Everyone in Hollywood is a sex offender

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Re: Everyone in Hollywood is a sex offender

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:33 pm

Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in prison.
Cosby, 81, has also been categorised as a sexually violent predator, meaning he must undergo counselling for life and be listed on the sex offender registry.
Also, Cosby's publicist compared him to Jesus. I'm not making this up :-I

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Re: Everyone in Hollywood is a sex offender

Post by Madeline (?) » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:32 pm

I can see the comparison, since they both died on a hill for no good reason.

I’m glad that Cosby at least is going to see some jail time.

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Re: Everyone in Hollywood is a sex offender

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:54 pm

Eric Esquivel, who writes the comic book "Border Town" for Vertigo, was recently outed as an abusive creep.

Here's a statement from Ramon Villalobos, the comic's artist:


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Re: Everyone in Hollywood is a sex offender

Post by Pocket (?) » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:19 pm

Something that came up yesterday: Most of the abuse scandals that came to light in the past year had been known about and whispered about for years, sometimes decades. Surely it eventually reached the ears of people who work for celebrity gossip magazines and shows. They had the chance to bust wide open one of the biggest stories in their entire history, and they chose to sit on it. What were they trying to protect? Their reputation? They're the fucking paparazzi. Everyone in the industry already despised them. The reputations of the abusers? Again, they're the fucking paparazzi. They've never cared about anyone but themselves. No, the most likely reason is that they had abusers of their own in the upper ranks, and were afraid that if something like #MeToo happened, they'd be next.

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Re: Everyone in Hollywood is a sex offender

Post by Juju&Lulu (?) » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:35 pm

It's more or less a known secret that the reason even the most staunch opponents of MLK Jr. never went hard after him on his extramarital affairs was because they were afraid it would set a precedence for the media to go after them for theirs. so yeah this is nothing new.

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Re: Everyone in Hollywood is a sex offender

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:19 pm

Sometimes it's a case of the news getting reported, but never gaining traction. Bill Cosby's predatory action has been reported in the news before, but nobody gave a shit until the Hannibal Burness skit leaked.

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Re: Everyone in Hollywood is a sex offender

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:45 pm

Less than 2 weeks after John Lassetter left his job at Disney, Skydance Studio hired him to lead their animation division.

What the fuck?

EDIT: This Onion video sums it up:


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Re: Everyone in Hollywood is a sex offender

Post by minty (?) » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:47 pm

He says he learned his actions may have unintentionally made some people uncomfortable. Yeah no. He's learned nothing. And why should he? He gets the job that puts him in a position to harass more women. What does he have to learn? By hiring him, this jackass studio is saying it's okay.

There's no way that he didn't know that hugging women against their will, staring creepily at them and so on didn't upset them. The boys club in animation needs to die already.

(I'm not saying don't hire male animators of course, just don't let this crap happen. And don't give me any of this talented genius nonsense. Being good at something isn't an excuse to be a creep.)

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Re: Everyone in Hollywood is a sex offender

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:46 am

At this point, it feels like the #metoo momentum is dying if not already dead. We're probably going to see more of the harassers getting new work, even if they're no longer as big as they used to.

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Re: Everyone in Hollywood is a sex offender

Post by Pocket (?) » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:26 am

In other news, this just happened.
Callender's suit alleges that Pitchford "breached his fiduciary duties by exploiting Gearbox employees and property to fund Pitchford’s private cravings," and one portion of the suit makes two sensational accusations about Pitchford's behavior: that he accidentally left a selection of "underage" pornography on a USB stick at a restaurant, and that he used his company's money to host parties where "adult men have reportedly exposed themselves to minors, to the amusement of Pitchford."

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Re: Everyone in Hollywood is a sex offender

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:11 am

On one hand, Pitchford confirmed he did leave a USB drive full of porn and company documents at Medieval Times, which is pretty damn stupid. Jesus, dude.

On the other hand, if his/Gearbox's statements are true, the lawyer also sounds like he's trying to imply more than the facts warrant. Calling it "underage" porn if it was "barely legal" is probably enough of a lie to backfire on the lawyer (even if Pitchford's defense is utterly groan-worthy).

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Re: Everyone in Hollywood is a sex offender

Post by Madeline (?) » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:23 am

Mr. Big wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:46 am
At this point, it feels like the #metoo momentum is dying if not already dead. We're probably going to see more of the harassers getting new work, even if they're no longer as big as they used to.
This is kind of a strange assumption to make on the week where R. Kelly finally saw his career begin to implode, thanks to Surviving R. Kelly. As with Cosby, his awfulness has been an open secret for over 25 years, but it was always treated as a joke until very recently. Now everyone knows that he was holding underage girls as slaves in his mansion.

You were never going to see every single accused person held to account forever. Sure, it sucks that Lasseter is getting a new job, but I highly doubt that this new studio is going to have the reach and power of Disney. He’s an older man, this is a step down even if it isn’t the shunning he deserves, and the best years of his career are now over. LouisCK might be getting club gigs and gaining some right wings fans, but people are pushing back against him and his asshole stand-up-comic buddies trying to exonerate him in the media. He’s never again going to have the clout and influence he had a year and a half ago. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Kevin Spacey is still facing charges. Harvey Weinstein goes to trial in May. More victims have been able to come forward and not have their stories buried and forgotten, even if it isn’t with the same speed as you saw in fall 2017. Do you think anyone would have dared to take on a platinum-selling pop star with a 6-hour documentary before #metoo? Not bloody likely.

You’re not going to get every win that you want to have. It sucks but you have to accept that and keep fighting anyway. Every win that you do get makes it easier to gain traction. But the point of activism is that it never ends, because you’re always going to have to fight against complacency and short memories and people wanting to undermine what you’ve accomplished.

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Re: Everyone in Hollywood is a sex offender

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:03 pm

Yeah, thinking it through, it did seem unrealistic that every single one of them will be held accountable, although you are correct about R. Kelly, and that while John Lasseter may have a new job, he no longer has the prestige as his old position at Disney and Pixar, and reactions from both the people inside animation and even the Paramount executives (they were not informed of the hiring until right before the news broke and are rather upset about it) makes it clear they won't tolerate his behavior anymore.

Sorry, didn't mean to sound cynical. I know I shouldn't assume the worst about everything, although at the same time I know we should all be cautious and pay attention.

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Re: Everyone in Hollywood is a sex offender

Post by minty (?) » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:09 pm

The fact that a lot of people are calling this out on social media is a good sign. You get a few nerds saying "But he's responsible for my childhood!" here and there, but there's more backlash than positive comments about him (or rather, defensive.)

And yeah, I can understand being disappointed by the news about him being an abuser, but a lot of people worked on Pixar movies. The important thing is keeping out abusers in the future.

Once again, I think some of the defensiveness comes from "but if I like Toy Story, does this make me bad?" the same way it came with Ren and Stimpy, Loud House, etc. but there is a limit.

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