she faced as a child.”
Although the “childlike hat” was worn because it was obviously cold and snowing and seemingly more to do with Extra refusing to let the now 20-year-old Bella grow out of her Disney days, which most tabloids moved on from once she starting showing regular pierced puffy nipple.
Updated 13th December 2017
And back to alleged fiddling in the Senate, and hot toxic wind taken out of Orange Don’s blustery blowhard sails:
“Doug Jones has become the first Democrat in 25 years to win a US Senate seat for Alabama, after a bitter campaign against Republican Roy Moore. His unexpected victory deals a blow to President Donald Trump, who backed Mr Moore, and narrows the Republican majority in the Senate to 51-49.”
And largely due to alleged sexual misconduct with teenage girls by a chap full of self-righteous Southern fire. And like progress in general, he still hasn’t come to terms with it yet:
“Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore refused to concede defeat in Alabama’s Senate race on Tuesday night, telling supporters, ‘when the vote is this close, then it’s not over.’”
But then again, those doing the math on more than there sanctimonious fingers and thumbs suggest he’s little hope of pulling out from where the sun don’t shine the 20,000 or so votes he lost by.
But it’s perhaps not correct to suggest it was the #MeToo campaign that swayed the vote:
“To some, the results of Tuesday night’s Alabama special election might look like a victory for #MeToo. … But the lessons of Tuesday night are more complicated than that. According to exit polls, 63 percent of white women voted for Moore—a reminder of last year’s presidential election, when 53 percent of white female voters cast their ballots for a man caught on tape talking about grabbing women ‘by the pussy.’”
Suggesting that many white women were willing to vote for a man accused of sexual assault to avoid something liberal, and that the racism with which Moore and Trump’s administration has been flagged was more the decider:
“Black voters turned out in large numbers and voted overwhelmingly against him. Ninety-eight percent of black women voted for Doug Jones; 93 percent of black men did the same. As Vann R. Newkirk II put it in the Atlantic, ‘black voters were informed and mobilized to go vote, and did so even in the face of significant barriers.’”
Updated 14th December 2017
And back to Weinstein, and incessant shower requests:
“The two entered into a business relationship when Hayek sought a company with which to produce the script for ‘Frida,’ about the famed artist and icon Frida Kahlo. Hayek said after starting the development process, she found herself dealing with repeated instances of sexual harassment by Weinstein, including requests that she take a shower with him and offers of massages and oral sex. ‘I don’t think he hated anything more than the word ‘no,’’ wrote Hayek, who said her constant rebuffing would always result in Weinstein exhibiting ‘Machiavellian rage.’ … In her piece, Hayek admits she initially ‘didn’t consider my voice important, nor did I think it would make a difference.’ But she now confesses, ‘For years, he was my monster.’”
With “her monster” making demands of “the addition of a love scene with full-frontal nudity, threatening to shut down production if they refused” when he couldn’t interest her in seeing his pecker pullin’ in shower in the biopic the iconic yet tragic Mexican artist:
“‘This time, it was clear to me he would never let me finish this movie without him having his fantasy one way or another. There was no room for negotiation,’ she said. ‘I had to say yes.’ The scene was included, but Hayek says filming it caused her emotional distress, so much so that she took a tranquilizer to film it.”
Updated 15th December 2017
And to continue the unfortunate scene of chaps wanting to be seen in or coming out of the shower:
Dustin Hoffman denies fresh allegations of sexual misconduct (theguardian.com).
“[Playwright Cori Thomas] said she was ‘sitting there waiting for her parents’ when Hoffman emerged from the bathroom wearing nothing but a towel, ‘which he dropped. He was standing there naked,’ Thomas said. ‘I think I almost collapsed, actually. It was the first time I had ever seen a naked man. I was mortified. I didn’t know what to do. And he milked it. He milked the fact that he was naked. He stood there. He took his time.’”
Milking the moment it perhaps should be clarified.
Next page: In search of comeuppance Jason Preistley recalls he once punched Harvey Weinstein and Manhattan D.A. is probing those dozens of misappropriated payments to alleged victims; Rose McGowan accuses Meryl Streep of hypocrisy; Silicon Valley star TJ Miller accused of sexually assaulting and punching woman.