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Dustin Hoffman among stars facing new harassment accusations Watch

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    Dustin Hoffman is another name on the list of stars facing harassment accusations lately, having been accused of sexual misconduct. He's been accused of sexual harassment against a 17-year-old girl, and has responded to the article with an apology.

    Kevin Spacey and Brett Ratner have also been accused, with Kevin Spacey giving a controversial apology statement, but Ratner's lawyer categorically denying all the accusations on his behalf.

    Michael Oreskes was also accused is misconduct, and has resigned following accusations of kissing female colleagues without their consent.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41836843
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    This could just be my ignorance, but why is it when you're accused of other crimes like rape, burglary etc. you're innocent until proven guilty, but with sexual harassment accusations, you're guilty until proven innocent? People are being fired, resigning etc. but (as far as I'm aware, again correct me if I'm wrong but don't hate on me for my thoughts) they haven't actually been proven guilty. Is my train of thought valid or have I missed something?
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    (Original post by DrawTheLine)
    This could just be my ignorance, but why is it when you're accused of other crimes like rape, burglary etc. you're innocent until proven guilty, but with sexual harassment accusations, you're guilty until proven innocent? People are being fired, resigning etc. but (as far as I'm aware, again correct me if I'm wrong but don't hate on me for my thoughts) they haven't actually been proven guilty. Is my train of thought valid or have I missed something?
    Mainly because they're still in positions of power. Other crimes, financial misconduct for instance, has seen plenty of politicians leave their posts - most notably in France a few years ago with the amount of the top French politicians with all their money in Swiss bank accounts. The resignation is often due to the fact that the allegations are professional ones.

    The idea of public perception in connection with this is certainly a valid argument though. But I think post-Saville, the British public certainly believe that we have yet to scrape the barrel of institutional sexual crimes of this nature.
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    It was pointed out recently that it does seem that as soon as you see a male celeb declare himself a feminist you can start the clock on the countdown to him being revealed as a sex pest come creepy pervert of some kind.
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    (Original post by DrawTheLine)
    This could just be my ignorance, but why is it when you're accused of other crimes like rape, burglary etc. you're innocent until proven guilty, but with sexual harassment accusations, you're guilty until proven innocent? People are being fired, resigning etc. but (as far as I'm aware, again correct me if I'm wrong but don't hate on me for my thoughts) they haven't actually been proven guilty. Is my train of thought valid or have I missed something?
    This isn't just happening for harassment allegations. Being accused of a crime is not a protected characteristic, meaning employers are perfectly allowed to fire you based on completely unproven allegations, and you have no right to your job back if you manage to clear your name. Justice can be a brutal business at times.
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    Hollywood is run by Jews and always has been
    Every major film studio is Jewish

    They know it, they boast about it how they run the media, wallstreet etc

    Then when you as a White person say it, you're called a Nazi
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    (Original post by Balemak)
    Hollywood is run by Jews and always has been
    Every major film studio is Jewish

    They know it, they boast about it how they run the media, wallstreet etc

    Then when you as a White person say it, you're called a Nazi
    Jews are 99% white people. There is a small minority of Ethiopian Jews.
 
 
 
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