IN THE NEWS
R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison: ‘I Pray That God Reaches Your Soul,’ Victim Tells Him (June 29, 2022)
This week, R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison. The singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was convicted of racketeering and eight counts of violating the Mann Act, which prohibits transporting people across state lines for prostitution (Variety 2022).
Jury finds both Amber Heard and Johnny Depp liable for defamation (June 5, 2022)
A jury has found both Amber Heard and Johnny Depp liable for defamation in their lawsuits against each other. The jury awarded significantly more damages to Depp, a legal win for the actor.
Amber Heard Slams Johnny Depp Trial Verdict: ‘It Is a Setback’ for Women (June 1, 2022)
Amber Heard is disappointed “beyond words” regarding the verdict to Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against her.
The Depp-Heard case places a spotlight on relationships and intimate partner violence (May 5, 2022)
Sexual assault can occur among any gender, even in marriage. In drug and alcohol-fueled rages, it is difficult to find truth as memory is often difficult to recall. While the case focus is defamation it appears the high-profile celebrity, and his ex-wife are on trial for their complicated relationship.
Director Sion Sono Accused of Multiple Sexual Assaults, Trading Sex for Film Roles (April 5, 2022)
Japanese director Sion Sono has been accused by two women of sexual assault in a new report from Shukan Josei PRIME.
Letters to the Editor for March 22, 2022: Human trafficking threat (Mar 21, 2022)
Many cases go unreported. The U.S Department of health and Human Services estimates between 240,000 and 325,000 children are at risk for sexual…
Four Disney employees were arrested in March 2022 in an undercover sex trafficking operation. (Mar 17, 2022)
Disney employees among 108 arrested in Florida human trafficking sting: police
Jean-Luc Brunel Found Dead in Jail Cell After Court Order to Provide Evidence of Minors Possibly Being Trafficked to Jeffrey Epstein’s Island (February 19, 2021)
A former friend of Jeffrey Epstein, who federal prosecutors had recently subpoenaed in the Virgin Islands, is dead.
Rita Moreno Says Not to ‘Take Sides’ over Ansel Elgort Sexual Assault Claims (January 26, 2022)
“It’s not for me to make those judgments,” Oscar winner Rita Moreno said of the allegations surrounding her 2021 “West Side Story” co-star Ansel Elgort.
Jerry Harris was the breakout star of ‘Cheer.’ Here’s how season 2 handles his arrest for child pornography. (January 12, 2022)
Harris remained at the Metropolitan Correctional Center of Chicago, where he is awaiting trial on federal child pornography charges. Harris admitted to soliciting inappropriate photos and videos from at least 10 to 15 minors.
Epstein Accusers Say Ghislaine Maxwell’s Conviction Provides a Measure of Justice (December 29, 2021)
29th Ms. Maxwell vowed to appeal after a jury found her guilty of sex-trafficking and conspiracy on Wednesday afternoon in federal court in Manhattan.
Fourth woman accuses ‘Sex and the City’ actor Chris Noth of sexual assault (December 23, 2021)
“Sex and the City” actor Chris Noth aggressively groped a woman in 2002 and then threatened to “ruin” her singing career if she went public, the woman said Thursday, leveling the fourth allegation against the television star in recent weeks
Josh Duggar’s Child Pornography Case: Everything We Know About the Trial (December 17, 2021)
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Arkansas revealed the nature of the charges in a press release on April 30, 2021.
According to court documents, Joshua James Duggar, 33, allegedly used the internet to download child sexual abuse material. Duggar allegedly possessed this material
What does “grooming” mean in sexual abuse cases? (December 02, 2021)
One day after news broke that Josh Duggar was arrested in Arkansas, Us Weekly confirmed that he was indicted on child pornography charges.
