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Started by TigerPaws on 13-Oct-2017 05:47:11
Brit Cops to investigate Weinstein

London’s Metropolitan police have opened an inquiry into the Hollywood producer’s alleged actions.

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WillodeanKnuth - 13 Oct 2017 05:48:19 (#1 of 2278)

You should get Portuplod involved.

bossab2 - 13 Oct 2017 07:01:59 (#2 of 2278)

Not much point going to the plod.

They've not arrested anyone over Grenfell.

WillodeanKnuth - 13 Oct 2017 07:08:07 (#3 of 2278)

They should arrest you over Grenfell.

darkhorse - 13 Oct 2017 09:02:02 (#4 of 2278)

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/12/harvey-weinstein-alleged-assault-sophie-dix-english-actor-ruined-career?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

It is also nice to reflect that many sexual harassers are probably looking at somebody as powerful as Weinstein beign taken down and are hopefully cacking themselves and having sleepless nights.

Ginmonkey - 13 Oct 2017 09:03:59 (#5 of 2278)

Nice victim blaming in the thread header there.

invicta - 13 Oct 2017 09:06:02 (#6 of 2278)

Nothing's got to court yet, mind, but the speed at which he has been ditched by everyone shows that people are now more willing to believe the women who report the assaults. This type of savile-esque behaviour is an established MO.

Ginmonkey - 13 Oct 2017 09:07:57 (#7 of 2278)

To be honest, like the Savile stuff, Weinstein's behaviour has been openly talked about for years.

darkhorse - 13 Oct 2017 09:08:22 (#8 of 2278)

Guardian helpfully summarises all the accusations so far:

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/11/the-allegations-against-harvey-weinstein-what-we-know-so-far?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

So far.

dottie30 - 13 Oct 2017 09:09:32 (#9 of 2278)

And it should be noted, the NYT didn't just report 'allegations'. They had details of gagging orders, silence payments, taped evidence; etc. The journalism was top-notch. The industry in the UK should take note.

ChankNolen - 13 Oct 2017 10:29:16 (#10 of 2278)

Weinstein's a No No.

upgoerfive - 13 Oct 2017 10:31:29 (#11 of 2278)

The journalism was top-notch. The industry in the UK should take note.



Or they could, you know, just keep feeding us tits, celebs, football, and immigration ...

JerkinMcGherkin - 13 Oct 2017 10:36:00 (#12 of 2278)

I read the New York Times weekend edition these days. Nice to be reminded what journalism looks like.

dottie30 - 13 Oct 2017 10:37:49 (#13 of 2278)

It's not just about one man anyway. And it's not just about sex. It's about exploitation.

It's the utter hypocrisy of the industry. Its pretend progressive agenda hiding the reality - it's a cesspit of mediocrity, full of shallow fuckwits who think they are great intellectuals (our own British contingent being no better). The repeatedly punctuated howls of 'right on' politics on gender, race, sexuality hiding the loathesome reality.

It's the most pernicious, least diverse and most misogynistic industry there is.

And it isn't just the powerhouse of film. In the theatre, actors and stage crew are exploited shamelessly, in their early years being expected to work for free in order to get their portfolio up. The BBC carries on existing because its contracts are exploitative, zero hours and with almost no security.

My grandmother thought that being an actor was one up from being a whore. Perhaps there was something in that. (And I'm not victim blaming. I'm talking about the entertainment industry in general - and metaphorically).

What was it Monroe said? "Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul."

KizzyK - 13 Oct 2017 10:41:21 (#14 of 2278)

I think you'll find several women went to the police actually TigerPaws, Weinstein then paid them off to keep it behind the scenes and threatened to ruin the careers of numerous others if they told people what he had done. Its not fucking passive aggressive behaviour to realise you are a nobody compared to a hugely feted and powerful person and to feel like you have no choice but to put up and shut up until you are in a stronger position to do something about it.

dottie30 - 13 Oct 2017 10:42:28 (#15 of 2278)

Exactly kizzy. They were faced with the might of Weinstein in court with all the defence money he could buy and who would no doubt paint them as evil, money grabbing kiss and tells while destroying any hope of a career.

dottie30 - 13 Oct 2017 10:46:51 (#16 of 2278)

And they were also faced with precedent.

Remember when Tyson got done for rape? 'Feminists' like Oprah Winfrey were lining up to support him over this dirty little madam who 'willingly' entered his hotel room.

machiavelli - 13 Oct 2017 10:54:36 (#17 of 2278)

ChankNolen - 13 Oct 2017 10:29:16 ( #10 of 16)

Weinstein's a No No.

Heh!

JessicaEccles6 - 13 Oct 2017 10:56:15 (#18 of 2278)

It seems not one woman took the crime against her person seriously enough to go straight to the police with evidence



Yes, that is why women don't go to the police. Because really they want it or don't mind being groped by some sleazeball if they can get a job out of it....

MsCharDonnay - 13 Oct 2017 11:02:28 (#19 of 2278)

Thank goodness someone understands at last.

Imagine how many rapists have suffered for years what with people thinking rape is a bad thing.

WibbleAgain - 13 Oct 2017 11:08:38 (#20 of 2278)

I'm amazed there're always people who'd think somehow or other the women are the baddies - in this case passive aggressive - in sex crime/harassment cases, no matter what the facts are.

I shouldn't be amazed. Sexual assault and harassment is prevalent. Most women have been subjected to it, and therefore a huge number of men do it. The law of averages would mean at least some men of our acquaintance do it, and on the internet, some male posters we encounter do it. That's why there are always people who would defend the perpetrators.

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