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Entertaining & Etiquette

"Shun, Don't Shame": How Hollywood Restaurants Are Treating Disgraced Diners in the #MeToo Era

Melanie Wong | Jul 26, 201910:46 AM     1

" . . . One other way of handling a horrifying guest is to follow the 'shun, don't shame' advice of Daniel Buccino, the director of the Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative. 'If somebody calls that you are not comfortable hosting, you may want to say, 'We're fully committed for Saturday evening. And Tuesday evening as well,' ' he suggests. And if they do walk in, make it obvious that you're rescinding their former VIP status. 'Seat them off to the side or in the back. You're certainly not going to be comping their drinks.' If there's one thing we've learned from the #MeToo movement, it's definitely that these guys should not get any drinks. Diners, likewise, shouldn't give them a piece of their mind, but ignore them. Nothing, after all, bothers the formerly important as much as not being noticed. . . "

"Shun, Don't Shame": How Hollywood Restaurants Are Treating Disgraced Diners in the #MeToo Era

When a scandal-plagued patron such as Harvey Weinstein or Les Moonves walks into a hot L.A. eatery for his usual table, staff — and other diners — are...

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