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    I was hoping the Mario Batali stuff wasn't too bad, but it is much worse than first reported. Not that I'd be shopping at Eataly regardless, but that I wouldn't have felt complicit for watching The Chew for years.

    Mario Batali Under Criminal Investigation For Sexual Misconduct: NYPD

    The “60 Minutes” story includes interviews with women who say they were sexually assaulted by Batali. One woman, who was interviewed in silhouette to protect her identity, is accusing Batali of drugging her and engaging in what she described as criminal sexual misconduct while she was unconscious. Batali, through an attorney, denied these allegations.

    At the time, the woman, who worked for Batali in 2005, had a rape kit done and spoke to detectives in the special victims unit at the NYPD. Even though the detectives asked her to file a police report, she declined, telling “60 Minutes,” “They tried getting me to file a report. They tried, they tried. But I ― you know, a young actress, no resources, no money ― I couldn’t. I― I couldn’t do it.”

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    Not really sure which celebrity fuckery thread this belongs in, but this interview filled me with so much rage. I want to hug Jessica Walter and take her and Alia Shawkat out for drinks.

    Apparently, Jeffrey Tambor really viciously verbally attacked Jessica Walter. The interviewer brings this up and Jessica Walter is fighting through tears the whole time as Jason Bateman and all of the other men (but mostly Bateman) keep trying to downplay her experience as something that "just happens all the time" and "we all get angry". She keeps saying, "No! Not like this! I've never experienced anything like this in 60 years" and they just dismiss her over and over, of course saying "Not to belittle you" as they continue to do so. Alia Shawkat spoke up once and was completely ignored.

    The last season of AD was a steaming pile of shit (IMO IMO IMO) and I never intended to watch this one, but this kind of shit ruins the 2 1/12 good seasons for me. Fuck Jason Bateman especially. They tripped over themselves to come to the defense of the person who was 1,000% in the wrong and to diminish the experience of the victim. As she was sitting right there.

    This is just part of it:

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    Audio of part of the interview has been released. She's on the verge of tears and, judging by the transcript of the conversation that follows this, not a single one of them appears to have any empathy or care for her. Including David Cross who is fucking MARRIED to Amber Tamblyn, one of the women behind #metoo

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    I used to really like Bateman and Cross but this is so fucked up. I feel like they were trying to smooth over the awkwardness of it but it just comes across as being dismissive of her and defensive/sympathetic toward him.

    I also used to like Tambor as an actor but holy shit he’s revealed himself to be a piece of garbage between this and the sexual harassment allegations. Now I don’t even want to see the new Arrested Development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullofwish View Post


    Audio of part of the interview has been released. She's on the verge of tears and, judging by the transcript of the conversation that follows this, not a single one of them appears to have any empathy or care for her. Including David Cross who is fucking MARRIED to Amber Tamblyn, one of the women behind #metoo
    This was so hard to listen to, and I think her tears were even less to do with the original incident and more how they were treating her right there. No one had her back except for Alia and she was ignored. Everyone except for Alia was completely gaslighting her. And as she kept saying that she is moving past it and she needs to move on, it definitely felt less to me like, "I am actually ready to move on from this" and more like she needs to if she wants to keep the job. Listening to this and reading the transcript, I imagine if she did tell them she was not comfortable going forward with Tambor around, she would be the one who would be written out of the show. She made a comment somewhere in the interview about how lucky she feels to have this part because parts for women her age so so rare. How fucked up.

    And something that was initially lost on me with the shock of everything else: the fucking audacity for Bateman, Hale, and Cross to tell her how "it is" in the business when she has been acting for longer than either of them have been alive.

    ETA: Also, in 60 years as a woman in Hollywood, you have to imagine she's been subjected to a lot of horrible shit by actors she's work with, so just how bad was the abuse hurled at her from Tambor that it shook her that much and made her keep saying, "Never anything like this"?
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