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Some More Thoughts about the Harvey Weinstein Saga: Oct 12, 2017

October 12, 2017 9 comments

In my previous post on this topic, I made an observation that the most likely cause of silence about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior over multiple decades was that such behavior was fairly normal in the entertainment industry. I also wrote that the exposure and ongoing public humiliation of Weinstein might embolden others to do the same to other big names in that industry. So far we have seen some initial signs of this happening, though it is too early to say whether they are an aberration or a trend.

To be clear, I am not suggesting that “Hollywood” is a more abusive industry to people who work in it than say.. corporate poultry farming or working for corporations like Amazon. Indeed, the entertainment industry in USA is generally a much nicer place to work in than most industrial sectors in this country. Having said that, working within it does carry a much higher than usual risk of sexual abuse and drug abuse along with associated psychological issues. Furthermore, these somewhat specific risks have been with us since Hollywood started making its first movies.

Having said that, the Harvey Weinstein saga is unusual in that it involves a very big name in that industry. I mean, this is a guy who have been thanked at Oscar acceptance speeches almost as often as God. However, his abusive and combative personality, over the years, made him far more adversaries than supporters. It is therefore not surprising that so many movie stars and colleagues unloaded on him once it became obvious that it was safe to do so. It is also safe to assume that more women, beyond those who have already done so, will come out with even more accusations of sexual coercion and rape against him.

But what will all of this lead to? Here is what I think is most likely in the near future..

1] In spite of his still strong desire to return to the entertainment industry, it is almost certain that his career in the industry is (for all practical purposes) over. He is just too unsympathetic a person for the public to forgive, let alone care about or support. It is also almost certain that some accusations against him, especially those involving non-consensual sex, are going to be thoroughly investigated by the police in more than one country. Public outcry for legal action against him could very likely result in him being tried and convicted within next couple of years. Of course, like many rich people in USA, he will probably get some sweetheart deal from prosecutors that will keep him out of jail.

2] One theory about why the Weinstein saga came out now, as opposed to even a year or two ago, revolves around some sort of power play by his brother and others to control the company which bears his name. While that is certainly within the realm of possibility, it is also unlikely since his brothers and others in that company are comparative lightweights in the entertainment industry. Also, the Weinstein company and other related ventures are so closely associated with Harvey that this scandal destroys their brand image- which is already occurring. To make a long story short, the company is close to worthless if Harvey ends up getting prosecuted for running a casting couch for the previous 2-3 decades.

3] It is however also likely that Harvey won’t go down without a big and nasty fight. Expect bitter and very public legal battles as he and his team of lawyers try every move to regain control of the company. You might be aware that there is a lot of circumstantial evidence that his company and others he established or worked for in the past were fully aware of his peculiar behavior towards actresses and other attractive women in that industry. I would , therefore, not be surprised if the company (and his brother etc) ended up being sued for willfully enabling his actions. The possibility that Harvey might go nuclear and expose other powerful and famous executives in Hollywood is far more likely than most people in that industry want to believe.

4] It is also worthwhile to point out that for a guy who looked like.. well.. himself, Harvey did manage to score tons of prime pussy. Think about it- we are only hearing from the women who felt insulted by his demands. Many more hot young women just went along with them and saw having sex with him as a part of the price for being employed in Hollywood. While his modus operandi was not glamorous or likely to get hot chicks wet and bothered- it did work very well. for him. I am willing to bet that his dick has been inside the various orifices of more actresses and hot women than most famous male actors, musicians and sport stars. Maybe part of the public hate comes from people seeing a guy who looks like him scoring so much prime pussy for so many years.

What do you think? Comments?