Harassment roundups three days in a row? Wow. There are quite a few updates since yesterday, though, and I can't leave you hanging over the weekend.
Anthony Edwards Tells of Abuse by Gary Goddard
Actor Anthony Edwards wrote a piece today sharing his tale of abuse at the hands of writer and producer Gary Goddard when he was a child. Edwards says that, at 14, his mother heard that Goddard was a pedophile and asked him about it:
I denied it through tears of complete panic. To face that truth was not an option as my sense of self was completely enmeshed in my gang of five friends who were all led by this sick father figure. I met Goddard when I was 12, and he quickly became a dominant force in my life...I was molested by Goddard, my best friend was raped by him — and this went on for years. The group of us, the gang, stayed quiet.
This is not the first time Goddard has been in the spotlight for sexual abuse of a child.
Ellen Page on Her Experiences
Actress Ellen Page wrote a Facebook post today outlining experiences she's had in Hollywood. Page says that she was outed by director Brett Ratner on the set of X-Men: The Last Stand when he pointed to another woman and said “You should fuck her to make her realize she’s gay”:
I was a young adult who had not yet come out to myself. I knew I was gay, but did not know, so to speak. I felt violated when this happened. I looked down at my feet, didn’t say a word and watched as no one else did either. This man, who had cast me in the film, started our months of filming at a work event with this horrific, unchallenged plea. He “outed” me with no regard for my well-being, an act we all recognize as homophobic. I proceeded to watch him on set say degrading things to women.
She tells of another director asking her to "make the move" when she was only 16 years old, a grip who sexually assaulted her just months later, and a director asking her to sleep with a man in his twenties and tell him about it.
Louis C.K.'s career has taken a direct hit on the heel's of yesterday's revelations regarding his penchant for public wankery. First, HBO dropped the comedian's past projects from their on-demand offerings as well as from their upcoming A Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs special.
His acting career is tanking, too. His new film will no longer be released. The film, I Love You, Daddy, which he starred in, directed, and co-wrote, was set to open in theaters November 17. The film also stars Rose Byrne, Edie Falco, Helen Hunt, and John Malkovich.
As for the man himself, he has released a statement saying "these statements are true."
Corey Haim/Charlie Sheen Update
Another allegation has surfaced against action star Steven Seagal, this one from actress Portia de Rossi. She tweeted:
My final audition for a Steven Segal movie took place in his office. He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants. I ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, ‘Well, I didn’t know if he was your type.’
Considering that de Rossi is a lesbian, I'm going to guess that he isn't.
Here's hoping these stories dry up soon.