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re: Allegations of Physical Assault, Violent Outbursts, and Verbal Abuse
Last Edit: JereNYC 11:12 am EDT 04/08/21
Posted by: JereNYC (JereNYC@aol.com) 11:08 am EDT 04/08/21
In reply to: re: Allegations of Physical Assault, Violent Outbursts, and Verbal Abuse - Lillebear 05:16 am EDT 04/08/21

And this right here is part of the ongoing issue. This person is terrified to post the name of an abusive person in their professional life EVEN ON AN ANONYMOUS FORUM for fear of retaliation.

We have a culture that excuses horrific behavior if the abuser is talented enough and it isn't new and it has to stop. We still hear stories about Jerome Robbins that cuddle the blood...but he was a genius, so it's all okay. Arthur Laurents seems to have gotten a pass for all kinds of abusive behavior.

None of this is okay and we, as a culture, need to not protect abusers just because they're talented. I don't care if this director referenced here has 10 Tonys and is in line to have a theatre named after him/her, this behavior needs to stop and, if it doesn't, this person's career needs to end. There are a lot of talented people out there who aren't abusive and, if we clear out some of these garbage humans, maybe we can make room for some of them.

But how do we do that if people are terrified of retaliation if they name names?
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