WaPo: Could Clintons and Democrats have handled the Weinstein scandal any worse?

Elizabeth Wagmeister

WaPo: Could Clintons and Democrats have handled the Weinstein scandal any worse?

"We are extremely honored to be in business with the new Weinstein Company", Bannon told investors in one such call, declaring that "the Weinsteins have the most impressive track record in the film industry" and that "Bob and Harvey are two of the most prolific studio heads in the history of Hollywood". Meantime, the group behind the Oscars - the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - has publicly condemned Weinstein and says its board of governors will meet this weekend to discuss any actions warranted by the Academy.

"Over the last week, there has been a lot of pain for my family that I take responsibility for", he said.

Many actresses - including Renée Zellweger and Cate Blanchett, who have both starred in Weinstein-produced films - have worn Marchesa dresses on the red carpet at Hollywood events, and rumors have floated for years that Weinstein pushed actresses to wear the fashion brand. "Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior".

Despite Crews being more-than capable of physically matching this person, and with the added witness of his wife, he did not physically protect himself, nor did he go fully public with what happened. I didn't stand in Georgina's way when we discussed a separation, I encouraged her to do what was in her heart.

The actor said he had no knowledge about the subject of Waxman's story.

In response, the Democratic National Committee said it would donate the roughly $30,000 if received from Weinstein during the 2016 campaign cycle to women's rights organizations. An unnamed source told TMZ that Weinstein was "pretty calm" but that he had "moments where there are bursts". Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, have announced plans to donate his campaign contributions to charities.

Sources claim The Weinstein Company were "well aware" of all previous allegations and settlements and even launched internal investigations which found he had done nothing worthy of termination, and so they are contractually barred from punishing him now.

NYT has already issued a rebuttal to Waxman's account and now Damon too has spoken out.

A dispute between movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his daughter prompted police to respond to a Los Angeles home on Wednesday, LAPD confirmed. She adds that Weinstein was screaming profanity that cannot be printed here.

Though sometimes it may be annoying that a man making a point can sometimes be heard a little louder, this thread shines a clear light on how abuse of power works.

Don't be surprised when the drip starts happening with other drips, too. Writing in New York Magazine, Rebecca Traister - whose boyfriend was grabbed in a headlock after the fat producer allegedly screamed obscenities and spit at her - explained it all in a paragraph. I did five or six movies with Harvey. All these guys know each other.

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