In the midst of the Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Scandal, Hollywood has banded together to denounce Harvey Weinstein and his disgusting sexual behavior against women including high-profile actresses like Ashley Judd and Angelina Jolie. From George Clooney to Leonardo DiCaprio, Hollywood actors and actress are coming out of the woodwork and distancing themselves from Weinstein in the wake of this news coming out.
But sexual deviancy is nothing new in Hollywood came in 1921 when comedian Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was accused by actress Virginia Rappe of raping her, she died days later from a ruptured bladder, then Arbuckle was charged with murder, he was later acquitted. Famed actor Errol Flynn had a two-year affair with a 15-year-old girl and was also accused of statutory rape in 1942, former child actress Shirley Temple recalls in her book Child Star that an MGM producer exposed himself to her when she was only 12 years old in 1940. Wizard of Oz actress Judy Garland was propositioned for sex multiple times by MGM studio execs.
The most famous story of the modern era was when Director Roman Polanski had sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old actress in 1977. Comedian Bill Cosby was accused of drugging and violating women since the 1960’s. Filmmaker and Comedian Woody Allen is a Hollywood icon, but he is also without his controversy, as he has been accused of molesting his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, he also had an affair with his other adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. Filmmaker Bryan Singer was accused of drugging and raping a young actor in the late 90’s and a 14-year-old extra also accused Singer of asking him and other minors to film a nude shower scene for his film Apt. Pupil, a lawsuit was filed but dismissed for insufficient evidence. Actor Casey Affleck was accused by two women of un-welcomed sexual advances, one of the women said Affleck would crawl into bed with her while she slept for routine instances of sexual harassment.
The point is I can name at least 30 more entertainers, directors, and producers who have been involved in some sketchy sex scandal at one point in their career, so Hollywood should not be shocked by the actions of Harvey Weinstein when they are the ones that created it.
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