Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Ideologia liberal

Weinstein-Judd. Giudice federale. Non luogo a procedere per sexual harassment.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-01-12.

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Sul Mr Weinstein, sexual harassment, metoo eyc sono stati scritti fiumi di inchiostro, come se questo fosse il principale problema degli Stati Uniti.

Qui si può trovare una puntigliosa cronistoria dell’intera vicenda: molto di parte, ma il più delle date almeno sembrerebbero essere corrette.

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Riassumendo per sommi capi per non tediare alcuno, ecco i principali punti nodali.

– se è lecito sporgere denuncia sarebbe altrettanto lecito aspettarsi che l’accusa fosse supportata da prove probanti.

– un’accusa non è per nulla una sentenza definitiva

– le accuse non comprovate sono solo calunnie.

– le accuse si sottomettono alle competenti autorità, non ai media.

– è reato ciò che sia espressamente previsto dalla legislazione e giurisprudenza penale.

– i reati hanno tempi di prescrizione.

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«Actress Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been dismissed by a Los Angeles federal court»

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«Judge Philip Gutierrez ruled on Wednesday that Ms Judd’s allegations did not fall within the scope of the statute under which she had sued»

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«Ms Judd’s sexual harassment lawsuit was re-filed following a change in California state law after her initial claim was rejected by Judge Gutierrez last September»

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«Judge Gutierrez said the law that deals with sexual misconduct claims in professional relationships, which was revised to include directors and producers, could not be applied retrospectively to Ms Judd’s case»

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Già. Se è davvero facile coprire qualcuno di accuse infamanti, è anche molto difficile vincere in giudizio.


Bbc. 2019-01-10. Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein dismissed

Actress Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been dismissed by a Los Angeles federal court.

Judge Philip Gutierrez ruled on Wednesday that Ms Judd’s allegations did not fall within the scope of the statute under which she had sued.

But Ms Judd’s defamation claim, that Mr Weinstein had sabotaged her career, may still proceed, the judge said.

Mr Weinstein denies all allegations of sexual harassment and intimidation.

Ms Judd’s sexual harassment lawsuit was re-filed following a change in California state law after her initial claim was rejected by Judge Gutierrez last September.

She alleges she rejected unwanted advances from him and he then tried to wreck her career.

But in a statement late on Wednesday, Judge Gutierrez said the law that deals with sexual misconduct claims in professional relationships, which was revised to include directors and producers, could not be applied retrospectively to Ms Judd’s case.

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Mr Weinstein’s lawyer, Phyllis Kupferstein, welcomed the judge’s decision.

“We have said from the beginning that this claim was unjustified, and we are pleased that the court saw it as we did” she said in a statement, adding: “We believe that we will ultimately prevail on her remaining claims.”

However, Ms Judd’s claim that the Oscar-winning producer “blackballed” her after she refused his advances would still be heard, Judge Gutierrez said.

That part of her lawsuit states that “Weinstein used his power in the entertainment industry to damage Ms Judd’s reputation and limit her ability to find work”.

In 2017, Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson said he had been considering Ms Judd for a role in the 2002 film but that she was “blacklisted” following conversations with the Weinstein Company.

He said that Mr Weinstein had warned him that the actress was a “nightmare” to work with.

Mr Weinstein, however, said he had no role in Mr Jackson’s casting and denied trying to derail Ms Judd’s career.

The producer still faces a separate, criminal case involving five allegations of sexual assault, including rape. His lawyers have argued that civil cases should not be heard until the criminal investigation is concluded.

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