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#WarOnWomen: Director James Toback accused of sexual misconduct by 38 women

james toback and alec baldwin

James Toback and his friend Alec Baldwin

Gee, I wonder how many in Hollyweird “had no idea” about this? Oh wait, they did (read below). Cowards and enablers.

From Yahoo: In a new Los Angeles Times report, 38 women accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment.

The allegations against Toback somewhat resemble those against producer Harvey Weinstein, who was fired from his own company earlier this month after scores of women said the career-making mogul assaulted, harassed or intimidated them. Toback, 72, stands accused of harassing women he employed and women he approached on the street.

It’s long been said that Toback was a sexual predator. In 1989, Spy Magazine reported that he would approach women, brag about being a Hollywood director, ask whether they’d like to consider a role in one of his forthcoming films and then ask them to meet him at late hours. Gawker echoed these claims in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Now, days after the #MeToo hashtag encouraged survivors of sexual assault to speak out on social media, more than three dozen women told the Los Angeles Times that Toback ejaculated in front of them, probed their masturbation habits, demanded they disrobe and/or rubbed his groin against their bodies. These incidents allegedly occurred in hotel rooms, on movie sets and in offices.

Toback was a notorious name in Hollywood circles, even though he never achieved widespread household fame. In 1991, he received an Oscar nomination for writing the Warren Beatty gangster movie “Bugsy.” Many of his films, including “Fingers,” “The Pick-Up Artist,” “Two Girls and a Guy” and “Harvard Man,” revolve around womanizers, the mafia or both. “The idea is not to have a separation between my life and my movies,” Toback said in a 2002 Salon interview.

HuffPost contacted Toback’s agent, Jeff Berg, for comment on Sunday. “Best to speak directly to him,” Berg said in an email, providing Toback’s “mobile” number. When reached, Toback said he is “writing something” in response and declined to comment further.

Toback’s accusers include Louise Post, the guitarist and vocalist for the rock band Veruca Salt. “He told me he’d love nothing more than to masturbate while looking into my eyes,” she said.

Actress Chantal Cousineau said, while rehearsing a monologue for “Harvard Man” in 2001, she heard Toback masturbating. Another woman, whom the Times called a “well-known actress,” said Toback ignored her protestations and would not let her leave his hotel room until she pinched his nipples and stared into his eyes as he ejaculated in his pants.

Mere days before the Times’ report, onetime aspiring actress Sari Kamin recounted the harassment she suffered at the hands of Toback. “With sauce on his face and pieces of pasta dangling from his goatee, Toback told me he needed to masturbate seven times a day to feel steady in the world,” Kamin wrote in a blog post on Medium. The director allegedly accompanied her to a hotel room, where he asked her to remove her clothes to prove she could handle filming a nude scene.

Toback denied the allegations in a statement provided to Variety: “All I can tell you is I’ve never heard of this woman, and it’s totally defamatory on her part to invent them. This is totally distressing to me. I’m 72 years old, but I’m not even close to having Alzheimer’s, and I don’t have trouble remembering things in great detail.”

Actress Melissa Sagemiller, who told HuffPost that Weinstein made innuendoes or harassed her on three separate occasions, said, when asked whether she’d interacted with other predatory men in the business, “Well, my first movie was a James Toback movie, and he was blackballed out of Hollywood for indecent activity, so that’s no surprise.”

Toback wasn’t fully blackballed, despite the years of reports about his behavior. In 2008, he directed a sympathetic documentary about boxer Mike Tyson. In 2013, Toback and friend Alec Baldwin made “Seduced and Abandoned,” a documentary about trying to secure financing for an updated version of the classic erotic film “Last Tango in Paris.” (A representative for Baldwin declined to comment to HuffPost.)

Toback’s most recent project, “The Private Life of a Modern Woman,” starring Sienna Miller and Baldwin, premiered at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

DCG

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Hunter S. Thompson was a pedophile-bestialist who made snuff films

Hunter S. Thompson was a journalist, author, and acclaimed founder of gonzo journalism — a style of journalism where reporters eschew the traditional “objective” journalism, but directly participate in the action to such a degree that they become central figures of their stories. The author of “new journalism” books, such as the 1971 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas that was made into a movie, Thompson was known for his firearms, alcohol and illegal drugs. He became a counterculture cult figure, hobnobbing with Hollywood stars like Johnny Depp and John Cusack, and fawned on by late-night TV talk show hosts like David Letterman.

In 2005, at age 67, depressed by his chronic medical problems and advancing age, Thompson shot himself to death. He left this nihilistic suicide note to his wife:

“No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun — for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your (old) age. Relax — This won’t hurt.”

