The United States' Sexual Misconduct Calamity #MeToo

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    The United States' Sexual Misconduct Calamity #MeToo

    This can't be pinned on just "Hollywood" anymore, with claims coming against powerful individuals in all industry.

    Several of my favorite actors/personalities have become embroiled in the whole scandal. Some of the latest developments involving 2 women coming forward with claims against Tom Brokaw, 8 women coming forward with claims against Morgan Freeman, and Harvey Weinstein now in custody facing official rape charges.


    How does the #MeToo movement change the way you approach your day-to-day interactions with others?

    Do you think there's any reason there haven't been many professional athletes with accusations being made against them since the start of the #MeToo movement?

    Moving forward, is do you see any change in the way professional sports leagues handle things with players who have had accusations made and/or convictions on sexual misconduct charges?

    Does the list of people charged in the #MeToo movement make any changes in the movies or television that you watch, the news outlets you follow, the music you listen to, etc? Should it?


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    Individuals with accusations made against them since Harvey Weinstein's initial accusations:

    Peter Aalbęk Jensen (Film Producer)
    Ben Affleck (Actor)
    Sherman Alexi (Author)
    Aziz Ansari (Comedian/Actor)
    Jay Asher (Author)
    Andre Balazs (Hotelier)
    John Bailey (Director/Cinematographer)
    Scott Baio (Actor)
    Ken Baker (News Media/Television Personality)
    Mario Batali (Celebrity Chef)
    David Bellemere (Photographer)
    Hadrian Belove (Theater Owner)
    Eddie Berganza (Comics Editor)
    Philip Berk (News Media)
    Luc Besson (Director)
    David Blaine (Magician/Illusionist)
    Richard Branson (CEO Virgin Group)
    Tom Brokaw (News Media/Author)
    Louis C.K. (Comedian/Actor)
    Nick Carter (Singer)
    Vincent Cirrincione (Talent Manager)
    Chuck Close (Artist)
    John Conyers (Politician)
    David Cooperfield (Magician/Illusionist)
    Bill Cosby (Comedian/Actor)
    Eric Davis (Professional Athlete)
    Patrick Demarchelier (Photographer)
    Junot Diaz (Author)
    Andy Dick (Comedian/Actor)
    Michael Douglas (Actor)
    Richard Dreyfuss (Actor)
    Shadie Elnashai (Theater Owner)
    Heath Evans (Professional Athlete)
    Blake Farenthold (Politician)
    Marshall Faulk (Professional Athlete/Television Personality)
    Noel Ficher (Music Producer)
    Justin Forsyth (Deputy Director of UNICEF)
    James Franco (Actor)
    Al Franken (Television Writer/Politician)
    Jeff Franklin (Television Producer)
    Ken Friedman (Restaurateur)
    Morgan Freeman (Actor)
    Gary Goddard (Film Producer)
    Tyler Grasham (Talent Manager)
    Mohamed Hadid (Real Estate Developer)
    Paul Haggis (Film Writer/Director/Producer)
    Daniel Handler (Author)
    Dan Harmon (Voice Actor/Television Producer)
    Andy Henry (Television Casting Director)
    Jon Heely (Music Producer)
    John Hockenberry (News Media/Radio Personality)
    Dustin Hoffman (Actor)
    Isreal Horovitz (Playwright)
    Dylan Howard (News Media)
    Johnny Iuzzini (Celebrity Chef)
    Ron Jeremy (Pornographic Actor)
    Greg Kadel (Photographer)
    Ethan Kath (Musician)
    Garrison Keillor (Radio Personality)
    R. Kelly (Musician)
    Robert Knepper (Actor)
    Joel Kramer (Film Stunt Coordinator)
    Andrew Kreisberg (Television Producer)
    John Kricfalusi (Television Producer)
    Jesse Lacey (Musician)
    Matt Lauer (News Media)
    John Lasseter (Filmmaker/Cheif Creative Officer of Pixar)
    Stan Lee (Comics/Film Producer)
    James Levine (Head of the Metropolitan Opera)
    Corey Lewandowski (Political Campaign Manager)
    Ryan Lizza (News Media)
    Paul Marciano (Fashion Designer)
    Dustin Marshall (News Media/Radio Personality)
    Melanie Martinez (Musician)
    Peter Martins (Head of the New York City Ballet)
    Danny Masterson (Actor)
    Donovan McNabb (Professional Athlete/Radio Personality)
    Vince McMahon (Television Producer/CEO WWE Wrestling)
    Benny Medina (Talent Manager)
    Patrick Meehan (Politician)
    Richard Meier (Architect)
    Murray Miller (Television Writer)
    T.J. Miller (Comedian/Actor)
    Larry Nassar (USA Olympic Gymnastics Team Physician)
    Nelly (Musician)
    Nicholas Nixon (Photyographer/Photography Professor)
    Wayne Pacene (CEO of Humane Society)
    Andre Passos (Photographer)
    Jeremy Piven (Actor)
    Roman Polanski (Director)
    Roy Price (Television Producer/Film Producer)
    Brett Ratner (Film Director/Producer)
    Thomas Ravenel (Politician/Television Personality)
    Geraldo Rivera (News Media/Television Personality)
    Charlie Rose (News Media)
    Seth Sabal (Photographer)
    Warren Sapp (Professional Athlete)
    Chris Savino (Animator/Television Producer)
    Eric Schneiderman (Politician)
    Nev Schulman (Television Personality)
    Albert Schultz (Stage Actor/Producer)
    Mark Schwan (Television Producer)
    Ryan Seacrest (Television Personality)
    Steven Seagal (Actor)
    Seal (Musician)
    Gene Simmons (Musician)
    Russell Simmons (Music Executive)
    Bryan Singer (Director)
    Tom Sizemore (Actor)
    Tavis Smiley (Television Personality/Author)
    Kevin Spacey (Actor)
    Morgan Spurlock (Director)
    Sylvester Stallone (Actor/Film Director)
    Lorin Stein (News Media)
    Oliver Stone (Director)
    George Takei (Actor)
    Jeffrey Tambor (Actor)
    Ike Taylor (Professional Athlete)
    Karl Templer (Celebrity Stylist)
    Mario Testino (Photographer)
    Glenn Thrush (News Media)
    James Toback (Filmwriter/Director)
    Tony Tooke (Head of US Forest Service)
    Terdama Ussery (Former NBA Team President)
    Adam Venit (Talent Manager)
    Ben Vereen (Actor)
    Lars von Trier (Director/Film Producer)
    Charlie Walk (Music Executive)
    Bruce Weber (Photographer)
    Kirt Webster (Publicist)
    Matthew Weiner (Television Producer)
    Bob Weinstein (Film Producer)
    Harvey Weinstein (Film Producer)
    Ed Westwick (Actor)
    Steve Wynn (Casino Owner)
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    It doesn't change anything for me, No means No and Maybe means No.

