The disgraced Hollywood producer and mogul has been sentenced to 23 years in a New York state prison after being convicted on felony sex crimes.
The #Metoo movement has proven itself extremely effective as Weinstein is the latest in the string of sex offenders in powerful positions who have had their feet held to the fire and have been held accountable.
Two of Weinstiens accusers gave statements before the sentencing.
“He violated my trust and my body and my personal right to deny sexual advances,” said Miriam Haley
Haley testified that Weinstein forced her to give him oral sex in 2006.
Weinstein also gave a statement.
“I really feel remorse for this situation. I feel it deeply in my heart. I’m really trying, I’m really trying to be a better person.” he said.
Weinstein, 67-years-old will be spending the rest of his life in prison.
Do you agree with this sentencing? Who is next? Share in the comments below.
Activist Erica Garner has died due to complications from a heart attack she suffered last week. She was 27. Erica’s father Eric Garner was killed by A New York police officer in 2014 after they attempted to arrest him for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. His death was captured on video for the world to see and sparked the movement for better policing and shed light on the relationship that Black people have with officers in their communities. The officer choked Eric Garner out as Garner continuously mentions he can breathe.
Erica rose to the occasion and fought for her father and her people. She was unapologetic and fearless. She represented a constant voice for justice. I hope her death and her father’s death will not be in vain. Police brutality must continue to be attacked until it is eradicated.
Erica had been in a coma since last Saturday because of cardiac arrest. Her death was confirmed on her twitter account.
She passed away this morning. The reports are real. We didn't deserve her.
When you report this you remember she was human: mother, daughter, sister, aunt. Her heart was bigger than the world. It really really was. She cared when most people wouldn't have. She was good. She only pursued right, no matter what. No one gave her justice.
Look this video is NSFW, hell its not safe for most things. Anyway, looks like Troy Ave who is currently home from jail and who just got shot in the head a few days ago decided he wanted to step it up a few notches.
So…he filmed a porn and added his song to it.
I want to say I’m surprised but the lack of talent that permeates this industry is being covered up with stunts like this. Let’s see where this takes his career.
Troy Ave really shot a porno and put it as his music video.. This shit of weird.. 2017 gone be wild lmfao pic.twitter.com/trtOtQvhjs
Gail Rastorfer – Terrence Howard and Eddy “Precise” Lamarre – Photo by Chuck Hodes
Now here is the story. I just landed in Chicago after an epic trip to NY. I went to see Brandy in the Broadway production of Chicago and she was awesome. Anyway, I just landed in Chicago and I was invited to an event featuring a new artist by the name of Matt Legrande. He was doing a single release of song that featured Twista at the Vertigo lounge. I go and do my thing like taking pictures, posting to social media and networking. A few days later I get a call from a casting agency (I assume I handed my card to a casting agent) inviting me in to read for a role on Empire. For those of you who don’t know Empire is currently the hottest show on television now so imagine how excited I was. I immediately called my sister for some pointers for the audition; I was up for the role of Moses. Moses is locked up with Lucious and wants Lucious to give him a record deal. I went to the audition did the best I knew how to do and waited for a call back. I never got a call back.
Precise at Simon Casting
A few days later a friend of mine posts that Empire is looking for extras. Considering I didn’t get a call back I figure it couldn’t hurt to apply. I followed the instructions, shot an email to the casting agency and the next day they sent me an email saying I was accepted. POW!
So the day comes when I go do my extra work. I pack my black suit, white shirt shoes and tie in my K&G garment bag and head to set. Once I get there I immediately get nervous. This was my first time doing anything like this and I didn’t know what to expect. They round up all the extras put us through wardrobe where I get a tie then take us to where everything is being filmed.
My role as an extra was a Federal Marshall. We get propped up and taken over to the court room we walk to the back and Terrence Howard (Lucious) is there in an orange prison jumpsuit. It all gets so real in that moment. There are three Federal Marshalls. We are instructed to walk Lucious into the court room and stand him in front of the judge. His lawyers are there waiting on him. We walk him out and do as we instructed. The entire cast is there and Taraji is there looking just like Cookie…lol. Lee Daniels the creator of the show is there directing this specific episode. He looks at the scene then moves one of the Marshalls who is standing next to Luscious to the side and put me in his place with one of his lawyers on the other side of him. BOOM!!
