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  1. NorthSky

    NorthSky Major Contributor

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    * 50 women now have come forward (latest, today):
    ° https://www.usatoday.com/story/life...ts-investigation-weinstein-company/790366001/

    * Two good articles (today):
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...-breaks-nda-details-history-cover-ups-1051258
    https://www.theatlantic.com/enterta...einstein-and-the-economics-of-consent/543618/

    * Next interview coming up Thursday:
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ashley-judd-sets-first-tv-interview-harvey-weinstein-1051046
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    And Financial Times, screw you for charging us to subscribe to your greed and despicable and sick attitude in these times of free global information highway. You should be ashamed; you're no better than Harvey Weinstein, you are part of the problem, the one who runs your newspaper:
    × https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_Times
    × https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nikkei
     
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    NDAs: a legal weapon used to silence and intimidate

    Companies, and individuals, have a range of ways to make sure stories about misconduct do not spread. Most financial settlement agreements between accused and accuser include non-disclosure provisions that bar the person receiving the financial settlement from talking about their allegations or even revealing the amount of the settlement, according to lawyers who have represented women in sexual harassment cases. Non-disparagement provisions, which prevent an alleged victim from speaking ill of the person or company they have accused, are also common. The penalties for breaking this silence can be steep. “A lot of defendants and the companies they work for are powerful. They can put in draconian liquidated damages provisions in the event there is disclosure,” says one lawyer who has worked on such cases. For example, an alleged victim might be forced to pay back not just the full amount of the settlement but also an additional financial penalty and the other party’s legal fees. “There is a lot of fear hanging over your head,” the lawyer says. Many of the women who received settlements after accusing Roger Ailes, the former Fox News chief executive and Bill O’Reilly, one of its key presenters, of sexual harassment do not feel free to speak publicly about their experiences because of NDAs. That includes Gretchen Carlson, who received a $20m settlement in a lawsuit she filed against Ailes in 2016 that set off a cascade of allegations about the cable news network’s most powerful figures. Ms Carlson has become an advocate for prohibiting forced arbitration clauses and their accompanying NDAs. “We have chosen as a culture to silence the victims either with settlements where you are gagged from ever saying what happened to you or enforced arbitration, which is a part of employment contracts now, and here’s the key — it’s secret,” she told CBS News last week. However, NDAs cannot lawfully prevent people from reporting claims to law enforcement and government agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the US, or responding to a subpoena. Allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct can also be kept quiet by limiting what employees can say about their workplaces. Employment contracts often include NDAs. Many also require that any complaints, including sexual harassment, be resolved in private arbitration rather than a courtroom. Those arbitration-only clauses — which are being challenged in a Supreme Court case — typically limit what a worker can say about the complaint and the ensuing arbitration. “All of these operate to silence survivors of sex harassment and sex assault from coming forward and reporting, and they also help shield serial harassers from accountability,” says Maya Raghu, director of workplace equality at the US National Women’s Law Center. “As we’ve seen in the last few weeks, many survivors feel like ‘I’m the only one who this has happened to’ — so they stay silent.”
    - Shannon Bond


     
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    Or maybe not...
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41735750
     
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    Well, it is a PR problem for anyone doing business with Weinstein from here on. For consumers, I don't think it is an issue watching content already produced.
     
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    I'm not sure, but moving forward I think actors and actresses are going to be more careful with who they associate.
    That or money will corrupt them and take over real human values that are much more important and precious in life.

    Sex exploitation, human abuse, prostitution, child pornography, abuse of power on all levels and segments of our society is becoming more and more a public rejection. The awareness, the dénonciation, the breaking of silence, the what is happening right now from all the women speaking up, is good, very good. It is the best that could happen. Everyone is involved; the entire Hollywood film industry, the filmmakers, actors, producers, executives, movie studios owners, actresses, lawyers, judges, forces of order, police, detectives, ...everyone more or less directly related.

