Holly Eschler @HollyEschler ∙ 30min About to watch Widows. If my mentions haven't blown up with violent insults by the time the screening's done, I'll be so very very disappointed.
Holly Eschler @HollyEschler ∙ 1h ... if that is your gut instinct, then please -- fucking check yourself at the door. #TimesUp
Holly Eschler @HollyEschler ∙ 1h And as for you, my dear Twittersphere... If your gut instinct is to punish a woman for acting to fix a situation where, through no fault of her own, people around her withheld information that would have influenced her decisions...
Holly Eschler @HollyEschler ∙ 1h If @oliviamunn chooses not to ever with work sex offenders, if this is make-or-break criteria for her when she make career choices, then HELL YES she's well within her rights to act when she comes upon new information regarding Striegel's past convictions.
Holly Eschler @HollyEschler ∙ 1h But this is also why deception by omission is a thing. If you knew about a conviction, and you deliberately kept silent because you know that other people on the project might object if they found out, then you're taking decision-making power away from a LOT of those people.
Holly Eschler @HollyEschler ∙ 1h That's why I can't do background checks on prospective talent for a project. If I knew about a conviction, I wouldn't make the hire, because that's a personal choice. I can't just talk myself into ignoring what I know.
Holly Eschler @HollyEschler ∙ 1h What they do not have is a right to demand that their prospective coworkers treat them like they don't have that on their record. It's not a crime to choose not to work with or associate with a known convicted sex offender. Once you know something, you can't un-know it.
Holly Eschler @HollyEschler ∙ 1h Convicted sex offenders can re-enter society. They have a right to work. Background checks by studios are actually limited by Californian law. This is to give them a second chance, to prevent hiring discrimination. They have a right to have a free life once they serve their time.
Holly Eschler @HollyEschler ∙ 1h Okay then, real talk for a sec: you can't talk out of both sides of your mouth, asking actresses for statements on Woody Allen one second, and ostracizing them for trying to fix a situation in which they had UNKNOWINGLY worked with a convicted sex offender the next.
Holly Eschler @HollyEschler ∙ 1h This industry has a well-publicized history of victimizing minors and covering up those criminal actions. We all agree, this is not news?