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Posted 02 September 2019 - 11:28 AM

It's always more complicated than you realize.

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 12:00 PM

Is this a bluff or something real that has a lot of people shitting themselves right now?

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“Hundreds of people” could be named in sealed documents in a lawsuit by one of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers against the disgraced financier’s alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, lawyers said in court Wednesday.

Maxwell’s lawyer, Jeffrey Paglica, revealed to U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska that “hundreds of other people” might be implicated if the new documents were unsealed without proper vetting. The filings pertaining to the 2015 federal defamation case between Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre and the British socialite.

In the suit, Giuffre accused Maxwell of procuring young girls for sexual abuse by Epstein and his powerful friends and says Maxwell recruited her when she was 16 years old and working at Mar-a-Lago. (The two sides settled in 2017 and Maxwell denied all allegations.)

“There are hundreds of other people implicated,” Paglica said on Wednesday, adding the docket in the case contains “over 900 filings” and includes an address book with “about 1,000 names.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 10:57 AM

Now it's USA Swimming's turn in the barrel. Sometimes it feels that the default position of organization is to bury any scandal. Perhaps headlines like "XYZ Charity Goes to Police Over Sexual Assault Allegations" just aren't as interesting but the number of coverups really is just ridiculous.

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USA Swimming is being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York regarding allegations that it suppressed athletes’ sexual-abuse claims, The Wall Street Journal reports. The investigation is said to also include allegations of financial misconduct. A federal grand jury in Manhattan has heard evidence over the past year for the probe, which is being led by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI. Prosecutors have reportedly asked whether swimmers felt pressured to perform sex acts on coaches for good competition spots. It’s also reported that investigators are interested in an alleged “money trail” between USA Swimming and its insurance company. A spokeswoman for USA Swimming said the organization “supports any government investigation that goes toward protecting athletes,” adding that the organization was confident in the integrity of its finances. USA Swimming is the governing body for amateur swimming across the country.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 03:26 PM

Details of the Matt Lauer scumbaggery continue to come out. He's digging in.

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Matt Lauer pushed back at his latest accuser Wednesday in an “open letter” after another bombshell tidbit from Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill, was revealed.

In the letter, Lauer specifically addresses an interview with Brooke Nevils, a former NBC employee whose complaint about Lauer’s behavior led to his firing in 2017. According to Variety, Nevils told Farrow that Lauer anally raped her in his hotel room while they were on assignment covering the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Nevils told Farrow that Lauer pushed her onto the bed and asked if she liked anal sex. She told him no, but then Nevils says he “just did it.”

“It was nonconsensual in the sense that I was too drunk to consent,” Nevils is reported to have told Farrow. “It was nonconsensual in that I said, multiple times, that I didn’t want to have anal sex.”

In his response to the accusations, Lauer vigorously denied that the relationship with Nevils was without her explicit consent.

“Despite my desire to set the record straight and confront the individuals making false allegations, I wanted nothing less than to create more headlines my kids would read and a new gathering of photographers at the end of our driveway,” he wrote. “But my silence has been a mistake. Today, nearly two years after I was fired by NBC, old stories are being recycled, titillating details are being added, and a dangerous and defamatory new allegation is being made.”

Lauer then goes on to call the new allegation about raping Nevils “outrageous” and writes that it is “being spread as part of a promotional effort to sell a book.”


Digging in might not be the best idea as at least one other has come to the victim's defense.

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On the Day of Atonement, the holiest of Jewish High Holy Days, Matt Lauer gravely sinned. Not only did he apparently once rape a young colleague, causing her to bleed for days, he now has penned an open letter that takes victim-shaming to a depth I have never seen before.

I worked with Matt for nearly a decade. It was well-known in the media industry that he was a philanderer, but what many of us did not know was that he was also, apparently, a sexual predator. The time has come for some radical truth-telling.

I know Lauer’s victim well, and for a long time I have known her excruciating account of being forced into painful anal sex with him. When he reportedly forced himself on her at the Sochi Olympics in 2014, she was, relatively speaking, a kid. While technically an adult, she was no match for his advanced years and extraordinary power at the network. What he did to her was profoundly confusing and traumatizing to her, and afterward she behaved in ways that some may find confusing. It is worth remembering that many child sex abusers enlist their victims into ongoing contact through psychological manipulation. In my view, Matt employed a similar dynamic.

Now to Matt’s howling screed. It’s helpful to begin with an academic term originated at the University of Oregon by Prof. Jennifer Freyd and colleagues, called DARVO (Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender). This is a common tactic used by accused sex offenders, and Matt’s letter is straight out of the DARVO playbook.


