The stories of the "casting couch" and what many have had to "do", to "make it" in Hollywood and
the entertainment industry, seems to be true.
I am waiting for similar stories to come out, regarding some of our favorite bands/musicians/and musical legends to come out next.
Sadly, Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
I auditioned for a band, back in the 80s ('83? '84?) and was told an "anecdotal" story involving this person's previous band where they could have had a three year - two record gig, if the whole band allowed an A&R rep to take the band home and blow all of them. This person told me the guitarist passed and the rest of the band was pissed at him. The guy I was talking to was the bass player.
He then went on to tell me that the only way I'd be accepted into the band was if I was "going to make the right choice for my career and my band".
I told him I had to shave, every day. His response was: "A million dollars can buy a lot of self respect"
I told him it wouldn't put a down payment on mine and walked away.
The band went on to enjoy a bit of success (A couple of really good albums, at least one world tour, and one of the members was in one of my favorite Rock 'N' Roll movies of all time). So, yes, some would know the band, if I dropped the name.
I can verify, absolutely, that it happens in music.
I don't doubt your story for one minute.
I would not at all be surprised, if many celebrities, politicians, and those with wealth, power or influence, are:
known to be coercive, abusive, extremely unethical, predatory and/or cruel in nature, or involved in illegal activities.
I have always felt in most of "their worlds", it has been the norm.
It is actually interesting, how many are "shocked" to find these things out.
Stories of "casting couches", and having to pay the piper, etc. have always been around.
**Having been around the "fringes" when I was younger, I could see, you usually "pay a price" for becoming involved with certain people.**
You usually see the "price"/or get an "odd feeling" fairly quickly.
Most of the extreme cases, where people have disappeared, been "found" not breathing, or had "accidents", we will never learn about.
People have always been paid to "do things" and paid not to tell about what they know.
I often marvel at those, that seem to rise above the fray.
Not to mention, when you throw alcohol/and or drugs into the mix.
gas, grass or ass they used to say back in the day
very few ride free
Are we really this surprised?
< Message edited by Marini -- 11/11/2017 2:45:21 PM >
As always, To EACH their Own.
"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. "
Life-long Democrat, not happy at all with Democratic Party.
NOT a Republican/Moderate and free agent