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Everyone Knew What Harvey Weinstein was Doing

by | Feb 26, 2020 | Opinion

Everyone Knew What Harvey Weinstein was Doing

by | Feb 26, 2020 | Opinion

I remember when everything exploded for Harvey.

Kevin Smith immediately went public and said that he never knew what Harvey was doing, and that it broke his heart to know that the guy who he made films for was doing these terrible things to women. He then vowed to give all of his residuals from the films he made for Miramax to women’s groups from that day forward.

No I don’t know if he ever made good on that promise.
And no, I personally wouldn’t have made that promise were I Kevin Smith simply because I made movies for a rapey version of Shrek.

But….

A short time later, a guy wrote a massive piece that made the rounds. He was a writer for Miramax at it’s apex and onward.
He said that he wanted to make something clear about everyone that worked for and with Harvey, and that was “We ALL knew.”.

He did offer the caveat that they didn’t know the exact details of things he’d done, but that they all knew about the ‘system’ that Harvey had at work for the women that got cast in Miramax films. He said they all spent late hours at the Miramax offices in NYC where Harvey would throw outrageous ‘after hours’ parties and young actresses eager to make their name would be in attendance…and that they ALL knew what went on to make that happen.

So maybe that’s what made Smith feel as if he should make that kind of a commitment with his earnings.
Who knows?

Taking all of that into consideration, this clip plays like a highlight reel of Hollywood hypocrisy. They’re all celebrating a man that they knew had done horrible things. Hell, Paltrow directly accused him herself if I recall correctly.

And I get it, people sometimes find themselves in situations that are bigger than themselves, and so they play ball.

But was this situation really bigger than the people in this video? I mean was it REALLY?
Didn’t any single one of them have the power and ability to make their claims heard?
And certainly ALL of them together would have, right?

But they not only stayed quiet, they celebrated this monster.
Because that was how the system worked.

And when Ronan Farrow was brave enough to go after him; when he was brave enough to tell the world the truth about Harvey Weinstein, do you remember what they did?

They celebrated *themselves* for being empowered.
Empowered for something they didn’t do, and never took a stand against.

It all seems a bit wonky to me.
But then again, I’ve never knowingly celebrated a predator on the world stage.

Eh…fuck it. I’m gonna go watch ‘Hunters’, which has one of the greatest opening scenes to a series that I think I’ve ever seen, and not think about Harvey Weinstein anymore.

But I think it was nice of Bill Cosby’s Twitter account to take up the sword for him.

You know…’America’s Dad’ and all.

Joe McCabe

Joe McCabe

Opinionated Irish Guy

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