It is the last few hours of spring so get out and enjoy the day. I think that every Friday between June and August should be at a minimum of a half-day and getting the whole day off would be even better. I think this is because so many offices do that type of thing and people go on vacations and it sucks to be the only one in the office. Anyway, I will be here all weekend so, come on by and say hello. If you would like to follow me on Twitter, I am @entylawyer
For those of you who have been reading a long time, you probably remember the blinds about Vixen. For those of you who never read about her, you can click on the label at the bottom and relive the blinds. Vixen, has popped up now and again, but not for many years. A few weeks ago we crossed paths and had a few hours to catch up and see what has been happening in her life. She is a completely different person from the time I first met her. She is healthy and fun and vibrant and I am really proud of her for all the positive changes she has made in her life.
As we sat and talked and relived the past, she told me a story about something that happened to her a long time ago and that she says is the reason she spiraled on a path that almost cost her life. Back in the day she was just starting out as an actress. She was also a model and was in her teens when she first ran into this actor who was A+ list at the time. This guy was everywhere. He wasn't really a movie star, and has rarely been in movies, but he was the king of television. He has a long and stories Hollywood past that would have crushed him if he was acting like that in the age of TMZ and paps everywhere.
They met when she read for a part. She says that producers would forward him the tapes of women who read so he could pick and choose who he could ask out or eliminate right away as not suitable, which meant he couldn't see himself having sex with the woman or he knew she would be off limits. Vixen was young. Below the age of consent, but that didn't stop our actor from inviting her to dinner and wining her and dining her and putting on the full court press. She had no chance really and the pair started having sex. He was married at the time but always seemed to have time for Vixen. When she balked at his request for a threesome he told her that she needed a little coke and that everything would be good. She had her first line then and has been battling coke addiction since. He turned her life into a drug and sex fueled party and would tell her which roles to take and which not to take. He would pass her around to his friends and threaten her if she didn't cooperate. He had her find other women who were in their teens and bring them to parties and then would have sex with them. If he liked them better than Vixen he would send her on her way for a few weeks or months until he decided he wanted her again.
Vixen was getting good roles and got one great role and that led to her biggest amount of fame. Apparently our actor got jealous and wanted her for himself again so cast her on his new show and took up right where they left off. She had kicked coke but he got her hooked again and it was even worse for her that time and she went off the deep end and got in trouble with the law and finally was at rock bottom and tried to kill herself. The people in her life who were close to her got her some help and she fled Hollywood. They convinced her, rightfully so that her life was much more important than being famous or being used by some has been Hollywood A lister.