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Old 11-16-17, 11:03 AM
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re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

Is a political thread on this topic going to be needed now, Al Franken can now be added to this thread.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017...t-consent.html
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
Is a political thread on this topic going to be needed now, Al Franken can now be added to this thread.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017...t-consent.html
There already is a thread discussing all the sexual harassment in the politics forum.
Old 11-16-17, 11:26 AM
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re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

To be fair...Franken's "issue" was Pre-Senate in 2006. He was still a comedian/actor in Hollywood on a USO tour with woman accusing him.

But fair enough.
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OMG, next lucky guy up is Sly Stallone:

Sylvester Stallone accused of sexually assaulting 16-year-old girl at Las Vegas hotel in 1980s, police report shows
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
To be fair...Franken's "issue" was Pre-Senate in 2006. He was still a comedian/actor in Hollywood on a USO tour with woman accusing him.

But fair enough.

Is that photo before or after the alleged groping? Looks like he's not actually touching her in that particular photo.
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Originally Posted by The Valeyard
Is that photo before or after the alleged groping? Looks like he's not actually touching her in that particular photo.
I think that's all there is ... and it sounds like she isn't even arguing that he GROPED her, I just heard her describe the photo this way : "his hands were as if they were groping her breasts"
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Originally Posted by joeblow69
I think that's all there is ... and it sounds like she isn't even arguing that he GROPED her, I just heard her describe the photo this way : "his hands were as if they were groping her breasts"
Correct, I never heard her say he actually touched her boobs in that photo. She described it as him acting as if...
EDIT: I just saw a Yahoo story where they're saying she DID say he touched them. But That's not what i heard.

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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Correct, I never heard her say he actually touched her boobs in that photo. She described it as him acting as if...
EDIT: I just saw a Yahoo story where they're saying she DID say he touched them. But That's not what i heard.
Yeah, it's pretty bad reporting on this part of the story. I would THINK that if they were claiming he groped her breasts that would have been a bigger part of the story? but I dunno
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No way!
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Apparently the crazy days/nights site is pointing out that they had the Sly Stallone Blind Item a couple years ago - and it looks right on the money with what came out today.

However, if there's no actual police report of the incident (still not determined) - how do we know someone isn't using this BI rumour to fit their situation? And how can we know others aren't looking to do the same with other BI's/rumours?
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Oh for Christ’s sake....31 years ago?

Now this is getting ridiculous.

I’m now waiting for someone to accuse Charlton Heston of assault on the set of Ben Hur.

There has to be a statute of limitations where any of these accusations are even worth mentioning.

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Yeah, stop reporting sexual assaults ya frigging goofballs!
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Apparently there have been several complaints about Jeffrey Tambor's behavior on the set of "Transparent", and an internal investigation was launched. The producers and writers are looking into wrting Tambor out of further seasons.



http://tvline.com/2017/11/16/transpa...trace-lysette/
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Originally Posted by DJariya
Oh for Christ’s sake....31 years ago?

Now this is getting ridiculous.

I’m now waiting for someone to accuse Charlton Heston of assault on the set of Ben Hur.

There has to be a statute of limitations where any of these accusations are even worth mentioning.
There is no statute of limitations (in the court of public opinion anyway) on pulling a train on a 16 year old.
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Originally Posted by DJariya
Oh for Christ’s sake....31 years ago?

Now this is getting ridiculous.

I’m now waiting for someone to accuse Charlton Heston of assault on the set of Ben Hur.

There has to be a statute of limitations where any of these accusations are even worth mentioning.
I am not a women, but I think women finally feel free to talk about this now without the fear of having it turned around on them. Harvey Weinstein sort of opened up the can of worms of certain men's behavior for the longest time, and now the floodgates are open.

