Harvey Weinstein announced at an awards ceremony (a few years ago) that he was the chief projectionist at the White House for Bill Clinton from 1992 to 2000. Harvey said they watched lots of movies together, and he even went on vacation with the president.
According to someone from the FBI: Harvey is being investigated by the FBI for his connections to known pedophile Jerry Epstein in light of sexual harassment accusations in Hollywood.
"In 2005, the world was introduced to reclusive billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, friend to princes and an American president, a power broker with the darkest of secrets: He was also a pedophile, accused of recruiting dozens of underage girls into a sex-slave network, buying their silence and moving along, although he has been convicted of only one count of soliciting prostitution from a minor. Visitors to his private Caribbean island, known as “Orgy Island,” have included Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and Stephen Hawking."
"According to a 2011 court filing by alleged Epstein victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre, she saw Clinton and Prince Andrew on the island but never saw the former president do anything improper. Giuffre has accused Prince Andrew of having sex with her when she was a minor, a charge Buckingham Palace denies."
-- http://nypost.com/2016/10/09/the-sex-sl … y-epstein/
It looks like the whole pedophilia / prostitution ring from Helly-wood to DC is coming down sooner than anyone might have thought. The sooner the better as far as I am concerned, I have prayed and cried, and prayed and cried for so long, it is heartbreaking.
Its been an Open Secret.
The Independent reports that President Trump order the FBI prob.
Harvey Weinstein's crimes are certainly horrific. We should do everything we can as a society to make sure those men who take advantage of and demean women and violate the law are put in jail. We should also not elevate those men who make a practice of demeaning women to any job, no matter how small. Those who witness such things should speak up. If such men are ridiculed and pushed aside, society will be a better place. Of this, I'm sure we can all agree.
That is funny, colorfulone! The P***y Grabber-in-Chief instigating an investigation into sexual misconduct. You just cannot make this stuff up!
Harvey Weinstein Delivers Names Of Washington D.C. & Hollywood Pedophiles To FBI
* http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/20 … 64533.html
I guess the pervert figured he isn't going down alone. Maybe they told him they would make a deal if he rolled over on some friend...er, partners in crime.
I can't help but wonder if this will change the way Hellywood operates.
Those demons are going to lose billions.
Considering the president in question; it is not surprising that he and Weinstein found a friendship. They had so much in common.
It is continually amusing, and saddening, how the left defends, hides, and obfuscates up until the beans are spilled; and then they have a 'yeh, but what about this' attitude in an attempt to minimize the horror of the behavior exposed. Pigs are pigs. End of story. That ex-president is a pig, so is Weinstein. End of that story. Let's stop 'yes butting' and actually do something about the problem.
I agree that Clinton and Weinstein are pigs. Is the current president a pig for the same reason?
His locker room comments were piggish. Did his rhetoric also result in such action? I don't know. I had a guy say he slept with me. Didn't happen. So, is he a pig on the level of Weinstein or Clinton? Not really.
Trump has been accused by 15 women.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Tr … llegations
So, he appears to be a predator also. If he does this as President, I'll expect a better result from any Congressional inquiries than we had with Clinton.
I will say that when a woman settles for money, as opposed to bringing charges, it says something about the situation.
That’s funny because in the other thread about Weinstein there were a lot of people pulling “yeah buts” and none of them were from the dreaded left.
It’s really unhelpful to continually pretend that there’s some division when it comes to being biased and making excuses for people who are on “your side.” Both sides do it, it’s just a matter of whose side is currently under fire for something.
Amy, my comment wasn't solely about Hub Pages contributors. When we attempt to deflect a problem by looking at one source, which supports our opinion; we don't have a good argument.
Paula Jones also settled for &850,000, and there is evidence Weinstein paid many of his accusers. Why are they any different than Trump? What am I missing?
They’re not different. Not at all.
I guess what must have happened was the evil left and their exclusive ability to make excuses for people have rubbed off on the always sensible conservative folk and clouded their judgment.
There is a realignment taking place, I talked about that in 2016. Those that have falsely claimed to be conservatives are being exposed as the political globalist scum they are...ironically, they expose themselves. The true conservative and the Evangelical conservatives have gotten fed up and are voting the pretenders out. Some are just dropping out, because of investigations or they can see its over for them in "The Old Boys Club". American politics has been a racket for far too long. Its nothing like what you see on national news networks.
