There is no joy in covering the Harvey Weinstein scandal. While some might derive some pleasure in seeing a stereotypical hard-core leftist from Hollywood get taken down, it is important to remember the damage he did to untold numbers of women. These are not all women just looking for a good time with Harvey. If the allegations are true, he was and is a dangerous predator many times over who used his position of power to feed his sexual lust at their expense.
It is instructive to watch those liberal politicians who took Harvey’s money now distance themselves, and even claim that they are going to donate to charity a sum equal to Harvey’s contributions to their campaign funds. Yet the damage is done. Instead of going away, it is likely that there are others in Hollywood who committed offenses similar to those of which Harvey is being accused. They should worry now that the ball is rolling.
The FBI has now begun an investigation into Mr. Weinstein’s alleged crimes. And they are serious offenses, up to and including multiple instances of rape. As Mr. Weinstein has fled the country on the pretext of getting treatment, the wheels are in motion for gathering evidence to be used should he be brought to trial. Besides that, the financial judgments that are likely to be rendered against him in civil litigation will be devastating.
“The FBI has opened an investigation into the ever-mounting allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.
“According to the outlet, the probe came at the request of President Donald Trump’s Justice Department and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”
Harvey has a lot of connections, and no doubt many of them are now cursing the day they first became associated with this degenerate. It was all just something to be ignored until the dam broke. Now that matters are in the open with more revelations likely, those who knew about this all along are in the hot seat.
The Daily Mail is on the story and this is part of its report:
“While it is unknown whether the DOJ order came directly from Sessions, the move is likely to be seen in a political light given Weinstein’s friendship with Trump foe Hillary Clinton.
“The move by the DOJ came amid rumors that Weinstein has plans to head to Europe for sex rehab – leading to fears of a Roman Polanski-style situation where he dodges prosecution in the U.S.
“The FBI can both look at whether he has committed any federal crimes in the U.S. and prepare extradition proceedings if he remains in Europe.
“Among the allegations against Weinstein, which the FBI is expected to examine, is that he forced Lucia Evans, a student who wanted to be an actress, to perform oral sex on him in New York in 2004.”
There are a number of angles from which this story can be approached. Obviously, there are criminal allegations that must be investigated, and if substantiated, then prosecuted.
Then there is the hypocrisy approach. The left loves to assume the mantle of the defender of women’s rights, especially against conservatives who the liberals are convinced would push women back into the alleged oppression of the 1950s and before.
Yet here we have about as powerful of a liberal as one can find, using that power to abuse women. And not just verbally, but physically and sexually. This is a sin the left would love remain hidden. However, with it out in the open, it will be one they cannot ignore nor forgive.
What happens to Harvey remains to be seen. The powerful movie mogul is now whimpering like a scared child, and has run to hide in Europe under the guise of getting treatment for a disorder.
Yet the disorder infects more than just Harvey. Hollywood, a place of fantasy, includes many whose lives are based on lies. Those outside Hollywood who feed on everything coming out of that place need to grow up and find real heroes to admire and from whom to learn.
While they might have some exceptional skills, there is nothing redeeming or that truly matters to be learned from a Kardashian or a Weinstein. And they are clearly not the sort one should wish to emulate.