Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Hurricane Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein was in Time magazine's 2012, 100 Most Influential People in the World. The Oscar winning producer and studio executive co-founded Miramax and had his own film studio The Weinstein Company with his brother Bob.

In the 80's he raised money for Amnesty International putting them on the map in the US. He has an  honorary OBE from the Queen and was made a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his significant contributions to the arts.

He's been active on issues such as poverty, AIDS, Juvenile diabetes, Multiple sclerosis and has fought for gun control and universal healthcare .... because he cares.

A big time donor to the Democratic party he's supported Hillary, John Kerry and even hosted a fundraiser for Obama.

He's also been a fan and supporter of Woody Allen and Roman Polanski questioning if what the latter had done were even crimes at all ... is having anal sex with a drugged 13 year-old really a crime? 

Weinstein is a serial sex offender. From numerous accounts he has sexually harassed Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Rosanna Arquette, Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Asia Argento, numerous employees and assistants. So far he has assaulted 13 women and raped 3 of them.

He has said that his behavior was bad and that he's getting help for it. Not good enough. He was fired from his company and his second wife is divorcing him. The fucker needs to do jail time too.

Wealthy well known abusers can get away with things for decades because of their money, power and influence. Sir Jimmy Savile is thought to have abused and raped up to 1,000 victims, he was knighted by the Queen and the Pope and raised millions for charity. His influence was such that police inquiries didn't go anywhere until his death.

Like Savile, Weinstein's abuse was an open secret. Some knew, some had heard rumors and some were in the dark. When Weinstein got Gwyneth Paltrow into his hotel room and made unwelcome advances to her she told her then boyfriend Brad Pitt who confronted Weinstein. Looks like he got over it though.

Quentin Tarantino who has made many of his films with Weinstein including Inglourious Basterds has been pretty much silent. 

Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, Judi Dench and GlennClose have been some of those condemning Weinstein as have George Clooney, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Slater, James Gunn, Kevin Smith, Julianne Moore, Seth Rogan, Brie Larson, Leonardo DiCaprio and more.

It was suggested that Russel Crowe and Matt Damon got a Weinstein story shut down. Damon denies this as he didn't know the story was about Weinstein, he was phoning the reporter to give his own professional experiences about someone he had worked with on the Talented Mr Ripley. Weinstein had asked him to do so. Sharon Waxman the reporter backs up Damon's account. 

 Project Green Light 

Damon said that he was unaware of the allegations and would have spoken out had he known. Ben Affleck has also said he was unaware too ... Rose McGowan has said she had spoke to Affleck about Weinstein previously and told the Batman to fuck off. I wonder if Ben knows about his own brother lol. 

Colin Firth said it well: "Weinstein was a powerful and frightening man to stand up to, It must have been terrifying for these women to step up and call him out. And horrifying to be subjected to that kind of harassment. I applaud their courage."

Sex offenders Liberal or Conservative are evil, you don't get to pick and choose.

Yes there are a lot of two faced people in Hollywood. These actors that will work with Polanski or Woody Allen because of their alleged genius and gush on at what an honor it is. 

I can understand having to work with Weinstein as he has connections all over Hollywood and chances are you'll not meet him but to fly to Europe where Polanski is in exile to escape US arrest???

Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Whoopi Goldberg, Tilda Swinton and strangely enough Asia Argento have all defended Polanski.

Kate Winslett has worked with Allen and Polanski and has said, "As the actor in the film, you just have to step away and say, I don’t know anything, really, and whether any of it is true or false. Having thought it all through, you put it to one side and just work with the person."
Convenient huh? 

These abusers use their power to make or break careers. A young actress starting out would want to turn him down but not in a way to make him go after you. It explains why some on the list of those he harassed seemed to suddenly drop from fame.  
Blokes in the acting world would overlook it because it wasn't them having the trouble or they'd excuse it as locker room talk. 

I don't want to hear about how sad people are after it's come out and it's safe. I want them to condemn it while it's happening and to pass on any donations to charity like some Democrat politicans have done. 

I want blokes to beat the snot out of cunts like Weinstein and Polanski so they know that this shit isn't acceptable. Not in our name!

I certainly do not want these sex offenders to become head of the most powerful nation in the world. 


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