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Old 11-22-23, 09:47 PM
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Re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

Originally Posted by leacha
That's a name I haven't heard in a long time.​​​
According to the complaint, he was there for part of the alleged assault.

https://www.documentcloud.org/docume...edy-v-axl-rose

The accuser, Sheila Kennedy, was a Penthouse Pet of the Year and occasional actress (notably, the 1983 T&A flick Elle), and a houseguest on Big Brother 9.


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Re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

I am surprised there isn't a wing in the LA courthouse to deal with just accusations against members of Motley Crue.
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Re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

Clicking through on that Jamie Foxx link, I noticed a related story in the sidebar from Monday that I donít think was mentioned here, although the defendantís name was in todayís trifecta.

Bill Cosby Pt. 2:
https://www.cnn.com/2023/11/20/us/bi...act/index.html
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Re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
I wonder if Riki Rachtman is going to have to testify in that trial...
Originally Posted by leacha
That's a name I haven't heard in a long time.​​​
Yeah really. Headbangers Ball!

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
According to the complaint, he was there for part of the alleged assault.

https://www.documentcloud.org/docume...edy-v-axl-rose

The accuser, Sheila Kennedy, was a Penthouse Pet of the Year and occasional actress (notably, the 1983 T&F flick Elle), and a houseguest on Big Brother 9.
Yikes, that's quite a disturbing read.
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Re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

Originally Posted by cultshock
Yikes, that's quite a disturbing read.
I got as far as the part that went: Rose told Kennedy her friend wasn't hot enough to be invited to a private party, so she apologized to her friend and went to the party...

It's important not to victim-blame, and I'm sure what happened next may be disturbing, but.. that was a weird way to set the scene for the complaint. Possibly "admirably honest," I suppose.
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Re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

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I got as far as the part that went: Rose told Kennedy her friend wasn't hot enough to be invited to a private party, so she apologized to her friend and went to the party...


That kind of stuff happens all the time with regular people. When I was younger, I saw it happen more times than I'd care to admit.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
(notably, the 1983 T&F flick Elle)
Track and Field?
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Track and Field?
Tits and fanny?
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Old 11-28-23, 05:32 PM
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Tits and full bush?
Old 11-28-23, 05:50 PM
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Tits and full bush?
Tits and fur. I distinctly remember some nice full bush when I saw it on HBO way back in the day.

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Re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

Producer Joel Silver reportedly fired from a couple of movies due to verbal abuse of female executives. He produced so many big movies in the 80s and 90s. Ex. Lethal Weapon, The Matrix.

https://variety.com/2023/film/news/a...73e828aa12daf1



For the past few years, Joel Silver has kept a relatively low profile, his most recent credit on the little-seen “SuperFly” remake of 2018. Still, the hard-charging producer behind some of the biggest hits of the ’80s and ’90s was attempting to mount a comeback. And his prospects looked promising with a series of feature film and TV projects at Amazon that were based on Donald E. Westlake’s Parker noir crime novels.

Alas, the Silver comeback has hit a snag. Sources say Amazon has fired the polarizing Hollywood figure from at least two films — one starring Mark Wahlberg, the other Jake Gyllenhaal — for being verbally abusive to two female executives. But sources close to Silver say Amazon is retaliating against the producer after he pushed back on the studio’s calls to use artificial intelligence to finish a movie during the strike. Amid the chaos, Silver’s longtime friend Robert Downey Jr. has quietly exited one of the projects.

What no one is disputing is that Silver has been relieved of his producing duties on a Gyllenhaal-led remake of the 1989 action film “Road House” that was nearly complete when the SAG-AFTRA strike began in July. Silver produced the original “Road House” for United Artists. He is also no longer producing “Play Dirty,” a Wahlberg vehicle that will mark the first project adapted from the series of popular Parker crime books that were written under the pseudonym Richard Stark. An Amazon spokesperson says Silver “fulfilled his obligations on ‘Road House’ and he will not be working on ‘Play Dirty.'” Silver’s longtime associate, private investigator Anthony Pellicano, says, “The parting of the ways is amicable. He was not fired. There were just disagreements with creative concerns.” Silver is repped by attorney Bryan Freedman, but he declined comment.

