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Old 11-14-17, 01:37 PM
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This guy though ...

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As reviled as he is right now, I don't really expect him to leave money on the table if he doesn't have a morality clause. Netflix has to cut ties with him, but sounds like they'll have to pay for that action.
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I sort of hate to say this, but a lot of this stuff about 80s and 90s kids' shows being pedophile rape factories reminds me of the old "Satanic Panic" stuff that was going around three decades ago that turned out to be false. If you're old enough to remember the 80s, you'll probably remember the underground network of Satanists that were abducting, raping, and sacrificing thousands of children each year. And the heavy metal music, and Procter & Gamble...

Of course, the Vatican was revealedvto have been running an international pedophile ring, so it's not outside the reallm of possibility that Hollywood has been doing something similar.

I don't doubt that there was some sexual abuse going on, but most of this stuff coming out involves blind items, accusations against unnamed individuals, and a lot of speculation based on the previous two. At some point, someone is going to have to come forward and name names and supply whatever proof they can.
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You’re not wrong. I introduced that webpage into this thread and I certainly don’t believe all of it. I think the most recent one is about Bill Clinton and the Bohemian Grove having Sam Kinison killed.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
If you're old enough to remember the 80s, you'll probably remember the underground network of Satanists that were abducting, raping, and sacrificing thousands of children each year.
Man, times have changed, nowadays that kind of stuff happens at pizza places in DC instead.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
I sort of hate to say this, but a lot of this stuff about 80s and 90s kids' shows being pedophile rape factories reminds me of the old "Satanic Panic" stuff that was going around three decades ago that turned out to be false. If you're old enough to remember the 80s, you'll probably remember the underground network of Satanists that were abducting, raping, and sacrificing thousands of children each year. And the heavy metal music, and Procter & Gamble...

Of course, the Vatican was revealedvto have been running an international pedophile ring, so it's not outside the reallm of possibility that Hollywood has been doing something similar.

I don't doubt that there was some sexual abuse going on, but most of this stuff coming out involves blind items, accusations against unnamed individuals, and a lot of speculation based on the previous two. At some point, someone is going to have to come forward and name names and supply whatever proof they can.
Adam ruins everything covered this on an ep recently.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
I sort of hate to say this, but a lot of this stuff about 80s and 90s kids' shows being pedophile rape factories reminds me of the old "Satanic Panic" stuff that was going around three decades ago that turned out to be false. If you're old enough to remember the 80s, you'll probably remember the underground network of Satanists that were abducting, raping, and sacrificing thousands of children each year.
Those old controversies crossed my mind when reading this stuff, but considering Hollywood's long and storied history with unsavory characters doing abhorrent things while studio heads, agents, publicists and glossy magazines put a pleasant face on it all, I tend to think there are sizeable grains of truth buried none too deeply in a lot of these blind items -- albeit by necessity with a thick coating of mock hysteria and gossipy sarcasm -- simply by virtue of them not involving ridiculous supernatural rituals dreamt up by gawd-fearing hicks to "explain" things. Nowadays, undoubtedly thanks to the existence of the web, complex child porn/pedophile "rings" are brought down with regularity by international, multi-jurisdictional sting operations, proving the existence of "factories" in various senses of the word. And closed-door, hush-hush Hollywood would seemingly be an ideal incubator for such activities, especially in the pre-web era. I'm sure the whole notion of "factories" as its hinted at in the blinds is just so much hyperbole designed to nonetheless suggest the existence of organized networks. Considering the fact that certain "names" keep popping up repeatedly in association with these activities, the tales take on a ring of plausibility even without silly cries of supernatural meddling.


And in other news:

Cinefamily to Permanently Shut Down Following Sexual Harassment Scandal
http://variety.com/2017/film/news/ci...al-1202615228/

and

Harvey Weinstein Sued by Actress Who Claims He Raped Her
http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/har...el-1202615162/

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Here's the full release on Cinefamily's closure:

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Terry Crews publicly named for the first time the high-powered talent agent he claims groped him at an industry party and said he would "not be shamed" about the alleged assault.

"Back in February 2016, I was assaulted by Adam Venit, who is head of the Motion Picture Department at William Morris Endeavor, one of the biggest agencies in the world, period," Crews, 49, said today on "Good Morning America." "He’s connected to probably everyone I know in the business ... I did not know this man. I have never had a conversation with him, ever."
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'Gossip Girl' Star Ed Westwick Accused of Sexual Assault by Third Woman
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ebook_20171115
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Well, so much for the second season of White Gold airing in 2018. I saw in that link that the BBC is refusing to air some Agatha Christie special he's in.
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Harvey Weinstein's Legal Hell: Inside the Coming Civil and Criminal Battles

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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Well, so much for the second season of White Gold airing in 2018. I saw in that link that the BBC is refusing to air some Agatha Christie special he's in.
Man, at the rate this is going, there might not be much to watch next year.
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Sometimes I look at my DVD collection and feel so . . . dirty.
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Originally Posted by Brian T
Sometimes I look at my DVD collection and feel so . . . dirty.
You might want to get rid of those beastiality DVDs then
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Just as an aside, with Christmas music playing early I now can't listen to "Baby It's cold outside" without thinking of Weinstein and co.
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Originally Posted by dex14
'Gossip Girl' Star Ed Westwick Accused of Sexual Assault by Third Woman
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ebook_20171115
Don’t worry, I bet she’s a “feminazi loon” too.
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I use to love going to the Silent Movie Theater back in the early 90s. The seats were uncomfortable but it was a lot of fun. Wonder if "renovation" means they're going to gut it and turn it into something other than a theater. That building has been a movie theater since 1942, dammit.


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Here's the full release on Cinefamily's closure:

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I use to love going to the Silent Movie Theater back in the early 90s. The seats were uncomfortable but it was a lot of fun. Wonder if "renovation" means they're going to gut it and turn it into something other than a theater. That building has been a movie theater since 1942, dammit.
They had remodeled it and installed new chairs and couches. Hell, a couple of years ago RDJ donated the six figures they needed to replace their projection system -- they were able to show everything from 8 mm to 4k. They had dedicated a week or two of RDJ films during that time.
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"Back in February 2016, I was assaulted by Adam Venit, who is head of the Motion Picture Department at William Morris Endeavor, one of the biggest agencies in the world, period," [Terry] Crews, 49, said today on "Good Morning America." "He’s connected to probably everyone I know in the business ... I did not know this man. I have never had a conversation with him, ever."
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...ry?id=51146972
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Actress Hits Harvey Weinstein With Class Action Lawsuit
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Wow a class action lawsuit? How many women did this guy accost? I don't remember ever seeing a class action lawsuit against an individual instead of a corporation.
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The Hollywood Reporter has just filmed its Awards Show Roundtables and has released a partial transcript. Emma Stone is on the panel. At one point, she says how great her agent is and how he helps her. Said agent is Adam Venit. Oops.

Countdown to her firing him begins now...
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Old Vic Says 20 People Reported Misconduct by Kevin Spacey
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/t...imes&smtyp=cur
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Al Franken just got named this morning on an LA Radio station. Story at link. Pics and all.

http://www.kabc.com/2017/11/16/leean...or-al-franken/

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