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#MeToo: Zoe Kravitz Says She Was Sexually Harassed on a Movie Set

The incident occurred when she was just nineteen.

Zoe Kravitz (r) and her mother, Lisa Bonert (l)

Zoe Kravitz is speaking out on being sexually harassed on a movie set by a unnamed director when she was a mere nineteen years-old.


She opened up about the abuse in the November issue of Rolling Stone. The, now, 29-year old actress recounted how the director's behavior was "completely inappropriate" and how she was "very uncomfortable" on set.

Although it has been ten years since the incident, she was still reluctant to disclose the movie title or the director's name. She stated: "I won't name names, because I don't want to ruin anyone's life. But I definitely worked with a director who made me very uncomfortable. I was young — maybe 19 or 20 — and we were on location, staying at the same hotel. And it was full-on: 'Can I come inside your room?' Just totally inappropriate."

According to Kravitz, the harassment started when she was working on set getting her hair and makeup done. She appears to carry that horrific memory with her. Kravitz appeared to relive the moment saying: "And then he'd do things like come to the makeup trailer and touch my hair. Or say, 'Let me see your costume — turn around?' It's just never OK for someone to do that. Especially when they're in a position of power."

Hopefully as the #MeToo movement forges ahead, many more survivors will speak out sooner than later.

The Conversation (1)
votetocorrect01 Nov, 2018
Zoe Kravitz and other women need to speak up and keep the #metoo movement going. Do not be afraid of old white men trying to silence you! Bring your VOICE and your VOTE to kick them out of office TUESDAY, NOV 6. 2018!

Roku Pulls Racist 'Infowars' After Social Media Backlash

Alex Jones, founder of Infowars, has also been accused of sexual harassment. He allegedly grabbed a Black employee's backside saying: "Who wouldn't want a Black wife?"

Reuters

Six months after major social media channels such as YouTube and Twitter banned Alex Jones' Infowars, Roku, a streaming service, added a channel for the show's 24 million users. Apparently, there has been a channel for the show on Roku for years, according to Roku spokesman Eric Savitz.

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Accuser Says Letter Proves R. Kelly Threatened Her

"You better think of something quick. You're running out of time," said Faith Rodgers attorney, of R. Kelly.

Faith Rodgers , 21, spoke to New York police Monday and unveiled a threatening letter allegedly written by R. Kelly last October.

Rodgers is suing Kelly for nonconsensual acts he allegedly forced her into in 2017, when she was 19.

In the notarized letter to attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Rodgers, Kelly allegedly wrote "if she persists in court action, she will be subjected to public opinion," that she should have test results "proving the origin of her STD claim." The letter also said Kelly would request "10 personal male witnesses testifying about her sex life."

"If Ms. Rodgers really cares about her own reputation, she should cease her participation and association with the organizers of this negative campaign," the letter allegedly signed by Kelly says.

Kelly's attorney told CBS News the letter is "a fake" saying "R. Kelly can't read, write or type. He didn't send any letter."

Rodgers' attorney said of Kelly's future: "You better think of something quick. You're running out of time."

"Mr. Kelly, your disgusting tactics will not prevent women who allege that they were victimized from telling their truth."

Last week, an arrest warrant was issued for his former manager, James Mason, for an incident report in May 2018 where threats were made against one of the girls' fathers. The report quoted Mason threatening to kill Timothy Savage and family: "I'm going to do harm to you and your family, when I see you I'm gonna get you, I'm going to f**king kill you," Mason was quoted as saying in the police report, obtained by CNN.

As women come forward post the "Surviving R. Kelly" documentary, Kelly maintains his innocence.
Steven Greenberg, told NBC News that neither he nor Kelly has watched the documentary and said of the accusers, "They're just haters trying to ruin his career."

Several artists have spoken out in support of the accusers, including John Legend, Keke Palmer, Lady Gaga, and even Kelly's own daughter, Joann Kelly. Celine Dion and Chance the Rapper have reportedly pulled their music collaborations with him from streaming services.

Rodgers said she could forgive Kelly, but also believes he should be in jail. Additionally, she said: " He needs help not only mental help he needs spiritual help."

Reader Question: Do you think this letter will result in charges being brought against Kelly?

Touré

Fresh off the whirlwind success of Lifetime Network's controversial "Surviving R. Kelly" documentary, longtime music journalist Touré, one of the many high-profiled contributors featured in the series, has been accused of sexual harassment by his former makeup artist.

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R. Kelly's Own Daughter Calls Him A 'Monster'

All three of his children, and his ex-wife, have not spoken to him in years.

Singer Buku Abi, real name Joann Kelly, posted on Instagram saying she was "devastated" by the recent accusations in the documentary "Surviving R. Kelly."

The 20-year-old said she hasn't seen or spoken to him in years, calling him a "terrible" father.

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Beyoncé's Parents Kept Destiny's Child Away From R. Kelly


There were repeated requests by him and his label to work with the teenage girls. Matthew Knowles, said of the girls: "They did not leave our eyes."

REUTERS

Beyoncé's father, Matthew Knowles said Destiny's Child stayed away from R. Kelly because they had heard of his reputation back in the late '90s.

"The girls were 15, 16," he said. "When they went to the bathroom, Tina would go with them. They did not leave our eyes."

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CBS Denies Les Moonves $120M Severance Package

An investigation found there were grounds to terminate Moonves for cause.

CBS former chairman and chief executive Leslie Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package.

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