There is a populist movement, and its not just happening in the USA.
The 2018 elections will be telling.
The 'evil left' is pretty much the same as the 'evil right' when it comes to not being able to find the depth of the hypocrisy involved.
I think if a woman takes the money and runs she may not have been as morally outraged as another.
It is important to note the reasons why either party is in a particular situation which culminates in sexual misconduct. If you put forth an 'I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine' argument (even if it is only implied but consentually understood) it is different from an attack. With Weinstein we have evidence which suggests that his attitude was 'If you don't scratch my back no one will ever scratch yours'. This is different.
Clinton, I'm not certain about. He appears to just have been a player who pissed off some women he was playing with.
Trump, well he appears to be more of a leacher. Not a player.
All three scenarios are disgusting, in their own right. Weinstein appears to have been in a position to negatively effect career goals and was willing to wield that position like a weapon.
I’m aware. Your comment was even an even more vast and sweeping generalization.
I’m arguing that it’s unhelpful and divisive to keep blaming one side for doing something that both sides are guilty of. Do you disagree?
I agree totally with that. By saying 'yes, but' we allow the problem to continue. Standards should be the same across the board.
According to sources within the FBI, Weinstein has offered up the names of some of the most powerful and influential people in the United States in connection with pedophilia, child pornography, and human trafficking.
Could this be the "Hurricane Harvey" that Donald Trump was referring to when he made his recent comments about "the calm before the storm"?
Since Trump took office literally hundreds of arrests have been made for adult sex trafficking and pedophiles rings. Many victims are being rescued, included as young as 3 and 6 months old. Thankfully, but much more needs to done, it has to end.
God bless Trump, hero of all things, especially those that have literally nothing to do with him.
As the President of the USA, sex trafficking and pedophilia has everything to do with him, and AJ Session...who are championing the take down of the slim of the earth, and rescuing victims, included many, many children. I find your comment not from a heart of flesh, but from a stone once again. Where is your compassion? Never mind.
Please do not twist my criticism of your praise for Trump (which was referring to your suggestion that he is in any way involved with what’s happening with Weinstein - you edited the rest in after) into me somehow not being compassionate towards sexual assault victims. This is the second time you’ve done that to me and you need to stop it, it’s malicious and very unbecoming.
I'll wait until I see something about 'official sources' from credible outlets.
Are you not saying "yes, but" throughout this entire thread with regards to Trump? You started with this:
"It is continually amusing, and saddening, how the left defends, hides, and obfuscates up until the beans are spilled; and then they have a 'yeh, but what about this' attitude in an attempt to minimize the horror of the behavior exposed. Pigs are pigs. End of story. That ex-president is a pig, so is Weinstein. End of that story. Let's stop 'yes butting' and actually do something about the problem."
Then, when confronted with evidence that Trump is also predatory it was "yes, but those women settled for money." (Paraphrasing)
Then, when reminded that many of Weinstein's accusers were paid off and Jones accepted almost three-quarter mil from Clinton,it was another "yes, but...."
I guess I see 15 accusers as substantial evidence that Trump is a predator using his money and power to shield himself from negative consequences. It bothers me that people are giving him a pass on this. He is POTUS. He should never have been elected with his track record of demeaning women.
I don't understand how one could give a pass to Trump while accusing others of hypocrisy. It seems contradictory. What am I missing?
I think I stated my opinion on the women in question and not the actions of the men involved. If that was unclear I suppose it is my fault for not effectively communicating. My 'yes but' is more directed at their inability to prove that the act, itself, was what caused their outrage; since they willingly accepted monetary compensation. Maybe, Trump's foibles are obscured by my jaded opinion of our political process.
Yes, using money to shield oneself from negative consequences is wrong. However, if allowing money to be used to shield another from negative consequences, in order to allow others to experience what you have (the women accepting the money in all cases); are you not just as bad?
If you don't use money to shield yourself from negative consequences, but threaten the person you have preyed upon; is that the same? I think it is worse, and much closer to my definition of rape. And, that is what Weinstein was doing.
