Sudbury filmmaker says Weinstein allegations could result in industry change

Sudbury filmmaker says Weinstein allegations could result in industry change
How Hollywood can devise a system to save future victims of abuse
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The TMZ website reported that Weinstein later flew to Arizona to enter a rehabilitation center, possibly The Meadows, a facility northwest of Phoenix where golfer Tiger Woods and supermodel Kate Moss have been treated.

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Oliver Stone has condemned a rush to judgment on producer Harvey Weinstein and the allegations by many women of sexual harassment, charges that led to Weinstein being fired from the company that bears his name.
Montrealer sole resident of condo building after other units rented on Airbnb“I want to make sure at the end of the day, this world is a safer, better world for my three daughters.”

The Weinstein allegations

Filmmakers of Sexual Assault Doc Call on Academy to Oust Harvey Weinstein (Guest Column)
Filmmakers of Sexual Assault Doc Call on Academy to Oust Harvey Weinstein (Guest Column)

You must verify your email address before signing in. Check your email for your verification email, or enter your email address in the form below to resend the email.Dozens of these actors and actresses knew what Weinstein did to pretty young women and even warned co-stars about him, but none had the guts to call it out.

Julie’s post took me back to 1991 when I watched Anita Hill testify at Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings. I was rivetted by Hill’s honesty, bravery and poise. At one point, Sen. Dennis DeConcini, D-Ariz., said he couldn’t understand why she hadn’t quit her job if her boss made the workplace so uncomfortable. “Well, I think it is very difficult to understand, senator,” Hill answered. She explained that she stayed “because I wanted to do the work … and I did not want to let that kind of behaviour control my choices.”Tiny Working Out With Hot Trainer Again — Why She’s Sneaking…

How Hollywood can devise a system to save future victims of abuse
How Hollywood can devise a system to save future victims of abuse
“He talked me into the bathroom. I was afraid of him,” she said.Harvey Weinstein’s deserved woes are growing: Now, the New York City Police Department and the London Metropolitan Police are both opening criminal investigations into allegations of the producer’s sexual harassment and assault.

2. Wait for the instructions to arrive in your inbox 3. Follow the instructions to update your passwordMaitlis asked Thompson whether there was a "liberal hypocrisy" at play, in terms of the industry forgiving figures such as Rosemary’s Baby director Roman Polanski, who pleaded guilty to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977 before fleeing America for France.When I heard about Harvey, I recalled Oliver walking past me & grabbing my boob as he walked out the front door of a party. Two of a kind!

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Showbiz people have the advantage of using their flaws and failures, as well as those of others, as fuel for the creative imagination. Two of the biggest stars in comedy are just getting attention now by sensationalizing sexploitation.

BIFF came under fire when organizers were ordered by Busan government chiefs to cancel a screening of The Truth Shall Not Sink, a documentary which criticized the government’s failed rescue measures at the 2014 Seoul ferry disaster. This resulted in local filmmakers boycotting the event. Former fest head Lee Yong-Kwan was a big supporter of screening the film at the fest, which then resulted in his ousting from the event. Soon after, BIFF founder Kim Dong-Ho and fest director Kang Soo-Youn announced that they would also be leaving after this year’s edition.

Now, there’s a preening rush to judgment as sordid details of the Weinstein scandal escape into the public prints. It’s a truism that a big man’s fall from grace never happens at the height of his power. Judging him a pariah now is easy. “I don’t think that people were looking the other way,” George Clooney told The Daily Beast. “I think that people weren’t looking, because in some ways, a lecherous guy with money picking up young girls is unfortunately not a news story in our society.”

The ultimate goal is that the assaulters are not just tried in a court of public opinion, but in an actual court of law. So far, the predators seem to be a step ahead of prosecution. Bill Cosby has avoided jail. Donald Trump became president. Roger Ailes ran out the clock. Weinstein supposedly flew off in a private jet to a sex rehab clinic in Europe.Weinstein, 65, whose credits include The King’s Speech and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, has denied a series of sexual harassment allegations made against him, detailed in a New York Times exposé last week. Film stars including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow have since accused him of making inappropriate sexual advances.”Part of what makes the comedy of Louis C.K. and Ms. Notaro exciting is that they both often suggest they are giving us a peek at an actual life,” writes theater critic Jason Zinoman in The New York Times. But actual life is giving us lots of actual life already. Moral judgments are cheapened as sexual distinctions in entertainment narratives blur the reality.

