Hollywood is shaken and stirred .The Harvey Weinstein blow back ,is REAL!
The latest person to come forward is stage and screen star Anthony Rapp. Some might know him from several films including “Rent” Rapp is currently starring in CBS’s “Star Trek Discovery”
A few days ago Anthony Rapp alleged in an interview with BuzzFeed that actor Kevin Spacey picked him up, put him on his bed and “was trying to get with me sexually” back in 1986, when Rapp was 14 years old. Rapp added that one day he met with a lawyer to discuss possible legal action, who told him there was no case worth pursuing.
This is significant statement. Sexual harassment has been a part of Hollywood since its inception. If you worked in Hollywood the sexual maze is just one of the obstacles. Its a small community. Many agents, managers, sent clients on meetings with known sexual predators, known pedophiles hoping for the best. If your an attorney and want to continue to work in Hollywood, you look away. A complaint against a successful, actor, director, screenwriter, casting agent, could limit his ability to earn in Hollywood.
Today, there are many in Hollywood, fearful of retribution. Many are in a holding mode, waiting to see if what blow back if any. those who came forward may face .
In response, to Anthony Rapp accounting. Spacey said he didn’t remember the encounter, given the incident was alleged to have occurred 30 years ago, but added… “if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior … This was followed by an earth shattering announcement. Like Ricky Martin’s and Barry Manilow , Kevin Spacey tells the world he is gay man.
2pm Monday October 30, 2017. Netflix Cancelled Kevin Spacey’s “House of Cards”
Male victims of sexual harassment are slow to speak
Terry Crews tweeted about his fear of being – quote, unquote – “ostracized” if he pursued any further action against an executive that he said groped him last year. James Van Der Beek – when he said he’d been groped many times as a young actor, tweeted that, quote, “there’s a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome.”
Male victims, like female victims felt like, if I speak up, then I’m going to pay the price for this.
Is the public ready to hear Corey Feldman?
Corey Feldman and Todd Bridges tales of rape of molestation was downplayed many years ago . Both were on a downward spiral and perhaps were dismissed by many because of their documented issues of substance abuse. Corey Feldman told the Hollywood Reporter that he and Corey Haim were repeatedly molested as child stars. Todd Bridges of Different Strokes fame said he was molested by his male publicist when he was 11.
As recently as 2016, Feldman testified to The Hollywood reporter that he and Corey Haim were repeatedly molested as child stars.
“All these men were all friends,” Feldman said of the perpetrators. “Ask anybody from our group of kids at that time. They were passing us back and forth to each other.”
Feldman has said Haim’s experience was worse. “He had more direct abuse than I did,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “With me, there were some molestations, and it did come from several hands, so to speak, but with Corey, his was direct rape.”
In his book, Feldman writes that Haim was raped at age 11 on the set of the 1986 film “Lucas,” which co-starred up-and-comers Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder.
“The man who had stolen his innocence,” Feldman writes, “ . . . walks around now, one of the most successful people in the entertainment industry, still making money hand over fist.”
For legal reasons, Feldman says he cannot name names. “Unfortunately California conveniently enough has a statute of limitations that prevents that from happening,”
Today, in light of the Weinstein wind, he says he will name, names. However he needs to raise 10 million dollars where he would name names in the movie.
No Movies About Pedophilia in Hollywood
In 2014, director Amy Berg struggled to find distribution for “An Open Secret,” her documentary about rampant pedophilia in Hollywood. For her 2006 doc “Deliver Us From Evil,” uncovering the very same crimes in the Catholic Church, Berg won an Oscar nomination.
In 2014, SAG-AFTRA threatened to sue Berg over “An Open Secret” unless she cut all references to the union’s Young Performers Committee, along with most of her interview with one of Hollywood’s most vocal watchdogs. It’s clear why SAG-AFTRA was alarmed: In her doc, Berg reveals that convicted child molesters still openly work in Hollywood, with children, today.
Berg stood up to SAG-AFTRA, but unsurprisingly, her film never gained traction — no streaming service, no cable outlet would pick it up. “An Open Secret” — a pirated, pre-commercial version — appeared on YouTube, where it has since racked up over one million views.