Beastie Boy Sides With Women Accusing His Playwright Father

The father of one of the Beastie Boys is the latest to be caught up in a sexual misconduct scandal, and the Beastie says he stands with the accusers. Nine women have lobbed allegations of sexual abuse and "violations of trust" against playwright Israel Horovitz, and the New York Times offers details on cases reaching back to the mid-'80s, with at least two accusers saying they were just 16 when Horovitz abused them. The accusations include inappropriate groping, fondling, forced kissing, and even rape at Horovitz's home. He was like an "honorary grandfather" and mentor, one accuser tells the Times ,... Read the full story on

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