Sexual Harassment of Males In the Entertainment Industry

Sexual Harassment of Males In the Entertainment Industry

Since news about movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment of women broke, a number of male celebrities have stepped forward to say that when they were in their teens, 20s, or older, they have faced groping or unwanted sexual actions, and at that, usually from other men (i.e, men in the entertainment industry, such as movie directors, agents, and so forth).

Here are some of the news stories or Tweets about this that I’ve seen so far:

Why it’s also hard for Hollywood’s men to talk about being sexually assaulted

Excerpts:

Actor Todd Bridges talked about being assaulted by his publicist when he was just 11 years old. In the documentary movie An Open Secret, detailing rampant issues of pedophilia in Hollywood, Bridges talked about asking to be written out of an episode of Diff’rent Strokesthat dealt with the issue “because I had myself gone through that, and watching it happen on the show it was like reliving that all over again.”

And then there’s Corey Feldman, who blew the lid off the issue while doing press rounds for his memoir, Coreyography, back in 2013 — and was met with great resistance while doing so. Feldman spoke honestly about having been molested during his early years acting in Hollywood and said that his best friend, the late Corey Haim, had been raped by a Hollywood predator at age 11.

Feldman spoke about his and Haim’s issues with assault with the Hollywood Reporter in 2016.

“He had more direct abuse than I did,” Feldman said. “With me, there were some molestations, and it did come from several hands, so to speak, but with Corey, his was direct rape, whereas mine was not actual rape. And his also occurred when he was 11. My son is 11 now, and I can’t even begin to fathom the idea of something like that happening to him. It would destroy his whole being. As I look at my son, a sweet, innocent, 11-year-old boy and then try to put him in Corey Haim’s shoes, I go, ‘Oh, my God — well of course he was erratic and not well-behaved on sets and things like that.’ What more could we expect of him really? Everybody deals with things differently.”

As this dam slowly begins to break, it appears that more Hollywood men than we know have also suffered from sexual assault and harassment. So why haven’t we heard more about this? Why aren’t they talking about it, too?

“In terms of male sexual trauma, we’re a good generation behind in terms of public awareness, acknowledgement, and building support services,” says Rick Goodwin, a training consultant for 1in6, an organization focused on building programs and support for male victims of sexual assault.

Rob Schneider [actor] Says He Was Sexually Harassed by Director, Harvey Weinstein’s Not Only One

Rob Schneider wants to make one thing clear about Harvey Weinstein — the mogul is no lone wolf, and Rob knows it because he too was sexually harassed by a director.

…Rob says the director is now dead, but the incident has clearly stuck with him.

Terry Crews [actor] reveals he was groped by Hollywood executive

The 49-year-old made the shocking confession in a series of tweets

James Van Der Beek [actor] says he was sexually harassed by ‘older, powerful men’

Dawson’s Creek star says he was groped and the victim of inappropriate sexual conversations, as he voices support for women who have spoken out against Harvey Weinstein

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Numerous Accusations of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct by Democratic Party Backer Movie Producer Harvey Weinstein

Numerous Accusations of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct by Democratic Party Backer Movie Producer Harvey Weinstein

I have a difficult time taking liberals and Democrats seriously when they talk about things such as being against sexism, supporting women, inclusion, and tolerance, when I note most of them seldom speak out against sexism against women when it is committed by liberal or Democrat men, or any of their other favorite groups, as in this case.

Many women – both famous and not, ranging from staff members to movie stars – have come forward the past few days to say that they were raped, groped, or sexually harassed by movie producer Harvey Weinstein, in incidents that took place over a two decade or more time frame.

The news media colluded with Weistein to cover up the charges of sexual misconduct, and the New York Police and D.A. were too inept or unwilling to press criminal charges against Weinstein.

Since these stories about Weinstein broke, other actors and actresses are saying they were groped or sexually abused by other powerful people in the entertainment industry, such as this story.

