James Van Der Beek has come forward as a victim of sexual harassment, saying he’s had “my ass grabbed by older, powerful men.” The actor made the stunning disclosure early Thursday morning in a series of tweets about Harvey Weinstein’s sex scandal. “I’ve had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men, I’ve had them corner me in inappropriate sexual conversations when I was much younger…” Van Der Beek wrote, adding, “I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle. There’s a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome.” The 40-year-old father of four rose to fame as Dawson Leery
Comments: Homosexual Hollywood sex pests also are being dragged into the light, although prior accusations by Corey Feldman and Corey Haim (one of whom is deceased), and also reports of poolside drug-fueled orgies with young boys, never gained much traction in the media.
Consider also that when Hollywood types lecture us about "rape culture" and abuses of power, they do so through their own lens. And very few of these brave ones came forward before it was safe to do so.
Dang, when I was young and good-looking, no one, I mean NO ONE, grabbed my ass. I must be the only person left in the world who has nothing to report in that regard. I got hit on plenty, but never grabbed. I´m starting to feel left out. Are we going to have to hear from everyone in Hollywood before this is all over?
They are ALL PIGS there. Van Der Beek shut his mouth because he had his hand on some other young woman or man´s behind. They are ALL pigs. Sainted Spielberg requires a "lewinsky" to be in his movies. Not a single person there deserves respect.
Without evidence to substantiate their claims, any of the victims would face sure financial ruin in the form of lawsuits filed by the deep-pocketed accusers. That´s in addition to being blackballed by Hollywood, which is filled with such players who protect their own. The way I see it, the more victims come forward, the deeper the damage to the left. Remember, these are the people who frame modern American culture, very much for the worse.
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