I guess when your asshole ways have you facing life in prison, you have to pick and choose when to defend your horrid name in order to maybe (?) have a chance at getting out of the slammer before you’re six feet under. Harvey Weinstein may be the original festering fungus that got the #metoo movement ball rolling, and there may be a phone book’s worth of names of women who allege he forced them into pretty horrific sexual scenarios, but he now claims “FAKE NEWS!” about an article that says he admitted to exchanging parts in a movie for sex. Continue reading
Back when I was six or seven and my mom would let me skip swimming practice to watch Oprah after school, I was always transfixed by those ITT Technical Institute commercials that came on right after the ambulance chaser lawyer ads that said you could be entitled to millions if you had taken Fen-Phen. Since I had never taken Fen-Phen, I knew my fortunes would have to lie elsewhere: like that high-paying paralegal career promised by ITT Tech! I knew I’d be rich. Alas, I chased my fortunes elsewhere in freelance writing (* cough *), but Harvey Weinstein apparently shared my dream because he’s now working as a paralegal on his own defense strategy for being arguably one of the worst people in the world. Or, y’know, his lawyers just didn’t want to punish any of their good paralegals by making them work near Harvey. Continue reading
When Harvey Weinstein turned himself into the police last month, he was charged with rape and sexual abuse in cases involving two women in New York City. He continued to maintain that any encounters with either of the women were consensual. Harvey posted $1 million bail on a $10 million bond, and he was out to wait for his trial. I’m sure Harvey wasn’t too worried, but he’s probably soaking his XXL pants right now. According to The Blast, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has announced they’ve got Harvey on several more charges.
Back in January 2017, airline workers found Rose McGowan’s wallet after she left the plane at Washington Dulles International Airport, and inside they found cocaine. Rose swore the coke wasn’t hers, and claimed it was planted by one of Harvey Weinstein’s minions. Regardless of what Rose wanted the law to believe, the law has recently determined that she was in possession of coke that day.
Brian DePalma, who gave us Carrie, The Untouchables, and one of the greatest films of all time – Femme Fatale – says he’s in the process of making a Harvey Weinstein-themed horror movie. Too soon? You have to wonder where all these suddenly expressive people were when this grossness was an open secret in Hollywood? When Courtney Love is the only whistleblower…
There’s extra reason to throw back a cold cocktail of your choice this afternoon (mine will be a self-invented drink called the Ha Ha Harvey, made of the best booze in my liquor cabinet and shaken with 100% pettiness). As expected, Harvey Weinstein surrendered himself to the NYPD’s 1st precinct this morning. The only way this news could be better would be if Detective Fin Tutuola were standing at the door to mutter, “Looks like there’s one less perv on the streets” on his walk in.