Prayers up for Bryan Adams who, as far as we know, has done nothing to warrant people all over the country smashing their 45’s of Summer of 69 over their knee. Because of that damn B, he’s always getting confused with singer/songwriter/alleged R.Kelly wannabe Ryan Adams who has just had his most recent album pulled by Universal Music Group in light of a New York Times investigation that alleges he solicited “explicit communications with an underage fan”. Additionally, according to Vulture, his ex-wife Mandy Moore, singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers, and “several other female musicians” have accused him on sexual misconduct and abuse.
If you didn’t know about the rumors, allegations, lawsuits, and accompanying personal accounts of rape and abuse of young men and boys at the hands of Bryan Singer before, you do now. The elephant that was sitting over in the corner this whole time just stood up and took a giant dump all over the coffee table (no offense to elephants). One would think that the well-researched article at The Atlantic would cause Hollywood to step away from Bryan completely, but with friends like Millennium Films chairman Avi Lerner at his side, he’s gonna be just fine. Bohemian Rhapsody was pulled from the GLAAD Awards, but he’s still going to be better than fine even.
Mike Rinder and Leah Remini are going all in with their support of fellow ex-cultist and accused sexual assaulter Paul Haggis. In a joint statement posted to Mike Rinder’s blog, the anti-Scientology Scooby gang of two use the old “he’s a good man” argument, and added that the charges against Paul might be a deep pocketed Scientology hit job.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; if you’ve worked with Woody Allen, have a damn answer at the ready when some journo sticks a mic in your face! Greta Gerwig was the latest celebrity to get caught on the back foot during a backstage press thingy at the Golden Globes when she was asked the inevitable question of how she feels about having worked with Woody.
In one of the mostly spectacularly tone deaf moves I’ve seen in #thesetryingtimes, Russell Simmons has started his own #movement on Instagram in an effort to express his innocence and defend himself against multiple allegations of sexual assault. Are you ready for the dawn of #NotMe?
Documentarian Morgan Spurlock spilled his own beans last night and let the world know that he has a history of sexual misconduct before anybody else could. Morgan, who had a moment back in the early aughts with his popular Super Size Me documentary, has admitted that he’s been accused of rape in the past. In an essay titled “I Am Part Of The Problem”, Spurlock also admits that he’s paid an employee off in a sexual harassment case. And that he is a cheater. And a drunk. And that’s he’s an all around world-class asshole. And that he’s been sweating out these post-Weinstein days asking himself, “When will they come for me?” Sounds refreshingly honest, doesn’t it? Well, plot twist! The statement is garbage.