“I’m Used To It!” – Harvey Weinstein
I hate it when a guy can’t take no for an answer. And apparently, Hollywood powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein, can’t. And that led to his downfall.
The worst-kept secret is out! One of the most powerful men in Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein, is a sexual predator. His wife knows. His company knows. The all-male board of The Weinstein Company knows. Everybody knows! In fact, if you say his name slowly, it sounds really creepy.
Apparently his bad behavior of sexual harassment has been going on for decades, according to explosive investigative reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker. Talk about spilling some t-e-a. That Harvey Weinstein bomb has been ticking for a very, very, very long time. And when it exploded in Hollywood, the silence was deafening. Call it shock. Call it fear. Call it whatever you want. It took everyone a minute to realize that another dam of sexual misconduct was breaking. And thanks to timing and some #girlpower, the floodgates opened!
More than 40 women have accused Weinstein of either sexual harassment, sexual assault and/or rape, including Oscar winners Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie as well as Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and Rosanna Arquette. Weinstein has been paying off women for his p*ssy-grabbing ways for a long time. Actresses, agents, publicists, managers, and other industry insiders whispered among themselves, and warned clients of Weinstein’s ways. In fact, in a 2012 episode of NBC’s “30 Rock,” one of the characters – Jenna, portrayed by Jane Krakowsk — cracked a joke, saying “I turned down intercourse with Harvey Weinstein on no less than three occasions … .” Folks knew, but Weinstein was protected by his White privilege, power and clout.
Call it power hungry, power tripping, ego tripping or just trippin,’ boo! A Hollywood kingmaker has been dethroned. Weinstein is done. So done, he was fired from his own company. So done, The Weinstein Company is considering changing its name. So done, they are removing his name from tv and film credits. So done, they’ve kicked him out of the Academy! So done, they are selling “RIP Harvey Weinstein” t-shirts and hoodies online. Done … or at least “done for now.” To be continued.
Weinstein joins the club of mighty titans who’ve fallen because of their bad boy behavior – that is, Roger Ailes, Bill Cosby and Bill O’Reilly. This just might be a season of cleansing the palette of sexual harassment in Hollywood. Almost a year ago, America was treated to the “locker room talk” of Donald Trump and the former “Today Show” host Billy Bush with the release of the 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape. Caught on tape, Trump admitted to sexually-assaulting women. Movie goers love a good sequel. Well, Weinstein gave us one.