The democrats have long relied on Hollywood in order to bolster their status in the court of public opinion, but those days are coming to a swift end in 2017.
In a scandal that has become known as “HarveyWood”, after Harvey Weinstein, a number of wealthy and powerful movie stars, procurers, and directors have been accused of horrific sexual debauchery that runs the gamut of perversion from the icky to the downright evil. Weinstein has been accused by more than 60 women himself, effectively ending the career of one of Tinseltown’s most valuable players. Kevin Spacey, an Academy Award winning actor thought to be one of the greatest alive, has been accused of pedophilia and sexual depravity – a reality that the actor didn’t exactly deny in his only public statement on the subject.
Now, yet another of Hollywood’s most notable names has found themselves on the receiving end of such lewd allegations.
“Along with surprising allegations, some familiar names are now popping up in connection with the wave of sexual harassment and sexual assault claims sweeping Hollywood and the entertainment industry. On Tuesday, Radar Online published documents indicating that John Travolta was accused of ‘sexual battery’ by a male massage therapist in 2000, and that therapist went on to file a police report.
“This is the third such allegation against Travolta, though the previous ones were made in 2012, long before Hollywood became obsessed with rooting out and exposing it’s hidden sex pests.
“According to Radar Online and the Daily Beast, a 21-year-old California man filed a police report in 2000, indicating that, during a private, late night session at the La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, John Travolta urged his massage therapist to ‘focus’ on his buttocks. Then, once excited, the masseur alleges that Travolta exposed himself, made lewd suggestions, and touched the masseur’s thighs, back, and rear end.”
While these accusations have made the rounds before when it comes to John Travolta, the current climate in Hollywood will certainly create a much larger impact for the Pulp Fiction and Grease star.
HarveyWood, and the fallout that has occurred in its wake, has signaled a social awakening in America where the “good old boy” system of undocumented sexual harassment will no longer be tolerated. This newfound focus on holding those in power accountable for their deliberate debauchery could very well be the fuel needed for the fires of societal change.