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Monday, February 24, 2020

Weinstein guilty

Now we'll have to see what sort of wrist slap the judge attempts to give the evil creature instead of the 29-year maximum sentence possible. But these guilty verdicts should open the door to more Hollywood trials, so that's a good thing.
Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of third degree rape and a criminal sexual act in his high profile New York trial.

The disgraced Hollywood producer was convicted by a jury of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013.

He was found not guilty of the two most serious counts of predatory sexual assault and also first degree rape in relation to Mann.
And one needn't feel sorry for the quasi-hookers who are obviously more than willing to trade access to their bodies for roles to understand that it is necessary to shut down the Hollywood sin factory.
Hollywood finds itself on trial as well. The New York case exposed systemic harassment within parts of the industry — so much so that some people declined to be named in this piece, or even speak to me about the topic, for fear of retribution. Some who I reached out to implied that they had stories of ongoing harassment, but could not go any further than that and were unwilling to go on the record.
It is good when the wicked live in fear of judgment.

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44 Comments:

Blogger Akulkis February 24, 2020 12:18 PM  

One small step for Jessica Mann, one giant leap for mankind.

Blogger Haus frau February 24, 2020 12:22 PM  

In and of itself, what he did wasn't "rape-rape", as whoopie would say, but it's a wonderful thing to see this reptilian hermaphrodite taken out of circulation. Does anyone doubt that he has participated in pedophilic activities? Undoubtedly he has given his former status and this conviction is a weak distraction tactic.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 24, 2020 12:28 PM  

So far it is a good game of justice theatre, he is being kept in custody. I'd lay odds he has a dossier and that he will strangle himself to death in a jail cell and the dossier will be whispered about but never produced.

Blogger Unknown February 24, 2020 12:34 PM  

Havent really been following this, but weren't there 900 or so female actresses in the #metoo movement? Where are the rest of them who claim they've been raped, molested, coerced, looked at sideways etc.? I thought it was pretty straightforward, you let old rich white guy bang you, you get a movie deal?

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 24, 2020 12:36 PM  

And one needn't feel sorry for the quasi-hookers who are obviously more than willing to trade access to their bodies for roles to understand that it is necessary to shut down the Hollywood sin factory.
As so often, there aren't any good guys. Bust the directors for rape, bust the actors and actresses for prostitution.

Blogger stevev February 24, 2020 12:38 PM  

It beggars belief the predatory assault charge didn't stick. I'd view it as a sort of reverse nullification. The charge is evident on its face, and on his. An exec above reproach would never seek to have a young, attractive woman come to his room alone to "discuss" her career.

Blogger Storm Rhode February 24, 2020 12:39 PM  

If women traded sex for lucrative movie jobs, shouldn't they be charged with prostitution?

Blogger Balkan Yankee February 24, 2020 12:40 PM  

Hillary's Bag Man did not kill himself.

Blogger Robert Browning February 24, 2020 12:41 PM  

This, along with the Epstein business, was about stopping Hillary Clinton from becoming president.

Blogger Rattlesnake_Kid February 24, 2020 12:43 PM  

Old rich fellow white guy.

Blogger Haus frau February 24, 2020 12:45 PM  

@4 i think they only cried rape when the rich old white guy didn't follow through on the movie deal. They should have taken him to small claims court.

Blogger Anthea February 24, 2020 1:03 PM  

The whole case was based on hearsay. No physical evidence or eyewitnesses were brought to court. The prosecutors brought in two actresses, like Annabella Sciorra, to tell their personal stories that had nothing to do with the two complainants' case (Mann & Haleyi). These women were only there to assassinate Weinstein's character, but the defense wasn't allowed to bring in their "assassins" which would have been all the love letters that Mann sent Weinstein. No doubt, Weinstein is a pig and used his power to get sexual favors (like hundreds of other Hollywood producers), but I don't believe the court proved beyond a reasonable doubt that he was guilty.

Blogger MNW February 24, 2020 1:06 PM  

Weinstein will be sacrificed to preserve the status quo.

Unless the GE starts mass arrests this is a distraction and little more.

Blogger tuberman February 24, 2020 1:10 PM  

Famous picture of Oprah "introducing" a new girl to Weinstein: How it works.

Did you see the picture of Oprah pimping a young girl to Weinstein? There was a scared look of horror on her face. Some are naive, or too stupid to know the Ticket's price. Weinstein, Oprah and others don't explain the price clearly up front, it's just assumed.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 24, 2020 1:16 PM  

Haus frau wrote:They should have taken him to small claims court.
Doesn't there have to be at least $50 in value before you can take a case to small claims? Not sure these two would meet that threshold.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 24, 2020 1:17 PM  

Anthea wrote:... but I don't believe the court proved beyond a reasonable doubt that he was guilty.
Do you still believe in the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and Santa?
MNW wrote:Weinstein will be sacrificed to preserve the status quo.
This is much closer to the truth than the fairy tales from your social studies class.

