Sexual harassment (Hollywood Case): What do you think about that?

Sexual harassment (Hollywood Case): What do you think about that?
It's totally understandable that in a situation of extreme vulnerability such as this one, women feel powerless and insecure about what to do next. But why wait so long to comment on it (trying to do it justice)?

I mean, some actresses like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow were already very famous and powerful enough to be able to try to do justice (against Harvey Weinstein) on their own and not wait for the case to explode in order to get on board. Why didn't the victims tell what happened before?

Don't misunderstand me, but this seems to me a litte bit of opportunism on their part (and all other women acting that way).


Well this kind of sexual assault in Hollywood should not be tolerated since it involves big stars name not because Harvey Weinstein is a rich man producer in Hollywood and he is immune in any sexual assault he needs to be investigate so that he will never do it again to other actress in Hollywood.
Posted by tophew on 10-15-2017
I read about that case in the news. I don't think any case of sexual harassment (anywhere) should be tolerated. Sometimes the victims are scared or traumatized and don't want to talk about it so they can try to forget it, other times (like this one) the harasser is someone with power and influence that can buy other people's silence or threaten them. Think things through, if you are a woman that was harassed by this guy, denounced it and nobody believed you, the one losing credibility and job opportunities in Hollywood will be you. However, when a victim sees that others suffered the same thing, are denouncing it and are being listen to, they gain the courage to speak up. It's a shame that things like that happen all the time in Hollywood and people cover it up and become accomplices instead of raising up against that kind of injustice. But those people think more about their jobs and reputations than about others.
Posted by Dkaraly on 10-15-2017
The law must be strong enough to deal with sexual harassment. I knew about an 18 years old medical student that got raped by a number of six men. She was very intelligent and inquisitive and her father could do anything for her, being her father's pet. Unfortunately, she didn't survive the rape and the law didn't do anything about it. The rapists escaped and went scot free, but the young medical student died. She was actually rushed to the hospital, but couldn't make it back to life. When the father was given the bad report, he almost committed suicide.
Posted by potentialwriter on 10-15-2017
No matter how rich a producer of a film might be, that doesnt give him the licence to harass women that are under his production anyhow sexually, the law has to take his cause and if the person is found guilty then he has to be punished, sexual harrassment against women is a sin.
Posted by babyright on 10-15-2017
Law never matters when you're rich and famous. Hollywood has always had stuff like this going on for decades. It's nothing new in the industry nor will it ever go away until people start actually enforcing the law against these people regardless of their money and influence. Only then will it go away. However that's not going to be likely. Weinstein was nailed because the tapes of him being recorded got out to the public. That's the only reason. However if you read a lot of biographies of actors and actresses of Hollywood then you'll see how sick and depraved the entire industry is. Sylvester Stallone had to do porn in order to get a foot in the door. Drew Barrymore stated many times over the years that she was passed around at parties as a sexual party favor as a child. George Lucas is a borderline pedophile. Other actresses and actors over the years implied having done sexual favors toward producers in order to get better parts. In fact the actress who plays Cersi in Game of Thrones recently said that because she didn't flirt with the producer, he purposely shifted camera focus from her acting, ect.
Posted by Rhodolite on 10-15-2017
A thin line divides sexual harassment and flirting, consensual sex and rape. If a person you like touches your private parts, without your consent or encouragement, you may not interpret this as a harassment, however, if a person you don't like does the same you might interpret as sexual harassment.
Posted by vinaya on 10-15-2017
You hit the nail on the head with that flirting and sexual harassment. I know of a case that didn’t prosper in court because the girl was proved to be flirting. And when the boy did not respond positively to the flirting, the jilted girl made it appear that the boy was trying to abuse her sexually like groping or forced kissing. That’s the problem with some people. They will do anything just to get even when they are jilted that I believe the saying – hell hath no fury than a woman scorned. That means the men should beware of the women who have eyes for them.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-01-2018
There are too many factors in cases like this so they might have felt shame or it was just a lot more accepted back then and now that they are looking back they feel like they should speak up. I have some experiences from my childhood that weren't sexual but I felt at the time that it was normal and now that I have grown up a bit I look back and I see that they weren't and shouldn't be treated as normal, so I can see why it would take a little while for some people to catch up with their own realizations.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-16-2017
Blackmail is a big fantasy among those into pornography. However, though, the rich have a powerful weapon to actually do this stuff in real life. Nonetheless, they're getting away with it less as years go on. However, though, the question remains, and offense to anyone, but, "Why are the women speaking out now and not then?". Could it be the low morals of the actresses are as despicable as the predator?
Posted by jyy on 10-16-2017
Propaganda. Most of the actress who claimed to have sexual assault were shown having relationship with him. And then suddenly one feminist said and rest of the other women nodded. I mean just guess how many male directors and the people have faced the same. They are trying to paint that only women are suffering. Which is a joke. And I think hollywood's feminism is going to take things in wrong places.
Posted by overcast on 10-16-2017
A lot of time the victims do not speak up for fear of having their careers ruined. Often victims are made to look bad in situations like that. They always turn it around of them and dig up stuff on them that is not even related to the case. When one person finally does come forward then they feel more powerful in groups then to face it alone. Some people just don't want people to know what happened because it is something they just want to put behind them and move on. They come forward to assist somebody else and to back them up to let them know they are not alone and he must pay for what he did. It is not right to allow him to get away with such things.
Posted by Sue on 10-16-2017
I agree. I think that regardless of if this story is true or not it does seem a bit suspicious that everyone decided to accuse him of the same crime at the same time. What we need here are a fair and impartial investigation and a fair and impartial judge if push comes to shove
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-16-2017
I don't know what to think about this, all those women that are well known had money and reputation .....I don't understand how they avoid making a complaint many years ago, what these women waited to happen? I think is their fault, it should not wait so much to make this public. Harvey Weinstein is a sick man and he needs treatment and to be closed in a clinic for this.
Posted by wallet on 10-16-2017
There were some who say they weren't just harassed they were raped. Why didn't the women come forward? Supposedly there was something about a “disclosure confidentiality agreement”; an agreement signed not to discuss. I think that's a load of crock. Who in their right mind would sign an agreement that it was OK to VIOLATE THEM! If somebody raped me I'd take them down! Maybe I might not succeed in court but I sure would try to get the rapist put in jail! RAPE IS A CRIME!
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 10-16-2017
They target the inexperienced and young who don't know and are pressured into doing so. Some did report the crime but it's also about evidence and their word against someone who maybe respected. As we know that doesn't mean they should get a pass, but money does buy silence and eventually that isn't always enough. Not all rapes are successfully prosecuted and that's the fear people have and also losing their reputation or letting their partner know. There are always more than one victim, the parents, partner and maybe even children who get harmed in the process.
Posted by Alexa on 11-07-2017
I not only respect but appreciate your very sound and solid perspective on this. Especially the part about people close to the victim, i.e. spouses, children, etc. also being hurt. It takes great courage for the person who has been violated to come forward. But even if it is years later, that doesn't make what happened to them any less of a violation. Eventually, the victim summoned up the courage to demand justice. Hopefully, justice will be served. Because ... and I will repeat myself ... RAPE IS A CRIME! If a person feels free to sexually harass you ... that is to say that they have no fear of any serious consequences or punishment for their actions and acts ... then what is there to stop them from going to next step, i.e. committing a vile act of assault and forced physical violation?
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 01-10-2018
He should probably be in the adult entertainment business if he wants to act like that during auditions and casting. I don't think that the women accusing him are being opportunistic. It's a bit hard to weigh things sometimes with regards to these matters. You should think of what effect it would be on your career, on your relationships, family, etc if ever you bring the case out into the open.

