It’s important to remember that Casey Affleck hasn’t been accused of assault, that he hasn’t been convicted of anything (his lawsuits were settled out of court).But for many people his win on Sunday – and earlier in the year at the Golden Globes – highlighted something else: despite the age old myth that’s used to shame women against speaking out, sexual harassment and assault allegations do not ruin a man’s career.The case was investigated by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from investigators Larry Ware and Tonya Mangus of the Attorney General’s Office.Prosecution was handled by Assistant Attorney General Stanley Alexander and Special Assistant Attorney General Patrick Beasley.
Since then, he’s been nominated for 10 Oscars, and won one in 2012 for Best Original Screenplay for Midnight in Paris. In 1977 Roman Polanski was arrested and charged with five offenses – rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor – against Samantha Gailey, who was a 13-year-old child at the time.In a plea bargain, Polanski pled guilty to the lesser charge of engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse, but hours before he was due to be sentenced he ran away to France! He’s lived outside of the United States ever since but there was a petition in 2009 signed by actors and directors including Woody Allen (shock) to let him back into the country.Roman Polanski has won an Oscar (Best Director, The Pianist), a Golden Globe and BAFTA’s, among many others. In 2009 Chris Brown beat Rihanna so badly photos of her bruised face shocked the internet, and she was forced to take out a restraining order against him.In the previous incident, Coleman had attempted to take a car from Blanchard at gunpoint, but the gun jammed and Blanchard took the gun from him.“We thank the jury for its time and verdict in this case and I thank Judge Kitchens for his strong sentence,” Attorney General Hood said.“Maybe this will make young men think before they allow testosterone and gunplay to impact their lives, the lives of others and communities.”The Attorney General’s Office took over the case following a recusal by the Oktibbeha County District Attorney’s Office.Although I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did.After months of reviewing discovery, listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now understand how she feels that she did not consent to this encounter.” Kobe Bryant has won two Olympic gold medals since 2003 and enjoyed a 20 year career with the LA Lakers.Chris Brown was sentenced to five years probation for domestic abuse.Last year Chris Brown released his eighth studio album and is currently on a world tour!I also want to apologize to her parents and family members, and to my family and friends and supporters, and to the citizens of Eagle, Colo.“I also want to make it clear that I do not question the motives of this young woman. She has agreed that this statement will not be used against me in the civil case.