So, Harvey Weinstein is a sexual harasser

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So, Harvey Weinstein is a sexual harasser

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:21 am

But I thought he was a liberal! :?

Apparently this has been going on for decades but it only became big national news just now.

Harvey Weinstein’s Success Amid Harassment Allegations Is Hollywood Business as Usual
On Thursday afternoon, the New York Times published a damning piece about A-list film and television producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior for nearly three decades. The Times found at least eight settlements Weinstein reached with women who have brought suits against him, including actress Rose McGowan and young employees of his company.

For years, both women and men told the Times, Weinstein has promised women help with their careers in exchange for sexual favors, naked massages, or their agreement to watch him bathe. They allege that he groped them, scheduled work meetings with them only to bring them to his hotel room and repeatedly proposition them for sex, and forced young female employees to wake him up in his bedroom or do “turndown duty” at night. Even female executives allegedly felt so uncomfortable around him that they wouldn’t be in a room with him alone.

Ashley Judd is the most famous named accuser. Many of the others chose to remain anonymous; most of those who settled their suits signed confidentiality agreements, and Weinstein Company employees sign contracts forbidding them from besmirching the organization’s reputation. But Weinstein’s alleged pattern of behavior “wasn’t a secret to the inner circle,” a former assistant to Harvey’s brother Bob told the Times, and Judd said that women “have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time.”

Yet Weinstein has had one of the most successful production careers in contemporary Hollywood, winning six Best Picture Oscars and lending his name to dozens of other critically acclaimed films and television shows. If Judd’s account is true, the people around Weinstein who weren’t directly victimized by him still knew what he was doing when he had them pick out aspiring actresses to send up for meetings in his hotel rooms. The board of the Weinstein Company knew about the pattern of allegations since at least 2015, the Times reports, but the members didn’t do so much as launch an internal investigation. As allegations of Weinstein’s harassment spread throughout the film industry and adjacent fields, Weinstein hit no roadblocks, suffered no stunting blow to his trajectory, felt no financial blowback. For decades, almost everyone hushed up and went along, because wealthy, famous men in the entertainment industry are the kings and the kingmakers, fully aware of the perverse privileges their status brings.
And because he is a big Democratic political donor, there is a political angle of course:

Harvey Weinstein and Democrats’ deals with Hollywood’s devils

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Harvey Weinstein is suddenly a political liability.

On Thursday, after The New York Times published sexual harassment allegations against the Hollywood producer going back almost 30 years, the fallout was quick.

While Weinstein apologized and announced a leave of absence from his company, Hollywood insiders began sharing their own tales of the mogul on Twitter and Washington began ridding itself of Weinstein's campaign donations.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, was the first to announce he'd be giving away the money Weinstein has donated to his re-election campaign committee over the years. The total was $5,600 with $2,799 of that being put toward his 2016 bid.

"Sen. Leahy is donating Mr. Weinstein's contributions to the Women's Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation, specifically the Change the Story Initiative," his representative Carolyn Dwyer confirmed to USA TODAY.

According to opensecrets.org, in 2016 and 2017 Weinstein also made donations to Hillary Clinton, Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat from New Mexico, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut.

In the Times piece, Weinstein said he was trying to "do better."
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Re: So, Harvey Weinstein is a sexual harasser

Post by Doctor X » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:26 am

They will find a way to blame Trump for it.

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Re: So, Harvey Weinstein is a sexual harasser

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:38 am

Weinstein to sue NY Times over sexual harassment report

Oooh! :Popcorn:
Media mogul Harvey Weinstein plans to sue The New York Times for up to a reported $50 million after a Thursday exposé by the paper claimed he has sexually harassed actresses and female staffers for decades.

Weinstein's new attorney Charles J. Harder called the the story "false and defamatory" and promised to donate all proceeds of the lawsuit, if successful, to women's organizations.

Harder is the same attorney who helped wrestler Hulk Hogan win a defamation lawsuit against Gawker and a $140 million verdict. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, settled for $31 million in 2016, which helped put the publication out of business.