The video below reveals a side of Hunter Thompson even darker than his already depraved public persona. He was a pedophile, bestialist, and made snuff films.

I tried to verify the claims made in the video. Here’s what I found:

(1) Pedophiles & child kidnapping:

From Hunter S. Thompson’s 2005 book, Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness Modern History from the Sport Desk, p. 3:

(2) Bestiality:

From a website devoted to Hunter S. Thompson’s writings, The Great Thompson Hunt:

“Palm Beach is a place where reality does not apply, ‘money is cheap’ and there is no ‘place for Horatio Algers’. (Thompson, 1990, p. 193).

Nakedness is also part of the scene, and HST [Hunter S. Thompson] finds himself in a red Chrysler convertible with naked lesbians on their way to an orgy.

Bestiality is another aspect of the lifestyle, because it is felt to be a victimless crime in Palm Beach, even though it is technically against the law. This is where the title [of Thompson’s article, ‘A Dog Took M Place,’] comes from. First, HST meets a woman whose friend makes $50,000 a year (tax-free) to screw dogs for rich people; then HST meets a bartender who feels like a ‘beast’. He tells HST, ‘I see those s–t-eating grins on their faces and I feel like a dog took my place.’ This leads back to the final ending where HST decides that it is better to get involved with animals than people, ‘because they will never call the police on you or take you in front of a judge or run off and hide with your money…. Animals don’t hire lawyers’ (Thompson, 1990, p. 206).”

(3) Hunter Thompson made Child snuff films

Photographer Russell E. Nelson said Hunter Thompson offered him $100,000 to shoot a snuff film, copies of which would then be sold to “wealthy business people for tremendous amounts of money.” This is verified in a 2005 article by Tom Flocco for Prison Planet:

“Recently arrested photographer Russell E. ‘Rusty’ Nelson–who according to U.S. District court testimony [2-5-1999] was impersonated by another photographer at Capitol Hill child sex parties during the Reagan and Bush presidencies, told us last week that in 1988 he refused Hunter Thompson’s offer of $100,000 to film a graphic child sex ‘snuff movie to be sold to wealthy private clients where a young boy would be murdered as a sacrifice.'”

In his shattering book on the 1988-1991 child sex ring scandal that involved GOP élites in Washington, D.C., and prominent citizens and Boys Town of Nebraska, The Franklin Cover-Up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska, attorney and Nebraska state legislator John DeCamp (1941-2017), a Republican, interviewed Paul Bonacci, one of the child victims who provided testimonies to grand juries of his abuses and what he had witnessed. DeCamp was Bonacci’s attorney.

Bonacci’s testimony included an account of how he and another boy Nicholas were taken to Las Vegas and ordered to rape a boy, after which an adult man sodomized and shot the boy — all of which was filmed. The director of the snuff film was Hunter Thompson. Below are screenshots I took from pages 103, 104 and 327 of the book, which confirm the video’s recounting of what Bonacci said.

Hunter S. Thompson’s $3 million funeral was paid for by “close pal” Johnny Depp, and attended by 280 people, including U.S. Senators John Kerry and George McGovern; 60 Minutes correspondents Ed Bradley and Charlie Rose; and actors Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Bill Murray, Benicio del Toro, Sean Penn, and Josh Hartnett.

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~Eowyn

This is why we oppose gender-neutral bathrooms: Transgender rapes 10-year-old girl in bathroom

Remember those gender-neutral rest rooms in Target stores and other places?

On April 19, 2016, the chain store Target announced a new policy of allowing members of the opposite sex to use the bathroom or fitting room that fits whatever gender they imagine themselves to be.

Many women and parents object to the policy due to their concern that adult males claiming to be “transgenders” would use their access to those gender-neutral facilities for illicit ends.

Those fears were confirmed when reports came in June 2016 of a young man who went into the ladies changing room at a Texas Target store, peered over the wall into a neighboring cubicle, and took pictures of a young girl who was trying on clothes.

Now, a case in Casper, Wyoming, further validates those concerns.

Shane Sanderson reports for the Casper Star-Tribune that on October 18, 2017, Casper resident Miguel Martinez was found guilty of first-degree and second-degree sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl in a bathroom in a private residence.

At a previous hearing, public defender Tracy Hucke said that her client, Miguel Martinez, identifies as a woman and uses the name Michelle. (Source)

The girl’s mother reported to Casper police in March that her daughter said Martinez, a family friend, invited her into the bathroom, touched her breasts and genitalia before penetrating her. Nurses at the Wyoming Medical Center completed a sexual assault exam and found redness and abrasions on the girl’s genitalia.

Martinez denied molesting the child to arresting officers and pleaded not guilty to the charges in May at an arraignment in Natrona County District Court.