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    Another question: Should individuals who have allegations that are found to be true be able to "come back" after what they did? Obviously there shouldn't be any expectation for folks who have been raping or assaulting others to be welcomed back into positions of power, but what about folks who have been making off-color comments or things like that?

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    What exactly is the #MeToo movement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Another question: Should individuals who have allegations that are found to be true be able to "come back" after what they did? Obviously there shouldn't be any expectation for folks who have been raping or assaulting others to be welcomed back into positions of power, but what about folks who have been making off-color comments or things like that?
    Each situation is unique and should be treated as such. I’m curious to see what kind of success some of them have going forward. I think some will never recover and others may come back but will never be as famous or successful as they previously were.

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    I knew there were some very sketchy folks out there but the mentality that so many men have had is pretty disgusting. It’s not hard at all to treat a woman with respect.

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    I think professional athletes have been under scrutiny for a longer time than the main culprits of that lost. We hear about professional athletes and sexual assault cases more frequently so I think that plays into why we haven’t heard many professional athletes in relation to #MeToo .

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    I haven’t changed much as far as what music I listen to or what movies or tv shows that I watch. I kind of just wait to see whose next to lose my respect.

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    I still have a bit of an issue with the seeming hypocrisy involved in this now. Roman Polanski plead guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977. When he learned that it was likely he would get prison time rather then probation he skipped the country. He continued to work and even won an Academy Award in 2002. In 2018 in the wake of Bill Cosby and the #MeToo movement he was expelled from the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Why did it take them 40 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Truthsayer View Post
    I still have a bit of an issue with the seeming hypocrisy involved in this now. Roman Polanski plead guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977. When he learned that it was likely he would get prison time rather then probation he skipped the country. He continued to work and even won an Academy Award in 2002. In 2018 in the wake of Bill Cosby and the #MeToo movement he was expelled from the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Why did it take them 40 years?
    The Roman Polanski scandal has bothered me for a long time too...the number of actors and actresses who are "honored" to get to make a movie with him. He's a pedophile that should have done jail time.

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    If I remember correctly when he won the Best Director Oscar for The Piano he of course wasn’t in LA to accept it and whoever did implied that he was being unfairly persecuted.

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