as a middle aged man and a huge fan of the movies I have to say I am absolutley disgusted, livid and so damn angry by the Harvey Weinstein scandal that has rocked the entertainment arena these last few weeks – reading the accusations by actresses throughout the globe has left a sour taste in my mouth and made me sick to my stomach thinking what other perverts, sexual predators lurk behind their masks of power – and just to be clear I feel Weinstein is the tip of the iceberg, there are others who have abused or humiliated and this has to be stopped – and in my opinion the only way to do this is for the victims of abuse (and there are many) to start naming names, bring these creeps out into the public domain and stop making oscar like speeches whether that be on social media or at luncheons expressing on how you don’t feel alone anymore and start helping the less fortunate who look up to a lot of these big stars by publicly naming the directors/producers etc who assaulted you when you were younger? Reese Witherspoon recently came out and said she was assaulted multiple times when she was 16 – has she named those who abused her NO why not? surely if the likes of an A lister came out and named her abuser this would give others less prominent the strength to make the same stand. Another is Jennifer Lawrence who usually never shy’s away in shouting from the rooftops over equality in pay for actresses etc but did she name the producers who she recently claimed degraded her when she was much younger? no she did not and why? I also don’t understand actresses who not only have come out and talked about their abuse but in recent years have been seen in the company of their abuser smiling, arm in arm? if it was me I would be miles away from the creep – YES my heart breaks for these ladies but the truth also needs to be heard, why have the majority stayed silent for so long? why take in some cases hush money and the promise to further ones career whilst altogther helping your abuser to victimise others? Shame on you all for allowing this to happen and Shame on those the likes of Quentin Tarantino who recently announced that he had knowledge of some of the Weinstein accusations and did nothing, I am sure he is not the only one either who knew what was happening, why would you stay friends with or keep your mouth shut knowing that this monster was at large choosing instead to turn a blind eye. Wouldn’t it be so refreshing for stars to come out and say “YES you know what I was abused when I was younger and then name & shame their abuser” NOW that’s what I call being corageous…..
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