Marilyn Manson’s accusers detail his alleged abuse. ‘He’s so much worse than his persona’ (November 5, 2021)
Bianco’s federal lawsuit, filed April 30, alleges sexual assault, sexual battery and human trafficking beginning in February 2009, when Manson (Brian Hugh Warner) flew her to L.A. to shoot a video for his song “I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies.” Judge Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha allowed the case to move forward
R Kelly guilty of sex trafficking (September 27, 2021)
A former Boston ballerina and her husband have been accused of sexually abusing young dancers, according to a federal lawsuit Alonso CNN (September 29, 2021)
For Full Story: https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/29/us/ballerina-dusty-button-husband-lawsuit/index.html
R Kelly guilty of sex trafficking (September 27, 2021)
CA is taking legal action
California suits says that the producers on Criminal Minds not only knew about the alleged behavior but that they “condoned it” by taking “no necessary steps to prevent sex-based harassment and discrimination”
and by firing “anyone who resisted or who tacitly evaded St. Johns’ advances or abuse.” https://kinja.com/sambarsanti
Predators: Many Forms
- Ellen Greenberg, a 27-year-old elementary school teacher, was found dead on January 26, 2011 in the kitchen of her Philadelphia apartment
- She had been stabbed ten times in the back of her neck and head and ten in her stomach, abdomen and chest and a knife was still plunged in her heart
- The medical examiner ruled her death a homicide, before switching the cause to suicide.
- Ellen's body had been found by her fiancé, television producer Samuel Goldberg, with whom she lived
- Dailymail.com 18:30 21 May 2020, updated 17:55 22 May 2020 Dailymail.com 18:30 21 May 2020, updated 17:55 22 May 2020
American Bar (2020)
PREDATOR: Producer, Casting VICTIMS:. Talent
"Weinstein also got away with it because he knew how to intimidate and silence others. Many of his victims feared retribution. For some, their careers stalled after he blemished their reputations, for others received settlements or were muzzled by nondisclosure agreements" (American Bar Association 2020).
idnapping, Rape Charges USA (NY Times 7/2020))
PREDATOR: Talent Manager VICTIMS: Talent
By Julia Jacobs
June 22, 2020
David Guillod, Hollywood talent manager and producer “Atomic Blonde,” charged with sexually assaulting four women — all of them unconscious at the time, per the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office in California.
[11 counts unconscious person and kidnapping]
Predator: Booking, Producer. Victim: Musician
PREDATOR: Sexual Misconduct
Cianci has been fired following allegations of sexual harassment (The Hollywood Reporter). The Late Show's music booker, supervising producer since late 2017. Paige Stark alleged Instagram post "He followed me and my band mate to a nearby bar and kept touching me and being in my personal space," Stark wrote.
PREDATORS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY - American Bar Reviews
Weinstein’s business associates would escort the women to these meetings, only to suddenly evaporate, leaving them alone to defend themselves against Weinstein’s advances. He would ask for massages. He exposed himself and masturbated in front of them. He forced oral and vaginal sex on some. He refused to take no for an answer. A large, heavy man, he could easily overpower his vic Sexual assaults have commonly proven difficult to prosecute.
To begin with, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, Washington, D.C., only about one in four sexual assaults gets reported. Victims fear retaliation. Some are leery of dealing with law enforcement. Victims believe that police will look askance at a victim who had drugs or alcohol in her system or who willingly went to the perpetrator’s home. Law enforcement and prosecutors are more likely to devote time and resources where the allegations involve strangers, weapons, and physical injury than to cases involving sexual assault allegations. As a result, only about nine cases out of every 1,000 sexual assaults gets referred to prosecutors.
Once this conflicting evidence was dredged up, Weinstein’s legal team requested Judge James M. Burke, the presiding judge, to dismiss the charge of criminal sexual act alleged by Evans. The prosecutors did not object. This misstep also meant that the prosecution lost the benefit of calling law enforcement witnesses to testify. The defense, meanwhile, gained an advantage by being able to raise questions of police misconduct (American Bar Association May 2020).
Epstein was arrested again on July 6, 2019, on federal charges for the sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York.
“My Epstein article would focus on the government malfeasance that enabled Epstein to skate on scores of child abuse charges,” Journalist Nick Bryant.
Epstein’s now-infamous black book, filled with many bold-faced names, phone numbers, and addresses, from Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Ehud Barak to Alec Baldwin, Ralph Fiennes, Mick Jagger, and even Courtney Love. “It is a mosaic of Epstein’s social contacts,” (Nick Bryant July 2019).
FBI YEARS OF INVESTIGATIONS (2002-2019)
From US District Court Southern District of New York: US v Jeffrey Epstein
(Charged for Minors; also Adults)
p3(7): "Epstein actively encouraged certain of his victims to recruit additional girls to be similarly sexually abused"
THIS is similar to daughters this site is posting as occurring in Hollywood 2006-2020. Promises of Careers, College, Movies, and instead harmed physically, mentally, and spiritually
"I thought it was my fault, I thought I was obligated."
