The Disgrace that is Harvey Weinstein -- and Other Sexual Predators

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Post by Lunaluz » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:47 pm

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/celebr ... id=U142DHP

MSN has the longer article from Salma Hayek.

It literally made me mad enough that I cried. ENOUGH !



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Weinstein needs to spend the rest of his life in prison. After the trials and guilty verdicts, of course.



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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:06 pm
http://amp.kentucky.com/news/politics-g ... ssion=true
Kentucky Republicans call for resignation of GOP lawmaker accused of molesting girl

On New Year’s Eve 2012, Johnson, who was elected to the state House in 2016, allegedly forcibly kissed, groped and used his finger to penetrate Maranda Richmond, then 17, despite her asking him to stop, according to a report by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.

Richmond went to police about the allegations in April 2013, according to KyCIR. After Richmond and her father, Cliff, failed to get Johnson to confess on tape, the Louisville Metro Police Department closed its case without ever interviewing Johnson, KyCIR reported.

Johnson, who goes by the nickname “Pope,” is the “bishop” of Heart of Fire Church in Louisville. He represents the 49th House District in a portion of Bullitt County.
Johnson is not new to controversy. While he was running for office in Bullitt County, Johnson was denounced by the Republican Party of Kentucky and was asked to step down after news reports that he posted racist images on his Facebook page.

“Dan Johnson’s comments and social media posts are outrageous and have no place in today’s political discourse,” state party chairman Mac Brown said in a written statement at the time. “They represent the rankest sort of prejudice present in our society and do not in any way, shape or form represent the views of the Republican Party of Kentucky or the many fine candidates representing us on the ballot this November.”

Report: Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide



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Post by maydijo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:27 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:07 pm
Weinstein needs to spend the rest of his life in prison. After the trials and guilty verdicts, of course.
Is it really mean of me to hope he goes to one of those rape-y jails?



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Tavis Smiley does not surprise me. Neither did Matt Lauer.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, will retire from Congress after finishing his current term, according to the Washington Examiner.

"GOP source confirms: @farenthold is retiring under pressure from @SpeakerRyan," said a tweet Thursday from David Drucker, reporter with the Examiner.

The decision came after a difficult December for the four-term congressman. Farenthold, one of the quieter members of the Texas delegation, found himself embroiled in a charged atmosphere of sexual harassment allegations in Washington, D.C.
https://www.texastribune.org/2017/12/14 ... ve-office/


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Volkonski wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:02 pm
https:// twitter.com/NBCNews/status/941351488475090945
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Speaker Ryan on Rep. Blake Farenthold's decision to drop re-election bid amid harassment claims: "I think he's making the right decision to retire. There are new stories that are very disconcerting."
17:57 - 14 Dec 2017
How long until Farenthold steps down prior to the end of his term?



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Oh no, Carlos Santana is trending on twitter. I hope he isn't a sex criminal too. Maybe he is just dead.

Google. . .

It's okay, some baseball player named Carlos Santana just got a big contract. Carlos Santana the musician is alive and not a sex criminal.

Then I see that Carlos Santana is playing Las Vegas. :(


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Dan1100 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:59 pm
Oh no, Carlos Santana is trending on twitter. I hope he isn't a sex criminal too. Maybe he is just dead.

Google. . .

It's okay, some baseball player named Carlos Santana just got a big contract. Carlos Santana the musician is alive and not a sex criminal.

Then I see that Carlos Santana is playing Las Vegas. :(
Inquisitive minds may want to know: playing music on the baseball field, or having a ball gig on a musical platform :?: ;)



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RTH10260 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:02 pm
Dan1100 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:59 pm
Oh no, Carlos Santana is trending on twitter. I hope he isn't a sex criminal too. Maybe he is just dead.

Google. . .

It's okay, some baseball player named Carlos Santana just got a big contract. Carlos Santana the musician is alive and not a sex criminal.

Then I see that Carlos Santana is playing Las Vegas. :(
Inquisitive minds may want to know: playing music on the baseball field, or having a ball gig on a musical platform :?: ;)
after last years performance, he'd be overpayed nonetheless.



