reports the allegations include lewd phone calls, groping and lewd conduct.
Rose and the scores of other victims of these powerful, moneyed, ruthless men face an adversary for whom Winning, at any and all costs, is the only acceptable outcome.
That’s why a legal defense fund for victims is currently being assembled to which hundreds of good hearted people in our business will contribute, to bring down the bastards, and help victims fight this scourge within.
I sat by that phone all day yesterday and this morning, hoping to express both my deep respect for her and others’ bravery in exposing the monsters among us, and my sympathy for the untold, ongoing pain she suffers. I am truly sorry she sees me as an adversary, because we are both, together with all the women in our business, standing in defiance of the same implacable foe: a status quo that wants so badly to return to the bad old days, the old ways where women were used, abused and refused entry into the decision-making, top levels of the industry.
No one can bring back what entitled bosses like Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, and HW took from the women who endured attacks on their bodies and their ability to make a living..
He needed me much more than I needed him and he made sure I didn’t know.
Apparently he hired ex Mossad operators to protect this information from becoming public.Rose assumed and broadcast something untrue about me, and I wanted to let her know the truth.Through friends who know her, I got my home phone number to her the minute I read the headlines. But not every actor, actress, and director who made films that HW distributed knew he abused women, or that he raped Rose in the 90s, other women before and others after, until they told us. I have been to his office , for a meeting with Wes Craven for “Music of the Heart” in 1998. HW was not a filmmaker; he was often a producer, primarily a marketer of films made by other people- some of them great, some not great.Rose is a co-host on “CBS This Morning” and a contributor for “60 Minutes.”The women tell The Washington Post similar stories; Rose made lewd phone calls, walked around naked in front of them, groped their breasts, genitals or buttocks.