Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ilana Glazer and Reese Witherspoon join the chorus of women sharing Hollywood abuse stories

 Ilana Glazer and Reese Witherspoon join the chorus of women sharing Hollywood abuse stories
By Stephanie Merry October 18

Ever since the allegations of serial abuse by Harvey Weinstein blew up, a tidal wave of women — plus a few men — in Hollywood have shared their own troubling tales involving high-powered producers, directors and executives....

The #MeToo stories spreading across Twitter and Facebook show that just about every woman has their own personal nightmare, and A-list actresses are no exception. Reese Witherspoon, for example, used her speech at the Elle Women in Hollywood event Monday night to reveal that a director sexually assaulted her when she was just 16. That was the first time it happened to her, she said, though not the last....

She’s not alone. America Ferrera acknowledged that a man sexually assaulted her when she was 9 years old. The actress shared her story in an Instagram post, during which she urged women to “break the silence” to help future generations.

Jennifer Lawrence added her own anecdotes to the growing list. At the same Elle-sponsored event, the Oscar winner talked about being part of a humiliating nude lineup. As a way to shame her into losing weight for a role, she was forced to stand beside much thinner women, then photographed. A female producer suggested Lawrence use the picture as weight-loss “inspiration.”....

One exception is Isa Hackett, a producer for “The Man in the High Castle,” who went public last week with her story about Amazon Studios chief Roy Price, who she alleges sexually harassed her. Price was suspended by the company....
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/10/17/reese-witherspoon-and-jennifer-lawrence-join-the-chorus-of-women-sharing-hollywood-abuse-stories/ 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence Describe Abuse, The end of Harvey Weinstein and an industry that secretly loves its bullies


Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence Describe Abuse in Speeches

by Associated Press  Oct 17 2017

Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence used their speeches at a Hollywood event honoring women to detail experiences of assault and harassment at the hands of directors and producers and pledged to do more to stop such situations.

Witherspoon told the audience at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday night that the recent revelations of decades of sexual misconduct allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein had prompted her own experiences to come back "very vividly."

Witherspoon said she had "true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment." ....

Lawrence detailed what she called a "degrading and humiliating" experience of being asked early on in her career to lose 15 pounds in two weeks for a role. She was then forced to pose nude alongside thinner women for photos that a female producer told her would serve as inspiration for her diet, she said.

When she tried to speak up about the demands, Lawrence said, she couldn't find a sympathetic ear from those in power....
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/reese-witherspoon-jennifer-lawrence-describe-abuse-speeches-n811556

The end of Harvey Weinstein and an industry that secretly loves its bullies
by Justin Chang  October 17, 2017

The horrific allegations against Harvey Weinstein have summoned forth images that will play in our heads on a loop for days, months, maybe years. Those images — detailed with sickening exactitude in the pages of the New York Times and the New Yorker, and also in the harrowing personal testimonies that have emerged since — scarcely bear repeating here. But they are part of the reason why the courage of the women who have gone on the record so far can never be overstated.

I hope, but wouldn’t dare assume, that in sharing their stories, these survivors have begun to liberate themselves from the last vestige of Weinstein’s power to wound, humiliate and silence them. But their courage comes at a cost, as true courage always does. To reveal a history of sexual harassment and/or assault from one of the entertainment industry’s most powerful men is to relinquish one’s most private experiences to a public that salivates over every morsel of celebrity gossip, and that often responds to human pain with more cruelty than sympathy....
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-harvey-weinstein-critic-20171017-story.html  


Child and Ritual Abuse Research  https://ritualabuse.us

Articles by Neil Brick  http://neilbrick.com 

Child Abuse Wiki   http://childabusewiki.org

Monday, October 16, 2017

McMartin Preschool Case – What Really Happened and the Coverup

McMartin Preschool Case – What Really Happened and the Coverup https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/mcmartin-preschool-case-what-really-happened-and-the-coverup/
Evidence of child abuse, describes the media cover up

Archaeological Investigations of the McMartin Preschool Site http://web.archive.org/web/20010406130849/http://members.cruzio.com/~ratf/McMartIntro.html
McMartin 


Archaeological Investigations of the McMartin Preschool Site, Manhattan Beach, California
http://web.archive.org/web/20010123212200/members.cruzio.com/~ratf/McMartin.html/
Tunnels found

