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Harvey Weinstein

IgloooIglooo Registered User Posts: 7,246 Senior Member
We had a lengthy discussion on Roger Tiles, Bill Cosby. Here comes Harvey Weinstein. From the looks of it, he seems sleazier than anyone so far, Massage me nude, watch take a shower? For 30 years?
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  • eyemamomeyemamom Registered User Posts: 4,641 Senior Member
    It's astounding how these things are kept secret for so long. But apparently he has a nasty temper, is very intimidating and has a lot of power in the industry. All a recipe to intimidate less powerful and ambitious actresses to be quiet. And now he says he's going to work on it? Not buying it. Now he got outed.
  • Youdon'tsayYoudon'tsay Registered User Posts: 19,053 Senior Member
    He's so powerful that I can see why these women didn't go public before now.
  • TatinGTatinG Registered User Posts: 5,490 Senior Member
    I really don't know what's wrong with some men. The list of powerful men harassing women, mistreating women, taking photos of their genitals, carousing with prostitutes and other sleazy, risky behavior is endless.

    But as long as other people tolerate this behavior by not shunning these individuals, refusing to do business with them, publically outing them, the horrendous behavior will go on.

    There are articles this morning in the LA Times and the Daily Mail on how quiet most Hollywood stars have been about Weinstein, making no statements decrying his behavior.
  • katliamomkatliamom Registered User Posts: 11,258 Senior Member
    @eyemamom -- apparently it wasn't a secret. Apparently HW's behavior was widely known throughout the entertainment community, but no one spoke out because he was too powerful, too intimidating. Now that his career is waning and he (apparently) doesn't have the pull to destroy careers, these older, more secure women can speak out on what happened when they were ingenues.
  • Youdon'tsayYoudon'tsay Registered User Posts: 19,053 Senior Member
    I always liked the work ingenue.
  • TatinGTatinG Registered User Posts: 5,490 Senior Member
    Maybe more will come forward now that Ashley Judd went public. That happened with Bill Cosby and Roger Ailes.
  • IgloooIglooo Registered User Posts: 7,246 Senior Member
    More are coming out and Bloom is stepping down,

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/weinstein-sexual-harassment-allegation_us_59d7ea3de4b046f5ad984211

    This guy is beyond the normal disgusting.

    It was an inside knowledge, not public knowledge. I guess insiders didn't think to inform the Obamas.

    "I think people just can't believe their eyes, that a story so many people have whispered about for so long has finally made it to publication,"

    http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/After-bombshell-Weinstein-revelations-many-ask-12260661.php
  • IgloooIglooo Registered User Posts: 7,246 Senior Member
    More are coming out and Bloom is stepping down,

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/weinstein-sexual-harassment-allegation_us_59d7ea3de4b046f5ad984211

    This guy is beyond the normal disgusting.

    It was an inside knowledge, not public knowledge. I guess insiders didn't think to inform the Obamas.

    "I think people just can't believe their eyes, that a story so many people have whispered about for so long has finally made it to publication,"

    http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/After-bombshell-Weinstein-revelations-many-ask-12260661.php
  • Cardinal FangCardinal Fang Registered User Posts: 16,063 Senior Member
    edited October 7
    "Open secrets" are more secret than people are willing to acknowledge. For example, when news personality Gretchen Carlson sued Roger Ailes for sexual harassment, news personality Greta van Susteren defended him. Later, as more allegations surfaced, van Susteren admitted she was wrong. Occam's Razor tells me van Susteren sincerely believed if the allegations had been true, she would have known-- but they were true, and she didn't know. His disgusting behavior was no doubt known to many, but also unknown to many.

    The same is no doubt true of Weinstein: many beautiful young women and their close friends knew all along, but many other Weinstein associates did not know.
  • Youdon'tsayYoudon'tsay Registered User Posts: 19,053 Senior Member
    Lisa Bloom has resigned as his lawyer.
  • wisteria100wisteria100 Registered User Posts: 3,047 Senior Member
    I was surprised Bloom was representing him in the first place. Glad she came to her senses and stepped down. But in an interview this week she said something bizarre. That she felt it was a case of workplace misconduct but not sexual harassment. I guess that is lawyer speak for I'm following the money and I have a movie deal for my book with his company!
  • Cardinal FangCardinal Fang Registered User Posts: 16,063 Senior Member
    I'm assuming that Lisa Bloom believed what her client had told her. Then when she found out he had lied to her (for example not telling her the nauseating story about his masturbating in front of a young reporter), she quit. This seems to me to be standard practice for lawyers-- you can't defend a client who doesn't tell you the truth.
  • wisteria100wisteria100 Registered User Posts: 3,047 Senior Member
    ^^Though he did admit to some of the incidents, just not all. So I am having a hard time figuring out how that is misconduct but not sexual harassment, especially when Bloom has represented many harassment accusers.
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