“The New York Times published today a story that is saturated with false and defamatory statements about Harvey Weinstein," Harder said in a statement supplied to The New York Post.

"It relies on mostly hearsay accounts and a faulty report, apparently stolen from an employee personnel file, which has been debunked by nine different eyewitnesses," he continued. "We sent the Times the facts and evidence, but they ignored it and rushed to publish. We are preparing the lawsuit now. All proceeds will be donated to women’s organizations."

The New York Post said its sources indicate Weinstein will sue the Times for as much as $50 million.

Weinstein denies the allegations provided to the Times by several female former employees, including a detailed account by Golden Globe-winning actress Ashley Judd.

According to the story, Judd says Weinstein lured her up to his hotel room, where she claims he asked her to give him a massage or watch him take a shower.

The Times also reported Weinstein paid off at least eight women after they alleged sexual harassment. In order to guarantee their silence following the undisclosed payments, the Miramax co-founder reportedly required each to a sign confidentiality agreement.
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Re: So, Harvey Weinstein is a sexual harasser

Post by Mentat » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:46 am

Doctor X wrote:They will find a way to blame Trump for it.

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Re: So, Harvey Weinstein is a sexual harasser

Post by Grammatron » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:54 am

Did he rape anyone?

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Re: So, Harvey Weinstein is a sexual harasser

Post by Grammatron » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:56 am

Mentat wrote:
Doctor X wrote:They will find a way to blame Trump for it.

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I thought grabbing them by the pussy is fine?
That would be deplorable

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Re: So, Harvey Weinstein is a sexual harasser

Post by Doctor X » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:08 am

Grammatron wrote:Did he rape anyone?
It is always rape, Gram.

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Re: So, Harvey Weinstein is a sexual harasser

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:31 am

Weinstein's statement is kind of hilarious, especially last paragraph

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... stein.html

He's hired a young female lawyer to "tutor" him how to not sexually harass women. And he's going to focus all his anger on the NRA and Trump.
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Post by Doctor X » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:27 am

Living up to the negative stereotype of a narcissistic, self-absorbed, and hypocritical privileged liberal.

Balanced by every fundamentalist preacher raping kids.

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Re: So, Harvey Weinstein is a sexual harasser

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:08 pm

Lisa Bloom quit as his advisor.


I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein.
My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:00 pm

Grammatron wrote:Did he rape anyone?
The latest word, which came out after the Times story, is that he cornered a female reporter and masturbated in front of her. That would seem to cross the border line from merely creepy to criminal.

http://www.9news.com/mobile/article/ent ... /482043353

Fired from his own company too.
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Post by Doctor X » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:49 pm

I was going to make light of it--a "thanks SJWs!" over "now we can't even masturbate in front of them"--then I considered the level of sociopathy created by this asshole's power that he felt he could do this with impunity. Given, according to the article, this happened ten years ago, it all fed his feeling of entitlement.

He is not the only one: Louis CK has enough accusations but no actual actions to float a thread.

Writing that reads like classic SJW "It all White Man's Fault" where All Mans engage in a rape-domination hegemony where . . . paragraph . . . paragraph . . . we need segregation to protect us from White Mans and their rapey dominance rape. Ridiculous, of course, since it is The Jews; however, just as the SJWs represent a "Live Up to Your Negative Stereotype," this asshole has more than lived up to his own.

To take it seriously for a moment, The Jews . . . no . . . wait . . . I heard a few stories about Weinstein from guests of the Kevin Polack Chat Show podcasts.

This never came up.

Why, is a complicated question. One might say, "well, they didn't know," but in the incestuous pit that is Hollywood, "word gets around." Compare to Bill Cosby where a comedian had to basically remind his audience that it was an open secret.

Why an "open secret?"

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Post by ed » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:05 pm

Doctor X wrote:I was going to make light of it--a "thanks SJWs!" over "now we can't even masturbate in front of them"--then I considered the level of sociopathy created by this asshole's power that he felt he could do this with impunity. Given, according to the article, this happened ten years ago, it all fed his feeling of entitlement.

He is not the only one: Louis CK has enough accusations but no actual actions to float a thread.

