Why’s it taken so long?

Harvey Weinstein (no relation btw) has been sexually harassing and abusing women for nearly 30 years. And getting away with it. Because while apparently “everyone” knew about it, “mum” was the word.

By “everyone,” incidentally, I don’t mean the women. I mean, the industry folks. His partners and associates, board members, employees, crew members, actors, agents, press, peers and competitors. Everyone.

They all knew. And now, all of a sudden, 30 years later they’re crawling out of the woodwork. So where’ve they been all these many years, all these upstanding members of the film-making community who are now so outraged?

I’ll tell you where they were. Turning the other cheek. Turning a blind Continue reading

Interesting how some people can get away with murder …

In June of 2013 the then 16-year old Ethan Couch was driving, illegally on a restricted license, while scalesdrunk. He lost control of the car and killed four people.

As his defense, his lawyers said he suffered from “affluenza.”  In other words he was a spoiled rich kid who was given money, but little else.  He had no idea what it was to be accountable for his actions.  Unbelievable as it may sound, it worked.  He was sentenced to 10 years of probation (which he violated when he attended parties where there was alcohol) and therapy at an in-patient facility.

Last month he disappeared.  His probation officer couldn’t Continue reading