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#1 Hoyaheel

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:41 AM

Get ready for it. There’s a big story that might be breaking soon. And even though it doesn’t involve a movie star proper, this is someone who’s worked with many, many movie stars. Who has made movie stars. Which means, if this scandal is as potentially explosive as it seems right now, we’ll be talking about the implications for months.

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive yesterday, both The New York Times and The New Yorker are working on stories about Harvey Weinstein, specifically about his “personal behaviour”. Variety followed up with a report specifying that the publications are expected to be “detailing sexual allegations and improper workplace behaviour against him”. And that “some women making the charges are believed to be on the record”. Apparently the New York Times has been in contact with “dozens of current and former employees of Weinstein” and they could also have access “internal human resources documents”.

 

When THR reached out to Harvey for comment, he was all swagger:

"The story sounds so good, I want to buy the movie rights."

Perhaps he’s not worried because over the last few weeks, he’s been lining up a formidable legal team and securing the services of the best crisis management specialists in the business. And he’ll need it, as per Variety, Jodi Kantor, a respected and experienced journalist, is working on the story for The New York Times and Ronan Farrow has supposedly been on it for The New Yorker for almost a year. The NYT and The New Yorker aren’t exactly The National Enquirer and the Daily Mail.

Neither publication has confirmed what they’re publishing – or if they’re even publishing anything at all but Variety claims that one of the pieces could come as early as this week. If, that is, they’re not intimidated by Harvey’s reputation. Because Harvey Weinstein has long been known to be one of the most aggressive and intimidating power players in Hollywood, even without all the legal support that he’s already said to have enlisted. Also, not that the timing for this sh-t is ever great, but it’s especially unfortunate, where he’s concerned, because we’re just getting started on Oscar season. And Harvey is always a factor during Oscar season. This season, The Weinstein Company has three films that could be contenders: the critically acclaimed Wind RiverThe Current War, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon, and The Upside which Joanna wrote during TIFF could have a “Blind Side” appeal to it for awards season. If – and it’s still a big IF right now – these two stories come out, Harvey’s personal drama will overshadow all of those projects. This, obviously, is not the priority discussion topic where Harvey is concerned should this story break, but as I mentioned off the top, the reverberations around any possible scandal will be wide, affecting so many different corners of the business.

 

The main corner, however, will be how the rest of Hollywood will react to whatever the NYT and The New Yorker have planned. Do you remember Rose McGowan’s tweet last year?

It was believed that Rose was referring to Robert Rodriguez, her former fiancé, whose film Planet Terror was distributed by Miramax (Harvey’s company).

This is what Rose tweeted yesterday, presumably after hearing about these imminent Harvey Weinstein stories, and repurposing his quote:

Note Asia Argento’s response to that tweet. It was Harvey Weinstein who gave Asia her first English-speaking role back in the 90s and then guided her career. Both Rose and Asia have much lower profiles in Hollywood now than they used to. Coincidence or conspiracy?

Keeping a very close watch on this one.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

 

http://www.laineygos...isconduct/48094



#2 Hoyaheel

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:42 AM

He's been a regular guess when issues of the (UGH that name) "casting  couch" have been blind items.....



#3 Hoyaheel

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:51 AM

Here's the Times piece

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

 



#4 Hoyaheel

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:53 AM

Infuriated that Lisa Bloom (daughter of Gloria Alred...) is one of his lawyers. He's "taking a break" to seek therapy and confront his issues head on.

 

His only issue is that, after 3 decades of harassing women, he got caught and outed publicly....

 



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 01:25 PM

Harvey Weinstein is disgusting. I'm glad he's finally being outed.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 06:32 PM

http://www.ibtimes.c...ned-file-sexual


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#7 Hoyaheel

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 03:55 AM

Fucker.

 

But then we've known this for a looooooong time. Not only is he a sexual predator, he treats his employees badly in other ways. He has a horrible temper. Did anyone else read Twins of Tribeca? Thinly veiled fiction about the Weinstein brothers....



