So many people, especially Hollywood liberals, knew that Harvey Weinstein was a sexual pervert but kept their mouths shut! I mean this scumbag operated with such disgusting behavior for decades! It’s really pretty amazing to watch and see who is defending this creep and who is denying Weinstein had a problem, like Clinton and Obamas.
I guess as long as actors made money or politicians got donations, what did they care what Weinstein did? As long as it didn’t hurt them, right?
Now, a top Hollywood actress admits that she knew about it for a year but said nothing.
The New York Times expose was quickly followed by an in-depth piece in The New Yorker that added some more famous names to Weinstein’s laundry list of victims. Among them, Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette.
Then, more news came out. First Ashely Judd told her story, then Gwyneth Paltrow, then Rose McGowan. It seemed that everyone was just waiting for the first bomb to drop before they felt comfortable speaking out about their own abuse.
Actress Jane Fonda, a proud liberal, admitted recently to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that she “found out about Harvey a year ago, and I’m ashamed that I didn’t say anything right then.”
Seriously? I highly doubt anyone in Hollywood DIDN’T know about this?
When Amanpour pressed Fonda about why she held onto such a damning secret, claiming that Fonda is known as being “so bold,” the Hollywood veteran said that she didn’t feel it was her place to speak out.
“I – I don’t,” Fonda stuttered, “I was not that bold, because I guess it hadn’t happened to me, and so I didn’t feel it was my place.” She then explained that now, since the victim Fonda knew about came forward, she feels comfortable saying that she knew.
“One of the women who has spoken out, Rosanna Arquette, told me, and uhm, you know, it came as a shock and a great disappointment,” Fonda said, then shifted quickly back to her main thesis, saying “this male entitlement” was to blame.
Even Fonda said ‘Apparently it was so common…everyone must have known…’
Even Fonda said, ‘If we all talked and told…they’d be afraid to act….’
Herein lies the problem.
For many, this has been an open secret in Hollywood. During the 2013 Oscars, host Seth MacFarlane even referred to the abuse when he announced the five nominees for Best Supporting Actress quipping, “Congratulations, You five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein.”
MacFarlane revealed that his “joke” was a targeted swing at Weinstein due to a colleague of his, Jessica Barth, revealing that she had been victimized by the executive. Once she opened up and told her story, MacFarlane was quick to let everyone know that his joke was no accident.
“It was with this account in mind that, when I hosted the Oscars in 2013, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a hard swing in his direction,” MacFarlane said adding, “Make no mistake, this came from a place of loathing and anger. There is nothing more abhorrent and indefensible than abuse of power such as this. I respect and applaud my friend Jessica and those sharing their stories for their decision to come forward, and for being champions of the truth.”
While MacFarlane and Brad Pitt seemed to be the only men willing to speak out, at least a little, in regards to knowing about Weinstein’s antics, in a sea of Hollywood insiders who knew… their voices were just not enough. Hollywood needed to unite around these victims and speak out collectively. Fonda, unfortunately, wasn’t willing to do that.
Many knew about Weinstein’s abuse but said nothing, and it was this silence that allowed Weinstein to continue victimizing women for decades. Plenty of Hollywood stars use the excuse that “it’s not their story to tell,” but in all actuality, when those women reached out to them and told them about the abuse… that was a cry for help.
Pretty sad isn’t it? To think all these people in Hollywood KNEW, yet nobody stood up and did the right thing! I just don’t have much respect for most of these actors in Hollywood, including Jane Fonda.
Where was Jane Fonda and the others in Hollywood when actor Corey Feldman was making these claims years ago? These same people ridiculed Feldman for saying there was a ‘circle of older men that surrounded themselves around this group of kids’?
It’s amazing what power and money will do right? It doesn’t matter if it’s Harvey Weinstein or Hillary Clinton. People with power and money think they are above the law. It’s nice to see, sooner or later, the law catch up to perverts like Harvey Weinstein. You can bet money, there are more where he came from too!
What do you think, Jane? Are their others where Harvey Weinstein came from? Or are you protecting those guys too?
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