Filmy Love Story 2017

Subreddit Stats: albania posts from 2020-07-28 to 2020-10-22 05:42 PDT

2020.10.23 10:54 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: albania posts from 2020-07-28 to 2020-10-22 05:42 PDT

Period: 85.74 days
Submissions Comments
Total 960 14566
Rate (per day) 11.20 168.11
Unique Redditors 461 1351
Combined Score 36222 45872

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 2873 points, 32 submissions: Shqiptaria580
    1. Shaban Tërstena was the first ethnic Albanian who won the Olympic gold medal as a wrestler in 1984. He wanted to represent Albania, but due to communism he wasn't eligible to choose us and represented North Macedonia! (182 points, 13 comments)
    2. OTD: Avni Rrustemi was born in Libohovë, Gjirokastër. He killed one of the biggest traitors in Albania's history, Essad Pasha Toptani. Rrustemi was later shot by an agent of King Zog I. Later he was awarded with "Hero of the people" for protecting the Albanian identity. (181 points, 57 comments)
    3. Found in the Austrian archives a picture of tradtional Albanian clothes from Malësia e Madhe dhe i Vogël (167 points, 18 comments)
    4. Varri i Fan Noli-t në Boston, Massachusetts! (166 points, 9 comments)
    5. Sot 120 vite më parë, më 20 tetor 1900, mbylli sytë në Stamboll, poeti ynë kombëtar dhe mendjendrituri, Naim Frashëri! U prehtë në paqe! (163 points, 11 comments)
    6. Izraeli e njeh pavarsinë e Kosovës Israel recognises the Republic of Kosovo (158 points, 75 comments)
    7. Joe Biden pro-Albania and Kosova! (148 points, 85 comments)
    8. Isa Boletini ardhur nga Kosova me bashkeluftetarët në Vlorë 1912 (140 points, 25 comments)
    9. Varrët Ilirë në fshatin Vuksanlekaj, Mali i Zi! (138 points, 13 comments)
    10. Made of several thousand medals in Prishtina 2017, the memorial Heroins (Heroinat) by Ilir Blakçori honours the sacrifice of thousands of women raped during the Kosovo war of 1998-99! (137 points, 12 comments)
  2. 1554 points, 16 submissions: dardan06
    1. Kadale Gjergj (297 points, 36 comments)
    2. Gjergji 🥺❤️ (280 points, 19 comments)
    3. Its always the same. ( Prap ju duam ) (158 points, 15 comments)
    4. Ura e Dragotit, Tepelenë (145 points, 14 comments)
    5. Karikaturë e vitit 1913 (142 points, 35 comments)
    6. Shka ki (134 points, 60 comments)
    7. Midis Rome (131 points, 10 comments)
    8. My idea for a Mediterranean Union composition and flag. (76 points, 26 comments)
    9. Vjeshta ne Tiranë (60 points, 2 comments)
    10. Mbrapa Universitetit Politeknik (56 points, 11 comments)
  3. 1547 points, 12 submissions: oliveman62
    1. An Old Well in a Village in Permet. It must have taken a long time for the grooves to appear. (237 points, 6 comments)
    2. One of the things I miss most about Albania is the early morning fresh-from-the-oven Byrek and the cold Yogurt drink to wash it down. All done standing, of course. (226 points, 37 comments)
    3. Another thing I miss about Albania are the Blackberries(manaferra) that grow wild in the countryside. The darker they are, the sweeter they are. (178 points, 29 comments)
    4. On a Beach in Saranda on the 24 May 2017 (157 points, 14 comments)
    5. Awesome Statue of Ali Pasha of Tepelena/Yannina in Telpelena. Any idea who the sculptor was? (152 points, 27 comments)
    6. A House in Permet Stacking Up for the Winter. (149 points, 9 comments)
    7. An interesting Tortoise I have seen many times in the Albanian countryside. Once I found one underneath a Cranberry tree gorging itself on the fallen cranberries. Quite a sight. (138 points, 18 comments)
    8. And the Thing that I Miss most about Albania is the ESPRESSO. These were what I had in the last couple of Summers. (125 points, 28 comments)
    9. Cat in Quarantine, Pogradec. (54 points, 4 comments)
    10. An Albanian Shepherd and his flock. A typical scene in rural Albania (50 points, 6 comments)
  4. 1178 points, 20 submissions: njeshizzle87
    1. Ngjyrat e Vjeshtës — Bjeshkët Nemuna - Parku Kombëtare (247 points, 5 comments)
    2. Albanian Highlanders visiting Rome in 1932. (187 points, 66 comments)
    3. Albanians celebrating Flag day in Prizren, 1942. (140 points, 21 comments)
    4. I’m going going back back to Laçi Laçi (139 points, 7 comments)
    5. Plazhi i Pulëbardhës, Sarandë (81 points, 7 comments)
    6. 🤦‍♂️ (68 points, 42 comments)
    7. Në këtë ditë 109 vjet më parë, gazeta e parë në gjuhën shqipe në këtë territor u botua në Shkup me emrin "Shkupi". (59 points, 4 comments)
    8. Një letër nga Nënë Tereza drejtuar ish-Presidentit Ramiz Alia. (53 points, 23 comments)
    9. Perëndimi i diellit në gjirin e Kakomes (31 points, 3 comments)
    10. Anyone know any foreign travel tourist company’s in Albania? Didn’t know this was a thing (29 points, 25 comments)
  5. 1174 points, 16 submissions: Hunlesh
    1. Macedonian men singing derogatory chants to Albanians while they're passing by, run away when Albanians stop and things are about to get real... (379 points, 142 comments)
    2. Ksamili, 2003 dhe 2020 (152 points, 30 comments)
    3. New York City’s most spoken languages other than English and Spanish by neighborhood group (Hand-Drawn OC) (120 points, 24 comments)
    4. Problemet e Shqiptareve (90 points, 26 comments)
    5. Medalje e Urdhrit të Shqiponjës së Zezë (1914). Kjo medalje e rrallë u prezantua gjatë regjimit te shkurtër të Princit Wilhelm, të Vidit, në Shqipëri (7 mars 1914 - 3 shtator 1914) e iu akordua shumë pak personave cka e bën akoma më të vecantë. (87 points, 4 comments)
    6. Reklamë e firmës “Bata” në Tiranën e viteve ‘30. (62 points, 20 comments)
    7. Ah yes fergesa, the famous traditional Macedonian dish. (44 points, 32 comments)
    8. Classic Albanian boogeyman story. Probably a deal between Greek Police and Man Utd PR team to blame it on Albanians so Greece doesn't get a bad PR. (43 points, 23 comments)
    9. Laje o Gzimovic (42 points, 14 comments)
    10. Shenjimi i kufirit ne Jug eshte komplet tallje kari. Logjikisht, i takon qe vija bregdetare te mbaroje paralel me Konispolin minimumi. Nderkohe, eshte sajuar kufiri qe 20km vije bredgetare t'i shkojne Greqise. (41 points, 25 comments)
  6. 1114 points, 9 submissions: 1301arbi
    1. Faces of Dukagjin, Guiseppe Massani, 1940. (187 points, 41 comments)
    2. Titull. [OC] (187 points, 7 comments)
    3. Durrës, 1995. (161 points, 24 comments)
    4. At the barber's in Shkodra, Albania. 1910s (159 points, 3 comments)
    5. Filat, Çamëri, 1913. (153 points, 9 comments)
    6. The Traitor, Paja Jovanovic, 1885. (127 points, 10 comments)
    7. Plain of Korça, Vangjush Mio, 1943. (75 points, 0 comments)
    8. Landscape in Himara, 1940. (54 points, 2 comments)
    9. Cfare mendojne qytetaret per transgjinoret? (11 points, 23 comments)
  7. 1054 points, 18 submissions: nikiu
    1. This is one of the “Kodra houses” or “talking houses” in The little town of Civita (Italy), a sort of homage to the world-famous Albanian painter Ibrahim Kodra. These are very small houses with windows and chimneys, whose façades clearly recalls the human face. (198 points, 6 comments)
    2. Kur xhirohej filmi "Tana", filmi i pare prodhim shqiptar, realizuar ne Kinostudio "Shqipëria e Re" me premiere ne daten 17 Gusht 1958. Skenari dhe regjia, Kristaq Dhamo. (191 points, 3 comments)
    3. I have 1 meter distance! (161 points, 39 comments)
    4. Graffiti i famshem ne Tirane i pershtatet epokes se maskave. (114 points, 14 comments)
    5. Ai momenti kur i shton pallatit +5 kate (3+2) se je bere pishman per projektin fillestar. (108 points, 37 comments)
