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#1 edjr

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 06:37 AM

https://www.nytimes....llegations.html

 

 

 

 

Two decades ago, the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein invited Ashley Judd to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for what the young actress expected to be a business breakfast meeting. Instead, he had her sent up to his room, where he appeared in a bathrobe and asked if he could give her a massage or she could watch him shower, she recalled in an interview.
 
“How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?” Ms. Judd said she remembers thinking.
 
In 2014, Mr. Weinstein invited Emily Nestor, who had worked just one day as a temporary employee, to the same hotel and made another offer: If she accepted his sexual advances, he would boost her career, according to accounts she provided to colleagues who sent them to Weinstein Company executives. The following year, once again at the Peninsula, a female assistant said Mr. Weinstein badgered her into giving him a massage while he was naked, leaving her “crying and very distraught,” wrote a colleague, Lauren O’Connor, in a searing memo asserting sexual harassment and other misconduct by their boss.
 
“There is a toxic environment for women at this company,” Ms. O’Connor said in the letter, addressed to several executives at the company run by Mr. Weinstein.
 
An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company.
 
During that time, after being confronted with allegations including sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, Mr. Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women, according to two company officials speaking on the condition of anonymity. Among the recipients, The Times found, were a young assistant in New York in 1990, an actress in 1997, an assistant in London in 1998, an Italian model in 2015 and Ms. O’Connor shortly after, according to records and those familiar with the agreements.
 
In a statement to The Times on Thursday afternoon, Mr. Weinstein said: “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go.”
 
He added that he was working with therapists and planning to take a leave of absence to “deal with this issue head on.”
 
Lisa Bloom, a lawyer advising Mr. Weinstein, said in a statement that “he denies many of the accusations as patently false.” In comments to The Times earlier this week, Mr. Weinstein said that many claims in Ms. O’Connor’s memo were “off base” and that they had parted on good terms.
 
He and his representatives declined to comment on any of the settlements, including providing information about who paid them. But Mr. Weinstein said that in addressing employee concerns about workplace issues, “my motto is to keep the peace.”
 
Ms. Bloom, who has been advising Mr. Weinstein over the last year on gender and power dynamics, called him “an old dinosaur learning new ways.” She said she had “explained to him that due to the power difference between a major studio head like him and most others in the industry, whatever his motives, some of his words and behaviors can be perceived as inappropriate, even intimidating.”
 
Though Ms. O’Connor had been writing only about a two-year period, her memo echoed other women’s complaints. Mr. Weinstein required her to have casting discussions with aspiring actresses after they had private appointments in his hotel room, she said, her description matching those of other former employees. She suspected that she and other female Weinstein employees, she wrote, were being used to facilitate liaisons with “vulnerable women who hope he will get them work.”
 
The allegations piled up even as Mr. Weinstein helped define popular culture. He has collected six best-picture Oscars and turned out a number of touchstones, from the films “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” “Pulp Fiction” and “Good Will Hunting” to the television show “Project Runway.” In public, he presents himself as a liberal lion, a champion of women and a winner of not just artistic but humanitarian awards.
 
In 2015, the year Ms. O’Connor wrote her memo, his company distributed “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about campus sexual assault. A longtime Democratic donor, he hosted a fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton in his Manhattan home last year. He employed Malia Obama, the oldest daughter of former President Barack Obama, as an intern this year, and recently helped endow a faculty chair at Rutgers University in Gloria Steinem’s name. During the Sundance Film Festival in January, when Park City, Utah, held its version of nationwide women’s marches, Mr. Weinstein joined the parade.
 

 

 

What a complete dirt bag.

 

This is some good liberal on liberal crime, so you know this ain't a lie.


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#2 Mookz

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 07:26 AM

Who wouldn't want to watch him shower?  :dunno:



#3 Reality

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 07:26 AM

Typical Hollywood liberal scum.



