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Oliver Stone Humiliated Melissa Gilbert During Audition, But That’s A Win For Hollywood

I just watched the documentary Too Funny To Fail about The Dana Carvey Show on Hulu. I highly recommend it.

On that show, they did a sketch where Oliver Stone, played by Stephen Colbert, would be talking about his new movie, a biopic on George Washington. And in the sketch, Washington was doing coke. The joke was that Oliver Stone just loved doing biopics on people, he loved doing coke, and he loved doing biopics about people who did coke.

I thought I’d lead with a funny anecdote about a good documentary because Oliver Stone is the latest person accused of sexual assault in Hollywood.

Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie, auditioned for Stone for the film The Doors. Hey look, an Oliver Stone biopic about a guy who did coke.

During the audition, Stone had Gilbert get on her hands and knees, and basically beg her co-star to fuck her. She claims that Stone said, “I’ve written this scene special for you.”

Gilbert goes on to say that she thought Stone had the intentions of embarrassing her, due to his dislike of Little House on the Prairie and actors involved in television.

Stone didn’t exactly deny the incident. Here is the statement he released following Gilbert’s comments:

“We auditioned dozens of actors for roles in The Doors and it was made clear from the outset that our film was going to be a raunchy, no-holds-barred rock ‘n’ roll movie. Anyone auditioning was told the scenes would be rehearsed and performed from a script, with my casting director, Risa Bramon Garcia, present throughout the process to ensure a safe environment for all actors who auditioned.”

Alright, of all the Hollywood sexual assault allegations that have come out in the last couple of weeks, this one is by far the most tame. No one was inappropriately touched. No one was stripped naked. And no one was raped. She just had to beg for sex during an audition. The “I wrote this scene for you” line shows it was intentional humiliation, which is bad, but let’s call this incident a “two” on the Weinstein scale of inappropriate.

And now let’s all watch Too Funny To Fail together.

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