Harvey Weinstein is now walking back the things his legal team said about Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence in their attempt to block a class action lawsuit from happening. Both Meryl and Jennifer were extremely pissed that Harvey’s attorneys would use them of examples of women who worked with Harvey and didn’t get harassed or assaulted. Public statements were released, and they were essentially formal PR ways of saying “Keep my name out of your mouth.” Harvey’s team also dragged Gwyneth Paltrow into it, but she hasn’t responded to him. It was a low move, and that’s saying something, considering that I’m pretty sure Harvey’s team is working in the foundation under the sub-basement of good taste at this point.
Harvey Weinstein Dragged Meryl Streep And Jennifer Lawrence Into One Of His Lawsuits, And They’re Not Happy
According to Page Six, Harvey Weinstein and his team is trying to get a judge to throw out a New York class-action sexual harassment lawsuit from six lesser-known actresses. Harvey’s team responded to the lawsuit in court documents and used Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence as examples of two actresses he didn’t harass or assault. If the case ever goes to trial, don’t expect to see Meryl and Jennifer holding up Justice4Harv signs while wearing Free Harv t-shirts on his side of the courtroom, because they’re pissed.
While Harvey Weinstein is spending his winter hibernating in Arizona, his lawyers back home are keeping warm under a thick layer of lawsuits. And there’s a new, extra-thick lawsuit that was recently added to the top of the pile. According to NBC News, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit on Sunday against Harvey Weinstein, accusing him of subjecting his employees to years of “pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination.”
One of the sadder stories to come out of the ten billion sad stories that make up the Harvey Weinstein scandal is the suicide of film executive Jill Messick, 50, this week. Jill was the former Miramax executive who previously managed Rose McGowan’s career in the late-90s. She was Rose’s manager in 1997 when Rose claims Harvey Weinstein raped her at the Sundance Film Festival. Since the floodgates of scandal opened, Rose has gone in on Jill, publicly blaming her for not being supportive of her after the alleged rape and for taking a job with her supposed rapist. Jill’s family said it took a toll on her. Rose posted about her former manager’s death on Instagram yesterday. Continue reading
As if the situation between Rose McGowan and Harvey Weinstein couldn’t get any more awful, we have this really awful news. The Hollywood Reporter says that Rose’s former manager (and later, former employee of Miramax) Jill Messick was found dead on Wednesday after taking her own life at the age of 50. According to a pretty heavy statement from her family, it sounds like they believe her death was related to Rose’s fight against Harvey.
Uma Thurman fought the molten rage that was preventing her from speaking out against her former cinematic overseer Harvey Weinstein, and finally did so in a New York Times piece yesterday. Uma claims Harvey sexually assaulted her, threatened her career if she took any action against him, and supposedly colluded with his pet director Quentin Tarantino to mess with her on the set of the Kill Bill movies. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Horrendous Harvey might be planning on suing Uma for falsely accusing him. Keep in mind that Uma is the 635,412th woman to accuse Harvey of sexual assault in recent months, so methinks his case is shaky. He wouldn’t even make Judge Judy with it. He wouldn’t even make that one show where there’s three low-rent judges who argue with each other and then take it out on the defendants with it. (Three low-rent judges does not make a Judge Judy.)