Monday, July 02, 2018

Blind Item #12 - Reader Blind Item

This permanent A list comic movie actor got his start on a long running hit network show.  He is trying to head off a potentially career ending scandal which would ruin his good guy image.  In college, there was a sexual assault at the fraternity he was a member of.  He was present and participated in the gang rape of a drunk girl.  The girl did file a  complaint but as athletes were among those involved and she was very drunk the university did not act on her claim.  Since then, she has occasionally contacted this comedian/actor and he has paid her money to keep quiet.  Now in the wake of MeToo, she feel empowered and has contacted a famous female attorney who specializes in these types of cases.  The actor is trying to negotiate a deal so she doesn’t go public.  

92 comments:

sandybrook said...

Bill Murray?

Tricia13 said...

Will Ferrel?

Pamela Olson said...

Gloria Allred for the atty

Jon said...

Don't settle. The #metoo witch hunts have jumped the shark and are basically over. Nobody believes these hysterical women anymore.

Dahling said...

+1 Tricia. He has a very good guy image.

La-Juice said...

Steve Carrell?

Do Tell said...

Dan Ackroyd

Connie Courtney said...

Tom Hanks

Do Tell said...

It's because of antiquated troglodytes like Jon that there was the need for a #MeToo movement in the first place.

ruby said...

The Rock

MDAnderson said...

Steve Martin although I think he just hosted??

Do Tell said...

Paul Rudd had a recurring role on Friends, and was in a frat, but is he permanent A list?

OB said...

Adam Sandler

Do Tell said...

Woody Harrelson (Cheers) also was in a frat. But he does more than just comedy.

Brayson87 said...

That is some sick sh!t, I hope we get a reveal of the comic movie actor and the college. I've lost total faith in any celebrity with a good guy image.

Amber Olsen said...

Jim Carrey

tatty said...

Alan Alda?

summer said...

comic movie actor got his start on a long running hit network show....I feel like it's someone from The Office...?

Do Tell said...

John Goodman, Kevin James (do not consider him permanent A) were also in frats.

Do Tell said...

I don't think Jim Carrey went to college.

gauloise said...



Ashton Kutcher was in a frat

Cail Corishev said...

I think a lot of these "going public any day now" stories are simply negotiating tactics. If you've been taking money for years to keep quiet about something, this is a good time to renegotiate for a better deal. You can soften up the other party by leaking out something like this that he will recognize, maybe even have someone send him a link to it anonymously.

gauloise said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Unknown said...

Nate Parker thought he could outrun his college rape days too.

Cail Corishev said...

If you told me Ashton Kutcher *wasn't* in a frat, I'd think you must be lying. He's like the frattiest frat boy that ever fratted.

gauloise said...

patton Oswalt

Unknown said...

Agreed! I’m just confused as to why nobody is going to the damn police!!!!

gauloise said...

Paul Rudd, started on friends

Pip said...

T J Miller

haloarh said...

I don't think it's Rudd. He was known for stuff like Clueless before Friends. I also don't think he's "permanent A list"

SarahElizabeth said...

Sandler- snl

Sea Hag said...

Sheesh. Paul Ruud did not get his start on "Friends". He was in the Clueless film 7 years before Friends.

cheesegrater15 said...

He seems more like high A-.

Do Tell said...

Clueless didn't make him a star. Friends brought him greater recognition. Anchorman was his big break.

Thia said...

I'm jaded from this site because I think all of the guesses are plausible.

LooksLikeCRicci said...

I can't stop laughing at "frattiest frat boy who ever frat."

Great statement. Totally agree.

I feel like this is possibly Will Ferrell. I hate typing that. I feel like I died a little.

smallcritic said...

Ted Danson? Played college basketball. Fraternity?

Clara Bow said...

Oh, please not Steve Carrell, please not Steve Carrell.
Known for the office, played hockey at Denison for all four years, part of a student improv group...

Clara Bow said...

I really hope not, but I’m inclined to agree. The only thing I can’t find is info on whether he was part of a sorority or not.

Clara Bow said...

