Hollywood’s Culture of Abuse Helped Harvey Weinstein Thrive, How lawyers kept a lid on sexual harassment claims, Former Assistant Breaks NDA, Details History of Cover-Ups, FOOTIE ABUSE SCANDAL FA probes claims some teen footballers were forced into sickening initiation ceremonies, Police Investigating if Voodoo Ritual Was Involved in Deaths

October 24, 2017 Comments Off on Hollywood’s Culture of Abuse Helped Harvey Weinstein Thrive, How lawyers kept a lid on sexual harassment claims, Former Assistant Breaks NDA, Details History of Cover-Ups, FOOTIE ABUSE SCANDAL FA probes claims some teen footballers were forced into sickening initiation ceremonies, Police Investigating if Voodoo Ritual Was Involved in Deaths

– Hollywood’s Culture of Abuse Helped Harvey Weinstein Thrive
– Harvey Weinstein: how lawyers kept a lid on sexual harassment claims
– Former Harvey Weinstein Assistant Breaks NDA, Details History of Cover-Ups
– FOOTIE ABUSE SCANDAL FA probes claims some teen footballers were forced into sickening initiation ceremonies after Manchester United’s Class of 92 describe their ‘hazing’ rituals
– Colo. Police Investigating if Voodoo Ritual Was Involved in Deaths of 2 Girls Found Decomposing in Car

Hollywood’s Culture of Abuse Helped Harvey Weinstein Thrive
10/23/2017 by Stephen Galloway

….Reading Nyong’o’s story, I asked myself: was there anything I could have done to save her or others from finding themselves in such a situation?

The truth is, many of us knew something bad was going on, and failed to speak up. But what did we know, and when? I’d heard rumors of Weinstein hitting on women, rumors of assistants tasked with procuring other women for him, though no one that I knew personally told me anything specific; and I also knew from personal experience about his bullying behavior. But I didn’t chase those stories, nor did I mention Weinstein by name in a column in July when I recalled my own unpleasant encounter with him at Cannes.

I would never on any level equate being berated by Weinstein with what Nyong’o or his other accusers must have gone through; but I discovered what it was like to be threatened face-to-face by a powerful and extremely large man, and, even if I laughed it off, deep down inside I felt worry and fear…..
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/stephen-galloway-hollywoods-culture-abuse-helped-harvey-weinstein-thrive-1051014


Harvey Weinstein: how lawyers kept a lid on sexual harassment claims
Zelda Perkins says she was harassed by the powerful Hollywood producer. Now she wants to expose the legal process that kept her claims a secret for 19 years   Matthew Garrahan in Los Angeles  October 22, 2017

…. After recounting their stories to solicitors at Simons Muirhead & Burton, a London legal firm that specialises in media work, the two women were advised to seek a damages claim from Mr Weinstein. A negotiation began with Allen & Overy, the heavyweight London firm that was acting for the producer of movies such as Pulp Fiction and The English Patient.

A sum of £250,000 was agreed, to be divided equally between the two women, and a legally binding contract — a non-disclosure agreement — drawn up after several punishing late-night sessions. The women signed it and for almost two decades have not spoken about their experience…..

“I want to publicly break my non-disclosure agreement,” she says. “Unless somebody does this there won’t be a debate about how egregious these agreements are and the amount of duress that victims are put under. My entire world fell in because I thought the law was there to protect those who abided by it. I discovered that it had nothing to do with right and wrong and everything to do with money and power.” ….
https://www.ft.com/content/1dc8a8ae-b7e0-11e7-8c12-5661783e5589

Former Harvey Weinstein Assistant Breaks NDA, Details History of Cover-Ups
10/23/2017 by Chris Gardner

Zelda Perkins, who worked as Weinstein’s assistant in Miramax’s London office, claims in a new interview with Financial Times that her boss sexually harassed her and assaulted her female colleague, leading them to a settlement and strict NDA.

Dozens of women have come forward in recent weeks with claims against Harvey Weinstein, accusing the veteran film mogul of sexual assault, harassment, misconduct and rape. Many of their stories carry the same details — from hotel rooms and manipulative behavior to intimidation tactics and aggressive cover-ups — while provoking the same questions: How much did his assistants know, how tightly wound were their non-disclosure agreements and where are they now?

Zelda Perkins, who worked for Weinstein during his tenure running Miramax Films, has just answered all three in a bombshell of an interview with Financial Times. In doing so, Perkins becomes the first former staffer to come forward and publicly denounce an NDA, shedding light on how Weinstein relied on a network of lawyers to help prevent staffers from speaking out about his alleged bad behavior. She also claims that there were clauses in her contract that could have led to Weinstein’s dismissal nearly two decades ago.

The report comes just days after members of The Weinstein Co. staff released a statement requesting that they be let out of their NDAs “so we may speak openly, and get to the origins of what happened here, and how.”….