Precise – Terrence Howard on Set
When we headed back to the extra gathering area, everyone was reminding me how I really lucked out to get that look. I knew I did, but I know how television goes and I had no expectation of even making the cut. We filmed the scene like 30 times. I was happy to have had the experience and ready to go home after a long day of filming.
Fast forward a month or so and I am a seasoned extra at this point. I’ve been called back twice and I’m looking forward to see if I have made the cut. I get an update to my Facebook page from one of my friends that says “Did I miss something?” So I go see what she is talking about and it’s a picture of me, Terrence Howard and Gail Rastorfer in a promotional picture for the upcoming season of Empire. I YELLED AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS!! WOOOOOOOO!!!!!! It was so surreal. A few days later I find out the same picture is in Entertainment Weekly (who got my name wrong by the way) and again in Rolling Stone and again in the New York Post and again in the NY Times and again on Spotify!!
Precise On Set of Empire
I want to taper my excitement and play it down a little because I didn’t have a speaking role and who knows how long I will even flash up on the screen, but I can’t. I feel so very fortunate and it feels like a sign for me to keep pushing forward and following my dreams. This is exactly what I intend to do. I want to thank God for this opportunity, I am so grateful. I would also like to thank the Academy in advance for my Oscar **wink**.
Hope you guys watch the season premier of Empire tonight and if you see me hit me up on twitter and instagram @Precise_chi or my Facebook fan page Precise.
Stay Focused Positive and Productive -Precise
I am very excited to present to you the official video for The Feeling produced by Rkitech ft Precise. This song is on the soon to be released Anti-Skinny Jeans Lp.
The Anti-Skinny Jean Lp is a Movement. It is NOT about clothing..its about a mindset. The culture of Hip Hop is at risk. My ask is that you share this video on social media. Like this video on YouTube and Comment! I know with a real effort we can reach at least One Million Views!! LET’S DO IT!!
2013 has been exciting year for me. Amazing projects are on the horizon. Lets go down the list.
1. Ladies Love Mixtapes Ep
This will be released the spring of 2013. This project was inspired by relationships. This seven track..(at the moment) Ep is a loose story about a relationship between a man and a woman. This is a project that focuses on the start of a relationship to the start of a relationship. My intention was to create a project that had some type of loose narrative that would cater to women’s sensibilities and be more inclusive with respect to rap music and Hip Hop as a culture.
The bulk of the production is done Tye Hill. Eddy Lamarre and Crankz from Poland also provide solid production.
The lead single “Take Our Time” produced by Tye Hill is a smooth laid back track that is an introduction to the project and sets the stage for the rest of the Ep. Feel Free to Listen/Buy the track below.
2. The Guild A Hate You Can Trust
I collaborated with some of Chicagos best talent to create a project called “The Guild. A Hate You Can Trust” This project is the brainchild of Marshall “Mars” Lindsey and Dj Kwest On and is inspired by the Cartoon Network Animated Series on Adult Swim called The Venture Brothers.
This project enlists the talents of Nicole Sampshon (singer), Sean Ace (producer/rapper) and Cya (rapper) who form Brown Audio, Jus cuZ (producer/rapper), and Vision 77 (producer) and yours truly Precise… Check the Promo Below
3. The Anti Skinny Jeans Lp
I am super excited about this project. The Anti Skinny Jeans Lp is the brainchild of rapper/producer Rkitech from Long Island Ny. He has produced for notable artists such as Mary J Blige, EPMD, Redman and a host of others.
This project features the likes of Keith Murray, Buckshot, Hakim from Channel Live, Prime Meridian and ME…Precise. The lead single called “Back to the Basics” Ft Rkitech and Hakim fro Channel Live provides some good insight as to what you should expect. Check the video below.
….keep your eyes open for the“The Feeling” video ft Rkitech and Precise …listen to the song below.
So…as you can see 2013 is pretty busy and there are still a few projects that I have not mentioned. Do me a favor….listen to the songs…peep the promos and LEAVE A COMMENT, LIKE and SHARE!!