    6. Keqtrajtim kafshe nga nje bastard. (51 points, 55 comments)
    7. Dje, te liqeni artificial, ne momentin kur dielli i afrohet horizontit dhe ndricon objektet ne siperfaqe, por jo ujin. [OC] (46 points, 5 comments)
    8. Apparently, King Zog was not the brightest tool in the shed. /s (36 points, 17 comments)
    9. Bylis Amphitheater, in Mallakaster, Albania, overlooking the magnificent Vjosa river's valley. (36 points, 10 comments)
    10. Koleksioni im modest me monedha shqiptare te kohes se komunizmit (me perjashtim te 2x50L dhe 1x2L). (28 points, 18 comments)
  8. 1022 points, 6 submissions: Shqiponja3
    1. Chill Lofi Girl from @goblin_kaotik on Twitter (328 points, 24 comments)
    2. Always the bad guys (283 points, 61 comments)
    3. Tirana, 1946 (171 points, 15 comments)
    4. Tirana, 1938 (109 points, 13 comments)
    5. Durrës, 1971 (70 points, 4 comments)
    6. Elbasan, 1935 (61 points, 5 comments)
  9. 823 points, 11 submissions: Stannis-the-Dragon
    1. Proper treatment (168 points, 8 comments)
    2. Evolucioni i parlamentit. (136 points, 11 comments)
    3. Gang Albanii (Gang of Albania) is a Polish rap group founded by famous Polish rapper, Popek. Popek has no connection to Albania but named his group because of the influence Albanians had on him during his time in the UK. Popek often goes by the name Król Albanii (Albanian King) on stage. (131 points, 66 comments)
    4. Elbasan Gospel Manuscript. 17th-century collection of translations from the New Testament into the Albanian language. Unknown author, “Anonimi i Elbasanit”. The script used is the Elbasan script, most of them completely original, and not derived from any language spoken in the region. (98 points, 7 comments)
    5. Map of Albania. Edward Lear, Journals of a Landscape painter in Albania. 1851. (93 points, 4 comments)
    6. The Voice of Albania, was a newspaper published in Athens from 1879 to 1880. It was published in Greek and Albanian by Arvanites. They Backed the ideas of contribution of Albanophones in Greece, Albanian schools and education, a unified Greek-Albanian state, and the similarities between two nations. (82 points, 39 comments)
    7. Tirona, 1913. (48 points, 5 comments)
    8. Ottoman Wars: Skanderbeg and Albanian Rebellion Documentary (26 points, 0 comments)
    9. Vetëm tre nxënës regjistrohen në shkollën e muzikës në Shkup, thonë se muzika është haram. (19 points, 18 comments)
    10. Xhaxhi showing us the right way to do it. (12 points, 0 comments)
  10. 801 points, 17 submissions: HistoryGeography
    1. The cover of the rare Albanian Language Alphabet donated to Sultan Abdulhamid II by his albanian guards (1879) The book contains information on albanians, the language, excerpts from the Old Testament and knowledge on astronomy, written by Rilindas: Sami Frasheri, Jani Vreto and Pashk Vasa, etc... (233 points, 45 comments)
    2. An italian officer with a group of albanian highlanders, Shkoder 1913 (109 points, 9 comments)
    3. Proto-Albanian loanwords in Ancient Greek (95 points, 40 comments)
    4. Albanian Medieval History: Gjin Shpata (87 points, 31 comments)
    5. HISTORIKE/ Shqipëria dhe Kosova bëhen një në sport, krijohet liga e përbashkët (82 points, 25 comments)
    6. The Genocide of Cham Albanians: the Root of the Conflict between Greece and Albania (62 points, 9 comments)
    7. Shrek 1 Shqip, Mbreti me sfiden (38 points, 4 comments)
    8. U infektua me COVID, deputeti u dërgua për mjekim në Turqi.pas qëndrimit një ditë në Spitalin "Shefqet Ndroqi"... (21 points, 3 comments)
    9. Tërmeti i 26 Nëntorit/ Mbrojtja civile "në letër", KLSH: Nuk ka staf, strategji dhe as plane evakuimi (13 points, 1 comment)
    10. FSHF propozoi ndërtimin e 100 fushave të futbollit, Ministria e Sporteve refuzon projektin (12 points, 8 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. nikiu (1869 points, 586 comments)
  2. HistoryGeography (1601 points, 295 comments)
  3. beu-i-fundit (1234 points, 469 comments)
  4. absinthemami (864 points, 297 comments)
  5. KingOfTheNightfort (825 points, 355 comments)
  6. permangaLadi (795 points, 217 comments)
  7. ChaosPredator (793 points, 288 comments)
  8. Metatron-X (768 points, 170 comments)
  9. redi_t13 (736 points, 106 comments)
  10. Shqiptaria580 (720 points, 211 comments)
  11. arlind777 (619 points, 144 comments)
  12. HommoFroggy (566 points, 184 comments)
  13. Hunlesh (556 points, 122 comments)
  14. jonbristow (523 points, 148 comments)
  15. kristiani95 (498 points, 96 comments)
  16. free-moustache-rides (469 points, 110 comments)
  17. skadarski (462 points, 95 comments)
  18. Bashkim_Qafderri (455 points, 219 comments)
  19. Ju_flet_Tirana (454 points, 158 comments)
  20. tejanaqkilica (452 points, 431 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. [Day 2] Posting a Picture of a train from each country in their national sub-reddits. by Majestic_Trains (433 points, 22 comments)
  2. I can smell the disappointment plus specat by daniel_bryant22 (427 points, 26 comments)
  3. Macedonian men singing derogatory chants to Albanians while they're passing by, run away when Albanians stop and things are about to get real... by Hunlesh (379 points, 142 comments)
  4. Mos ma prek ciftelin by Ressti-YT (334 points, 27 comments)
  5. Chill Lofi Girl from @goblin_kaotik on Twitter by Shqiponja3 (328 points, 24 comments)
  6. Kadale Gjergj by dardan06 (297 points, 36 comments)
  7. Albulena song intensifies... by beu-i-fundit (290 points, 41 comments)
  8. Always the bad guys by Shqiponja3 (283 points, 61 comments)
  9. Gjergji 🥺❤️ by dardan06 (280 points, 19 comments)
  10. Coronavirus did not prevent me from visiting this beautiful Helmet by ObitoUchiha24 (260 points, 43 comments)

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2020.05.19 19:00 12BottledBadass12 Niharika Singh: Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a sexually repressed man with toxic male entitlement

Here is her full statement:
The last few weeks have been interesting for women in India. The Hollywood inspired #Metoo movement has made its belated foray into the Indian mainstream media and stories of various forms of harassment and abuse are finally beginning to take center stage. A few men have been asked to step down from their positions of power and some women can heave a sigh of relief as they form solidarities amongst their ilk, process trauma and perhaps begin to get closure of some kind.
I decided to write this piece to expand my own understanding of what constitutes abuse, who we choose to punish and whom we are willing to forgive. Like the majority of Indian women, especially those from marginalized backgrounds, my entire life has been dotted with various forms of exploitation. Sexual, physical, emotional, verbal, economic - I've been through it all.
Each time I've tried to extricate myself from one abusive situation, I found myself caught in the vortex of another. I've had to discover myriad ways to disengage, break patterns, forgive, heal, and reclaim my strength in order to survive, grow and find peace.
My father is from Uttar Pradesh, and my mother from Rajasthan; both belong to untouchable communities. An alliance was formed through a Times of India matrimonial ad in the early 1980s. Their tumultuous marriage and everyday violence that was normalized within the family gave me an opaque understanding of what constitutes love and what constitutes abuse while I was growing up. Sent to an all-girls boarding school in the hills early on provided a much needed escape.
