Harvey Weinstein, the co-founder of the indie mini-majors Miramax and The Weinstein Company, has been accused of sexual harassment against multiple women over the course of decades by The New York Times, with a New Yorker feature, written by Ronan Farrow, apparently in the works, too. Indiewire has a timeline of the various accusations leveled against the media mogul here.
After releasing a bizarre statement a couple of days ago, he announced he would be suing the NYT for reckless reporting and defamatory statements. Yesterday, a TV reporter revealed that Weinstein cornered and masturbated in front of her ten years ago. After being called out by her mother, Lisa Bloom resigned as an adviser to Harvey Weinstein today.
He’s now on indefinite leave from TWC with his brother, Bob, and David Glasser assuming leadership of the company, but Harvey hasn’t been suspended yet. The studio was in dire straits before for this news surfaced, so even if they cut ties with Harvey, their future isn’t looking bright.
Given that Harvey’s a high-profile democrat supporter, the MAGA crowd are having a field day with this.
One person who’s not surprised by the allegations (those who live in glass houses and all that)…