Indie movie producer Adam Donaghey made headlines final month after a girl accused the filmmaker of sexually assaulting her when she was 16. Now, after the producer of A Ghost Story was arrested, charged and launched from custody on $25,000 bail, a current report from The Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern reveals not solely that Donaghey had a previous historical past of sexual assault, but additionally that his habits was an open secret inside the indie movie neighborhood.
“The first time I was ever on set I was warned about Adam Donaghey,” a feminine filmmaker, one of Stern’s many interview topics, advised The Daily Beast. “I was told he was the Harvey Weinstein of Dallas.”
One topic, Cristen Leah Haynes, revealed she was sexually harassed by Donaghey in 2014 throughout manufacturing of the movie Occupy Texas.
“We start driving over there and we get there before everybody else. And the whole way there, he’s coming on to me, and it was very blunt. Show me your underwear — not even a question in the beginning, just a statement, like he thought it was OK to say,” mentioned Haynes. “I said, ‘I hope you’re joking, but no, that’s OK, thanks.’ But he kept going, so that’s when I pulled my phone out and decided that I should document what was happening in case I got fired after that, or in case he started doing something physically.”
According to the Daily Beast report, an audio recording of the encounter had been making the rounds inside the Dallas indie movie neighborhood for years with out anybody taking motion towards Donaghey. Haynes added that the producer really reached out to her with an tried apology in 2016 after the audio started circulating, asking her how he might “make this go away.”
“I responded, saying there really wasn’t much he could do at this point,” she advised The Daily Beast. “I just wanted to create an awareness, hoping that the people that do hire him would stop and that he would kind of slowly make his way out of the industry.”
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