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jimnyc
10-10-2017, 11:50 AM
First harassment. Then comes out decades of harassment. He gets suspended. More news comes out. He got fired yesterday.

Now this.

He's a filthy rich bastard. But he's done. And he'll need a lot of money for his defense now. He's also a filthy pig. And now potentially a filthy rapist pig.

And all the loudmouth liberals who bash Trump, they have IDOLIZED this man over the years. Hillary is friends with him and took donations from him. Many condemned right away. Some have teeth missing now that they finally spoke out. Others still have their mouths shut. Maybe this will have them condemn, or finally return any donated money?

All other stories I find all refer back to the "New Yorker" article, which is this one.

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From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

Since the establishment of the first studios a century ago, there have been few movie executives as dominant, or as domineering, as Harvey Weinstein. As the co-founder of the production-and-distribution companies Miramax and the Weinstein Company, he helped to reinvent the model for independent films, with movies such as “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” “The English Patient,” “Pulp Fiction,” “The Crying Game,” “Shakespeare in Love,” and “The King’s Speech.” Beyond Hollywood, he has exercised his influence as a prolific fund-raiser for Democratic Party candidates, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Weinstein combined a keen eye for promising scripts, directors, and actors with a bullying, even threatening, style of doing business, inspiring both fear and gratitude. His movies have earned more than three hundred Oscar nominations, and, at the annual awards ceremonies, he has been thanked more than almost anyone else in movie history, just after Steven Spielberg and right before God.

For more than twenty years, Weinstein has also been trailed by rumors of sexual harassment and assault. This has been an open secret to many in Hollywood and beyond, but previous attempts by many publications, including The New Yorker, to investigate and publish the story over the years fell short of the demands of journalistic evidence. Too few people were willing to speak, much less allow a reporter to use their names, and Weinstein and his associates used nondisclosure agreements, monetary payoffs, and legal threats to suppress these myriad stories. Asia Argento, an Italian film actress and director, told me that she did not speak out until now––Weinstein, she told me, forcibly performed oral sex on her—because she feared that Weinstein would “crush” her. “I know he has crushed a lot of people before,” Argento said. “That’s why this story—in my case, it’s twenty years old, some of them are older—has never come out.”

Last week, the New York Times, in a powerful report by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, revealed multiple allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein, a story that led to the resignation of four members of his company’s all-male board, and to Weinstein’s firing from the company.

The story, however, is more complex, and there is more to know and to understand. In the course of a ten-month investigation, I was told by thirteen women that, between the nineteen-nineties and 2015, Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them, allegations that corroborate and overlap with the Times’s revelations, and also include far more serious claims.

Three women––among them Argento and a former aspiring actress named Lucia Evans—told me that Weinstein raped them, allegations that include Weinstein forcibly performing or receiving oral sex and forcing vaginal sex. Four women said that they experienced unwanted touching that could be classified as an assault. In an audio recording captured during a New York Police Department sting operation in 2015 and made public here for the first time, Weinstein admits to groping a Filipina-Italian model named Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, describing it as behavior he is “used to.” Four of the women I interviewed cited encounters in which Weinstein exposed himself or masturbated in front of them.

Sixteen former and current executives and assistants at Weinstein’s companies told me that they witnessed or had knowledge of unwanted sexual advances and touching at events associated with Weinstein’s films and in the workplace. They and others describe a pattern of professional meetings that were little more than thin pretexts for sexual advances on young actresses and models. All sixteen said that the behavior was widely known within both Miramax and the Weinstein Company. Messages sent by Irwin Reiter, a senior company executive, to Emily Nestor, one of the women who alleged that she was harassed at the company, described the “mistreatment of women” as a serial problem that the Weinstein Company was struggling with in recent years. Other employees described what was, in essence, a culture of complicity at Weinstein’s places of business, with numerous people throughout the companies fully aware of his behavior but either abetting it or looking the other way. Some employees said that they were enlisted in subterfuge to make the victims feel safe. A female executive with the company described how Weinstein assistants and others served as a “honeypot”—they would initially join a meeting, but then Weinstein would dismiss them, leaving him alone with the woman.

Rest - https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/from-aggressive-overtures-to-sexual-assault-harvey-weinsteins-accusers-tell-their-stories


And was Rose McGowan one of them? This was from 6 days ago...

Rose McGowan Set to Accuse Harvey Weinstein of Rape?

