Don’t Expect Important Reforms

This post appears in slightly different form as a private social media post. One of the people — at least one — who replied to this tweet (see below) asked if Portia de Rossi reported the incident. She reported it exactly the way she was supposed to report it, and that was made clear in her Twitter post. Immediately after the incident, she called her agent, who was supposed to protect her.  In a better world, the agent would have gone to the police with her.  Instead, the agent gave an inappropriate, sheepish response on the telephone, which made it … Continue reading Don’t Expect Important Reforms

When a Scandal Blows Over

Before we decide life is improving for sexual harassment/assault victims in Hollywood, we’d better consider the power of the status quo. The actions of Harvey Weinstein and some other people were known by insiders for a long time before their respective scandals became public.  Now, it looks as if high-profile creeps are falling like dominoes, and those guys will never work in any form of media again. Don’t assume anything, though. In 1997, NBC Sports announcer Marv Albert pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge after it was determined that he had bitten a woman’s shoulder.  The woman also accused him of … Continue reading When a Scandal Blows Over