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Democrat Andrea Ramsey has dropped out of the race to take on GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder in Kansas after The Kansas City Star began questioning Ramsey about accusations made against her in a 2005 sexual harassment lawsuit.

Ramsey was accused of making sexual advances towards a former employee of LabOne, a company where she worked in human resources. The complaint filed against LabOne claimed that Ramsey made “unwelcome sexual advances as well as unwelcome, unwanted and offensive sexual comments and innuendos during his employment” and that Ramsey moved the employee’s desk, criticized him and eventually fired him after he declined the advances.

The lawsuit was dismissed in 2006. Multiple sources told the Kansas City Star that the employee received a settlement. Ramsey denied the allegations in a lengthy statement published Friday that explained her decision to drop out of the race, saying that the allegation is "a lie" and she didn't "have any opportunity to participate in its resolution" because she was not named in the lawsuit. LabOne, Ramsey’s employer, was named as the defendant in the lawsuit.


https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/ ... ent-297782

For all that I know, Ramsey made the complainant's life a misery and her public shaming is for the good. But also maybe the employer paid a settlement for pragmatic reasons, without any admission or finding of misconduct. Worrying.



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Hercule Parrot wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:12 am
For all that I know, Ramsey made the complainant's life a misery and her public shaming is for the good. But also maybe the employer paid a settlement for pragmatic reasons, without any admission or finding of misconduct. Worrying.
I think this happens a lot.



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pipistrelle wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:39 am
Hercule Parrot wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:12 am
For all that I know, Ramsey made the complainant's life a misery and her public shaming is for the good. But also maybe the employer paid a settlement for pragmatic reasons, without any admission or finding of misconduct. Worrying.
I think this happens a lot.
Yes, it does. And I think it's concerning that something like this disqualifies a promising Democratic candidate. The proper outrage against serious and proven sex abusers is metastising into a febrile witch-hunt, I fear.



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Hercule Parrot wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:34 pm
pipistrelle wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:39 am
Hercule Parrot wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:12 am
For all that I know, Ramsey made the complainant's life a misery and her public shaming is for the good. But also maybe the employer paid a settlement for pragmatic reasons, without any admission or finding of misconduct. Worrying.
I think this happens a lot.
Yes, it does. And I think it's concerning that something like this disqualifies a promising Democratic candidate. The proper outrage against serious and proven sex abusers is metastising into a febrile witch-hunt, I fear.
The Democrats are going to lose some people. But the Republicans are going to lose more.

The Dem's don't have a choice. It has to be zero tolerance. The Republicans need to be the party where pederasts, admitted pussy grabbers, and sex criminals get supported and defended. The Democrats need to be the party where even a little after work grab ass gets you tossed out of your job.

Anything less and there will be a false equivalency between the two.


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Dan1100 wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:48 pm
Anything less and there will be a false equivalency between the two.

Hate to shock you dude, but there is a false equivalency anyway. The Zero Tolerance policy will do fuck all. The Catholic Church now has a zero tolerance policy on accusations of child abuse, in that if anyone so much as accuses a Priest of anything the guy is immediately removed and subjected to at least 7 months of intense investigation. So you can fuck with the life of any Priest you want to, consequence free. And people still talk about them as though they are the harbingers of kid fucking today.

All you are doing is handing the Republicans a gun where they can get rid of dangerous candidates.

Anyway, Stonekettle station put up a long article on the History of Dan Johnson, the guy who committed suicide a few weeks ago. Its long but the guy seems to have been a rather interesting and unpleasent fellow.

http://longcon.kycir.org/
Long ago, Johnson fashioned an identity as a modern-day American patriot. Pro-gun, pro-God, pro-life. He talked in 2013 about making America great again. He lamented the lack of God in everyone’s lives. He wept over the country’s future.

But behind this persona — cultivated, built up and fine-tuned over decades — is a web of lies and deception. A mysterious fire. Attempted arson and false testimony. Alleged molestation in his church.

