Ken Friedman, owner of the critically beloved Spotted Pig restaurant in New York City, is now facing a series of sexual harassment allegations. In a large-scale expose published in The New York Times, reporters reveal a series of hideous allegations being made against the noted restaurateur. One particularly horrific story involves a “rape room” inside one of his eateries.
Alongside specific accusations with detailed descriptions of incidences of forced kissing and non-consensual groping, former employees of the Spotted Pig restaurant discussed an extreme culture of sexually inappropriate behavior that was pervasive at the location.
“There is a grab-ass, superfun late-night culture — I love that part of the industry. But there is a difference between fun and sexualized camaraderie and predation. When you are made to feel unsafe or dirty or embarrassed, that is a different thing,” said the former wine director of the Spotted Pig, Carla Rza Betts.
Sexually inappropriate behavior was so
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The Catelan police have confirmed a massive van crash that occured in the popular tourist area of Las Ramblas, Barcelona.
Few details have emerged from the situation, Associated Press reports police are treating the accident as a terror attack.
Both police and the AP have confirmed multiple fatalities in the crash.
Spanish emergency services are advising citizens to be in touch with family members who may have been in the area. The US Consulate has similarly advised tourists abroad to be in touch with family.
An already disturbing premise is made much more disturbing when you find out it’s based on true events. These seven popular books weren’t just made up; they have roots in some very real crimes.
1. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson’s 2005 novel, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” was inspired by the real-life case of Catrine da Costa. She was a 28-year-old prostitute and heroin addict who was murdered in Stockholm. Her body parts were found scattered in the Swedish city during in the summer of 1984.
Many believe that she was killed by two doctors, one of which was a forensic pathologist.
2. A Clockwork Orange
The 1962 book and the 1971 movie based on it are unquestionably unsettling. Author Anthony Burgess’s dystopian England and the violent teens that run it
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