Employees are pissed at NBC brass for turning a blind eye to this.

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NBC News staffers on Thursday grilled NBC News president Noah Oppenheim about explosive revelations from Ronan Farrow’s new book casting network executives as dismissive and neglectful of sexual-misconduct allegations.

Excerpts from Farrow’s book, titled Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, were published Wednesday across several news outlets. In the snippets, the former NBC News investigative reporter alleged that the network capitulated to a pressure campaign by Harvey Weinstein to squash Farrow’s exposé of the studio mogul’s serial sexual misconduct.

Additionally, Farrow revealed, NBC executives including Oppenheim and NBC chief Andrew Lack may have had knowledge of a disturbing rape accusation against Today show anchor Matt Lauer long before he was dismissed from the network.

And so, during a Thursday call with NBC News employees, Oppenheim faced tough questions from the network’s veteran journalists, many of whom demanded further details on how network brass handled allegations against Lauer, as well as Oppenheim’s relationship with disgraced movie executive Harvey Weinstein.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 11:01 AM

Ronan Farrow claims NBC executive knew about the sexual misconduct of Matt Laurer and others for years before everything blew up.

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Investigative journalist Ronan Farrow has accused NBC News executives of being aware of multiple other misconduct allegations against former Today host Matt Lauer and arranging other settlement agreements years before his firing in 2017. Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill, revealed the complaint behind Lauer’s firing—one of his colleagues accused him of rape at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. When Lauer was fired in 2017, NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack called it the “first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years” Lauer had been at the company. Farrow has now disputed that, telling Good Morning America on Friday: “What we show in this book, with a paper trail, with documents, was that there were multiple secret settlements and nondisclosures being struck with women at NBC News.” He went on to say there were seven nondisclosure agreements struck with women at NBC News, adding: “Multiple ones of those were with Matt Lauer accusers. This is years before this [Sochi] incident with Brooke Nevils and the firing, and I spoke to senior executives who were told about those earlier incidents.”

An NBC News spokesperson denied the allegations and said: “The first time we learned about Matt Lauer’s sexual misconduct in the workplace was the night of Nov. 27, 2017, and he was fired in 24 hours. Any suggestion that we knew prior to that evening, paid any ‘hush money,’ or tried to cover up any aspect of Lauer’s appalling behavior is absolutely false. NBCU’s legal team has done an exhaustive search of available records and conducted dozens of interviews of past and present staff, and uncovered no claims or settlements relating to allegations of inappropriate conduct by Matt Lauer that pre-date his firing. Only following his termination did we reach agreements with two women who had come forward for the very first time and those women have always been free to share their stories about Lauer with anyone they choose.”


I watched Farrow being interviewed this AM and he is one coll cucumber, never making any remotely emotional statements and standing firm on the evidence. He told how Black Cube, the Israeli outfit, was hired to investigate him and others to try to get them to kill the investigations. He actually moved out of his home because of the surveillance. Farrow said he wasn't talking about that not to make people feel sorry for him but because journalism is under this kind of assault by wealthy, powerful people all over the world. Oh, yeah. And Harvey Weinstein needs to spend the rest of his life in jail.

Also NBC News President Noah Oppenheimer is a dirtbag with a history of being a dirtbag. He needs to go.
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Posted 11 October 2019 - 01:01 PM

View PostLFC, on 11 October 2019 - 11:01 AM, said:

Also NBC News President Noah Oppenheimer is a dirtbag with a history of being a dirtbag. He needs to go.

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 01:38 PM

Ronan Farrow wasn't the only one to have his story on sexual assault spiked by NBC. Sounds like somebody further up the chain of command needs to go to jail.

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In the days leading up to the publication of Catch and Kill, Ronan Farrow’s blockbuster account of his dealings with NBC News, I have been struck by the company’s insistence that Farrow didn’t have the Harvey Weinstein story in the bag. I don’t believe a word of what it says because in 2018, the network killed my #MeToo story that was being reported by MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid. Incredibly, a year after NBC botched Farrow’s reporting on Harvey Weinstein, it had the audacity to do it again.

In November 2017, I told Joy about my experience of being raped by Russell Simmons in 1994. I also shared that in 2006, former Extra co-host A.J. Calloway sexually assaulted me in his car and was subsequently arrested for his crime. When Joy and I first spoke, Russell had already been accused of rape by Keri Claussen Khalighi. In fact, she appeared as a guest on the now-defunct NBC show Megyn Kelly Today. However, I would be the first woman to allege being sexually assaulted by Calloway. When NBC chose to quash my story, it not only abdicated its obligation to report news; it provided cover for a man who would later be accused of serial rape and sexual assault when my story was eventually published by The Hollywood Reporter the following summer.

