Actor George Clooney says he is “furious” over the numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations leveled against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein this month, telling NBC News in an interview Tuesday that media outlets that knew about Weinstein’s behavior and didn’t cover it should be held responsible for what happened.
Clooney, who got a big break in Hollywood in the Weinstein-produced 1996 film From Dusk Til Dawn, said that most of the rumors of Weinstein’s behavior he had heard had come from the producer himself.
“He would say, ‘I had an affair with this actress, or that actress.’ And I took all of that with a grain of salt. I thought he might have been chasing them,” Clooney said in a press appearance for his upcoming film Suburbicon Tuesday.
“Somebody knew,” Clooney added. “There were people that brought young actresses to his hotel room. Whoever had that story and didn’t write it should be held responsible. I want to know what kind of ad dollars were spent from The Weinstein Company and from Miramax, because we should have known this. This is violating women, this is assault. This is silencing women’
The liberals are fighting for equal opportunity rape!
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is labeled a racist rapist because he “was going after only culture-certified “trophies”. “In white Hollywood, there’s a racially problematic “attraction question” which ‘exclude black women from the the ideas of fuckability’
There’s An Elephant In Harvey Weinstein’s Hotel Room
Buried beneath the sickening story of Harvey Weinstein’s abuse is another story — the problem of casting women by their fuckability — and who that leaves out.
The elephant in the room in discussions about the alleged crimes and misdemeanors of Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein looks eerily similar to an elephant of the past. It is the Race elephant. And among the allegations, the question of race is one that we are not really looking to engage with, because it is knotty and gnarly. But it bears talking about, because there are black women in Hollywood, and not talking about it does us all a disservice.
In Hollywood, where both racism and sexism are rampant, what can look like a sort of mitigated blessing ends up highlighting another insidious problem in (the societal microcosm that is) Hollywood: Black women do not often come up for the kind of prestigious high-profile and award-winning roles that a producer with Weinstein’s power could offer.
Looking at the list of women who have accused him of harassment and assault, it’s clear he was going after not only culture-certified “trophies” but also those he felt he could suppress or control. Their fuckability was the currency he wanted, regardless of their consent. It’s important to note whom Harvey Weinstein allegedly went after, and by extension, those he did not.
In an industry as white as Hollywood, the racially problematic “attraction question” is part of what reduces the shelf life of black actresses as a matter of course, causing many of them to get half as far in twice the time it takes their white counterparts. To be deemed “fuckable” is not the honor a certain kind of man (and woman) believes it to be, but the ideas of fuckability are entrenched, and they serve to exclude black women very early on in the conversation — while dooming the women who do go on to get the roles to gross sexual harassment or assault.
REVEALED: Harvey Weinstein Helped Pay for Bill Clinton’s Legal Fees During Monica Lewinsky Scandal
In August 1998, a Washington Post report noted that Bill Clinton was being accused of perjury and obstruction of justice regarding his testimony about his conduct with Monica Lewinsky.
” Hollywood was quick to come to the president’s aid. Among the 62 donors giving the maximum $10,000 were performers and directors such as Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, Michael Douglas, Ron Howard, Norman Lear, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw-Spielberg as well as studio executives Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen, Harvey Weinstein and Bud Yorkin.”
“We believe that no first family should face such a horrendous financial burden while trying to carry out the work which the American people elected him to do,” said David Pryor, the former Democratic senator and Clinton friend from Arkansas who founded the legal fund.
These women were all the same: vaguely European, always beautiful, stylishly dressed, and totally out of place next to someone like him.
The ritual for his rendezvous was very firm. Champagne, caviar, and an unspoken rule that Weinstein and his date not be disturbed. The pair would sit close, whispering and touching each other suggestively. After dining, Weinstein and the woman would often disappear for a while, exiting the restaurant through a side door.
Robert De Niro Was Client Of Prostitution Ring That Used Children.
According to court records from 1998, Independent journalist John Lichfield discovered that the prostitution agency routinely ensnared girls as young as 15, forcing them to have sex with Hollywood’s rich and powerful elite.
“Six people are charged with the running of an international prostitution ring, whose call-girls entertained the actor Robert de Niro, the former tennis player, Wojtek Fibak, two senior (but unnamed) French politicians and several Gulf princes. The agency specialised in tricking, or trapping, star-struck teenage girls into selling their bodies with the promise of careers as models or actresses….
But following late-night television’s deafening silence in response to allegations that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is a prolific sexual predator, Kimmel said Friday he doesn’t want to hold the title bestowed on him by CNN.
“First of all, the Harvey Weinstein thing, people like this false equivalence of that’s somehow equivalent to what happened in Las Vegas,” he said Friday in an interview with “Good Morning America’s” Amy Robach.
Kimmel delivered a tearful monologue calling for stricter gun control laws within 24 hours of a deranged man shooting and killing more than 50 people at a country music festival in Clarke County, Nevada. In contrast, Kimmel didn’t touch the Weinstein story until Monday of this week.
The Weinstein story, “came out, like, I think moments before we went to tape on Thursday and we didn’t have a show on Friday,” he said in his defense.
The Weinstein story did indeed break last Thursday. Like many of his colleagues in the late-night comedy business, Kimmel didn’t touch the story until Monday of this week. However, as noted by the Daily Beast, Kimmel went after the story mostly as a means to attack Donald Trump Jr.
“Next time you’re defending your father and you think it’s a good idea to draw a comparison between him and a freshly accused sexual predator, don’t. It doesn’t help,” Kimmel said.
He then made a joke about Weinstein.
“I’m not in the movie business,” Kimmel, who hosted the Oscars this year, said in response to critics who claim his righteous indignation extends only so far, and that it doesn’t include anything about sexual harassment or sexual abuse.