Power play in Hollywood

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Power play in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20:  Actress Taraji P. Henson and her manager Vincent Cirrincione attend the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards Fox after party on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Taraji P. Henson and her manager Vincent Cirrincione attend the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards Fox after party on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Taraji P. Henson and her manager Vincent Cirrincione attend the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards Fox after party on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Taraji P. Henson and her manager Vincent Cirrincione attend the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards Fox after party on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Madison Townsend, Staff Writer

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There have been multiple cases of people in power, particularly in Hollywood, taking advantage of people below them. There have been cases of assault, sexual assault, and people taking money from other people.

Kesha VS. Dr. Luke- Kesha, who is a singer/songwriter, has a lawsuit filed against her from her old manager, Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, for “contract breaching” after she came out saying he was guilty of sexual harassment, civil harassment, gender violence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligent retention and supervision. She claims that he emotionally, physically, and sexually abused her since the beginning of their professional relationship. She also says that he had drugged and raped her twice, and that his abuse is the cause of her eating disorder. She was offered a deal to leave the record company if she came out saying she was lying, but she denied the offer. No charges were filed.

Harvey Weinstein sex abuse allegations: Harvey Weinstein, who is an American film producer, has 40+ women come out saying they were a victim of sex abuse. Although, his charges only involve two of the women. He said that his behavior towards them has caused a lot of pain, but also said many of the allegations were false. Rose McGowan claims that Weinstein performed unwanted oral sex on her in a hotel during a film festival, and he offered her one million dollars to keep quiet. She declined. McGowan later got a $100,000 settlement with him. Actress Ashley Judd claims he invited her into a hotel for a business meeting, but when she got there, he asked if he could give her a massage and have her watch him shower. When she declined, he claimed he would damage her career. Weinstein removed her from a casting list as a direct result of her rejection. Salma Hayek, an actress, claims he made sexual advances on her and when she refused and stated she was uncomfortable, he began chasing her around the room. She also says he made the remark, “I will kill you, don’t think I can’t.”

Vincent Cirrincione is a Hollywood manager who owns Vincent Cirrincione Associates. He has worked for famous Taraji P. Henson, Halle Berry, and Julie Benz. A few of his clients had recently dropped him as a manager. Eight African American women claimed that they were sexually assaulted by him. They all have similar stories, saying he offered to sign them in exchange for sex. He ended up shutting down his company after all the allegations and having his clients drop him. He also admits to having many sexual relations with his actresses, but they were all consensual. He apologized to everyone and shut down his title as a manager and his management company.

The dark side of Hollywood is no joke, and people are finally taking action against it. There have been hundreds of women who have spoken out against their abusers. There has also been movements dedicated to ending abuse, such as the #MeToo movement, ##ThatsHarassment, The Truth Has A Voice, and Time’s Up.

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