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Tasmanian comedienne Hannah Gadsby has called out "good men" during her acceptance speech at the The Hollywood Reporter’s 2018 Women in Entertainment Gala.

She voiced her opposition to the way in which certain men discuss their 'bad' male counterparts, and essentially still have the power over women.

"All men believe they are good", she stated, explaining the unbalanced narrative surrounding misogynistic behaviour.

She elaborated on the issue of good men speaking on behalf of all women, therefore having the power to draw boundaries;

“I want to speak about the very big problem I have with the good men, especially the good men who take it upon themselves to talk about the bad men,” she said.

“I find good men talking about bad men incredibly irritating, and this is something the good men are doing a lot of at the moment.”

A line which especially caught the media's attention was regarding the "Jimmy's and the David's and the other Jimmy's" of the world.

Her references to infamous talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, are in relation to their previous comments surrounding the #MeToo era.

Gadsby believes the duo can only regard bad men in two ways: either as extreme perpetrators of sexual violence such as Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby, or as friends who have taken a misstep but are well-meaning, such as Aziz Ansari.

“We need to talk about how men will draw a different line for a different occasion,” she said.

“They have a line for the locker room; a line for when their wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters are watching; another line for when they’re drunk and fratting; another line for nondisclosure; a line for friends; and a line for foes.

“You know why we need to talk about this line between good men and bad men? Because it’s only good men who get to draw that line.

“And guess what? All men believe they are good.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The comedienne's candour has been applauded by numerous people, who appreciate her honesty in the face of such a difficult audience.

Her Netflix stand-up show Nanette was released earlier in the year to widespread critical acclaim, and faced tough issues such as rape, sexual assault and homophobia.

We have SO much respect for this badass lady, what a woman.

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It looks like Bill Crosby will do anything to not go to jail.

Last month, the comedian was officially charged with assault, but now it seems he wants to turn the table around on the charges against him.

Yesterday, The Crosby Show star's attorney filed a motion to have all the charges totally dismissed.

According to his lawyer, the charges against Bill "violate an express agreement" where Mr Crosby "would never be prosecuted with respect to the allegations of sexual assault made by complainant Andrea Constand."

It is claimed that back in 2006, Bill and Andrea signed a civil settlement after she initially sued him, meaning the authorities can't prosecute him now. 

He is currently out on $1m (€930,000) bail, but it seems like this case will continue to go on for a while.

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With allegations circling around for years now, the truth has finally come out.

Bill Crosby was officially charged today for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago. 

In what will probably be the most high-profile case of the century, the comedian could be sent to prison for the rest of his years.

He is accused of lacing former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand's, wine with pills and then taking advantage of her while she was unable to comprehend what was happening. 

She was "frozen, paralysed, unable to move," Montgomery County District Attorney-elect Kevin Steele said within the charges. 

It is still unclear what pills he used on Andrea, but but Kevin noted that Cosby has admitted giving Quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with.

He was arrested this afternoon on a charge of aggravated indecent assault, which means he may have to serve between five to 10 years behind bars and a $25,000 (€23,000) fine.

We're glad justice has finally been served for Andrea.

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