The latest question going around the rumor mill…

Is Rose McGowan on the verge of finally coming out and saying that it was Harvey Weinstein who raped her?

To the interest of her approximately 667,000 followers on Twitter, the actress was busy posting mysterious tweets Wednesday afternoon, with one tweet clearly an allusion to a very recent Harvey Weinstein quote.

It may be recalled that in October 2016, the actress accused but did not name a top Hollywood executive of rape in a series of tweets. She said she was shamed by others in the industry in the wake of the alleged attack.

“A (female) criminal attorney said because I’d done a sex scene in a film I would never win against the studio head,” she said, responding to the hashtag #WhyWomenDontReport.

That tweet flashed across the social mediasphere on the backs of over 500 retweets and may have piqued the antennae of The New York Times and the New Yorker magazine, who as word has it in Hollywood have since been seeking to speak to various associates and colleagues of Harvey Weinstein.

Speculation was that it was Harvey Weinstein she was referring to, but she did not actually say his name. The closest she came was with this:

https://i.imgur.com/01YTKrG.png

“My ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution.”

Not Marilyn Manson, Kip Pardue or Ahmet Zappa… It was her former boyfriend Robert Rodriguez who directed her in Grindhouse, a movie that was distributed in 2007 by Dimension Films, an independent label owned by the Weinstein Company.

Rest - https://www.hollywoodlanews.com/rose-mcgowan-harvey-weinstein-rape/

NightTrain
10-10-2017, 12:16 PM
I'd say Harvey had better start working out. Club Fed is in his immediate future and he's got over 100# of blubber to shed before he's anywhere close to fighting weight.

pete311
10-10-2017, 12:24 PM
Sounds like a real piece of shit.

jimnyc
10-10-2017, 12:26 PM
Now Lena Dunham chimes in OF COURSE to get her 15 minutes of fame. This pig of a woman who enjoys showing off her disgusting fat body in every single episode of her show, and then acts like she's some sort of prude. Please. She's been an attention whore from day one, and begging for people to pay attention and look at her fabulous body, right from the get go. I can't stand this woman. And it's because of herself, and the stunts she has pulled over the years, and the lies. :rolleyes: And here I am reading her tripe, and helping share it for her. Although she's a disgusting pig, in this instance I think Weinstein wins out.

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Lena Dunham: Harvey Weinstein and the Silence of the Men

I went to Hollywood when I was 23. I had made a low-budget film, won an award at a prestigious festival, scored an agent and made a TV deal all within six months. It was a fairy tale most people will never experience, and I knew, as well as a 23-year-old can know anything, that I was getting a pretty great deal. I bounced from meeting to meeting with the joy of Cinderella at the ball.

These meetings, almost always with men, were rife with acts of everyday sexism — the presumption that I must want to make small “intimate” movies, a suggestion that I write a comedy focused on “the way women’s periods sync up and they go crazy for a week,” the insistence that I’d be “really funny paired with a hot girl.” There were dinners that went on too long, work lunches that turned into confessions about the broken state of the film executive’s marriage and the consistent insistence that I must, as my work suggests, be “up for anything in bed.”

I took it in stride, unloading the day’s injustices on the couch of my new friend (and now my work partner), Jenni Konner. She told me maddening stories of her own ascent and we plotted a new world for ourselves. We imagined a set run by women, men who wouldn’t dream of overstepping or underpaying, a company where girls stretched as far as the eye could see, the chance to write scripts that changed people’s perceptions of feminine identity. We would tell any man who thought that was an invitation for sex to go eat a shoe. The men we have worked with — like Judd Apatow, Hollywood’s least sleazy guy — have showed us utter respect. The only terrifying producer rage I ever experienced was from a gay man who tried to take back a purse he had bought me. We got to do all that we had dreamed of and more.

This past week, reports that Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed women for years came to light, making it crystal clear that not every woman in Hollywood has had the chance to walk our path. Abuse, threats and coercion have been the norm for so many women trying to do business or make art. Mr. Weinstein may be the most powerful man in Hollywood to be revealed as a predator, but he’s certainly not the only one who has been allowed to run wild. His behavior, silently co-signed for decades by employees and collaborators, is a microcosm of what has been happening in Hollywood since always and of what workplace harassment looks like for women everywhere.

Rest - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/opinion/harvey-weinstein-lena-dunham-silence-.html