Pigeon wrote on Nov 1, 2017, 10:21:
NKD wrote on Nov 1, 2017, 09:49:
Darks wrote on Nov 1, 2017, 09:04:
I dont condom any of this type of crap. but the real question is, why is this now just coming out? Thats what urks me to no end.
The Weinstein thing has taken the cork out of the bottle. A lot of people have been coming forward with their experiences.
Because coming out previously meant that not only would people not believe you, but also that your acting career would be over. Now there are enough people coming out about this that it's adding legitimacy to their claims and any black-balling of an actor or actress is going to be under a lot of scrutiny.
I don't get why this is a hard concept for many people. If someone powerful does something to you, especially in an industry that's governed by power such as Hollywood, if people choose not to believe you it ends you. Not many people feel it's worth risking your career over such things.
Even outside Hollywood, why do so few rape or sexual assault victims come forward? Why do so few go to HR? Because they often feel it isn't worth the huge can of worms, everything from potentially being considered a risky hire to having your name dragged through the mud as all your exes end up as character witnesses in a courtroom saying that you got a thrill out of going out without panties on and therefore you must have deserved whatever Harvey Weinstein or whomever did to you.