In Johnson's wake lies a trail of police records and court files, shattered lives and a flagrant disregard for truth.

This seven-month investigation is based on more than 100 interviews and several thousand pages of public documents. It also included numerous attempts to interview Johnson, who refused all requests.


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Haven't watched this myself yet, but its a CNN interview by Ex-Fox contributor Tamara Holder on how she was treated by FOX News
Fox News will sue me for speaking out today

Former Fox News contributor Tamara Holder says the abusive behavior at the network and alleged silencing by 21st Century Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch ruined her life.


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Hercule Parrot wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:12 am
Democrat Andrea Ramsey has dropped out of the race to take on GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder in Kansas after The Kansas City Star began questioning Ramsey about accusations made against her in a 2005 sexual harassment lawsuit.

Ramsey was accused of making sexual advances towards a former employee of LabOne, a company where she worked in human resources. The complaint filed against LabOne claimed that Ramsey made “unwelcome sexual advances as well as unwelcome, unwanted and offensive sexual comments and innuendos during his employment” and that Ramsey moved the employee’s desk, criticized him and eventually fired him after he declined the advances.

The lawsuit was dismissed in 2006. Multiple sources told the Kansas City Star that the employee received a settlement. Ramsey denied the allegations in a lengthy statement published Friday that explained her decision to drop out of the race, saying that the allegation is "a lie" and she didn't "have any opportunity to participate in its resolution" because she was not named in the lawsuit. LabOne, Ramsey’s employer, was named as the defendant in the lawsuit.


https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/ ... ent-297782

For all that I know, Ramsey made the complainant's life a misery and her public shaming is for the good. But also maybe the employer paid a settlement for pragmatic reasons, without any admission or finding of misconduct. Worrying.
Yep. Because a small payment is cheaper than a trial.

I've been involved in some matters with alleged civil rights violations that I would have loved to seen brought to trial. But in settlement discussions, the settlement was dramatically reduced to the point that a trial was far more expensive. It had nothing to do with actual violations and everything to do with costs.


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I watched this earlier. This is a very powerful statement.
Suranis wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:10 am
Haven't watched this myself yet, but its a CNN interview by Ex-Fox contributor Tamara Holder on how she was treated by FOX News
Fox News will sue me for speaking out today

Former Fox News contributor Tamara Holder says the abusive behavior at the network and alleged silencing by 21st Century Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch ruined her life.



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qbawl wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:11 am
I watched this earlier. This is a very powerful statement.
Yeah. She repeated herself quite a bit, but she was obviously frustrated, and she otherwise came across extremely well.


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Alex Kozinsky is retiring

short article, entire

Federal appeals judge announces immediate retirement amid investigation prompted by multiple accusations of sexual
Alex Kozinski, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit who is known for his colorful written opinions, had been accused by 15 women of subjecting them to inappropriate behavior, including having clerks watch porn in his chambers.

He said in a statement, “It grieves me to learn that I caused any of my clerks to feel uncomfortable; this was never my intent.” But he said he would retire because “I cannot be an effective judge and simultaneously fight this battle. Nor would such a battle be good for my beloved federal judiciary.”
This is a developing story. It will be updated.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/pol ... 50679c4a88


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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:32 pm

for the record (sorry if already posted)
NBC Paid Separation Compensation to a Producer Who Accused Chris Matthews of Sexual Harassment
According to the network, Matthews was formally reprimanded.
by EMMA STEFANSKY
DECEMBER 17, 2017 2:14 PM

A former producer for MSNBC reportedly received separation-related compensation after she accused Hardball with Chris Matthews host Chris Matthews of sexual harassment in 1999, according to a report from The Daily Caller. Two sources told the Caller that the woman, who was then an assistant producer for Hardball, received a payment after she accused Matthews of making sexual comments to her in the company of other network employees.

According to an MSNBC spokesperson, Matthews made inappropriate jokes about her in front of others, but the comments were never meant as propositions. Matthews was formally reprimanded after a review of the complaint.

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/20 ... harassment



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