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Sat Oct 7, 2017, 12:54 PM

People asking "is Harvey Weinstein's career over?

like Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, and Casey Affleck aren't thriving in Hollywood and Donald Trump isn't President.


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Reply People asking "is Harvey Weinstein's career over? (Original post)
HAB911 Oct 2017 OP
JI7 Oct 2017 #1
frogmarch Oct 2017 #3
PoliticAverse Oct 2017 #4
PoliticAverse Oct 2017 #2
HAB911 Oct 2017 #5
oberliner Oct 2017 #6
HAB911 Oct 2017 #7
TexasBushwhacker Oct 2017 #13
Not Ruth Oct 2017 #8
oberliner Oct 2017 #9
Not Ruth Oct 2017 #10
oberliner Oct 2017 #11
JI7 Oct 2017 #14
frazzled Oct 2017 #12

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 01:21 PM

1. What did casey affleck do ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 01:26 PM

3. I didn't know either.

I found this.

http://time.com/4645846/what-to-know-about-the-casey-affleck-oscar-controversy/

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In 2010, two women who had worked on Affleck’s experimental film I’m Still Here filed sexual harassment suits against him. One of the women claimed that Affleck crawled into bed with her without her consent while she was asleep. He allegedly pressured the other woman to stay in his hotel room and “violently grabbed [her] arm in an effort to intimidate her into staying” when she refused, according to the complaint.

The women claimed he verbally disparaged them and directed a subordinate to expose himself to one of them, among other types of misconduct. They also said that Affleck and the film's star, Joaquin Phoenix, locked themselves in the women's shared hotel room with two other women, allegedly to have sex with them.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 01:25 PM

2. I wouldn't exactly say Polanski is "thriving in Hollywood" as he can't set foot in the US...

without being arrested.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 01:39 PM

5. Lisa Bloom‏

I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein.
My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.


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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 01:39 PM

6. What are your thoughts on the subject?

 

Should his career be over? And the others you named?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 01:43 PM

7. Personally, I love movies out of the Weinstein shop

great movies

Unless he repents, and he seems on the surface to be trying.

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 04:57 PM

13. It's kind of weird though

Harvey's behavior was kind of a Hollywood "secret" like Bill Cosby's behavior was. It was pretty well known, but people kept doing business with him and his brother Bob.

Then there's the alleged pedophiles in Hollywood that include Bryan Singer of X-Men and The Usual Suspects fame.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 01:53 PM

8. He has a lot of enemies that are very happy right now

 

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 01:55 PM

9. Such as the numerous women he sexually harrassed

 

And/or assaulted.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 02:02 PM

10. More like most of Hollywod

 

From 6 years ago.....

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2011/03/weinstein-miramax-201103


Everyone in the entertainment world knows his story. A middle-class kid from Queens, a onetime concert promoter who emerged with his brother in the early 1990s as the leading maker and marketer of independent films, Weinstein made his name during an unprecedented streak, from 1992 to 2003, when his beloved Miramax studio produced at least one best-picture nominee every year. The contradiction that made him so fascinating was how a man who produced such wonderful films—Trainspotting, Cold Mountain, Good Will Hunting, to name a few—could produce such boorish behavior. In Hollywood, everyone seems to have a favorite Harvey tirade. The time he told The New York Observer he was “the fucking sheriff of this fucking lawless piece-of-shit town.” The time he screamed at Terry McAuliffe, then chairman of the Democratic Party, over some now forgotten bit of political trivia: “You motherfucker! I’ll rip your balls off!” (Weinstein denies this happened.)

That was Harvey Weinstein then and, though such outbursts seem rare these days, probably still is. An aide tells the story of a “slight” tantrum he recently threw on the set of a movie filming outside London, after which he apologized for “being an asshole,” at which point someone piped up, “Yeah, but you’re our asshole, and we’re glad you’re back.” Ask his peers about Weinstein these days and you hear that kind of thing a lot. Where once he was viewed as a spitting, cursing blowhard, today, at 58, Weinstein is often described in warmer terms, as a throwback to the passionate, sometimes vulgar studio heads of yore, such as Harry Cohn and Jack Warner. Having sold Miramax to the Disney Company in 1993, then leaving in a rancorous dispute with its C.E.O., Michael Eisner, in 2005, he was surprised to find much of Hollywood actually cheering him on when he tried to buy back Miramax last year.

“I think just about everybody was rooting for them,” says Tom Freston, the former Viacom C.E.O., “because, while Harvey is sort of the anti-Hollywood, underneath all the bluster people really do root for him because he is sort of emblematic of the Hollywood of yesteryear, the big, burly guy who steps on a lot of toes, who does it his own way. It harks back to the reasons many of us got into this business.”

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 02:03 PM

11. Sounds like an awful human being

 

From everything I've read about him.

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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 05:44 PM

14. Victims is probably more accurate.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Oct 7, 2017, 03:55 PM

12. It was pretty much over before this came out

Weinstein Company had not had a big hit for a while, because younger independent production companies such as A24 were taking over the limelight. Harvey had become the past.

Indeed, the only reason we are hearing (or rather reading) about this now (it was the biggest unspoken secret around) is BECAUSE Weinstein was on the wane. The New York Times and other entertainment/media outlets no longer had to fear Harvey threatening to pull all his big-bucks advertising: he hadn't been advertising for several years already. The actresses involved no longer had to fear losing Harvey's magic blessing on their careers; there were plenty of hot new producers to rely on.

Money and power talk: as long as Weinstein was riding high, he could pay off his accusers in private, and the media (although they knew) was silent. Lose your power, and you're fair game. This is what happened to Cosby: as soon as he was a has-been it all came out. It will happen to Trump.

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