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  •  Those who are guilty may get by (3+ / 0-)

    with it if they can avoid prosecution long enough, but they don't become innocent with the passage of time. I expect that there never will be a clear resolution to the situation with Allen. That doesn't mean that we have a system of justice that works well in these matters. It is unreasonably difficult for victims of sexual assault to obtain justice. The system is tilted in favor of the perpetrators. You may find that an unpalatable ideological perspective, but there is substantial evidence to back it up.  

    •  And what is wrong with me, having my private (0+ / 0-)

      opinion and choosing to boycott Allen? I don't see the correlation to boycott = Lynching.
      I think that is a bit of a stretch. I can want justice, realize it won't come easy, or at all and still make up my own mind about what movies I will watch.
      I was in Middle School when Annie Hall came out, didn't know about the sexual allegations and guess what...still hated Annie Hall, still do not get what all the hype was about.
      Personal opinion, personal choice. I can do all of this and still write a diary about how I think he did it. Doesn't mean I wrote with one hand and held a pitchfork in the other.
      He creeps me out and I think he did it. And I hope the adopted daughter finds peace and justice.
      Peace and Blessings!

      For those abused, war torn and blood-soaked regions of the world: due to our apathy, our need for cheap shit, and our wars on terror and drugs, we apologize for the inconvenience.

      by Penny GC on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 09:37:08 AM PST

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      •  You can boycott anyone you want. I have only seen (1+ / 0-)
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        couple of Woody Allen movies, so am I boycotting them?
           You are free to have whatever opinion you like, but the information you need to have an informed opinion simply doesn't exist in this case.
           Mr. Lyon seems to be advocating that Mr. Allen should be judged and persecuted even though there is no evidence whatever that what Ms. Farrow claims is true.
           This, he thinks, is justified because of perceived failures of the legal system.
            However, imposing penalties on a person based on inflamed and uninformed public opinion is exactly how lynchings occurred.

        •  What persecution did he incite? I guess I missed (1+ / 0-)
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          that part of the diary. What penalties is he imposing?
          I just think he is stating an opinion. I do not see a call to violence of any sort. Did I miss the call to rise up in the streets with pitchforks and torches?! Damn, always a day late dollar short. Maybe I can be there for the next one...

          For those abused, war torn and blood-soaked regions of the world: due to our apathy, our need for cheap shit, and our wars on terror and drugs, we apologize for the inconvenience.

          by Penny GC on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 10:17:52 AM PST

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        •  NO! (0+ / 0-)

          Mr. Lyon is advocating for a more balanced administration of the justice system. I personally find Woody Allen uninteresting.

      •  I see nothing wrong with your having (0+ / 0-)

        your own opinion about the matter. What did I say to give you the impression that I wished to constrain your expression of that opinion?

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