When you cast doubt on one survivor, you cast doubt on us all. Your words turn our guts and ring in our heads. You make us doubt ourselves. You tell us: “The world is not a safe place for you. Your truth is too inconvenient to bear. Go back to the shadows, please. A man’s reputation is at stake.”
You tell us we concocted it in our heads. That it wasn’t the way we thought it was. You don’t blame us outwardly, of course — you work much more insidiously than that. You’re trying to be “fair,” but in our minds, you plant the seeds of doubt.
They’re goin after MJ again: Michael Jackson allegedly spent $35 million to silence the families of at least two dozen boys over the years, according to FBI files, UK’s Mirror says. Click here for the full story.
A Q & A at Comicpalooza in Texas took a somber turn when a female fan asked Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart about violence against women. The fan, Heather, asked Stewart the one thing he’s most proud in his life that isn’t related to acting. That’s when Stewart launched into a passionate answer about domestic violence. Amazing. MORE HERE.
On Tuesday we learned that throwing basketballs at your players’ heads, physically manhandling them at practice and calling them “m*therf*ckers,” “c*nts,” “sissy b!tches,” and “f*&king f@gg0ts” is enough to earn you a three-game suspension and a $50,000 fine. No big thing.
On Wednesday we learned that only if the video of these transgressions leaks to ESPN will the school take more substantive action. Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice is now former Rutgers head basketball coach.
Now we’re getting crazy meta — there’s now a fundraising campaign to help Max, who started the fundraiser to help Karen. People have donated more than $2,700 so far. And if that’s not enough, now there’s a fundraiser to help Case Prince, the guy who started the fundraiser to help Max, who started the fundraiser to help Karen. That one seems a bit ironic, but this is all like a Russian nesting doll of fundraisers.
Pedobear makes his first appearance at the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial. We’re all for jokes, even off-color, but isn’t this a bit too far?