[Above]  Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby are examples of men that built their profitable careers from the Hollywood, California entertainment industry.

[Below]  Lisa Bloom had been advising and representing Harvey Weinstein but has been pressured to bow out of the case.

[Below]   Gloria Allred and her daughter Lisa Bloom. Allred represented the majority of women suing Bill Cosby during his sexual allegation trials in Pennsylvania.  She attended every single day of his court sessions.

And what Weinstein said recently about the articles published about his Hollywood antics is correct “that’s the way men behaved during that time.”

During the sixties and seventies, men in Hollywood, actually men in the corporate world as well, used sex as a tool to control and abuse women.

The majority of women in Hollywood were second class citizens and often had to provide sex to men in order to get parts or privileges men gained by default.

Whether Weinstein or Cosby make mention of the ugly truth, the sexual abuse cannot be condemned in Bill Cosby’s case but condoned in the case of Harvey Weinstein.

Cosby is facing a second legal challenge over his sexual improprieties whereas Weinstein continues to attend Hollywood soiree’s.

What are we saying as a society?  That sexual impropriety is acceptable as long as the perpetrator does not use drugs to render victims helpless?

American society has to ask itself why it is encouraging Bill Cosby’s legal onslaught while simultaneously, no one is upset that Weinstein’s been getting a pass.  The visual alone is questionable. 

Harvey Weinstein has had to take a leave of absence from his business amid sexual harassment claims and he’s threatening to sue the New York Times for publishing an article about his sexual improprieties.

The accusations are so believed and accepted that politicians are returning Weinstein’s political contributions or rerouting his donations to women’s rights non-profits and organizations favoring women’s issues.

The Pennsylvania University that gave Cosby his bogus PhD (read his doctoral paper) should return the millions of dollars they accepted from him at the time they gave him that embarrassing degree and buy their dignity and integrity back. 

What’s legally applicable for Cosby’s case – should be equally applicable to Weinstein’s case because the two cases are not that disparate.

But while we’re on the subject, please don’t think that Bill Cosby somehow actually received a legitimate doctorate. His doctoral thesis is so poor that the university spent 20 years denying it existed and finally had to release it once the public demanded it. The universisty has never defended this thesis (not ever).

It is clearly a pay-to-play document that Bill Cosby paid for. It lacks any importance. It suggests that American children will be well educated if they grow up watching “Fat Albert.

Weinstein however admitted to wrongdoing and apologized publicly to anyone he has offended through the years.

On the other hand, Hollywood celebrities have been accused of sexual abuse for decades…


Just a few high profile sex allegation cases


Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex CrimesMichael Jackson  Died at 51 (1958-2009)  In 1993, Michael Jackson was accused of child molestation by the mother of a 13-year-old boy. The 1994 civil trial ended with a settlement between Jackson and the alleged victim. In 2003, Jackson was charged with seven counts of child sexual abuse and was found not guilty in 2005. (Source 12)

Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Bill Cosby age 79  In 2004, Bill Cosby was accused of sexual misconduct by 13 different women. The civil lawsuit claimed he drugged and sexually assaulted the women. Cosby settled with undisclosed terms.  (Source)
Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Woody Allen age 81  Woody Allen has been suspected of having sexual relations with minors since 1992, when Allen was found with nude photos of his partner Mia Farrow’s 20-year-old adopted daughter, Soon-Yi. Allen and Soon-Yi were married in 1997. In 2014,  Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, accused Allen of sexual assault.  (Source) (Source 2)

R. Kelly  age 48  R. Kelly was charged with statutory rape and child pornography in 2002 after a video surfaced that appeared to show Kelly having sex and urinating on an underage girl.  After several delays, Kelly was found not guilty in 2008.  (Source)
John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
John Travolta   age 63  In 2009, a cruise ship worker claimed that John Travolta sexually assaulted him. The man says that Travolta exposed himself during a neck massage and later offered the man $12,000 to keep quiet. Travolta denies all allegations.  (Source)
Cee Lo Green is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
CeeLo Green  age 41  In 2012, CeeLo Green was accused of sexually assaulting a woman whom he had eaten dinner with in Los Angeles. The LA District Attorney did not have enough evidence to bring rape charges, and Green was later charged with furnishing a controlled substance. He pled not guilty.  (Source)
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Britney Spears  age 35  In 2012, Britney Spears was accused of sexual harassment by former body guard, Fernando Flores. He claimed the pop star flashed him and invited him into her bedroom while she was nude.  (Source)
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Kobe Bryant age 38  NBA player Kobe Bryant was accused of rape in 2003. The charges were eventually dropped in 2004, but Bryant did admit to having consensual sex with a woman who was not his wife.  (Source)
Bryan Singer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Bryan Singer age 51  In 2014, X-Men director Bryan Singer was accused of sexually abusing a male teenager. The accuser has since filed additional lawsuits against other prominent members of the entertainment industry.  (Source)
Gary Glitter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Gary Glitter age 72  Musician Gary Glitter was convicted of child pornography in 1999 and child molestation in 2006. He was sentenced to three years in prison.  (Source)
Sean Penn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Sean Penn age 56  In 1988, Sean Penn was charged with domestic violence for an incident involving his then-wife Madonna. Allegedly, Penn tied Madonna to a chair and gagged her before leaving the house to get alcohol. When he returned, he is rumored to have only untied the singer when she agreed to perform sexual acts.  (Source)
Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Brad Pitt  age 53  Brad Pitt was charged with indecent exposure in 1988 for an incident in which theFight Club actor allegedly mooned drivers on the Pacific Coast Highway in California.  (Source)
Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Mike Tysona age 50  Mike Tyson was convicted of a rape charge in 1992 after sexually assaulting 18-year-old Desiree Washington, who was the reigning Miss Black Rhode Island at the time. Tyson served three years in prison for the crime.  (Source)
Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Al Gore age 69  In 2006, Al Gore was accused of making unwanted sexual advances towards a female masseuse. In 2010, the former Vice President was cleared of any wrong-doing.  (Source)
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Jim Morrison Died at 28 (1943-1971)  In 1969, Jim Morrison was arrested for indecent exposure after performing a concert in Miami with The Doors. He was later convicted and avoided jail time by paying a $50,000 bond.   (Source)
Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Oscar Wilde Died at 46 (1854-1900)  Writer Oscar Wilde was convicted of sodomy and indecent acts in 1895. He spent two years in prison.  (Source)
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Tupac Shakur Died at 25 (1971-1996)  Tupac Shakur was charged with sexual battery and sodomy in 1993. Shakur admitted to having consensual sexual relations with the woman who accused him of the assault and was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse.  (Source)
Tommy Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes

Tommy Lee age 54  Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was charged with indecent exposure after he dropped his pants while taking a bow at a 1990 concert. He was fined $1,647 for the incident.  (Source

Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Anthony Kiedis age 54 Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis was charged with indecent exposure and sexual battery after performing a concert in 1989. He paid a fine for the indecent exposure charge and appealed the sexual battery charge.  (Source)
Tucker Carlson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Tucker Carlson  age 47 In 2001, a woman brought a lawsuit accusing Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson for rape. The accusation was proven false. (Source)
 
Marilyn Manson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson was charged with indecent exposure in 1994 and was charged with sexual misconduct in 2001 by a male security officer. The charges were later reduced to disorderly conduct and Manson paid a fine of $4,000.   (Source 12)
Paul Reubens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Paul Reubens age 64  In 1991, Paul Reubens was arrested for indecent exposure while he was at an adult movie theater. In 2003, Reubens was charged with child pornography, but the charge was later reduced to obscenity.  (Source)
Roman Polanski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Roman Polanski   age 83 Director Roman Polanski was charged with statutory rape, sodomy, and child molestation after he had consensual sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl. Most of the charges were dropped and Polanski pled guilty to statutory rape. The sentence was set to be probation, but when Polanski learned that the judge wanted to cause a media storm by sentencing him to jail time, he fled the United States.  (Source)
 
Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes

Ben Roethlisberger  age 33  In 2009, a civil lawsuit was filed when a woman accused Ben Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her in a hotel room. In 2010, it was revealed that the NFL player was also being investigated for another instance of sexual assault. Criminal charges were not filed in either case.  (Source

Jerry Lawler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes

Jerry Lawler  age 67   In 1993, former professional wrestler Jerry Lawler was charged with rape and sodomy of a 15-year-old girl. The charges were later dropped when the accuser admitted that she made up the story.  (Source

David Copperfield is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes

David Copperfield age 60  In 2007, magician David Copperfield was accused of sexually assaulting a woman.  After a grand jury investigation, officials determined that there was not enough valid evidence to press charges against Copperfield.  (Source

Billie Joe Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes

Billie Joe Armstrong  age 45  Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong was arrested for indecent exposure in 1996. (Source

 

Jim Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Jim Brown age 81  NFL player Jim Brown was charged with rape and sexual assault in 1985. The charges were later dropped.  (Source)
  
Errol Flynn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Errol Flynn Died at 50 (1909-1959)  Actor Errol Flynn was charged with statutory rape in 1942. He was found not guilty, but the publicity negatively impacted his film career.  (Source)
Jeffrey Jones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes

Jeffrey Jones age 69  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off actor Jeffrey Jones pled no contest to charges of child pornography. However, he was sentenced to five years probation and is a registered sex offender.  (Source

Ol' Dirty Bastard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Ol’ Dirty Bastard  Died at 36 (1968-2004)  The Wu-Tang Clan rapper was kicked out of a hotel in Germany for indecent exposure in 1998. Allegedly he was standing naked on his balcony.  (Source)
Joseph Simmons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Joseph Simmons age  51  Rev Run was charged with rape in 1991, but the charges were later dropped.  (Source)
 
Marv Albert is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Marv Albert   age 75  Marv Albert was charged with forcible sodomy and assault and battery in 1997. He pled guilty to the assault charge and was given a 12-month suspended sentence.  (Source)
Sean Kingston is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes

Sean Kingston age 27  Sean Kingston was accused of sexual assault from a woman who visited his hotel room in 2010. Police determined that the woman did not seem credible, so charges were not filed.  (Source

Charlie Parker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Charlie Parker  Died at 35 (1920-1955)Jazz legend Charlie Parker was charged with indecent exposure in 1946, but the charges were later dropped.  (Source)
 
George Best is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
George Best  Died at 59 (1946-2005)  Soccer player George Best was charged with child molestation in 2005, but the charges were later dropped.  (Source)
 
Mike Mills is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes

Mike Mills  age 57  R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills was arrested for indecent exposure in the early 1980s.  (Source

 

Alex Da Silva is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 35+ Famous People Charged With Sex Crimes
Alex Da Silva  age 49  So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Alex Da Silva was charged with four counts of forcible rape, two counts of assault with intent to commit rape, and two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object. He was found guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.  (Source)

 

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