"Why Cults Terrorize and Kill Children" The Journal of Psychohistory  http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/why-cults-terrorize-and-kill-children-lloyd-demause-the-journal-of-psychohistory/   Eberles information

"Prosecutors say they intend to present as witnesses 41 former pupils of the school showed physical evidence of having been sexually abused" http://www.nytimes.com/1985/02/13/us/reporter-s-notebook-6-months-of-california-case.html 

"Prosecutors have asserted that more than 100 children were abused at the school in the past decade"
http://www.nytimes.com/1985/01/23/us/boy-7-is-witness-in-california-child-abuse-case.html

Gould, C. (1995). Denying ritual abuse of children. Journal of Psychohistory http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/denying-ritual-abuse-of-children-catherine-gould/
Corroboration and eyewitness accounts

McMartin Preschool Story – from http://ritualabuse.us/2008/10/issue-37-march-2001/
children's medical reports and the tunnels corroborated stories

Summit, R.C. (1994). "The Dark Tunnels of McMartin" Journal of Psychohistory
http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/the-dark-tunnels-of-mcmartin-dr-roland-c-summit-journal-of-psychohistory/

Investigative Issues in Ritual Abuse Cases,   Treating Abuse Today
http://abusearticles.wordpress.com/2007/12/02/investigative-issues-in-ritual-abuse-cases-part-1-and-2-1994/

Paul and Shirley Eberle: A Strange Pair of Experts
http://www.nostatusquo.com/ACLU/NudistHallofShame/Eberle.html

9 of the 11 jurors who agreed to be interviewed indicated that they believed the children had been molested
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/mcmartin-preschool-case-what-really-happened-and-the-coverup/

Information on Neil Brick

Information on Neil Brick

Copied with permission from https://ritualabuse.us/smart/neil-brick/
 
In 1995,  Neil Brick founded the SMART newsletter.  In 1996, SMART was on the Internet and in 1998 SMART started having ritual abuse conferences.

There are now 136 newsletters online at http://ritualabuse.us/newsletter/

Conferences with online transcripts and ordering information:
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/


Videos from the 2017 Survivorship Conference

Neil Brick – Survivorship Conference 2017 – How to Avoid Being Mind Controlled at a Conference  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGoaYw3pEZs

http://neilbrick.com/articles/how-to-avoid-being-mind-controlled-at-a-conference-and-freedom-from-mind-control/

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. has been published for over 20 years. http://neilbrick.com    This presentation has scientific evidence about posthypnotic suggestion, hypnosis, MPD and mind control.

Disclaimer: This presentation is solely my own thoughts and research and not necessarily the thoughts or any other persons or groups I work with, including Survivorship. It includes information from an adapted version of a paper with the same name at the Survivorship website.

Survivors may want to use caution while watching this presentation. None of this video is meant as therapy or to take the place of therapy.

Neil Brick – Survivorship Conference 2017 – Freedom from Mind Control
https://youtu.be/SxBO2HU4R_M

Survivors may want to use caution while watching this presentation.  None of this video is meant as therapy or to take the place of therapy.

Freedom from Mind Control
Subliminal methods and mind control influence all areas of our lives. Social and cultural forms of mind control keep us from growing as human beings.  These forms of control make it difficult for us to grow and learn as survivors. They make it more difficult to work through our cult control programming to free our minds and our lives. Recovery techniques will be discussed that can help survivors and others break through their mind control programs and influences.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. has been published for over 20 years. http://neilbrick.com

Disclaimer: This presentation is solely my own thoughts and research and not necessarily the thoughts or any other persons or groups I work with, including Survivorship.


Articles by Neil Brick

http://neilbrick.com

http://neilbrick.blogspot.com

https://ritualabuse.us/smart/neil-brick/

https://independent.academia.edu/neilbrick

https://plus.google.com/+stopritualabusetoday


Advocacy Alert

Petition to Stop Attacks Against Child Abuse and Ritual Abuse Survivors and Neil Brick
http://neilbrick.com/articles/petition-to-stop-attacks-against-child-abuse-and-ritual-abuse-survivors-and-neil-brick/

Please sign at:
https://www.change.org/p/protect-child-abuse-survivors-petition-to-stop-attacks-against-child-abuse-and-ritual-abuse-survivors-and-neil-brick

Please sign this petition to show support for child abuse and ritual abuse survivors. One may use the check box below the signature area to keep your name confidential.  We are asking everyone to sign this petition and let others know about it. Let’s stop the attacks against child abuse survivors and their helpers.


