on the timothy hutton case.
did he have sex with a 14-year-old girl as alleged? i read the entire buzzfeed article and i think it's likely it took place.
was that illegal? probably not. the age of consent at the time was 14.
36 or 37 years later is she trying to shake him down? probably. is she trying to blame that event for a lot of other things that went wrong in her life? probably. is that justified? maybe. i can't see into her mind.
but she'd dated and married many men. i'm not sure why that one event would be the foremost in her mind compared to all the other experiences she has had in the past 36 years. except that he's a wealthy target for a legal settlement.
Sam Izen, Johnston’s boyfriend in the summer of 1983, told BuzzFeed News that she had confided in him early on that she’d had sex with Hutton.
“She didn’t use the word ‘rape,’” he said. “But I found it odd that a guy that was probably in his early twenties would have sex with a girl that age.”
Johnston had never really liked modeling, but threw herself into it, and began dating older guys.
One of them was Réal Andrews, whom she had first met back in Hutton’s entourage. They bumped into each other again on a photo shoot, and dated for a short while.
As she entered adulthood, Johnston briefly dated Vernard Goud, a model whom she met at a club in 1991. “When we started dating, she told me the whole story about what happened to her — the whole rape thing” with Timothy Hutton and his friend, Goud said. “I can’t even think about it. I get ticked off.”
She became an exotic dancer and entered into a series of toxic relationships, including two marriages that ended in divorce. “Every single thing that I really knew that I didn’t want to do — or that wasn’t fulfilling or good in any way — I decided to do. And everything that, you know, was wholesome or decent or whatever, I just dropped,” she said. “It almost completely rearranged me.”
Of the many things she dropped, perhaps the most significant was acting.
“That was my own punishment to myself for getting raped,” she said. “Especially because of who raped me.”
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 03 March 2020 - 03:09 AM.