I moved to New Delhi for higher studies as a teenager, and soon began to realize that daily harassment on roads and public buses, ragging on college campuses, catcalling by anonymous men and rape threats by stalkers was considered normal behaviour; something women who grew up in the city learnt to navigate from early childhood. Depending on which part of the city you lived in, the extent of the abuse varied. Your caste background, economic conditions and political affiliations determined that. Law and order were tools reserved for those who had access to power. Since I was lair-skinned' and 'photogenic', I chanced upon jobs in the burgeoning beauty industry that was beginning to thrive in the early 2000s.
The underbelly of the modeling scene in New Delhi, where I worked fora few years, provided me with enough ammunition and confidence I needed to make the big move to Mumbai - the city of dreams; but also of nightmares. Navigating exploitative model coordinators, photographers and older lecherous men in the seedy lanes of Malviya Nagar, I learnt the art of disguise, playing deaf and dumb when required, with one singular goal in mind - survival.
Despite my parents' disapproval, I moved to Mumbai with my younger sister and some meagre savings when she got admission to St. Xavier's College, hoping to protect us from the casteist, feudal, north Indian way of life only to soon discover my youthful ignorance.
My life in Mumbai started with me finding an apartment in Lokhandwala with the help of a model I'd met. After sending my pictures to agencies and production houses, I soon began to get jobs in print and advertising. That model's career was on it's way down and one day, after a few drinks, he ended up getting violent and tried to molest my sister. When she opened up to me, I went to his studio, broke whatever I could, gave him a few slaps, screamed expletives and told him to never show his face again. That episode shook both my sister and me and I blamed myself for not being able to ensure her safety.
Things started looking up in 2005 when I participated in the Miss India beauty pageant. I won a crown, traveled all over the country, represented India at an international beauty pageant, and was treated like a state guest in Uttarakhand where my father worked. I even had a garden named after me by the state that had recently seceded from Uttar Pradesh and needed its own role models.
The Times group, organizers of the Miss India pageant, made sure they got their money's worth by working us around the clock. Along with the other winners, I flew around for sponsor visits, press meets, fashion shows and hosted a reality show on television. Work flowed in; I endorsed various brands, my face was on billboards and covers of magazines. I now had a social life, dated a young aspiring actor from Juhu, signed a film contract and began to feel at home in Mumbai. Other than my sister, I also supported a younger cousin that came to live with me and dreamed of becoming a singer in the Hindi film industry.
My big 'Bollywood' debut ran into roadblocks when Raj Kanwar, a filmmaker who'd signed a 10-film contract with me, did not start work on his films nor did he allow me to work on any other films that I was offered. 'Nayi heroine band mutthi ki tarah hoti hai' (A new actress is like a closed fist), he would say. 'Ek baar khul jaaye, toh aage uski kismet'. (Once opened, then it's her destiny.)
A year later, John Matthew Mathan, a respected filmmaker and Bhushan Kumar, a film producer and owner of a music label, approached me for a film they were making with then-popular singer Himesh Reshammiya in the lead. When I told them about my contract, Bhushan Kumar came up with a plan. He set up a meeting with Raj Kanwar and Shahid Kapoor, a young promising actor then, on the pretext of developing a project together. Raj Kanwar's previous film 'Humko Deewana Kar Gaye' had tanked at the box office and he was very excited at the prospect. Bhushan Kumar asked Kanwar to release me from his contract as a favor so I could be cast in his other film, since, after all, they were 'one big family'. Bhushan Kumar called me to his office to sign 'A New Love Ishtory' where he gave me an envelope as a signing amount for the film. It contained two 500 Rupee notes (less than 14$). I got a text from him later that night- 'I would love to know you more. Let's get together sometime.' I wrote back saying- 'Absolutely! Lets go on a double date. You bring your wife. I'll bring my boyfriend.' He never wrote to me again.
The film took years to make and Bhushan pulled the finance once Reshammiya's films proved duds at the box office. I was compelled to shoot a couple of songs without director John Matthew Mathan's involvement just to quickly wrap up the film. I was neither paid nor called for the dubbing. The incomplete and incohesive final cut was sold straight to a TV channel, with another woman's voice. The cast and crew were never informed.
By then, new beauty pageant winners and fresh faces had appeared on the scene and it seemed like my big Bollywood debut was not going to happen. The newly made friendships, sisterhoods and allegiances in the industry began to falter, and my relationship with the young actor from Juhu who was making his Bollywood debut ended.
In 2009,1 signed a small indie film titled 'Miss Lovely' with an all new cast and crew. I was required on the set for not more than 15 days. An actor named Nawazuddin Siddiqui who liked to call himself 'Nowaz' was signed for one of the lead roles. I'd never heard of him so I wasn't sure whether he could act at all. During one of my interactions on the sets with Nowaz, he gave me a CD that had a short film on it called 'Bypass' which also starred actor Irrfan Khan, his senior from National School of Drama who was helping him get acting jobs. I was amazed by his performance and screen presence. The Nowaz on the set was nothing like the Nowaz on screen. Since I'd barely noticed him on the set before, I was intrigued. The next time I met him, he sensed my curiosity and invited me to his house for lunch. His frugal apartment and grandiose generosity warmed my heart. We talked about his life and I found him real, after all the superficial 'filmy' interactions I'd had in the past years.
One morning, when I was home and he had been shooting all night, Nowaz sent me a text saying he was near my building. I invited him over and asked him to come and have breakfast with me. When I opened the door, he grabbed me. I tried to push him away but he wouldn't let go. After a little coercion, I finally gave in. I wasn't sure what to make of this relationship. He told me it was his dream to have a Miss India or an actress wife, just like Paresh Rawal and Manoj Bajpayee. I found his little confession funny but endearing. I was drawn to the stories from his life. I introduced him to my sister and my friends but he was very insecure around them and preferred to spend time with me alone. He often complained about how he was judged on his looks, skin color and that he wasn't fluent in English. I tried to help him deal with his insecurities, but he was stuck in a state of victimization.
In the next couple of months, I began to discover one lie after another. Nowaz had engaged multiple women, giving each one a different story; one of them even called me from his phone and started yelling at me. I also found out about a woman he'd married in Haldwani, whose family had sued him for making dowry demands. I told him to clean up his mess, be honest with himself and everyone around him; also that I did not want to see him again.
I signed a Kannada film and continued modeling to pay the bills. My sister finished college, started working and found love. She was planning her wedding around the time I met a guy named Mayank Singh Singhvi at a friend's birthday party. He was an investment banker and had nothing to do with film, which to me, was like a breath of fresh air. Within two months of meeting me, Mayank tattooed my name on his chest and told me that he was in love with me. I didn't feel the same way about him but he managed to get into my social circle and develop a bond with my family and friends who insisted I 'settle down'. In 2011, on my 29. birthday, he gave me a ring and asked me to marry him.
Mayank, as I found out later, was a sociopath, and 1 broke off my engagement at the end of 2011. His ego was completely bruised and his anger was uncontrollable. Using casteist slurs, he got abusive and physically violent. I went to a friend's house to protect myself and left Mumbai soon after with a broken spirit. Mayank created a false narrative about me after I left that many of my friends chose to believe, which hurt even more than the abuse. I moved to Dehradun where my father lived, did vipassana and spent time on my own to heal.
'Miss Lovely' got into the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.1 felt vindicated and enjoyed the attention of the international press. I posed, preened, finally saw myself on the big screen and returned a changed woman.
Nawaz and I met at Cannes after three years. We hadn't spoken to each other since 2009. He was apologetic for his past behavior, told me he'd worked on his issues, dissolved his first marriage and married a second time. I started laughing. He started crying, confessing he and his second wife were living separately and it was even more complicated since he now had a daughter who he missed dearly. I looked at him with compassion and told him that he could call me if he needed to talk. There was one caveat though - He must never lie to me again. 2012 was the year he got his first brush with 'fame'. He wasn't used to public life or much attention. He would call me everyday not knowing how to deal with it and I tried to guide him through the madness.
I was living in Dehradun that time and had applied for a film appreciation course at FTII in Pune. I didn't take up any film offers I was getting because I wanted to study post my Cannes experience and had no inclination to return to my previous 'filmy' life. I tried reconnecting with my family. My mother who had been living separately from my father for years was struggling with mental health and my father was about to retire from government service. Nawaz had family in Dehradun who I had been introduced to. I was very fond of his brother Faizy and his wife. We all even celebrated Eid together once.
