VINCE COAKLEY 5 25 18 HOUR 1

VINCE DISCUSSES THE MORGAN FREEMAN ALLEGATIONS.

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It's Friday a thank goodness. Celebration here. Yeah there were you know. Great to be back with you hope you have. Great weekend plans in store in this extended holiday weekend a lot of people will be traveling. Crazy thing he has. You know with the for all the traveling that I do. We don't have a plan this week. Trying to figure out why last minute. I welcome ideas by the way. If you have ideas that involved travel the not too far away. So. There's that. So if I seem distracted he could be because I am also surfing web sites to try to figure out where ago I'm just kidding it's not that. But it's close. Welcome to our broadcasts as you know we've spent a good bit of time not necessarily on this program but I immediate past few months. It's been embroiled in the meat to movement. This involving allegations of sexual assault. Inappropriate. Sexual incidents that have occurred. In Hollywood and politics. And one of the people really got this entire thing going. Well he is now. Being seen in a very different way in handcuffs referring to Harvey Weinstein. The UK Daily Mail as an extreme version of this story. And they put it all caps. Laps the word laughs. As he emerges in handcuffs outside New York police station. After getting booked and charged with rape criminal sex act sex abuse and sexual misconduct. He emerged in handcuffs at 8:45. This morning. Just a little while ago outside precinct one Rebecca. Laughing and smiling as he was led to his car. Harvey Weinstein arrested process charged with rape criminal sex act sex abuse sexual misconduct according to NYPD. Charges related to two of the women who spoke in those first articles. Lucia Evans and another woman who remained anonymous. Evans said new interview with The New Yorker Weinstein had forced her perform. A certain sex act on him back in 2004 at his office the second woman also interviewed in that story alleged. Weinstein forcibly raped her hotel. And asked to remain anonymous. Weinstein seems. On plastic as he walked into the precinct. Carrier copy the Rogers and hammer Stephen bios something wonderful. He also had a book. Another book whose testimony to the house committee on un American activities in 1952 exposed Communists. In Hollywood. So it'll be interesting to see how this particular story plays out. I think a lot of people have been concerned because. For some time it seemed like the only way. To have charges allegations in your way. Was to be conservative. To be the Republican lawmaker. And this is kind of interesting because it looks like it's open season now. Open season. For. People in the entertainment industry. This was previously thought to be a sacred cow. But it's not anymore. In fact we're going to talk about another name that is now emerged as. A target of allegations. That person. Is Morgan Freeman. CNN. This really surprise me that CNN has actually. Been very strong in promoting and covering this particular story. There reporting a young production assistant. But she landed the job for dreams in the summer Torre fifteen she start work on going in style bank heist comedy. Starring Morgan Freeman Michael Caine and Alan market. The job quickly devolved into several months of harassment. According to CNN. She alleges Freeman subjected heard unwanted touching. In comments about her figure. And closing on a near daily basis. She says Freeman would rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back. In one incident. She said Freeman kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear. She said he never successfully lifted her skirt. He would touch it and try to lift it. She would move away and then he'd try again eventually she said Alan. Morgan got freaked out didn't know what to say. So this is kind of interest in the idea that you've got to witness to at least one of these incidents. Freeman's alleged inappropriate behavior not limited to that one movie set. According to other sources who spoke to CNN woman who is a senior member of the production staff in the movie now you see me in 2012. Told CNN Freeman sexually harassed her. And her female assistant on numerous occasions by making comments about their bodies. We did comment he did comments on our bodies. We knew that he was coming by not to Wear any top that would shore breasts not to Wear anything that would shore bottoms. Meaning not wearing clothes. That were fitted. Central uninteresting atmosphere doesn't it. This of what's really crazy. This guy's eighty years old. One of Hollywood's biggest stars movie career that spans nearly five decades by the way how many of you. Do you know. Where Morgan Freeman Freeman first came to fame. West watched him on electric company as a kid yes that it yes. That was the I think that was where he got his start. It was pretty cool in fact it's it's neat to. Do assert sometimes of some of the old shows he used to watch on YouTube and deceive the intro. For electric company and the and he had this one statement he did call easy reader do you remember that. That was really cool. That's why these are harder and harder to believe first Bill Cosby now or Holman. Not to discredit anyone who makes accusations but it's really tough these people EU. Kind of believable but it I know. That's what's so sad about this and I think. That I and it's likely I'm just speculating here if this really did happen. It's likely this guy was probably doing this all his life. Just think this guy just started when he's eighty years old doing something like this. It it it really is disheartening. And that's part of what I wanted to communicate during this first segment. Can we dare to look at this through. And in this is not to diminish. The