By Kathy Crest – Hillary Clinton made a statement today regarding the accusations placed against well known movie mogul and Democratic bundler, Harvey Weinstein. This comes six days after the report by the New York Times unleashed the accounts of a man who they claim has sexually assaulted women for DECADES. It is a story that has “shocked” Hollywood, even though many say it is a scandal that has been swept under the rug because of money, power and politics. “I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,” Hillary Clinton said in the statement. “The behavior described by the women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.”
It is interesting, to say the least, that the main stream media has turned their back on the story, given the fact that Democrats have used the “war on women” tactic in many of their campaigns, and faithfully attack their opponents with accusations stemming from sexual abuse. Weinstein has donated a great deal of money to the Democrat party over the years, which could be the reason for the silence. If they really care so much about women, how is it that Weinstein has gotten away with this kind of behavior for so long when apparently so many have known about it? Most like the answer to that is money and greed.
In a statement to the New York Times, which was also picked up by BuzzFeed News, Weinstein said he came from a culture in the ’60s and ’70s when “rules about behavior and workplaces were different.” Charles Harder, an attorney for Weinstein, sent BuzzFeed News a statement saying they were preparing to sue the Times:
The New York Times published today a story that is saturated with false and defamatory statements about Harvey Weinstein. It relies on mostly hearsay accounts and a faulty report, apparently stolen from an employee’s personnel file, which has been debunked by 9 different eyewitnesses. We sent the Times the facts and evidence, but they ignored it and rushed to publish. We are preparing the lawsuit now. All proceeds will be donated to women’s organizations.
Weinstein denies the accusations which come from multiple women including Ashley Judge, who claims he lured her to his hotel room. The Times reports that Weinstein has reached “at least eight settlements with women,” but Weinstein and his representatives have refused to comment on this. In a statement from another attorney representing Weinstein, Lisa Bloom, she commented that “he denies many of the accusations as patently false.”
At a time when the public is constantly faced with deciphering fake news from real news, it does not help the left’s efforts to prove themselves reliable when stories like this are swept under the rug. Late night comedians and talk show hosts who are so quick to poke fun at those on the right, and who try to destroy the credibility of anyone with opposing beliefs, have been virtually silent on the scandal. Saturday Night Live had prepared jokes about Weinstein but never followed through with them. According to headlines this week, the Weinstein Company’s board of directors have announced his termination.