that was even remotely associated with or worked for harvey KNEW what was going with weinstein for the past TWENTY-FIVE YEARS so harvey must have really pissed off the wrong people or person. The left initially tried to defend him with gloria alred’s (a disgusting, money chasing misanthrope in her own right) daughter, lisa bloom, out making a fool of herself and the feminist singers, ashley judd and others, ruining their careers with excuses for his behavior. Contrast this with what they would have done to any conservative and you can get sick on the hypocrisy. Any sentient person is no longer even slightly surprised by the hypocrisy but the funniest thing about this hypocrisy is how not everyone got the “word” until Saturday that it was time to hang harvey out to dry, you no linger had to be a hypocrite. The feminist’s have all backtracked with bloom now looking like an even bigger fool than when she was defending him. And the women “victims” are now starting to come out of the woodwork. I am sure by the time this story finishes there will be a 100 women or more (and we can only imagine how many he must have paid off over the years).
While it is funny how when everyone got the word they abandoned old harvey like a rotten sack of potatoes the very fact that an entire troop of leftist apologists can be caused to reverse course should trouble everyone. Weinstein was a pig and he still is. These fool women who were out saying how he is coming forward to share what a pig he was and to show how he can become a “better” person deserve what they get and should never be listened to again. On top of that, behavior like this cannot be hidden, so I would dare say everyone on the board and especially his brother KNEW what a pig harvey is and they all chose to look the other way so their careers and futures should be over also. These people are all pigs by association and any of them that even feigns shock is a liar and probably partook, or wish he had, of the casting director’s couch along with harvey. (As an aside, to pretend for a moment that harvey’s actions are new or novel is the height of insincerity and those that come forward with that nonsense should also loose their futures).
So, it is hardly the female squishes that prized money, fame and fortune over virtue or fidelity – it is the world’s oldest profession after all – that is surprising . What is surprising is that they are now coming forward after 25 years of abuse at his hands, of knowing what he was doing, of allowing other “innocent” girls to fall prey and pretending they were not willing whores. But, even more surprising is what did harvey do to someone more powerful than he who was able to get these prostitutes to start singing and get the ny times to run with the story and who is that person? They were able to completely ruin harvey even though much of the left wanted to stick by him until they too got the word that perhaps what, they were next? For while it is not surprising to see an amoral, money chasing, small fry like bloom change course the defining death blow is the resignation of lanny davis, clinton confidant and insider – this tells you someone very big is involved. It is funny to see all these rats deserting a sinking ship but the big question is, WHY NOW?
Is he being made an example of? I could understand if he were a republican but very large democrat donors are revered and not easily replaced. Who has the ability to gather enough information and proof on not only harvey but also all the prostitutes and everyone in harvey’s company? And then enough on bloom and the other defenders to get them to turn tail and run? Sounds like much too big an operation for anyone but someone who has access to everyone’s information which drastically limits the possibilities. Leaving the only other question besides, why now, as, what is the motive? Figure out either one and you will have the other.
Resignations, fallout grow for embattled producer Weinstein
FILE – In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Harvey Weinstein attends the “Reservoir Dogs” 25th anniversary screening during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Attorney Lisa Bloom says she is no longer representing Weinstein as he confronts sexual harassment allegations. Bloom posted Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, on Twitter that she has resigned as an adviser to Weinstein. She added that he and his board of directors are, quote, “moving toward an agreement. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A prominent attorney said Saturday she is no longer representing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein as he confronts sexual harassment allegations dating back years, while a TV news anchor lodged another claim of misconduct against the movie mogul and a third board member resigned from Weinstein’s company.
The developments, along with the departure of yet another lawyer for Weinstein, are the latest fallout from allegations against the Oscar-winning producer that The New York Times detailed in an expose Thursday.
“My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement,” attorney Lisa Bloom said in announcing her resignation on Twitter.
Bloom didn’t respond to an email request for further comment. She previously has represented victims of sexual harassment and assault. Her work with the co-chair of The Weinstein Co. drew fierce criticism online. Bloom is the daughter of well-known Los Angeles women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred.
Charles Harder, another attorney representing Weinstein, didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment on the developments. A Weinstein Co. spokeswoman, Nicole Quenqua, declined to comment.
Lanny Davis, a lawyer who also was working with Weinstein, is no longer advising the producer, said a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly.
Davis declined comment, his office said.