Sources say Silver berated several staffers including
Amazon Studios and MGM marketing head Sue Kroll and Amazon film head Courtenay Valenti over differing visions for his films. Both executives have worked with the producer for decades, dating back to when they were top executives at Warner Bros. and Silver was a major force at the studio. In recent months, Silver was allegedly incensed over the release strategy of “Road House,” a reboot of an action film that helped solidify Patrick Swayze’s star power back in the late ’80s. The Doug Liman-helmed film, which sees Gyllenhaal playing a former UFC fighter who winds up working security in a Florida dive bar, will likely be released in early 2024 as a streaming title under Amazon’s MGM label. Silver, who wanted a theatrical release, is expected to still receive a producing credit because the film is complete, but he will not be involved in any marketing or distribution conversations going forward. (An insider says “Road House” is one of the highest-testing films for Liman, the director behind the “Bourne” series.)


Silver sources push back on the verbal abuse claims and instead say the producer was penalized for raising concerns about Amazon wanting to use AI to finish “Road House” production during the strike. (AI became a significant sticking point in negotiations between actors and the studios before the two sides came to terms on an agreement on Nov. 9.) Amazon strongly denies that it wanted to use AI. A representative for Liman declined to comment.

Meanwhile, the film “Play Dirty” was poised to reunite Silver with his frequent collaborators Downey Jr. and screenwriter and director Shane Black. Last year, Downey Jr. had signed on to play the ruthless thief Parker, a character portrayed over the years by a host of A-list actors including Jason Statham (2013’s “Parker”), Mel Gibson (1999 “Payback”), Robert Duvall (1973’s “The Outfit”) and Lee Marvin (1967’s “Point Blank”). Black, who last worked with Silver on the 2016 Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling buddy film “The Nice Guys” for Warners, co-wrote the “Play Dirty” screenplay. He was also on board to direct. But sources say Downey Jr. quietly dropped out and was replaced by Wahlberg. It is unclear if Downey Jr.’s recent exit was related to Silver being booted. The actor has a longstanding relationship with the producer, while his wife, Susan Downey, worked for Silver before forming a producing company with her husband.

Though Silver is one of the most successful producers of his generation, with more than 60 films to his credit including the “Lethal Weapon” and “Die Hard” franchises as well as the long-running “Tales From the Crypt” TV series, he was known as a volatile figure. In recent years, Hollywood has grown increasingly intolerant of behavior once considered the norm among producers. In 2021, Scott Rudin stopped working following an exposť in The Hollywood Reporter on his bullying of staff.
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Re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

I'm shocked.

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Yeah, nothing too surprising there, and certainly standard procedure among a lot of producers, particularly of a certain age or era like him. Iím remember reading Ďinsiderí stories like this about him back in the 90ís. To be honest, Iíve always wondered if there was worse dirt on him out there (things that sometimes seemed barely hinted at in articles or books like ĎYouíll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Againí), because this news kinda fits in with what we already knew about him and doesnít make him look any more egotistical or Iíll-tempered than heís always been. I do wonder if it will draw out more people with stories, though.
Old 12-02-23, 09:41 AM
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On the face of it, the story seems to be that he disagreed with and shouted at people who were trying to circumvent the strike with AI and release to streaming rather than theatrically.

Why does it matter that they're women?
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Originally Posted by ntnon
On the face of it, the story seems to be that he disagreed with and shouted at people who were trying to circumvent the strike with AI and release to streaming rather than theatrically.

Why does it matter that they're women?
That depends on his behavior, perhaps he was just a dick or he was a sexist dick. Treating people like shit doesn't seem to fly anymore, just you are the big producer guy.
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Iím fairly sure the creepy story of DANCES WITH WOLVES actor Nathan Chasing Horse appeared in this thread some time ago, probably when his assaults and other schemes got him arrested and charged in Nevada, but now thereís new/old allegations being brought to light up here in Canada:

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Why werenít we believed?
Allegations of sexual assault against actor Nathan Chasing Horse were made as early as 2009 in Alberta. Charges were filed against him in the U.S. earlier this year, while women in three Canadian provinces have come forward with similar allegations.

https://www.cbc.ca/newsinteractives/...nt-we-believed


The article is basically a recap of this new episode of CBCís The Fifth Estate. Iím not sure if this is available outside of Canada, but just in case here it is:

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Joel's always been a hothead. He verbally abused Roger Rabbit.
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Re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

