My purpose here is not to throw more stones on the now-disgraced Harvey Weinstein, who is already suffering the consequences of his alleged actions. My purpose is to confront the larger hypocrisy of Hollywood, an industry that has made billions of dollars selling sex, an industry that encourages all kinds of sexploitation.
Instead, let’s remember that, for years now, we’ve heard about the “casting couch,” slang for sexual favors aspiring actresses would be expected to show Hollywood execs if they wanted to advance in the industry.
Just look at these headlines, with their dates:
April 23, 2014: The Dark Side Of Hollywood — 10 Casting Couch Horror Stories; RadarOnline looks back at the stars who complained of harassment within industry
June 20, 2014: 12 Celebrities Reveal Their ‘Casting Couch’ Stories
And then this one, from October 11, 2017, following the revelations about Weinstein: Women of Hollywood Tell Their Casting Couch Horror Stories.
One recent article claims that these sexual abuses in the movie industry date back to the early 1920s. Yes, an AP article published in the Japan Times claims that, “Hollywood’s ‘casting couch’ scandals go back at least to 1921.”
The article begins with this: “For anyone thinking the days of the so-called casting couch were long gone, this past week has been eye-opening. The growing list of women directing allegations at Harvey Weinstein suggests they never left Hollywood.”
The point is that the major players in Hollywood have known about these kinds of things for years, yet most looked the other way. Why? It’s part of the business, and you don’t dare challenge or expose the giants. It will destroy your own career if you do!
Not only so, but many have played the game themselves. To point a finger at others is to point four fingers back at themselves. This has been self-evident to me as a complete outsider who has followed this from a great distance. What do the insiders know?
But it gets worse.
Corey Feldman, who became famous as a child actor, has been shouting out for years now that “Pedophilia Is Hollywood’s Biggest Problem.”
A 2016 article in the Daily Mail starts with these bulleted points:
- Former child star Corey Feldman said that he was molested repeatedly by men who would pass him and other minors around
- He said that when he was 15 he was being abused by a man who was actually employed by his own father at the management company he ran
- Reveals that Corey Haim was raped when he was just 11-years-old
- Feldman says the abuse he and Haim suffered was widely known
- Haim would struggle with drugs up until his death in 2010 at the age of 38
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Brown