In 2013, Nawaz was offered a film by Buddhadeb Dasgupta titled 'Anwar ka ajab kissa' and he called me to ask me if I would do a small role in that film. I would only be required to shoot for 3 days. I gladly agreed and went to Shimultata where the shoot was scheduled. He tried to re-engage me sexually, begging me to be with him but I refused, saying I was happy to be his friend and nothing else. After coming back from the shoot, I didn't take his calls and maintained my distance.
I met Nawaz again in 2014 at the 'Miss Lovely' India release. This time he came in a SUV, with an entourage as the 'star' of the film. He was constantly throwing tantrums, upset with the way the promotions were being handled. He complained that the director should've just made a painting at home if he didn't care much about box-office. He was very awkward around me so !tried to overcompensate by praising him in media interactions and indulged him to make him feel secure. One evening, after a promotional event in Ahmedabad, he tried to grab me again. I just walked away.
'Anwar ka ajab kissa' didn't get a theatrical release and I heard from various sources that Nawaz had started telling people that I was a terrible actress. I didn't get too many film offers after that.
In 2017, Nawazuddin Siddiqui wrote a memoir called 'An ordinary life', with writer Rituparna Chatterjee, which was published by Penguin Random House. Under the title 'Relationships', he wrote a completely fabricated account of our relationship without my knowledge or consent. Before the book launch, publicists leaked sensational excerpts to garner interest in the book. A senior theatre and television actress Sunita Rajwar who had known Nawaz since her NSD days confirmed his 'extraordinary lies' and filed a case. He offered a token social media apology withdrawing the book. I ordered the book online a week later and it was delivered to my house.
Director Anurag Kashyap, Nawaz's mentor and close collaborator who chose to turn a blind eye towards sexual harassment within his own company, continues to support Nawaz and his story. Writer Rituparna Chatterjee with her completely unethical, defamatory and poorly researched book is not apologetic either.
I tried to seek legal help and spoke to a lawyer. His advice to me was to 'meditate' and forget about the whole thing unless I wanted to get on every news channel and have a media trial. Another lawyer from New Delhi took it upon himself to file a complaint against the actor with the National Commission of Women. News channels and publications regurgitated the sensational content from the book along with images from different phases of my life adding further fabricated layers to the story. This public scandal was one of the biggest controversies of 2017. Penguin Random House took no responsibility and remained silent.
Filmmakers, Writers, Publishers, Journalists, Lawyers -nobody can take a high moral ground. They were all complicit in this collective public shaming.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui after playing the role of 'Manto' became the harbinger of truth. He was invited by JNU and various literary festivals as a guest where he played the role of truth-teller effortlessly. His fan following on social media multiplied; GQ magazine then awarded him 'Actor of the year'. Netflix started a second season of 'Sacred Games' with him in the lead. Nawaz's repeated stance that he wrote the memoir while he was preparing for the role of Saadat Hasan Manto makes for the perfect irony.
In June this year, I received a call from a woman who introduced herself as Mayank Singhvi's wife; the same man I was briefly engaged to, in 2011. She wanted to know my reasons for calling off the engagement. I told her my story. She confided in me that she'd been abused from the first week of their marriage and was trying to get out. We stayed in touch forming a kind of sisterhood. A few days later she was found dead in her marital home under mysterious circumstances. Mayank Singhvi was taken into judicial custody.
Violence against women may be a common feature faced by all women in India, but there is no denying the fact that certain kinds of violence are customarily reserved solely for Dalit women. More so for those who assert themselves and reject caste and patriarchal domination. While crimes against upper caste women are taken seriously and elicit more empathy, violation of rights of Dalit women and the injustice meted out to us has an excruciating long history. Statistics show that crimes against Dalits have risen by 746% in the last one decade. A dalit atrocity is committed every 15 minutes and 6 dalit women are raped everyday. Most cases are neither registered nor acted upon and the perpetrators go scot-free.
Power is an everyday, socialized and embodied phenomenon. In the case of Nawaz and I, it is easy to see how power dynamics changed through the years and with that, also the narrative. Nawaz being an aspirational, sexually repressed Indian man whose toxic male entitlement grew with his success, is hardly surprising. What is interesting to note is that despite not identifying as a Hindu, he carries deep caste prejudices since he chose to protect the honor of his 'Brahmin' wife after their names came up in the CDR scam while on the other hand, he felt very comfortable painting me as a seductress wearing faux for in his book, who he could sexually exploit, for public imagination.
The director of 'Miss Lovely', Ashim Ahluwalia, who I had known through the years, had been a friend and a voice of reason. I always shared my dating disasters and Mumbai misadventures with him and he usually helped me put things into perspective. Ashim's marriage with one of the producers of Miss Lovely ended and he began seeking me out as his emotional anchor. We were there for each other through difficult times and he encouraged me to return to films.
Patriarchy has no gender. Nor does abuse. We can't forget the role of mothers and wives who are equally responsible in covering or enabling their sons' and husbands' crimes. Women in power like Nandita Das and Kavita Krishnan have all shown professional and political allegiance with predators and enabled them through their silence or solidarity. Lending their voices to 'survivors' of the #Metoo movement now only comes across as fraudulent.
It's time to realize that the pompous, neoliberal, savarna feminism is not going to liberate anyone. Unless the Savarna feminists do not dismantle the same power structures from which they have benefitted, women in this country will continue to be gaslit, exploited and maligned; their dreams thwarted, voices silenced, bodies assaulted and histories erased.
The selective outrage of the supposed 'liberals' and 'Indian leftists' benefits only their convenience, and we most note that it finally took a Dalit student, Raya Sarkar in academia and a beauty pageant winner, Tanushree Dutta, to burst the Bollywood bubble while they silently looked on for years.
Last but not the least, filmmaker Sajid Khan, who I met a couple of times while he was dating an actress I knew years ago, made a few predictions when a close friend of ours was opening her second restaurant - 'This place will shut down within a year, mark my words.' To his actress girlfriend he said, 'She won't survive a day without me in Bollywood'. 'And, this one', looking at me straight, 'will soon commit suicide.'
My restaurateur friend is opening her fourth restaurant. It is difficult to get a table at the other three. The actress' career skyrocketed after she dumped the filmmaker and I, have managed to stay alive.
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2020.03.18 19:14 Kek02c Filmy Wap: Download Free Bollywood, Hollywood & Hindi Movies

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Due to the legality issue, almost every Movie piracy site needs to keep more than 5 domains so that if DMCA bans one site they can shift to another. Filmy Wap is also an illegal site which always posses the risk of getting blocked and removed from google. That’s why below we have given all their new links. If you cant reach to one try searching for another. Some of the most famous sub-domains includes Movies download Telugu, Filmy Wap Malayalam, Filmy Wap Kannada, Filmy Wap Hindi etc.
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2019.10.20 20:02 chafferhuman Dr Zeus slams Ayushmann Khurrana's Bala for plagiarising Don’t Be Shy. Badshah responds.

Sidenote : So glad that finally a musician is standing up to thieving big corporations! J-Star didn't have the brawn to take down T-Series (when they copied his Na Na Na Na into Main Tera Boyfriend) & it still hurts. Even Harrdy Sandhu was vocally disappointed when Arijit Singh was (legally) handed his iconic Soch. Punjabi music industry is the only profit making & mainstream non-filmy music industry in the country(NE music is beautiful but untapped). Big Bollywood corporations are on the route to kill it like they killed Indi-Pop.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indiatoday.in/amp/movies/bollywood/story/dr-zeus-slams-ayushmann-khurrana-s-bala-for-plagiarising-don-t-be-shy-badshah-responds-1611052-2019-10-19
Ayushmann Khurrana's Bala seems to constantly find itself embroiled in one hair-raising controversy after another. If plagiarism accusations levelled by Ujda Chaman director Abhishek Pathak was not enough, Bala is in a pickle again, this time thanks to a recently released song, Don’t Be Shy.