I find it very obnoxious that a lot of these liberal celebrities or others affiliated with Hollywood like to sit around condemning rank and file, middle class Americans for our perceived shortcomings, or for being conservative or Republican, and they say we are all sexist, yet they themselves abuse women or cover-up sexism.

I’ll either keep updating this post to add new links as more aspects of this story come to light, or I may make a part 2 in the future.

Here are links to news stories about all this (and new headlines are being published every minute, making this a difficult story to keep up with):

Harvey Weinstein allegedly forced oral sex on aspiring actresses and raped employee

SAG-AFTRA Condemns “Disgraceful” Harvey Weinstein

SAG-AFTRA Blasts Harvey Weinstein’s Behavior as ‘Abhorrent’ 

Author and journo NUKES Hollywood on Weinstein: ‘All these leftist actresses expressing shock are LYING’

Report: Matt Damon, Russell Crowe Helped Kill Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Story in 2004

Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades – New York Times, October 5, 2017

Excerpts:

Update: The Weinstein Company’s board has fired Harvey Weinsteinafter reports of sexual harassment complaints against him. Find more coverage here.

…An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company.

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Celebrities With Conservative Derangement Syndrome Fall 2017

Celebrities With Conservative Derangement Syndrome Fall 2017

Is it Fall 2017 already? I first started these Conservative Derangement / Trump Derangement Syndrome posts around January 2017.

In some cases, liberal celebrities don’t just bash Trump, they bash anyone who voted for Trump.

As fall melts into winter, I will edit this post to add any new anti-Trump or Conservative Derangement comments or behavior by celebrities.

Chrissy Tiegen | September 2017

All I know is that she is supposedly a celebrity, but I don’t know who she is. I’m not sure if she is an actress or a model or what.

Chrissy Tiegen makes it known that when she slams the president, she’s NOT just insulting Trump

Chrissy Teigen roasts Ivanka Trump on Twitter, calling out her misuse of the word ‘otherwise’

Robert Redford (movie actor) | September 2017

Robert Redford to Esquire: Trump Is ‘Our Fault,’ Worse ‘Than Nixon’

by C Weaver, Sept 13, 2017

Starring in movies about politics allegedly gives celebrities a political background. At least, that’s what Robert Redford thought in his latest interview.

The actor spoke with Esquire’s Michael Hainey in an interview published on September 13, where he talked about Nixon, Trump, and Mitch McConnell. …

On the subject of Donald Trump, Redford said, “I just think he is who he is. You can’t blame him for being who he is. He’s always been like that. He’s our fault — that’s how I see it.”

Since he starred in All the President’s Men, Redford decided that he had enough political credibility to be able to compare Nixon to Trump: “Whatever Nixon was, whatever his dark side, he was an accomplished politician … I think on the other side, there’s more ignorance.”

Danny Zucker (TV producer) | September 2017

WOW: Modern Family producer tweets ‘Dear Christians … f*ck you’ over DACA , deletes tweet

It seems like DACA has brought out the ugliest (and most hilarious) deleted tweets from our ‘friends’ on the Left. Suppose that’s what happens when your whole set of political ideals is based on emotion rather than fact or reality.

Like this winner from Danny Zuker, producer of Modern Family:

[Tweet said:]

@DunnyZucker

Dear Christians, if you support @realdonaldtrump’s decisin to end DACA your Christianity is bullshit. But on the other hand fuck you. 9/3/17, 10:13 PM

/// end Tweet

Guess Danny doesn’t think Christians watch his show? Or maybe he just doesn’t want them to.

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From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert by Dennis Prager

From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert by Dennis Prager

From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert by Dennis Prager, May 9, 2017

Excerpts:

Whatever the Left dominates, it ruins.

….But more than anything, it [Stephen Colbert’s vulgar commentary on Trump on his late night TV show] exemplified a trend in American life that one could identify without any exaggeration as the unraveling of civil society.

To anyone, liberal or conservative, who grew up watching Johnny Carson on late night TV, the descent from Carson to Colbert is as breathtaking as it is heartbreaking.

