Harvey Weinstein Says That He Is A Champion Of Women – His Victims Respond
Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein said in a New York Post interview that he should be remembered as a champion of women rather than as a rapist.
Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is worried about his future reputation after the onslaught of sexual assault and harassment accusations. In an interview with the New York Post, Weinstein wanted to remind the world that he has done a lot for women. The Miramax co-founder wants to be known as a champion of women, despite the fact that numerous women have accused him of rape.
Weinstein gave the interview from New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Presumably to prove that the is indeed in frail health and not faking it for sympathy. The producer says he suffered an injury on August 1st which required the removal a trio of bone plates compressing his vertebrae.
‘Feminist’ Harvey Weinstein
In his interview with the New York Post, Weinstein appeared completely clueless as to the severity of the allegations against him. He believes he is a feminist.
“I feel like the forgotten man,’’ the 67-year-old alleged rapist griped last week.
“I made more movies directed by women and about women than any filmmaker, and I’m talking about 30 years ago. I’m not talking about now when it’s vogue. I did it first! I pioneered it!” he bragged.
“It all got eviscerated because of what happened,’’ Weinstein said bitterly. “My work has been forgotten.’’
The disgraced Tinseltown tyrant goes on trial January 6th for rape. But, that is not how he wants to be remembered. “I want this city to recognize who I was instead of what I’ve become,” Weinstein stated.
People facing such horrific allegations from numerous sources don’t generally succeed redefining their image.
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That message is lost on Weinstein. Who demands we remember him as a feminist hero rather than a rapist. He believes he should be applauded and praised for his professional treatment of women and the social justice causes that he championed.
My jaw literally dropped when I read this headline.
I can think of a lot of things #harveyweinstein deserves. A pat on the back is not one of them.
Jail time would be a good start, but my mind is a lot darker & more creative than that. https://t.co/W9tuzo3P7M
— Katie Hill (@KatieHill4CA) December 16, 2019
Weinstein And Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow accused Weinstein of sexual harassment. The embattled Hollywood producer believes this is irrelevant because he got Gwyneth a big payday.
“Gwyneth Paltrow in 2003 got $10 million to make a movie called ‘View from the Top,’ ” Weinstein whined. “She was the highest-paid female actor in an independent film. Higher-paid than all the men,” he crowed.
The Shakespeare In Love actress is credited as one of the earliest sources in the Weinstein investigation, though originally opting to talk off-the-record.
On the Today Show in September, the two New York Times reporters who broke the 2017 story that lead Weinstein’s eventual charges, said “Gwyneth [Paltrow] was actually one of the first people to get on the phone, and she was determined to help this investigation even when Harvey Weinstein showed up to a party at her house early and she was sort of forced to hide in the bathroom [while speaking to reporters].”
Weinstein Accusers Respond
Twenty-three of Weinstein’s victim’s released a statement following his interview. They are making it clear that he will not be permitted to define his legacy. The Silence Breakers include Rose McGowan, Rosanna Arquette, and Ashley Judd.
“Harvey Weinstein is trying to gaslight society again,” said the official statement from the Silence Breakers. “He says in a new interview he doesn’t want to be forgotten. Well, he won’t be. He will be remembered as a sexual predator and an unrepentant abuser who took everything and deserves nothing. He will be remembered by the collective will of countless women who stood up and said enough. We refuse to let this predator rewrite his legacy of abuse.”
In response to an interview published today in @nypost's @PageSix, 23 women who came forward to report Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct have issued the following statement: pic.twitter.com/lX1E2W2KWT
— TIME'S UP (@TIMESUPNOW) December 16, 2019
I agree with Katie Hill, that New York Post headline is a real jaw-dropper. Harvey Weinstein is completely tone-deaf.
Sorry, Harvey but you don’t get a pass for assaulting or harassing someone because they got paid.