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The Disgraceful Harvey Weinstein...

Harvey Weinstein might commit suicide......and? There's a problem with that? He Raped. Repeatedly. OK allegedly. So, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, and other women you never heard of got together and cooked up the same story? No one would believe them.They dealt with their pain, maybe rationalized it, and maybe tried to warn others.

But men and women who are violated seldom get believed.

Juanita Broaddrick was 38 when the attorney general of Arkansas molested her. She was not believed. She had stature in that state, yet she was not believed. The Donna Karans of the Ozarks at the time clucked their tongues. She was asking for it.

Do you think some 20-year-old model is going to bring down a billionaire movie mogul?

I can just see him lining up all those best actress Oscars his other victims won, and having them speak out in his defense.

Get Gloria Allred to sue him?

Her daughter Lisa Bloom was his lawyer.

Feminists enabled this many. They Hillaryed for him.

Reading the revelations now, I do not see these actress as cowards. I see them as victims now reliving an anguish they tried to put away. And speaking out now still takes some guts. Good for them.

From the New York Times:

When Gwyneth Paltrow was 22 years old, she got a role that would take her from actress to star: The film producer Harvey Weinstein hired her for the lead in the Jane Austen adaptation “Emma.” Before shooting began, he summoned her to his suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for a work meeting that began uneventfully.

It ended with Mr. Weinstein placing his hands on her and suggesting they head to the bedroom for massages, she said.

“I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” she said in an interview, publicly disclosing that she was sexually harassed by the man who ignited her career and later helped her win an Academy Award.

She refused his advances, she said, and confided in Brad Pitt, her boyfriend at the time. Mr. Pitt confronted Mr. Weinstein, and soon after, the producer warned her not to tell anyone else about his come-on. “I thought he was going to fire me,” she said.

Rosanna Arquette, a star of “Pulp Fiction,” has a similar account of Mr. Weinstein’s behavior, as does Judith Godrèche, a leading French actress. So does Angelina Jolie, who said that during the release of “Playing by Heart” in the late 1990s, he made unwanted advances on her in a hotel room, which she rejected.

“I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did,” Ms. Jolie said in an email. “This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”

This happened in the 1990s.

That molester attorney general of Arkansas was now the president. Paula Jones spoke out against him, and was trashed. All of Hollywood backed him saying sex is private, and everybody lies about sex. The message was clear to young women: you are nobody.

Feminists sold out women's rights to defend a perverted president because he kept the money flowing to Planned Parenthood.

Rowan Farrow wrote:

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.”

She was surviving a rape in the Clinton Era.

More from Farrow:

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’ 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.

This was not about sex.

This was perversion.

This was what Clinton helped enableMoral outrage is easy when you don’t have to put your money where your mouth is.....The Obamas’ Weinstein statement is Pusillanimous Poppycock....

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