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Harvey Weinstein scandal (Mod warning in op.)

  • 06-10-2017 11:08am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 558 Biggest lickspittle on boardz


    Mod-The powers that be have come back and their will be no discussion of the ongoing rape trial taking place in Belfast.



    ...seeing as the alleged worst kept secret in Hollywood has suddenly appeared in the mainstream media.
    Film producer Harvey Weinstein has issued an apology as a newspaper reported a number of sexual harassment allegations against him.
    "I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologise for it," said the movie mogul's statement.
    But he later disputed a New York Times report that claimed he harassed female employees over nearly three decades.
    The newspaper reported he had reached at least eight settlements with women.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41520007

    Rumours of the so called 'Hollywood casting couch' have been a recurring feature in the mogul's career. Hopefully, these claims will result in prosecutions and an in depth examination of the twisted Hollywood culture.


    In the meantime, have a look at the totally not creepy body language in this picture:

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 558 Biggest lickspittle on boardz


    Actress Ashley Judd has made some accusations about Harvey Weinstein too:
    Two decades ago, the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein invited Ashley Judd to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for what the young actress expected to be a business breakfast meeting. Instead, he had her sent up to his room, where he appeared in a bathrobe and asked if he could give her a massage or she could watch him shower, she recalled in an interview.

    “How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?” Ms. Judd said she remembers thinking.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/us/harvey-weinstein-harassment-allegations.html


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,971 ✭✭✭ _Dara_


    He’s gross, self-admitted apparently! :eek:

    If I was desperate to be famous (I’m most assuredly not) and he got his schlong out, I’d be like “Don’t want it that badly, see ya!” That’s probably happened a lot down the years. There’s so much desperation in that industry though and with that comes exploitation. :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,997 ✭✭✭ Ipso


    watch his getting shunned like Roman Polanski by the pro woman Hollywood crowd.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,007 ✭✭✭✭ retro:electro


    This explains Jennifer Lawerence's gratuitous success perfectly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 68,333 ✭✭✭✭ seamus


    Ah the old "I'm sick and I need help" defence.

    Classy.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,629 ✭✭✭ Rubberchikken


    While people are desperate to become famous men like this will exist.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,095 ✭✭✭ Fuaranach


    Ipso wrote: »
    watch his getting shunned like Roman Polanski by the pro woman Hollywood crowd.

    Exactly. First they tempt the poor man and now they demonise him. Yet another white male victim of political correctness. Time for men to make a stand!

    Yours, etc,

    The discriminated against men of After Hours


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,489 ✭✭✭ SnakePlissken


    Everyone knows that Hollywood is run by perverts.

    These yids need to face justice.

    Nice bit of antisemitism, classy guy.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,971 ✭✭✭ _Dara_


    Ipso wrote: »
    watch his getting shunned like Roman Polanski by the pro woman Hollywood crowd.

    Roman Polanski was convicted of a sexual crime. (Can’t remember the exact charge) Convicted. And Hollywood is generally very behind him. What are you on about?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,626 ✭✭✭✭ meeeeh


    I think this supports the idea that there is disproportionate amount of of psychopaths among CEOs perfectly. I find that kind of a power trip especially despicable.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,971 ✭✭✭ _Dara_


    I’m waiting for someone to post in this thread saying that if he was good-looking, the women would be totally fine with him getting his cock out in a business meeting. :D


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,896 ✭✭✭ sabat


    Ipso wrote: »
    watch his getting shunned like Roman Polanski by the pro woman Hollywood crowd.

    Roman Polanski drugged and sodomised a child-do you really have to be "pro woman" (whatever the fúck that's supposed to mean) to have a problem with that?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,997 ✭✭✭ Ipso


    sabat wrote: »
    Roman Polanski drugged and sodomised a child-do you really have to be "pro woman" (whatever the fúck that's supposed to mean) to have a problem with that?

    As you said Polanski was committed of rape, yet he still gets films distributed and many Hollywood actors have no problem working with him without howls of outrage.
    Many of the same Hollywood actors have no problem pushing nonsense like The Handmaidens Tale is exactly like Trump and are against Trumps misogyny etc

    TLDR; most Hollywood actors are hypocrites and I don't expect too much outrage from them towards Weinstein.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    We all know who runs Hollywood and it's not the Koreans.

    The idea that Hollywood is still a Jewish town is pretty ludicrous. It's now run by bean counters which run on code.

    Disney - Sean Bailey
    Warners - Kevin Tsujihara, Edward A. Romano, Toby Emmerich
    21st Century Fox - Stacey Snider (yes Jewish)
    Universal - Donna Langley, Jimmy Horowitz, Jeff Shell
    Columbia - Sanford Panitch
    Paramount - Jim Gianopulos


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 59,160 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    Ipso wrote: »
    As you said Polanski was committed of rape, yet he still gets films distributed and many Hollywood actors have no problem working with him without howls of outrage.
    They brought Woody Allen back into the fold too after his well dodgy seduction and marriage to his adopted daughter. So long as someone makes bank, they get left in the sin bin for a time, but after a while they come back in quietly.
    TLDR; most Hollywood actors are hypocrites and I don't expect too much outrage from them towards Weinstein.
    They also tend to be attention junkies so I expect much outrage for a time, each fighting over twitter to be the most supportive/victimised.

