The downfall of Hollyweird stars: ER actress calls out George Clooney, producer in misconduct claim

george clooney and harvey weinstein

George “I Had no Idea” Clooney and Harvey Weinstein

Every woman has the right to be heard and believed, correct?

Call ‘em all out girls! Burn it down!

From NY Post: A former “ER” actress claims that she was sexually and racially harassed daily on set — and George Clooney helped “blacklist” her from Hollywood when she complained.

“Clooney helped blacklist me when I spoke up abt harassment on ER.’women who dont play the game lose career’I did,” tweeted Vanessa Marquez, who played a nurse on the show’s first three seasons.

She accused actor Eriq La Salle and a crew member of being “p—sy grabbers” and said racial abuse about her Mexican heritage came from “Anthony,Noah,Julianna,” referring to cast members Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, and Julianna Margulies.

Marquez said she complained to executive producer John Wells. “Wells was the boss&I 1st reported it to him.His 1st question:Did George do something to u,” she tweeted.

Marquez has appeared in a handful of short films and TV movies since the 1990s, according to her IMDb page. In 2005, she discussed her shopping addiction on the A&E reality show “Intervention.”

Her accusations came after Clooney denounced producer Harvey Weinstein for sexual assault, describing his alleged actions as “indefensible” but saying he had no idea what the movie mogul was up to behind closed doors.”

Clooney denies that he had any part in “blacklisting” the actress with whom he worked on the television series ER after she complained of racial and sexual harassment.

From Breitbart:

“I had no idea Vanessa was blacklisted. I take her at her word,” Clooney said of actress Vanessa Marquez’s explosive claims.

“I was not a writer or a producer or a director on that show. I had nothing to do with casting. I was an actor and only an actor. If she was told I was involved in any decision about her career then she was lied to. The fact that I couldn’t affect her career is only surpassed by the fact that I wouldn’t. “


29 responses to “The downfall of Hollyweird stars: ER actress calls out George Clooney, producer in misconduct claim

  1. Notice what Clooney didn’t say: he only addressed the blacklist claim. He said nothing about her sexual and racist harassment claims that occurred on set. He’s got a good lawyer after all…

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  2. “They all” portray Georgie Clooney as Hollywood Prima Dona, George’s mysterious persona hides corpses and skeletons and as the old adage goes “$$$$ talks, bullshit walks” until someone out there pops his cork. Just think who his friends are, speaks volume!

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  3. Not buying the bullshit. This is a low-middling-talent actress trying to dogpile her way into the current game. An actor on a new show, as Clooney was a replaceable nobody at the time in question, would have less than zero input into “blackballing” anyone.

    Marquez is a loon, likely of her own making; actresses who throw hysterical and paranoid fits don’t get called back by other shows because the first question Producer B asks Producer A, her former employer, is “So, what’s her story?”

    When A, in this case John Wells, relates that she claimed sexual harassment and paranoid collusions claims, all unsubstantiated, that’s the kiss of death. There are 10,000 actresses available; once you’re a nutjob, you’re radioactive.

    Like she evidently is.

    Clooney may have his own other problems related to Weinstein, but none of it has anything to do with what happened on the first three seasons of ER, and anyone who works or worked in the industry for five minutes knows that.

    Marquez sounds like a fruitcake, still looking for a belated payday with her “J’accuse!” claims.


    • Any one who works or worked in the industry and purposely kept Weinstein’s secret is now unbelievable. They are partially responsible for this cluster and the industry’s own making and undoing.

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      • I agree. Not only that but you can bet your bippy that they sucked up while they were at it. Disgusting, self-serving whores, the lot of them. There was nothing secret about this. It was an open joke.

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      • Damn Clooney all you like for sitting on the Weinstein saga.

        This is a nutjob angling to collect for something that happened 20 years ago. The fact that she dragged in two other actors is your tipoff. When everyone is out to get you, you’re the psycho.

        She’s having a Captain Queeg moment, and absent the three dozen corroborated Weinstein allegations, she wouldn’t even have had her phone call returned on this.


