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  1. 16 hours ago, BalanchineFan said:


    And Cuban Miami Boy is right. No one does clean single fouettés anymore, even though they go with the music.

    I think Veronika Part at ABT did clean single fouettes every time I got to see her. My favorite Odette/Odile. 

  2. 12 minutes ago, canbelto said:

    Maxwell outted herself with a statement and made a countercharge against Maxwell. These two ladies obviously don't like each other and as I said this is the millennial way of announcing they don't like each other.

    The day before Maxwell released her statement, Waterbury named her in a tweet accusing her of illegally recording their phone conversation and violating her privacy. Not sure if that affected Maxwell's decision to go public or not.

    For what it's worth, Maxwell's social media activity seems to be primarily about correcting people about their misconceptions regarding Amar sending photos of other women. Waterbury, on the other hand, has been on a war path, even referring to Maxwell as a "bitch."

  3. Just to address the claim that Maxwell believes only one photo of her was sent, here is the relevant part of the statement (emphasis mine):

    The only photograph that was shared by Amar was of me, his girlfriend of nearly five years. I knew about the photos of me when they were taken, and while sharing it privately with a close friend was a misstep in judgment, Amar immediately told me when he sent them to Chase and his sincerest regrets have led us to today, where we reside together and are building a loving and happy relationship. The incident was a personal matter between me and Amar, and I am okay with what happened.

    It seems like a grammatical error or editing mistake on the first sentence, but the rest of the paragraph clearly refers to photos in the plural form. Furthermore, her comments when responding to people on Instagram always refer to "photos" instead of "photo".

  4. 7 minutes ago, Leah said:

    I stand corrected then. Goes to show how sloppy of a lawyer Merson is if he just included that detail without checking it. How amended of a complaint was it?

    I consider it a substantial amendment. Ramasar, Catazaro and Longhitano were not among the defendants in the original complaint, although texts involving them were included. The most significant changes include more quotes of the different text conversations, and adding claims of negligence against those three men.

    You can read the complaint as well as the responses here:
    https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/DocumentList?docketId=rPLVUnskYCM89NLHno7z4g==&display=all&courtType=New York County Supreme Court&resultsPageNum=1

  5. 15 minutes ago, Leah said:

    So your logic is that showing Maxwell photos of herself is revenge porn, while sharing photos of Waterbury to multiple men without her consent constitutes no actual harm.


    I think OnPointe was talking specifically about what Ramasar did. As far as I know, he did not share photos of Waterbury to multiple men. My understanding was that he asked Finlay to send photos, and Finlay complied with the request.

  6. 47 minutes ago, Leah said:

    Edit: Just to be clear, civil cases for monetary relief are generally a lot easier to win than criminal cases, which require proof beyond a reasonable doubt. That is a very tough hill to climb, especially in sex-related cases where the issue usually comes down to a he said-she argument over consent. Civil actions will usually require a preponderance of the evidence. Thus criminal charges were likely not a viable option for Waterbury.


    According to Waterbury, the DA declined to prosecute.
    "The District Attorney of NYC looked into my case, conducting a criminal investigation and similarly to how the DA handled the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, they’re claiming there’s not enough to prosecute the case with. They couldn’t “find” the photos and conversations that were taken and sent after the “revenge porn” law was signed in, in 2018 (although there were laws criminalizing this conduct which were passed in 2014 by Cuomo.) "

    Waterbury's post below also includes some screenshots of Finlay's text exchanges. Content warning: the last image in the post contains some vile language, but those messages are not from Amar. One might get confused since the post is about Amar starting previews in West Side Story.


  7. 2 hours ago, Rock said:

    They also intimate that having a "star" dancer as director is preferable. Possibly for fund-raising but not for much else I wouldn't think. Not necessarily. If you make a worldwide list you'd find that more directors weren't "stars". It would seem, anyway, that the NYCB has their fundraising pretty much intact. I should think Jon Stafford's track record in the past year speaks for itself.  Quality of performances, programming, rep, premieres, promotions, hiring, and weathering what has to be one of the worst public relations nightmares ever visited on a ballet company. I think he's the right person for the job. 

    I wonder if being a “star” might be more important in the United States because ballet companies here don’t get the kind of public funding that a lot of major European companies have. 


    On on the basis of his leadership in the past year, I agree that Jon Stafford would be a great pick. My main concern would be over potential nepotism with his wife and sister still being in the company. 

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