Writing that reads like classic SJW "It all White Man's Fault" where All Mans engage in a rape-domination hegemony where . . . paragraph . . . paragraph . . . we need segregation to protect us from White Mans and their rapey dominance rape. Ridiculous, of course, since it is The Jews; however, just as the SJWs represent a "Live Up to Your Negative Stereotype," this asshole has more than lived up to his own.

To take it seriously for a moment, The Jews . . . no . . . wait . . . I heard a few stories about Weinstein from guests of the Kevin Polack Chat Show podcasts.

This never came up.

Why, is a complicated question. One might say, "well, they didn't know," but in the incestuous pit that is Hollywood, "word gets around." Compare to Bill Cosby where a comedian had to basically remind his audience that it was an open secret.

Why an "open secret?"

--J.D.
And here is that cunt Joy Behar giving murderer Kennedy and rapist a Clinton a pass. And the other cunt Goldbeg giving polanski a pass because, after all, he didn't commit "rape rape"

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/sc ... re-liberal

can you imagine the outrage if anyone on the right uttered such drivel?

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:35 pm

Steyn on Weinstein.

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Increasingly in America all the real divisions seem less like political differences - left/right, progressive/conservative, big government/small government - and more like class indicators: Those Who Matter vs Not Our Kind Of People. Poor Hispanics give Nancy Pelosi a warm fluffy sense of her own virtue and moral superiority (as long as they keep their distance, and we ramp up security next time those Dreamers try to rush the stage), whereas poor whites are just a bunch of yahoos. A touch of #BlackLivesMatter in an awards-show dance routine is edgy and radical (as long as the actual BLM types are on the far horizon torching some other guy's neighborhood), whereas upcountry losers ODing on oxycontin and heroin is hicky and depressing. Transgender bathrooms is a modish boutique issue with an appealing exotic frisson, whereas Christian florists ...whoa, who the hell would trust evangelicals with your centerpiece anyway? What's up with that?

Those on the receiving end discern this contempt - even without careless Tweeters making it explicit and rejoicing in dead country-music fans. Indeed, the palpable, remorseless condescension of the elites was as responsible for Donald Trump's victory as anything else. And, on the evidence of the last eleven months, it's likely to be equally responsible for his 2020 victory.

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Re: So, Harvey Weinstein is a sexual harasser

Post by Doctor X » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:40 pm

Well, the Rats are not only fleeing the Sinking Ship, the Jackels are now gathering!

Apparently, Gloria "Ready for My Close-Up" Alred has been retained for an alleged victim who will soon "tell all!" I would be snarky with "why now? Oh yeah, MONEY!" but that is unfair since I do not know the circumstances--see Bill Cosby's victims cowed by his power, influence, and the fact no one did shit about it.

There is also apparently a voice recording soon to be released.

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Post by Grammatron » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:20 pm

Doctor X wrote:Well, the Rats are not only fleeing the Sinking Ship, the Jackels are now gathering!

Apparently, Gloria "Ready for My Close-Up" Alred has been retained for an alleged victim who will soon "tell all!" I would be snarky with "why now? Oh yeah, MONEY!" but that is unfair since I do not know the circumstances--see Bill Cosby's victims cowed by his power, influence, and the fact no one did shit about it.
Double interesting since Lisa Bloom (the now former adviser to Harvey Weinstein) is Gloria's daughter.

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Post by Grammatron » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:23 pm

This is all an open secret in Hollywood; powerful praying on the young.

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Re: So, Harvey Weinstein is a sexual harasser

Post by corplinx » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:22 pm

The political Animal Farm metaphor was inevitable since Weinstein was perceived as part of the "Big Hollywood" 'tell the hicks whats good for them" influence group.

So yeah, everything including this dude being a serial harasser becomes political, but sometimes it kinda is political because the people are political.

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Post by corplinx » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:23 pm

So, are Weinstein and Bill O'Reilly having a pint together this weekend?

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Re: So, Harvey Weinstein is a sexual harasser

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:34 pm

I didn't know who this guy was. Network news told me. I don't give a shit.

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