ugliness. Of inappropriate behavior. But also the same time to dare to have a sense of concern and compassion even for these guys. And recognized that even at this hour they are not beyond redemption. They're not. I'm not piling on here the whole thing is just sad no matter how you look at it I'd love to get your thoughts on. These situations Harvey Weinstein Morgan Freeman. Weinstein. Not so much a surprise Morgan Freeman yes. How did this strike you when you first heard about these allegations. We continue to broadcast 15 minutes after 10 o'clock am it's Coakley radio program getting your thoughts on Harvey Weinstein also Morgan Freeman. A lot of people this has been absolutely shocking to hear about this. Start off also mentioning. That I'm in a quest to figure out where to go that was actually caller on hold I was eager to talk with. Who had an idea for some reason disappeared called back. And view your thoughts. We're on the text line. We would start here don't cruise the blue ridge parkway. That's cent interest in other person's saying come go backpacking with me. But Schneider kill me that it is a a a another person suggesting your politics good day trip to Boone heeded the Danube brewed in awesome fruit. Among day. That a person I'm not a fan of hardee's or margins but whatever happened. To be able to feature accusers. Yen it's turned into. Kind of the a mob scene doesn't it. Another person would like to know if Oscar the Grouch will be the next one accused. And good question. I love this text. Vince back in the day for men got fresh the lady would slap him in the face. How to Holler fresh and that was it everybody around would know and you know they would be the first would be ashamed. It's penny out of cal pins you're so right pity this used to be so uncomplicated. You know one slap in its overweight. That a person says sounds like he's not committed flirting awkward inappropriate about criminal elicited something we don't know about AC referring to you. Mr. EZ reader. When you said Morgan Freeman had literally said only no. Out loud to myself very sad he's one of my favorite actors. Hollywood harassment being exposed is like the trump campaign spying being exposed. Nothing surprising anymore. Also this wasn't surprised by Morgan Freeman stories I've always Dottie acts superior to others. Off. That's can treat. Getting your thoughts your perspectives on this beginning with Robin in Fort Mill good morning. Eight Harry he's doing well. What yeah this morning in our market. But actually it is that are in order without Hollywood but I just kind of from a personal respect it. Pertinent content that he does flap back down. I don't think that person ever and truly actually Iraq in the it can I have your soul so when I was in my early twenties. And it. Get sick I'll kick your whatever her young man afraid at the interior. You work for. A lot of her act in the clear and this is today is there any crime scene out here I tried that it was in a body. And in that date and I extract. Nobody believed me. If it goes on wayward in any Betty. People don't realize it makes me angry. I didn't eat your sympathy as flippant about. So when your case there's really no resolution. Oh absolutely not I am aware I'm originally from California. And I work in agricultural business where my uncle would actually are at this company. And there was a man who let harassing the owner of the company out here. I was leaving my dog in this lie and act I was sitting in this land office. He asked if you won any before for him before I laughed and Nike is. A bit wet and he asked if I would. So him I you know top cap and there are the radio. And that was out it's the tee and and that would set me. And I locked out of that office and I was that her idea is that area for a lot hiring. Well I need years later. It is termed a skewed view because it goes over these are areas that yet been molesting children. Are you know my whole goal. I'd do a lot of people at the current saint this is like a little slap on the wrist or you know just say don't do that. You don't understand. These men are powerful. These women that feel like you didn't have a choice and our along currently I'm unemployed out for an ultimate act coolly. This was in the early eighties and not apt. Rob and am very sorry to hear of this happening and I'm kind of curious move forward for you ago. Have you been able to find in the you know obviously there's been no justice in your case. Have you been able to find a place of healing for yourself. In ways. I think that the double edged sword with me. I am still very comfortable around the eerie you know and I mean I've worked in. A lot of different jobs but they're certain men that I instantly hit by. And it's like I can't I won't be in the same room. They keep on it right. You know I know that people they stay I understand that make a lot of mistakes in my life. Black eye out and that they'll. Don't just obviously it seemed that occur is that I would just alerting when a girl as. You know it was way important man. I mean because at least an indelible mark on your it really. Blogger and in society and should be here bulk. And there are similar to demand. That did that either. It horrible. I hear you I hear you rob and I do appreciate your call again sorry about your experience there hope you're able to you. Find a place of release from that fear that's what's sad about this this guy just goes on and in this case. The people affected. Are hunted by this day after day. Let's take a quick call here from Stefan he got about a minute or so Stephanie. Wanted to talk about everything history actors and the almighty dollar. The the history of Hollywood and just shows that they aren't here it was here. He and the fact that you're paid such incredible amount of money. And it gives them an earned earned respect. And if they're bad people it happened to the comment or. And so. Heartbreaking. And I'm right there there are predators out there and we don't know history because content lord. And the history of Hollywood made me on important. But if you study at the powerful Lauren. Calling on the. If I I hear you I'm not surprised at all appreciate your call their Stephanie. This is obviously something to take very seriously yes. Everybody deserves today in court. 