According to court documents, Martinez was drunk on the night of the assault and a breath test showed he had a blood alcohol concentration of .218, nearly three times the legal limit to drive.

During the trial, prosecutors played video of the girl describing the assault to a forensic interviewer for the Children’s Advocacy Project. The girl told the interviewer that Martinez should go to jail.

Martinez could face up to 70 years in prison. He will be sentenced at a later date.

On February 22, 2017, one month and two days after he was inaugurated as America’s 45th president, President Trump revoked Barack Obama’s directive that public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. (Reuters)

~Eowyn

Julianne Moore calls on limiting number of guns people can buy

Sorry Jules…I don’t take Constitutional advice from Hollyweird. Especially from one who promotes gun violence in her movies. Hypocrite.

DCG

ICE: Northern California arsonist is illegal alien twice sent back to Mexico

Reporting for Breitbart on Oct. 19, 2017, Michelle Moons cites U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan — that an illegal alien named Jesus Fabian Gonzalez had been arrested for setting a fire in northern California’s Sonoma County.

The Sonoma County wildfires are part of the still-ongoing terrible inferno in Northern California which had killed at least 42 people, burned more than 213,000 acres, destroyed 5,700 homes and businesses, and made homeless thousands of people and their companion animals. Although many evacuations have been lifted, tens of thousands of people still remain evacuated. (Source)

Moons writes that Acting Director Homan:

“confirmed on Thursday [October 19] that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his ‘home country.’

Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made ‘by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,’ according to Homan.

Sonoma County [like all of the state of California] is considered a sanctuary jurisdiction and does not fully cooperate with federal immigration officials. That includes not honoring ICE detainer requests. ‘ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases,’ Homan wrote in the statement regarding Gonzalez.

There were several fires in the region, and it is not clear what role the fires Gonzalez allegedly set played in the overall disaster.

Breitbart reporter Moons then quotes verbatim ICE Acting Director Tom Homan’s public statement:

“Once again, a non-cooperative jurisdiction has left their community vulnerable to dangerous individuals and preventable crimes. ICE lodged a detainer against Jesus Gonzalez with Sonoma County jail officials on October 16, following his arrest on felony charges for maliciously setting fire to a property. This is especially troubling in light of the massive wildfires already devastating the region. Over the past year, ICE has lodged detainers against Mr. Gonzalez after four separate arrests by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges. ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases. Additionally, Mr. Gonzales has been returned to his home country of Mexico on two separate occasions. The residents of Sonoma County, and the state of California, deserve better than policies that expose them to avoidable dangers. Non-cooperation policies – now enshrined in California state law – ensure only one thing: criminals who would otherwise be deported will be released and left free to reoffend as they please.”

Note this sentence by Moons:

“There were several fires in the region, and it is not clear what role the fires Gonzalez allegedly set played in the overall disaster.

In complete disregard of the above sentence, the Left are on a tear, trashing Moons’ report as scurrilous fake news. 

Writing for Carbonated.TV, Ramsha Sadiq Khan calls Breitbart “a conspiracy theory website run by white nationalist Stephen Bannon” and Moons’ report as “right wing media falsely claims an immigrant started CA fire“.

Khan quotes Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano‘s statement in a televised press conference “in an effort to shut down the baseless speculations”:

There is a story out there that [Gonzalez] is the arsonist in these fires. That’s not the case. There is no indication he is related to these fires at all. … I wanted to kill that speculation right now, so we didn’t have things running too far out of control.”

The only problem is Breitbart reporter Moons never said Gonzalez had set all the wildfires of the ongoing inferno in Northern California.

Once again, this is what Moons, citing the Acting Director of federal agency ICE, wrote — that on October 16, an illegal alien named Jesus Fabian Gonzalez was arrested on suspicion for setting a fire in Sonoma County, but that while there were several fires in the region, “it is not clear what role the fires Gonzales allegedly set played in the overall disaster.

In fact, Khan himself wrote that Jesus Gonzalez indeed had “started the fire” in Sonoma County:

“Jesus Fabian Gonzales [sic] . . . reportedly started the fire to keep himself warm and was carrying a fire extinguisher and lighter at the time, according to the officials. The sheriff’s department has since verified the fire was so small that a deputy had extinguished most of it himself before firefighters arrived.”

But Breitbart News has a different account than Khan’s.

Chriss Street reports for for Breitbart, October 16, 2017:

“Sonoma County Sheriffs had arrested Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, 29, at Maxwell Regional Park in Sonoma County after a series of reports of ongoing fires in the region. Mr. Gonzalez was observed around 3:00 p.m. PDT wearing a jacket and walking ‘out of the creek area and a plume of smoke behind him,’ according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

Mr. Gonzalez, who is homeless and reportedly known by law enforcement to have been living under a nearby bridge, claimed he was cold and had lit the fire to stay warm. But it was a balmy 78 degrees when he and the plume of smoke were first observed.”

