The revelations (well, it’s not really a revelation) about Harvey Weinstein have turned Hollywood on its head. Outside of Weinstein having settled multiple sexual harassment claims, he’s also been accused of rape. The issue has more and more people in Hollywood stepping out and saying they’ve either been victims of Weinstein or somebody else. This rot is not new. It’s existed for some time but the chickens are coming home to roost. Jay and Neal talk with Amy about this to get her perspective.

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  1. dicentra Member
    dicentra Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Why didn’t the molested women, once they became powerful, drop a dime on Harvey? Why didn’t people who had reason to know what he was doing put a stop to it?

    Because sexual harassers are a dime a dozen in Hollywood. I doubt very much that Gwyneth et al. have been harassed only once by only one person. Instead, that kind of piggishness is so pervasive that if they decided to go on a crusade to rat out sexual harassers, they’d be confounded by the sheer volume of people to accuse.

    Everyone knew about Harvey, but everyone knows about everyone else, too. It’s ACCEPTED. Being groped or propositioned is considered the price of admission to their perverse little club. How and why would they protest about something that’s as ubiquitous as the air they breathe? On what grounds?

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    • October 13, 2017, at 10:32 PM PDT
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  2. Lois Lane Coolidge

    I have never really understood why so many people believe there’s an American “rape culture” that turns men into predators as soon as they’re alone with young women, but it’s becoming clearer to me every year. There is a rape culture. It just doesn’t exist where most Americans live.

    Also, I’ve never seen Love Actually. It only sounded vaguely familiar, so I had to look it up on-line. I’m not the arbiter of film, but I go to the movies regularly. And I love Christmas. Yet I didn’t bother to buy a ticket to that one. Sounded too much like sentimental clap-trap back then and now? Even with Hugh Grant. (At least his sex scandal seemed to be an honest financial transaction???)

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    • October 15, 2017, at 8:31 PM PDT
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