On Friday evening, music composer-singer Dr Zeus took to Twitter to slam Bala makers along with Badshah and Sachin Jigar (who are credited for Don’t Be Shy in Bala) for plagiarising his songs. "Are u guys taking the piss @sonymusicindia @MaddockFilms @Its_Badshah @SonyMusicUK @SachinJigarLive wen did u compose don’t b shy & kangna.. more to the point how dare u guys b riding off ma old hits & fuckin them up??? Ya need to get originalMy lawyers will b in touch," read his official tweet.
Badshah soon tendered an apology on Twitter, stating that he received the song from his friend, Sachin Jigar, only after making sure they had all the necessary rights. "I am aware of the situation around Dont be shy’. I want to start by saying that i love And respect @drzeusworld paaji immensely and he knows it. He has the right to get angry with me because he’s my senior and ive learnt a lot from him. And he is the last person id want to go through something like this. I got on the song, which has been recreated by my dear friends Sachin Jigar, only after making sure we had the necessary rights. But still if there’s any misunderstanding, ill make sure it gets cleared asap. I support Zeus Paaji," read his tweet.
The song in question, Don't Be Shy, was released on Friday and was received well by Ayushmann fans. In the song, the Dream Girl actor is seen grooving to Badsha's rap, along with Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam. Sharing the song, Ayushmann had written, "If you got it, don’t be shy, just flaunt it! The wait is over! #DontBeShy song out now! (sic)."
Earlier, Ujda Chaman maker Abhishek Pathak had expressed his displeasure at the spot similarities between Bala and his film. Ujda Chaman is a remake of the 2017 Kannada movie Ondu Motteya Kathe and it features actor Sunny Singh as a young bald man in the lead. Ayushmann also plays a young bald man in Bala. In fact, both the film's posters and subsequently the trailers, were also similar.
"There are some similarities that can be seen between Bala and Ujda Chaman. I don't know what's happening. I came with my trailer on October 1 and they came out with it around 10-11 October. So this question should be asked to them that how is it similar? If they had seen my trailer, they should have done something... At least, change something," Abhishek had told PTI.
As for the song, Don't Be Shy, only time will tell how this pans out.
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2019.06.23 21:59 vcardthrow1 E Jean Carroll of Elle, on her assault by Donald Trump

This is long but it really stuck with me when it came into my twitter feed. The anecdote with Trump is at the end but I thought the whole essay was pretty powerful.
I'm going to try to copy and paste the whole piece so you guys don't hit the paywall. I read this column growing up whenever I had Elle....I didn't realize she was a journalist. The pic of her is always this sleek, mysterious, sexy blond of a certain age giving advice in coquette-speak - she's very frank here. It's amazing to read an actual essay like this, not just column tidbits in a frothy magazine.
It's at the end and stunning. What she says about people loving hearing about what his base did to women is so true.
https://www.thecut.com/2019/06/donald-trump-assault-e-jean-carroll-other-hideous-men.html
Hideous Men Donald Trump assaulted me in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room 23 years ago. But he’s not alone on the list of awful men in my life.
My first rich boy pulled down my underpants. My last rich boy pulled down my tights. My first rich boy — I had fixed my eyes on his face long enough to know — was beautiful, with dark gray eyes and long golden-brown hair across his forehead. I don’t know what he grew up to be. My last rich boy was blond. He grew up to be the president of the United States.
The first rich boy’s name was James. He was raped by his grandfather. He was raped by his uncles. He was beaten by his father. My mother told me the stories much later. When James was 6, he was taken away from his father and given to a rich couple, Arthur and Evelyn. Arthur and Evelyn were best friends with my parents, Tom and Betty. One day my parents gave a party. Everyone brought their kids. Arthur and Evelyn drove up from Indianapolis with James to the redbrick schoolhouse where we lived, deep in the hills north of Fort Wayne. As the parents drank cocktails in our big yard with the scent of the blooming wads of cash infusing every inch of Indiana just after WWII, the kids played up on the hill beside the schoolhouse.
James was 7 and a half or 8, a bloodthirsty, beautiful, relentless boy. He ordered everyone around, even the older kids. To me he said, “I’m going to shove this up you again.”
We’d played this game before. Our families had gone on a camping trip to Pokagon State Park, and I learned that an object could be shoved up the place where I tinkled. I don’t remember now what it was, probably a stick, or maybe a rock. It felt like being cut with a knife. I remember I bled.
“I don’t want to,” I said.
We were standing on the hill. James looked at me with his feral gray eyes.
He wadded up a piece of fabric — it was a light blue-violet shade and looked fluffy, like a bunched-up hairnet.
“Put this in your underpants,” he said.
He pulled up my dress and crammed the balled-up material down my pants. Late at night, when the guests had gone home, I took off my dress, pulled down my pants. And there it still was, the wadded-up thing.
James and I played so many ferocious games while camping that summer: hooking each other with fishhooks, holding each other underwater, tying each other up, shooting each other with cap guns, chasing each other with garter snakes, dumping hot embers on each other’s heads. I am not putting him on the Most Hideous Men of My Life List — whether he belongs there is for him to decide. It is his uncles, his father, his grandfather who belong on such a list.
Now, about this Most Hideous Men of My Life List: It is a list of the 21 most revolting scoundrels I have ever met. I started it in October 2017, the day Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey published their Harvey Weinstein bombshells in the New York Times. As the riotous, sickening stories of #MeToo surged across the country, I, like many women, could not help but be reminded of certain men in my own life. When I began, I was not sure which among all the foul harassers, molesters, traducers, swindlers, stranglers, and no-goods I’ve known were going to make the final accounting. I considered Matt Lauer, Bill O’Reilly, and the giant dingleberry Charlie Rose, all guys whose TV shows I was on many times and who made headlines during the rise of #MeToo. But in the end, they do not make my Hideous List.
Hunter S. Thompson … now, there’s a good candidate. I know. I wrote his biography. Does Hunter, the greatest degenerate of his generation, who kept yelling, “Off with your pants!” as he sliced the leggings from my body with a long knife in his hot tub, make the list? Naw.
And if having my pants hacked off by a man lit to the eyebrows with acid, Chivas Regal, Champagne, grass, Chartreuse, Dunhills, cocaine, and Dove Bars does not make the list — because to me there is a big difference between an “adventure” and an “attack” — who, in God’s name, does make my Hideous List?
After almost two years of drawing and redrawing my list, I’ve come to realize that, though my hideosity bar is high, my criteria are a little cockeyed. It is a gut call. I am like Justice Potter Stewart. I just know a hideous man when I see one. And I have seen plenty. For 26 years, I have been writing the “Ask E. Jean” column in Elle, and for 26 years, no matter what problems are driving women crazy — their careers, wardrobes, love affairs, children, orgasms, finances — there comes a line in almost every letter when the cause of the correspondent’s quagmire is revealed. And that cause is men.
Viz.: the man who thinks 30 seconds of foreplay is “enough,” the man who cheats on his wife, the man who passes women over for promotion, the man who steals his girlfriend’s credit cards, the man who keeps 19 guns in the basement, the man who tells his co-worker she “talks too much in meetings,” the man who won’t bathe, the man who beats his girlfriend’s dog, the man who takes his female colleagues’ ideas, the man who tries to kill his rich wife by putting poison in her shampoo. Every woman, whether consciously or not, has a catalogue of the hideous men she’s known.
As it turns out, a Hideous Man marks practically every stage of my life. And so, Reader, from this cavalcade of 21 assholes, I am selecting a few choice specimens. One or two may not be pleasant for you to read about, I apologize. But if we all just lean over and put our heads between our knees, the fainting feeling will pass. No one need be carried from the room.
When I entered Indiana University, I was the most boy-crazy 17-year-old in the nation.
If you’d met me my freshman year, you would never have imagined I was born to be an advice columnist. But imagine it now. Thirteen miles from the Bloomington campus, there I am: young Jeanie Carroll, driving with a boy down a hilly back road in Brown County State Park, where IU students go on October Sundays to supposedly look at the famous leaves.
My situation in life — my father being a Beta Theta Pi from Wabash College, my mother being a Kappa Delta from UCLA, my wild wish to pledge either Pi Beta Phi or Kappa Kappa Gamma, my rah-rah disposition, my total ignorance of what is going on in the world, the fact that I never crack a book — all are equally against my becoming a columnist, the first requirement of which is acknowledging that there are other beings on the planet besides boys.
