Here is the letter I sent Rena to her P.O.Box. I did not have her address of phone number.
I was responding to her letter to me written on Christmas Day.
Here is my letter from Homeland Security that was sent a couple of years before I found Rena. If the President announces he is coming to Oregon, I am going to call my Sheriff, Byron M. Trapp and see if I can get a restraining order against that Mad Man who is a danger to all life on planet earth. Compare Trump’s insane words to my words. This exchange of letters between a artist and his muse is the beginning of the ‘Me Too’ movement. They are saying Hollywood will never be the same. I contend a male artist’s relationship with his muse, will never be the same. Trump’s defenders are going out of their way to defend Their Man. For four years I have donated to the sheriff’s office.
Above is a photo of me reading the hideous words written about my late sister, the world famous artist, Rosamond, who met Rena minutes after I did, and, was inspired to take up art several years later when she saw my painting of Rena. I had hoped our muse would tell OUR story. There is talk about subjecting Trump to an official sanity hearing.
Byron M. Trapp
Lane County Sheriff
Evangelical Christian Jerry Falwell Jr said Trump could be more polished and politically correct but is not racist. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who last week criticized the white nationalists’ “evil, sinful, disgusting behavior,” said unequivocally on Sunday that the faith community stood by Trump.
The responses reflect a balancing act by conservative Christians as they try to square the images that emerged from the Virginia city of Charlottesville last weekend – torch-carrying white supremacists and neo-Nazis toting swastika flags – with support for a president that failed to condemn them roundly and immediately.
Trump alienated fellow Republicans, corporate leaders and U.S. allies with his comments about the violence that broke out at a white nationalist protest against the removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville. He said “many sides” were to blame and that there were “very fine people” on both sides.
Trump also decried the removal of Civil War monuments to the Confederacy that several cities have deemed offensive for their connection to slavery.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday defended staffers in the Trump administration as loyal and patriotic after an explosive book claimed White House aides are worried about President Trump’s mental stability.
“I know those people in the White House,” Haley said on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
“These people love their country and respect our president. I’ve never seen or heard the type of toxic language that they are talking about…No one questions the stability of the president,” she continued.
Her remarks come after Michael Wolff, the author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” claimed that “100 percent of the people around” President Trump question “his intelligence and fitness for office,” including “senior advisers, family members, every single one of them.”
A few weeks later, on Oct. 5, the New York Times published a report detailing decades’ worth of sexual misconduct allegations against prolific film and TV producer Harvey Weinstein. Ashley Judd, who has previously talked about experiencing sexual harassment at the hands of a Hollywood power player but hadn’t named names, was one of the women quoted. Rose McGowanwho in 2016 wrote on social media that it was an “open secret” she’d been raped by a studio head, after which she was discouraged from coming forward by an attorney because she had done a sex scene in a movie—was mentioned in the article as the recipient of one of at least eight financial settlements Weinstein paid out in exchange for silence. On Oct. 13 she identified Weinstein as her alleged attacker. (Weinstein has apologized for conduct over the years that he knew had hurt people but has denied any and all allegations of unconsensual sex.)The NY Times story came out on a Thursday. By that Sunday Weinstein had been fired from the Weinstein Company. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the New Yorker published a story by Ronan Farrowthat included accusations of sexual assault from three women, including Asia Argento. Mira Sorvino told Farrow she felt that rejecting Weinstein’s aggressive advances stalled her career after she won an Oscar for the Miramax-distributed Mighty Aphrodite.
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Also on Oct. 10, the Times followed up with another report with allegations of misconduct against Weinstein from Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolieand Rosanna Arquette. By the end of the day, Weinstein’s wife, Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman, had stated that she was leaving him.
Denouncements poured forth from every corner of the Hollywood universe, with feelings ranging from disgust to anger and everything in between from the likes of Meryl Streep, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Kate Winslet, Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow, Jennifer Lawrence, Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and countless others.There was also very little disbelief.It was difficult to throw a stone without hitting someone who had appeared in a film The Weinstein Co. or Miramax had either produced or distributed, or who had at least talked business at some point with Harvey. For those who hadn’t worked or associated with him, they had heard about him.It soon became apparent that Harvey Weinstein’s behavior was Hollywood’s worst-kept secret, with what seemed like almost every major star having heard, at the very least, rumblings of something—but not anything concrete, not “enough” so that anything could’ve really been done. And if they truly didn’t know about Weinstein specifically, they were still all too familiar with the concepts of harassment, belittlement, inequality and sexual violence.
Judd, being honored at the 2017 Women’s Media Awards in October, told E! News that, to all the women who had thanked her for coming forward with her story, “I’d like to say, you know, ‘This is for you. This really is for you.’ We are definitely at a tipping point and this will be the end of it if we decide that’s what we want.”On Oct. 15, Alyssa Milano—who works with Chapman on Project Runway All Stars —revived the #MeToo hashtag (originally started in 2010 by Tarana Burke) and within hours over a million people had used it. McGowan,Debra Messing,Anna Paquin,Sophia Bush,Lady Gagaand Rosario Dawson were among the celebrities who used the tag, but it proliferated all over Twitter, Instagram and Facebook on millions of accounts from all over the country