If you need proof that Hollywood has been painfully willing to accept a culture of sexual assault and harassment as the norm for all too long, you need look no further than Ghostbusters. Yes, really.
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In real life, Bill Murray is still one of Hollywood’s good guys. No allegations have been levied against him, and here’s hoping it stays that way. But Murray’s slate isn’t perfectly clean. When he starred in Ghostbusters, he played a character who was definitely a sexual predator, and no one ever batted an eyelash at his clearly sleazy on-screen behavior. It was just accepted because that’s how normalized it was.
Cracked pointed this all out in a depressingly poignant article that outlines all the ways we know Murray’s character, Dr. Venkman, was the worst. There’s the way he cons his
A vile rapist jailed for 15 years for repeatedly raping and sexual assaulting a mother, whose child he abducted in the same incident, has lost an appeal against his conviction.
Michael Murray (46), formerly of Killiney Oaks, Killiney, Dublin, was jailed for 15 years in 2013.
His list of offences included rape, attempted rape, aggravated sexual assault, child abduction, threats to kill or cause serious harm, false imprisonment and theft, at a Dublin apartment on February 12 and 13, 2010.
The Central Criminal Court previously heard how Murray lured his victim into an apartment by telling her that an elderly woman was dying inside and needed her help.
He tied her up and assaulted her before taking her son away, abandoning him in a city centre