Viewers of Woodstock ’99 can’t believe promoter’s response to rape allegations

Viewers flabbergasted by promoter Woodstock ’99’s response to rape allegations in Netflix documentary.

There were also four reported cases of rape and sexual assault.

A man named John Scher partnered with Michael Lang, who was a co-founder of Woodstock.

Her shocking comments made in the documents have angered social media.

Speaking of the four reported sexual assaults, Scher said: “Woodstock is like a small town, you know?

“All things considered, I’d say there would probably be a lot or more rape in a city of that size … but it’s not something that’s gaining enough momentum to cause problems on the spot, other than, of course, the women who are experiencing it.”

In response to the comment, one viewer said: “I think the inability of Michael Lang and John Scher to take responsibility for conditions during Woodstock 99 is a great example of how hippy boomers sell their ‘peace and love’ to capitalism without a hitch.

“They really think they didn’t do anything wrong, it’s confusing.”

The Netflix documentary about Woodstock '99 took viewers by surprise.  Credits: Netflix
The Netflix documentary about Woodstock ’99 took viewers by surprise. Credits: Netflix

Another added: “John Scher being a piece of trash and a rape advocate is consistent with his take on the HBO Max Woodstock 99 docs.

“How did he have a year to think about how stupid he sounded and somehow make it worse?”

A third said: “Seriously, dammit, this damn bastard for saying the rape that took place at Woodstock ’99 isn’t ‘enough’ to cause concern.

“John Scher, I hope you rot in the depths of a smoldering portapotty hell forever.”

A fourth wrote: “If anyone tells you that John Scher is the real villain of Woodstock 99, it is the gross deed that John did in terms of harassment and rape.”

Another echoed: “There’s a moment in the Netflix documentary about Woodstock ’99 where one of the festival producers reasons that, with over 220,000 people, the number of rapes is lower than in a similarly sized city, and damn Jesus, how stupid…”

John Scher has been criticized for comments made in the documentary.  Credits: Netflix
John Scher has been criticized for comments made in the documentary. Credits: Netflix

The documentary’s synopsis reads: “Woodstock ’99 was supposed to be a great celebration of peace, love and music for the millennium.

“Instead, the festival turned into an epic fire, riot and destruction.

“Making use of rare insider footage and eyewitness interviews with an impressive roster of festival staff, performers and attendees, this behind-the-scenes documentary uncovers the ego, greed, and music that fueled total chaos over three days.”

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