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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:15 PM
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Hollywood Walk of Shame
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 12:03 AM by Generic Other
Fatty Arbuckleraped a starlet at a party
on edit: retracting Fatty.

Roman Polanskidrugged and seduced a teenager

Michael Jacksonalleged child molester

Robert Blakealleged to have murdered his wife

Zsa Zsa Gaborassaulted a police officer

O.J. Simpsonacquitted of murdering his wife, but found guilty
in civil court.

Arnold Schwarzeneggeralleged Level Three (most likely to re-offend)
serial sexual predator.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:18 PM
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1. Actually Fatty Arbuckle was set up
so I would take him off the list.
and Im sure there's a LOT more not listed that would far outweigh the rest, cept for Arnold , who is a PIG.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:22 PM
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2. Fatty was "set up"? Any reference material available?
Edited on Mon Oct-06-03 11:22 PM by oasis
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:28 PM
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3. Try this
http://www.ralphmag.org/fatty.html

Maybe not the greatest, but a start.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:32 AM
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6. thanks
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Ivory_Tower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:34 PM
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5. A short summary
He wasn't "set up", but he was probably not guilty, in fact a jury ultimately found him not guilty -- the press' speculation led to his indictment.

From a short biography site:

http://www.2020site.org/fattyarbuckle/bio.html

During the first eight months of 1921 Roscoe made nine feature films for Paramount. By September he was in desperate need of a break. On Labor Day Weekend he decided to take a break in San Francisco along with a couple of friends. They arrived at the St. Francis Hotel and immediately ordered whiskey and a victrola delivered to their room. For the next two days a period of drinking, partying and alleged debauchery followed. Sometime during this period the party was joined by a dress model named Bambina Maude Delmont, an agent named Al Semnacher and a young actress by the name of Virginia Rappe. Rappe began to complain about abdominal pains, and went to the bathroom attached to Arbuckle's sweet (sic) to vomit. From here, the details become very unclear. One possibility is that Arbuckle found her in his bathroom, brought her to his bed and applied ice to her abdomen. She didn't go to the hospital for three more days and died that Friday, at the hospital, of a ruptured bladder.

On September 10 Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle was charged with murder. Immediately the press was all over the story and sensationalized that Arbuckle had caused the rupture by crushing Rappe while on top of her. Even more lurid accounts suggested that Fatty Arbuckle had violated her Virginia (sic) using a champagne bottle. Two days later voluntary and state mandated bans were imposed on Arbuckles movies. On September 13, a Grand Jury returned an indictment of manslaughter against Arbuckle.

On November 18 the court case of the century began. Three weeks later the Judge dismissed the jury after they were unable to come to a decision. A new trial was set for January, 1922. Again the jury failed to reach agreement and a mistrial was once again entered into the records. The third trial began in March, 1922. This time after just six minutes of deliberation the jury reached agreement. Roscoe Arbuckle was found not guilty of manslaughter.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:40 AM
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7. Thanks, I'm taking Fatty out of my doghouse.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:33 PM
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4. Yes, please remove Fatty...
It was later figured that the starlet, Virginia Rappe, died of peritonitis from a botched abortion:

http://history1900s.about.com/library/weekly/aa021800a....

My brother is working on a film dealing with this, and Fatty should not be on this list. Thanks a million.

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