In other words, what Moons, citing the deputy director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, reported is entirely consistent with the accounts by Khan and Sheriff Giordano, which is that a twice-deported illegal alien from Mexico named Jesus Gonzalez ignited a fire in Sonoma County — one of many fires that became the raging Northern California inferno.

And so if anyone is engaged in writing and disseminating fake news and making baseless accusations, it is Carbonated.TV’s Ramsha Sadiq Khan and Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano.

H/t FOTM‘s CP

~Eowyn

Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg says “everybody knew” about Weinstein

scott rosenberg and harvey weinstein

Scott Rosenberg (r) now eternally sorry he didn’t say anything about his buddy Weinstein

So many, many “brave” folks coming forward now to discuss Weinstein’s sexual harassment. What a shame no one had the gall to stand up to him. Guess a soul-selling career is more important than Hollyweird’s #waronwomen.

From Daily Mail: Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg claims that everyone knew about about Harvey Weinstein – despite many in Hollywood claiming not to have known about his history of sexual harassment when the scandal first broke.

Rosenberg, who worked for Weinstein at Miramax Films during what he described as the ‘Golden Age’, penned a lengthy Facebook post on Monday weighing in on the Weinstein drama.

‘Let’s be perfectly clear about one thing: Everybody-f***ing-knew,’ Rosenberg wrote in the post, which appears to have now been taken down.

The Beautiful Girls writer clarified that while the allegations of rape had come as a shock, most were aware of a ‘pattern of overly aggressive behavior that was rather dreadful’.

‘We knew about the man’s hunger; his fervor; his appetite. There was nothing secret about this voracious rapacity; like a gluttonous ogre out of the Brothers Grimm. All couched in vague promises of potential movie roles. (And, it should be noted: there were many who actually succumbed to his bulky charms. Willingly. Which surely must have only impelled him to cast his fetid net even wider),’ he wrote.

‘But like I said: everybody-f***ing-knew.’

Rosenberg noted that the Weinstein brothers gave him his career by making his first two movies – Beautiful Girls in 1996 and Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead in 1995.

‘Do you know how I am sure this is true? Because I was there. And I saw you. And I talked about it with you. You, the big producers; you, the big directors; you, the big agents; you, the big financiers,’ he said.

‘And you, the big rival studio chiefs; you, the big actors; you, the big actresses; you, the big models. You, the big journalists; you, the big screenwriters; you, the big rock stars; you, the big restaurateurs; you, the big politicians. I saw you. All of you.God help me, I was there with you.

‘Again, maybe we didn’t know the degree. The magnitude of the awfulness. Not the rapes. Not the shoving against the wall. Not the potted-plant f*cking. But we knew something. We knew something was bubbling under. Something odious. Something rotten.’

Rosenberg admitted to staying quiet while Weinstein continued to throw lavish parties and make everyone’s movies.  

‘And for that, I am eternally sorry. To all of the women that had to suffer this… I am eternally sorry,’ he said.

‘I’ve worked with Mira (Sorvino) and Rosanna (Arquette) and Lysette (Anthony). I’ve known Rose (McGowan) and Ashley (Judd) and Claire (Forlani) for years… Their courage only hangs a lantern on my shame. And I am eternally sorry to all those who suffered in silence all this time. And have chosen to remain silent today.’

DCG

Just in time for Halloween: a sex-offenders map of your city

All 50 states in America, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, have Megan’s Law web sites containing information on sex offenders.

Those web sites enable you to look up a map of your city (or search by your zip code, your street address, or the sex offender’s name), which shows the locations of registered sex-offenders.

When you click on a location, it’ll show that sex offender’s name, address, height, weight, date of birth, charge(s) and other information.

As an example, I went on the California Megan’s Law Website and searched for the sex offenders map for Long Beach, CA — home of the Long Beach Public Library that invited a frightening-looking horned-demon drag queen to read to little children.

The map shows there are 813 registered sex offenders in Long Beach. I clicked on one of the locations, showing the name and other information of a sex offender named Dana Branch.

I urge you to search for the sex offenders map of your city/town, and use it as a guide so that your children or grandchildren avoid those areas when they go trick-or-treating this Halloween.

Also, inform your friends and neighbors about the sex offenders map!

For links to your states’ Megan’s Law web sites, go here.

I haven’t checked every link, but I do know that the link for California doesn’t work. Instead, click here for California’s Megan’s Law website.

~Eowyn