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Because the Weinstein thread was closed, I'll put this here. 

 

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein—once revered as one of Hollywood’s most influential power brokers—was found guilty Monday of two of the five counts against him at his watershed sexual-assault trial in Manhattan. 

After over five days of deliberation, jurors in Manhattan Supreme Court convicted Weinstein, 67, of first-degree criminal sex act for the assault of Miriam Haleyi inside his SoHo apartment in 2006 and third-degree rape for the assault of former actress Jessica Mann. He was cleared of first-degree rape and the most serious charge against him, predatory sex assault, which would have carried with it the possibility of life in prison.

As the verdict was read to the packed courtroom, Weinstein looked straight ahead without emotion. He now faces up to 25 years in in prison.

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Have you seen any Korean dramas where a wealthy CEO, seen earlier in the show playing golf and attending parties, shows up in court in a wheelchair because he has been charged with corruption?  I feel that Harvey has taken a cue from them.

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Another dig at Michelle Obama, Jeremy? She's not even in the film industry, so I don't think should be judged in the same way as, say, Rose McGowan, author of an autobiography titled "Brave", pictured snuggling and smiling with the man she now claims stripped her, pushed her into a hot tub and raped her in 1997 (details of her claims as published in "Brave" here), though her ex manager claimed that McGowan had told her after the alleged incident that she had voluntarily stripped off, got into a hot tub with Weinstein and regretted it.
 

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Rose McGowan’s ex-manager dies by suicide amid Weinstein scandal, family pens heartbreaking statement

 

According to the statement, “one of Jill’s first duties was to set up a breakfast meeting with Harvey Weinstein during the Sundance Film Festival. Following the meeting, Rose told Jill what had happened – that she made the decision to remove her clothes and get in the hot tub with him – a mistake which Rose immediately regretted.” The statement alleges that McGowan “never once used the word rape in that conversation. Despite this, Jill recognized that Harvey had done something untoward to Rose, if not illegal. She immediately went to her bosses, the partners of Addis Wechsler, to recount Rose’s story and to insist that they address the situation. They told Jill that they would take care of it. The ensuing arrangements between Rose and Harvey were then negotiated [$100,000 according to this], completely without Jill’s knowledge. At that time, all Jill knew was that the matter was settled and that Rose continued making films with the Weinsteins. She never knew any details until recently, when Rose elected to make them public.”

 

Was she stripped or did she strip off? Google Rose McGowan 1998 MTV music awards to see photos of how she chose to appear in public the year after the alleged rape (photos not safe for work).

 

Not that I'm doubting the reliability of the verdict. I'm sure it's all above board.

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Speaking generally about historic allegations of sex crimes against rich and powerful men the thinking now seems to be that the usually female victims were too scared to come forward because the men were too powerful. But there's also another school of thought that some, possibly even many, women find rich and powerful men attractive. How do the two ideas fit together? Can they co-exist or is the second school of thought no longer valid?

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14 minutes ago, Lorelei said:

there's also another school of thought that some, possibly even many, women find rich and powerful men attractive.

 

Attracted to bent-over walker-pushing shufflers whose facial skin looks like boiled cheese?  

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12 minutes ago, silty1 said:

 

Attracted to bent-over walker-pushing shufflers whose facial skin looks like boiled cheese?  

 

Indeed, but he did have a young and attractive wife (Georgina Chapman) - until she divorced him. It also seems that she was his second wife and that, judging from Google images (links below), his first was attractive too. Perhaps he had a great personality? Was he a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: loving husband and father at home but rapist at work?

 

"Weinstein has been married twice. In 1987, he married his assistant Eve Chilton; they divorced in 2004. They had three daughters: Remy (previously Lily) (born 1995), Emma (born 1998), and Ruth (born 2002). In 2007, he married English fashion designer and actress Georgina Chapman."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Weinstein

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35 minutes ago, Lorelei said:

Speaking generally about historic allegations of sex crimes against rich and powerful men the thinking now seems to be that the usually female victims were too scared to come forward because the men were too powerful. But there's also another school of thought that some, possibly even many, women find rich and powerful men attractive. How do the two ideas fit together? Can they co-exist or is the second school of thought no longer valid?

More likely to advance their careers.  

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It might be easy for some women to be attracted to unattractive but rich and powerful men. The game changes after they get raped.

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Sentenced to 23 years. Will probably die in jail, if he doesn't get off on appeal (in which case, hide the ficus).

 

Not long enough for his victims. I have no sympathy for rapists - or rape apologists, for that matter.

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Not sure if you've noticed, j², because you seem to miss quite a bit, but Hillary isn't running for office any more.

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1 hour ago, El Jeffo said:

Not sure if you've noticed, j², because you seem to miss quite a bit, but Hillary isn't running for office any more.

 

Good observation although you were indeed a huge Hilary fanatic in 2016. Even creepy hands on Joe Biden denounced Weinstein. However almost all of Hollyweird cheered him on: 

 

 

 

 

 

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Now how long will "chomos" like Weinstein last in prison? Shaun's Youtube channel is fascinating. Weinstein has a "KOS" on his head immediately, meaning "Kill On Sight". he will not live long. 

 

Shaun is an expert on US prisons, having spent 6 years in San Quentin for ecstasy trafficking in the 90s. 

 

 

Rikers is a brutal place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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