Harvey Weinstein.

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  1. Gelsons Dad

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    Idiot.
    Why have you decided that my position is they invited attack? Exactly where in my posts have you got that?
    Go on show me!
     
  2. Blue Mist

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    The point is the double standards. If a male landlord went on tv saying he offered free accommodation in exchange for sex he would be slaughtered and a police investigation called for as it was 'legal rape' whereby innocent women were being abused. If you then take it a step further, is it OK for a female Director to say to a good looking aspiring male actor, shag me and you've got the part.
     
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  3. karen7

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    She has been married 4 times,cheated on them all,i don't find her stories very funny,i think she is not a very nice person but i think she exaggerorates a lot to play up to it,they did clarify it was a mutual arrangement and she was not holding it over him like that,the whole premise of the show is that they share everything,health,family,problems,their honest opinions on everything otherwise it would not work,if you think that was bad it barely touched the sides
     
  4. karen7

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    It wasn't like that misty,you would have to watch what was said,it is nothing to do with power or abuse or anything like that,tagging it to this case is daft
     
  5. big gaz

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    Is that Harry Bosch from the Michael Connelly books you refere to ?
     
  6. I'm With Stupid

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    I don't think they would be. It's basically prostitution, which while often illegal, isn't rape (unless we're talking about trafficking victims or underage girls).

    Again, it would be illegal in the US, but wouldn't meet the criteria for rape. Propositioning someone in such a way would constitute sexual harassment and the company itself could also be sued under civil rights legislation.

    Harvey Weinstein might be guilty of doing this, but he's also been found guilty of good old-fashioned forcing himself on someone who doesn't consent rape.

    Having said all this, it's entirely possible that she's admitted to a crime.
     
  7. bobmcfc

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    Yeah I think so I’ve not read the books but the series is brilliant
     
  8. Paladin

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    Ok Karen. I respect you, and your opinions. I'm recently retired, and new to daytime telly, and not yet up to speed with the dynamics of the show. I did find her comments inappropriate though, especially in the light of the serious nature of the Weinstein case, which they had all just talked about. I just don't think this is a subject that should be laughed and joked about, because it is so easy for misunderstandings to occur. You only need to look at the last ten or so posts in this thread to see that.
     
  9. Banshee

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    Rightio, ty.
     
  10. karen7

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    Welcome to daytime tv,it's amazing what you can learn especially about women lol
    I understand you didn't find it very respectful,perhaps it wasn't right to say it today albeit it was a different subject
     

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