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Thread: Next Up In The Sexual Assault Allegations List

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    All about that action, boss. ElaineA's Avatar
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    I'm really close to being done wasting my anger on the perps, and reserving my full wrath for the organizations that hide them. NBC had two...TWO...high profile known long-term sexual assaulters they protected, and how the F long has The Met known about this predator? The Cleveland thing is enough for me. The Met HAD to know about those allegations! Then there's VICE, ROLLING STONE, and THE NEW REPUBLIC, whose entire cultures were built around misogyny and sexual harassment.

    God, there are so many orgs who should just burn down and start over, from scratch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElaineA View Post
    I'm really close to being done wasting my anger on the perps, and reserving my full wrath for the organizations that hide them. NBC had two...TWO...high profile known long-term sexual assaulters they protected, and how the F long has The Met known about this predator? The Cleveland thing is enough for me. The Met HAD to know about those allegations! Then there's VICE, ROLLING STONE, and THE NEW REPUBLIC, whose entire cultures were built around misogyny and sexual harassment.

    God, there are so many orgs who should just burn down and start over, from scratch.
    The Met knew. They admit they knew when the allegations were brought to the cops a couple years ago but my friend (again, resides on the other coast, has never lived in NY), said literally everyone in classical music knew this about Levine, as not some shadowy rumour or recent allegation, but as a simple fact of existence, just like all the stories about Hollywood people saying 'that's Harvey,' and Seth McFarland making jokes about it onstage at an awards show years ago. The Met knew -- the opera has been in financial trouble for a good while, and this may take the place down, for real.

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    Peter Martins.

    I got nuttin here. Was always known as a dance ho, but I'd not heard allegations of abuse.

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    Top gossip editor accused of sexual misconduct

    The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications openly described his sexual partners in the newsroom, discussed female employees' sex lives and forced women to watch or listen to pornographic material, former employees told The Associated Press.

    The behavior by Dylan Howard, currently the chief content officer of American Media Inc., occurred while he was running the company's Los Angeles office, according to men and women who worked there. Howard's self-proclaimed nickname was "Dildo," a phallus-shaped sex toy, the former employees said. His conduct led to an internal inquiry in 2012 by an outside consultant, and former employees said he stopped working out of the L.A. office after the inquiry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRajah View Post
    Ah, the “National Enquirer”, another influential news source which fawned all over Trump and dumped all over Hillary Clinton.

    Color me shocked that its top editor is yet another notorious sexual predator.

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    This could be it...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Al Franken's support among his fellow Democrats appeared to collapse Wednesday as a group of female Democratic senators called upon him to resign amid sexual misconduct allegations. His office said he would make an announcement Thursday, but did not specify the subject.

    Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Patty Murray, D-Wash., Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., called on Franken to step down. Some Democratic men joined them.

    "I'm shocked and appalled by Sen. Franken's behavior," Murray said. "It's clear to me that this has been a deeply harmful, persistent problem and a clear pattern over a long period of time. It's time for him to step aside."

    Gillibrand said "it would be better for our country if he sent a clear message that any kind of mistreatment of women in our society isn't acceptable by stepping aside to let someone else serve."

    With Franken's position appearing untenable, his office issued a statement saying, "Senator Franken will be making an announcement tomorrow. More details to come."

    The calls came as another woman accused Franken of sexual misconduct in an account provided to Politico.

    The demands came in rapid succession after Franken on Wednesday vehemently denied a new sexual misconduct accusation that came from a former Democratic congressional aide, who said he tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006.

    The Minnesota Democrat said in a statement that the allegation, reported by Politico, was "categorically not true."

    The woman, who was not identified, said Franken pursued her after her boss had left and she was collecting her belongings. She said she ducked to avoid his lips, and that Franken told her: "It's my right as an entertainer."

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    "Baby, It's Cold Outside" -- the Harvey Weinstein Christmas anthem.

    I would not mind if that rape-apology of a song were never played again.

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    Yeah. I really hate that song. So fifties--s6

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