List of Weinstein accusations grows

October 11, 2017

As powerful Hollywood mogul and Democratic fundraiser Harvey Weinstein (who said in 2009, “Hollywood has the best moral compass”) jets off to Europe for sex rehab to try to learn how to be a decent human being, new allegations are quickly coming to light.

The New York Times reports that since their expose shattered the Cone of Silence (or fear) that long protected him, four more women have come forward to allege sexual assault (unwanted touching) while three accuse him of rape. Even some famous women such as Miro Sorvino, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Rosanna Arquette have finally spoken up to allege creepy advances toward them, and Weinstein’s wife announced that she’s leaving him. The New Yorker even obtained a tape of a 2015 sting operation in which Weinstein allegedly attempts to coerce a young model into his hotel room, but the police didn’t think it was strong enough evidence to bring charges.

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Both Weinstein’s activities and the long silence about them have become hot topics in conservative circles. From Herman Cain to Donald Trump to Bill O’Reilly, any allegation of sexual misconduct against a conservative, no matter how suspect, was immediately accepted as true by Hollywood celebrities who mercilessly pilloried the alleged perpetrator. But now we find that one of the most powerful liberal figures in Hollywood was allegedly doing this for decades, and it was widely known, but nobody “spoke truth to power.”

To be fair, it’s hard to blame them for not speaking up when it might have meant the end of their careers. Not many people have that strong a moral compass. But they could at least have enough morals not to posture as moral leaders and congratulate themselves on having the best moral compass in the world when their compass only points at other people.

Fear might excuse their silence. Nothing excuses their selective morality.


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Comments 1-5 of 20

  • Karen L Nassie

    10/19/2017 06:31 PM

    This is about a truth that has always been the elephant in the room, yet no one was allowed to acknowledge it, until now. Finally!!

  • Ann Ray

    10/13/2017 02:21 PM

    The Weinstein story brings to light what total hypocrites there are in the movie industry and in the Democratic establishment. The worst is that Mr. Weinstein's employer knowingly allowed him to commit sexual harrassment and assault and should be taken to task. The employer head and Weinstein should spend a long while in jail, and they should also have a big drop in their financial fortunes as well. A travesty that Weinstein has 'escaped' to another country for so called, made up sex therapy treatment!

  • Peggy Roberts

    10/12/2017 03:49 PM

    Those accusors wanted a start to stardom and money, and once they were there felt it okay to accuse inappropriate behavior. He is wrong, for sure but they were too willing to tolerate it for the money. They had no morals in doing so, any more than him. Money over morals, NO. God will judge!!

  • Gary L Koch

    10/12/2017 02:23 PM

    Hillary is appalled at the revelation about H. Weinstein, not the actions or deeds of which he is accused. Why did it take so long to surface? Did most of the assaulted hope to gain something from silence????

  • Jo Maddux

    10/12/2017 12:39 PM

    So enjoy your thoughts, especially during these times. You are spot on and it is so great that this comes from a Godly man whose actions depict his life. Love your writings by the way, and your bass playing! ?? Keep them coming and God bless you and your family!