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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Longstanding Sexual Abuse in Hollywood
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
It's been commonplace throughout tinseltown's history. The so-called casting couch has been around for the past century, producers and other industry executives demanding sexual favors for roles in films, aspiring actors and experienced ones pressured to submit.
The Harvey Weinstein scandal is no aberration. Countless other film executives act the same way, now and earlier throughout the industry's history, the tip of the iceberg alone reported.
Hollywood moguls want sexual abuse incidents suppressed. Amy Berg's 2014 documentary "An Open Secret" discussed film industry underage victims of sexual exploitation, minors especially vulnerable to predatory vultures, powerful men believing they can get away with anything and usually do.
Stories of abuse the film recounts represent the tip of a sordid iceberg. Most victims are too
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