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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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    I swear...it's been months of hell. One thing a victim cannot do, no matter how much counseling they get or how mentally healthy they become, is protect themselves from triggers. They can avoid the news, but that's not a guarantee either. I'll tell you, every day I've been feeling triggered. As happy as it makes me that predators are getting outed and things are turning...it's still been a daily drain on my psyche. Man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRajah View Post
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    The great thing about Trump et al, is that they don't know when to just keep stum. (quiet). Can't wait for those 'witnesses.'

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...tness-accounts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alessandra Kelley 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.
    This explains a lot.

    What it doesn't explain is how the National Enquirer is still in print. Who buys fake news/scandalous celebrity gossip rags in an age when you can get all that on the web for free (and angry older white people can get a steady diet of conservative hate from Fox News etc)? Someone must, but it's been a long time since I've seen anyone at the store pick one up and put it on the belt with their groceries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxxsmom View Post
    This explains a lot.

    What it doesn't explain is how the National Enquirer is still in print. Who buys fake news/scandalous celebrity gossip rags in an age when you can get all that on the web for free (and angry older white l people can get a steady diet of conservative hate from Fox News etc)? Someone must, but it's been a long time since I've seen anyone at the store pick one up and put it on the belt with their groceries.
    It may be the assability from the super market check out line.
    Congressional Republicans are a semi-"courageous" lot. They have no fear of voters, but shake in their boots at the very thought of the NRA or Grover Norquist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoF View Post
    It may be the assability from the super market check out line.
    Yeah, that's the only place I see them for sale, but it's been ages since I've seen anyone actually buy one. People don't even look at the headlines and make joking comments about them anymore--everyone is too busy staring at their phones.
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    Kentuckian state representative Dan Johnson has committed suicide after story came out of his sexual assault of a teenager while acting as her preacher. His denials in interviews were quite eccentric so this was one of the available outcomes for him.

    http://www.wdrb.com/story/37062873/k...-mt-washington

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    PBS suspends Tavis Smiley's show:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...t-allegations/

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    In Canadian news, the UCPA house leader Jason Nixon has recently had a light shone on a firing of a female employee of his in 2005 for reporting sexual harassment. The employee complained to the BC Human Rights Tribunal and won $35,000 for the wrongful dismissal. This was exposed because of UCPA's opposition to parts of Bill 30, a worker protections bill. Specific opposition was to parts of the bill which would require measures by employers to prevent harassment and intimidation.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...aint-1.4444897

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxxsmom View Post
    People don't even look at the headlines and make joking comments about them anymore--everyone is too busy staring at their phones.
    I look at the headlines just to see whether Trump has saved America by leaping into the air to personally intercept a North Korean ICBM. I am always disappointed. He hasn't even sent Hillary to the Wall yet.
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    Morgan Spurlock outs himself before someone else gets the chance, then sort of vaguely wonders if he harassed his employee, apparently raped a girl in college and cheated on everyone he's ever been in a relationship with because he was apparently abused, or has a drinking "problem" that's not clarified or something. He doesn't really wonder if it's just because he's an entitled asshole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornflake View Post
    Morgan Spurlock outs himself before someone else gets the chance, then sort of vaguely wonders if he harassed his employee
    He says, "I would call my female assistant “hot pants” or “sex pants” when I was yelling to her from the other side of the office. Something I thought was funny at the time..."

    And those are just the nicknames he admits to calling her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marian Perera View Post
    He says, "I would call my female assistant “hot pants” or “sex pants” when I was yelling to her from the other side of the office. Something I thought was funny at the time..."

    And those are just the nicknames he admits to calling her.
    If he does turn himself around and make himself part of the solution, that's wonderful. But that post...

    He makes it all about him and his problems. Drinking caused him to abuse and cheat and harass. Depression was the problem. The fact that he was abused as a young man. Yes, I have complete sympathy for him that he was abused, but blaming drink or depression is a cop out. Plenty of men with the same background *don't* do what he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornflake View Post
    Morgan Spurlock outs himself before someone else gets the chance, then sort of vaguely wonders if he harassed his employee, apparently raped a girl in college and cheated on everyone he's ever been in a relationship with because he was apparently abused, or has a drinking "problem" that's not clarified or something. He doesn't really wonder if it's just because he's an entitled asshole.
    Oh my word, what an absolute cringeworthy read. Admitting now that he's done wrong doesn't make him part of the solution, of course must always have known it was wrong. Sexual infidelity (however awful for the relationship) isn't the same as sexual abuse and putting them together implies that it's all part of trying "to make a weak man feel stronger". Par for the course. That is until he's had this recent epiphany that's allowed him to relise the truth about himself.

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