Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been lurking in the shadows since he was accused of sexual misconduct, from harassment all the way to rape, by more than 80 women. He claims that he feels like a “forgotten man” because people no longer remember the “good” he did for women before he was exposed.
So the predator is seeking a pat on the back. I can’t believe the nerve of this guy!
The 67-year-old cried to the New York Post, “I feel like the forgotten man. I made more movies directed by women and about women than any filmmaker, and I’m talking about 30 years ago. I’m not talking about now when it’s vogue. I did it first! I pioneered it!”
“It all got eviscerated because of what happened,” he complained, “My work has all been forgotten.”
He is literally whining that he is not getting credit for any good he may have done before he was exposed for all the bad he’s done! What kind of self-seeking jerk thinks people will buy his sob story??
Weinstein gave the interview as he was recuperating at the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center on Friday, having undergone a three-hour spinal operation aimed at giving him back his balance after a car accident in August.
According to the Post, “remained the characteristic bully throughout The Post interview, threatening to terminate the sit-down each time a question was posed that he didn’t like.”
He did manage to brag about the contract he gave Gwyneth Paltrow, in order to “prove” how good he was to women.
“Gwyneth Paltrow in 2003 got $10 million to make a movie called ‘View from the Top,’ ” Harvey said, “She was the highest-paid female actor in an independent film. Higher-paid than all the men.”
“This was a company that took social issues and tackled them,” he added.
Apparently Harvey doesn’t care about social issues enough to not sexual harass and attack women.
Weinstein’s rant drew an angry reaction from some of his alleged victims. In a joint statement, 23 of the women accused him of trying to “gaslight society.”
“He says in a new interview he doesn’t want to be forgotten,” his accusers said, “Well, he won’t be. He will be remembered as a sexual predator and an unrepentant abuser who took everything and deserves nothing.
“He will be remembered by the collective will of countless women who stood up and said enough,” they added, “We refuse to let this predator rewrite his legacy of abuse.”
The disgraced producer is set to stand trial next month. While he plans to plead innocent, I wonder if he truly thinks he will skate off without any charges. I suppose it’s possible though, since he has already settled $25 million with many of his alleged victims.