See Ya Later Allegator

I’m afraid to turn on the news.

Who will be the next, alleged, sexual predator to be outed.

Yes, that wasn’t a typo…alleged….innocent till proven guilty.  It’s still America after all.  At least it was, last time I looked.

I have visions of every male celebrity pacing like pumas trying to recap their past conduct.

Well there was that fat girl’s ass I grabbed in preschool.

Yes, I’m making light of it.  But you have to understand I make fun of everything.  It’s how I’ve survived all these years.

I have great empathy for the victims courageously coming out of their cocoons of shame, another thing I know all about.  But I also have empathy for their abusers.

Kevin Spacey for example, someone I’ve idolized, has fallen so far, his life, never mind his career, will never be the same.

I remember writing to him, years ago, when he appeared on Broadway, writing back, graciously thanking me.  I still have the note somewhere.

As individuals, our appetites run deep, and most of us, thankfully, have learned to control them.  Sadly, that hasn’t been the case here.

But, I want to remind the world, we’re all flawed.  Some of us more than others, including our heroes.  That’s certainly not an excuse, but a reasonable explanation.

SB

 

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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20 Responses to See Ya Later Allegator

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, this reminds me of the first monsoon of allegations against so many priests. A predator cleansing of a sort. But like you, I agree that we need to remember the accused are innocent until proven guilty. I also wonder if any accusations are opportunistic and not legitimate.

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    • I think, sadly, there has to be some truth. How much, who knows. I know Bill O’Reilly could never have shelled out 32 million bucks for doing nothing.

      Now they’ve pinched comic, Louie CK, a New York guy for pleasuring himself in front of a slew of women. The powers that be have already cancelled him from various venues. It’s just amazing.

      Who will be next Skinny. Stay tuned.

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  2. The number of skeletons being released from closets all around the world at this point is alarming. But, what has gotten me are how differently these allegations are treated. It’s like a clown car of victims pulled up outside of Weinstein’s place for god sakes while he’s at his “rehab” spa working on how not to be disgusting, meanwhile just after one male victim makes a claim of abuse against Spacey and Netflix cancels his show. Number 2 comes forward, and he is replaced in a movie set for release faster than you can buy a ticket! Meanwhile, the allegations of the female victims are still being questioned. “Why did you go to his room?” being number one.
    It is indeed a mans world!!
    Well, you certainly got the blood pressure rising on this one … lol.

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  3. I’ve never experienced this kind of abuse. Yes, sleazy old guys hit on me when I was young but no one with power over me. There was one carny at a fair who grabbed my boob coming off the farris wheel. (I’m sure he meant to be helpful.) Laugh was on him. I had nada at age 11 but it did make me feel dirty. Then again some get their jollies in different ways. Something you allude to though is that even a wrongful accusation can kill a career. Mass neutering is the answer.

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  4. It’s all coming out now. No one is safe, and no one will be afraid to tell.

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  5. micklively says:

    Maeve and I discussed this at some length. It seems to me that the world is forgetting two very pertinent facts: 1. Nothing has changed (i.e. this is all history, some of it ancient history, but reporting is in fashion) and 2. There is little black or white but great swathes of grey. People must be empowered to report abuse and such reports must be properly dealt with. “Properly dealt with” is so easy to say and so difficult to deliver. I am sure there are odious vampires who would do anything to procure sexual favour. I am equally sure there are devious gold-diggers who would manipulate, blackmail and accuse to get what they want. In between, there’s a lot of misread signals, spur-of-the-moment dumb decisions, changed minds, jumping on the band-wagon, drunken stupidity, innocent naivety and lust. Pick the bones out of that lot!

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    • I’m amazed by the whole thing frankly. It’s ugly to be sure. I said it earlier, it’s as if the sewers are overflowing. I know what’s it’s like to feel demeaned by another’s inappropriate behavior so I get it. I guess I’ll always just be a little bit surprised.

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      • micklively says:

        I think it’s important that right-minded people maintain their outrage at these scandals. If we become inured, the status quo will prevail. I worry about “trial by media” though.

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      • Frankly, I’m drowning in scandal. Louis CK’s admission and the way he put it, I always ask first before I show my dick, might have put me over the edge. I mean did he think that was cool? He’s not a stupid guy so go figure. Sigh

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  6. I applaud your efforts. My worry is that our world has fallen to the, I will call it, “Facebook Accusation”. This is where you are guilty till proven innocent and most who would try and prove your innocence are dragged into the guilt with you. I am not disavowing our Justice system,merely showing that public opinion, flawed as it is, can rule and really shouldn’t.
    Scott

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