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 10:55 AM

F***ing lawyers.

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Some of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers say they are being pressured by greedy lawyers to accept a low-ball deal and end their lawsuits against the disgraced movie mogul.

Several people with knowledge of the situation tell The Daily Beast the proposed settlement for all the women is around $47 million, and nearly a third of that sum—$14 million—would go toward Weinstein’s defense fees.

The remaining $33 million would be divided among creditors of Weinstein’s former studio, former employees, and the alleged victims. According to the people familiar with the matter, 25 percent of the victims’ windfall would go to paying the class-action lawyers.

The settlement, expected to be announced in the next month, is an attempt to resolve almost all of the sexual harassment claims against Weinstein—including a class-action suit, a suit filed on behalf of his former employees, and several filed by individual accusers.

Attorneys for two potential holdouts say they’re being bullied to sign the deal by Weinstein’s lawyers and the class-action attorneys.

“My grandfather used to be in the fruit business in Brooklyn,” Thomas P. Giuffra, an attorney for one of the plaintiffs suing on her own, told The Daily Beast. “Guys would show up offering protection. This feels a lot like that.”

“They are giving the money that should go to my client to the guy who raped her,” Giuffra added, explaining that if the defense fees are included in the settlement, Weinstein doesn’t have to pay them. “It takes a cruel and devious mind to come up with such a mean spirited and bullying agreement.”

Beth Fegan, the lead attorney for the class action, denied pressuring the individual plaintiffs to sign the deal and said she had been completely transparent about her fees, which must be approved by the court.

“We have signed agreements with each of our clients that detail the fee arrangement. We never said we were taking on this case as a pro bono case. As always, we’re abundantly clear about how our work is compensated if we are successful on our clients’ behalf,” Fegan said in a statement.

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 01:26 PM

Weinstein needs to have his bail revoked and be place in prison until his trial for this. With what he's facing and the amount of money he has there's no amount of bail that will be set which could be a deterrent.

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Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein violated the conditions of his bail, failing to wear part of his required electronic-tracking device and allowing its battery to expire several times, prosecutors argued Friday. During a pre-trial hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court, Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi asked a judge to increase Weinstein’s bail from $1 million to $5 million after he failed to wear an electronic transmitter that works with his ankle bracelet on “numerous” occasions. “It is the people’s position that none of those ‘bracelet gone’ violations were accidental,” Illuzzi said.

Weinstein’s lawyer, Donna Rotunno, denied the violations were deliberate and claimed the bracelet was experiencing “technical glitches.” “It has nothing to do with any manipulation of the bracelet,” Rotunno told reporters after leaving court, though she acknowledged her client forgot part of the device when he left the house on at least one occasion. “The minute he realized he forgot it, he made a phone call.”

Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to several charges alleging he sexually assaulted two women—one in 2006 and another in 2013. Judge James Burke is expected to make a decision about the bail increase next Wednesday.

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 03:45 PM

Weinstein is still an entitled piece of shit, even in court.

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Harvey Weinstein was scolded by Justice James M. Burke in the first five minutes of the second day of his rape trial for using his phone after being repeatedly told not to. “Mr. Weinstein, is this really the way that you want to land up in jail for the rest of your life...By texting and violating a court order?” Judge Burke said Tuesday morning, according to New York Daily News. Weinstein faces five charges, including predatory sexual assault and first-degree rape involving two women. He has been accused by at least 80 women of sexual misconduct. The disgraced Hollywood mogul’s long-awaited rape trial kicked off at Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday.

Judge Burke reportedly denied a request to remand Weinstein after Los Angeles prosecutors charged him Monday with two sex crimes, alleging he raped one woman and sexually assaulted another in 2013. Weinstein’s attorney, Arthur Aidala, reportedly begged Burke to delay the trial after the Los Angeles charges, claiming the defense needs a “cool-off period” due to the intense media attention on Monday. Burke denied that request, and jury selections got underway Tuesday morning.


I've seen a couple of snippets of him on the news going to and from court with his $20 Walmart walker. Puh-leeeeaaaaze! My MIL has a vastly nicer one than that and it only cost about $120, something Harvey can afford. And having watched a lot of people at the facility she's in using walkers and then seeing the way Weinstein uses one I don't believe for a second that it's anything but a f***ing prop. This guy is pure garbage.
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Posted 23 January 2020 - 01:45 PM

I so hope Weinstein goes to prison for the rest of his miserable, disgusting life. What a f***ing pig.

