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Weinstein Company Fires Harvey Weinstein Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Weinstein Company Fires Harvey Weinstein Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Sexual harassment allegations well known in Hollywood for years.

Last week, The New York Times published an article filled with sexual harassment allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein that spans decades.

On Sunday night, the board of directors at The Weinstein Company decided to let him go over these allegations, which have been well known in Hollywood.

From CNNMoney:

The remaining board of directors at The Weinstein Company said the decision was made “in light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days.”

Weinstein’s brother Robert, who goes by Bob, was one of the board members who made the decision.

“The directors of The Weinstein Company — Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar — have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately,” a statement from the company said Sunday evening.

The company had already placed him on indefinite leave of absence.

Weinstein also lost two prominent lawyers who consulted him on the sexual harassment claims: Lisa Bloom and Lanny Davis.

Bloom, Gloria Allred’s daughter, received a lot of criticism for her choice to consult Weinstein, including from her mother. From NBC News:

Bloom’s mother, the powerful lawyer Gloria Allred, jeered her daughter, saying: “Had I been asked by Mr. Weinstein to represent him, I would have declined, because I do not represent individuals accused of sex harassment.”

The claims of sexual harassment has also hit the Democrat Party hard as well since Weinstein is a major donor to the party along with liberal organizations. Kemberlee blogged last Friday about what brought about the claims even though it seems everyone knew about his disgusting behavior.

Kemberlee mentioned Rebecca Traister’s article at The Cut, which implies that these women and the NYT found the strength since Weinstein isn’t as powerful as he used to be:

I saw Harvey Weinstein earlier this year, at a Planned Parenthood celebration. I was struck by the fact that he was there — as the Times details, he has remained a donor to and supporter of liberal organizations, women’s-rights organizations, and Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, whose daughter recently worked as his intern. But I was also struck by his physical diminishment; he seemed small and frail, and, when I caught sight of him in May, he appeared to be walking with a cane. He has also lost power in the movie industry, is no longer the titan of independent film, the indie mogul who could make or break an actor’s Oscar chances.


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But why now? This was known for a long time, but now NYT chooses to take him out.

I think it’s part of a Democratic Party purge / struggle. He is a big donor and they could have kept quiet like they always do forever.

They didn’t suddenly develop a conscience. The ends always justifies the means for all progressives.

No, this is Democrat party & bigshots power struggle. Is it a onetime payback or takeout, or is it a re-alignment or opening shot in a bigger struggle between factions?

That’s the question to ask and answer.

    Mary Chastain in reply to PrincetonAl. | October 8, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Exactly. They were willing to deal with it until now. Plus as The Cut mentioned last week, Weinstein isn’t as powerful as he used to be. Therefore he isn’t as much use to him as he once was. But these are still the people who embrace Bill Clinton so they’re all of a sudden “outrage” doesn’t mean much.

    That’s the the same thing I’ve been wondering: what changed? Everyone knew about it but no one cared. It was simply an accepted fact. That’s just who Harvey was.

    What’s different now? Who suddenly decided he was more trouble than he was worth? Did he cross the Clintons(with whom he’s always been extremely tight) or some other power broker?

    The New York Times did not blithely print that article; Phone calls were made and the go-ahead was given.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to JohnC. | October 9, 2017 at 11:14 am

      “It” changed because conservatives and conservative news sites such as Legal Insurrection are calling the Democrats out on their “Hyper-Hypocrisy.”

      Keep up the good work Mary, and Legal Insurrection!

    tom_swift in reply to PrincetonAl. | October 9, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Very odd. The Democrats will forgive just about anything so long as it has money attached to it. Think Ted Kennedy.

    Gloria Allred’s sudden claim of virtue is also both surprising and suspicious.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to tom_swift. | October 9, 2017 at 11:16 am

      Ted Kennedy – perfect example of Democrat Hyper-Hypocrisy.

      Well all Kennedys are perfect examples of……

    Harvey will be back – he’s too talented.

    Look for him to run to Europe and make movies with Roman Polanski. They’ll probably be good, too.

    Harvey needs Europe, and Europe will be kneading Harvey.

      Is Harvey Weinstein’s career over? Experts don’t think so:

      Rob Frankel, branding strategist and expert at Frankel & Anderson in Los Angeles, told Fox Business that while things keep getting worse for Weinstein, there is “no way is he done. Sidelined for a time, but not done. He’s too connected to be done. Anyone with a hot screenplay will still do business with him because he can make the deal happen. All the media lemmings thought Don Imus, Martha Stewart, Kobe Bryant, Dan Rather and Brian Williams were done. They were all wrong. In fact, even money says that O.J. Simpson will be back with a reality show of his own within a year,” Frankel said.

      Hillary clinton, Meryl Streep, Matt Damon and Gloria Alred and her equally talentless daughter will all be back to watching Weinstein take a shower before the year is out.

    One thing I’ve seen is that his brother wanted to take control of the company, and decided to instigate this as a way to get him out. If so, it may not leave him anything to take over.

All true, still, I suggest popcorn.

If Lisa Bloom and Lanny Davis can’t stand the stench, there must be more revelations to come.

Sacrificial baby.

Un-Suh-Wreckt | October 8, 2017 at 11:17 pm

One thing to get fired, whole other level to get fired by your own company that has your own name on it!

The Weinstein company….where Harvey and his brother are senior members, and likely have the rest of the board in their pockets. The Weinstein company fires Harvey on paper and then he and Bob continue to do business as usual. Nice PR move tofool the simple public and media lap dogs. What a sham the democratic party has become. Hijacked by the very people it originally was trying to help.

regulus arcturus | October 9, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Does anyone think Weinstein’s disgusting, despicable behavior would have come to light if Hillary had won?