Perkins claims that Weinstein exposed himself to her, asked her for massages and requested she watch him bathe. “This was his behavior on every occasion I was alone with him. I often had to wake him up in the hotel in the mornings and he would try to pull me into bed,” she claims…..
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/harvey-weinstein-assistant-breaks-nda-details-history-cover-ups-1051258

FOOTIE ABUSE SCANDAL FA probes claims some teen footballers were forced into sickening initiation ceremonies after Manchester United’s Class of 92 describe their ‘hazing’ rituals

Former Stoke City apprentice George Blackstock claimed he was forced into a degrading ritual known as “gloving” in the early 1980s
By Aletha Adu
22nd October 2017

THE inquiry into football’s sex abuse scandal is reportedly examining claims teen footie starlets were pressured to take part in horrific initiation ceremonies.

The “hazing” rituals allegedly date back to the 1980s and 1990s, according to the Mail on Sunday.

Former Stoke City apprentice George Blackstock claimed he was forced into a degrading ritual known as “gloving” in the early 1980s.

The newspaper reports that Mr Blackstock claimed he was dragged “kicking and screaming” to the first team dressing room and then sexually assaulted with a goalkeeper’s glove as punishment because the tea he made for senior players had gone cold.

Mr Blackstock is reportedly due to give evidence to the inquiry in the next few weeks.

The Football Association review into child abuse claims in the sport was launched after Crewe defender Andy Woodward spoke out.

It led to others to come forward with historic allegations involving scouts at clubs including Manchester City and Chelsea.

Members of Manchester United’s youth team dubbed the Class of ’92, including David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Robbie Savage spoke out their own ordeals.

Beckham claimed he was forced to perform a sex act while looking at a photograph of a senior player.

Scholes was made to get int o a tumble dryer which sparked an asthma attack.

Mr Blackstock first raised his complaint in 2008, and several other apprentices supported his claim with similar allegations, the newspaper reported.

But according to reports, his claims – which did not include sexual abuse accusations – were rejected by Preston County Court in 2015.

Staffordshire cops and the Crown Prosecution Service said there was insufficient evidence to go further.

In a bid to keep pushing, Blackstock launched civil claims against goalkeeper Peter Fox for physical assault, and Stoke FC for “vicarious liability”, suing for £170,000.

Fox was cleared of the “gloving claim”.

Blackstock is due to give evidence for the inquiry – led by Clive Sheldon QC – in the next few weeks….

The FA review was set up after former Crewe player Andy Woodward claimed to have suffered sexual abuse as a boy in the 80s.

His disclosure – in which he waived the right to anonymity given to alleged victims of sexual offences – prompted a tide of similar complaints.

The probe has now interviewed around 15 alleged victims, and are planning to speak to an extra 20, according to reports….
ttps://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4740882/fa-probe-teen-footballers-manchester-united-beckham-abuse-rituals-initiation-ceremonies/


Colo. Police Investigating if Voodoo Ritual Was Involved in Deaths of 2 Girls Found Decomposing in Car
By Christine Pelisek October 13, 2017

Colorado prosecutors are investigating whether a voodoo ritual was involved in the deaths of two young girls whose bodies were found last month in a car on a vacant property near Norwood, PEOPLE confirms.

“It is part of the investigation by the sheriff’s office,” 7th District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Sherry McKenzie tells PEOPLE. “It is a very concerning case whenever you find two young children deceased.”

Nashika Bramble, the 36-year-old Florida mother of the two girls, and 37-year-old Madani Ceus, of Haiti, were both charged late last week with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths. Both are also charged with two counts of child abuse resulting in death…..

“The allegations are they are the kids of Medani Ceus,” Harvey Palefsky, the attorney for Nashika Bramble tells PEOPLE.

Quartet Was Part of Traveling ‘Healing’ Group: ‘An Apocalyptic Kind of Thing’

Bramble, Ceus, Archer and Eden are purportedly members of a traveling healing group that promotes prophesies about the end of the world.

“It was an apocalyptic kind of thing,” the source says. “They are guided by their dreams. They will stay some place until they have a dream and then they go someplace else. They think they can heal people.”….

Blair’s stepfather, Donnie Blair, tells PEOPLE his stepson moved to Colorado around five years ago to grow medical marijuana and met the group in the spring.

“They were telling him they were in a jam, and he is so sweet he offered them a place to stay,” he says, adding, “Over time they broke him down. They pretty much brainwashed him.”

Donnie says they told him that “no one loved him and his friends and family are the devil. They made him burn his glasses and burn his clothes.”

Donnie says while allegedly under their control he allegedly burned his entire crop of marijuana and forced him to stop feeding his dog. “They told him his dog was sick and not to feed it anymore and don’t bring it to the vet because it is not God’s way and the dog could die in peace in a natural way,” he says.