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Moments after Harvey Weinstein violently raped Annabella Sciorra inside her Manhattan apartment, he boasted, “I have perfect timing,” the Emmy-nominated actress testified Thursday at the movie mogul’s sex-crimes trial.

Sciorra, best known for her role in The Sopranos, told jurors in Manhattan Supreme Court that in 1993 or 1994 Weinstein showed up at her door after dropping her off after dinner and forced himself inside her 17th-floor apartment.

“He put my hands over my head to hold me back and he got on top of me and he raped me,” Sciorra, 59, said. “It was just so disgusting that my body started to shake.”

Dressed in a navy blue dress and heels, Sciorra turned her body away from Weinstein as she testified against him—the first of several confrontations the once-powerful producer’s accusers will have with him throughout the anticipated six-week trial.

To date, more than 80 women, including many well-known actresses, have come forward to accuse the Oscar-winner of sexual misconduct.

“I was punching him, I was kicking him, I was just trying to get him off,” the actress aid. “But at some point, I stopped fighting, I didn’t have much fight left.”

After the rape, Weinstein then performed oral sex on her without consent, telling her, “This is for you,” she said.

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 11:30 AM

More testimony from the Harvey Weinstein trial. I so want to see this scumbag spend his final days in prison, dying there alone and miserable.

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A former aspiring actress testified against Harvey Weinstein at his sex-crimes trial on Wednesday, breaking down as she recalled how the movie mogul put his hand up her skirt and touched her during a 2004 business meeting at a New York City hotel.

Weeks later, he propositioned her for a threesome with his assistant, telling her that’s “how this industry works,” she testified. “He kind of cut to the chase and said, ‘Here is the contract for my next three films. I’ll sign them today if you have a threesome with me and my assistant,’” Dawn Dunning, 40, told jurors in Manhattan Supreme Court. “He got really angry and started yelling, ‘You’ll never make it in this business!’”

Dunning said Weinstein—dressed solely in an “open hotel bathrobe”—then listed three actresses he claimed had taken him up on his offer, including Salma Hayek and Charlize Theron.

“He was screaming. He was a big guy, and he was towering over me. I was really scared,” she said.

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 07:52 PM

View PostLFC, on 30 January 2020 - 11:30 AM, said:

I so want to see this scumbag spend his final days in prison, dying there alone and miserable.
Drat. I forgot to read the part where you referenced Harvey Weinstein, instead of Godfather Fat Donny. But ditto.
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Posted 24 February 2020 - 03:50 PM

Weinstein is convicted but escapes the most serious charges. It shows to go ya' that 6 women who have nothing to gain are less believable than an old, white, powerful, rich man with a big team of high priced lawyers. I hope they don't allow him to stay out of jail pending his inevitable appeal.

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Harvey Weinstein has been convicted by a New York jury of a criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree, skirting more serious charges that would have meant life behind bars.

He now faces five to 25 years in prison, per New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance.

He was acquitted on predatory sexual assault charges, which carry the heaviest sentences.

“It’s rape whether committed by an indigent person or man of immense power, prestige and privilege,” Vance said at a press conference after the conviction. “Rape is rape whether the survivor reports within an hour, within a year, or perhaps never.”

He added that he was not “dissatisfied” with the conviction despite the possible paltry minimum sentence, saying that the case had “shattered myths” about sexual assault that have long plagued the criminal justice system.

The jury — comprised of seven men and five women — deliberated for 26-and-a-half hours over five days. Per the Los Angeles Times, jurors struggled over the predatory sexual assault counts, and asked the judge if they could remain deadlocked but decide on the other counts. Manhattan Supreme Court Judge James Burke ordered them to keep deliberating.

The jury heard from six women who, sometimes emotionally, told their stories of rape and the pernicious power Weinstein held over those in the movie-making world.

The prosecution tried to paint the women as opportunists who engaged in consensual sex to further their careers.


Here's hoping Weinstein will be facing more of these. I'd love to see him in jail and court for the rest of his life, eventually dying in misery and loneliness.
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Posted 24 February 2020 - 05:29 PM

YES! He's in f***ing jail pending any appeal! Bold is mine for schadenfreude over his faking physical frailty.

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Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein—once revered as one of Hollywood’s most influential power brokers—was tossed in jail Monday after a jury found him guilty of two of the five counts against him at his watershed sexual-assault trial in Manhattan.

After over five days of deliberation, jurors in Manhattan Supreme Court convicted Weinstein, 67, of first-degree criminal sex act for the assault of former Project Runway production assistant Miriam Haleyi inside his SoHo apartment in 2006 and third-degree rape for the assault of former actress Jessica Mann. He was cleared of first-degree rape and the most serious charge against him, predatory sexual assault, which would have carried with it the possibility of life in prison.