Just think of someone coming out in 1999 accusing Weinstein (When Miramax was winning Academy Awards every year) or any big time actor of sexual harassment, sexual assault, etc? Usually they would get it turned around where they would go through the women's sexual history and frame it that she was either asking for it or she had an axe to grind because she didn't land some role. Right now any women who speaks out is getting the benefit of the doubt (I hope the pendulum doesn't swing too much because everyone has a right to innocent until proven guilty).

I still think it's a generational thing (mostly) as being 45 years old, I just don't see this type of behavior in my workplace among my colleagues (in terms of just pure Mad Men sexist behavior towards women in the workplace). But I still do see it from older men (clients and some employees) because they grew up in this atmosphere and it's very creepy when I see them talk to women in that way. I still remember when I first started working in the 80's, and it was ALOT different then it is now between men and women and men would say a lot of things off the cuff to them. Our generation grew up in the PC era (this is the one time I think Politcal Correctness actually helped) and you just don't see this type of behavior as much towards women anymore.
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Originally Posted by The Valeyard
Is that photo before or after the alleged groping? Looks like he's not actually touching her in that particular photo.
Exactly. You can see he is playing it for a joke and no groping took place there.

Just checking her Wiki page i see she considers herself a Conservative, voted for George W. twice and she works for Fox. Uh-huh.
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Originally Posted by joeblow69
I think that's all there is ... and it sounds like she isn't even arguing that he GROPED her, I just heard her describe the photo this way : "his hands were as if they were groping her breasts"
It says in the article, and i quote "I couldnít believe it. He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep. I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated. How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think itís funny? I told my husband everything that happened and showed him the picture."

She just wants to jump on this bandwagon. This is one case i don't believe for a second.
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Originally Posted by james2025a
Exactly. You can see he is playing it for a joke and no groping took place there.

Just checking her Wiki page i see she considers herself a Conservative, voted for George W. twice and she works for Fox. Uh-huh.
I think if you read my post right before yours, your statement pretty much sums up why women are hesitant to come out about stuff like this. Your reasoning for not believing her is essentially that she is a Republican? Franken ran for Election in 2008 and 2014, and she did not bring this up as it could have sunk him in the polls like Roy Moore in Alabama. She also said yesterday (To Jake Tapper) she accepts his apology and doesn't think he should resign.
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Originally Posted by DJariya
Oh for Christís sake....31 years ago?

Now this is getting ridiculous.

Iím now waiting for someone to accuse Charlton Heston of assault on the set of Ben Hur.

There has to be a statute of limitations where any of these accusations are even worth mentioning.
WTF is wrong with you??? Some may be not true and bandwagon jumping but come on.
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Not to be a complete asshole, but I think the age of consent in NV is 16. Once you go into something like an "unwanted train" or feel threaten/unsafe, then that changes things.
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Originally Posted by james2025a
It says in the article, and i quote "I couldn’t believe it. He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep. I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated. How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny? I told my husband everything that happened and showed him the picture."

She just wants to jump on this bandwagon. This is one case i don't believe for a second.
He also forced her to tongue kiss. There’s more to the story.

Also, the photo was distributed amongst all her peers working on the USO show. He’s a creep.
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He also forced her to tongue kiss. Thereís more to the story.

Also, the photo was distributed amongst all her peers working on the USO show. Heís a creep.
The photographer said the photo is staged and they are fake sleeping. Someone who was there said they were all joking and laughing. And Roger Stone said Franken is going to get his well before the story came out. Something doesn't smell right on this one.
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The photographer said the photo is staged and they are fake sleeping. Someone who was there said they were all joking and laughing. And Roger Stone said Franken is going to get his well before the story came out. Something doesn't smell right on this one.
The accuser says she was sleeping. She couldn't have been more clear about it. I'll believe her for now.
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She also said she forgives him and, in response to his personal letter to her, said, "That's great" non-sarcastically. I'll believe her for now as well.

(it doesn't excuse the shitty thing he did, but she's accepting the apology and, assuming she's the only one he did this to, it seems like that's where this story ends should end.)

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