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Source: Doug Peters/EMPICS EntertainmentThe governor originally planned to donate $50,000 that Weinstein and his company contributed to his gubernatorial campaigns, but The New York Times reported that Cuomo had reversed course and would return or give to charity all $110,000 in contributions for previous campaigns.PlayAstrid Stawiarz/Getty ImagesWATCH Harvey Weinstein speaks out: ‘I’m not doing OK’ 0 Shares Email Gloria Steinem has weighed in on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein.

The allegations against one of cinema's titans — a man whose studio has garnered more than 300 Oscar nominations — have shaken Hollywood, which has long battled a reputation for exploiting female actors, bypassing female directors and overlooking female-centered scripts.

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The latest star to emerge with a terrible tale from the sordid saga is Kate Beckinsale who claimed Weinstein accosted her when she was just 17.In her newest Final Thoughts commentary, Tomi Lahren sounds off on the reaction by Hillary Clinton and others on the left to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. 

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It’s not just powerful male executives who abuse their position. A successful male writer reached out to tell me about a predatory female executive who regularly feasted on the talent, pressuring one married writer to have sex with her in the office. In his 20s, my friend had been cornered by a different high-powered executive and succumbed to the pressure. “Her first words after we finished were, ‘By the way, there’s a project, I want to pitch you later,'” he texted.

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As Weinstein goes for help in the land of McCain, his lawyers are hammering The Weinstein Company. TMZ broke the story … TWC may have violated his contract by firing him. The contract shockingly allowed Weinstein to stay on with the company — regardless of how many sexual harassment claims were lodged — as long as he paid the settlement costs and a penalty to the company.
As he climbed into an oversized sports utility vehicle, he said he hoped people would give him “a second chance.”
Weinstein has denied the allegations against him in a statement released by his representative. “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual. Mr. Weinstein has begun counseling, has listened to the community and is pursuing a better path. Mr. Weinstein is hoping that, if he makes enough progress, he will be given a second chance.”

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The governor’s campaign said in a statement that it was taking “the extraordinary step” of returning all contributions from previous campaigns, according to the Times.

Sexual assault is a traumatic crime that often has devastating lifelong consequences. It's committed by a small percentage of men — who, more often than not, are, like Weinstein, repeat offenders. They are able to commit these crimes with impunity thanks to a culture which historically has given them cover. It is time for that cover to end. Rescinding membership is a way of clearly stating that we as an industry will no longer be complicit.Harvey Weinstein was also at,” she told Variety. “He motioned for me to come over to him, and then grabbed me to sit me on his lap. I was so surprised and shocked I couldn’t stop laughing because it was so awkward. But then I could feel that he had an erection. I got quiet, but got off his lap quickly. He then asked me to come outside with him and other things I don’t want to share, but it was implied that if I did not comply with doing what he asked me to do that I would not get the role that I had already been informally offered. I laughed in his face as I was in shock and so uncomfortable. I left the party right after that.”

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The New York Times and The New Yorker for their recent reporting. Both should be applauded for their bravery. It is sad that reporting this crime takes bravery (both on the part of the victims and the media), but given that in this day and age it still does, we applaud these brave acts. And we encourage others in the media to follow the lead of their peers and continue to bring these stories to light.  

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Asked whether Weinstein’s downfall signaled the end of toxic masculinity, Steinem said, “It’s not the last gasp, but it is a step on the way to it because the popular opinion is: This is wrong. There are words for it. There are laws for it. You get punished for it. You get fired for it. It’s a step on the way.”

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Weinstein, via his rep, has “unequivocally denied” any allegation of non-consensual sex.

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Obama eventually said he was “disgusted” and Clinton that she was “appalled” by the alleged acts.

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Meanwhile, London police are looking into an assault that took place in a town in England in the 1980s. In a statement, Scotland Yard said:

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Still, the movie was picked up for distribution by IFC Midnight. “[IFC was] so supportive of me and the movie, even though Harvey tried to ruin any potential success it could have had,” she said. “It is challenging enough to get work in Hollywood as a female, let alone being a female filmmaker producer/director. And when people attempt to ruin your reputation on top of that, it makes it next to impossible.”

We are grateful to the many women who have come forward to share their stories. Not for any glory or gain or self-aggrandizement, but simply to protect others. They are heroes and should be regarded as such.

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“We think devoting these funds to advance women’s equality is a better use of the dollars than returning the donation to Harvey Weinstein and the H. Weinstein Family Foundation,” Dory Devlin, director of Rutgers media relations, said in a statement.

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"Guys, I'm not doing OK but I'm trying," he said in a video obtained by ABC. "I got to get help. You know what, we all make mistakes."

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