Hollywood has been rocked by allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein – which first came to light in a New York Times article.
Since then, the story has developed continuously, with a large number of women coming forward to say they were sexually harassed or assaulted by Weinstein – allegations he has denied.
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s New York Times report led to the powerful Hollywood producer’s fall—and ignited a national conversation on sexual assault.
Though the devastating investigations of Weinstein gave birth to the national reckoning on sexual assault, the once all-powerful mogul continues to try to defend himself — perhaps showing us what may come after #MeToo.
The producer Harvey Weinstein relied on powerful relationships across industries to provide him with cover as accusations of sexual misconduct piled up for decades
The filmmaker says that he was told to avoid working with the actresses “at all costs” when he was packaging his blockbuster franchise ‘Lord of the Rings.’ Judd, Sorvino and Weinstein have all responded to Jackson’s claims.
The blunt power of the gatekeeper is the ability to enforce not just artistic, but also financial, exile.
It Started With One.
The solution starts with talking about it.
Want proof that journalism matters? Look no further than Harvey Weinstein. Were it not for The New York Times and The New Yorker, the indie mogul would still be hobnobbing at Oscar parties, attending movie premieres and, if allegations are to be believed, routinely abusing and harassing women.
Instead, Weinstein is facing multiple criminal investigations and possible jail time. He’s been fired from the Weinstein Co. and drummed out of Hollywood. And he’s got company.
In what appears to be a seismic shift in what behavior is tolerated in the workplace, a cascade of high-profile men, many in the entertainment and news media industries, have since been fired or forced to resign after accusations of sexual misconduct that ranged from inappropriate comments to rape.
By Salma Hayek.
Annabella Sciorra, Daryl Hannah, and other women explain their struggles with going public.
Honorable men can stand up and speak out. Some of them have. Some have apologized for not doing so earlier (albeit decades after they achieved fame and fortune by notspeaking up), and many are now realizing they can make a difference.
For AmFAR, the AIDS research foundation, Harvey Weinstein was a major source of funding and publicity—and a serious financial headache.