I was reading an article the other day praising Hollywood for the ways that it’s changing to be more inclusive, and for the #MeToo movement that’s shifting the power dynamics between men and women in the industry.
Weinstein attended a recent showcase for emerging talent in New York. The women in the room were not thrilled to have him around and a few of them made it pretty obvious.
The Guardian with what happens when you call him out on his crap in a room full of Weinstein supporters:
Several women were booed, heckled and asked to leave after confronting Harvey Weinstein at a New York showcase for emerging talent.
Kelly Bachman, along with fellow comedian Amber Rollo and actor Zoe Struckless, confronted the disgraced producer, who has been accused by more than 80 women of rape, sexual assault and harassment, at an event called Actors Hour on Wednesday night.
Bachman told the Guardian she “felt like the air was sucked out of the room” when she called out Weinstein during a set she performed at the event.
You can see the air leaving the room here:
You’ll notice that there were no feminine voices booing her and telling her to shut up.
At intermission, Struckless and Rollo approached Weinstein at his table. “Nobody’s going to say anything? Nobody’s really going to say anything?” Struckless screamed, in a video posted on their Facebook page.
“His bodyguards herded me out,” Struckless said in a post. “When I left the building, crying out of fury and frustration I was quickly surrounded by a group of mostly women who expressed the same fear to raise their voice that I had. They thanked me for speaking up.”
Rollo tweeted that afterward, she “went in and called [Weinstein] a fucking monster and told him he should disappear.”
Here’s Struckless in action:
Why is this monster allowed to walk free? Seriously.
In a statement to Business Insider, the producer’s publicist Juda Engelmayer said: “Harvey Weinstein was out with friends enjoying the music and trying to find some solace in his life that has been turned upside down. This scene was uncalled for, downright rude and an example of how due process today is being squashed by the public, trying to take it away in the courtroom too.”
Shem. He should have thought about that before (allegedly) jacking off into a potplant. For more on “Harvey Weinstein’s sexual appetites and activities”, read his former assistant Sandeep Rehal’s hellish experience of working for him.
As Bachman points out, Weinstein should feel uncomfortable. He should feel more than uncomfortable.
If the world was a just place, he wouldn’t be allowed out in public at all.
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