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Antonio Sabato Jr.: Hollywood Has Blacklisted Me Because I Support Trump

(Newsmax TV's "America Talks Live")

By    |   Monday, 08 January 2018 05:06 PM

Antonio Sabato Jr. on Monday accused Hollywood of blacklisting him because he is an outspoken conservative and has unabashedly thrown his support behind President Donald Trump.

"I was blacklisted," Sabato, a model and actor now running for U.S. Senate in California, said Monday to Miranda Khan on Newsmax TV's "America Talks Live."

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"I've been working as an actor for 30 years and because I'm supporting our president I'm going to be put on the sideline."

Sabato he was particularly struck by his situation in the light of Sunday's 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony which focused on the push for women's equality in the light of dozens of accusations of sexual harassment and abuse lodged against male actors, producers and directors.

"What I was thinking about since last night was the fact that they're talking about equality. Everybody should be equal — gender, color and all that. But I was blacklisted from Hollywood because I spoke my mind and I was for the president and I'm a Republican conservative. So how about that?" he said.

"And also if you look at last night and you see Kirk Douglas stepping up there … the great Kirk Douglas. I'm a big fan and it was so awesome to see him up there and 101 years old. He was blacklisted. And now we have that going on in Hollywood.

"I have a lot of friends who are conservatives in Hollywood who are afraid to talk about it on sets to other actors or to producers or whatever because they don't want to get blacklisted and stop working. So that is wrong."

Asked by Khan to be more specific about his blacklisting, Sabato replied:

"Blacklisted is blacklisted. My agents left me. As soon as I got back from [the 2016 Republican National Convention In] Cleveland — and I was very proud to be able to be there and to speak for our future president — my agents were gone.

"My offers that I had on the plate were gone, everything was gone. I was blacklisted. I was officially blacklisted from Hollywood."

He said when he called the agents, who he did not name, "they didn't return my calls."

"I understood exactly what was going on and it just got worse because then I'm running as a conservative … as a Republican. So now it's got even worse," Sabato told Khan.

"I say to people like Oprah just speak out for equality all across the board. We have our differences, our political differences, whatever, but at the end of the day we're Americans and we should do what's best for our country."

Sabato, best known for his turns on "General Hospital" and "Melrose Place," also said he was delighted to see 101-year-old star Kirk Douglas take the stage at the Globe Awards. In the 1960s, Douglas helped break the infamous anti-communist blacklist that haunted Hollywood talent by hiring long-shunned screenwriter Dalton Trumbo to crank out the 1960 blockbuster "Spartacus."

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