French Officials: Robert De Niro is a Pedophile.
6 people were charged with running an international prostitution ring, in which an “agency” fooled impressionable teenage girls into selling their bodies, promising that they would be given careers as actresses or models. They would really be turned into call girls, “entertaining” wealthy people.
The girls were sometimes as young as 15, and as these things usually go, it is probably much worse than has been reported.
At the time, the Internet wasn’t very active: it didn’t spark much outrage among regular people, and apparently people did not believe high level pedophilia or sex crimes were a systemic issue.
Arab princes, French officials, Hollywood actors and others were listed as clients of this prostitution ring. According to a 1998 article from the Independent titled “The sex scandal that wouldn’t lie down”:
The case uncovers the brutal methods used to snare young women – some as young as 15 – into a call-girl agency specializing in wealthy, high- profile clients. It also exposes attempts by the French government machine to block an investigation which might embarrass senior politicians and damage French interests abroad.
Arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment, sexual assault and battery, a Saudi prince has also recently been accused of attacking at least three women and holding them captive for several days. Immediately upon posting bail, the prince reportedly emptied his $37 million mansion and fled the country on a private jet to avoid civil litigation and criminal charges.
Police officers arrested Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud at his Beverly Glen mansion on Wednesday after his neighbors reported seeing a woman covered in blood screaming for help while attempting to climb over the 8ft wall surrounding the prince’s property.
This type of scandal is not anomalous, but the norm. It is much worse than we know, and this type of thing surely continues today.
Robert De Niro has revealed that his dad was gay.
The actor, whose parents divorced when he was 3, says in a soon-to-air HBO documentary that he knew as a young man that artist Robert De Niro Sr. was gay.
He also tells Out magazine, “I wish we had spoken about it much more. My mother didn’t want to talk about things in general.”
He says it was his duty to talk about his dad’s life.
“I felt obligated. It was my responsibility to make a documentary about him,” he said.