How I end up in that car, who the boy is … well, I don’t remember. I’ve been looking through my 1961 datebook, and each day is so chock-full of the names of boys who called me, the names of boys whom I expected to call me and didn’t, the names of boys who did call me but I didn’t care if they called me, the names of boys who if they didn’t call me I was never going to speak to again, the names of boys who if they called me I would not pick up the phone, and the names of boys I would have my roommate, Connie, call and ask if they called me while she was on the line with a boy who was begging me to call him back, I can’t figure out who this boy is. But meet No. 1 on the Most Hideous Men of My Life List.
He belongs to that class of boys who are not athletes and so must make their mark on campus with their devastating looks or gobs of money. I don’t remember this boy having either. I remember this boy’s thing is his car. It is a stick shift. Nobody knows how to “drive a stick,” he says, except him and A. J. Foyt, the Indianapolis 500 winner, and so I am amazed when he releases the clutch like he’s stepping on a yellow-jacket nest and grinds the gears when he pulls over in the dirt and stops.
I look around. “I gotta get back to the dorm,” I say.
He turns off the engine.
“Youuuuuuuu liiiitttttttttllllllllllll prrrrrrrrrrrrik teeeeeeeeeeez,” he says. This opening compliment, “You little prick tease,” is paid to every girl at some point or other in 1961, and I don’t wait to be paid another. I open the car door and slide out.
What am I wearing? Tennis shoes, jeans, big sweatshirt, and — blam, he lunges from the car and bolts his arms around me. We crash, like felled trees, to the ground.
We land in grass covered in yellow leaves. Thanks to Mr. Weber, my high-school biology teacher, I can, with 100 percent confidence, say those yellow leaves are poplar leaves. They crackle as I struggle to get up.
Straddling me, the boy looks zonked out of his mind with the possibilities. He pushes my sweatshirt up to my neck.
I remember the thought flashes through my mind that could I have foreseen the circumstance of a boy throwing me down and pushing my sweatshirt up to my chin, I would not have worn a padded bra. A padded bra makes a girl look like she lacks something.
“I don’t want to wrestle,” I say. “Get off!”
He pins my arms over my head by my wrists.
“Get off!” I say again.
He is holding my wrists with both his hands, and, before I can react, he changes his hold to one hand and, with his free hand, pulls a knife out of his back pocket.
“See this?” he whispers.
I look at it. At the time, I own two Girl Scout knives, a Girl Scout knife-safety certificate, and my own personal hatchet, and the neighbor kids believe I have reached a height of felicity rarely attained on Illsley Place, our street, because of my winning 30 rounds of mumblety-peg, a game where we throw pocketknives at each other’s bare feet. So, yes, I can “see” his knife. It’s a jackknife, a knife with a folding blade, dark brownish-gray, made out of some kind of horn, about five or six inches. If he opens it, it will measure, end to end, 10 or 11 inches. It’s not the knife. Well, it is the knife, but it’s the look on his face that scares me.
“Get off,” I say.
He pushes my bra up over my breasts. I can smell his excitement; it’s like electrified butter, and I zero in on the fact that he must use two hands to open the knife.
“Get off!” I say.
“I am gonna get off,” he whispers.
He lets go of both of my wrists for two seconds to open the knife, and I roll out from under him and run.
I was voted Best Girl Athlete in high school, but I was a high jumper, not a runner. I outrun this boy nonetheless. And on a twisty back road through tangled orange-and-scarlet thickets, a young couple in a car pick me up about a quarter-hour after I escape. The girl says, “I’ll bet a boy tried something with you,” and I say, “Yeah,” and that is the last word I utter about the attack until now.
Had I been an artist, I could have carried the front seat of the car the boy was driving wherever I went on Indiana University’s campus to protest his assault like Emma Sulkowicz carrying her mattress around Columbia University in the greatest art show of 2014, but I didn’t think of it. Perhaps hauling around just the gearshift would have sufficed. But, like many women who are attacked, when I had the most to say, I said the least.
Let’s just double-check my diary: Do I write that I went to the campus police and reported the boy? Do I say I went to the university health clinic and talked with a therapist? No. I say:
BE IT KNOWN—
That from this day forth I will not except [sic] or go on any dates that are not of my choice — they must be boys who are to my liking [I can’t read what I crossed out here]. I have to [sic] many things to do — rather than waste my time with CREEPY BOYS.
(signed) Jeanie Carroll
After college and bumming around Africa, I arrive in Chicago, ready to start my so-called career. I meet one of those semi-good-looking, brown-haired, unimpeachably but forgettably dressed young men who are vice-presidents because their fathers own the company, in this case an employment agency–and–accounting firm–type thing, which, despite the gloss of its golden promise, no longer exists.
He hires me to help “land new accounts.”
“You start tonight,” he says.
“Great!” I say.
“We’re meeting the people from Marshall Field’s. Be at the Pump Room at eight o’clock.”
“Wow!” I say. “The Pump Room!”
Congo-green paisley taffeta dinner suit, whisk-broom eyelashes, Rorschach-inkblot eye shadow, stacked heels, Marquis de Sade hair bow, and skirt up to here, I arrive in the Pump Room. I remember lots of white linen. Sparkling silver. The maître d’ escorts me to a booth, where No. 13 on the Most Hideous Men of My Life List rises to greet me and says, “They canceled.”
“Oh dear,” I reply.
“Never mind,” he says. “Sit down.”
He orders drinks, an extra glass of ice, tells me in detail about the new suit he is wearing, and then says, surprised, “Oh damn! My ex-wife just walked in.”
My false eyelashes spring open like parasols.
A smashingly put-together woman with a flamboyant mane of rich red hair is being escorted with an older chap (he is probably all of 35) to a table across the room. When they are seated, my boss raises his glass to her. She nods and raises one eyebrow at him.
“She’s a cunt,” he says.
Ten minutes later, an odd thing happens. My boss’s ex-wife takes her chap’s hand and raises it to her lips. A moment later, my boss takes my hand and raises it to his lips.
I jerk my hand away.
“Just a welcome smooch,” he says. “Don’t be bourgeois.”
He orders another drink. Across the room, my boss’s ex-wife glances at us and puts her two very, very red open lips on her chap’s cheek and — well, there is no verb available — squishes her lips up and down and sorta rolls them around his face like she is the press-and-steam girl at a dry cleaner.
By now, the question has occurred to you: Why does this woman seem so unfazed by all this horrible crap? After she concludes, my boss picks up the glass filled with ice, globs in a mouthful, crunches it for a few seconds, and then plants his freezing lips and tongue on my face.
I nearly fly out of the booth.
“GET OFF!” I cry. “Ewwwwwww!”
“You’re soooo booooooozzzzshwaaaaahh,” says my boss.
“Keep it in your mouth, mister!” I say. “Where’s the waiter? I need more bread and butter!”
I am not a foodie. Give me a three-cheese foot-long with a mound of red onions on it or a couple of Amy’s organic black-bean burritos and I’m happy. But wild, half-witted, greener-than-green Jeanie Carroll, 50 years before #MeToo, 40 years before women even begin expecting things could be different Jeanie Carroll, who takes her licks and doesn’t look back, is not about to pass up a dinner in the goddamn Pump Room!
I have the filet mignon. (One of the last times I ever eat meat, so disgusting is this night.)
My boss? He orders another drink and becomes more and more excited, slobbering on my hand like a Doberman playing with his squeaky toy, and meanwhile my boss’s ex-wife — who I now, half a century later, suspect was actually his wife and this was a little game they played to spice things up — starts rubbing her chap’s leg.
My boss and I can’t really see her doing it, as the table linen hangs nearly to the floor, but it is clear from the feverish action of her upper body that she is rubbing and rubbing and rubbing, and when her chap’s eyes close, she goes on rubbing until, with his face still smeared with lipstick and looking like a sophomore standing on the free-throw line in a tied game, the chap stands up, heaves a wad of cash on the table, grabs the wife, and they scamper toward the exit. My boss asks for the check.
