Post by coolclearwaters on Nov 3, 2017 1:46:27 GMT
I’m beginning to worry that the intense public shaming that is going on now is going to result in some suicides and I’m getting angrier and angrier at the companies and institutions that allowed some of this behavior to go on. If the stories now coming out about the House of Cards can be believed, much of the aggressive sexual groping happened right in the open on the set. Everyone not only knew but saw. The people in charge took limited action exactly once and are now trying to hide behind sexual harassment policies that they made no attempt to enforce. If this is true, there should be severe repercussions for them - some should be sued, shamed, and banned from working. Most actors want to work and want the money. If it had been clear that this behavior would not be tolerated, many would at least control themselves at work and the damage could have been limited. It’s sickening.
“There's nothing in the middle of the road but a yellow stripe and dead armadillos.” - Jim Hightower
I’m suspecting this is the real reason they suddenly stopped the shooting of the last season. It seemed unfair to the crew and the rest of the actors. If he is the problem why affect the way of living of everyone else but now it seems to me they were fearing the mass accusations within the production.
The people in charge took limited action exactly once and are now trying to hide behind sexual harassment policies that they made no attempt to enforce. If this is true, there should be severe repercussions for them - some should be sued, shamed, and banned from working.
A former camera assistant, who said he witnessed Spacey's behavior but was never harassed by Spacey, said the touching largely occurred in an open space and that "everybody saw." "All the crew members commented on his behavior," the former camera assistant said. "What gets me is we have to sign sexual harassment paperwork before the start of the show and apparently [Kevin Spacey] doesn't have to do anything and he gets away scott-free with this behavior." CNN confirmed that Spacey was given guidelines regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. Colleagues never complained because they were afraid of losing their jobs, the former camera assistant said. "Who is going to believe crew members?" he said. "You're going to get fired." A former female production assistant who worked on several seasons of "House of Cards" said she witnessed Spacey's sexual misconduct with crew members on set. "It was very known that Kevin was inappropriate, and males I worked with complained to me about how they felt uncomfortable," she said. "Kevin does this thing which was play fights with them in order to touch them." She said she saw Spacey approach "multiple people" to "say hello, greet them, shake their hand and pull their hand down to his crotch and touch their crotch. I have friends say he reached up their shorts on set."
About the Old Vic, I also thought they reaction was because they knew something would coming.I read the post by the Mexican actor in Spanish before it was circulated in English and then googled the theatre and they were saying they weren’t aware about any case nor complaint but will investigate because they take the issue very serious. Of course, I though they knew something and maybe they even knew someone was saying they always knew on the other side of the world! They were preparing for the storm. The same with Netflix.
I admire your ethics Coolclearwaters but I fear if you shun every organisation in the entertainment industry that has turned a blind eye to inappropriate sexual behaviour you will be left with less choice than a Vegan who doesn’t eat vegetales.