Wednesday, July 28, 2004

News Update...Two of Hollywood's up-and-comers arrested in the Mid-South

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Two of Hollywood's up-and-comers were arrested in the Mid-South. Both men, in Memphis filming the movie "Hustle and Flow," face rape charges. One of the men arrested has acted in a lot of popular movies. Sheriff's deputies took the two suspects into custody Tuesday night. The alleged incident happened around five in the afternoon. None of this has stopped filming on the movie.

Workers and actors for the movie, Hustle and Flow, started shooting scenes on Brooks Road at the King of Clubs topless club. On Tuesday, the penal farm was the site for shooting. And it is here the allegations of rape came about, allegations that led to charges of aggravated rape against actor Anthony Anderson and assistant director Wayne Witherspoon. According to investigators, a 25-year-old extra in the film was lured by Witherspoon inside a movie production trailer at the penal farm. Steve Shular, Shelby Co. Sheriff's Dept. said, "Once she got in that trailer the other gentleman, Mr. Anderson was inside, and according to her allegations they both sexually assaulted here." The affidavit of complaint says the men removed her clothes, held her down and took pictures of her after assaulting her. A witness heard the woman's screams and unlocked the trailer. She then ran nude out of the trailer. The victim was taken to a sexual assault center.

Anthony Anderson has been in dozens and dozens of movies, like the very popular Barbershop. The movie Hustle and Flow is about a pimp from South Memphis who has dreams of becoming a rapper.

The two suspects are in the criminal justice center, each with 20-thousand dollars bonds. They could get out of jail Wednesday night. It is not clear what their status will be with the movie being shot here.

I'll keep you posted

7 comments:

TheBlackNewYorker said...

WoW! Why? is what I want to ask. I know they can get a woman willingly. Why do they have to assault some broke young woman for fun? Someones daughter, sister, or someones mother. I hope this is not true, if it is, they deserve what they get.

G. Cornelius Harris said...

I 2nd that...I'll keep you posted

Young Pip said...

I'll 3rd that... I shouldn't say this, but if they are guilty and do jail time, my feelings wouldn't be hurt if they were assaulted by their cellmates.

HeavenLei/Blumoonbabe said...

THIS IS BULLSHIT,ILLALDOH!(c) Martin Lawrence as Jo Jackson

What's even sicker than the notion of just one of these scumbags assaulting this woman, there were two. there are SO MANY FEMALES looking to give it up willingly, but instead, they take this route. How sad.

Jamille said...

Why do these black men keep getting themselves in trouble? And they're all dumb alike when they do their shit, did you say they took pictures? *coughR.Kellycough*

kalisah said...

I don't believe it. Not like "I'm in shock." Like, I think the girl's lying.

africanviolet said...

Rape is an act of violence, not sex for sex' sake. If these two me did that, what I want to know is:
"What makes men so angry that rape is the option they choose?" Not that any other violence is a better choice...

It's all so sad, especially if we find out that it's a revenge-allegation (which happens often...Kobe?), a-la a woman who finds it convenient to say RAPE, when it isn't...

Why can't we all just stay the hell away from each other if it comes to this???