My Jean Rhys Good Morning, Midnight room in the old Hotel Eastgate on Ontario Street no longer exists. But at the time, it is only a dozen or so blocks away, and my boss insists on driving me home. It is my first ride in a Mercedes. I am surprised at how uncomfortable the stiff leather seats are. Two or three blocks from my place, my boss runs a red light, stomps the brakes, skids to a halt, and, jabbering about “that cunt” or “a cunt” or “all cunts,” jams his hand between my legs so hard I bang my head into the dashboard trying to protect myself. I open the car door and bound into the traffic.
My boss must be doing the following things: pulling over, getting out, etc., because as I am about to turn in to the Hotel Eastgate, I look back and see him weaving toward me in a drunken trot. I remember that his legs look menacingly short. I run into the empty hotel lobby. Spurt past the desk. No manager in sight. Check the elevators. Decide to take the stairs two at a time. Hit the second floor. Feeling for the room key in my jacket pocket, I run down the hall, and as I try to put the key in the door, my boss catches me from behind and clamps his teeth on the nape of my neck. I kick backward at his shins, manage to get the key to work, jab a backward elbow into his ribs, squeeze into my room, and push, push, push the door closed.
Have you ever shut a dog outside who wants to come in? My boss scratches and whimpers at that door for the next quarter of an hour. The next day, I get a new job — and never has my lack of all talent been put to better advantage — as a greeter-and-seater at Gino’s East, the Chicago pizza joint beloved by mob guys, journos, and TV glamorosi, and do not so much as call No. 13 to tell him I quit.
Do I attract hideous men? Possibly. But I’ve also encountered many creeps, villains, dickwads,and chumps simply because I’ve been around a long time. I was mostly single, free of encumbrances, and working in the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, when a woman could scarcely walk down the street without getting hit on or take a job without being underpaid.
So … we may proceed to No. 15 on the Most Hideous Men of My Life List: Les Moonves, chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of the CBS Corporation.
This happens in the time — one of the happiest of my happy life — when I am booming around the country writing for Esquire. I have been interviewing Moonves in the lounge of the Hotel Nikko in Beverly Hills for a story (presciently titled by my editor “Dangerous Minds,” February 1997), and the short, gravel-voiced Moonves apparently takes one look at me — a 50-something journalist in a pair of old brown-and-beige oxfords — and his life is no longer his own.
After the interview is finished (and for a man like Moonves, talking about himself for an hour and a half is as good as downing two gallons of Spanish fly), he follows me to the elevator. When I turn to say good-bye, he says: “You’re smart.”
I say: “Thank you!”
He says: “Smart enough to choose an out-of-the-way hotel,” and he steps into the elevator behind me and, his pants bursting with demands, goes at me like an octopus. I don’t know how many apertures and openings you possess, Reader, but Moonves, with his arms squirming and poking and goosing and scooping and pricking and prodding and jabbing, is looking for fissures I don’t even know I own, and — by God! — I am not certain that even if I pull off one of his arms it won’t crawl after me and attack me in my hotel bed. Hell, I am thrilled I escape before he expels his ink.
Naturally, I do not mention this in the article. I am a member of the Silent Generation. We do not flap our gums. We laugh it off and get on with life. (Moonves, for his part, told New York he “emphatically denies” the incident occurred.)
By now, Silent Generation aside, the question has occurred to you: Why does this woman seem so unfazed by all this horrible crap? Well, I am shallower than most people. I do not dwell on the past. I feel greater empathy for others than for myself. I do not try to control everything. But mainly, I think it is because I have done the thing no Indiana University football team has ever done in history — I have won a national championship: Miss Cheerleader USA. And they fly me to Washington, D.C., to meet President Lyndon Johnson in the Rose Garden. My photo (in a swimsuit!) plays on front pages across the nation. I get a big scholarship and appear on the TV quiz show To Tell the Truth.
This championship is, in fact, so important to the Indiana athletic department that they put me on billboards all over the state of Indiana — giant images of an ecstatic Jeanie escaped from her bottle, soaring above the stunned crowd in the Indiana University football stadium, a big i on my crimson sweater, cheerleading skirt aswirl, legs split like the atom.
And, well, I’ve never really come down … have I?
I’m up there, perpetually, eternally, forever in mid-leap, urging the crowd to never lose hope. I was a cheerleader in grade school. I was a cheerleader in high school. My sisters, Cande and Barbie, were cheerleaders; my brother, Tom, was a pole vaulter, so he jumped too. Today I open a letter for my column, I read the question, and what do I do? I start shouting and yelling and cheering at the correspondent to pick herself up and go on. And, by God! The correspondent does pick herself up and does go on! Because if she doesn’t, I keep yelling at her. And every now and then I shout at myself, “Get the hell up, E. Jean! You half-wit! My God! Get on with it!”
And many women my age just “get on with it” too. It is how we handle things: Chin up! Stop griping! We do not cast ourselves as victims because we do not see ourselves as victims. While the strategy has worked for me, I wish I hadn’t waited so long to say something about two of my Hideous Men.
Beauty contests are such a rage when I am growing up that my camp — a Girl Scout camp! — holds yearly pageants. So it happens that the first beauty contest I am nominated for is Miss Camp Ella J. Logan. (Later I’ll win Miss Indiana University, no doubt due to my “talent”: I take to the stage dressed as Edith Sitwell and perform a dramatic reading of Dick and Jane.)
There is no talent portion at camp, alas. We contestants walk up and down the dock; the judges, who’ve roared across the lake in a magnificent Chris-Craft and who are now seated in deck chairs, call my name.
I walk over and whisper: “What?”
They whisper: “You are Miss Camp Ella J. Logan.”
After they put the papier-mâché crown on my head, the cape on my shoulders, and give me the baton covered in Reynolds Wrap, Old Cam, No. 6 on the Most Hideous Men of My Life List, the waterfront director, takes me out in a boat and runs his hands under my shirt and up my shorts. He is breathing and moving his hand slowly and hotly, and I fight no battles in my head. My mind goes white. This is Cam. This is the man who has watched me grow from an 8-year-old Brownie Scout, and his notice is an honor. This is Cam, who teaches me to swim and dive and awards me the coveted White Cap! This is Cam, who continues to run his hand inside my shorts and under my blouse — even in the dining room during dinner, under the table, squeezing my thighs, shoving his fingers — saying, “You’re my girl. You’re my girl. You’re my girl,” and making me Girl Scout–promise “not to tell anyone.”
I am astonished by what I’m about to write: I keep laughing. He does this until I go home. I am 12.
My friends will be stunned to read this. My sisters and brother will be speechless. But Aly Raisman, the great Olympian gymnast, and the more than 150 young women who spoke out in court about Lawrence Nassar, the USA Gymnastics team doctor, will not be shocked. Nassar abused some of the young women in front of their own mothers. Nobody saw it.
And old Cam? He writes a book called The Girl Scout Man. It is listed in “rather remarkable” condition, though there is some “light foxing and some very modest yellowing of the pages,” on Abe Books, the rare-books dealer. Here is a shortened version of its description:
“This loving homage to Girl Scouting is a record of many of the experiences and incidents and occurrences spanning the over twenty-five years of dedicated service of Cam Parks, done mostly at Camp Ella J. Logan, near Fort Wayne, Indiana, on the shore of Dewart Lake. If you, Reader, are an alumnus of Logan … memories of time spent at this camp may well be sweeping over you right now.”
No thank you.
As a Scout, I returned to Camp Ella J. Logan year after year, becoming tall and womanly, receiving letters from boys with swak written on the backs of the envelopes, going on weeklong canoe trips, and completing my counselor-in-training program.
Cam I avoided. Never once did I speak to him or look at him again, but my brain does not avoid him. He and his maroon swim trunks may have been dead these last 40 years, but old Cam and the boat are the events — of all the events in my life — that somehow swim constantly back into my head. And it’s Cam who, when he dies at the age of 72 and the story starts going around that he was “suddenly dismissed” from coaching, causes me the most pain.
I could have spoken up! Maybe not when I was 12. But when I was 25. He died when I was 34. I might have stopped him.