    After all, it is their children who they are raising with those values; all their children from the judges, the lawyers, the film producers, the everyone who participate by their silence and barriers and obstructions of the truth to surface. It is all their children that they are raising in that environment.

    If money corruption, abuse of power, women sex exploitation are to be tolerated by hiding it with silence, with laws that protect these criminals, with lawyers who think they are doing their jobs by the book of laws, without merits, without true values, with protecting the criminals, and dishonoring the victims, ...then they got it all wrong from a totally failed system that they are slaved of, that they themselves are guilty in adopting.
    Their children have nothing good to learn from them, to the contrary, they are impregnating, brain washing them with the wrong life values.

    Time to wake up, and do what's right, and not what a failed system we have become addicted to and corrupted by. Cut the head of that snake, stop the money trail, stop protecting the rich scumbags abusing their power over others, stop protecting the sex perverts, stop protecting the people who spoil the children's future, stop being silent because by your silence you are no better than people like Harvey Weinstein, you are @ the same level as him, you have power too and you are using your power by being silent and encouraging that despicable disease rampant in Hollywood, in the film industry, and all over in all other lines of work where young women and children are abused and taking advantage of, mistreated, physically and mentally destroyed, and it is a responsibility that we all have, period. Forget the book, forget the I'm just doing my job, grow up and do what's right. That's the only way, the only valid way to win an Oscar. Your talent is only good as who you truly are, on stage as in real life.
     
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    Showing your age, possibly. The modern, progressive way to refer to actresses is "actors". However, it has been noted that in the case of the Weinstein scandal, those progressive media outlets who previously were careful to use "actor" have suddenly started using "actress" again!
     
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    You are right; actors imply both male and female people.
    From now on I'm going to work on this by remembering and adopting. Thank you.

    And with Weinstein it's the female actors who are abused, the young actresses.

    But men are also abused, the actors who are afraid of speaking out.
    They create their own abuse by being silent, like a spreading disease they encourage themselves and give to their children. It's their fault what they aren't doing, it's them who are guilty as much as the perpetrators, the raptors, the decimators.

    And one thing that they should talk about to is, young men actors who get abused too, by pedophiles, by older film producers who love little boys and use them as sex objects and to satisfy their sexual desires. These young men actors are marked for life; they don't know anymore what love is, who to trust, they too live in fear, hiding for the rest of their life...some.
    That too has to stop, by being exposed fully and talked about strongly, and by denouncing them all the Hollywood zoo perverts.
    If we don't we keep raising our children in that sick Hollywood film atmosphere.

    Is this what we want, ...I didn't think so.
    Then, what are we going to do about it!

    It's like taboo, nobody wants to admit and talk. It's a sickness derived from the pure evil of fear. Stop this sh*t right now and get rid of all the sex perverts, addicts, abusers in Hollywood and everywhere. It makes the world sick in their stomach big time. Enough, right now, not tomorrow or the day after, but right the fuc*in now.

    These stars they have a huge adventage; they are well known, they are famous, they have tuxedos, shining black shoes, some even have golden globe trophies, Oscars, congratulated by their peers and partners, stars engraved on the sidewalk of Hollywood boulevard, they have a huge audience, they have tremendous power to show, to lead from their example. They are the ones who can make a real difference, influence the lawmakers and our leaders.
    We don't need the Weinstein, the Cosby, the Allen, the Polanski, ...we don't need no more of all the people like them. In Hollywood, in the entertainment business, in the news anchors, in the media industry, in the schools, the football teams, the universities, the financial institutions, on all levels of our democracy and moral values, our fundamental reasons of living and leaving people alone and free of persecution, living their lives with respect. No more abuse, no more indignation, no more stalking, it's time to change the winds in the correct direction, time to shift gear, time to admit, to condemn, to rectify, and to get on the right track.

    What is a star? It is a light, a shinning light in the sky showing us the direction when we get lost @ night, in the dark, in the blackness of emptiness.
     
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