Donnie says they also allegedly tried to starve Blair and punished him for trying to feed the two little girls. “When Frederick tried to feed the kids they wouldn’t allow it to happen,” he says…..
http://people.com/crime/was-religious-ritual-involved-colorado-death-two-girls-decomposing-car/

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Fox News Run As A ‘Playboy Mansion-Like Cult,’ Ex-Host Claims Andrea Tantaros has filed a lawsuit against disgraced former chairman Roger Ailes and several top executives

August 25, 2016 Comments Off on Fox News Run As A ‘Playboy Mansion-Like Cult,’ Ex-Host Claims Andrea Tantaros has filed a lawsuit against disgraced former chairman Roger Ailes and several top executives

– Fox News Run As A ‘Playboy Mansion-Like Cult,’ Ex-Host Claims
Andrea Tantaros has filed a lawsuit against disgraced former chairman Roger Ailes and several top executives
– Fox News Host Andrea Tantaros Says She Was Taken Off the Air After Making Sexual-Harassment Claims Against Roger Ailes
– Exclusive: Inside the Fox News Bunker


Fox News Run As A ‘Playboy Mansion-Like Cult,’ Ex-Host Claims
Andrea Tantaros has filed a lawsuit against disgraced former chairman Roger Ailes and several top executives. 08/23/2016
Michael Calderone Senior Media Reporter, The Huffington Post

NEW YORK  Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros claims in an explosive new lawsuit that disgraced ex-network chairman Roger Ailes sexually harassed her and that high-ranking executives fostered a newsroom culture in which abusive behavior flourished.

“Fox News masquerades as defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny,” the suit reads.

Ailes was “the primary culprit,” according to the suit, but “his actions were condoned by his most senior lieutenants who engaged in a concerted effort to silence Tantaros by threats, humiliation, and retaliation.”….
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/andrea-tantaros-fox-news-lawsuit_us_57bc6919e4b0b51733a5d614

Fox News Host Andrea Tantaros Says She Was Taken Off the Air After Making Sexual-Harassment Claims Against Roger Ailes By Gabriel Sherman August 8, 2016

Fox News’ senior executives have said they were unaware of sexual-harassment allegations against Roger Ailes before former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against him in July. But those claims are now being challenged by Fox host Andrea Tantaros, who says that she complained multiple times to senior Fox executives in 2015 about Ailes’s inappropriate sexual behavior toward her. Tantaros says that, after she came forward, she was first demoted and eventually taken off the air in April 2016. Fox continues to pay her.

Through her lawyer, Judd Burstein, Tantaros says that both she and her agent told Fox executive vice-president Bill Shine, senior vice-president Suzanne Scott, and general counsel Dianne Brandi about episodes of Ailes’s alleged harassment. “She made multiple harassment and hostile-workplace complaints,” Burstein says. As far as Tantaros knows, Fox executives never investigated her complaints, Burstein says; instead, they claim, Fox sidelined her. “I believe it’s retaliatory,” says Burstein.

Fox’s attorneys dispute this. The network says Tantaros was suspended with pay because she violated company policy by not allowing Fox to vet her 2016 book, Tied Up in Knots: How Getting What They Wanted Has Made Women Miserable. Fox attorneys told Burstein the network was embarrassed by her book’s cover, which depicts Tantaros bound by ropes….

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/andrea-tantaros-made-harassment-claims-against-roger-ailes.html

Exclusive: Inside the Fox News Bunker
In the subterranean newsroom, fear is everywhere. “Hacking was bad,” says one person familiar with the internal investigation. “This is arguably worse.”
by Sarah Ellison August 8, 2016
Few people in the news business have valued secrecy quite like Roger Ailes, the former C.E.O. of Fox News….

Many assumed that such secrecy was a vestige of Ailes’s formative years advising Richard Nixon. Now, it appears that it may have run deeper. Last month, former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed suit against Ailes for sexual harassment—an event that ushered in a litany of former colleagues with similar stories. Weeks later, Ailes resigned. (Ailes has fervently denied all allegations. His lawyer, Susan Estrich, reiterated those denials. A spokesperson for 21st Century Fox also declined to comment for this piece.)….

Meanwhile, 21st Century Fox has begun discussing a settlement in the Gretchen Carlson lawsuit against Ailes, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. The company is requesting that Ailes, who has denied all Carlson’s allegations, fund at least a portion of the settlement, which is expected to reach eight figures, these people said. At issue in the settlement talks is the existence of audio tapes recorded by multiple women in conversation with Ailes, two people familiar with the tapes said. Ailes’s lawyers have argued that any negotiation with Carlson should take place in private arbitration, but the specter of a public trial looms. “If they litigate the case, all the tapes will become public, directly and through others,” this person said. “Then you will have a parade of women come in. Nobody wants that.” (Ailes, through his lawyer, denied all allegations.)
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/08/exclusive-inside-the-fox-news-bunker-roger-ailes

Self-Esteem Loosens Mind Control by Wendy Hoffman – Survivorship Conference 2016 Presentation
https://survivorship.org/self-esteem-loosens-mind-control-by-wendy-hoffman-survivorship-conference-2016/

Internal Keys to Safety by Alison Miller – Survivorship Conference 2016 Presentation
https://survivorship.org/internal-keys-to-safety-by-alison-miller-survivorship-conference-2016/

How to Avoid Being Mind Controlled at a Conference by Neil Brick – Child and Ritual Abuse Conference 2016
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2016-conference/how-to-avoid-being-mind-controlled-at-a-conference/

 

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