Director Oliver Stone Next On The Chopping Block


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More and more victims of Hollywood’s illicit sexual conduct are coming out of left field with, perhaps surprising to some, many men even having stories to tell.

It should come as no surprise that some of the most high powered and Liberal members of the Hollywood elite are directly getting called out and I think we’re just seeing the start of all this.

As reported by Ed Morrissey for Hot Air:

The Hollywood sexual assault scandal has most A-listers either running for cover or covering themselves with expressions of ambiguous denunciations of Harvey Weinstein. Oliver Stone, on the other hand, inexplicably appeared to defend his fellow film mogul and “rival,” telling reporters that he wants to wait for a trial to conclude anything about Weinstein. Stone argued that Weinstein had it rough at the moment, the Hollywood Reporter’s Patrick Brzeski notes:

“Stone addressed the international media Friday morning at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, where he is serving as chair of the event’s competition jury. It wasn’t long before he was asked for his reaction to the Weinstein allegations, along with whether he was aware of the many rumors about Weinstein’s behavior over the years.”

“I’m a believer that you wait until this thing gets to trial,” Stone said. “I believe a man shouldn’t be condemned by a vigilante system. It’s not easy what he’s going through, either. During that period he was a rival. I never did business with him and didn’t really know him. I’ve heard horror stories on everyone in the business, so I’m not going to comment on gossip. I’ll wait and see, which is the right thing to do.”

A few hours later, Brzeski reports, Stone apparently thought better of his initial reaction. He issued another variant of the ambiguous-denunciation statement:

Later in the day, Stone walked back his remarks, posting a message on Facebook saying he had been unaware of the extent of the allegations against Weinstein because of his travel schedule.

“After looking at what has been reported in many publications over the last couple of days, I’m appalled and commend the courage of the women who’ve stepped forward to report sexual abuse or rape,” Stone wrote.

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