#8 Hoyaheel

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 04:45 AM

https://twitter.com/...052157274583040



#9 Hoyaheel

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 04:57 AM

https://www.thecut.c...me-out-now.html

 

I have been having conversations about Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment for more than 17 years.

 

 



#10 Hoyaheel

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 03:53 AM

Lisa Bloom resigned, under pressure (esp her mom, apparently). Well Duh. How did she think it would look to act on behalf of the accusers of Cosby but for Weinstein? 



#11 Hoyaheel

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 03:30 PM

Weinstein fired by his board....

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 03:34 PM

Weinstein fired by his board....

 

Can't believe it finally happened!!!



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Posted 08 October 2017 - 04:40 PM

Thank goodness - 20+ years too late but better late than never!
The most accident prone person on the planet..... :(

#14 Maxiemom

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:55 AM

It will be interesting to see if (how many?) others spill the tea now that he's out of there.



#15 Hoyaheel

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 05:19 AM

So so many. Page Six is pretty much Harvey Harvey Harvey the past few days, including allegations it was his brother Bob who pushed the NYT expose. Also that the company will have to change its name. And yes, women are coming out of the woodwork now. Which is a shame. He was protected for SO DAMN LONG.



#16 Hihomumio

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:40 AM

So so many. Page Six is pretty much Harvey Harvey Harvey the past few days, including allegations it was his brother Bob who pushed the NYT expose. Also that the company will have to change its name. And yes, women are coming out of the woodwork now. Which is a shame. He was protected for SO DAMN LONG.


They also need to at least out those who protected him. I don't know if there could be anything like accessory charges, but it would be good to know ALL of their names. Expose them! Everyone involved knew they were doing wrong, now they should be named. Public shaming is the least they can endure.


 



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:23 PM

 

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You Oughta Be In Pictures

 

October 9, 2017

[Blind Gossip]

 

Right now, it’s all about the words.

 

Some are talking, some are staying silent. Some are pretending they knew nothing, others are acknowledging that that they heard the rumors but not the specifics.

 

A lot of words. Some true. Some worthy of an exaggerated eye roll.

 

You know what no one is talking about yet? The pictures!

 

Some taken by the producer. Some taken by the women and sent to him at his request. Some were sent unsolicited.

 

He has a lot of photos and videos. Some of them were sent to him voluntarily by actresses who are now famous. If even ONE woman tries to file some sort of law suit against him, then all those images could become evidence, and that one actress could wind up taking down dozens/hundreds of other women with her. That’s one reason why they are quiet right now because they are terrified that there is no “right” thing for them to do.

 

Similar: A Weird Kind Of Sexting

Producer:

Actresses in private photos/videos:

[Optional] If you knew that he had photos or videos of you, what would you do right now?



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:28 PM

I was very disappointed by Meryl Streep's statement that she had no idea any of this was happening. I have to call BS on that; I knew about it, and I have no connections to the entertainment industry. I find it impossible to believe that Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, et al. were oblivious to what was happening.


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#19 witchkitten

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:09 PM

Of course, along with all of the voices condemning Weinstein we have Donna Karan defending him by victim blaming:

http://pagesix.com/2...-asking-for-it/

 

And here's a story about how Weinstein, with the help of Matt Damon, killed an exposé of Weinstein for the New York Times in 2004. 

http://www.celebitch...expose_in_2004/



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:29 AM

 

So so many. Page Six is pretty much Harvey Harvey Harvey the past few days, including allegations it was his brother Bob who pushed the NYT expose. Also that the company will have to change its name. And yes, women are coming out of the woodwork now. Which is a shame. He was protected for SO DAMN LONG.

They also need to at least out those who protected him. I don't know if there could be anything like accessory charges, but it would be good to know ALL of their names. Expose them! Everyone involved knew they were doing wrong, now they should be named. Public shaming is the least they can endure.


 

 

But, that would be most of Hollywood.  Everyone knew and kept their mouths shut.  And how far do you take it?  All the women who were harassed by him (and I honestly believe the number is in the thousands) who remained silent or even praised him in public, because they didn't want be black-balled... allowing a few brave women like Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd to speak out and effectively lose their careers.  Disgusting and so so scary.






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