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Wut? Like really,what the actual FUCK?


Huh. So here is an actual thing that happened: For several months now, 20th Century Fox has been using the infamous 2005 Donald Trump Access Hollywood "you can grab 'em by the pussy" tape as part of its sexual harassment training sessions. That is, the entertainment and media giant uses the tape as an example of what sexual harassment is and how not to do it, not to train people how to become better, more successful harassers. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, or the poop, or the scoop of poop, thanks to some employee who may still be working to pick their lower jaw up off the floor:

The seminars — a series of routine workshops at multiple divisions at Fox, the most recent one taking place Tuesday on the studio lot in Los Angeles — are led by a human resources executive with a focus on preventing harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. One attendee, who wishes to remain anonymous, tells The Hollywood Reporter that toward the end of the 1-hour seminar Tuesday, a photo appeared on the big-screen (seminars are presented inside a movie theater on the lot) featuring Trump, Billy Bush and actress Arianne Zucker from the 2005 Access Hollywood tape [...]

During a five-minute portion of the Fox presentation, "They went through the scenario of the tape, why it was harassment and why it's something you should report," says the employee. "There was an audible gasp in the room, like, 'Can you believe this is happening?' Trump was defended on Fox News after that tape came out.... Someone joked about getting fired for harassment and wondering if the defense could be, 'We were only told a behavior was bad once in a seminar,' but Fox News said it was 'just locker room talk' over and over again."

You have to admire the timing of this most recent seminar, coming just after a New York Times story on Bill O'Reilly's multiple settlements for harassy behavior was making news, and as advertisers were beginning to flee the top-rated program on Fox News. Coincidentally, another former Fox News employee also sued former CEO Roger Ailes Monday for sexual harassment. And then, of course, the Pussburglar in Chief said Fox's pussburglar had almost certainly done nothing wrong.

The Hollywood presentation wasn't especially enhanced by one of the presenters' attempts at injecting a little levity into the proceedings, which just goes to prove Hollywood elites don't have a sense of humor AT ALL:

According to the source, a human resources executive quipped during the presentation that the department handled all of Fox except Fox News, so the presentation could not include any information about Ailes or O'Reilly.

"It was a joke...but it did not play well in the room," the employee notes.

Haw, haw, can't you broads take a JOKE? (The presenter no doubt said as an example of inappropriate workplace communication.)

Perhaps the Fox folks should use this training video from Hasbro Studios (no it isn't) instead! (No they shouldn't, and also if you have little fans of My Little Pony around, keep in mind this is an NSFW parody that should not be viewed by children, or anyone):

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[Hollywood Reporter]

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