President Donald Trump, preparing to board a helicopter to travel from the White House to a North Carolina fundraiser on Saturday, was asked by reporters to weigh in on the embattled Hollywood figure. “I’ve known Harvey Weinstein a long time,” Trump replied. When asked if he was surprised by the accusations, the president replied: “I’m not at all surprised to see it.”
Trump brushed off a query about his 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape comments, in which he bragged about women letting him kiss them and grab their genitals because he is famous.
“That’s locker room,” he said, echoing his characterization of the remarks after the audio was revealed during last year’s presidential campaign.
The allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein were detailed in a report this week by The New York Times. Weinstein is on indefinite leave from the company he co-founded while it conducts an investigation into the claims made by women including actors Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan and stretching back years.
TV anchor Lauren Sivan added to them, detailing an alleged 2007 encounter with Weinstein in a HuffPost report Friday. Sivan, then working at a New York cable channel, Long Island 12, alleged that Weinstein cornered her in the hallway of a Manhattan restaurant closed to the public and masturbated in front of her.
Sivan said she had rejected an attempt by Weinstein to kiss her. “Well, can you just stand there and shut up,” she claims he responded.
Sivan, who is now a reporter and host for Fox broadcast TV’s Los Angeles station, Fox 11, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. But she reaffirmed the HuffPost report on Twitter.
“Yeah. This happened. luckily I didn’t need a job or favor from him + didn’t have to be polite. Others did. Keep that in mind,” she tweeted, then followed up with a second post: “For those asking why I waited? YOU try telling that story 10 yrs ago. Only possible now because of women with bigger names far braver than me.”
The scandal’s fallout included the resignation of Weinstein Co. board member Marc Lasry, charirman and CEO of Avenue Capital Group, which was confirmed Saturday by a Lasry spokesman, Todd Fogarty. Lasry joined an exodus from the nine-member board, with billionaire Dirk Ziff and, according to reports, Technicolor executive Tim Sarnoff also leaving.
On another front, “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski tweeted that “unless Harvey resigns” she will withdraw from a three-book deal she struck last summer with Weinstein Books.
“Authors, actors, and moviemakers should not work for any Weinstein company until he resigns. Not a close call,” she tweeted, along with this: “Harvey Weinstein needs to resign from his companies, face his sickness, and go into a long, self-imposed exile.”
Weinstein has exerted power in Hollywood for three decades, producing films including “Pulp Fiction” and “Shakespeare in Love,” for which he won an Oscar. But his stature has diminished in recent years and his company has suffered from a string of executive exits, layoffs mounting lawsuits and delayed releases.
The New York Times article chronicled allegations against Weinstein from Judd and former employees at both The Weinstein Co. and Weinstein’s former company, Miramax, over the course of several decades. The report made an enormous impact felt throughout the movie industry and elsewhere.
“This abuse of power must be called out, however powerful the abuser, and we must publicly stand with those brave enough to come forward,” wrote actress America Ferrera on Twitter. Many others, including Lena Dunham and Brie Larson also added their voices to the uproar.
The board of directors has pressured Weinstein to step down from the company he helped create, said a person familiar with the board’s deliberations who was not authorized to speak publicly. Weinstein has resisted, hoping to weather the storm. Discussions between Weinstein and the board have been heated and contentious, the person said.
Leadership of the Weinstein Co. will be assumed by Bob Weinstein, who is Harvey Weinstein’s brother, and David Glasser, the company’s chief operating officer.
Harvey Weinstein on Thursday issued a lengthy statement that acknowledged causing “a lot of pain.” He also asked for “a second chance.” But Weinstein and his lawyers, including Harder, have criticized the New York Times’ report in statements and interviews, though neither has referenced anything specific.
“We are confident in the accuracy of our reporting,” said a New York Times spokesperson in a statement. “Mr. Weinstein was aware and able to respond to specific allegations in our story before publication. In fact, we published his response in full.”
In an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Weinstein attorney Lisa Bloom had both defended Weinstein and acknowledged he’d been “stupid.” She saluted the women who have come forward to allege wrongdoing but said many allegations were overblown and consisted of Weinstein telling a woman she “looked cute without my glasses.”
Congressional Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, on Friday began giving charities thousands of dollars in donations they had received from Weinstein.
AP Film Writer Jake Coyle in New York and Associated Press writer Tarek Hamada in Phoenix contributed to this report.