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22 hours ago, witchypoos said:

He said in his apology letter that he always "asked for permission" first, but that might not be entirely true.

 

Even if it is true that doesn’t change much.  It’s not an uncoerced yes, trapped in his hotel room what happens if they say no?  That’s the calculation these women are making, not do I want to see Louis masturbate but how do I survive this.  It’s the implication from Alwsys Sunny.  

 

Also, on the leaked shit from his show I saw this on FB and thought it made an interesting point.  I just took the relevant sections the rest is related to US politics.

 

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Getting back to the original case.

 

https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/us-judge-dismisses-judd-claim-against-weinstein-20190110-p50qoy.html

 



 

Los Angeles: A federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed actor Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against movie producer Harvey Weinstein, but says she can proceed with a defamation claim against him.

Judd had accused Weinstein of defaming her in 1998 after she refused what she said were his sexual advances a year earlier.

n her lawsuit, filed in April 2018, the Double Jeopardy actor accused Weinstein of smearing her reputation by discouraging director Peter Jackson from casting her in his blockbuster movie franchise The Lord of the Rings.

Judd, one of the first women in October 2017 to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct, had accused the Hollywood movie mogul of sexual harassment in violation of a California law barring such conduct by a person in a "business, service or professional relationship" with another.

In a footnote to his ruling, US district judge Philip Gutierrez said he was not determining whether Judd was sexually harassed by Weinstein "in the colloquial sense of the term."

But Gutierrez said that Judd's relationship as an actress with the film producer was not covered under the California statute she had sued under, nor under a 2019 amendment.

"We have said from the beginning that this claim was unjustified, and we are pleased that the court saw it as we did. We believe that we will ultimately prevail on her remaining claims," Weinstein's lawyer, Phyllis Kupferstein, said in a statement.

But Judd's attorney, Theodore Boutrous jnr, said the ruling did not upend Judd's complaint.

"Nothing about today's ruling changes that Ms Judd's case is moving forward on multiple claims," Boutrous said in a statement late Wednesday, Los Angeles time.

"We look forward to pursuing the three claims for relief that the court has already ruled can move forward," he also said.

Weinstein is to stand trial in May in New York on five charges, including rape, involving two other women.

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2 hours ago, hub2 said:

What the fuck is wrong with Disco?!!? :angry:

 

That did not get overlooked:

 

 

Also look who else turned up in those replies:

 

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It's an odd choice of reference given that one of the most prominent events in American disco history was the time a stadium full of people burned huge piles of disco records because they didn't like this new music of gay origin, and wanted rock to be popular again.

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16 hours ago, K said:

It's an odd choice of reference given that one of the most prominent events in American disco history was the time a stadium full of people burned huge piles of disco records because they didn't like this new music of gay origin, and wanted rock to be popular again.

 

There's an argument that this means that The Martian was unconsciously anti-queer, anti-POC due to its joke about Competent STEM Man Matt Damon being stranded on Mars with only his hated disco music:

 

http://abigailnussbaum.tumblr.com/post/151621723965/cocoveredlady-zora-zen

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6 part documentary on R Kelly was shown this week on tv in America and is dragging all his dirty laundry back out in public view there. Called Surviving R Kelly its as depressing as you can imagine. Its making noise though with talk of new investigations into his behaviour. Hopefully he gets the book thrown at him. 

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