Neil Brick has worked hard to build a research base for child abuse and ritual abuse survivors. He has worked to develop advocacy efforts to help survivors and their helpers.

Neil Brick has always been a strong advocate for people thinking for themselves.  He has encouraged people to use their critical thinking skills and fully research topics. In one presentation, he stated :

“Please use your own judgment and try to research everything as fully as possible. Don’t accept anything anyone says simply because they say it or claim to be an expert or whatever. Try to check it out for yourself.”

There are online articles with inaccurate information about Neil Brick.  Some of the articles below correct factual errors about Neil Brick and his work.  Those interested in contacting Neil for an interview can write smartnews  @aol.com (delete space before @) for more information.

Several of Neil Brick’s articles (listed below) provide readers information on how to avoid being mind controlled and encourage readers to find out for themselves about topics from as many sources as possible.

Neil Brick’s conference presentation transcripts:
How to Avoid Being Mind Controlled at a Conference and Freedom from Mind Control – 2017 Presentation by Neil Brick
http://neilbrick.com/articles/how-to-avoid-being-mind-controlled-at-a-conference-and-freedom-from-mind-control/

Topics include:
Neil Brick, Satanic Temple, Grey Faction, Doug Mesner, Lucien Greaves, mind control, propaganda, hypnosis, ritual abuse

The Urban Legends of Those Attacking Ritual Abuse Theories and the False Logic of False Memory Proponents and Their Occultist Supporters – Presentation at the 2016 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference
Second half of the article discusses the Grey Faction, a part of the Satanic Temple and Lucien Greaves/Doug Mesner.   http://neilbrick.com/articles/the-urban-legends-of-those-attacking-ritual-abuse-theories/

The Battle to Stop Ritual Abuse https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2015-conference/the-battle-to-stop-ritual-abuse/

Doing the right thing and getting stronger at the same time, a survivor’s path to recovery and helping others by Neil Brick https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2014-conference/doing-the-right-thing-and-getting-stronger-at-the-same-time-a-survivors-path-to-recovery-and-helping-others/

Recent Child Abuse Crimes and Efforts to Unite Survivors by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2012-conference/recent-child-abuse-crimes-and-efforts-to-unite-survivors/

Always Getting Stronger: Giving Survivors a Voice in the World by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2011-conference/always-getting-stronger-giving-survivors-a-voice-in-the-world/

The Myth of Panic – Exposing Theories Used to Cover Up Ritual Abuse Crimes by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2011-conference/the-myth-of-panic-exposing-theories-used-to-cover-up-ritual-abuse-crimes/

Fighting the Spin : The Truth about Child Abuse Cases by Neil Brick https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2010-conference/fighting-the-spin-the-truth-about-child-abuse-cases/

The Move from Blame the Victim to Blame the Helper by Neil Brick https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2010-conference/the-move-from-blame-the-victim-to-blame-the-helper/

Ritual Abuse, the trenches of the stopping child abuse movement by Neil Brick https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2009-conference/ritual-abuse-the-trenches-of-the-stopping-child-abuse-movement/

Debating The Non-Believers – Getting equal time for Survivors’ Views by Neil Brick  https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/conf08/debating-the-non-believers/

Stopping Ritual Abuse – What can we do today by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/conf07/stopping-ritual-abuse-what-can-we-do-today/

The 12-step Healing Process and Survivor Advocacy by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/conf06/the-12-step-healing-process-and-survivor-advocacy/

How healing from ritual abuse and mind control works by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/conf05/how-healing-from-ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-works/

How can we advocate for survivors of ritual abuse by example and advocacy? by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/conf04/how-can-we-advocate-for-survivors-of-ritual-abuse-by-example-and-advocacy/

Stopping Mind Control and Healing by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/conf03/stopping-mind-control-and-healing/

My healing and helping others by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/conf2002/my-healing-and-helping-others/

My Most Recent Memories and My Personal Growth by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/conf2001/my-most-recent-memories-and-my-personal-growth/