Stop the predators. Stop the predatory behavior. That's the goal. However, I consider myself open enough to look at the nature of behaviors involved, and understand the differences; in order to determine which are more dangerous. I think I stated Bill was a victim, in my opinion, of his libido.. Trump is a victim of his inability to view himself as others see him and Weinstein does not appear to be a victim, at all. Each woman involved must also be looked at to understand why she was there, what she agreed to and what was forced upon her. More information could change my opinion.
For some men, you could ram videos of their sexual predatory acts and their sexual innuendos in their faces. To them that shiny red fruit you handed to the teacher as a kid isn't an apple. To them, it's a banana. As yellow as these cowardly men are to admit when they are wrong.
But, using Bill Clinton as the always right wing bad boy reference for the "why" men call "apples" bananas, you see once they have to be shamed in front of their own wives, daughters and other relatives, they suddenly play the "victim" act.
So yes, that yellow banana may not be remotely like an apple in color or the ability to "produce" seeds, but that doesn't stop that banana from trying to ram itself ahead of the barrel of apples useful for not much more than mashing it to applesauce or using it for juice should those "bananas" suddenly turn too "soft" and "brown" to be useful to much more than the fruit flies.
The most recent example of the bananas are Bill Maher. He didn't mind the sexual molesting until the "apples" in his family got wind of it. Yet, these women can describe in absolute detail what these men did. Weinstein is now the icon for men who bully, harass and sexually objectify women whenever they get the chance. Suddenly, men want to turn Banana Boy Weinstein into a "victim" beause oh dear, the women in his family who knew his personality like the back of their hands refused to protect their own gender?
The "Me Too" is not going away this time. Men have hidden their sleazy sexual molestations for centuries. But now that all women pay equal taxes on unequal paychecks, they rightly refuse to be a sex object just to be hired for a job that will mean constant leering males who can't get their minds on their jobs and out of the gutters.
Yes but? You bet. Until those bananas are swarming with fruit flies.
Well, I will say that there needs to be a fundamental change in our way of thinking which goes beyond just calling out the men involved. We need to call the women out also. I apologize, if this offends, but I have seen too many examples of women using sexual wiles for advancement and then crying foul when things go too far. I have attempted to explain to those I know, personally, that when you open a window sometimes foul air will enter. That you have to consider how your actions can easily be perceived. Don't participate in a situation where a window will be perceived as open, in the first place. Until women see themselves and their minds as their primary tools, and not their bodies and looks, we will continue to witness these types of problems.
It is no different from a woman who exposes more than she should and then appears to be clueless as to why someone is looking at the parts exposed. There is nothing clueless about the actions which led to the problem encountered.
Although Weinstein is a pig and a predator, it was part of the culture he lived in. Is it right? Certainly not. Was anyone in America unaware of the darker sides of that industry? Certainly not. Would a person of average intelligence have known that to attempt to break into that culture would result in being exposed to the darker side of that culture? Not by a long shot.
Good and decent people are the true victims in all of this. People with no intent of using or being used are effectively shut out of participation in many areas because they know that these conditions exist and that both sexes are, many times, willing participants.
The women who have the least sense of self respect goes right back to why they don't. How many women grow up in families where their brothers are always the rock stars? I had five brothers and half brothers. I know of where I speak.
In order to keep up with my brothers, even though I could dance like Pavlova, I had to learn to play baseball with them or be a disjointed part of family life.
Women are always kept back by men. Those who manage to break the glass ceiling as Hillary, Elizabeth Warren, Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, Geraldine Ferrara and Nancy Pelosi have done are always the objects of male smear campaigns to keep them "in line."
My best friend is a male I've known for over 3 decades. I've dated some of the most incredibly intelligent men in my lifetime. I just have NO patience for double standards.
Men in the south (oh and by the way, I was married to one for 15 years) have that "culture" thing going for them where they believe there are two kinds of women only, "The God fearing madonnas or those harlots they pay in that "little house out on the range."
You don't need to hate men to demand they act like mature adults and not bullies and tantrum pulling brats. Oh, I guess that opinion comes from over 5 decades of two sons.
In business, men use that double standard to excess. When I hear an engineering VP say they can't hire a woman because she might get a run in her pantyhose climbing a 110 foot stack in high heels and skirt, sorry but that is an indictment of how men think.
