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Andrew NDB
09-25-2017, 10:59 AM
https://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/the-knowles.jpg http://www.popcornmonster.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/harry_knowles.jpg

http://www.austin360.com/entertainment/movies/fantastic-fest-founder-harry-knowles-accused-sexually-assaulting-austin-woman-two-decades-ago/ckwvEIgBsbwlIiYaQL60ZM/

All of the Talkbacks are being shut down on www.aintitcool.com but there's a couple still active. They're very worth going to, especially this one:
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/78621

A lot of people already saying goodbye on there.

ProactiveMan
09-26-2017, 08:48 AM
Wow.. I haven't thought about Aint it Cool in about a million years. I used to read it religiously in the late 90s, and I have to say at the time, even to a dirty teenage boy, Knowles came off as a bit of a perv.

plastroncafe
09-26-2017, 09:01 AM
Yeah, I heard about this this morning.
Reading the goodbye messages from long-time contributors took me aback.

Andrew NDB
09-26-2017, 10:00 AM
This is now the only remaining Talkback I can find. Even that one from yesterday has been deleted, and tons of others.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/78605

Mayhem
09-26-2017, 04:28 PM
I suppose the question is, if true, why now, why not years ago when Harry was a megastar and probably had more to lose (like money in settlements)...?

Andrew NDB
09-26-2017, 04:32 PM
It seems very weird. And it's long past the statute of limitations.

plastroncafe
09-26-2017, 04:54 PM
On Sept. 11, it came to light that former Birth.Movies.Death editor Devin Faraci -- who stepped down from the Drafthouse-owened publication in October 2016 after an accusation of sexual misconduct -- has been subsequently employed by the Drafthouse as an in-house copywriter.

The ensuing scandal has cast a dark shadow on the Austin movie institution, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. One Fantastic Fest programmer resigned in protest, Faraci published and retracted a statement, Drafthouse owner Tim League explained his actions in re: Faraci, the apologized, then stated he wouldn't be attending Fantastic Fest.

This is why it came up.