Thursday, January 10, 2019
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is speaking publicly about his and his family’s struggles with depression.
In an interview with Britain’s Express, the "Jumanji" star spoke about his mother’s attempted suicide when he was 15. “Struggle and pain is real. I was devastated and depressed,” he told the outlet. “I reached a point where I didn’t want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly.”
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Harvey Weinstein’s still facing potential life behind bars in the rape case in New York City, but the disgraced producer succeed today in having Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claim against him tossed.
However, with a trial penciled in for 2020 before U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez, Judd’s allegations against the much accused Weinstein for defamation & intentional interference with prospective economic advantage are still standing, so don’t think this is over, at all.
What is truly over, after being dropped from the case once before then added in amended paperwork, is the spotlight attracting sexual harassment aspect of the matter. Like back in September, when the federal judge first declared that a 1990s hotel room encounter in which Weinstein allegedly attempted to physically assault Judd did not fit the legal definition of workplace sexual harassment.
Director Bryan Singer, who was fired from the production of Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, has taken to Instagram to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for bestowing the film with two Golden Globes.
What an honor. Thank you #HollywoodForeignPress,” posted the filmmaker, who was not in attendance at yesterday’s awards ceremony and was conspicuously absent from the speeches of best actor (drama) winner Rami Malek and producer Graham King, who picked up the prize for best film (drama). Singer included a picture of Malek filming the I Want to Break Free scene along with his caption.
The director was fired from the film’s shoot in 2017 after what Fox said were unexplained absences from set. Dexter Fletcher replaced Singer with roughly two weeks until wrap. Due to DGA rules, Singer was still credited as the film’s director.
Over a year & two months since he was first publicly accused of sexual misconduct, Kevin Spacey appeared in court on January 7th. The actor is facing charges of indecent assault and battery after allegedly inappropriately touching the 18-year-old son of a TV anchorwoman. The former House of Cards star entered a plea of not guilty.
The incident occurred in the summer of 2016. While at a restaurant bar in Nantucket, Massachusetts, the Hollywood actor reportedly groped the 18-year-old busboy. The accusations first came to light in November of 2017. That’s when Heather Unruh, the accuser’s mother and a former Boston news anchor, spoke out about the incident. Though Unruh made an appearance in court, her son did not.
After Spacey arrived in court he was told to not make contact with Unruh’s son. After entering the plea, the Oscar winner’s next pre-trial hearing was set for March 4.