Another day, and another devastating blow for the left and Alyssa Milano in particular. Milano led Hollywood into a boycott of the great state of Georgia over a new abortion bill.
Many Hollywood production houses have pulled out of Georgia or threatened to do so while others have taken a wait and see attitude as the law has not officially taken effect. They hope to see it changed or even tossed by the courts.
Well not Clint Eastwood. He overruled Alyssa Milano and her Hollywood friends and decided to film his new movie in Georgia no matter what.
CNS reported that despite Hollywood’s boycott of filming in Georgia launched by the liberals angry over the state’s new pro-life “Heartbeat” law, legendary director/actor Clint Eastwood will be making his latest movie, “The Battle of Richard Jewell,” in Atlanta this summer.
“Clint Eastwood will perform new film in Georgia despite abortion bill boycott,” tweeted NBC Charlotte on June 25. The movie is about Richard Jewell, a police officer and security guard who discovered a bomb at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Ga., and saved countless lives. Jewell was initially hailed as a hero and then was viewed as a suspect.
Mainstream media criticized Jewell relentlessly and essentially practiced “trial by media.” However, Jewell eventually was completely exonerated and the real bomber, Eric Rudolph, was captured. Jewell sued NBC, CNN, and the New York Post for libel and won large settlements. His lawyer, L. Lin Wood, is the same lawyer now representing the Covington Catholic kid Nicholas Sandmann in defamation lawsuits against CNN and the Washington Post.
The heartbeat bill in Georgia prohibits abortion once a baby’s heartbeat starts, usually six weeks into pregnancy. The bill allows exceptions in the cases of rape, incest, or if the mother’s life is at serious risk.
One of the lead Hollywood activists to protest the new law is Alyssa Milano, and she helped organize the boycott of the Peach State.
In a letter to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, Alyssa Milano — joined by more than 40 other actors and Hollywood activists — wrote, “As actors, our work often brings us to Georgia. We’ve always found your state to be populated with friendly and caring people. We’ve found the hotels in which we stay and restaurants in which we dine while filming there to be comfortable and of a high quality. We’ve been glad to bring billions of dollars in revenue to support Georgia’s schools, parks, and communities.”
“But we cannot in good conscience continue to recommend our industry remain in Georgia if H.B. 481 [heartbeat bill] becomes law…. [W]e will do everything in our power to move our industry to a safer state for women if H.B. 481 becomes law. You have a choice, gentlemen. We pray you make the right one.” She added.