A strip club employee has been found guilty of assault after she threw a glass at Neighbours star Scott McGregor during an angry altercation earlier this year. Danielle Ivy Lee told the court how she had been left upset after Scott called her a series of degrading names.
She has been sentenced to an 18 month good behaviour bond and ordered to pay Scotts medical costs. Scott, best known for playing Detective Mark Brennan for six years in soap, denied verbally attacking Danielle in the Gold Coast club. He sistained a small cut which required three stitches after she threw the glass at him.
Addressing the court, Danielle explained at the trial: He said: “F*** off you dirty s**t. You are a piece of s**t. I would never take someone as dirty as you”. He said: “I am better than that. I am better than you. F*** off”.
According to a report in The Courier Mail, the 25-year-old exotic danger said she felt degraded and insisted that she had only intended to throw the contents of the glass. She told the court: I was so furious that someone had abused me like that. I was so upset, hurt and angry, but I never meant to hurt anyone.
It was like the last straw for me. He just kept abusing me. It was not just once, it was not just twice, it was a few times. Theres no need for it. Im not the type of person that would ever intentionally wanRead More – Source
‘Antebellum’ has a ‘Get Out’ vibe, but doesn’t live up to its twist
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definite..
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definitely shouldn’t be spoiled even a little. Once that revelation is absorbed, however, the movie becomes less distinctive and inspired, reflecting an attempt to tap into the zeitgeist that made “Get Out” a breakthrough, without the same ability to pay off the premise.
Originally destined for a theatrical run, the movie hits digital platforms trumpeting a “Get Out” pedigree in its marketing campaign, since there’s an overlap among the producing teams.
More directly, the film marks the directing debut of Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz, who have championed social-justice issues through their advertising work. The opening script features a quote from author William Faulkner, whose intent will eventually become clearer: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
If that sounds like a timely means of drawing a line from the horrors of slavery to the racism of today, you’ve come to the right place.
The story begins on a plantation, where the brutal overseers carry out grisly punishments against those tilling the fields. A few have just tried to escape, led by Veronica (Janelle Monae), and they pay a heavy price for their resistance, which does nothing to curb her defiance.
Also written by Bush + Renz, the script take too long before revealing what makes “Antebellum” different, but the middle portion — a “The Twilight Zone”-like phase when it’s hard to be sure exactly what’s going on — is actually the film’s strongest. (Even the trailer arguably gives away too much, so the less one knows, the better.)
The final stretch, by contrast, veers into more familiar thriller territory, and feels especially rushed toward the end, leaving behind a host of nagging, unanswered questions. That provides food for thought, but it’s also what separates the movie from something like “Get Out,” which deftly fleshed out its horror underpinnings.
Although the filmmakers (in a taped message) expressed disappointment that the movie wasn’t making its debut in theaters, in a strange way, the on-demand format somewhat works in its favor. In the press notes, Bush says the goal was “to force the audience to look at the real-life horror of racism through the lens of film horror. We’re landing in the middle of the very conversations that we hoped ‘Antebellum’ would spur.”
“Antebellum” should add to that discussion, so mission accomplished on that level. Monae is also quite good in her first leading film role (she did previously star in the series “Homecoming’s” second season), but otherwise, most of the characters remain underdeveloped.