Trigger management and conference safety presentation by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/conf1999/trigger-management-and-conference-safety-presentation/

Other papers, articles and transcripts written by Neil Brick

Evolving as a Movement – Taking a Step Forward
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/evolving-as-a-movement-taking-a-step-forward/

How Childhood Sexual Abuse Affects Interpersonal Relationships by Neil Brick  https://ritualabuse.us/research/sexual-abuse/how-childhood-sexual-abuse-affects-interpersonal-relationships/

The Etymological Antecedents of and Scientific Evidence for the Existence of Dissociative Identity Disorder by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/research/did/the-etymological-antecedents-of-and-scientific-evidence-for-the-existence-of-dissociative-identity-disorder/

The Neurological Basis for the Theory of Recovered Memory by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/research/memory-fms/the-neurological-basis-for-the-theory-of-recovered-memory/

The Alleged Ethical Violations of Elizabeth Loftus in the Case of Jane Doe by Neil Brick https://ritualabuse.us/research/memory-fms/the-alleged-ethical-violations-of-elizabeth-loftus-in-the-case-of-jane-doe/

Propaganda & Mind Control by Neil Brick https://ritualabuse.us/mindcontrol/

Ritual Abuse and Its Political Implications by Neil Brick https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/ritual-abuse-and-its-political-implications/

Solidarity in the fight against Ritual Abuse and Torture by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/solidarity-in-the-fight-against-ritual-abuse-and-torture/

Advocacy and Saving Lives by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/advocacy-and-saving-lives/

Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Presentation by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/ritual-abusemind-control-presentation/

Data proving the existence of recovered memory, ritual abuse, mk-ultra and information on the backlash by Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/research/data-proving-the-existence-of-recovered-memory-ritual-abuse-mk-ultra-and-information-on-the-backlash/

How Cues and Programming Work in Mind Control and Propaganda by Neil Brick https://ritualabuse.us/mindcontrol/how-cues-and-programming-work-in-mind-control-and-propaganda/

Video on youtube –
Proof ritual abuse and Satanic ritual abuse exists by Neil Brick http://www.youtube.com/user/stopritualabuse

Information on harassment of Neil Brick and SMART

Neil Brick’s responses to recent attacks and harassment by false memory proponents.
 
Exposing Doug Mesner/Lucien Greaves – co-founder of the Satanic Temple and Grey Faction presenter
http://neilbrick.com/articles/exposing-doug-mesnerlucien-greaves-co-founder-of-the-satanic-temple-and-grey-faction-presenter/
 
Reply to the Grey Faction’s Petition to Revoke the License of Neil Brick
http://neilbrick.com/articles/reply-to-the-grey-factions-petition-to-revoke-the-license-of-neil-brick/

Reply to the Satanic Temple’s Grey Faction online guest post
http://neilbrick.com/articles/reply-to-the-satanic-temples-grey-faction-online-guest-post/

Rebuttal to the Grey Faction Lucien Greaves presentation about SMART and additional Grey Faction information about Neil Brick  https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/rebuttal-to-the-grey-faction-lucien-greaves-presentation-about-smart-and-additional-grey-faction-information-about-neil-brick/

Douglas Misicko alias Douglas Mesner update 7 – Radio Interview Rebuttal
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/douglas-misicko-alias-douglas-mesner-update-7-radio-interview-rebuttal/
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/douglas-misicko-alias-douglas-mesner-update-6-examiner-com-article/
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/douglas-misicko-alias-douglas-mesner-update-5/
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/douglas-misicko-alias-douglas-mesner-update-4/
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/douglas-misicko-alias-douglas-mesner-update-3/
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/douglas-misicko-alias-douglas-mesner-update-2/
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/douglas-misicko-alias-douglas-mesner-update/
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/douglas-misicko-alias-douglas-mesner/
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/harassment-by-false-memory-proponents/
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/rebuttal-to-the-report-from-the-smart-2009-conference/


Trump and Fascism
This page is a data dump of articles about Donald Trump, those working with Trump and historical articles about fascism. Fascism uses different types of mind control to control people. Donald Trump has been accused of using propaganda and mind control techniques to win the election, to control people’s opinions of him and to control their opinions of other topics. This page contains excerpts from articles related to this topic. http://neilbrick.com/articles/trump-and-fascism/


