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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:28 AM

Drafthouse CEO Says He'll Give Blogger Devin Faraci a "Second Chance" After Sex-Assault Claims

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Film blogger Devin Faraci, who stepped down last October as top editor of film site Birth.Movies.Death amid allegations of sexual assault, is once again working for the site's owner Austin, Texas-based movie theater chain and distribution company Alamo Drafthouse.

In a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter and posted to his Facebook page, Drafthouse CEO Tim League says that Faraci has "entered recovery" and has been sober since the allegations were made.

"Seeing the work that Devin has been doing to acknowledge his faults, to address his addiction, and to better himself, I thought it was important to contribute to his recovery process by helping him with some means to earn a living," League says. "Once it became clear that his efforts were sincere, I offered Devin copywriting work at Alamo Drafthouse and have recently expanded that to include writing blurbs for our Fantastic Fest festival guide."

The controversy began when a woman on Twitter asked Faraci if he recalled groping her on a dance floor in New York City in 2003. Faraci, now 43, released a statement in response, saying that resigning from the influential position at the film site was the "only honorable course of action" and that he intended on devoting the "coming weeks and months to work on becoming a better person."


Read more: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/drafthouse-ceo-says-hell-give-blogger-devin-faraci-a-second-chance-sex-assault-claims-1038195



Austin hipsters have deified the Drafthouse over the years for their supposed forward-thinking approach to business.
Wonder what this decision and the shady way it was handled does for the brand?

The initial story:
http://variety.com/2016/film/news/devin-faraci-birth-movies-death-sexual-assault-1201885262/

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Reply Drafthouse CEO Says He'll Give Blogger Devin Faraci a "Second Chance" After Sex-Assault Claims (Original post)
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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 07:58 AM

1. I don't get the "shady" part of it that you allude to

Thew guy resigned and got treatment for a drinking problem. His former employer allowed him to do some low profile work now that he's in recovery. Tim's explanation seems like the opposite of "shady".

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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:11 PM

2. Except there was no break in his employment

as many have people have pointed out.

And Faraci's drinking isn't the issue. His committing serial sex assaults is.

Also, it gets worse. Second accuser's words:


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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 06:18 PM

3. I think it's high time League throw some business to FEMALE bloggers n/t

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