It’s quickly becoming obvious that everybody knew about Harvey Weinstein’s atrocious sexual deviances.
Even Tom Hanks, who has never worked with the super producer, said he wasn’t surprised to learn about Weinstein.
And now one famous screenwriter claims that everyone do know about it, just nobody did anything about it.
Scott Rosenberg has had a long, illustrious career in screenwriting.
Having written movies like Beautiful Girls, High Fidelity, Con Air and Gone in Sixty Seconds, it’s safe to say he’s been around the block.
In fact, Rosenberg’s first claim to fame was Beautiful Girls, produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
Well, in a lengthy Facebook post, Rosenberg said that everybody knew about Harvey’s disgusting sexual exploits.
“Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg blasted disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in a searing Facebook post Monday, in which he claimed “everybody” in the entertainment business knew about Weinstein’s history of alleged sexual harassment and abuse.
Rosenberg, who penned early Miramax hits Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead and Beautiful Girls, wrote of Miramax’s “glory days in Tribeca,” and “raucous nights” out on the town when the company was in its heyday.
Harvey and Bob Weinstein founded Miramax in 1979 and later sold the company to Disney, before leaving to found The Weinstein Company together in 2005.
“So, yeah, I was there. And let me tell you one thing. Let’s be perfectly clear about one thing: Everybody-f**king-knew,” Rosenberg wrote on Facebook, in a post apparently composed in prose style.
“Not that he was raping. No, that we never heard,” he added. “But we were aware of a certain pattern of overly-aggressive behavior that was rather dreadful.
We knew about the man’s hunger; his fervor; his appetite. There was nothing secret about this voracious rapacity; like a gluttonous ogre out of the Brothers Grimm. All couched in vague promises of potential movie roles.”
Rosenberg also blasted those in the film industry who said they didn’t know of Weinstein’s behavior, because he said he discussed it openly with the “big” producers, directors, actors and actresses, and screenwriters at the time, though he conceded that perhaps the “magnitude of the awfulness” was not well known.
“And to me, if Harvey’s behavior is the most reprehensible thing one can imagine, a not-so-distant second is the current flood of sanctimonious denial and condemnation that now crashes upon these shores of rectitude in gloppy tides of bullsh*t righteousness,” he added.
The screenwriter’s social media post comes as more women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct, while other actresses, including Jennifer Lawrence and Reese Witherspoon, have detailed their own allegations of sexual assault and harassment by other Hollywood executives.
Lauren Holly and Mira Sorvino, who starred in Beautiful Girls (top left and top right in the photo above), are among the women who have accused the mogul of sexual misconduct.
Weinstein was expelled from both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America this week, with the PGA also announcing the creation of an Anti-Sexual Harassment Task Force charged with coming up with solutions to sexual harassment in Hollywood.”
If so many people knew, why did they all keep their mouths shut?
Is it possible that they protected Harvey Weinstein because he gave so many of them their careers?
Unfortunately, it definitely seems that way.