Neil Brick, NeilBrick, #Neil_Brick, #NeilBrick, neilbrick.com


NBrick, NeilB, #SMART  #S.M.A.R.T

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Survivorship Journal Winter 2018, Ritual Abuse Evidence, Recovered Memory Proof

https://survivorship.org/notes-and-journal/

Journal
 

2018 Winter Journal 

Table of Contents


Propaganda and Mind Control, part 2                 Neil Brick
   
The Strong and the Brave Ones                          Alison Miller
   
Professional Ethics and Respect for Survivors Randy Noblitt
   
Portraits of my Heart, and Portraits of my
Solar Plexus, collages                                          Wendy Hoffman

A Poem                                                                  Wendy Hoffman


Ritual Abuse Evidence | Survivorship.Org
https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-evidence/

Child Abuse Wiki - Ritual Abuse
http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Ritual_Abuse
Ritual abuse exists all over the world. There have been reports, journal articles, web pages and criminal convictions of crimes against children and adults.

Proof That Ritual Abuse Exists
http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/

Empirical and Forensic Evidence of Ritual Abuse
by James Randall Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt (2014) http://endritualabuse.org/evidence/evidence-of-ritual-abuse

Large List of Ritual Abuse and Satanic Ritual Abuse References
http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/

Child Abuse Wiki – Recovered Memories
http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Recovered_Memories 
There is very strong scientific evidence that recovered memories exist. This has been shown in many scientific studies. The content of recovered memories have fairly high corroboration rates.

The Dark Tunnels of McMartin – Dr. Roland C. Summit
http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/the-dark-tunnels-of-mcmartin-dr-roland-c-summit-journal-of-psychohistory/

The McMartin Preschool Case – What Really Happened and the Cover-up
http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/mcmartin-preschool-case-what-really-happened-and-the-coverup/

Denying Ritual Abuse of Children – Catherine Gould The Journal of Psychohistory 22 (3) 1995
http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/denying-ritual-abuse-of-children-catherine-gould/

Believe the children (1997). “Conviction List: Ritual Child Abuse”.
http://ra-info.org/faqs/ra-convictions/

2008 Publications on Ritual Abuse and Mind Control
http://endritualabuse.org/evidence/publications-on-ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-in-2008/

Lacter, E (2008-02-11). “Brief Synopsis of the Literature on the Existence of Ritualistic Abuse”.
http://endritualabuse.org/evidence/brief-synopsis-of-the-literature-on-the-existence-of-ritualistic-abuse/

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades


- . A longtime Democratic donor, he hosted a fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton in his Manhattan home last year. He employed Malia Obama, the oldest daughter of former President Barack Obama, as an intern this year

- At Fox News, where the conservative icons Roger E. Ailes and Bill O’Reilly were accused of harassment, women have received payouts well into the millions of dollars. But most of the women involved in the Weinstein agreements collected between roughly $80,000 and $150,000, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

- It’s likely that women have recently felt increasingly emboldened to talk about their experiences because of the way the world has changed regarding issues of sex and power. These disclosures follow in the wake of stories alleging sexual misconduct by public figures, including Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Bill Cosby, and Donald Trump. In October, 2016, a month before the election, a tape emerged of Trump telling a celebrity-news reporter, “And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. . . . Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.” This past April, O’Reilly, a host at Fox News, was forced to resign after Fox was discovered to have paid five women millions of dollars in exchange for silence about their accusations of sexual harassment. Ailes, the former head of Fox News, resigned last July, after he was accused of sexual harassment. Cosby went on trial this summer, charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman. The trial ended with a hung jury....

- Many expressed guilt and regret about not having said or done more. They spoke about what they believed to be a culture of silence about sexual assault inside Miramax and the Weinstein Company and across the entertainment industry more broadly.

- Top Actresses Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Harassment

Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades
By JODI KANTOR and MEGAN TWOHEY OCT. 5, 2017

Update: The Weinstein Company’s board has fired Harvey Weinstein after reports of sexual harassment complaints against him....

“There is a toxic environment for women at this company,” Ms. O’Connor said in the letter, addressed to several executives at the company run by Mr. Weinstein.

An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company.