36 minutes after 10 o'clock on the Vince Coakley ready your program we were talking about harassment. Allegations and worse against Harvey Weinstein and it now Morgan Freeman. And it's lots of interest in text have come in the way before I forget. On this whole vacation idea. Hits pretty entertaining. Yesterday evening or was talking with the children. And it's getting their ideas in the U wanna do I mean and average just throwing out different places to go and I. Of all the places I came out with the thought you know my wife and I would Chicago years ago. And here is the discussion effective post this on social media. My daughter asked the question Chicago what we do in Chicago. And my oldest senator Holmes said get shot. These guys I'm serious date come out with the funniest lines. This morning on the way in fact my daughter rode with me because she's going to pay outs all day. And with someone in she. Let's see if I can find this. And why it is it's taking you so long define this any case so we're riding down I 77. And I looked over I stock car by the way this is bizarre. This car I don't remember the name of the car. By aids is a car I first learned. To drive a stick. It was my first really good pastor. I stated his house for a few days. In the straw sprawling metropolis of mount sterling Kentucky. And he taught me how to drive stick. They actually trust to be to drive boy. Boris he Kris. I was really shocked that I actually saw that same kind of car on the road I mean think about this. This was back in the 1980s. I didn't know these cars anybody in which driving one of these. So driving and I looked over and I said well that cars ancient. And my daughter looked terrorist she said so is the guy driving yet. Can you believe my kids. Where do they get the sense of humor. I needed it blows my mind I'm the tech slide I hope I have this right. On places to go go to adopt a ski island. You heard that before. Ever heard its historical beautiful golf cart island accessible by a vote in theory totally. It's intriguing. I wasn't surprised by Morgan Freeman stories as I've always thought he acts superior to others. That efforts to say I can take you canoe packing it canoe. Resist the new packing. And bike backing to yeah I can pack those things. Going out and the president of the earth they hit it up a on line state I have no sympathy for these women that took part in the casting couch. Also. Person saying here we used to be ashamed but honor used to mean something in it's kind of out the window for a lot of people. These women didn't slap him because they want to be stars somewhere and will do anything to reach their goals some well. Not a person saying predator we have in the White House I'm not surprised at all. Well. Also. It's the old days a woman would promptly slap you for being fresh now they wait twenty years and slap you with a lawsuit. That's Alan I'm Spartanburg. Some truth in that went to. It email that does these things to women should be set straight right away. That said women who do certain things should also be set straight I heard a woman with my own ears saying there's nothing wrong. Which one it stroking the old family jewels to get ahead on the job. Both are wrong. Each foster's the other yep you're absolutely right you're absolutely right. Muslim women actually get raped in a survivor American women get made uncomfortable. And whine about it for years ash tag first world problems. You make great point here. A day in court that's right used to believe tell. I got hung with false accusations of sex a sex charge went to prison. Because anyone accused is automatically guilty until they can prove their own innocence. And certainly sorry to hear that man. Hollywood influenced by humanist devalue the fairly glorify recreational sex women Wear less on the beach or by the pool. They do in their bedrooms to get angry when men consider them sex stories. As of responsibility guest reclaimed all the way around. It's the early seventies my mother got corner buyer boss managed to get away she told my father who's a police officer at the time and Vietnam vet when the Marines. My father had a little talk with a guy never bothered by mother again. Awesome. That is good. You said everybody deserves a day in court almost sounded like everybody is done something wrong which wasn't true. But we've learned from our mistakes or someone else's god have mercy. Also referring to my children my first dots. Your daughter wonder what would you do it Chicago. Yeah it is kind of bizarre incident. My my side really stays up on the news I'm really impressed my tool this suns they are really sharp they don't miss a thing. At all. This is really funny. Vince your kids called me they want to let you know they wanna go skydiving. Yeah that's gonna happen. Hole. Let's go out to a call from rusty good morning. I column. Won't make clear I'm not just buying any of I think that workplace sexual aura. Like your call a walk and experience. There's a lot different from what's who aren't Hollywood. Infect a look at the rich and powerful it Gunter. Rich and powerful Olbermann and still married to the white space at 120. A minute here are here all. That law and and you put the moves are billionaires early how that works and what you have an eighty year