We want to stress, not only was his behaviour inappropriate, it’s criminal. Just for the record!
Back in May, we reported that horror producer Adam Donaghey (Donaghey) had been arrested after he was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl several years ago.
Yesterday, The Daily Beast published a detailed article on Donaghey and how a “right-wing movie studio” enabled his behaviour.
Written by Marlow Stern, The Daily Beast’s Senior Entertainment Editor, the article looks into further allegations and claims first brought to light in a Reddit thread regarding Donaghey’s initial arrest.
The biggest thing we took away from Stern’s article is that Donaghey appears to have displayed a pattern of inappropriate and sexual behaviour that many who have worked with him claim.
Most damming, a recording (listen below) by Cristen Leah Haynes (Haynes) who worked with Donaghey on the set of Occupy Texas in 2014.
Donaghey: “Come on, just for a second…Its not a big deal!
Haynes: “I feel like…it almost wouldn’t be that bad if you weren’t trying to trade for it.”
Donaghey: “I’m not trying to trade for it. I just want to see your underwear. That’s all!”
Haynes: “Yeah I’m not getting anything out of that. I wouldn’t want to do that.”
Donaghey: “You just said… hold on a sec! You just said something like, it wouldn’t be a big deal if you weren’t trying to trade, and then you’re saying, well, I’m not getting anything out of that.”
Haynes: “Well yeah, because it’s not what i want to do. Why would i do it if it’s not something I want to do?”
Donaghey: “What do you want to do? What do you want to get out of it”
Haynes: “Nothing! I don’t want to do it! It’s like saying, I’m going to shoot you in the foot. Well, what do I get out of it? Exactly, you don’t get anything out of it, but I get to shoot you in the foot.”
Donaghey: “Well, there’s plenty that you could get out of me.”
Haynes: “Oh, like what?”
Donaghey: “I’ll make you cum.”
Donaghey: “Even with just my fingers.”
Donaghey: “With no reciprocation.”
Haynes: “That’s awful.”
The recording (brief transcript can be read below recording above) details unwanted sexual advances (insinuating a trade for future work), it was shared within the local film community and even on film sets Donaghey worked on.
In case you’re unaware, Donaghey was a frequent collaborator with Cinestate as well as being heavily involved with the Dallas film community.
Stay tuned to Horror Movie Zone as we continue to keep you up-to-date on how the story develops. Hopefully, it ends with a jail sentence.