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The Cadets and GH history of sexual abuse (news article)

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1 minute ago, JimF-LowBari said:

Only responding to ebos “then you remove the donors” comment. To me sounds like he/she is saying donors should be more important 

From what it sounds like, losing ebo would be more than made up by the others willing to help now that GH is gone.

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It’s been well known that YEA has been a dysfunctional-### organization for years. 

The Cadets as a corps has also been pretty dysfunctional as hell, thanks to Hop. 

Why people decided to work there is beyond me. It has been established as a hellhole, a place where the boss had zero regard for you, your life, and basically anyone else except himself and donors. Why did people keep coming? 

And that’s not to place any blame on the real victims/heroes here: the ones who were victimized by Hop and were brave enough to come out and say something about it. As well as the poor kids who will be marching with them this summer. 

I just don’t understand it.

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1 minute ago, ebo said:

Well that kinda proves that when she went to her before he took her seriously. Maybe she said it in passing or in a way that Sean didn't know the serious of her concerns.  If she also wasn't afraid to tell Sean and so called jeopardize her job as she has claimed. They why didn't she go to the police when she says he raped her?  This all has questions that need to be investigated.  Sean denies that she told him and based on the other actions he took and his great character I believe him.  

He took her seriously THAT time... and investigation will check on the other... 

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2 minutes ago, ebo said:

Well that kinda proves that when she went to her before he took her seriously. Maybe she said it in passing or in a way that Sean didn't know the serious of her concerns.  If she also wasn't afraid to tell Sean and so called jeopardize her job as she has claimed. They why didn't she go to the police when she says he raped her?  This all has questions that need to be investigated.  Sean denies that she told him and based on the other actions he took and his great character I believe him.  

If that's the case, then it will be proven in the investigation.  You can choose to believe him, however, the BoD no longer has that luxury to trust his reputation.  GH and the BoD ruined that for everyone involved.

if you want to rail against anyone, it should be them.  The current BoD will perform their due diligence.

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2 minutes ago, JimF-LowBari said:

He took her seriously THAT time... and investigation will check on the other... 

And his name will be cleared.  That I know! 

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Just now, GUARDLING said:

I believe so. I have been on both sides of that coin and it could sting for sure. Now (for me anyway )  depending what side I was sitting on, I encouraged someone to make their points and myself have fought for what I wanted BUT have had to cut things off for whatever reason or got cut off so things move forward.

My early days with DCA's Sunrisers, our main visual guy Gene Bennett did a really good job of filling the "that guy" role at various times. With that booming voice and authoritative presence, when he spoke up, everyone... staff and members... listened. My rookie season, it took me several months to get over being scared to death of him. LOL.

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4 minutes ago, ebo said:

Well that kinda proves that when she went to her before he took her seriously. Maybe she said it in passing or in a way that Sean didn't know the serious of her concerns.  If she also wasn't afraid to tell Sean and so called jeopardize her job as she has claimed. They why didn't she go to the police when she says he raped her?  This all has questions that need to be investigated.  Sean denies that she told him and based on the other actions he took and his great character I believe him.  

She didn't come forward for the reasons that have been enumerated ad nauseam.

Stop it.

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39 minutes ago, Kyle B said:

I don't see how they twisted anything to make you appear to support GH.  They just said in this current climate we have to take the victims at 100% of their word.

Because the poster said this:  ".....there are too many alleged victims with similar stories to discount the possibility that George is guilty of these acts. "  I have not seen that EBO has remotely defended George, just Sean. 

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9 minutes ago, Cappybara said:

It’s been well known that YEA has been a dysfunctional-### organization for years. 

The Cadets as a corps has also been pretty dysfunctional as hell, thanks to Hop. 

Why people decided to work there is beyond me. It has been established as a hellhole, a place where the boss had zero regard for you, your life, and basically anyone else except himself and donors. Why did people keep coming? 

And that’s not to place any blame on the real victims/heroes here: the ones who were victimized by Hop and were brave enough to come out and say something about it. As well as the poor kids who will be marching with them this summer. 

I just don’t understand it.

Reading those brutal Glassdoor reviews about YEA gave me a bit of a clue as to why various people went to work there.  The overriding theme I caught from them was... they really did believe in the mission of helping young people grow through participation in the performing arts.

An admirable goal.... but of course, believing in a mission and having to deal with a dysfunctional ####-show every day of the week are two different things. LOL.

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Just now, Fran Haring said:

Reading those brutal Glassdoor reviews about YEA gave me a bit of a clue as to why various people went to work there.  The overriding theme I caught from them was... they really did believe in the mission of helping young people grow through participation in the performing arts.

An admirable goal.... but of course, believing in a mission and having to deal with a dysfunctional shitshow every day of the week are two different things. LOL.

There are so many more avenues out there to accomplish the same goal that doesn’t have the online blackmark that YEA! did. 

A lot of the time I’ve heard employees to be initially charmed by Hop’s charisma, which I personally have never understood because he’s always come off as a creepy weirdo to me. 

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