Producer of Doc About Hollywood Sexual Abuse Blasts Hypocritical Stars Over #TimesUp and #MeToo Campaigns

Hollywood producer Gabe Hoffman, whose documentary An Open Secret exposed rampant child sexual abuse in the entertainment industry, is blasting the hypocritical stars who participated in the #TimesUp and #MeToo campaigns.

The producer took aim at James Franco, Justin Timberlake, Rose McGowan, Natalie Portman, and Meryl Streep — to name a few.

“It’s unfortunate to see so many actors who have chosen to work for directors like Woody Allen or Victor Salva, in just the last few years, suddenly leech onto the legitimate #MeToo/#TimesUp movements to further promote their own celebrity. This self-centered hypocrisy, by a minority of Hollywood actors, only serves to dilute and delegitimize the potentially profound effect of actual survivors speaking out for real change,” Hoffman told the Gateway Pundit.

He added, “it’s equally unfortunate to see glowing mainstream media press for such actors, when they fail to do a simple Wikipedia check and call out such hypocrisy.”

During the Golden Globes, in addition to actresses wearing black, hundreds of stars were photographed wearing #TimesUp pins in protest against sex abuse — including both Franco and Timberlake.


“Only in Hollywood could they pick the most popular color for a dress and call it a protest,” Hoffman said during an interview on Fox Business on Monday.

As Hoffman pointed out, however, Timberlake stars in Woody Allen’s new film, Wonder Wheel.

Allen, of course, has been accused of sexually assaulting his own adopted daughter and ended up marrying the adopted daughter of his previous girlfriend Mia Farrow — though he had raised her as a child.

Likewise, Streep, Hoffman explained, was not only friends with Harvey Weinstein — but was a rabid defender of child rapist and sexual abuser Roman Polanski.

In total, there are 11 claims of sexual abuse against Polanski. He has admit to drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977 and has been accused of raping actress Renate Langer twice when she was only 15. Two other women, including actress Charlotte Lewis, have accused him of sexually abusing them when they were 16-years-old. The youngest girl he is accused of molesting is Marianne Barnard, who says she was just 10-years-old when she was sexually abused by him on a beach in Malibu.

Polanski pled guilty to statutory rape and fled from the US to France in 1978, hours before the judge was scheduled to formally sentence him for drugging and raping the 13-year-old child.

Streep has been heavily involved in a movement for his freedom for the last 15 years.

Along with giving the pedophile a standing ovation at the 2003 Academy Awards when he won for The Pianist, Streep was on of 100 people who signed a petition for his freedom in 2009.

When the director was arrested in Switzerland and there was discussion of his extradition to the United States, Hollywood rallied with a “Free Polanski” petition signed by some of the industry’s biggest stars. Streep was one of them.

Portman, who played the role of an activist so well during the Golden Globes, appeared in Allen’s 1996 film Everyone Says I Love You, and also signed the letter against Polanski’s extradition to the United States.

“Well, Natalie Portman had that big speech last night where she talked about how all the director’s nominated were men, but in 2009, Natalie Portman actually signed the petition to Swiss authorities asking for Roman Polanski to be released from the couple months he spent in jail — as opposed to the 40+ he would have spent in the United States,” Hoffman said during his Fox Business interview.

Hoffman also blasted Franco for wearing a #TimesUp lapel, while he himself has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.

“James Franco is very interesting, he won a best actor award last night as you know. In 2014, at age 35, he was caught Instagramming a 17-year-old girl,” Hoffman pointed out.

Following his win at the award show, another young woman went public with accusations against him. There have long been whispers about an “acting school” that Franco co-founded being used to exploit young girls.

Actress Violet Paley took to social media to recount an incident where Franco assaulted her in a vehicle and tried to lure her 17-year-old friend to his hotel room.

“Cute #TimesUp pin James Franco,” she wrote on Twitter of his #TimesUp pin. She added, “Remember the time you pushed my head down in a car towards your exposed penis & that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17? After you had already been caught doing that to a different 17 year old?”

Franco previously defended his hitting on the 17-year-old girl on Instagram by telling Howard Stern that seventeen is legal in New York.

“Seventeen is legal in New York, but that being said, it’s still pretty damn young,” he said on the Howard Stern show after the 2014 allegations.

Then there is Rose McGowan, the matriarch of the #MeToo Movement.

McGowan was not invited to the Golden Globes, but Hoffman did not give her a pass on her hypocrisy either.

In a string of tweets on the eve of the awards show, Hoffman blasted the actress-turned-activist for her previous defense of convicted pedophile director Victor Salva.

Salva was convicted in 1988 for molesting a 12-year-old actor who appeared in one of his movies — and filming himself doing so. During his arrest, law enforcement also discovered his collection of child pornography.

When questioned about appearing in Salva’s 2011 film Rosewood Lane, despite the fact that he is a convicted pedophile and predator, McGowan stated that “I still don’t really understand the whole story or history there, and I’d rather not, because it’s not really my business. But he’s an incredibly sweet and gentle man.”

Hoffman’s documentary, An Open Secret, can currently be viewed for free on Vimeo.

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