During that time, after being confronted with allegations including sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, Mr. Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women, according to two company officials speaking on the condition of anonymity. Among the recipients, The Times found, were a young assistant in New York in 1990, an actress in 1997, an assistant in London in 1998, an Italian model in 2015 and Ms. O’Connor shortly after, according to records and those familiar with the agreements.

In a statement to The Times on Thursday afternoon, Mr. Weinstein said: “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go.”

He added that he was working with therapists and planning to take a leave of absence to “deal with this issue head on.”....

Though Ms. O’Connor had been writing only about a two-year period, her memo echoed other women’s complaints. Mr. Weinstein required her to have casting discussions with aspiring actresses after they had private appointments in his hotel room, she said, her description matching those of other former employees. She suspected that she and other female Weinstein employees, she wrote, were being used to facilitate liaisons with “vulnerable women who hope he will get them work.”

The allegations piled up even as Mr. Weinstein helped define popular culture. He has collected six best-picture Oscars and turned out a number of touchstones, from the films “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” “Pulp Fiction” and “Good Will Hunting” to the television show “Project Runway.” In public, he presents himself as a liberal lion, a champion of women and a winner of not just artistic but humanitarian awards....

In 2015, the year Ms. O’Connor wrote her memo, his company distributed “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about campus sexual assault. A longtime Democratic donor, he hosted a fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton in his Manhattan home last year. He employed Malia Obama, the oldest daughter of former President Barack Obama, as an intern this year, and recently helped endow a faculty chair at Rutgers University in Gloria Steinem’s name. During the Sundance Film Festival in January, when Park City, Utah, held its version of nationwide women’s marches, Mr. Weinstein joined the parade....

Dozens of Mr. Weinstein’s former and current employees, from assistants to top executives, said they knew of inappropriate conduct while they worked for him. Only a handful said they ever confronted him.

Mr. Weinstein enforced a code of silence; employees of the Weinstein Company have contracts saying they will not criticize it or its leaders in a way that could harm its “business reputation” or “any employee’s personal reputation,” a recent document shows. And most of the women accepting payouts agreed to confidentiality clauses prohibiting them from speaking about the deals or the events that led to them.

Charles Harder, a lawyer representing Mr. Weinstein, said it was not unusual to enter into settlements to avoid lengthy and costly litigation. He added, “It’s not evidence of anything.”....

    I am a professional and have tried to be professional. I am not treated that way however. I am sexualized and diminished.
    — From Lauren O’Connor‘s memo

At Fox News, where the conservative icons Roger E. Ailes and Bill O’Reilly were accused of harassment, women have received payouts well into the millions of dollars. But most of the women involved in the Weinstein agreements collected between roughly $80,000 and $150,000, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

In the wake of Ms. O’Connor’s 2015 memo, some Weinstein Company board members and executives, including Mr. Weinstein’s brother and longtime partner, Bob, 62, were alarmed about the allegations, according to several people who spoke on the condition of anonymity. In the end, though, board members were assured there was no need to investigate. After reaching a settlement with Mr. Weinstein, Ms. O’Connor withdrew her complaint and thanked him for the career opportunity he had given her....

In interviews, eight women described varying behavior by Mr. Weinstein: appearing nearly or fully naked in front of them, requiring them to be present while he bathed or repeatedly asking for a massage or initiating one himself. The women, typically in their early or middle 20s and hoping to get a toehold in the film industry, said he could switch course quickly — meetings and clipboards one moment, intimate comments the next....

Most women who told The Times that they experienced misconduct by Mr. Weinstein had never met one another. They range in age from early 20s to late 40s and live in different cities. Some said they did not report the behavior because there were no witnesses and they feared retaliation by Mr. Weinstein. Others said they felt embarrassed. But most confided in co-workers....
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/us/harvey-weinstein-harassment-allegations.html

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories
Multiple women share harrowing accounts of sexual assault and harassment by the film executive.
By Ronan Farrow  October 10, 2017

In the course of a ten-month investigation, thirteen women interviewed said that, between the nineteen-nineties and 2015, Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them....

