Father of Misty Upham, Hollywood actress who appeared in movies like August: Osage County and Django Unchained, Charles Upham talked about the alleged rape of his daughter and Hollywood’s persistent problem of sexual crimes.
Upham revealed how although they brought the Weinstein case into light as the representative of Hollywood’s disgusting activities, the problem is far deeper.
It’s not just particular to the film industry but several top American organizations and fields like Politics, Education, Federal, State and local governments have an involvement in this. The victims are women, mentally challenged, men, elderly, children and even animals.
Upham disclosed the unfortunate incident that his daughter had to face and how insensitively and horrendously Hollywood’s elite reacted to it.
She was raped by a Weinstein Executive in 2013 Golden Globe Awards where she was forced into the men’s room. While such a heinous crime was happening, other men simply cheered him on.
Despite Misty’s parents pleading her to press charges, she couldn’t bring herself to do so. She was worried about her career and also her safety as Weinstein is such a powerful figure. Despite having DNA evidence from the torn green dress she wore to the show, she couldn’t do anything about it.
Suddenly after a year of the alleged rape, the actress “disappeared” from her Auburn home on October 5. They found her body in a ravine near the White River, about 30 miles from Seattle on October 16.
The police stated that the cause of her death was by fall but her father ruled out suicide. He said that despite having suicidal thoughts, Misty never followed through with any of them as she considered it to be a sin.
The family also alleged that Misty probably fell to her death. After being chased by the police as the Auburn Police Department had not taken her complaints seriously. There had been several instances where the police officers taunted and ridiculed her.
Apparently, Weinstein also employed agents to silence his victims and media so that they won’t expose his crimes. It might be probable that he used these connections to silence Misty as well.
The official report, till date, still states that the manner of her death remains undetermined.