The Fall of Harvey Weinstein


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#1820

Chinese trains? Welcome to my daily commute. We squeeze on so tightly when the doors shut and everyone breathes out the entire crowd shifts position as one.


#1821

The other questionable one was Johnny Depp, I think? Since that was an ex-wife making the claim, possibly with an ax to grind.


#1822

I don’t think Depp, so far has been part of #MeToo. I won’t fault that problem squarely on his ex-wife because that’s completely unfair, but so far most of these cases has not involved spouses really, or even long-term girlfriends. I am not sure if anyone has really defined it yet, but it looks like work relationships, casual acquaintances and strangers to me.


#1823

Depp is definitely included- there is a lot of ‘just believe what she says’ around her abuse allegations. Currently, JK Rowling is getting a lot of flack for keeping him in the cast of the next Potterverse movie.


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#1825

His issue with his ex was an issue before the movement. It might be coming up now because of his role in that movie, but it’s not coming up because of #metoo.


#1826

I can’t believe a child molestor is still in a Senate race. Why hasn’t someone shot this asshole yet?

Roll Tide, rednecks.


#1827

I guess I just think of #metoo as shorthand for the greater movement of ‘we need to respect women, in what they say and how we treat them’. Your millage may vary, of course. The Depp issue started before #metoo, but it has legs because the movement does.


#1828

Jesus fucking Christ.

One night in Chicago, I felt his hand up under my slip on the inside of my thighs. I was completely surprised and tried to bat him away while watching the stage for my cues. After the show he was busy with the producer and director so I had no access to him to address it. It then happened almost every show. Six to eight shows a week. I couldn’t speak to him in the moment because I was on a live mic. He kept it up and got more and more aggressive. One night he actually started to stick his fingers inside me. Night after night I went home and cried. I withdrew and got depressed and did not have any good interpersonal relationships with the cast. How could the same man who fought to get me the job, who complimented my work, who essentially launched my career, who gave me the benefit of his wisdom as an actor, how could he also be this sexual power abuser? Was I doing something? Was it my fault?


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#1830

God damn it Hoffman.


#1831

What a stud that Trump is! Any woman should be honored that he tried to slip his circus peanut into her.


#1832

Noice.


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#1834

No wonder Trump loves Fox so much, all those attractive women

You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.


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#1836

Fortunately, he got ahead of this story by denying the Access Hollywood tapes. Case closed!


#1837

Mario Batali the latest who has been credibly accused.

Man, once we get into celebrity chefs, I feel like a big chunk of that industry could come crashing down. Because yeah, that shit is rampant in the food industry, at all levels.