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‘The Bachelor’ Star Chris Soules Is Not the Nice Guy ABC Sold Us by Brandy Zadronzy

‘The Bachelor’ Star Chris Soules Is Not the Nice Guy ABC Sold Us by Brandy Zadronzy

Shades of actor Chris O’Dowd, who I would have believed to be a nice guy in real life based on his performance in the ‘Bridesmaids’ movie, but who turned out to be condescending, kind of gross, and a little sexist in real life or via some of the movie roles he went on to accept (read more about that here).

It is always such a bummer to me when I see someone on TV or in a movie – whether it’s a reality program, or a person who is playing a character – who seems like they’d be a genuinely nice person in real life, but they turn out to be rude, arrogant, deviant, or obnoxious in real life.

‘The Bachelor’ Star Chris Soules Is Not the Nice Guy ABC Sold Us

Billed as the charming small town fella—and antidote to the gross Juan Pablo—Soules, who stands accused of leaving the scene of an accident that left a man dead, is anything but.

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Liberal Feminist Celebrities: It’s Not Feminist of You to Scold Women For How They Voted

There have been a number of left wing, celebrity feminists who have shamed or scolded American women (in particular, white women) for how they voted in the 2016 American Presidential elections.

I don’t find it very “feminist” for women to shame other women for whom they voted for! To shame women for how they voted, to cluck disapprovingly at them for how they voted, is rather patronizing and it infantilizes grown women.

I personally did not vote for any one in the 2016 elections (because I did not like any of the candidates who ran), but I’m not about to scold or insult women for how they voted, if they did.

The most recent liberal celebrity to shame women for whom they cast a vote is comedian Tina Fey. She seems quite likable apart from this incident, so this is disappointing.

Actress Lena Dunham and singer Madonna have also shamed or condescendingly lectured women in the last few months over their choice of candidate.

It is not the place for one American woman to call out another American woman for how she voted. I find it especially annoying when this criticism comes out of the mouths of these multi-millionaire movie actors or singers and other entertainers who do not have all or even most of the same concerns as middle class, or lower class, or working class Americans…

Here are links about this (stories covering Tina Fey, Madonna, and Lena Dunham):

Tina Fey to White Women Who Voted for President Trump: ‘It’s Going to Affect You Eventually’ 

Tina Fey calls out the college-educated white women who voted for Trump

Tina Fey warns female Trump voters: His election will come back to haunt you

Tina Fey Blasts White Female Trump Voters: ‘You Can’t Look Away’

Tina Fey to white college-educated women: ‘You can’t look away’ 

Tina Fey calls out white women who voted Trump

Tina Fey Scolds College-Educated Women Who Voted For Trump (Or This Is Why You Lost Part VII)

Excerpts:

These people [liberals, especially liberal celebrities] still don’t get it. You lost because partially because no one likes being what to do, especially when it comes to voting. You called Trump supporters deplorable.

You’re smug. You’re condescending. And that usually doesn’t yield dividends.

You lost. Hillary sucked.

And you’re stuck with Trump for the next four, possibly eight years.

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Ex-‘Power Rangers’ Actor Ricardo Medina Jr. Pleads Guilty to Killing His Roommate

Ricardo Medina: ‘Power Rangers’ Star Confesses To Murdering Roommate

Power Rangers Star Ricardo Medina Jr. Pleads Guilty to Killing Roommate

Former Power Rangers star Ricardo Medina Jr. has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of his roommate and faces jail time.

The 38-year-old, who played the Red Wild Force Ranger on the TV series Power Rangers Wild Force in 2002, was arrested and charged last year in the killing of Josh Sutter in 2015. Prosecutors said the two had gotten into an argument about Medina’s girlfriend and that their fight turned physical and he fatally stabbed Sutter multiple times with a sword.

Ex-‘Power Rangers’ Actor Ricardo Medina Jr. Pleads Guilty to Killing His Roommate

March 16, 2017

Actor Ricardo Medina Jr., whose credits include the series “Power Rangers Samurai,” has pleaded guilty to a felony count of voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of his roommate, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

Medina, 38, admitted an allegation of using a sword in the killing.

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