Russo is joined on today’s show by former ECW, WCW and WWE Superstar, Big Vito.
Russo speaks about the ongoing scandal in Hollywood, with multiple stars coming out and speaking about sexual abuse that they’ve suffered at the hands of powerful people within the film industry. He says that he might get some heat for this, but he feels that nobody should allow themselves to be a victim. People need to stand up for themselves and take care of the issues when they first occur.
It doesn’t make much sense to him that a lot of these people are coming out with their stories years after the alleged activities occurred. Most of these people claimed they were too afraid of being black-balled in the industry if they came out years ago, but Russo doesn’t think that’s an excuse. Any person who’s being sexually assaulted needs to put their safety ahead of their careers and needs to come forward immediately.
Vito says that this type of thing is happening in every industry, but he agrees with Russo in the sense that the victims need to come out with their stories as soon as the issues occur. If someone in a powerful position is trying to bribe you, you either take it and deal with the consequences or you come forward with it right away. Waiting until years later to tell your story seems like you’re simply looking for lawsuit money.