Marble Halls & Silver Screens With Sarah Lee Ep. 84: The 'Death of Norms, History 101, and Toto on Journalism' Edition

The show today features a guest, my buddy Christian Toto, founder of the excellent Hollywood in Toto and columnist at The Daily Wire. He joins me to discuss journalistic cover provided to entertainment types who, for whatever reason, are protected from scandal by the powers that be in that world. He has a great piece at HiT profiling a young actress who said she asked to leave a film starring James Franco in light of the accusations of predatory behavior against him and was rebuffed. And the Hollywood press?

*Crickets*

Yi revealed via her Instagram account that she wanted to exit the project once she learned about several women accusing star James Franco of sexually charged misbehavior. The film’s creative team wouldn’t let her. Instead, they essentially tried to buy her silence.

“When I tried to break [a] legal contract & quit disaster artist because James Franco is a sexual predator, they tried to bribe me with a bigger acting role,” she wrote. “I cried and told them that that was the exact opposite of what I wanted, that I didn’t feel safe working with a fucking sexual predator.”

She said the film production tried to minimize the accusations against Franco by saying it was “so last [year]” and that he had “changed.”

We don’t know the whole truth behind the matter, of course, since neither Rogen nor Franco have publicly addressed the matter … yet. Some news outlets did cover Yi’s accusations, including the far-Left IndieWire.com and the left-leaning Daily News. Still, the overall media attention given to the story has been modest at best, except within outlets dedicated to Hollywood news.

It’s non existent so far.

Think Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline and The Wrap. None of those sites so much as mentioned the matter as of April 12.

Why?

Come for Christian’s acerbic take, and stay for my thoughts on the destruction of American norms perpetrated by the current progressive cabal, and a review of a nifty little documentary series on Netflix called “History 101” (trailer below).

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