#4 edjr

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 07:28 AM

Who wouldn't want to watch him shower?   :dunno:

 

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#5 TommyGavin

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 07:50 AM

I could of told you that. I thought it was common knowledge.
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#6 Patriotsfatboy1

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:22 AM

I always get Weinstein and Fierstein confused.  I guess this isn't the ghey one.  :dunno:


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#7 drobeski

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:23 AM

Just surprised it's not little boys, that's usually how the Hollywood libs roll

#8 12th Man

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:30 AM

That's just the mild stuff. Hollywood is filthy. I feel badly for the kids.

#9 edjr

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 09:30 AM

Just surprised it's not little boys, that's usually how the Hollywood libs roll

 

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HTH


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#10 parrot

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:13 AM

 

Larry Craig

 

HTH

 Dennis Hastert.  


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Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:19 AM

 

Larry Craig

 

HTH

I miss him. Congress needs more budget balancers, too bad he's an anti-gay crusading closeted gay.


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#12 edjr

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:40 AM

 Dennis Hastert.  

 

Herman Cain

Chris Myers (not espn)

Newt

John Boner

 

etc


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#13 Baker Boy

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 12:04 PM

Harvey Weinstein receives PR help from former Obama adviser, women's right advocate Anita Dunn

Hollywood kingpin and Democrat Party mega-donor Harvey Weinstein is turning fellow liberals into hypocrites at they join the battle to save his tattered reputation from claims he spent decades preying on Hollywood starlets, according to critics.

Anita Dunn, a key aide to President Obama, "counseled" the Tinseltown titan after The New York Times reported that the powerful movie producer sexually harassed Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and at least six other starlets. And his attorney, Lisa Bloom - who is "tutoring" him on how to not act like a pig - built her reputation representing women who claim to have been on the other end of bad behavor.
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"Harvey Weinstein is such a wonderful feminist that he has feminists Lisa Bloom and Anita Dunn fronting for his disgusting misogyny!" tweeted New York Post pundit John Podhoretz.
http://www.foxnews.c...anita-dunn.html

But dont worry, all is well and taken care of

Harvey Weinstein, who admitted on Thursday to a history of sexual harassment against women.

Though he denies many of the allegations, Weinstein apologized for the behavior in a vague statement issued to the New York Times, saying he "[regrets] what happened" and is taking a leave of absence from his company to "deal with this issue head-on."
http://www.foxnews.c...-weinstein.html
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#14 Filthy Fernadez

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 01:17 PM

What good is having clout if you can't exploit it for some booty?

Actually, he's a P.O.S. but Hollywood has always had a casting couch mentality. It's also a closed shop politically.

BBC for the most part is pretty damn good.


#15 wiffleball

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 01:56 PM

 Dennis Hastert.  


The guy from the insurance commercials?
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#16 wiffleball

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 01:57 PM

The problem with the story like this is that from this point forward, you should probably leave about one in six allegations. These b****** jump on the gravy train while they can. What's he going to do? Deny it?
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#17 Baker Boy

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 02:29 PM

BLM may have a point. A black man makes a comment about a question from a white woman and he is a sexist POS.
A white man sexually harasses and abuses multiple women over decades and there is no outrage some even label the women as b********.
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#18 wiffleball

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 02:41 PM

Harvey Weinstein is actually responsible for one hell of a lot of great movies and TV shows.

And then there's Tyler Perry.
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#19 edjr

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 02:45 PM

Harvey Weinstein is actually responsible for one hell of a lot of great movies and TV shows.

And then there's Tyler Perry.

 

Definitely have never sniffed a TP movie.

 

Not sure about HW


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#20 Cdub100

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 04:17 PM

That's just the mild stuff. Hollywood is filthy. I feel badly for the kids.

 

There's a reason child stars are so messed up when they make it to adulthood. At least the ones that make it to adulthood.


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#21 Filthy Fernadez

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:20 PM

Yet another Clinton/Obama affiliated sicko.

BBC for the most part is pretty damn good.


#22 drobeski

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

Matt Damon, another righteous liberal douche helped convince the liberal rag new York times to bury a story on the liberal dirtbag a few years ago.

