The legacy of Hollywood's many enigmatic stars is in ~ stake.(Mario Anzuoni: Reuters)
I contacted longtime girlfriend of Maren, Philip M. Potempa, a diarist because that The Chicago Tribune Media Co. Maren appears to want to refute these new allegations too, at least through those the has operated with on publications (including his autobiography, Short and Sweet). The told me:
"I spoke through a girlfriend of mine who has written a few book on the munchkins. Indigenous what he recommend me, there's no merit to any kind of of these allegations and it's an effort at additional promotion for the book."
For what it's worth, Maren appeared to respect Garland, formerly saying she to be "wonderful" to work-related with: "We intended her to be a snobby movie star. She was an ext excited at meeting united state than we were at conference her."
He also said: "I'd never ever met any small people. I was the only small person in my family. Do the film to be the best fun I ever before had in mine life."
We've reached top #MeToo once no male symbol is exempt from being held to account, no issue whether hulking choose Harvey Weinstein or tiny favor Maren.
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Assault is assault, no matter whether it's 1939 or 2018. Yet the rule of same hasn't changed in that time either. Maren is innocent until proven guilty.
There's a chance he's been thrown under the bus through a book publisher flogging a publication by a dead male talking about his ex-wife.
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What I've found is this. In an effort to take it the allegations seriously, research study them robustly and also get a credible an answer on the record so the legacy of few of Hollywood's most enigmatic stars isn't forever tarnished without a same response, just one thing emerged clearly.