Veteran actors George Takei, and Richard Dreyfuss, and the creator of the popular AMC show Mad Men, Matthew Weiner, have been accused of sexual misconduct in the past.
According to The Information, Matthew Weiner’s former assistant writer, Kate Gordon, brought her story to media outlets where she explained that one night while she was working with Weiner after the duo had successfully managed to win an Academy Award for Mad Men, Weiner made an improper request of his assistant to see her naked, and that she owed it to him. Gordon explains…
“I knew immediately when he crossed the boundary that it was wrong,” […] “But I didn’t know then what my options were. Having a script or some sentences cued up as an arsenal— like a self-defense harassment arsenal—I could have used that in that moment, and it would have saved me years of regret that I didn’t handle that situation differently.”
“I had the Emmy, but instead of being able to use that as a launch pad for the rest of my career, it became an anchor because I felt I had to answer to speculative stories in the press,” she said. “I eventually walked away instead of fighting back.”
Weiner vehemently denied the allegations, with a spokesperson for the producer saying…
“Mr. Weiner spent eight to ten hours a day writing dialogue aloud with Miss Gordon, who started on ‘Mad Men’ as his writers assistant. He does not remember saying this comment nor does it reflect a comment he would say to any colleague.”
It’s the complete opposite response that popular comedian Louis C.K., gave to media outlets when he was accused of having masturbated in front of or toward five different women. In fact, IndieWire is reporting that Louis C.K., has apologized and admitted to his misconduct conduct, saying…
“I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not.
“These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”
Actor Richard Dreyfuss was also recently accused of sexual misconduct after supporting victims for coming out and facing their harassers during the #MeToo campaign. In fact, Richard Dreyfuss’ son, Harry Dreyfuss, acknowledged that he was sexually harassed by Kevin Spacey along with a number of other young men. During Dreyfuss’ support of victims telling their stories, writer Jessica Teich came out and outed Dreyfuss for the sexual misconduct she suffered under his presence 30 years ago.
According to Vulture, Teich explained that Dreyfuss would say inappropriate things while they were developing a comedy for ABC, for which Dreyfuss was a producer, writer, and host. Teich explained that he also exposed himself to her and made multiple sexually explicit comments to her while the duo traveled around to develop the show. Dreyfuss was married with a child at the time.
Dreyfuss responded to the allegations of sexual misconduct, admitting to some aspects but denying others, saying…
“I value and respect women, and I value and respect honesty. So I want to try to tell you the complicated truth. At the height of my fame in the late 1970s I became an asshole–the kind of performative masculine man my father had modeled for me to be. I lived by the motto, “If you don’t flirt, you die.” And flirt I did. […] During those years I was swept up in a world of celebrity and drugs – which are not excuses, just truths. Since then I have had to redefine what it means to be a man, and an ethical man. I think every man on Earth has or will have to grapple with this question. But I am not an assaulter.
“I emphatically deny ever “exposing” myself to Jessica Teich, whom I have considered a friend for 30 years. I did flirt with her, and I remember trying to kiss Jessica as part of what I thought was a consensual seduction ritual that went on and on for many years. I am horrified and bewildered to discover that it wasn’t consensual. I didn’t get it. It makes me reassess every relationship I have ever thought was playful and mutual.”
But that wasn’t all.
George Takei, a Social Justice Warrior for the LGBTQ community and veteran actor from the original Star Trek, has been exceptionally critical of Donald Trump and what he considered to be sexual misbehavior exercised by the President of the United States. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Takei is being accused of attempted rape by a former aspiring actor, Scott R. Brunton.
According to Brunton, he was coming off a bad break-up with his boyfriend back in 1981 and Takei was a great consoling pillar of support for him. He explains that things took a turn when Burton was invited back to Takei’s apartment. Brunton was 23 at the time, and rolled out the situation as thus…
“We have the drink and he asks if I would like another,” […] “And I said sure. So, I have the second one, and then all of a sudden, I begin feeling very disoriented and dizzy, and I thought I was going to pass out. I said I need to sit down and he said sit over here and he had the giant yellow beanbag chair. So I sat down in that and leaned my head back and I must have passed out.”
“The next thing I remember I was coming to and he had my pants down around my ankles and he was groping my crotch and trying to get my underwear off and feeling me up at the same time, trying to get his hands down my underwear,”
“I came to and said, ‘What are you doing?!’ I said, ‘I don’t want to do this.’ He goes, ‘You need to relax. I am just trying to make you comfortable. Get comfortable.’ And I said, ‘No. I don’t want to do this.’ And “I pushed him off and he said, ‘OK, fine.’ And I said I am going to go and he said, ‘If you feel you must. You’re in no condition to drive.’ I said, ‘I don’t care I want to go.’ So I managed to get my pants up and compose myself and I was just shocked. I walked out and went to my car until I felt well enough to drive home, and that was that.”
Takei was unavailable to provide a response to The Hollywood Reporter at the time due to traveling.
However, it looks exceptionally hypocritical coming off his comments on October 30th where Takei reproached Kevin Spacey for his behavior, where THR reported that Takei stated…
“When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is a wrong. For Anthony Rapp, he has had to live with the memory of this experience of decades ago. For Kevin Spacey, who claims not to remember the incident, he was the older, dominant one who had his way. Men who improperly harass or assault do not do so because they are gay or straight — that is a deflection. They do so because they have the power, and they chose to abuse it.”
As pointed out by PJMedia, George Takei is a very outspoken Social Justice Warrior, and injects Leftists politics into his online persona as much as possible. As mentioned, Takei makes no qualms about painting Donald Trump as an enemy, even when doing so hypocritically, as pointed out in some tweets that were dug up recently to compare Takei’s criticisms of the President with his own behavior.
This didn’t age well, George Takei. pic.twitter.com/k0yZqAc5M0
— Based Monitored🎄🇺🇸 (@BasedMonitored) November 11, 2017
During an interview with Howard Stern, Takei admitted to grabbing men by the genitals and even references the instance that sounds strangely similar to Brunton coming to his home where he attempted to take sex from him. Content creator Robby Starbuck posted up the clip where Takei admits to doing to men what he objurgated Trump for doing to women.
If you listen to this Howard Stern interview with George Takei it’s pretty damn clear he’s sexually assaulted many men. He tries and fails miserably attempting to justify it. pic.twitter.com/K6vbF6O2bS
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) November 11, 2017
As more men, women, and children continue to step forward, the underbelly of Hollywood’s licentious secrets are beginning to emerge, and take shape for all to see in the public square.
The Hollywood wheel of wanton behavior continues to unravel, like a thread from a garment woven with the shame of victims.