Obveeus sent the following on 10/11/2017 at 02:39 PM:>
Post by Obveeus Post by Jim G. Post by anim8rfsk Post by Obveeus
And the second most widely named Weinstein 'victim' is Rose McGowan.
Post by Obveeus
Seriously, though, I can understand why Alyssa Milano would not lead the
charge to out Harvey Weinstein if that is not what his wife (her friend
and coworker) wanted.
Yes, but what's the point of jumping on the band wagon *now* as opposed
to, you know, just keeping your damned mouth shut?
Because she wants to be a "hero" who will speak out. Um, after the horse
is gone and the barn is burning to the ground. Or something.
My fave is Rose McGowan, who is calling out Matt Damon on Twitter for
supposedly being a "spineless profiteer" despite the fact that she
herself is on record for having accepted $100K in hush money -- oh,
wait, I mean "settlement" -- back in 1997. Oddly enough, she didn't
speak up for 20 years. I guess the money is gone at this point, or
Is this another case of someone taking a settlement and signing a
non-disclosure agreement and then talking anyway? People like that
should be at the front of the line paying their money back (plus
penalty) or at the very least donating the money to charity. Instead,
we see the press being used to pressure politicians to donate the
political contributions from this 'tainted' source.
I agree, but I don't know the details beyond the fact that McGowan is a
shameless and flaming hypocrite. Here's the article I saw yesterday:
and the bit at the beginning that made my jaw drop:
Rose McGowan wants Hollywood's A-list actors to speak up.
Last week, the New York Times published an exposé on Harvey Weinstein
about his years and years of alleged misconduct. McGowan was mentioned
in the exposé for a $100,000 settlement she reached in 1997 with the
movie producer. In response to the article, one of Weinstein's attorneys
Charles J. Harder told E! News last week that the article was "saturated
with false and defamatory statements." However, just days after the
article was published, Weinstein was terminated from The Weinstein company.
McGowan has been very vocal on Twitter about Hollywood speaking up about
Weinstein and his alleged misconduct.
So she wants others to do what she refused to do for 20 years. But I
guess it's different when *she's* the one clamming up. And apparently
it's okay for her to be an enabler since she was a victim first? Is that
how this sort of sick thing is supposed to work?
Post by Obveeus Post by Jim G.
I'm not making any excuses for Weinstein, of course, because there are
none. The man is apparently a pig. But with regard to those who are
self-identifying as victims now, where was their concern for other
potential *future* victims during all of the months and years during
which they remained silent? Go to the cops. Go to the D.A. Heck, if
nothing else, go to the tabloids or something along those lines. But get
the story out there!
One revelation of this story is that apparently everyone in Hollywood
knew and all starlets were warned ahead of time to stay away from him
(or at least avoid being alone with him). Amazingly, Weinstein was
still able to go on making films and people were lining up for
opportunities to work with him.
I don't follow show biz names closely, but even I've heard the
occasional snarky comment aimed at Weinstein over the years. For
innocent bystanders, it might be a case of not realizing just how
pervasive the problem really was. But for *some* people, they knew the
full extent and said nothing about it. Did nothing about it. And now,
many of them want to try to recast themselves as things like "heroes"
and "voices for the victims" when they're really just playing CYA and
trying to cash in on events and/or get their names out there for
publicity purposes. I really can't think of any other -- any *noble* --
reason for them to stay quiet for so long and only come out *now*.
Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
"Captain, respectfully submit that the attractiveness of the ship's
occupant makes the rescue imperative." -- Lt. Gordon Malloy, THE ORVILLE