There are worst things going on in Hollywood. Pedophilia is rampant.
Read Corey Feldman's book: ' Coreygraphy'.
Research the original "Dennis the Menace".
Other child stars have similar stories.
Harvey Weinstein, by his own proclamations, was the busiest producer in Hollywood. So if a pedophile is your husband or brother, it's okay so long as he has your last name? If a sexual molester if your uncle, well, just let him "help himself, right?"
The women who are coming forward are really frying the brains of the very types of men most likely to excuse their own behaviors as sexual predators. Sorry, women pay taxes too and you don't get free feels on our tax dollars nor is a hand up a woman's skirt the only reason she should be hired.
Time to get off the Bad Hillary, Bad Obama BS.
I am saddened and angered that Weinsten's behavior was excused and ignored for so long. We, the people, should not let powerful people abuse the powerless without consequence.
Who will be the next powerful predator to fall? When the accusations surface, as they already have with Donald Trump, will people look the other way, just ad they did with Weinstein? They already have.
Let's not allow it. Let's take down the hasty sexual predator who we call president. He is no better than Weinstein.
Trump has a germophobia, he is a cleanliness freak, hardly a hallmark of perverts that don't fear communicable diseases. I'm a cleanliness freak myself, I dislike shaking hands with people.
What Trump said on a hot mic, he should never have said, and he apologized publicly for those WORDS. They were just words, not actions. All of Trump's accusers crawl off later into the shadowy darkness where they came from, no charges filed. If charges were filed they were found to be false, one woman didn't even use her real name and address. Anyone who studies body language saw how fake they were.
Accusation are just accusations and people need to learn how to separate propaganda from reality, it takes being able to reason and use logic. Listening to liberal media propaganda programming is detrimental. The media knows how the human mind works and they use that to their advantage. I look forward to the day the fake reporters are replaced with real journalists. That will be real change!
By this “reason and logic” you should be assuming Clinton and Weinstein’s innocence as well. So why aren’t you? Hmmm, I wonder.
I agree people need to learn how to separate propaganda from fact. Do you think it is more likely that victims of powerful men such as Weinstein and Trump drive the propaganda? Or, is it more likely that powerful men have access to people and resources to oppress the victims?
Which does your "reason and logic" Tell you is more likely?
Sounds more like Hillary Clinton who used her money, power and connections to make Bill's victims suffer. You ever listen to them talk? What Bill did is abused them psychically, but Hillary abused them mentally and emotionally. Thankfully, they are survivors and none of them committed suicide. Their pain never goes away.
I agree that some journalists are liberal. Do you agree that some are conservative?
Just an observation, nothing malicious intended.
Ezekiel 36:26 King James Version (KJV)
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
It’s not an “observation” when you’ve made a massive leap from what I’m actually saying to what you’re trying to pretend I’m saying in order to accuse me of being heartless/lacking compassion.
I'm not making empty accusations, just observations. I don't care to have conversations with you because it doesn't bear good fruit. However, I do know of several Canadians who have great knowledge about American politics that I could listen to for hours a day, and have, because they have a wealth of insights and knowledge, ...bearing good fruit.
ADDED: I am very proud of the many arrests that are taking place because we have a President who truly cares. I would have been proud of any of our presidents for having the fortitude to do the same.
Always good when Stefan Molyneux weighs in ...
Harvey Weinstein Is Already Cured - It's A Miracle!
14:59 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBvGXU_jLFY
If you caught the laundry job Bill O'Reilly is doing, you can see why these guys needed a sexual predator in the White House to continue their legacy of treating women's bodies like their "last frontier."
Not all men are like this. The honorable ones defer to the judgments they know their female children and grandchildren will impose on them.
You can only imagine the enormous Weinstein's wife and kids are now having to deal with from his decades of sexual bullying. Now, O'Reilly's trying to play the "victim" role to assuage guilt and defer the judgments of his own female relatives.
As with the vast majority of such accusations they are often proven by law to be scurrilous claims by disgruntled "victims".
How many of Cosby's accusers won their court actions for example.
Currently the only legal police case against Weinstein involves a female who admits to voluntarily returning alone to Weinstein's room after a first alleged "rape". Legally speaking it's a very weak case.
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