Norman Hardy Accused of Sexual Misconduct

I was speaking with a couple of industry people and people who considered NH a friend/colleague this morning. General consensus is that there's a high probability it's true and there is no way he keeps the winery.  Most of his wine is sold to restaurants across Canada as he's spent considerable time developing a following among those circles. 

He's done......as he should be. 

theglobeandmail:

On one occasion in October, 2016, she said she accidentally spilled some wine, and apologized to the winemaker. He responded, she said, by saying, “I’ll forgive you if you let me grab your boobs.” Then, she said, he reached out and grabbed one of her breasts.

I laugh, absolutely! I will have you know, Mr Hardy [sic] hardly stands a chance at feeling my Double D's, positively, as I would knee his big fat belly and duck to avoid his breath as the wind is knocked from him, defensively! He knows this to be true, as I am truly more influential in the industry. His behaviour is abhorrent! 

A serious crime, justified punishment!

Absolutely!

Cheers!
~W&FE~

theoldman posted:
robsutherland posted:

WF&E, I know it's a shtick but don't make fun of sexual misconduct.  It just isn't funny. 

Indeed, pathetic.

The whole schtick is pathetic.  Lost its fun factor after the first week.  W&FE, I'm pretty sure you're someone who posts here already, but... just give it up.  The persona is non grata.

PH

Here's what I don't understand.

Guys like Hardie, Battali, Weinstein, Strauss-Kahn, these guys are studs! Buff manly men.

Surely with their good looks they could have found willing women, rather than get all creepy.

And if not their looks, they had the money to make someone find them attractive.

Guys will always be attracted to girls and vice versa, but there's a creepiness factor to these stories - surely these guys knew that clumsy groping just made them seem gross and disgusting. They were all supposed to be smart.

gregt posted:

Here's what I don't understand.

Guys like Hardie, Battali, Weinstein, Strauss-Kahn, these guys are studs! Buff manly men.

Surely with their good looks they could have found willing women, rather than get all creepy.

And if not their looks, they had the money to make someone find them attractive.

Guys will always be attracted to girls and vice versa, but there's a creepiness factor to these stories - surely these guys knew that clumsy groping just made them seem gross and disgusting. They were all supposed to be smart.

Smart seems to go out the window when hormones take over.

It was a joke. Those guys are about the last guys any woman would be checking out, much less welcoming their greasy hands.

And surely they knew that. Any one of them looking in the mirror knew he wasn't competition for the Rock.

But they had money. They had to be smart enough to know that nobody was going to welcome their advances based on their looks and charm, so just make it a business transaction.

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