Originally Posted by Brian T
Iím fairly sure the creepy story of DANCES WITH WOLVES actor Nathan Chasing Horse appeared in this thread some time ago, probably when his assaults and other schemes got him arrested and charged in Nevada, but now thereís new/old allegations being brought to light up here in Canada:

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Why werenít we believed?
Allegations of sexual assault against actor Nathan Chasing Horse were made as early as 2009 in Alberta. Charges were filed against him in the U.S. earlier this year, while women in three Canadian provinces have come forward with similar allegations.

https://www.cbc.ca/newsinteractives/...nt-we-believed


The article is basically a recap of this new episode of CBCís The Fifth Estate. Iím not sure if this is available outside of Canada, but just in case here it is:
https://youtu.be/daDDuTW7BF0?si=Gq0VKSsn-BIC5-Ub
Yeah I posted about his arrest either here or in the "Other" forum, I can't remember. It's a wild story.
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Re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

This is not necessarily Movie related but it is Entertainment related.

Go-Go's guitarist Jane Wiedlin accuses DJ Rodney Bingenheimer of sexually abusing her as a teen


Jane Wiedlin, a guitarist for the chart-topping all-female rock band the Go-Go's, has accused radio DJ and former nightclub impresario Rodney Bingenheimer of sexually abusing her when she was a teenager in the 1970s.

Wiedlin went public with her allegations in an in-depth Rolling Stone report published Monday, in which four other women accused Bingenheimer of similar misconduct. The allegations come about eight months after Kari Krome, a songwriter and co-founder of the all-female 1970s band the Runaways, alleged in a lawsuit that Bingenheimer groomed and sexually assaulted her when she was underage.

Bingenheimer did not reply to a detailed list of questions about the allegations, according to Rolling Stone. A representative for Bingenheimer didn't immediately respond to EW's request for comment.
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Meanwhile, in France and Quebec recently . . .

Gerard Depardieu doc sends shockwaves through French film industry
https://www.screendaily.com/news/ger...188725.article
Gťrard Depardieu documentary shows ‘vile’ footage of sexist behaviour
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https://www.theguardian.com/film/202...xist-behaviour

Gerard Depardieu stripped of Order of Quebec after vulgar comments caught on camera
https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/gerard-d...mera-1.6685876

​​​​​​​The documentary showed footage of Depardieu on a trip to North Korea in 2018 to mark the secretive state’s 70th anniversary. The actor, who had travelled to Pyongyang with a TV crew and knew he was being filmed, made obscene comments to women, and about women, repeatedly sexually harassed a female translator and made sexual comments about a child at an equestrian centre whom he saw riding a horse. On Friday, the footage was described by the leftwing member of the European parliament Manon Aubry as “vile”.
​​​​​​​In Thursday’s documentary, the actor Sarah Brooks, who appeared in a TV series with Depardieu in 2015, alleged that one day, while the actors were standing for a photo, he had repeatedly forced his hand into her shorts, despite her repeatedly pushing him off. When she protested to those TV crew around her that Depardieu had put his hands in her shorts, she claims the star replied: “I thought you wanted to succeed in cinema,” and everyone laughed.
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Depardieu doesn't surprise me in the least.

My bro-in-law works in the film industry and said Depardieu was one of the biggest assholes he's ever had the misfortune to work around.
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I don't care for Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, but it looks like his multi-million dollar empire is in complete collapse after the recent sexual assault allegations against him.

His Hulu reality show was dropped

https://deadline.com/2023/12/hulu-dr...lt-1235667527/

Lost a bunch of sponsorships and partnerships

https://www.vibe.com/news/business/d...ns-1234830510/


I was in college when he was at the height of his fame and big-time rap and hip hop producer.

I hate the word, but if he is guilty, he should lose fucking everything and be "cancelled" like R. Kelly and rotting in a prison cell.
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Back to France again . . .

Emmanuelle Debever: Prosecutors probe death of Gerard Depardieu accuser
Paris prosecutors are investigating the apparent suicide of an actress who alleged she was sexually assaulted decades ago by Gťrard Depardieu.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-67715911
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Jesus... Villeneuve should have cast Depardieu as Baron Harkonnen in Dune.


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The claims against Depardieu isn't surprising in the least. Years ago he admitted to participating in multiple rapes when he was a kid.

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