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Old October 12th, 2017, 02:23 PM   #21
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Yeah, Weinstein powerfully connected to the Clinton's, and the Obama's, and the Dims.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 02:23 PM   #22
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Well, I knew who he was ... he and Spielberg are probably the two biggest producers in Hollywood. In fact, Weinstein may be even bigger, as his business has actually gone public and Spielberg is still a sole proprietorship.

But, I never heard anybody accuse him of anything, so I don't know what people wanted to have reported before this.

Having spent almost 50 years in the theatre, sexual harassment and intimidation is nothing new to me. It happens - when you're young it's kinda scary and you don't know what to do - when you're older, you just are bored by it.
It was such an open secret that 30 rock made jokes about it. And the casting couch is another open secret.

Like i said blind eye.
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Current and former aides to Hillary Clinton ganged up on Anthony Bourdain on Twitter after Bourdain criticized Clinton for her delayed response to the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Clinton received criticism for initially staying silent after the New York Times reported last week that several women have accused Weinstein, the powerful Hollywood producer and Democratic mega-donor, of sexual harassment, assault, and even rape. The New Yorker subsequently published a story detailing how Italian actress Ambra Battilana Gutierrez staged a sting operation with the police, during which she secretly recorded Weinstein admitting he groped her and that he does so to other women often.

Weinstein has donated thousands of dollars to Clinton throughout her political career. He maxed out donations ($5,400) to Clinton's failed 2016 presidential campaign and gave more than $30,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee between Clinton's campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and more than 30 state Democratic parties.

The Hollywood mogul has also given at least $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation.

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Clinton aides quickly came to their current or former boss's defense. Clinton's communications director, Nick Merrill, first told Bourdain to "get a grip."
Seriously @Bourdain, get a grip. She did an honest interview, condemned HW, is returning contributions. I’m tossing all my @LuckyPeach mags. https://t.co/YcShUYfX4t

— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) October 12, 2017
Her former campaign spokesman, Brian Fallon, told Bourdain to "go eat a scorpion."
Go eat a scorpion or something.https://t.co/jlKBC2TDmI

— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) October 12, 2017
Clinton adviser Adam Parkhomenko called Bourdain's comments "sad."
On Hillary Clinton’s wedding anniversary, @Bourdain had nothing better to do than attack her. Sad. https://t.co/LbeQzL8V7s

— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) October 12, 2017
The Clinton aides also went after CNN media reporter Dylan Byers, who tweeted that Clinton should donate the Weinstein money on top of what she already gives to charity "in order to mean something."


Clinton Aides Gang Up on Boyfriend of Harvey Weinstein Accuser

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It was such an open secret that 30 rock made jokes about it. And the casting couch is another open secret.

Like i said blind eye.


AND at the Oscars: Seth MacFarlane made joke about Harvey Weinstein and women at 2013 Oscars | The Independent
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A joke with a punch that didnt sting hard enough for an investigation of Harvey. The open secret prevails throughout hollywood afflicting everyone, regardless of the politics of a perpetrator or victim.
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Note that many have been asking why now, as this has been known about Weinstein for decades.
Then why haven't you brought it up until now?
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The entertainment business hardly holds a monopoly on sexual harassment.

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They can throw Weinstein in the big house and throw away the key as far as I’m concerned. On the other hand, when Dotard Don was caught on tape bragging about his sexual assaults, the right wing called his accusers liars and rewarded the creep with the presidency. The right wing really needs to shut their pie holes. The hypocrisy looks asinine.
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The entertainment business hardly holds a monopoly on sexual harassment.

No, it doesnt. But there are a lot of victims in this industry like there are in others. Why shine a light on some and not on others?

Arent victims to be listened to and believed? Or does that only apply to institution not close to ones heart?
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They can throw Weinstein in the big house and throw away the key as far as Iím concerned. On the other hand, when Dotard Don was caught on tape bragging about his sexual assaults, the right wing called his accusers liars and rewarded the creep with the presidency. The right wing really needs to shut their pie holes. The hypocrisy looks asinine.


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