Review Harvey Weinstein


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I've never really cared for the man. Yes, he had a hand in producing some of my favorite films of the past few decades, but I had always heard too many stories about how he would do his best to interfere with films, trying to force writers and directors to change films to please him, even if it hurt a film. Not to mention, he just comes of smarmy, and seemed to full of himself.

And while his sexual predatory behavior is - apparently - one of the "worst kept secrets" in Hollywood, I had never heard anything about it until last week. Now he's fallen faster than...something that's falling at a very high rate of speed. He admits to the acts, then "apologizes" by saying he came from a different time, like that's an excuse. I have no empathy for the man, and I hope his career is truly over.

Now if only such lewd, disgusting behavior from a would-be rapist would end the career of every slimy individual. Perhaps a politician.

High Plains Drifter

The Drifter
27 accusers share their stories of Harvey Weinstein's alleged advances

Damn! What a creepy little Pig Vomit! I can't believe Hollyweird was hush hush for so long. The sad thing is this has been going on since Hollywood was founded people trying to claw their way to the top at any means necessary. Still can't believe how many credited this guy for making them a star. Now it makes me wonder how many of the actresses if and this is a big IF did something with Pig Vomit. I know some say they didn't but it makes you wonder to a degree.

I'm kinda torn on the subject about going after all and everyone who helped keep this hush hush. They might find out there were a lot of people in Hollyweird. Is this going to be a wake up call....not really. I just hope they make it big on their talent and not at any other means.



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I suspect there may be a few other big names quaking in their boots at the moment. It would be very surprising if Harvey Weinstein was the only one to abuse his power this way and now that women have had the courage to speak out it will encourage others to do the same.

Doctor Omega

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Weinstein Dismisses Company Sale Rumors


The fate of The Weinstein Company itself has come into question as allegations continue in the ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Rumors of a sale or shutdown have gained serious weight to the point that Harvey’s brother Bob Weinstein has now been quick to assure the industry that everything is going fine at the company. He has given the following statement (via The Playlist:

“Our banks, partners and shareholders are fully supportive of our company and it is untrue that the company or board is exploring a sale or shutdown of the company. Polaroid is moving forward as planned with a release date of November 22nd followed by Paddington 2 on January 12th…. “War with Grandpa” starring Robert De Niro is scheduled for February 23rd 2018. Business is continuing as usual as the company moves ahead.”

The statement, surprisingly not issued from a burning building twenty miles from the nearest water source, makes no mention of the Benedict Cumberbatch-led “The Current War” which was previously scheduled for limited release on November 24th before going wide in January.

Floated as a possible awards candidate earlier this year, a disastrous reception in Toronto led to Harvey Weinstein himself saying he was going to edit the film – it’s not clear if any editing has been done, but the film is no longer on their release schedule. Certainly its chances of awards prospects are now over.

Other projects that Weinstein has been involved in have also hit troubles. Harvey has been removed by Disney as a producer on the adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s “Artemis Fowl” books which has Kenneth Branagh attached to direct and produce.

Oliver Stone has cut his ties to the “Guantanamo” series in the works due to the involvement of The Weinstein Company, but the filmmaker has now also been accused by former Playboy model Carrie Stevens of groping her breast at a party 26 years ago according to Refinery29.

More key filmmakers and actors have come forward about their personal dealings with both Weinstein and the systemic problem of sexual harassment within the industry.

James Van Der Beek notably took to Twitter to relate his personal experiences when he was young about being grabbed by “older, powerful men” and he understands “the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle.” Tom Hanks, who has never worked with Weinstein, was asked by The New York Times about Hollywood sheltering this sort of behaviour to which he responded:

“Well, that’s a really good question and isn’t it part and parcel to all of society somehow, that people in power get away with this? Look, I don’t want to rag on Harvey but so obviously something went down there. You can’t buy, ‘Oh, well, I grew up in the ’60s and ’70s and so therefore…’ I did, too. So I think it’s like, well, what do you want from this position of power? I know all kinds of people that just love hitting on, or making the lives of underlings some degree of miserable, because they can.”

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, a friend of Weinstein for over two decades, has been notably quiet throughout this whole thing. He’s now issued a brief statement saying he “needs a few more days to process my pain, emotions, anger and memory” and then he’ll speak publicly about it.

Notable actresses like Lea Seydoux, Kate Beckinsale, Cara Delevingne and Claire Forlani have all spoken about their personal experiences with Weinstein and his detestable behavior, while Emma Thompson has given a superb interview with BBC Newsnight about her dealings with him and the system that supported it – one of bullying, harassment and a crisis of extreme masculinity:



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Reading this, I wonder now about the real reasons that Linda Fiorention was blacklisted.

Doctor Omega

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Harvey Weinstein Charged With Rape, Assault


Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been officially arraigned on felony sex crime charges in New York Criminal Court. Bail was set at $1 million.

Deadline reports that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said Weinstein has been charged with two counts of rape – one involving force – as well as criminal sexual act in the first degree, for alleged assaults against two women that occurred in 2013 and 2004.

Weinstein’s lawyer Benjamin Brafman says his client entered a plea of not guilty, and will attempt to have the charges dismissed. He says the charges are “legally flawed and not supported by credible evidence.” He adds that Weinstein maintains that any sexual acts were consensual and “vigorously denied” that the women did anything against their will. Weinstein is scheduled to appear in court on July 30th.

Doctor Omega

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Harvey Weinstein Won’t Testify To Grand Jury


Harvey Weinstein has decided not to testify in front of a grand jury convened by the Manhattan District Attorney.

The announcement marks the disgraced former mogul’s first major legal move since his arrest on multiple charges last week. Weinstein has been charged with two counts of rape – one involving force – as well as criminal sexual act in the first degree.

Weinstein’s lead criminal lawyer Benjamin Brafman said in a statement that they were “being unfairly denied access to critical information about this case that was needed to defend him before the Grand Jury.” As a result, the attorneys decided that there was not sufficient time to properly prepare Mr. Weinstein.

The grand jury is pondering an indictment on essentially the same charges along with other financial matters too.