Harvey Weinstein is in a world of trouble.
The accused rapist is facing allegations that could lead to him spending the rest of his life behind bars, and somehow he has a nonchalant attitude like it’s no big deal.
And what the disgraced super-producer just said about his accusers will leave you speechless.
The entire #MeToo movement that’s pervading Hollywood right now began with the uncovering of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual deviances.
Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, and Brett Ratner were some of the other big names to have their careers instantly ended due to rampant accusations, but Harvey’s were by far the worst.
The disgraced Academy Award winner has been silent for the most part since these allegations were first revealed in a New York Times and New Yorker piece late last year.
But what he said to Greek journalist Panagiotis “Taki” Theodoracopulos was unbelievably eye-opening and disgusting when he described how the Hollywood climate has always offered movie roles for sex.
Weinstein said, “You were born rich and privileged and you were handsome. I was born poor, ugly, Jewish and had to fight all my life to get somewhere. You got lots a girls, no girl looked at me until I made it big in Hollywood.”
Do you see how pathetic his justification is? He’s actually playing the empathy card for his alleged actions.
And when he was asked if he ever offered roles in exchange for sex, Weinstein admitted,“Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone. But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman.”
But all of this will come out in court, won’t it Harvey?
Let’s be fair though, is it surprising that sex is traded for careers?
Hasn’t this always been a long-running joke in Hollywood?
When a movie is made about the Hollywood industry, there’s always some producer, studio executive, or high-powered character who has some sort of ridiculous and aggressive sexual perversion.
Where do you think that comes from? It comes from real-life people like Harvey Weinstein.
There were many people who weren’t surprised at all by Harvey’s allegations.
Charlize Theron wrote this on Instagram after the accusations were revealed, “The women who have spoken about their abuse are brave and heroic and although I didn’t have a personal experience like this with Harvey Weinstein, I unfortunately cannot say I’m surprised. This culture has always existed, not just in Hollywood, but across the world.”
In 2005, Courtney Love was asked if she had any advice for “a young girl moving to Hollywood,” and after carefully thinking about it said, “If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in the Four Seasons [hotel] don’t go.”
Even President Trump said he was “not at all surprised” by the allegations.
Anybody in Hollywood who tells you they didn’t know about it just means they didn’t care or they looked the other way.
We should all demand to know who the other predators are who give roles in return for sex, don’t you think?