Ugh, I meant fraternity.
I mean, I’d also be interested if he was part of a sorority, but that’s neither here nor there.

Cail Corishev said...

Going to the police ultimately means taking the stand and being grilled by high-paid attorneys who will do their best to make you look like a whore who begged for it. If you're accusing some of the beloved names listed here, the media will give them a hand. Prepare for your family and old friends back to grade school to be harassed and probably offered money if they can come up with anything juicy on you.

As much as we wish more people would come forward, I don't think it's hard to see why they don't.

Kate K said...

I thought Will Ferrell has a reputation for being an a-hole.

Kate K said...

Fuck off. Jon.

Kate K said...

+1,000,000

Lindsey Michelle said...

Ashton Kutcher??

Ervin Thompson said...

Nate Parker is ruined already he was one of the first.

Ice Angel said...

The only one that really fits would be Adam Sandler (and truly shocking.)

Krab said...

"Agreed! I’m just confused as to why nobody is going to the damn police!!!!"

Because they'd rather have money? And honestly, if this stuff happened 20 years ago, who can blame them?

Anonymous said...

Ed Helms. Look it up. Rolling Stones article.

Sagan said...

Tim Allen?

Brayson87 said...

Summary:

Good guy perm A list comic movie actor was a college frat rapist. No not the Jello guy. We'll only find out who if his negotiations to pay off the victim fall through. The End.

Anonymous said...

Jon Hamm?

Carissa A. Thrush said...

Is this the article you are talking about?
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/16/ed-helms-uva-commencement-rolling-stone_n_7297392.html

Tricia13 said...

As much as I appreciate his work... don’t think he’s perm Also he’s gay im pretty sure

Jennacheryl said...

Sadly, even though most states do not have a statute of limitations anymore, back in the 90s and early millennium there were on sexual assault cases. Thus the money at this point.
Idk but any famous folks go to MSU?

Unknown said...

Helpful list http://www.eduinreview.com/blog/2009/09/famous-fraternity-members/

Sara, Making It Work said...

+1, @Cail
These blinds that "expose" rapists are doing more harm than good. The victim gets a bigger settlement but it's kept quiet.

Sara, Making It Work said...

+1 to Adam Sandler guesses.

He has had such a low profile the past few years, you kind of wonder why.

Mo said...

You’re an ass

Mo said...

Chevy Chase?

Sara, Making It Work said...

Ed Helms got his start on The Daily Show, so I don't think it's him.

Anyway, even if he is gay, it doesn't mean he couldn't have participated in a college rape.
But I don't think it's him anyway.

Unknown said...

My money is on Steve Carrell

Biffles said...

Will Ferrell. He was in Delta Tau Delta at USC.

Tigercat said...

Steve Carrell was a Daily Show correspondent and had success with The 40 Year Old Virgin prior to his stint on The Office.

Tricia13 said...

He is super quiet and reserved “when off/not in character “, but yea it’s known he’s not the nicest dude either. Most people don’t know that about about which is why it surprise many.

Tricia13 said...

He was at USC. He actually said in an interview for “Old School”, he has plenty of material to draw from

rosie riveter said...

Ew. The idea that Adam Sandler is A list is just sad. He's just a one trick pony over and over and over. Like, the worst though, the
"Me want drinky of wa-wa for me moufy", one trick pony.
Ugh. I just died a little in writing that

Unknown said...

Paul Rudd?

Lyla said...

Bill Hader :(

Zeroh Tollrants said...

Ed O'Neill seems the most likely due to the Rolling Stones piece, but Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, John Goodman, Jim Gaffigan, Dennis Miller, Paul Rudd, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Jon Stewart, and Kevin James, all work, as well.
IMO, without the Rolling Stones link, I would've said either Will Ferrell or Kevin James as the most likely.

Melvin The Reanimated said...

I think this is Ferrell. Former frat guy, projects an image of goodness (though I have also heard that he's secretly really a prick) and has talked about how frats should be ended-- maybe remorse over his past. Also began on a long runnig network show (SNL.) Carell and Helms began on Daily Show, so cable not network.