There are a lot of people who are advising their power and money. People in the entertainment industry. People in the government. They use their power and connections to get women to do their bidding. This has to stop. Women should be respected and not violated.
Posted by limberg on 10-16-2017
Again, I don't understand why they all come out at one time and years later. It's the same deal as with the Cosby accusations. Anyway, it does serve as a warning to the rich, though, that they might not get away with their evil. In that case, they should stop - but I still wonder if the women were more "in on it" then it seems. In that case, it wasn't really harassment, but backstabbing.
Posted by jyy on 10-17-2017
Hollywood always come up with something new once it start to lose spectators, everything the Hollywood does is promotion.
Posted by joey98 on 10-17-2017
The problem now is that people are coming forward with accusations of sexual harassment when it maybe flirting or accidental. In the George Bush case it appears to be an accident, and not manipulated or planned as is the case with Weinstein's victims accounts. The casting couch and basically job promotions in general do rely on whether an attractive person agrees or not to advances. It's wrong, but it's a case of your word against theirs. Yes, people should speak out but only when there is an actual crime. Brushing someones bottom by accident or being told a dirty joke is not sexual harassment but inappropriate behavior.
Posted by Alexa on 11-01-2017
A person publicly revealing sexual harassment is not an easy thing to do. They already feel victimized by the incident. Now, they have to tell the world about their experience and in some cases be victimized and shamed all over again. You also have to realize that it's Hollywood. Not high school. Who can you 'tell' about these sorts of things? There's no teacher or enforcer walking the halls. As well-off adults, it's up to some of these stars to use their power of attorney to make their abusers pay for their crimes. The ones who lack the funds or clout to have high powered lawyers at their disposal, should meet with their agents or management team about protecting them from these predators. No matter how powerful or well-connected they may seem.
Posted by NickJ on 11-06-2017
There's power in multitude than alone,most times victims feels they wouldn't be able to deal it alone, so any time another is ready to tackle the problem, they come out to support, that way they believe they can pull through.Remember two heads are better than one and there's a great force and power in great numbers of people.

