Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Cases for Years - Gutless Media looked the other way
For decades, the reporters who tried to tell the story of Harvey Weinstein butted up against the same wall of sheer force and immovable power that was leveraged against those ambitious actors, the vulnerable assistants, the executives whose careers, salaries, and reputations were in his hands.
The stories of hotel-room meetings, requests for massages, professional interactions undertaken naked — they all speak of the abusive thrill gained not from sex but from the imposition of your will on someone who has no ability to resist or defend themselves from you, an exertion of power on the powerless.
I saw Harvey Weinstein earlier this year, at a Planned Parenthood celebration. He has remained a donor to and supporter of liberal organizations, women’s-rights organizations, and Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, whose daughter recently worked as his intern.
He clearly hasn’t stopped working to protect himself. The attorney Lisa Bloom, whose business has recently been the representation of women lodging harassment and assault claims against powerful men, is a member of his legal team. I cannot imagine it coincidental that this spring he bought the rights to make her book about Trayvon Martin into a miniseries.
Actress Ashley Judd said in a recent interview, “Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it’s simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly.”
In other words, in Judd’s own mind, Weinstein had not only harassed her, but did so to numerous women. And she said nothing. Even at the peak of her Hollywood powers, she remained silent and pretended to be a feminist leader.
Over the course of a three-decade career, Weinstein reportedly settled eight sexual harassment complaints, including one with actress Rose McGowan, who presents herself today as the wokest of wokened feminists.
The Times claims that McGowan’s silence was purchased for a mere $100,000.
Silence, silence, silence… And all of this indefensible silence reportedly allowed Weinstein to continue to use and abuse his staff and company.
Weinstein sexual harassment controversy exposes Hollywood's double standard
Cher called Trump a “scumbag carny barker" on Twitter. Comedian Patton Oswalt labeled him a “sexist creep.” Actress Emmy Rossum wrote: “misogynistic entitled pig.”
This week, amid revelations that Oscar-winning movie and television producer Harvey Weinstein had a long history of sexually harassing women, Hollywood’s response was largely muted. Film studios on Friday all declined to comment.
Hollywood’s greatest fear is now coming true. The Daily Mailreports that Harvey Weinstein protégé Ben Affleck is facing the accusation that he groped actress Hilarie Burton in 2003 when she was just 21 years-old.
This is Hollywood’s greatest fear realized, the fear that the floodgates against others will open up and every alleged harasser will be dragged kicking and screaming into the sunlight. Affleck is a major player; an Oscar-winning director and Warner Brothers’ Batman, a hugely expensive franchise. He is also a high-profile Democrats, just like Harvey.
If even more women are now encouraged to come forward against other big names, the entire industry could be damaged beyond comprehension.
The same is true for the multinational corporations who employed these alleged harassers, the Walt Disney Company, for instance. Major corporate liability is definitely on the table.
Actress Rose McGowan is also publicly attacking Affleck as a liar over his statement Tuesday where he appeared to claim that Weinstein’s behavior was something he was unaware of until now.
jones show on a roll friday on the satanist pedophile takedown and the current topics that was said to hit around
black friday. Apparently much of it was enabled with documentation from the Huma laptop.
Templar Knights and the Origin of Unlucky Friday the 13th
Posted on 13 October, 2006 in Esoteric, Links, Masonic, Religion, Symbolism
Templar knights from a contemporary woodcut
Templar knights from a contemporary woodcut
The Knights Templars Arrested (1307): Unlucky 13?
It was on this date, October 13, 1307 â€” and presumably on a Friday â€” that King Philip IV (â€ the Fairâ€ ) of France arrested all of the Templar Knights.
The religious order had been the subject of rumors of blasphemy and irreligious practices, but in fact the Knights of the Temple of Solomon or (from their logo) the
Red Cross Knights, were â€œjust brutal, pious, simple-minded men,â€ who became wealthy and corrupt as soon as the Church showered blessings and money on the order.
Cross of the Templar Knights
The Templars were formed after the First Crusade as a body of knights charged with prosecuting the crusades, and with living morally upright lives in the service of their church. So unpopular was that second qualification in the Middle Ages that the core of the Templars was only nine knights. The number slowly increased until, in 1128, they were incorporated as a monastic order with the usual three vows. By 1200, they were so rich and loose in morals that a contemporary jibe for heavy drinking was â€œHe drinks like a Templar.â€ Their wealth increased through the same ruse the Jews used to circumvent the Church law against lending money at interest â€” the original meaning of usury. The party only came to an end when the Templars became so corrupt and so powerful that Philip, at the urging of Pope Clement V, had to extinguish them.
The leaders were tortured into confessing impiety and sodomy in their houses and, although the method is not conducive to extracting truth, it is clear that the practices were rampant. The methods were standard: â€œThe feet of the accused were oiled and fired, splinters were driven under their toe- and finger-nails, weights were tied to their genital organs, and so on,â€ says McCabe. â€œSome underwent torture six or seven times. A large number, including the Grand Master [Jacques DeMolay] and three other leading Masters, confessed and were burned alive.â€ - Joseph McCabe, A Rationalist EncyclopÃ¦dia, 1948.
The popular legend that the end of the Templars took place on a Friday the 13th, and that that is the origin of the bad luck associated with the day, is just as fabulous as that it arose from the 13 Christian apostles (including the traitor Judas) at the Last Supper. The legend of Loki crashing a banquet of 12 Norse revelers in Valhalla was another, later, turn on the fable. But although there are some references to Friday being unlucky in Geoffrey Chaucerâ€™s time (14th century: â€œAnd on a Friday fell all this mischanceâ€ ), there appears to be no reliable reference to the unluckiness of Friday the 13th before the 1800s.
In the Gregorian calendar, the 13th is slightly more likely to fall on a Friday than on any other day of the week, and any month beginning on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th, but rational thinkers ignore the superstition. Still, Paraskevidekatriaphobia, or fear of Friday the 13th, seems common enough to be the reason many people will skip work, refuse to travel, and not start anything new on that day â€” and why some buildings have no 13th floor and Room 13 often disappears. Is there something to the superstition? We might remember the troubles in 1970 during the flight of Apollo 13.
But Friday the 13th is considered unlucky only in Western, Christian-dominated cultures: there is no such superstition in Asia or the Islamic world. The superstition can be a self-fulfilling prophecy, people will engage in what logicians call â€œconfirmation biasâ€ when bad things happen on a day you already believe is bad. When Philip the Fair decided to arrest and torture and burn the Templars on this day in 1307, he had back of him no tradition of bad luck or good luck associated with the 13th day of the month â€” but it was unfortunate for about one hundred Christians!
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Perv Photographer Terry Richardson falls from grace
Print and runway models recounted how they were manipulated and molested. Industry gurus had no choice but to finally disavow the slimy creep once dubbed "edgy" and "controversial" by hipster rags and porn apologists.
While these newly woke defenders of women now rush to condemn corporate "rape culture," they've capitalized on explicit sexual degradation to sell magazines, clothes and cosmetics. They've commodified and normalized pedophilia, adultery, promiscuity and prostitution. They are the culture.
Count yourself blessed if you've never been exposed to "Uncle Terry's" stomach-turning pictures of women simulating oral sex with bananas and cow teats; models urinating in snow; a college intern inside a trash can wearing a diamond "SLUT" tiara while fellating Richardson; or his countless self-portraits standing naked, erect or sucking his thumb with the rich and famous (most in their underwear or topless).
This new "ban" on contracting with Richardson was not instituted because of industry disgust with his 20-plus years of misogynist images of young models and starlets. It's about protecting business backsides.