#23 Filthy Fernadez

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:26 PM

Matt Damon, another righteous liberal douche helped convince the liberal rag new York times to bury a story on the liberal dirtbag a few years ago.


He and Russel Crowe. I am not entertained.

BBC for the most part is pretty damn good.


#24 rholio

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:30 PM

There's a reason child stars are so messed up when they make it to adulthood. At least the ones that make it to adulthood.


This. Hopefully we see more names come out of this.

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#25 Baker Boy

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:49 PM

Why are conservative sexual predators considers perverts while liberal sexual predators are sex addicts who need help?
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#26 supermike80

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:18 PM

The guy from the insurance commercials?


Ah Jesus. I like him very much..but he no help with curve ball

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#27 WhiteWonder

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:25 PM

i liked his character on entourage


Stuck in the process.....

 


#28 rholio

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:38 PM

It's going to be fun to watch Fox news try to take the high ground with this one.

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#29 Baker Boy

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:28 PM

It's going to be fun to watch Fox news try to take the high ground with this one.


Please keep us posted.
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#30 kilroy69

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:41 PM

Anyone else care less that he made hot young women do things for him and to him in return for helping them get famous?
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#31 crackattack

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:50 PM

Anyone else care less that he made hot young women do things for him and to him in return for helping them get famous?


Me.

#32 peenie

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:10 PM

Not sure what type of mental illness is wrong with so many of you on this bored that you can't comment on a story without dragging politics and or race into it.

All I was going to say was that his wife is gorgeous. I really don't say that often about another woman, but she truly is perfect.

There must be no satisfying men.


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#33 Gepetto

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:13 PM

He's short, fat, and ugly, LOL.

 

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#34 supermike80

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:22 PM

Not sure what type of mental illness is wrong with so many of you on this bored that you can't comment on a story without dragging politics and or race into it.
All I was going to say was that his wife is gorgeous. I really don't say that often about another woman, but she truly is perfect.
There must be no satisfying men.


For many it's about conquests. Sad but totally true.
Fairly unattractive guy Like him wants to believe he can get any woman he wants

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start with this premise..

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#35 wiffleball

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:45 PM

Ah Jesus. I like him very much..but he no help with curve ball


Nice.
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#36 wiffleball

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:46 PM

Not sure what type of mental illness is wrong with so many of you on this bored that you can't comment on a story without dragging politics and or race into it.
All I was going to say was that his wife is gorgeous. I really don't say that often about another woman, but she truly is perfect.
There must be no satisfying men.


Women seek the one man who can satisfy their every want and need.

Men seek every woman who can satisfy their one want and need.
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#37 BunnysBastatrds

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:55 PM

Or stoned to deaf.

All my flavors are guranteed to satisfy.


#38 peenie

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:28 PM

So...are you guys just suffering through marriage and monogamous commitments? Is this why you look at porn? Like, if men really need different women to be happy why the heck isn't society set up to satisfy this need? Like why lie about it? Sex with the same guy over and over year after year is not exciting. I can admit that. Why is everybody pretending? I guess there is more to relationships than sex is why. Feel free to explain the male psyche.
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#39 Filthy Fernadez

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:26 AM

Not sure what type of mental illness is wrong with so many of you on this bored that you can't comment on a story without dragging politics and or race into it.

All I was going to say was that his wife is gorgeous. I really don't say that often about another woman, but she truly is perfect.

There must be no satisfying men.

 

You complain about bringing politics into it then turn around with a stereotyping of men.   :doh:


BBC for the most part is pretty damn good.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 05:37 AM

The reality is, there are even today literally a thousand pretty little ingenues would literally claw other girls' eyes out for the chance to lick this guy's diick. They would do it a thousand times over willingly, gleefully, and gratefully. 

 

...Until the parts don't come (or stop coming). Then, they are suddenly victims.

 

Victims of the same system that made half-witted morons who couldn't hold another job famous  millionaires overnight. Gee, where have we seen THAT recently?.


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