Ian McKellen: Women partly to blame for sex abuse scandal, by The Australian.
British actor Sir Ian McKellen claims women should bear some of the blame for the sexual abuse scandal convulsing the entertainment world, because some trade sex for choice roles.
“People must be called out and it’s sometimes very difficult for victims to do that,’ the Lord Of The Rings star said in a talk at the Oxford Union recently.
“I hope we’re going through a period that will help to eradicate it altogether. But from my own experience, when I was starting acting in the early Sixties, the director of the theatre I was working at showed me some photographs he got from women who were wanting jobs … some of them had at the bottom of their photograph ‘DRR’— directors’ rights respected. In other words, if you give me a job, you can have sex with me.
‘That was commonplace from people who proposed that they should be a victim. Madness. People have taken advantage of that and encouraged it and it absolutely will not do.”
Competition for those jobs of starring in public is fierce, because some young women really really want to be stars.