My Open Letter to Jeffrey Docking and Adrian College #metoo

November 3, 2017 To:       Dr. Jeffrey Docking, President Adrian College @JeffreyDocking, @AdrianCollege cc:        Ms. Bridgette Winslow, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Title IX Coordinator Dr. Seth Knox, President, Adrian College Association of Professors The dam has broken: You can no longer blame a fifteen-year-old victim for the fact that one of your professors,…Continue reading My Open Letter to Jeffrey Docking and Adrian College #metoo

There IS a child sex abuse scandal in Hollywood

Do I have proof of the scandal? Yes. Do a simple Google search on the Sugar’n Spice Photos of a 10-year-old Brooke Shields. You’ll read about the Playboy photos her mother approved and for which the photographer said the child felt “totally comfortable posing.” (That’s not comfort, BTW. That’s the product of grooming.) Fortunately, the…Continue reading There IS a child sex abuse scandal in Hollywood

The lesson of Weinstein: Power, morality, and the fickle friendship of fame

UPDATE: The board of The Weinstein Company has fired Harvey from the company he help found. Hollywood’s deafening silence this week in the case of Harvey Weinstein should be telling to everyone: It tells us a story about power. It tells us a story about morality. It tells us the story of fame’s fickle friendship.…Continue reading The lesson of Weinstein: Power, morality, and the fickle friendship of fame

Banned priest and admitted abuser slated for San Gabriel Mission award

Not fake news. They’re really doing it. And Edward James Olmos is gonna be there, too. Bruce Wellems is a problematic guy, to say the least. He’s been banned from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He’s been removed from ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago and by the Claretian order. Last year, he was sued…Continue reading Banned priest and admitted abuser slated for San Gabriel Mission award

California outlaws secret abuse settlements, hidden evidence

The era of secret child sex abuse settlements in California is over. I am usually quick to beat up on California Governor Jerry Brown for his poor record on protecting institutions who cover-up child sex abuse. But a new law enacted January 1, 2017, slipped under my radar— and organizations who harbor men and women who…Continue reading California outlaws secret abuse settlements, hidden evidence

Guam, Michael Jackson, and Cosby … oh my!

Sorry it’s been quiet around here. I have been a full-time parent/taxi-driver/cook/cleaner/referee all summer, so the blog has had a short vacation. But just because I have been slacking, doesn’t mean that the world stood still (if only my laundry would stand still …). Guam From the Pacific Daily News: In a 13-0 vote, lawmakers Monday…Continue reading Guam, Michael Jackson, and Cosby … oh my!

Bill Cosby arrested and charged with sexual assault

      Note: it was the release of previously sealed depositions in the CIVIL case against Cosby that finally encouraged Montgomery County, PA prosecutors to file criminal charges. In 2004, when former Temple University employee Andrea Constand originally reported the sexual assault, prosecutors would not charge Cosby. But 49 women and a 2005 deposition later, the…Continue reading Bill Cosby arrested and charged with sexual assault

Predators in Pretty Packages: Five lessons for parents from the Stephen Collins case

Hollywood couldn’t have written a better plot: an all-American man plays a respected pastor and father of seven. Add in good looks and charm, and you’ve got the makings of a beloved television character. And the perfect cover for a predator. Stephen Collins, who played Eric Camden, the dad/pastor on the long-running TV series 7th…Continue reading Predators in Pretty Packages: Five lessons for parents from the Stephen Collins case