The Fall of Harvey Weinstein

#4104

That’s sexist.

#4105

Really, Ryan? DAMNIT

#4106

Aw fuck no…

#4107

I had no idea who he was. He played with a lot of bands I recognized, but not clue other than that.

#4108

Guy pretty clearly seemed like an asshole publicly. It’s not like it was surprising he was an asshole privately too.

#4109

I had no idea Chritiano Rolnaldo had been accused of rape a while ago. And now his picture has been scrubbed from the cover of Fifa 19 and the in-game menus.

#4110

I don’t know any good R. Kelly puns because I’ve never heard one of his songs. But it look’s like Chicago is heaping a few charges on him:

For more than two decades, the R&B singer R. Kelly has been trailed by allegations of sexual misconduct. He was married to a young singer who turned out to be 15 years old. There were claims that he controlled women in a cultlike atmosphere. An infamous sex tape. None of it meaningfully stood in his way.

Then, on Friday in Chicago, Mr. Kelly was charged.

The authorities are accusing him of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims, three of whom were underage, according to the Cook County state’s attorney Kim Foxx. Aggravated criminal sexual abuse can carry a sentence of three to seven years in prison for each count. Mr. Kelly faces 10 of them.

Ms. Foxx said the events occurred between 1998 and 2010. Mr. Kelly was accused of ejaculating on a fourth victim, identified by the initials L.C., during an attempted criminal sexual assault.

As a reminder:

This is not the first time that Mr. Kelly has been charged with a crime. He was arrested on child pornography charges in 2002 over a tape prosecutors said showed him having sex with and urinating on an underage girl. He was acquitted on all 14 counts he faced in the case, in 2008.

#4111

I don’t know why but I assumed he was either in jail or ostracized from the musical industry this whole time. I had no idea he was acquitted on those charges from a while back.

#4112

“Depp’s legal team believes Heard fabricated her claims in an effort to propel her career as the #MeToo movement was in full swing.”
“As a result of her false allegations against Mr. Depp, Ms. Heard became a darling of the #MeToo movement”

#4113

That article is a dumpster fire.

#4114

Yeah, I guess we will have to see, the Defense lawyers are stating he wasn’t abusive, which is their job to do. As well as make the Amber look bad.

The interesting part of that article is that the defense team sounds like they have surveillance video of her attacking Depp, and of her faking some abuse. I mean, that would change a lot.

I guess we will see what happens in the trial. Depp still seems like a skeezy guy even if he didn’t hit his girlfriend.

#4115

So starts the wave of accused people getting their jobs back.

James Gunn found his way back to Marvel a day or two ago. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is back in the good graces of Fox and Natl Geographic. And I’d expect more to come as reactions to these announcements are gauged by others in similar predicaments.

Fox had slated Cosmos to premiere March 3 but pulled it from the schedule as the investigation continued. Three women have accused Tyson of sexual misconduct.

“The investigation is complete, and we are moving forward with both StarTalk and Cosmos ,” Fox and Nat Geo said in a statement. " StarTalk will return to the air with the remaining 13 episodes in April on National Geographic, and both Fox and National Geographic are committed to finding an air date for Cosmos. There will be no further comment."

#4116

So when do we get Franken back?

#4117

Depends on what he is doing right now. If he is doing something noble, than we might get him back in time for 2020.

#4118

Apparently he’s been doing an occasional podcast on Soundcloud.

\https://soundcloud.com/user-490403240

Nothing he can’t drop, but I don’t think he’s running for any 2020 positions.

#4119

Conflating James Gunn and Harvey Weinstein had surely got to be one of the most irresponsible false equivalences you could make to suggest an arc of redemption, no?

#4120

I could have put this in the GOP is morally corrupt thread, but decided this thread was more apropos.

#4121

#MTGToo

New favorite word alert!

He said he has seen screenshots of messages that Turtenwald sent to female fans that he describes as “harass-y.”

#4122

Is harass-y worse than hands-y Like Joe Biden?

To me the real news is that MtG is still popular enough to have $1 million dollar tournaments.

#4123

Magic is still pretty darn big. it has had a significant resurgence in the last decade.