Blogger Clay February 24, 2020 1:37 PM  

Huh. I wonder what the world would think of Alfred Hitchcock today. Tippi Hedren comes to mind.

Blogger tuberman February 24, 2020 1:38 PM  

"Unless the GE starts mass arrests this is a distraction and little more."

Agree that mass arrests necessary, but this is not even a distraction, rather a message that the worst their side gets will be a mild hand slap. Yet that was true for Epstein the first arrests too, then he became no longer an asset. Avenatti too was once an important "asset." Now, not so much. No Name was a very important DS asset, and he didn't die of brain cancer.

Then again, you probably believe the MSM accounts.

Blogger Daniel February 24, 2020 2:33 PM  

Now is when we find out if Hollywood's outer defenses (killing Michael Jackson, pinging low hanging execs) are enough to protect the Spielberg-level monsters.

Because Weinstein didn't rape himself.

Blogger Anglegrindermonkey February 24, 2020 2:40 PM  

Hmm maybe.

Trump gives the best deals first when negotiating.

Is this come clean early take a small punch in the gut, keep your fortune, leave the field.

Fight to the last and the rubble will bounce.

If the severity escalates could be a pattern. Weinstein made it to trial despite a road traffic collision. Break a deal, face the wheel?

Blogger Newscaper312 February 24, 2020 2:46 PM  

Anthea,
My "principled" brain says he is evil scum, but no real rape victim keeps going back for more.
BUT now I've come around to see these bastards need to be taken down using their tools and standards against them, evening not ideal. Or at least reminded once in a while they're not as immune as they think.
This is war by other means.

Blogger Lazarus February 24, 2020 2:52 PM  

Remember this?

Harvey Weinstein Oct., 2017

T“I don’t think we need guns in this country, and I hate it. And I think the NRA is a disaster area.” The producer went on to share his plans to make an anti-NRA feature film, titled, The Senator’s Wife. Weinstein noted, “I'm going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we're going to take this head-on. And they're going to wish they weren't alive after I'm done with them.” The mogul also contended that the movie would damage the gun industry, stating, “Gun stocks, I don't want to be involved in that stuff. It's going to be like crash and burn.”

Sounds like that project may be on hold.

Blogger Coyote Man February 24, 2020 3:20 PM  

The one I'm looking forward to is the Corey Feldman documentary on March 9th, if it actually gets out.

Blogger YehudaL February 24, 2020 3:29 PM  

one needn't feel sorry for the quasi-hookers who are obviously more than willing to trade access to their bodies for roles

Yup, just looked up 3rd degree rape. Was practically written for cases like these.

Having said that, inquiries into possible familial ties between the legal minds who invented the term, and the aforementioned perpetrator, can be diagnosed as a symptom of antisemitism.

Blogger Dan in Georgia February 24, 2020 3:43 PM  

Lazarus wrote:Remember this?

Harvey Weinstein Oct., 2017

T“I don’t think we need guns in this country, and I hate it. And I think the NRA is a disaster area.” The producer went on to share his plans to make an anti-NRA feature film, titled, The Senator’s Wife. Weinstein noted, “I'm going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we're going to take this head-on. And they're going to wish they weren't alive after I'm done with them.” The mogul also contended that the movie would damage the gun industry, stating, “Gun stocks, I don't want to be involved in that stuff. It's going to be like crash and burn.”

Sounds like that project may be on hold.


This may have been an October Surprise that was going to be sprung this year.

It's telling that that weirdo thought his Michael Moore type "guns are evil" nonsense would make gun sales drop. Glock and the NRA would **love** for another gun-grabber to get elected president. Obama was "Gun Salesman of the Year" for 8 consecutive years.

These people truly are stupid.

Blogger rikjames.313 February 24, 2020 4:18 PM  

My state, the feds, and I understand most states, have sentencing guidelines. The judge is supposed to justify 'departures'. Sort of like doing a 1040EZ tax return, only for the crime.

A big part of Epstein's special deal was the plea, so low balling Harv is going to be harder

Blogger APL February 24, 2020 4:39 PM  

Did none of you heartless people, not feel sorry for Harvey as he hobbled into court with his zimmer frame?

stevev: "An exec above reproach would never seek to have a young, attractive woman come to his room alone to "discuss" her career."

One scenario was the female victim was accompanied by another female associate of Weinstein, who left the office at an opportune moment.

Solidarity of the Sisterhood.

Blogger Silly but True February 24, 2020 4:41 PM  

Stations couldn’t even refrain from broadcasting Powder, or more recently Fathom Events with making Jeepers Creepers 3 release an event. Or giving awards to a guy who anally raped a thirteen year old and skipped his sentencing.

There’s no way Hollywood machine quits showing True Romance, Pulp Fiction, The English Patient, Scream (incl. Scream 2 & Scream 3), Mimic, Good Will Hunting, Jackie Brown, She’s All That, The Cider House Rules, Clerks, The Prophecy franchise, various Hellraisers, Spy Kids franchise, various Scary Movie films.

