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    Coverup was last straw in Moonves' ouster from CBS: report

    New York Times reports that he was being blackmailed and was trying to get his blackmailer a job at CBS.

    Threats and Deception: Why CBS’s Board Turned Against Leslie Moonves

    It's amazing how much trouble corporate titans can get into because of sex.

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    This seems like as good of a place to put it as any - mods feel free to move if you want - this is not meant to undermine sexual abuse allegations by the way:

    Sltrib: His sons say they lied about being sexually abused. Now a Utah father is asking a judge to find him factually innocent.

    I suppose what is fascinating to me are a few things:

    1. If the mother coerced her children to make this accusation it seems that she should be responsible. It seems like a deterrent for false accusations of this sort would be that if a person was found to have indeed purposely created false allegations, they should have to serve the same time (obviously not for children).
    2. Our legal system is interesting, in that I am sure he was encouraged to plead guilty to a lesser sentence, which has now muddied the waters quite a bit. But this seems pretty common.
    3. He was basically coerced into admitting guilt just so that he could complete his recovery therapy and get parole.

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    “...he was taken off suicide watch late last month at the request of his attorneys....”


    Hmmmmm. John Grisham couldn’t write it better.


    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-jeffrey-epstein-debacle-11565554548?mod=cx_picks&cx_navSource=cx_picks&cx_ tag=contextual&cx_artPos=2#cxrecs_s

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    CBS News' Norah O'Donnell caught on hot mic talking about sex harassment

    “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell was caught on a hot mic during a segment on sexual harassment appearing to say: "Sounds like somebody else here.”
    Hopefully someone got very nervous upon hearing this.

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    The state is in the best of hands.

    California Democratic Party paid $380,000 to settle sexual misconduct suit against former chair Bauman


    The California Democratic Party has spent more than $800,000 on legal costs stemming from three lawsuits alleging discrimination and sexual misconduct by former chair Eric Bauman.The sum includes more than $430,000 in attorney’s fees alone, including payments to law firms representing Bauman.

    According to a Times review of state and federal campaign finance filings, the state party has paid $378,348 in legal settlements to Alton Wang, William Rodriguez-Kennedy and Kate Earley. The trio originally filed suit in January, alleging a culture of harassment and sexual misconduct that was “well-known and apparently tolerated” by top officials.

    “Our party is at its best when it lives up to our values. One of those values is treating people fairly,” the current party chair Rusty Hicks said in a statement to The Times. “We have reached an equitable settlement that begins the process of getting back to the work 9 million California Democrats expect from us.”

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-11/california-democratic-party-paid-300-000-to-settle-sexual-misconduct-suit-against-former-chair-bauman

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    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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