    When something like this happens in Hollywood, or music biz or the fashion biz and goes public I think: A) sounds like he pissed off enough of the top movers and shakers or this would have never come to light(often they wait until a greasy bastard is dead). After all he kept paying off his previous victims to keep quiet for twenty years. Something changed. B) It's a pressure release valve for the ongoing stuff we never hear about and C) it looks like the industry is "taking this very seriously" and need a sacrificial goat to pin out, but tomorrow another aspiring actress(or actor) willing to do almost anything to be a "star" will be looking down the barrel of another greasy bastard on another casting couch. Business as usual.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,997 ✭✭✭ Ipso


    The Woody Allen thing died down quickly. Hollywood seems to be full of people for the latest trendy cause or outrage of the moment but once it will upset their applecart they are strangely silent.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 59,160 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    Ipso wrote: »
    Hollywood seems to be full of people for the latest trendy cause or outrage of the moment but once it will upset their applecart they are strangely silent.
    This would be seen as a venial sin, though a bad one as it went public, the true mortal sin of Hollywood and for which forgiveness is rare is to lose money.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,984 ✭✭✭ Venom


    Ipso wrote: »
    The Woody Allen thing died down quickly. Hollywood seems to be full of people for the latest trendy cause or outrage of the moment but once it will upset their applecart they are strangely silent.


    Woody Allen and Havey Weinstein were very quick to come to Roman Polanski's defense when he was charged with drugging and raping a 13 year old.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    the "casting couch" has been there since the beginning of Hollywood

    how'd you think crap actresses like Sharon Stone got so many parts


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,198 ✭✭✭✭ Candie


    I wouldn't go assuming that any actress is only successful because she put out. It's just a little unfair, unless you've evidence other than your opinion of them as an actress.

    Sharon Stone was very beautiful, sometimes that's enough.

    Where's my tea?



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,808 ✭✭✭ Jurgen Klopp


    The Hollywood hypocrisy is really exposed with this fella

    Meryl Streep I'm hysterics over Trumps grab em by the pussy comments but was the first to give a standing ovation for Polanski even after all he's done and not word out of her criticize this creep

    Didn't she say he made her do dodgy stuff back in the day too?

    I remember I think it was Tina Fey made a joke at some awards directed at him and all the actors just groaned but once the camera panned to Wein laughing they all joined in, afraid of their lives of his influence even tho his antics were well known


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 23,497 ✭✭✭✭ Billy86


    Ipso wrote: »
    watch his getting shunned like Roman Polanski by the pro woman Hollywood crowd.
    I'd doubt it, he and his brother via Miramax (it does add an extra little layer of creepy that he was up using a company named after his mom and dad) hold an absolute tonne of sway and are far more involved in funding and getting movies made, rather than being 'filmmakers' (e.g. director, actor, writer, camera op, etc). He'll likely face very few repercussions from this, certainly unless legal cases mount against him but he's worth over $150mn in America so even then regardless of the case against him he could be OK.

    Should we consider that a victory for the 'anti woman Hollywood crowd'?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,984 ✭✭✭ Venom


    The Hollywood hypocrisy is really exposed with this fella

    Meryl Streep I'm hysterics over Trumps grab em by the pussy comments but was the first to give a standing ovation for Polanski even after all he's done and not word out of her criticize this creep

    Didn't she say he made her do dodgy stuff back in the day too?

    I remember I think it was Tina Fey made a joke at some awards directed at him and all the actors just groaned but once the camera panned to Wein laughing they all joined in, afraid of their lives of his influence even tho his antics were well known


    Whoopi Goldberg is another big name actor who publicly defended Polanski (it wasn't rape, rape) and even made excuses for him for fleeing the country when found guilty. More recently she did the same for Bill Cosby who oddly enough, was also accused of drugging and raping young women.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,029 ✭✭✭ Hande hoche!


    Yeah, think there is considerably more scrutiny after the Cosby incidents.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,875 A Little Pony


    Liberal hollywood elitists being hypocrites. If it was a Republican they would be all over it. What is the shock here? They protect their own, always have done unless he steps outside the liberal mindset of course.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,021 ✭✭✭ mickrock


    Wibbs wrote: »
    They brought Woody Allen back into the fold too after his well dodgy seduction and marriage to his adopted daughter.

    She wasn't his adopted daughter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,792 ✭✭✭ Mrcaramelchoc


    He's hugely powerful but then again so was jimmy saville.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,984 ✭✭✭ Venom


    mickrock wrote: »
    She wasn't his adopted daughter.


    She was Mia Farrow's adopted daughter and who he (Allen) had adopted 2 other children with while he was living with her (Farrow) for 12 years. While he never adopted Soon-Yi Previn, he was a father figure to her which is still pretty messed up.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,556 ✭✭✭ AllGunsBlazing


    Candie wrote: »
    Sharon Stone was very beautiful, sometimes that's enough.

    And she had a cold demeanor which suited her well for the femme fatale characters she was invariably cast as. She was really good in 'Casino', as well.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,971 ✭✭✭ _Dara_


    The Hollywood hypocrisy is really exposed with this fella

    Meryl Streep I'm hysterics over Trumps grab em by the pussy comments but was the first to give a standing ovation for Polanski even after all he's done and not word out of her criticize this creep

    Didn't she say he made her do dodgy stuff back in the day too?

    I remember I think it was Tina Fey made a joke at some awards directed at him and all the actors just groaned but once the camera panned to Wein laughing they all joined in, afraid of their lives of his influence even tho his antics were well known

    That’s why awards ceremonies are so fucking nauseating. Self-congratulatory, luvvie claptrap. Roman’s an artiste, don’t you know?


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