We are beginning to see a changing of the guard under President Trump’s administration where those who thought they could get away with crimes are getting their comeuppance.
Billionaire and convicted child rapist Jeffrey Epstein was a close Bill & Hillary Clinton ally before he committed suicide. Slowly but surely, the dominoes are falling for those that relied on the Clintons for protection in the eyes of the justice system.
But they’re not in power any longer and this Clinton ally had these six insane words to say following his guilty verdict.
One of the Clintons’ biggest political donors and fundraisers was disgraced Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein who was on top of the world before investigative journalist, Ronan Farrow, exposed his decades-long sexual deviances in a damaging piece that sparked the #MeToo movement.
Many Hollywood careers were rightly destroyed due to the allegations against them that included Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and others.
Cosby’s accusations were technically before the #MeToo era but Harvey Weinstein is the first to be convicted of the ones who were named when the movement began.
Although Weinstein avoided conviction of his more serious charges like 1st degree rape, which would have likely landed him in jail for the rest of his life, the Academy Award winner was convicted of 3rd degree rape and criminal sexual acts in the first degree, which carries a minimum of five years in prison.
The man responsible for “Shakespeare in Love” could face up to 25 years, which would effectively be a life sentence given his age and supposed declining health.
Weinstein frequently used a walker to and from the courthouse to gain sympathy from the jurors but it obviously didn’t work. He also complained of chest pains immediately after his conviction and was sent to the hospital rather than to jail.
But it was five striking words he said following his conviction to his attorney Arthur Aidala that really makes you think that Clinton allies really don’t follow the same rules as the rest of us. He said, “How could this happen in America?”
The full quote; Aidala reportedly told Variety was; “The words he said over and over again to me is, ‘I’m innocent, I’m innocent, I’m innocent. How could this happen in America?’”
Imagine saying that when you escaped the most serious charges.
A statement from the Weinstein accusers read, “While it is disappointing that today’s outcome does not deliver the true, full justice that so many women deserve, Harvey Weinstein will now forever be known as a convicted serial predator.”
Meanwhile, Weinstein faces charges in Los Angeles over sexual deviances as well. His legal troubles are not over just yet.
LA prosecutors charged him of raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in 2013.
In America, a person should be given the benefit of the doubt of innocence until proven guilty but when the evidence is stacked higher than a plate of pancakes then it really goes without saying. That’s not to say innocent people aren’t convicted but victim corroboration in this case was overwhelming.
Weinstein’s sexual deviances were widely known amongst Hollywood circles for decades and everybody was too afraid to speak out either because they felt their career could be in jeopardy due to his power or he would literally hire people to intimidate them into silence.
Just because you’re an ally, donor and fundraiser for the Clintons doesn’t absolve you of wrongdoing. While Weinstein did escape his more serious charges, at least the jury had the wherewithal to convict him of something.
Just a little over two years ago, Weinstein was one of the most powerful people in Hollywood and now he’s currently behind bars until March 11th when his sentencing will be handed down.