Gangs of New York
Chicago
The Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King

If Weinstein can stay alive in prison, he’ll find his ability to spend all his royalties probably is going to decrease. Well, unless the price of staying alive in prison gets pretty expensive.

Blogger Up from the pond February 24, 2020 5:03 PM  

His most far-reaching crime was cultural, backing vile Tarantino movies.

Blogger jeffinjapan February 24, 2020 5:30 PM  

“ It is good when the wicked live in fear of judgment.”

If only they lived in fear of the final judgment of God.

Blogger TheMaleRei February 24, 2020 6:46 PM  

APL wrote:Did none of you heartless people, not feel sorry for Harvey as he hobbled into court with his zimmer frame?

stevev: "An exec above reproach would never seek to have a young, attractive woman come to his room alone to "discuss" her career."

One scenario was the female victim was accompanied by another female associate of Weinstein, who left the office at an opportune moment.

Solidarity of the Sisterhood.


Oh, yes, that was documented in more than a few interviews by women who were accompanied by one or more other women and then they departed, leaving the woman alone with Weinstein.

There is sisterhood in very carefully defined conditions, not for those women, obviously.

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 24, 2020 7:22 PM  

We'll know how much information he has by how well he's treated. Or if he has too much by how long he lives.

Blogger Technomad February 24, 2020 8:51 PM  

I'd bet that a lot of these accusations came about because either the promised roles didn't materialize, the roles weren't as good as expected, the movies didn't do well, or the Oscars didn't materialize. The "casting couch" is older than movies, and a lot of women will cheerfully Do The Dirty Deed for the proper rewards.

Blogger Jack Amok February 24, 2020 9:20 PM  

Weinstein will be sacrificed to preserve the status quo.
...
We'll know how much information he has by how well he's treated. Or if he has too much by how long he lives.


Well, he's already in the hospital with chest pains. Did someone decide another jail cell hanging would be too obvious and went with poison? Or are folks who want him to roll over and give info getting him away from correctional units?

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants February 24, 2020 9:28 PM  

24 months probation with a Max of 18 mos in jail

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 24, 2020 10:05 PM  

"And one needn't feel sorry for the quasi-hookers who are obviously more than willing to trade access to their bodies for"

The line between an honest woman and a prostitute is easily blurred, and what man can say the difference between temptation being removed rather than endured. Innocent? No, but it didn't have to be this way.

"I thought it was pretty straightforward, you let old rich (((white))) guy bang you, you get a movie deal?"

FIFY.

Of course, it's not that straightforward. As with any kind of seduction, the tricks within human law are to imply everything, promise nothing, and supply nothing.

Like what modern marriage contracts have become.

"If women traded sex for lucrative movie jobs, shouldn't they be charged with prostitution?"

Yes, but prostitution isn't illegal everywhere.

"No doubt, Weinstein is a pig and used his power to get sexual favors (like hundreds of other Hollywood producers), but I don't believe the court proved beyond a reasonable doubt that he was guilty."

So what? They're trying to use him as a scapegoat to distract attention and punishment from themselves. We need to turn him into the narrow end of the prosecution wedge. It's the easiest current inroad, and he earned whatever punishment he receives when he became part of the organ of sin.

As for guns, of course weinie's against them. The possibility that one of your abuse victims could suddenly snap and kill you in a couple of seconds flat scares the shit out of any would-be or has-been abusers.

Blogger Lunchbag Lizard February 24, 2020 10:07 PM  

Weinstein is responsible for producing such filth as Clerks II, an anti-Christian comedy light on actual laughs. He has caused many younger, less-intelligent, Christians to lose their faith in the face of (((Hollywood)))'s mockery. Let him suffer. The man sowed scorn, he will now reap it.

Blogger God Emperor Memes February 24, 2020 11:01 PM  

Weinstein will be fine. He's very wealthy and will be in a place where everything is for sale.

Blogger God Emperor Memes February 24, 2020 11:18 PM  

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/meryl-streep-targeted-by-street-artists-she-knew-posters-1069400

Blogger John Rockwell February 25, 2020 8:25 AM  

He did use crutches to look frail and elict sympathy which he threw away when not need.

That was disgusting. Whatever sympathy I may have had was completely evaporated.

Blogger Nate73 February 25, 2020 12:23 PM  

@40: It's almost as if a certain tribal (((group))) thinks they're better than you.

Blogger Crew February 25, 2020 1:39 PM  

And more pedos are being charged!

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/fbi-nypd-raid-fashion-exec-peter-nygards-headquarters-sex-trafficking-pedophilia

Blogger Saint February 25, 2020 1:44 PM  

Everything about this case is as disgusting as Weinstein himself.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 25, 2020 7:16 PM  

Crew wrote:And more pedos are being charged!
More small fry, but still good news.

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