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Natalie Portman Addresses Signing the Roman Polanski Petition

As part of an interview with Kate Aurthur at BuzzFeed News, Natalie Portman recently addressed her activism in the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, and how she came to regret signing a petition in support of Roman Polanski.

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Quentin Tarantino Apologizes to Roman Polanski’s Rape Victim, Which Is a Good Thing, I Guess?

Director Quentin Tarantino has been under a lot of well-deserved fire in recent days, both for his treatment of Uma Thurman during the making of Kill Bill, and for the sickening comments he made during an interview with Howard Stern back in 2003 that resurfaced recently to remind us all what a sexist toolbag he can be, despite creating nuanced female characters. Now, he's apologizing for the latter. Great?

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Quentin Tarantino Tries to Explain the Kill Bill Crash, But There Is No Good Explanation for His Old Interview About Polanski

Two Quentin Tarantino interviews surfaced today: one brand-new piece in which he responds to the story of Uma Thurman's Kill Bill car crash, and another, older interview with Howard Stern in which he says that Roman Polanski's victim "wanted to have it" and that statutory rape is "not rape." 

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Roman Polanski Supporters Shouldn’t Be Wearing #TimesUp Pins

Despite the fact that he committed a horrific crime, people have continued to work with Roman Polanski in the years since. And some of his supporters were even seen sporting black outfits and #TimesUp pins at the Golden Globes.

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Dear Armie Hammer et al, Men Like Roman Polanski Are Only a “Gray Area” If You Make Them One

It's hard to make it through an Oscar-track press tour without saying something monumentally regrettable, and Hammer, it turns out, is no exception.

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Charles Manson Is Dead

The mastermind behind the Helter Skelter murders of 1969, whose very name became "a metaphor for evil," has died in California. He was 83.

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Hollywood Is Full of Creeps We’d Like to Boycott. Where Do You Draw Your Own Lines & Why?

We're not villains for not knowing where the lines are, but we're a lot worse if we use that as an excuse to push these issues out of our minds.

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French Activists Say It Is ‘Indecent’ to Honor Roman Polanski

In Roman Polanski is trash and people should stop supporting him news, feminist activists in France are trying to stop a planned retrospective of his work from being showcased in a film festival starting this week.

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Things We Saw Today: Stephanie Beatriz Dressed As America Chavez for Halloween

Stephanie Beatriz, of Brooklyn Nine-Nine fame, dressed as American Chavez for Halloween, and I AM SCREAMING.

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So Are People Going To Stop Working With Woody Allen & Roman Polanski Now?

The Hollywood Reporter had a roundtable of the industry's top producers and bothered to include one woman, so that’s something I guess. The panel included: Judd Apatow (The Big Sick), Seth Rogen (The Disaster Artist), Amy Pascal (The Post, Molly's Game), Jason Blum (Get Out), Ridley Scott (Blade Runner 2049, All the Money in the World) and Eric Fellner (Darkest Hour). 

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Things We Saw Today: Everything Is Awful, so Here’s Lin-Manuel Miranda to Save the Day

Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda always has a buoyant social media presence. Recently he's been the vanguard of calling attention to Puerto Rico (and raising funds), as well as criticizing Trump's response to the mounting humanitarian disaster there. Today, an extremely difficult day by many measures in America, Lin has been a great source of reassurance and self-care.

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Yet Another Woman Steps Forward to Accuse Roman Polanski of Having Assaulted Her As a Minor

Many people would like to believe that instances of sexual assault are one-time offenses, but far too often they are indicative of a pattern of behavior. If you can do this to one person, it's likely you can do it to several people. This seems the case for director Roman Polanski.

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Feminism Around the World: Roman Polanski Shouldn’t Have Had the Chance to Decline Presiding Over France’s César Awards

Roman Polanski was asked to preside over France's César Awards. Feminist groups were not having it.

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