I know that title sounds like a Dr. Phil commercial and maybe he will use it if he sees this article, but ever since the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations it seems now people are suddenly coming out of the woodwork claiming other celebrities have assaulted them some as far back as 40 years ago. It seems like it’s the in thing to say some celebrity groped you at one time or another, but why now and why all at once? I touched on some of these in my previous article but will dwell on more here that have since come to light.
Some of the actors who have recently been accused of sexual misconduct are Dustin, Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Sheen, George Takei, Bill O’Reilly, Ben Affleck, Steven Segal and Richard Dreyfuss among various directors and producers as well as currently Roy Moore. I am just going to go over the few mentioned here.
A woman named Anna Graham Hunter claims that Hoffman groped her and made crude sexual remarks about her when she was 17 and worked as an intern and production assistant for his TV movie Death of a Salesman in1985. Another playwright Wendy Riss Gatsiounis accused Hoffman who is now 80 of sexual harassment in1991. Hoffman denies these accusations and said he doesn’t remember them and has the highest regard for women and said if he did do them he apologizes. Even so why bring it up now 30 and 40 years later? Hunter did admit though the reason she and the other interns took it was that they liked being around these stars and being photographed with them.
Sheen has been accused of raping fellow actor Corey Haim when he was 13 years old when they made the film “Lucas”. Fellow actor Dominick Brascia claims Haim confided in him about the encounter before he died in 2010. Sheen now 52 and battling AIDS denies the allegation as did Haim’s mother, but actor Corey Feldman who is on a crusade to expose pedophilia in Hollywood also supports Haim’s allegation.
The former Fox News commentator, 68, was booted from his job in April following a New York Times report detailing how he paid 13 million dollars to settle complaints from female colleagues and guests that included unwanted sexual advances verbal abuse and lewd remarks. However, one complainant was fired after it was learned she used these same tactics on other jobs she had.
The action hero actor has been accused of sexual harassment by several actresses including Portia de Rossi, Julianna Margulies, and Jenny McCarthy. Rossie tweeted that he “unzipped his leather pants” in front of her under the guise that they needed to “have chemistry off the screen.” Segal has denied the charges.
Writer Jessica Teich has accused the actor now 70 of sexual harassing her for several years in the 80’s including exposing his member to her while they worked on a TV special together. Dreyfuss says it never happened and the most he did was give her a peck on the cheek and thanked her for the good work she did. If he did expose himself to her like that why did she stay with him for several years and only complain now? Dreyfuss’ son Harry has accused Kevin Spacey of groping him.
Former model Scott Bunton accused the Star Trek actor, now 80, of making unwanted sexual advances on him in1981 when he was 23 and Takei was 44. Bunton said he was a waiter in a restaurant and Takei came in, they became friendly and exchanged numbers. Bunton said he spoke with Takei on the phone a few times and met him at public outings before Takei invited him up to his house where they had a few drinks and Bunton passed out. He says when he awoke Takei had pulled his pants down and was feeling around under his underwear so he got up and ran out.
Takei had denied these allegations to his 10 million Facebook followers.
“I am bewildered and shocked at these claims as you must be reading them,” Takei posted. “The events that described back in the 1980-‘s simply did not happen.”
He also blasted actor Kevin Spacey for the homosexual assault allegations made against him, saying, “When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is a wrong.”
But surprise! In a radio interview with shock jock Howard Stern last month, Takei acknowledged doing exactly what he has just denied, and what he condemned Spacey of — sexual assault.
“No, I never did that,” Takei answered. In regards to Weinstein, he added, “It’s not about sex, it’s about power.”
“But you didn’t do this grabbing at work,” Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers asked.
“No, it wasn’t at work,” he clarified. “It was either in my home — he came to my home.”
“So what do you mean?” Stern asked. “You mean some guy who was hesitating to have sex with you and then you gave him a gentle squeeze on the balls or something?”
“More than a gentle…” Takei laughed. “But it didn’t involve power over the other.”
That sounds precisely like the allegations lodged against him by former male model Scott R. Brunton. He told The Hollywood Reporter that the assault happened in Takei’s Los Angeles condominium.
Just a few hours after actor Ben Affleck said the allegations against Harvey Weinstein made him sick, actress Hilarie Burton tweeted about Affleck grabbing her breast during a 2003 MTV interview and makeup artist Annamarie Tendler accused him of groping her buttocks at a 2014 Golden Globes party. Affleck publicly apologized to Burton and said he’s making sure he’s part of the solution.
Which brings us to Judge Roy Moore. Moore is the latest one to be accused of dating and molesting a 14-year-old girl – 40 years ago. This is obviously a political ploy by the Democrats since Moore is up to fill the seat in the Alabama senate left by Jeff Sessions. He beat his opponent Luther Strange in the primary who McConnell and McCain supported.
Operatives in the democrat party and maybe even the deep state which consists of Democrats and Republicans against Trump suddenly are pouncing on these accusations.
There is no proof that Moore did what he is being accused of and the main accuser worked for Hillary as a sign language interpreter and another accuser was offered $1000 by a reporter to say she was molested by Moore. It is so obvious that this is a political ploy since four women who don’t even know each other all come out at the same time 40 years later to say this?
During what can only be described as a friendly interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Roy Moore, the Republican senatorial candidate in Alabama, made a few startling admissions. Hannity gave Moore the opportunity to refute allegations reported in The Washington Post that he had dated several teen-aged girls when he was in his early 3os.
Moore began by categorically stating that “These allegations are completely false and misleading.” But later in the interview, Moore admitted that he did recognize the names of some of the women in the report and admitted that, “After my return from the military I dated a lot of young ladies.”
This is only a part and partial list of accusations being hurled around now. Maybe they are true and maybe they aren’t, but why are they all coming out now together when these things happened years ago? Why not say anything then? Why now? It’s like this is the in thing to say in order to be in with the current in crowd. It’s like everyone wants to get in on the act.