Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Blind Items Revealed #5

January 6, 2018

These owners of an independent theater chain are expanding their reach and bad corporate citizenship into the new year. They famously don’t want people to talk during movies or when they’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted at work and are working hard to keep people quiet in advance of the golden globes. When several employees spoke out publicly in the fall of 2016 and declared they knew about and allowed sexual predators to continue on as business partners, they remained silent after their investors threatened to sue. They have a connection to a project and want to skate through with all the buzz being positive.

Even through they said they would change their ways, those changes were symbolic and they continue to harass and silence victims. They definitely don’t want anyone looking into possibly illegal non disclosure agreements some staff members were forced to sign because they don’t want distributors asking questions about years of box office fraud or other possible crimes they want concealed. If they can just keep everyone quiet, they will skate through to victory.

They have been hemorrhaging upper level staff members from various companies they own since September. Corporate HR abruptly lost someone from the top last week.
They are going on vacation while in California and have  other people to continue their dirty work of smearing the reputations of their victims, harassing them, and silencing them. They really don’t want ANY truth to come out.

It was fall 2017 that most victimized employees and patrons spoke out. But they had a serious public relations kerfluffle in 2016. They made the editor step down but secretly rehired him almost immediately.

Theater chain: Alamo Drafthouse
Project: "I, Tonya"
Sexual predator continued as business partner: Harry Knowles
Bad decision: bring back video rental stores
Rehired editor-in-chief: Devin Faraci

15 comments:

Sara, Making It Work said...

Ok so I just clicked through to read the original comments (@MelvinTR nailed this, btw) and a commenter had posted a link to a murder suicide involving Spielberg/ JJ Abrams driver? I forgot all about that.
Could it have something to do with the "Three Deaths" blind from he other day?

Sara, Making It Work said...

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/celebrity-driver-kills-wife-kids-murder-suicide-article-1.3741365

AppleThief4Elliot said...

the Aintitcoolnews Harry Knowles? Whoa. I thought he was just a blogger.

Spider Rico said...

Dont forget about the Mondo Poster guys connected. Also predators and assholes.

Sadie said...

Uh, Harry Knowles weighs 400 lbs and is in a wheelchair. If you can't avoid being sexually assaulted by him, you're really hopeless.

DDonna Tarttty said...

I had heard bad things about Harry Knowles for years, not just as a pig but also as an extremely unethical "journalist." This was long before he got busted, and the reason he never got busted was because it was known he was so easy to buy off.

Devin Faraci I knew nothing about other than I thought he was an excellent writer and one of the best film critics working. It was sad to learn about what he did to that woman, out in the open, in front of people, at a bar. If you'd do something like that in public, the things you do in private are probably far worse.

Low Key said...

You're either an independent or a chain, pick one.

Bonnie Malmat said...

Sci-fi world heard about this some time ago. He's a pig.

Low Key said...

I, Tonya... skate through... I see what you did there, Enty.

Eff Yiew said...

That video where Devin gets the shit kicked out of him in the boxing match is amazing. He's really a piece of shit.

ToobisTheZebra said...

I had no idea about Harry Knowles! I’m reading the articles about the accusations & am so disgusted. He’s always been creepy (obviously), but I never knew how much of a monster he really was

JL said...

Tried seeing a movie at AD once. The management were total mofos. Never went back. This makes perfect sense.

Melvin The Reanimated said...

I nailed this cuz I was there. Knowles is a fucking weirdo. And there was a customer they continuously let harass women because "he had a brain injury" and would be crushed if they banned him. I discovered I was friends with him on FAcebook, for several years, without knowing that was him. Deleted that friend quickly once I found out.

TC said...

Melvin The Reanimated

Have you got any more? I heard a few stories on social media but they disappeared quickly, or were drowned out in political posts.

Katie Telling said...

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww

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