Proud Puerto Rican-Russkaya!
Also, this Vinny dude. ....
Not to make light of a heavy matter but...
The way that we've talked about him, I'm curious about what Vinny Dude looks like...I'm picturing a James Cagney -
Also, this Vinny dude. ....
“How about an easy pizza? I’ll even throw in a 2-liter Pepsi.” Eeeewww.LOL!! I'm imagining him more like The Situation from Jersey Shore. https://static2.srcdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/The-Situation-on-Jersey-Shore.jpg
Please, no.Can you give examples of such scenarios, please?
I'm not. I'm so not that I would encourage people not to do this. It's gross.There is absolutely no way bullying an abuse victim into silence could possibly be misconstrued as a good intention, but I'm interested to see how you'll try.
This to me is a major red flag. If the skating DIRECTOR is fraternizing with 13 y/o girls and encouraging them to ask for DPs from a grown man, well, why is he still there?!?!?! You'd think all of the parents would demand his removal. I would. Otherwise I'm out of there. How disgusting. He looks young too, so how did he get this position? Daddy? I'd steer clear from that rink as I think any responsible parent would too to protect their children.It explains why he wasn't fired.
There's an arrest warrant out for him in Florida, so if he ever shows his face there again, he might well get a considerably stronger one.In my opinion Cipres deserves a punishment at least equal to those of the male coaches, because he is the one that caused everything by sending that photo...
I wish he was dumb enough to show his face again in Florida. After all, he's capable of posting Insta videos of him driving 50 km/h over speed limit in his pricy Mercedes, or partying with a whole crowd of friends when gatherings are currently limited to 6 persons. He hasn't learnt anything and he obviously never will. He has a younger sister. When she was 13, what would have been his reaction if any man had sent her dickpix? He seems close to his sis (and mom) so I bet the sender would have had his phone shoved up his teeth, and no more teeth, in no time. Thinking he won't be punished is infuriating.There's an arrest warrant out for him in Florida, so if he ever shows his face there again, he might well get a considerably stronger one.
OR... remember the old TV show Mission: Impossible, in which a team - the IMF/Impossible Missions Force - would be sent across borders to grab & bring criminals to justice? Time for the IMF to spring to life?I wish he was dumb enough to show his face again in Florida.
I'm not sure about this, but I think that the arrest warrant makes Ciprès subject to extradition if he sets foot in any country other than France that has a treaty with the United States. As some may remember, Roman Polanski was very nearly extradited when he visited Switzerland.I wish he was dumb enough to show his face again in Florida.
All involved are still working at that rink? Appears the Vinny guy is the Director. Goes to show you the rink is still allowing these coaches to work in their rink despite the suspension and probation action.He's the skating director?!!!! I can only imagine how toxic the environment in that rink must be.
Unless I am reading things incorrectly or am confused about the details (both very possible), he was not the skating director at the time and so was promoted to the position after the fact.This to me is a major red flag. If the skating DIRECTOR is fraternizing with 13 y/o girls and encouraging them to ask for DPs from a grown man, well, why is he still there?!?!?!
It astonishes me that some on the internet have chosen to defend Levine on the basis that he was a victim of ‘cancel culture.’
Here’s what cancel culture is.
Cancel culture is that the voice on my shoulder saying “don’t write about James Levine” is saying things like “because you’ll never work at the BSO or the Met.” ... That voice is saying “don’t question his musical genius, because the leading critics in America have spent the last 30 years telling everyone he’s the greatest conductor since Bernstein, and critics have long memories.” That voice is saying “don’t call out the complicity of the rich and powerful, because in addition to sitting on boards of directors that facilitated his criminality and covered up his crimes, they sit on boards of trusts and foundations that you need to support your work.” That voice is saying “don’t speak ill of the dead, it’s wrong.” Well, if someone is ‘ill’ and you can’t speak of them when they’re alive, and you can’t speak of them when they’re dead, then I guess you can’t speak ill of them at all. That voice is talking to me and MANY others like me this week. The fear in our industry is real. People don’t want a ‘reputation’. They don’t want to burn bridges. But, like Granny under the axe [explained earlier in the piece], I’ve lived, I’ve got a job (for now), and so here I am. Having seen a few of my friends and colleagues with more to lose than me speak the truth on this topic today, I want to stand with them.