        • Whatever you say.

          And Clooney et al who knew about this are all nutjobs. Every. Single. One.

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          • Sorry, I only bring 20 years, on set, in the business, including primarily at Warner Brothers at the exact relevant timeframe into the discussion. You…?

            Clooney’s a douchebag for any and all covering for Weinstein.
            That’s apples and oranges, and has jack and squat to do with Miss Nobody Crybabypants, ninth-string bit-player, accusing him of “blackballing” her, and him, half the stars, the show in general, and the executive producer with “daily sexual and racial harassment”, and then >shocker!< getting cut from the show in a heartbeat, and simultaneously cutting her throat industry wide forever.

            Hey Lou, get me the crazy paranoid fired actress, our show needs more lawsuits and off-screen drama, and less talent!” – said no producer ever, going back to 1660, when they were first allowed on stage

            Believe whatever fairytales you like from Ms. “I Got Nothin’.”
            She’s an unemployed loon, and for cause.

            The only mystery is why anybody now would even notice her twitter twaddle.


            • My take on this is:

              Why do we have to choose sides? I say pox on both their houses.

              What DCG did in this post is REPORT. That doesn’t mean DCG necessarily finds Vanessa Marquez more credible than George Clooney.

              Nobody in Hollywood — not the men, nor the obliging women — have clean hands.
              The women are now coming out of the woodwork only because the NYT, for reasons of their own, broke the dam on Harvey Weinstein’s shenanigans that everyone in Hollywood have known for years. The same women whom Weinstein paid off handsomely, and who have benefited career-wise from keeping their mouths shut all these years and, in so doing, enabled him to continue abusing other women. Some “feminists” they all are.

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              • Exactly. Everyone in Hollyweird is tainted, everyone. Their words and apologies ring hollow. The most messed up industry, along with politics of course.


              • Exactly. What is there about celebrity worship that enables this activity to go unchecked and expected to be accepted? Why is there a different standard for the wealthy and powerful?

                I realize that there is. What’s wrong with pointing it out. Maybe some who are all gaga over these people will pause and reflect. Being good at something, whether its acting or welding doesn’t empower that person to take advantage of another.

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            • I got an opinion just like you.

              And if you have 20 years in the business no doubt you saw or heard of the many, many predator behaviors that occur in Hollyweird.

              The only mystery to me is why the tolerant, self-appointed champions of women/POC/LGBT and oh so progressive types that permeate/work in Hollywood would allow women and men to be treated like pieces of meat. Then trash them when they make a claim.

              As Weinstein’s pal once said, “You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed.”

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              • you are, of course, right. We shouldn’t be surprised that the phoniest of the phonies is Hollywood. Most of the players know it for what it is. What they say and what is are entirely different.

                It’s an “insider game”. It isn’t about “talent”, it’s about connections. Sounds a bit like politics, no? So, setting aside the hypocrisy that is so clearly evident here, this is really about someone’s angst at playing their game and losing.

                We shouldn’t be surprised when these creatures who want to live life in public take positions they couldn’t care less about and behave inconsistently. That’s what they are. They’re “actors”. They’re as much SJW’s as those clowns at Sandy Hook are parents.

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      • Crudely speaking he who holds the sheep is as guilty as the one that slaughters it.

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    • Well I would say he had some say, as he is still considered the “poster boy doctor” of ER and thats what launched his career. But everyone’s story is now questionable since they all remained silent for so long and only coming out now bc its the popular thing to do. But I think to dismiss her entirely without any merit and attack her is not necessary.

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      • Nope, just the opposite; he was the “idiot” who left a hit show to “try and make it in movies”. Clearly you weren’t around then, or at least not paying attention. In the first three seasons, while ER was a bonafide hit, Clooney, like the rest of the cast, was eminently replaceable. He was, in fact, the only one of the bunch with any solid TV history, because he’d had some success on soaps, which wasn’t exactly a sterling acting recommendation in Hollywood. LaSalle and Edwards had actually been in real movies coming into the series; Clooney was just TV window dressing, like a hundred other actors.