Sexual harassment should be tackled head long and I support any female's group ready to fight this course.It never easy for victims.
Posted by lovely on 11-07-2017
True about the strength in numbers thing. Still - I do not understand the rush to accumulate fame, power and money, which are all tools that can protect one from some things that less fortunate people have to endure. Only to have something as horrible as sexual harassment or assault happen to you, and then you choose NOT to utilize those tools you worked so hard to acquire in life. It's like a person training hard to be a boxer and then being afraid to get inside the ring. Use your money, fame and power to let these people know that you aren't going to stand for it. What better use is there for money and high-powered lawyers than to bring the hammer down on people who seek to abuse you?
Posted by NickJ on 12-18-2017
This stuff has been going on for years. I am curious why it is all being reported now. I am not sure why it takes some people so long to come forward. I undertand that they are waiting for others to take the first step, but if something happens to you you are likely not the only one. Report it for others.
Posted by kgord on 11-16-2017
It wasn't opportunism that these ladies were thinking of. They didn't come out at the time because they would not have been believed or it just would have been dismissed. Those men in power took a liberty and this kind of abuse has been going on for many years. We are entering a much more humanitarian way of thinking (the age of Aquarius) and that which isn't right is being corrected on a global scale. Surely these men could not carry on forever with the abuse, it all had to come to an end by coming out into the open at some point. And that point is now. Good for those women who have spoken out, it takes courage.
Posted by JMS on 01-11-2018
I've been hearing about that and what I can say is if a person commits a sexual harassment, whether he's famous or not, he/she should be imprisoned and be sentenced base on the law. Being rich and famous is not an excuse to harass people. For those people who experienced harassment, don't be afraid, to tell the truth, and always seek justice. Never accept any settlement so no one will become a victim again.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 01-30-2018
I am a woman and I understand that it is painful to experience sexual harassment. However, the case in Hollywood is an exception because it seems like there is a hype going on. That an old issue is being raised against a man. My take on that is why only now? For me, if you are harassed sexually and you did not complain to the authorities after a year then that is assumed that you have forgiven the person who did it to you. And if you will raise your point after a year, I don’t think it is still a valid case. I am not talking about the legal angle, what I’m pointing at is the moral angle of the issue.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-03-2018
Since the first accusations of sexual harassment involving powerful Hollywood professionals have surfaced, one question comes to mind: how will the film industry be shaken by these sordid revelations and how will the workplace be moralized? The year 2017 marked by scandals of the type in the main film market of the world.

At first, the culprits were penalized by loss of employment and exclusion from pre-production projects. However, little or nothing was done to prevent abuses in the past and or from now on.

In early December, the Women in Film group created a project to care for the victims of these cases. Cathy Schulman, an Oscar-winning film producer for Crash and president of the institution told the Los Angeles Times that she was surprised by the amount and frequency of sneaking at the movies.
Posted by hermessantos on 03-05-2018