Since the establishment of the first studios a century ago, there have been few movie executives as dominant, or as domineering, as Harvey Weinstein. As the co-founder of the production-and-distribution companies Miramax and the Weinstein Company, he helped to reinvent the model for independent films, with movies such as “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” “The English Patient,” “Pulp Fiction,” “The Crying Game,” “Shakespeare in Love,” and “The King’s Speech.” Beyond Hollywood, he has exercised his influence as a prolific fund-raiser for Democratic Party candidates, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Weinstein combined a keen eye for promising scripts, directors, and actors with a bullying, even threatening, style of doing business, inspiring both fear and gratitude. His movies have earned more than three hundred Oscar nominations, and, at the annual awards ceremonies, he has been thanked more than almost anyone else in movie history, just after Steven Spielberg and right before God.

For more than twenty years, Weinstein has also been trailed by rumors of sexual harassment and assault. This has been an open secret to many in Hollywood and beyond, but previous attempts by many publications, including The New Yorker, to investigate and publish the story over the years fell short of the demands of journalistic evidence. Too few people were willing to speak, much less allow a reporter to use their names, and Weinstein and his associates used nondisclosure agreements, monetary payoffs, and legal threats to suppress these myriad stories. Asia Argento, an Italian film actress and director, told me that she did not speak out until now—Weinstein, she told me, forcibly performed oral sex on her—because she feared that Weinstein would “crush” her. “I know he has crushed a lot of people before,” Argento said. “That’s why this story—in my case, it’s twenty years old; some of them are older—has never come out.”

Last week, the New York Times, in a powerful report by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, revealed multiple allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein, a story that led to the resignation of four members of his company’s all-male board, and to Weinstein’s firing from the company....

Three women—among them Argento and a former aspiring actress named Lucia Evans—told me that Weinstein raped them, allegations that include Weinstein forcibly performing or receiving oral sex and forcing vaginal sex. Four women said that they experienced unwanted touching that could be classified as an assault. In an audio recording captured during a New York Police Department sting operation in 2015 and made public here for the first time, Weinstein admits to groping a Filipina-Italian model named Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, describing it as behavior he is “used to.” Four of the women I interviewed cited encounters in which Weinstein exposed himself or masturbated in front of them....

Other employees described what was, in essence, a culture of complicity at Weinstein’s places of business, with numerous people throughout the companies fully aware of his behavior but either abetting it or looking the other way. Some employees said that they were enlisted in subterfuge to make the victims feel safe. A female executive with the company described how Weinstein assistants and others served as a “honeypot”—they would initially join a meeting, but then Weinstein would dismiss them, leaving him alone with the woman....

It’s likely that women have recently felt increasingly emboldened to talk about their experiences because of the way the world has changed regarding issues of sex and power. These disclosures follow in the wake of stories alleging sexual misconduct by public figures, including Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Bill Cosby, and Donald Trump. In October, 2016, a month before the election, a tape emerged of Trump telling a celebrity-news reporter, “And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. . . . Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.” This past April, O’Reilly, a host at Fox News, was forced to resign after Fox was discovered to have paid five women millions of dollars in exchange for silence about their accusations of sexual harassment. Ailes, the former head of Fox News, resigned last July, after he was accused of sexual harassment. Cosby went on trial this summer, charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman. The trial ended with a hung jury....

None of the former executives or assistants I spoke to quit because of the misconduct, but many expressed guilt and regret about not having said or done more. They spoke about what they believed to be a culture of silence about sexual assault inside Miramax and the Weinstein Company and across the entertainment industry more broadly.....

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/from-aggressive-overtures-to-sexual-assault-harvey-weinsteins-accusers-tell-their-stories 


Top Actresses Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Harassment
By JACEY FORTIN OCT. 10, 2017

Days after a series of sexual harassment allegations against the film producer Harvey Weinstein were made public in a report in The New York Times on Thursday, women are still coming forward to tell their stories.

Many of the allegations are remarkably similar. Actresses and other employees in Mr. Weinstein’s orbit described being invited to a hotel room, finding the producer in a bathrobe and being urged to exchange massages, have sex or watch him masturbate.

The New Yorker published a report on Tuesday detailing allegations of sexual assault, including rape. In total, more than 20 women have now reportedly accused Mr. Weinstein of assault or harassment. Through a spokeswoman, Mr. Weinstein has denied engaging in nonconsensual sex.

