Harvey Weinstein was Hollywood’s golden child.
The prolific film director and top fundraiser for Clinton and Obama was the talk of the town.
Now the powerhouse producer is in a whole world of trouble over allegations of being a sexual predator.
Harvey Weinstein of the Weinstein Co. is responsible for countless Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards.
But he was recently discovered in new reports by The New York Times and The NewYorker, which accuse him of being a serial sexual harrasser for decades — that included numerous settlements.
And now he believes the allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior against him are part of a right-wing ‘conspiracy’ to take him down.
The Hollywood mogul genuinely thinks that there are mysterious right-wing forces who are trying to take him down.
And the hilarious part of his delusional conspiracy theory is that he thinks it’s because he supported Hillary Clinton.
Think about that — it’s not his decades of sexual misconduct that landed him in a whirlwind of trouble, it’s that so-called right-wingers are out to get him.
That’s Hollywood for you.
It’s the “Hillary Clinton is a god and I did nothing wrong” mentality.
Hilariously, Weinstein actually believes a team of lawyers linked to conservative groups have been digging up dirt on him for the last year, even though The New York Times and The New Yorker are the ones breaking the story.
See? Makes no sense.
But here’s part of what we know about the story so far.
He is said to have asked Ashley Judd to watch him shower and paid Rose McGowan $100,000 under a settlement for an incident shortly before her breakthrough role in Scream.
Fox News reports:
It seems that Harvey Weinstein is preparing for an intense legal battle with both The New York Times and The New Yorker. The film and television mogul has reportedly hired a team of high-powered attorneys in preparation for upcoming investigative stories about his personal life.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times has been calling many current and former employees of the executive’s production company, The Weinstein Co., from the past two decades to ask about his personal behavior.
While nothing is known about what the newspaper is planning to publish, Weinstein is reportedly getting ahead of it by hiring a team of attorneys to defend him against possible allegations from women willing to go on the record.
Meanwhile, former MSNBC host Ronan Farrow is reportedly doing a piece for The New Yorker involving similar claims against Weinstein.
Variety reports that the film producer has retained litigator David Boies, as well as attorneys Lisa Bloom and Charles Harder, so that he may be prepared to refute any claims against his character.
Additionally, he is allegedly trying to retain Lanny Davis, a former special counsel to former President Bill Clinton, and various public relations firms.
According to both outlets, Weinstein responded to them for comment by saying that he was not aware of the news in question, and quipped that the story sounds so good that he’d like to own the rights to the movie.
It is unclear at this time when, if ever, The Times or The New Yorker will publish their respective pieces.
So go on thinking that you’re the victim here, Harvey Weinstein. That’s straight-up delusional.