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aurora

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    Fan, former dancer (non-professional--studied at Joffrey and SAB)
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  1. Many others see it differently. She did not, with one exception, name any other women. The people who brought the other women into it are the 3 men in question. It is their responsibility that any of this is happening, it is not Waterbury's to keep what they did to her and others quiet.
  2. The solution to that is not to give anyone the password. He did. There is still no reason for some of the insinuations.
  3. Lots of misogynists use that sort of language. See Lindsey Graham's "Slut Whore Drunk" comment . Not saying it isn't Longhitano, I have no idea (nor does anyone else here) just pointing out that this language is in no way specific to him.
  4. It has only been a year... How fast do you think redemption should happen? They get a few months vacation and boom! all is good again?
  5. The problem is not her, but the men who behaved disgustingly towards her and towards the women in the company (and the ABT dancers discussed as well). And just because other women haven't spoken up doesn't mean they don't have a problem with it. The hashtag #WhyIDidntReport is clear evidence of the many reasons women do not come forward.
  6. Also "there is nothing any school or company can do that will stop consenting adults, or minors, from having sex" is a ridiculous argument. Of course there isn't. And no law is going to stop all robberies, murders or rapes either (people are still going to do all those things!), but that doesn't mean we say OH WELL! and not have or enforce these laws.
  7. Um. what? It is not intrinsic. It is pervasive but your argument seems to be therefore that no change is needed or wanted.
  8. Destroyed overall, perhaps no. But it doesn't negate the fact he tried to, simply because she married someone who wasn't him. The fact she was able to find other, lesser, work, doesn't change the fact his behavior towards her was wrong.
  9. It is relevant to the hypothetical : "Many dancers at NYCB have been students at Columbia. If one of those dancers dated a Columbia professor who mistreated her in the same manner as Finlay allegedly mistreated Waterbury, that dancer would have a case against him, but she wouldn't have standing to sue Columbia, and try to bolster her claim by citing alleged defects in their policy on student-instructor relations." You didn't say have won a case. You said she would have no standing to sue Columbia. And considering there are similar cases (no not identical, but no two cases will ever be precisely the same) in the courts at this moment, it is incorrect to say she "wouldn't have standing to sue Columbia." Which were your exact words.
  10. Are you sure about that? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2018/04/27/former-george-washington-student-sues-school-alleging-botched-sexual-assault-case/?utm_term=.cc4d93b9ed8e https://www.nyunews.com/2018/08/26/news-ronell-reitman-sexual-assault-lawsuit/
  11. why would it be difficult? Why not fix it? Dating has gone on between company members and SAB students for ages it is true, one of my relatives dated a company member when they were 18 and at SAB and the company member was 28 in the 1990s. That doesn't mean it is a good idea.
  12. No one is disputing that. Including the text of the complaint.
  13. Or not every male dancer lacked all sense of morality as these 3 did. That doesn't mean others didn't get the sense they could get away with bad behavior--it just indicates they weren't inclined to treat women in such a disgusting way.
  14. Helene, I was responding to a very specific suggestion--that is, that ABT, or YAGP for that matter, might also be responsible for Longhitano. Given the circumstances I don't see how they would be. That said it would certainly behoove them them cut ties with him given what they know now, if they haven't already. I agree with what you wrote here 100%.
  15. NYCB and ABT are not responsible for the actions of their donors, generally speaking. That is preposterous. NYCB is potentially culpable because of Longhitano's interactions with the company members and employees. He was taking part in, and encouraging illicit acts. There is no sign he did the same with ABT/ABT dancers.
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