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Started by TigerPaws on Mar 11, 2020 10:43:25 PM
Weinstein Got 23 years!

Too much, too little?

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CarlosFandango - 11 Mar 2020 22:55:50 (#1 of 68)

Dunno.

Does a lifetime of monumentally abusive sleazebag behaviour eventually add-up to something akin to a murder rap or two? Should it? Yes, probably - both are monstrous.

Garden - 11 Mar 2020 23:20:13 (#2 of 68)

Why is this in UK News? It's an American story.

TigerPaws - 12 Mar 2020 00:06:59 (#3 of 68)

Weinstein's sentence sends a strong message far beyond the borders of the US.

guigal - 12 Mar 2020 00:19:40 (#4 of 68)

All the way to Edinburgh.

Arjuna - 12 Mar 2020 07:40:22 (#5 of 68)

and the USA folder is a scary place

dottie30 - 12 Mar 2020 07:46:24 (#6 of 68)

It's about right. I think it would be what he'd get here given the pattern of behaviour and likely risk level.

GyratingTrampoline - 12 Mar 2020 08:00:57 (#7 of 68)

Dude on telly reckoning this sets a huge international cultural precedent because his victims continued to work and socialise with him after they were raped, and traditionally in this circumstance he would not be found guilty. So this case can have the effect of changing juries' perception of what rape is.

BasilSeal - 12 Mar 2020 08:35:23 (#8 of 68)

If only he'd worn a comedy wig and dressed as a school boy, TP would have thought him unfairly treated.

ChankNolen - 12 Mar 2020 12:07:47 (#9 of 68)

'All the way to Edinburgh'

I would love it, fucking love it, if Salmond gets sent down.

FrankieTeardrop - 12 Mar 2020 12:08:57 (#10 of 68)

https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2015-02/23/8/enhanced/webdr01/original-8514-1424696880-22.jpg?downsize=700%3A%2A&output-quality=auto&output-format=auto

guigal - 12 Mar 2020 12:30:30 (#11 of 68)

Salmond is on a very sticky wicket. His chances of getting off scot free are minimal. Certainly not without serious financial damage. His show has disappeared from Russia tv, for example.

ZimAgain - 12 Mar 2020 12:32:18 (#12 of 68)

...getting off scot free...

FrankieTeardrop - 12 Mar 2020 12:32:59 (#13 of 68)

His show has disappeared from Russia tv


That's weird - the Russian state loves a good bit of misogynism and violence towards women

FrankieTeardrop - 12 Mar 2020 13:29:53 (#14 of 68)

Blimey:

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/mar/12/kate-beckinsale-harvey-weinstein-rant-new-york-premiere

FleurDuMal - 12 Mar 2020 15:55:24 (#15 of 68)

Jesus.

TheExcession - 12 Mar 2020 16:12:19 (#16 of 68)

Christ almighty, and it's only the tip of a massive iceberg. What an arsehole.

ChankNolen - 12 Mar 2020 17:12:33 (#17 of 68)

As someone who is not especially woke by natural instinct, it is sobering to confront the scale of the problem, its widespread nature, and the extent to which it is going on in plain sight.

Gotout - 12 Mar 2020 17:21:40 (#18 of 68)

Hopefully he will meet a few large friends who will introduce him to some of the more intimate customs of his new abode.

brooklyn - 12 Mar 2020 17:26:47 (#19 of 68)

apparently the corrections folks have him under essentially constant observation. they don't need a problem like the feds managed with Epstein.

SinnerBoy - 12 Mar 2020 18:31:12 (#20 of 68)

Yes gotout, a rapist punished for rape by being raped. By rapists.

Can you see any flaw?

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