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Even The Wolf likely can't clean up Harvey Weinstein's pending troubles

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Double Down, Oct 5, 2017.

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  1. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    The legendary producer's (Pulp Fiction; Good Will Hunting; Clerks; Shakespeare in Love) long-rumored, but never published private behavior toward women is about to be the subject of a Times and New Yorker piece, and he's scrambling for lawyers.

    Harvey Weinstein Lawyers Up for Bombshell New York Times, New Yorker Stories

    Gawker, back when it was alive, tap-danced around these rumors, which in Hollywood are supposedly an "open secret."

    Tell Us What You Know About Harvey Weinstein's "Open Secret"

    Since Harvey is a long-time supporter of the Democratic party, and liberal causes, I'm certain we will have ample time to hear from YF, our in-house media critic, theorize on how this renders any criticism of Donald Trump moot. I personally would not want Harvey Weinstein holding the nuclear codes either, but your mileage may vary depending on how much you liked The English Patient.

    Stay tuned for updates.
  2. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    NYT and The New Yorker both going at this story? Libtard on libtard crime? The legitimizing of once fake news sources?
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I nearly posted his a little bit ago, but figured it was best to leave it to someone else.

    I'll be curious to see what comes out, and how Hollywood reacts.
  4. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    This could be quite the bombshell, if it includes name actresses (which, it very well may, including from the 1990s).

    Not that misogyny and slimeball men are new in the movie business.

    But Harvey Scissorhands is particularly crummy.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I assume he has threatened the careers of the reporters as he did the Entourage cast. He sounds like such a delight.

    But, Pulp Fiction.
  6. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    It's Hollywood. Tom Cruise is the face of a relgious cult and routinely gets work
  7. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    If the Times/NYer somehow convinced Gretchen Mol or Blake Lively or Naya Rivera (three women long-rumored to have been subjected to his grossness) OTR, I think it's about to get very bad for Harvey.
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  8. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Wait... when did anyone ever think Hollywood execs were good people? I always assumed they were degenerate scumbags.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I don't know why anyone would go out of their way to protect Weinstein. He lowballs independent filmmakers at Sundance and then makes millions off of their work. It isn't like he's a creative. His greatest talent is mounting Academy Award publicity campaigns. Nobody makes money off of him. It's always the other way around.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


    Ronan Farrow, the former MSNBC host, is doing the story for the New Yorker, according to multiple individuals with knowledge of the situation.
  11. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    That stood out to me too. I wonder if, having grown up in Hollywood and obviously been at the center of something really screwed up, he was able to convince some people to talk who otherwise wouldn't have talked.
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    "And I said to myself, this is the business we've chosen; I didn't ask who gave the order, because it had nothing to do with business! "
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