Talent Agents (Scouts)
“Many of these girls had parents who loved them. ... As parents, you have to be involved with everything your kids do, with all their electronic devices and their personal lives.” Michael A. Barker, special agent, FBI Chicago.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the filing of charges against Karine Michmichian, Dwight Cunningham, and Derek Hay for the alleged operation of an illegal prostitution scheme on Thursday, March 5. The defendants are charged with 12 felony counts of pimping and pandering.
WME Talent Agent Adam Venit, 2018 steps down after accusations by Terry Crews for "groping" are heard. "The assault lasted only minutes, but what he was effectively telling me while he held my genitals in his hand was that he held the power. That he was in control," Crews . Crews' lawsuit claimed that he feared retaliation from Venit, even though WME head Ari Emanuel told him that Venit "did not have that level of power."
ABA on Justice: Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault
MODERN DAY SLAVERY
(Epstein is an Example)
Human trafficking is a criminal activity in which people are recruited, harbored, transported, bought, or kidnapped for forced labor, sex labor, or to become a child soldier. Traffickers lure individuals with false promises of employment (acting, dancing, singing, crew) and a better life (money, home, family)
"At gunpoint, Brittany was forced to drink bottles of vodka and take blue pills that made her dizzy and disoriented. Brittany tried to look for help but was locked in the hotel room without access to a phone. After three days of being beaten, drugged, and forced to have sex with men, Brittany managed to escape and asked the first car she saw to call the police (ABA Lesson Plan) (Polaris Project - not the best organization for help but an example).
On May 29, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA) of 2015 (P.L. No 114-22). [With this bill one would expect less revictimization in the courts blaming victims; however, this is still not the case in 2020.
A fine of $5,000 for traffickers would not start to cover medical, psychiatric, drug and therapy treatment for victims. (Ex: Victim attends 7 days per week therapy, 3 MD visits, lab testing routing/on demand, and 3 day per week counselling for first year; this represents one year before a victim has the ability to
ABA on Justice: Rape Victim Bias
For the past several years, the issue of tens of thousands of untested rape kits languishing on shelves across the country has garnered attention from state lawmakers and advocacy groups, spurred policy changes, and secured funding or grants to test the kits and clear the backlog. But another equally disturbing problem has come to light: the destruction of rape kits before the DNA evidence is tested.
“Show me another crime where it’s okay to destroy evidence before we learn its value,” says Rebecca Campbell, a psychology professor at Michigan State University in East Lansing. “
The destruction of rape kits signals a fundamental misunderstanding by crime labs and law enforcement observes Campbell.
“It’s very concerning that biological, forensic evidence is never even being analyzed,” she adds. The process of getting an exam is difficult for victims—it’s invasive. Destroying the results before finding its value says we don’t value this evidence, this crime, these survivors.”
CALL FOR REFORM (ABA May 2019)
ABA on Justice: Forced Drugs
Drug use is either by choice (underlying disease, mental illness, peer pressure, addiction via medical expert providing without evaluating or accessibility) or by force (rape, sexual assault, trafficking, dealer testing, or as weapon of choice to control victims, and weapon of choice for murder (untraceable, and authorities rarely investigate drug deaths) - Nancy; Qwells Office, Justice Supervisor Los Angeles CA 2017 "we do not investigate deaths where drugs were on scene" even after four prior attempts on life, and drug use (although addiction can occur under force) began by force (pushed into a person); Culver City Police Detectives assure "pushing" is not illegal in CA; only purchase, and sell!!!!
DRUGS as WEAPONS
The use of a drug by force is increasingly popular in organised crime given as Nancy states "we do not investigate"; no more moving a body or planning the murder; no more how do we control the sex trafficking victim or what happens when our dealer takes too much off the top.
INTERVENTION: The parents that began Awareness Mission find that talent; like anyone becoming addicted to drugs such as heroin (hard to stop due to sickness) require expertise in care. A LA psychiatrist without certification in addictions refers (victim) to an unqualified interventionist that over 8 months provides heroin creating 11 relapses; his answer on the stand "she self-detoxed". We as humans (producers, directors, agents, managers, must assure talent is getting the BEST care for addiction whether personal choice (treat underlying) or by FORCE, and if by force; we must take a stand to assure these people; like Epstein, Weinstein pay for their crimes, and the talent gets to move forward to entertaining the world in safety.