Now Gwyneth Paltrow has spoken out about one of the industry's dirtiest secrets – the casting couch.
In the November issue of Elle Magazine, 38-year-old Paltrow revealed that early in her career she had a brush with someone who "suggested that we finish a meeting in the bedroom."
Only in Hollywood can being a sleaze, portraying a sleaze or directing a movie about one not land you in the gutter. Oh, wait, the same can be said for “Only in politics”, too.
It’s no wonder Hollywood lefties and liberal politicos have such a special relationship. -Sister Toldjah
I have been having conversations about Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment for more than 17 years.
The conversations started when I was a young editorial assistant at Talk, the magazine he financed, in 1999; back then it was with young people, friends — women and men — who worked for him, at Miramax, and told tales of hotel rooms, nudity, suggestion, and coercion, and then of whispered payoffs, former assistants who seemingly dropped off the face of the Earth.
Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Hollywood, Sexism
Jennifer Lawrence opened up about the “humiliating” and “degrading” experience she had in the early days of her career. The 27-year-old spoke Monday night about her experience as a woman in the movie industry at Elle‘s Women in Hollywood event...
Lawrence said she tried to stand up for herself and told another producer she thought the weight loss demands were not appropriate. “He said he didn’t know why everyone thought I was so fat, he thought I was ‘perfectly f—able.’”
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Hollywood
In 2014, Mr. Weinstein invited Emily Nestor, who had worked just one day as a temporary employee, to the same hotel and made another offer: If she accepted his sexual advances, he would boost her career, according to accounts she provided to colleagues who sent them to Weinstein Company executives.
The following year, once again at the Peninsula, a female assistant said Mr. Weinstein badgered her into giving him a massage while he was naked, leaving her “crying and very distraught,” wrote a colleague, Lauren O’Connor, in a searing memo asserting sexual harassment and other misconduct by their boss.
“There is a toxic environment for women at this company,” Ms. O’Connor said in the letter, addressed to several executives at the company run by Mr. Weinstein.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Sex, Degeneracy, Tolerance, Hollywood, Jobs
Harvey Weinstein once trapped a woman in the hallway of a restaurant that was closed to the public and masturbated in front of her until he ejaculated, she says. The accusation comes a day after Weinstein was the subject of a bombshell New York Times report that revealed that he has settled at least eight sexual harassment claims.
The incident took place a decade ago, according to Lauren Sivan, who at the time was a news anchor on a local cable channel in New York, Long Island 12. She says the experience left her shocked, and that while she told friends privately what happened, she remained quiet because she was in a long-term relationship and fearful of the power that Weinstein wielded in the media.
Decades of Sexual Harassment Accusations...
Hollywood Knew, And Did Nothing
Hollywood producer I know: "Shocked it’s taken so long for a Harvey Weinstein behavior expose. One of the most open secrets in Hollywood."— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 5, 2017
The Casting Couch: These people will do anything to land a role...
A journalist once told me about visiting another very famous Hollywood producer—you'd know the name—who exhibited for my friend his collection of photographs of famous female actresses—you'd know their names, too—performing sexual acts for his private viewing.
As with Weinstein, this man's chief thrill was humiliation, and the more famous the target the more roundly it was savored: Even her, a big star—these people will do anything to land a role; they're so awful, they'll even do it for me.
Liberal Hollywood Democrat Harvey Weinstein...
I recall that he called me a cunt and declared that he was glad he was the "fucking sheriff of this fucking lawless piece-of-shit town."
Hypocrisy, Character, Sex, Degeneracy, Hollywood
SAG National Director of Affirmative Action and Diversity, Adam Moore, said that despite gains made over the years toward workplace equality, performers still often face workplace discrimination and sexual harassment on set or during auditions.
When the comedian Seth MacFarlane announced Oscar nominees in 2013, he joked, "Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein."
The audience laughed.
Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who accused Bill Clinton of raping her twice in a hotel room in 1978, sees echoes of her own experiences in the case of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused by scores of actresses over the years of sexual harassment or assault. -Aaron Klein
Character, Sex, Degeneracy, Hollywood
The casting couch -- trading sexual favors for a role, representation or anything that will help an aspiring performer take that next step to stardom -- is alive and well in Hollywood. Megan Fox told British GQ that she was “heartbroken” over the number of legendary Hollywood directors that had tried to bed her since she found fame.
Crime, Character, Sex, Degeneracy, Hollywood
Former starlets have exposed the scale of child sex abuse in Hollywood amid a series of shock accusations. Two leading actresses spoke out as Tinseltown reeled from claims that three showbiz figures preyed on aspiring young hopefuls.
And one warned: “There are dozens doing this. The casting couch still exists — and it doesn’t only apply to people over 18.”
Character, Sex, Degeneracy, Hollywood
Some of these people! Like Hollywood legends. You think you're going to meet them and you're so excited, like, 'I can't believe this person wants to have a conversation with me,' and you get there and you realize that's not what they want at all." -Megan Fox
Hypocrisy, Character, Oops, Feminism, Hollywood, Assault
Hollywood veteran Jane Fonda has revealed she learned of the allegations against mogul Harvey Weinstein a year ago — but said nothing. Fonda, 79, made the admission in an interview on BBC World News HARDtalk, saying that she chose to keep quiet because “it didn’t happen to me”.
"I thought you were my Uncle Harvey."