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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 05 December 2017 at 2:05pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Oh, there are several reports about Bryan Singer being a sexual deviant, to be sure. My point is that the article linked to above about his being fired from the Queen bio-pic has apparently nothing to do with any sexual harassment charges. It seems more about attitude problems on the set. Maybe there is more to it than is being reported, but at this time it bears no relation to the current crop of sexual harassment. (The "Usual Suspects" stories, however, do relate to the subject.)

I mean, if Singer was in the news for getting a traffic ticket, is that relevant to a discussion on sexual harassment simply because it was Bryan Singer?

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Wow!!! John Oliver gets some props for having the balls to take Dustin Hoffman to task here:


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I want someone at the upcoming Oscars to give it to all those phony celebs who continued (continue?) to support Roman Polanski and Woody Allen, but I doubt that will happen.

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By the time we get to the Oscars, will there be anyone left to host it that hasn't been accused of something?
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Posted: 05 December 2017 at 5:56pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Has there been any other acquisitions made against Dustin Hoffman?

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Steve, I haven't heard about any new accusations.
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Bryan Singer receives a new traffic ticket: LINK
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Now, see, Doug, THAT is relevant to the topic being discussed.
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Damn. "Moon is a Harsh Mistress" will never get filmed now. Oh well, he probably would have messed it up anyway. 
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It's such a weird context for to the author to refer to Washington as the "Evergreen State". 
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Now, see, Doug, THAT is relevant to the topic being discussed.

As was the first link, unless you took THR's hand-fed "exclusive" purely at face value without considering both his history with the studio and the current climate. 

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Sorry, Doug, but the article about his firing said NOTHING about sexual harassment, and I still have yet to see anything to suggest that. Unquestionably, based on other reports and allegations about Singer, he is an offender, but that article from The Hollywood Reporter was about Singer being fired because he didn't show up on the set and had a bad attitude towards the lead actor.

You are reading into the article what you want, but nothing in the article from THR suggests the firing has to do with sexual misconduct.

Now, yes, the second article you shared is all about Bryan Singer's sexual misconduct. No mind-reading or conspiracy theories required to make that conclusion. So, yeah, it is more in line with the discussion here.
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 Doug Jones wrote:
...unless you took THR's hand-fed "exclusive" purely at face value without considering both his history with the studio and the current climate...


You know, I want to throw this out to the board, so to speak, for opinion.

Considering the thread is about sexual harassment in entertainment, in general, and more specifically within the movie industry, should ANY news story regarding a celebrity, studio mogul, and the like be considered on topic?

If there is an article about "The Cosby Show" that has no mention of the sexual harassment or abuse claims against Bill Cosby, is it still fair game for discussion in a thread about sexual harassment or abuse?

When Doug posted the link to an article about Bryan Singer being fired from the Queen biopic in a thread about sexual harassment in Hollywood, the natural inference is that the story has to do with that subject matter. Now, Doug obviously feels that it is the "real" reason, judging by what he has posted, but nothing in that article suggests this is the case.

Still, Singer has been accused of sexual misconduct in the past (and since the Queen biopic article, but unrelated to that situation), so is the firing from the film relevant to the discussion simply based on those accusations?

I am sincerely wanting to know what others think about this.
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Posted: 08 December 2017 at 1:38pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

When Doug posted the link to an article about Bryan Singer being fired from the Queen biopic in a thread about sexual harassment in Hollywood, the natural inference is that the story has to do with that subject matter. Now, Doug obviously feels that it is the "real" reason, judging by what he has posted, but nothing in that article suggests this is the case. 

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If I recall correctly, Doug works in the industry, and it was with that insight that he posted that article.
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