This woman accused me of sexual harassment for refusing to employ her illegally

On January 31, 2022, I received an email from The Wrap saying that a former intern of mine, who claimed to have worked 6 months for me, claims that I had sexually harassed her. I laughed at the message because the Wrap and its editor Sharon Waxman had been inventing fictional sexual harassment stories about … Continue reading This woman accused me of sexual harassment for refusing to employ her illegally

This woman accused me of harassment for rejecting her advances

On November 12, 2015, a Russian journalist named, Anna Pavlova a/k/a Helen Greentree, sent me an email claiming that she knew me and wanted me to sponsor her for HFPA membership. I told her that “I couldn’t do it because I didn’t know her”. But she persisted. I prevaricated for some time. Eventually, just after … Continue reading This woman accused me of harassment for rejecting her advances

How does the HFPA leadership cover up corruption and racism, and crushes dissent?

You may find the answer here: Feb 21, 2021: LA Times publishes allegations of corruption and racism in the HFPA. I, with other members, ask for an investigation of those allegations, but the HFPA leadership resists and embarks on hiring multi-million dollar publicists, crisis managers, lawyers and experts to polish their image. Mar 3, 2021: … Continue reading How does the HFPA leadership cover up corruption and racism, and crushes dissent?

HFPA Anti-SLAPP Motion against Husam “Sam” Asi

Anti-SLAPP laws provide defendants a way to quickly dismiss meritless lawsuits—known as “SLAPPs” or “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation”—filed against them for exercising their First Amendment rights. HFPA - Asi - Anti SLAPP Motion to StrikeHelen Hoehne Declaration iso HFPA Anti-SLAPPRobert Ellison Declaration iso HFPA Anti-SLAPPGreg Goeckner Declaration iso HFPA Anti-SLAPP  (Watch out for relying … Continue reading HFPA Anti-SLAPP Motion against Husam “Sam” Asi