How the Broadway actor found a better way to say goodbye.
On July 19th, 2009 Norbert Leo Butz’ sister, Teresa, was raped and murdered in her home in Seattle, along with her partner, Jennifer Hopper, who lived to see the man convicted to life in prison without parole.
"As a result, in the last year, he told his agents and manager that he could no longer audition for ‘material that uses the rape, mutilation, or murder of a woman for the purpose of adding suspense to a plot, to tease or titillate an audience when the narrative gets boring.' Though he’s hardly in a position to snub lucrative jobs, and he fears seeming “super-noble” even discussing it, the result has been eye-opening. Under the new restriction, he has had to reject almost every film and TV script—mostly police procedurals and serial-killer dramas—he’s been offered.”
There’s even more in the article about his daughters being groped and harassed at school and on Facebook, and his urging to help “end the culture of violence against women”.