        Clooney even blamed himself for killing the Batman franchise (until it was rebooted by Christian Bale’s Dark Knight trilogy much later on) at that exact time, which isn’t true – crappy writing and no plot killed the franchise with that awful movie – but it goes to show how little pull Clooney had in anything, let alone at Warner Brohters, at the time Marquez is alleging he “blackballed” her.

        As I noted above, she’s nursing a 20-year-old grudge with utterly no substantiation, and on something that has nothing to do with the despicable Weinstein’s shenanigans. She’s trying to bootstrap her career-ending butthurt and turn it into a thing, and having worked in the industry – particularly Warner Brothers – at the exact time, and even briefly on the show in question, I think it’s vastly more likely she’s full of crap than that he is.
        I was a fan of the show in the early seasons, and I couldn’t even pick her out of a line-up. If I have a call-sheet laying around from that era, she was probably something like #27 on any day she appeared. She was so ancillary and unimportant to the show her departure was barely a hiccup (except to her) anywhere you look it up. Finding out now that she accused three of the main stars and the executive producer, as well as the show itself, of “daily sexual and racist harassment” on a show with notably more starring and lead roles than most others then or ever going to both women and people of color, the mystery of her total disappearance from The Biz is conclusively solved. She shot her career in the head, and the word got around fast in the business, like it does. Game over.
        (For a bonus, anyone, see if you can figure out why Charlie Sheen stopped being on Two And a Half Men.)

        She was evidently well-perceived as a fruitloop then, and she’s still one know, just looking for a check and her fifteen minutes of fame. She had a brief tiny career from a bit part on a hit series, and pissed both away because she’s got a screw loose, and a huge chip on her shoulder. Self-inflicted career suicide, and notwithstanding any of Clooney’s decades-later douchebaggery in covering up Weinstein’s predations.



        • Very funny LARP you have going on there.

          Clooney was a huge star on ER and could have easily had someone blacklisted. Hell, maybe he didn’t want the fact that he is gay getting out and destroying his then-fledgling movie career.

          For a Hollyweird insider, you sure don’t know much. What were you, assistant script reader at an independent film company?

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        • Any you know that she’s a nutjob how exactly? Would you like to share your evidence? Or are you just pulling that assertion out of your rear-end because you are just so smart?


  4. Maybe this is Hollywood’s way of punishing individuals who voted for Donald Trump?


    • Harvey Weinstein and George Clooney voted for Trump? Don’t make me laugh. Both are notorious big donors, supporters and fund-raisers for Hillary Clinton.

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      • In the Twitter photo of Ms. Marquez, she’s wearing an Obama sweatshirt, and has an Obama banner on the wall behind her. Is there a possibility it’s Obama-philes mad at Hillary for losing, and now attacking her supporters as the “old guard democrats” they blame as the reason we’re being ruled by Trump and the GOP Congress (and the new Associate Justice of the SCotUS)?

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  5. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    If Hollywood fought sin as hard a they do middle age, Hollywood would be a moral paradise.


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  6. The only movie I have seen with George Clooney is “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” I’ll admit that I loved it, but it’s because it matches my sense of humor, not because George was in it. He was good in it though. Now he’s just a loud mouth know it all who thinks everyone should bow to his vast knowledge of guns, gays, and open borders.

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  7. Much to do about nothing, the racism claim is pathetic, playing the race card is a good indicator of a story that can’t be trusted


  8. ER produced several men with massive egos. The testosterone on the set must have been overwhelming. George eventually took the lead about the time his Caesar hair cut became popular and made him into a heart throb. I suspect to maybe hide some tendencies.
    George is and always has been arrogant, the power he held cannot be denied when it comes to continues on the show.
    The way he used and abused women over the years is no secret.
    Those that kept silent are guilty of aiding and abetting the offenders and are no better. To keep silent because of a “career” I hope they found it worth it.

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  9. Looks like Hollywood is a sexual preditor’s dream


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