A little after Christmas, the second in charge of a smaller size production company was admitted to the hospital for a night after being rushed to an emergency room.
He was violently throwing up and unable to stop.
He said he had been cramping and sweating and felt like he was going to die.
For 24 hours he was given fluids and watched and was released. Two days later, the head of the same company was treated at the same emergency room for almost the same symptoms.
His were worse and it required almost two full days in the hospital before he was released.
Sounds like the flu or some other kind of bug and it probably would have gone unnoticed except for one tiny issue.
Those two men were not alone.
Over the past few months there have been a handful of other producers and directors who have suffered the same symptoms to varying degrees.
Most required hospitalization.
Because the first two knew each other, they quickly figured out what sent them to the hospital.
A month later they heard a story which turned out to be true about another guy with the same symptoms and asked him if he had met with anyone recently.
They gave the name.
The name kind of spread around a bit and others came forward.
One of those people gave me the name and I went asking her.
Are we good friends?
Are we friends?
Can we get along?
It took many days of me asking her about it before she would talk.
When she finally did, she talked a lot.
Apparently a few years ago she had a roommate.
That roommate bailed on Hollywood and the two have not really kept in touch.
Then, a little before Christmas the old roommate was in town and the pair got together for dinner.
It turns out the roommate left town because she was raped by the two guys from that production studio.
They would probably categorize it as consensual casting couch type sex, but it was rape.
Our actress, when she found out, was livid.
She knew the two guys and they had tried to force her to have sex a few years earlier.
Two of them in an office and just her.
She decided to make them pay.
She got some kind of medicine for dogs and at a holiday party for an agency where they were all in attendance she got the first guy with the drops.
Two nights later at another holiday party, she got the head of the production company.
Apparently she didn’t ever hear they went to the hospital.
She knew about another guy because he called her asking if she had become sick after they shared a meal together.
No one else called her or told her anything.
Until about the end of March when she ran out of the drops, she had been getting her revenge on guys that abused her or casting couched her or tried to rape her or assault her.
Our actress, who is B list on a very generous day was probably B+ list when her now expired franchise was still running.
She said if she had more of the stuff that she has a dozen other names of guys she has personally grudges with and that if she asked around there would probably be hundreds, if not thousands that her friends know.
You would think that with a group of these guys knowing what they know about her she would be blackballed or not getting any work.
It is the opposite.
First, they don’t want anyone to know what they did which would come up if they said what she did to them.
Second, they are scared of her, and they think if she gets some roles that maybe she will stop what she has been doing.
She said other than the guys she did it to, no one else knows.
She told none of her friends.
She didn’t tell her long time boyfriend.
Until I came a long she was convinced that the only guy who got sick was the guy who had called her the day after a dinner.