Harvey Weinstein Fired After Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Against Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan And More
SMH… Add Harvey Weinstein to the long list of powerful rich men who also are alleged dirty dogs. Sunday was reckoning day for the Hollyweird honcho who was fired after a scathing report was published by The New York Times on Thursday detailing a history of alleged misconduct that stretches nearly 30 years back!
Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan are among Weinstein’s most famous victims, according to the report:
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.
Wild right? What would you do if you were put in this situation?
In 1997, Mr. Weinstein reached a previously undisclosed settlement with Rose McGowan, then a 23-year-old-actress, after an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival. The $100,000 settlement was “not to be construed as an admission” by Mr. Weinstein, but intended to “avoid litigation and buy peace,” according to the legal document, which was reviewed by The Times. Ms. McGowan had just appeared in the slasher film “Scream” and would later star in the television show “Charmed.” She declined to comment.
McGowan didn’t comment for the Times article but she’s been really vocal on Twitter, we’ll share some of her tweets on the next page.
Famous women weren’t Weinstein’s only alleged victims. According to the Times, numerous young employees were paid settlements or were subjected to shady situations :
Across the years and continents, accounts of Mr. Weinstein’s conduct share a common narrative: Women reported to a hotel for what they thought were work reasons, only to discover that Mr. Weinstein, who has been married for most of three decades, sometimes seemed to have different interests. His home base was New York, but his rolling headquarters were luxury hotels: the Peninsula Beverly Hills and the Savoy in London, the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc near the Cannes Film Festival in France and the Stein Eriksen Lodge near the Sundance Film Festival.
Working for Mr. Weinstein could mean getting him out of bed in the morning and doing “turndown duty” late at night, preparing him for sleep. Like the colleague cited in Ms. O’Connor’s memo, some junior employees required to perform those tasks said they were disturbing.
YIKES… Dude sounds like a SUPER CREEP.
Weinstein took a leave of absence immediately after the Times report was published and issued this statement:
“I came of age in the 60’s and 70’s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then,” he wrote in a lengthy statement on Thursday, October 5. “I have since learned it’s not an excuse, in the office — or out of it. To anyone. I realized some time ago that I needed to be a better person and my interactions with the people I work with have changed. 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. That is my commitment.”
He’s reportedly been working with Lisa Bloom for some time to help him get his act right, but she stepped down over the weekend when things got too hot for her.
Things also became too hot for his company and Weinstein was canned by The Weinstein Company
“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company — Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar — have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately,” the Weinstein Company board of representatives said in a statement to Us Weekly on Sunday.
So how did this all go on so long without Weinstein being publicly outed? We’re pretty sure the plot will continue to thicken as the week goes on.
There have already been more women coming forward by the days…
There have been voices of support for the victims
Since this ish blew up, conservatives are loving it because Weinstein was such a support of liberal politicians and of course it takes some of the heat off their own nasty man… Chief Cheeto. So disgusting that they are relishing this…. Peep:
The good news is, there are people doing the right thing
Hit the flip for tweets from Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd and other supporters for the victims
It’s impossible to read these tweets and not know this woman experienced something awful.