"The Department of Justice should launch an immediate investigation into Hollywood’s culture of systematic sexual abuse," said Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson during his eponymous Tuesday program.
Partial transcript below.
Now isolated incidents happen, but this is a trend. Sexual abuse is endemic in Hollywood. The people in charge have covered it up and made excuses for it; in each case protecting the powerful from the powerless and abused. It is time for the federal government to get involved.
The Department of Justice should launch an immediate investigation into Hollywood’s culture of systematic sexual abuse. There’s ample precedent for this. Under the Obama administration, the Department of Education launched more than 300 investigations into schools across the country ranging from Harvard all the way down to Cisco Junior College; all of them sought to expose and punishing schools it said violated federal law by enabling cultures of sexual harassment and assault.
The Department of Defense, meanwhile, has spent years trying to root out sexual assaults in the armed services. When Jerry Sandusky’s crimes were exposed as Penn State, the federal government launched not one but two investigations into the failure of the school to discover and report this abuse.
Carlson described Democrats as hypocritical in their claimed opposition to "institutional sexual abuse," framing them as "silent" as "one of their own" has been implicated in sexual abuse in the form of Harvey Weinstein.
Widespread support for Roman Polanski — who drugged a 13-year-old girl in 1977 when he was 43 and with whom he subsequently engaged in unlawful sex — among Hollywood figures, said Carlson, is indicative of Hollywood's acceptance of sexual abuse among its left-wing membership.
"There’s no reason this ought to be a partisan issue. Democrats in Congress say they care about women, now we’ll if they mean it," concluded Carlson.
Watch Carlson’s monologue below.
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