The problem mortals face in striking deals with the devil is that eventually, time will run out. This blind item from seven months ago on CDAN is almost certainly relevant to Ronan Farrow’s expose of CBS and Les Moonves.
Make that definitely relevant, as this prophetic comment on the blog post demonstrates: Ronan Farrow is on this. He’s doing a major profile for the NY Times and has been calling people all over the industry–causing a panic at Viacom and CBS. Remember, both the post and the comment are from January, 2018.
Tick tock, tick tock. That clock is ticking loudly as a chain of events and a metaphorical deal with the devil can bring down this entire media corporation and their now-struggling studio within the coming year. This one has been a long time coming, and is thankfully about to come to an end for the perpetrators of some of the modern entertainment industry’s worst long-time institutional abuses of underage actresses. For many of the long-time CDAN regulars this one won’t be a shock, although the details might. Many people in Hollywood and out have been waiting to see when this Producer at this cable network is going to be called out, publicly accused, or charged for his many years of abuse behind the scenes. Many have wondered why – with so many others being brought down – he’s managed to escape almost unscathed? It’s because of his Protector. His Protector is the mega-wealthy big boss of the studio and corporate parent, and he wields a lot of power over many types of media, in both Hollywood and New York. Many years ago the Producer got himself in serious trouble over his perverted abuses of several of his actresses. Not just those he abused himself, but those he encouraged his writers, directors, and co-producers to sexually abuse. This was not a one-time thing, but an ongoing constant pattern which led those actresses to drugs, self-destruction, self-abuse, mutilation, destroyed dreams, wasted careers, damaged families, and even insanity. Made more disgusting by the complicity and apathy of the parents, “momagers”, and guardians who just wanted fame and money. All so that some jolly perverts could get their rocks off living out their sick unfulfilled tweenage dreams. At that time, the Protector still had most of his marbles and was going to live forever. Many believe he still may, although he’s now alive in name only and the flames are lapping at his legs daily. Back then he still had his iron grip on his business and he’s never been afraid to sue, threaten, harass, or destroy others as his favorite sport.
Back when the abuses emerged as whispers at the corporation, the executives and The Protector sat down with his corporate bean counters and realized the massive cash cow this Producer was for them. Huge. Very huge and big in every way. In fact, probably one of the three biggest revenue generators in the corporate parent’s entire history (especially in the coveted target demographic for ads, merch, and licensing). When that much is at stake, they don’t want to rock the boat or kill the golden goose (Or cow. Or even a giant pig.). Anyway, on the other hand? It is a public corporation, and that means things can get leaked and revealed just through statements and financial reports. What then evolved was a corporate game of chess that nobody could imagine.
The Producer was no dummy, so he personally hired investigators to provide ammo for his case. He then hired top financial experts to lay out the revenue he and his cronies represented to the corporation both in the past and in future revenues. So when the Protector summoned him? The Producer showed the Protector a huge financial report to validate his power and worth to the bottom line. Then he showed a massive dossier of files going back 50 years of the powerful Protector’s own misdeeds. From New York, to Hollywood, to Boston, to London – a trail of abuses, perversions, thefts from his company, abuse, stealing from his own family, and even outright felonies. By the time he got down the list to mention offshore banking, the Protector knew he’d met someone on his level. Thus the two twisted men forged a strategy and agreement to protect each other and the corporation.
The Producer surrendered his very expensive background report – and the Protector agreed to make all those “pesky” abuse whispers go away. They also agreed to blame another big corporate executive within the corporation if anything ever did leak out and set him up as a fall guy. The Protector even targeted one of his corporate underlings to shoulder the blame too, so he could claim ignorance. None of this was simple, instant, and was NOT cheap or easy. But the perverted Producer was smart enough to have limited potential witnesses by keeping his rapes/abuses down to he said/she said. And for more than a decade in the pre-Cosby & pre-Harvey days a reporter, lawyer, or cop wouldn’t accuse in such instances without hard proof.
Whether Moonves is an attempted distraction or a prelude is irrelevant. The evil old Protector can’t protect the depraved Producer any longer, so it’s just a matter of time before the first big crack in the dam of information about the Hollywood pedos appears.
Both CBS and Viacom are going down hard. Nor will they be the only organizations to do so. Neon Revolt has more.