[This is where the Donald Trump portion begins] Which brings me to the other rich boy. Before I discuss him, I must mention that there are two great handicaps to telling you what happened to me in Bergdorf’s: (a) The man I will be talking about denies it, as he has denied accusations of sexual misconduct made by at least 15 credible women, namely, Jessica Leeds, Kristin Anderson, Jill Harth, Cathy Heller, Temple Taggart McDowell, Karena Virginia, Melinda McGillivray, Rachel Crooks, Natasha Stoynoff, Jessica Drake, Ninni Laaksonen, Summer Zervos, Juliet Huddy, Alva Johnson, and Cassandra Searles. (Here’s what the White House said: “This is a completely false and unrealistic story surfacing 25 years after allegedly taking place and was created simply to make the President look bad.”) And (b) I run the risk of making him more popular by revealing what he did.
His admirers can’t get enough of hearing that he’s rich enough, lusty enough, and powerful enough to be sued by and to pay off every splashy porn star or Playboy Playmate who “comes forward,” so I can’t imagine how ecstatic the poor saps will be to hear their favorite Walking Phallus got it on with an old lady in the world’s most prestigious department store.
This is during the years I am doing a daily Ask E. Jean TV show for the cable station America’s Talking, a precursor to MSNBC launched by Roger Ailes (who, by the way, is No. 16 on my list).
Early one evening, as I am about to go out Bergdorf’s revolving door on 58th Street, and one of New York’s most famous men comes in the revolving door, or it could have been a regular door at that time, I can’t recall, and he says: “Hey, you’re that advice lady!”
And I say to No. 20 on the Most Hideous Men of My Life List: “Hey, you’re that real-estate tycoon!”
I am surprised at how good-looking he is. We’ve met once before, and perhaps it is the dusky light but he looks prettier than ever. This has to be in the fall of 1995 or the spring of 1996 because he’s garbed in a faultless topcoat and I’m wearing my black wool Donna Karan coatdress and high heels but not a coat.
“Come advise me,” says the man. “I gotta buy a present.”
“Oh!” I say, charmed. “For whom?”
“A girl,” he says.
“Don’t the assistants of your secretaries buy things like that?” I say.
“Not this one,” he says. Or perhaps he says, “Not this time.” I can’t recall. He is a big talker, and from the instant we collide, he yammers about himself like he’s Alexander the Great ready to loot Babylon.
As we are standing just inside the door, I point to the handbags. “How about—”
“No!” he says, making the face where he pulls up both lips like he’s balancing a spoon under his nose, and begins talking about how he once thought about buying Bergdorf ’s.
“Or … a hat!” I say enthusiastically, walking toward the handbags, which, at the period I’m telling you about — and Bergdorf’s has been redone two or three times since then — are mixed in with, and displayed next to, the hats. “She’ll love a hat! You can’t go wrong with a hat!”
I don’t remember what he says, but he comes striding along — greeting a Bergdorf sales attendant like he owns the joint and permitting a shopper to gape in awe at him — and goes right for a fur number.
“Please,” I say. “No woman would wear a dead animal on her head!”
What he replies I don’t recall, but I remember he coddles the fur hat like it’s a baby otter.
“How old is the lady in question?” I ask.
“How old are you?” replies the man, fondling the hat and looking at me like Louis Leakey carbon-dating a thighbone he’s found in Olduvai Gorge.
“I’m 52,” I tell him.
“You’re so old!” he says, laughing — he was around 50 himself — and it’s at about this point that he drops the hat, looks in the direction of the escalator, and says, “Lingerie!” Or he may have said “Underwear!” So we stroll to the escalator. I don’t remember anybody else greeting him or galloping up to talk to him, which indicates how very few people are in the store at the time.
I have no recollection where lingerie is in that era of Bergdorf’s, but it seems to me it is on a floor with the evening gowns and bathing suits, and when the man and I arrive — and my memory now is vivid — no one is present.
There are two or three dainty boxes and a lacy see-through bodysuit of lilac gray on the counter. The man snatches the bodysuit up and says: “Go try this on!”
“You try it on,” I say, laughing. “It’s your color.”
“Try it on, come on,” he says, throwing it at me.
“It goes with your eyes,” I say, laughing and throwing it back.
“You’re in good shape,” he says, holding the filmy thing up against me. “I wanna see how this looks.”
“But it’s your size,” I say, laughing and trying to slap him back with one of the boxes on the counter.
“Come on,” he says, taking my arm. “Let’s put this on.”
This is gonna be hilarious, I’m saying to myself — and as I write this, I am staggered by my stupidity. As we head to the dressing rooms, I’m laughing aloud and saying in my mind: I’m gonna make him put this thing on over his pants!
There are several facts about what happens next that are so odd I want to clear them up before I go any further:
Did I report it to the police?
No.
Did I tell anyone about it?
Yes. I told two close friends. The first, a journalist, magazine writer, correspondent on the TV morning shows, author of many books, etc., begged me to go to the police.
“He raped you,” she kept repeating when I called her. “He raped you. Go to the police! I’ll go with you. We’ll go together.”
My second friend is also a journalist, a New York anchorwoman. She grew very quiet when I told her, then she grasped both my hands in her own and said, “Tell no one. Forget it! He has 200 lawyers. He’ll bury you.” (Two decades later, both still remember the incident clearly and confirmed their accounts to New York.)
Do I have photos or any visual evidence?
Bergdorf’s security cameras must have picked us up at the 58th Street entrance of the store. We would have been filmed on the ground floor in the bags-and-hats sections. Cameras also must have captured us going up the escalator and into the lingerie department. New York law at the time did not explicitly prohibit security cameras in dressing rooms to “prevent theft.” But even if it had been captured on tape, depending on the position of the camera, it would be very difficult to see the man unzipping his pants, because he was wearing a topcoat. The struggle might simply have read as “sexy.” The speculation is moot, anyway: The department store has confirmed that it no longer has tapes from that time.
Why were there no sales attendants in the lingerie department?
Bergdorf Goodman’s perfections are so well known — it is a store so noble, so clubby, so posh — that it is almost easier to accept the fact that I was attacked than the fact that, for a very brief period, there was no sales attendant in the lingerie department. Inconceivable is the word. Sometimes a person won’t find a sales attendant in Saks, it’s true; sometimes one has to look for a sales associate in Barneys, Bloomingdale’s, or even Tiffany’s; but 99 percent of the time, you will have an attendant in Bergdorf’s. All I can say is I did not, in this fleeting episode, see an attendant. And the other odd thing is that a dressing-room door was open. In Bergdorf’s dressing rooms, doors are usually locked until a client wants to try something on.
Why haven’t I “come forward” before now?
Receiving death threats, being driven from my home, being dismissed, being dragged through the mud, and joining the 15 women who’ve come forward with credible stories about how the man grabbed, badgered, belittled, mauled, molested, and assaulted them, only to see the man turn it around, deny, threaten, and attack them, never sounded like much fun. Also, I am a coward.
So now I will tell you what happened:
The moment the dressing-room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips. I am so shocked I shove him back and start laughing again. He seizes both my arms and pushes me up against the wall a second time, and, as I become aware of how large he is, he holds me against the wall with his shoulder and jams his hand under my coat dress and pulls down my tights.
I am astonished by what I’m about to write: I keep laughing. The next moment, still wearing correct business attire, shirt, tie, suit jacket, overcoat, he opens the overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway — or completely, I’m not certain — inside me. It turns into a colossal struggle. I am wearing a pair of sturdy black patent-leather four-inch Barneys high heels, which puts my height around six-one, and I try to stomp his foot. I try to push him off with my one free hand — for some reason, I keep holding my purse with the other — and I finally get a knee up high enough to push him out and off and I turn, open the door, and run out of the dressing room.
The whole episode lasts no more than three minutes. I do not believe he ejaculates. I don’t remember if any person or attendant is now in the lingerie department. I don’t remember if I run for the elevator or if I take the slow ride down on the escalator. As soon as I land on the main floor, I run through the store and out the door — I don’t recall which door — and find myself outside on Fifth Avenue.
And that was my last hideous man. The Donna Karan coatdress still hangs on the back of my closet door, unworn and unlaundered since that evening. And whether it’s my age, the fact that I haven’t met anyone fascinating enough over the past couple of decades to feel “the sap rising,” as Tom Wolfe put it, or if it’s the blot of the real-estate tycoon, I can’t say. But I have never had sex with anybody ever again.
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