Many of the reported encounters occurred in the 1990s and involved women in their 20s who were just beginning to make names for themselves. Their stories share a common thread: fear that reporting the inappropriate behavior of a titan of the film industry could backfire and destroy their career and reputation....
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/us/harvey-weinstein-accusations.html


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Former UK prime minister Edward Heath child sex and ritual abuse allegations, Roman Polanski under investigation over new rape allegations



Late UK prime minister would have faced child sex abuse questioning

By Sarah Ward, SWNS
October 5, 2017
Former UK prime minister Sir Edward Heath would have been quizzed by police over child sex allegations including the rape of an 11-year-old “rent boy,” an investigation revealed Thursday.

Wiltshire Police said the former MP – who allegedly took part in Satanic sex – would have been questioned under caution over five alleged attacks on children and two on adults.

The disturbing allegations – described as “chance” or “paid for sexual encounters” – span the 60s, 70s and 90s and took place in London, Kent, Sussex, Guernsey and Jersey.

Two of the alleged assaults took place in Wiltshire – where Heath had a mansion – including a “chance” attack on a 12, 13 or 14-year-old boy in private gardens.

In the most disturbing allegation, Heath allegedly raped an 11-year-old boy he paid to abuse in a home in London in 1961, while he was a cabinet member.

Some of the alleged assaults took place in public places or buildings – and one alleged attack on a boy took place in the company of another man. Another alleged attack on a 15-year-old boy in a public building in Guernsey took place while he was the leader of the Conservatives.

During the course of the investigation, six victims told police Heath was involved in Satanic or ritual abuse.

Investigators defined it as “offenses committed using symbols, ceremonies or group activities that appeared to have a religious or supernatural meaning” – but said they found no evidence.

The seven total alleged attacks were reported to police between April 2015 and June 2016 – and were among 42 allegations of sex assaults made to police.

The findings were revealed Thursday by Wiltshire Police following a controversial two-year $1.9 million investigation....

Some 42 alleged victims reported abuse involving Heath – 26 named individuals, ten reports by a third party, three anonymous reports and three who later realized they were “genuinely mistaken.”

None of the seven allegations, which Heath would have been interviewed about, occurred while he was PM.

Among the 42 allegations was one from a rent boy working in a Salisbury brothel who claimed he was abused by the politician and three male sex workers.

Six victims claimed Heath was involved in Satanic or ritual abuse, but two died before Operation Conifer began.

“Following the investigation, no further corroborative evidence was found to support the disclosures that Heath was involved in ritual abuse,” the report said.

Allegations were also made that Heath was involved in murdering children aboard his yachts, but no evidence was discovered to suggest this happened, the report said.

Three victims made allegations of organized pedophile activity within military settings and two accused Heath of committing abuses in Wiltshire.

Police case papers from 1989 relating to a criminal investigation into two of the victims’ parents mentioned allegations made about Heath, the report said....

Sir Edward’s friends have previously accused police of a witch hunt.

They insisted he could not have carried such crimes because he could not drive, was under 24-hour police guard and was asexual.

But the report revealed he owned two cars, was not watched around the clock and did have sexual relationships....

They will now be passed to the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse.
http://nypost.com/2017/10/05/late-uk-prime-minister-would-have-faced-child-sex-abuse-questioning/ 

Roman Polanski under investigation by Swiss police over new rape allegations

A woman named Renate Langer interviewed by police says the film-maker raped her in the town of Gstaad when she was 15, in 1972

Agence France-Presse in Geneva

Tuesday 3 October 2017
Swiss police are investigating new rape allegations against Roman Polanski made by a woman who said the film-maker assaulted her in the town of Gstaad in 1972.

St Gallen’s police communications chief, Hanspeter Krüsi, confirmed the details of the allegations, first reported by the New York Times.

Krüsi told AFP that police interviewed Renate Langer on 26 September concerning accusations that Polanski raped her in Gstaad when she was 15.

Polanski in 1977 pleaded guilty in the United States to having unlawful sex with Samantha Geimer – aged 13 at the time – but fled the country before he could be sentenced. He remains a fugitive from the US justice system.

Langer is a 61-year-old former actress who was born in Munich, according to multiple media reports.

She is the fourth woman to publicly accuse Polanski of sexual assault.

In August, a woman identified only as Robin told a news conference in Los Angeles she was “sexually victimised” by the French-Polish film director when she was 16, in 1973....
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/03/roman-polanski-under-investigation-by-swiss-police-over-new-allegations