old who was old man smell a little spot. Hollywood people have been trading sexual favors to get a leg up for decades. And anybody that Harvey Weinstein in an elevator at Alter completely improper. I think you're wearing that dress really well on how to get it right. How much evil people. You raise good questions here and there enters a did it do you think again this is part of this is a desperation. Two. To succeed and I think there's neighbors and temptation to want to believe that. This is purely innocent and and it's obviously not rusty appreciate your call. Let's quickly go to Michael got less than a minute Michael. Or and I'll bring home detention and I think of the and Kate's particularly have the attorney general in new Yorker stardom inspector. You've been eating pretty and work you do to bury it prosecute. Anthony Weiner just had a Cuban partner. Anfield. The one who until the new assistant turn into a longer decreases. You can target human capital and to search warrant and so they have more crime is currently. Spending time now. So a lot going on for sure I appreciate your call their Michael. It's a very interest in time for sure by the way coming up. An amazing amount for a rape victim a settlement will talk about coming up. 49 minutes after 10 o'clock on this Coakley radio program will be talking abouts allegations of sexual harassment and worse. And earlier I made reference to a particular segment used to watch years ago as a child. Aunts we are able to track down this particular gem. C. Top to bottom left and right being stuck is. I fight. It out and come early. Well I have been talking just and the you know who that is working with the easy reader Morgan Freeman. Get. Who is that. It is read every marina. So Lola while this really goes way back I remember watching the show way back in the early days. In Indianapolis. Fond memories of that particular season of life. Try to a call in Greeneville Susan good morning. Hi then a couple of things I thought I never thought that. Morgan Freeman active property and he actor like cell. And my experience in the called sexual harassment they let you know I have problem in college with the fact but. Even if I could go back now on think something I want but what I did you it was the only because my parents out. On my way home from the city and I happen to pick up their local paper like report it to act which has never do. And I saw an article that he had been charged. With attempted late and that would like I took six years later. So I immediately called the college and told them that I had done. You know I'll probably look at the actor and say it and they copied her deposition. EU was. Tried so I feel like. I did my part there. And I'm like settle ultimately can't believe he beat him make that accusation but I never ever thought about like feeling the colleges feeling the professor. We all think women coming forward so many years later. You know I know a lot of women won't agree with me that I just think you know when you look he has put in twenty years it kind of ridiculous he should've done something about it then. Yeah I I hear your same answer tonight's show appreciate you sharing the story in the honesty. And the diligence that she showed by doing something about that it's certainly does mean a lot. And this is really important for. You know I certainly understand this disease is the parents have a daughter. Here especially conscious of this and making sure they understand these things have these conversations to warn them about the potential. Dangers out there. It's really important highly important have those conversations early on. And this isn't just you know adult predators. And things that kids are doing these days is downright scary. And similar view parents know exactly what I'm talking about. It really requires vigilance. No question about it. Coming up just few minutes faith focus Friday. We have somewhat of a double feature for you. We're going to go back earlier in the week to hear from. A newsmaker. Who's involved in aid in the event of very important event not one that I watched. Willingly anyway with. Share that with few Wayne Jacobson also rejoins us. With the book he's written beyond Sundays that conversation just a few minutes away but first. Let's ventured down I 85. To our Greeneville studio and our good friend lions though who's going to attempt to answer a few questions about this date in history. They did Morgan Freeman the wasting time yeah. Kind of creepy right. It see everything can be read into now isn't it. Everything will be this this is how this works. For better or for worse you know. Let's go back to 1787. And we had the constitutional convention. Do you wanna answer who was convened by or where they met. Which you take your pick as to which when you answer. I don't answer either. Okay that's been questioned counselor. Constitutional convention. Started in seventy to 87 in this day. Would you like to answer who was the person who brought it into session or where they met. Among the bill with Philadelphia. You're a genius. You're correct they met in Philadelphia. To establish a new government by the way the person you. Convened this constitutional convention was George Washington. 1935. In just over a one hour period this American trek star broke three world records and tied a fourth. And you know you're correct. 1965. In less than two minutes into the first round of the heavyweight fights. This person knocked out Sonny listed in 1965 to win the title Mohammed Ali you're correct again. And and we threw for eight sweep. 1969. This film won the best best Oscar awards the only. X rated film to do so. I don't know and we're out of time. It's Midnight Cowboy. Are never too straight ahead.
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