April 17, 2014

"Hollywood has a problem with the sexual exploitation of children."

"This is the first of many cases I will be filing to give these victims a voice and to expose the issue."

28 comments:

Renee said...

The scandal within the Catholic Church is the tip of the ice berg to this problem.

Kelly said...

From what I've read, the casting couch has no age limit.

Revenant said...

I have no idea if this is a widespread problem in Hollywood or not, but this particular story sounds fishy to me.

Xmas said...

There was also supposedly Robert Downey Jr.'s insinuations at Hayden Panetierre was being pimped out by her mother and father when she was a teen.

And Corey Feldman talks about his childhood and Hollywood pederasts.

Anthony said...

The dickens you say! Next thing you'll be telling me is that public school teachers are banging their students left, right, and center.

Big Mike said...

I would give Hollywood the benefit of the doubt except for the way so many of its denizens defend Roman Polanski after anally raping an underage girl.

Larry J said...

This has been going on for generations. From this article about Shirley Temple:

At 12 years old, Temple had already started to age out of commercial viability. After the box-office failure of one movie in 1940, Fox dropped her contract. Eight months later, MGM signed her, but the movies she'd make with them were not hits. And there were other indignities: "On her first visit to MGM, Mrs. Black wrote in her autobiography, the producer Arthur Freed unzipped his trousers and exposed himself to her," reports the Times. "Being innocent of male anatomy, she responded by giggling, and he threw her out of his office."

Or Roman Polanski and a host of others.

harkin said...

Just like the catholic church, this is a gay problem and not a religion/business problem.

As someone who was born in Hollywood and raised in SoCal, the stories of young men/boys being paid/induced to service rich men have been told for years....but the community shields its own (meanwhile demonizing anyone who dares to voice conservative values).

Birkel said...

Was nobody else concerned that the accuser was named prominently in the first paragraph? I thought children who allege such things were to be protected.

Seems like a departure from standard reporting but perhaps Vanity Fair doesn't care.

MayBee said...

If you were a pedophile or pedarest, wouldn't you align yourself with an industry in which parents desperately push their children at you?

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Hollywood has a problem with the sexual exploitation of children.

Seems more like Hollywood has no problem with the sexual exploitation of children.

Birches said...

I suspect pedophelia is quite common in Hollywood. But young men are just as willing to make stuff up for a payday just as much as a woman. I would think he has a lot of corroborating evidence for what happened. After all, why the heck are a bunch of adult males taking a 15 kid to Hawaii unchaperoned? I would hope more people would come forward.

Marshal said...

why the heck are a bunch of adult males taking a 15 kid to Hawaii unchaperoned?

Multiple trips...other parties. Where were the parents?

Big Mike said...

@Anthony, mostly just the female teachers banging boys half their age.

@Marshall, hoping that their kid will get a movie role or two, or at least that they can collect hush money.

William said...

Not just Shirley Temple, but Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor complained about being inappropriately fondled by studio big shots when they were younger. There's an awful lot of smoke in Hollywood.....I read the story. Bryan Singer held the boy under water to coerce his acquiescence. Rape is one thing, but water boarding is an offense beyond the limits of all human decency......There would be grounds of suspicion if Singer was a priest or football coach, but everyone knows that Hollywood people have exemplary sex lives.

MadisonMan said...

I don't see a lot of facts in this report. Assertions by a lawyer initiating a lawsuit are bound to be inflammatory.

Time will tell.

Revenant said...

Just like the catholic church, this is a gay problem and not a religion/business problem.

Young girls are, of course, safe as houses among the men of Hollywood.

vicari valdez said...

from what I've read in the comments section of this post and select pull quotes from the linked article, the casting couch has no age limit.

Big Mike said...

@MadMan, see my comment at 1:25.

MaxedOutMama said...

MadisonMan - Collins-Rector pled guilty though. It could well be true. Collins-Rector was running a kind of boy-brothel for Hollywood.

More details.

This stuff goes on. And on. The suit admits that Egan was paid as a teen to participate.

Birches said...

Rumors about Singer’s sexual appetites have been floating around for years; Alex Burton, who played Pyro in X-Men but has no other major credits before or since, claimed that he was cast after a hot tub party, and that the part was written into the film just so that Singer could bring him on board.

This is getting more interesting...

Jason said...

As long as it's not "rape rape" I'm cool with it.

Jason said...

I was also inappropriately hit on by a producer/theatrical director type when I was 18. Seriously creepy. I was in the orchestra. He was in his 40s.

Coincidentally, that was in Hawaii, too.

The ghey in that business is over the top, rabid and unchecked.

RecChief said...

this isn't new.

See Roman Polanski

Gene said...

We've been hearing for some time how the gay mafia protects its own. The test will be whether the LA Times calls Singer tawdry or angrily defends his right to party with young boys.

Gene said...

We've been hearing for some time how the gay mafia protects its own. The test will be whether the LA Times calls Singer tawdry or angrily defends his right to party with young boys.

David said...

According to a some gay web sites, Singer has been known to be a participant in large gay parties with lots of casual sex. Whether these involve underage males is not clear, but a lot of the comments say he is well known to favor "twinkles." A twinkie, or twink, is a youthful or youthful appearing gay male, usually clean shaven and without lots of body hair. Bears sometimes use "twink" as a derogatory term.

This overall proclivity has been well known for a long time. So there's not huge shock and surprise in the culture at the accusation.

southcentralpa said...

Repeal the Hollywood tax cuts!