“Harvey Weinstein has finally been held accountable for crimes he has committed,” District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. told reporters. “The women who came forward courageously and at great risk made that happen. Weinstein is a vicious, serial sexual predator who used his power to threaten, rape, assault, trick, humiliate, and silence his victims.”

As the verdict was read to the packed courtroom, the toppled titan sat emotionless, staring straight ahead.

Weinstein—leaving behind the walker that’s helped him shuffle into court each day—was then handcuffed and taken into custody by two court officers after Judge James Burke ordered him remanded until his sentencing on March 11. He faces a minimum of five years and up to 25 years in prison.

It was the first time Weinstein was held without a bail package, and the judge said he would make a request for the former Miramax chief to be placed in the facility’s infirmary while he is in custody.


And he needs to change the spelling of his name to Whinestein.

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Harvey Weinstein’s defense attorney Arthur Aidala said on Monday that the disgraced mogul repeatedly insisted he was “innocent” after he was convicted of criminal sex act and third-degree rape at his watershed #MeToo trial. “How can this happen in America?” Weinstein also asked, according to his attorney. Aidala added that Weinstein’s legal team will waste no time in filing “a very professional appeal” of his convictions. The lawyer claimed that “appellate problems” in the case will help to repeal the jury’s verdict.


By all means let them appeal. Just put the case on the docket behind all of the other cases that are scheduled and waiting to be heard. Harvey should get his second day in court in 2-3 years during which time he'll reside as a guest of the taxpayers.
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Posted 25 February 2020 - 11:16 AM

View PostLFC, on 24 February 2020 - 05:29 PM, said:

YES! He's in f***ing jail pending any appeal! Bold is mine for schadenfreude over his faking physical frailty.

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And he needs to change the spelling of his name to Whinestein.

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By all means let them appeal. Just put the case on the docket behind all of the other cases that are scheduled and waiting to be heard. Harvey should get his second day in court in 2-3 years during which time he'll reside as a guest of the taxpayers.

Weinstein stays at hospital a day after his sexual assault conviction

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was receiving medical attention at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan on Tuesday, his spokesman said, a day after a New York jury convicted him of sexual assault and rape in a stunning victory for the #MeToo movement.

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"Chest pain." Yeah. Well now that he's been checked out it's time to send him off to Rikers. If he has further health problems he can be treated by the prison infirmary ... just like ever other criminal.
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Posted 25 February 2020 - 11:40 AM

View PostLFC, on 25 February 2020 - 11:27 AM, said:

"Chest pain." Yeah. Well now that he's been checked out it's time to send him off to Rikers. If he has further health problems he can be treated by the prison infirmary ... just like ever other criminal.
It's weird, almost like he's a bit trepidatious.
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Posted 25 February 2020 - 02:08 PM

Sounds like the upper levels of the British political system were protecting pedophiles for decades. (Hopefully that's past tense.)

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Britain’s political and legal institutions covered up serious allegations of child sex abuse by turning a blind eye to evidence of pedophile attacks and protecting serial abusers who were part of the political establishment, according to an inquiry report published Tuesday.

Margaret Thatcher promoted a top aide and knighted him despite knowledge within the Conservative party that Sir Peter Morrison was an active and dangerous pedophile. The Liberal and Green parties were also accused of failing to deal with pedophiles in their own ranks.

The report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse concluded that members of London’s political elite valued the maintenance of their reputations more highly than the fate of children who were exposed to serial offenders. They found failings that stretched more than half a century from the 1960s up until 2017.

“It is clear to see that Westminster institutions have repeatedly failed to deal with allegations of child sexual abuse, from turning a blind eye to actively shielding abusers,” said the chair of the inquiry, Prof. Alexis Jay. “A consistent pattern emerged of failures to put the welfare of children above political status.”

The inquiry, which was established in 2015, found that there was a culture of deference within law-enforcement agencies who were unwilling to challenge senior politicians.

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Posted 25 February 2020 - 03:42 PM

View PostLFC, on 25 February 2020 - 02:08 PM, said:

Sounds like the upper levels of the British political system were protecting pedophiles for decades. (Hopefully that's past tense.)

No, I reckon present tense works there too. This is based just on my (admittedly ill-informed) observation of British politicians and bureaucrats for about fifty years. Not of their behaviour so much as their moral attributes. One less mentioned of these is cowardice.This is reinforced by the prevailing culture. It will stop anybody doing the right thing.
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