CJ said...

Ed O’Neill’s last year in college was 1968 so this would be the oldest #metoo ever. Color me skeptical.

Ragnar Miersch said...

It's pretty obvious that we are not going achieve a consensus on this one. Could be anyone from Red Skeleton to Matt Leblanc.

What concerns me is that everyone seems to be glossing over the fact that the victim went to the authorities and was stonewalled. So many of these horrific accounts of abuse that have surfaced lately include the fact that they reported, either to producers or agents and now campus police.

Those who assist in the cover-up are as complicit as the the perp as they enable the behavior. So many that will never see the inside of a courtroom but should, in this old man's humble opinion.

AppleThief4Elliot said...

Woody Harrelson would prefer if we could just talk about Rampart.

Marlin said...

Definitely not Dennis Miller. I knew him well. Don’t even recall him being much of a drinker.

luckythewondercat said...

I don't have a guess. Just wanted to say I agree with both Cail Corishev's observations.

AppleThief4Elliot said...

Agree! Dennis Miller is so dry he makes Sigismund of Luxembourg's defense of his grammar look like Sir Winston's liquor cabinet in 1949.

Viking Song said...

Jon really is a vile tosser, isn't he?

AppleThief4Elliot said...

Lots of people being named who are primarily TV and not Permanent A. First line says " permanent A list comic movie actor"

MrPresident said...

adam sandler

Carolyn said...

What I learned from this link is that Will Ferrell and Paul Ryan were in the same frat. https://totalfratmove.com/11-celebrities-fraternity-composite-photos/ Huh.

Also, sad to say but this totally sounds like Will Ferrell to me. Permanent A list comic movie actor who got his start on a long-running show basically screams SNL. Not that many SNL alums are permanent A list.

Mo said...

👏👏👏👏

Mgn1331 said...

I don’t disagree with you. Unfortunately, certain women (@rose , & Asia ) have made the decision to selfishly capitalize on interactions that were consensual at the time but now better suit a narrative that indicates otherwise. I’d tell the women below to read up and do their research but they most certainly won’t. Victim culture is much more alluring. It’s easier to call you an insensitive asshole than it is for them to actually research the women they so blindly advocate for. That’s what’s gross.

Unknown said...

Adam Sandler has not been lying low, quite the contrary. Those with kids and/or grandkids here, ever heard of the HUUUUGE hit Hotel Transylvania?

Or Hotel Transylvania 2?

How about Hotel Transylvania 3?

I don't think it's him. He's the kind of guy who wouldn't be able to perform in a gang rape. It's got to be some one with a cruel streak. Loveable but cold. Sandler isn't cold, he's too mushy for that shit.

Unfortunately I will go with Will Ferrell.

Dominique Ray said...

I agree mgn. Women like Ashley Judd slept with slime balls to get in more movie need to sit down and shut up.

Kris Taylor said...

They have to watch who they are pointing the finger at! Look what happened to Maynard from tool!

Captain Haddock said...

This was my guess

Unknown said...

Good for her. I hope she gets a settlement, and then talks anyway. You don't RAPE someone, and then act all- oops, wasn't my idea and I was young. Lots of people make it through life not raping anyone, it doesn't "happen" to the guy like he is a bystander. It takes a certain kind of guy to be able to "perform" while watching a girl get raped.

shakey said...

I don't think Jim Carrey has post-secondary education, let alone a family wallet big enough to get into a frat, so he can be ruled out.

AListDiva said...

Whether this is true or false, if she has been taking money for years, then she's not exactly traumatized and a victim anymore!

Amy Casey said...

Erm......so everyone thinks it was okay for this lady to keep asking for money until metoo# came along? Isn't she part of the problem for victims? I would never have any negotiations going with a man who raped me. Through experience-even seeing their face would make me ill.

Gylly said...

Isn't that the point of #metoo? She reported it and got stonewalled. And how hard it must have been to report it in the first place. The problem for victims is the ease with which these systems deny your right to justice. I hope you got your justice Amy.

Advertisement

Popular Posts from the last 30 days