HBO chief spars with critics over rape scenes

July 30, 2016 6:36 PM

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TV critics’ rising frustration with rape scenes in entertainment programming resulted in a clash with HBO’s new programming chief at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Saturday.

During a Q&A to discuss the network’s content, reporters pressed the network’s new top executive Casey Bloys on the issue after watching the pilot for upcoming sci-fi thriller Westworld – which includes a scene (spoiler ahead) where a life-like female android “host” is raped off-camera by a human ma...

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