When a highly successful man hides a disreputable life behind his public persona, a million people say, ‘I told you so’ even though they’d never told a soul. And so it came to pass for Hideous Harvey Weinstein.
After the New York Times published a scathing, indepth article about Harvey Weinstein several decades of pay-to-play treatment of actresses and female employees finally came to light.
The NY Times exposé went all the way back to 1997, when Hideous Harvey was a figurative giant in Hollywood. Now, in just a few days, these ‘muckety muck’ stories have travelled all the way from New York to front page of the Daily Mail.
One such story is that of Hollywood actress, Ashley Judd. She recalls being summoned to Weinstein’s hotel room for what she thought was a casting session. Once inside the room Weinstein asked her to give him a massage and then watch him take a shower. Who could possibly refuse?
Don’t think that Ashley Judd’s tale of patriarchal woe is the only one. No, the NY Times have interviewed dozens more women. Several women went on record, charging Weinstein with similar hotel room massage offers in exchange for help with their careers.
Who exposed Weinstein?
Like politics, the entertainment industry detests having it’s dirty laundry aired in public. They don’t see this kind of publicity as helpful.
It’s no surprise then that over the years Hideous Harvey was aided and abetted by many. His unravelling has exposed an entire matrix of cover-up partnerships. Not only has Hollywood remained silent, the Fourth Estate has been covering up for Weinstein for years.
Reports are suggesting that Weinstein bought reporters and paid publications for advertising in order to ensure he was never outed. Maybe Hideous Harvey should have paid the NY Times a little more.
So, after decades of sickening behavior toward women, who talked?
Well sibling rivalry is nothing if it isn’t a bitch. Page Six has reported that Hideous Harvey’s downfall may have come courtesy of his brother Bob Weinstein.
Apparently a “former staffer” at Weinstein’s company says that Bob, who co-founded The Weinstein Company, may have exposed Hideous Harvey as a piggish lech in order to take over their company.
Naturally Bob Weinstein has denied the allegations telling TMZ,
“ My brother Harvey is obviously a very sick man. I’ve urged him to seek immediate professional help because he is in dire need of it. His remorse and apologies to the victims of his abuse are hollow. He said he would go away for help and has yet to do so.
He has proven himself to be a world class liar and now rather than seeking help he is looking to blame others. His assertion is categorically untrue from A to Z.
I pray he gets the help that he needs and I believe that it is him behind all of these stories to distract from his own failure to get help.”
In other Hideous Harvey news, The New York Times reports that Weinstein’s leave of absence from the company is now being described as “indefinite.”
Also, Hideous Harvey’s wife, Georgina Chapman, has announced that she is leaving the movie mogul for good.
More bad news came for Hideous Harvey yesterday when his attorney Lisa Bloom, who was on his damage control team, resigned. She announced she was jumping off the sinking ship as more Hideous Harvey news was revealed by Fox.
Ironically Lisa Bloom has made a career representing victims of sexual abuse.