bee-eating feminist says you're late wrote:Are you suggesting that he sexually assaulted women in front of his wife and she didn't do anything?
No, not quite. EDIT: I reread what I wrote, and i'd forgotten what I meant. I meant that although she was aware of his proclivities (or should have been), a lot of his transgressions went on right in front of her, yet she somehow never noticed, just as his own company never noticed and are "shocked" and "dismayed" at the news coming out.
But now that you ask, it certainly isn't outside the realm of comprehension that he did his share of unwelcome groping in front of her, and she did nothing. If he did it for decades, why wouldn't he do it in front of her? That's how emboldened he was, thanks to his position in the industry and the enforced silence within the industry, especially given that other Hollywood executives felt free to behave in the same manner. She sure doesn't seem interested in "standing by her man" right now and giving him the benefit of the doubt.
And he's not the only Hollywood mogul who felt safe doing this. The decades of enforced silence wasn't just to protect Weinstein, this started long before he came along. And it wasn't always behind closed doors, sometimes it was out in full view, as noted in the article below. This reprehensible behavior has been going on in Hollywood for over 100 years, I just find it strange that it's suddenly become the "hot topic" in the news. Who knows where this will lead - a full-blown investigation with Hollywood moguls doing time in prison, or everyone's eyebrows going up and down for a week or two before some other shiny object takes everyone's attention away and the whole thing gets shuffled away? The media will protect itself as best it can. At least it will try - Weinstein seems like the sort of person who won't go down alone. His own brother describes him as a "very sick man," he would certainly know better than I.https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop ... lt-n809791
Crews, a 6-foot-2-inch, 240-pound former body guard, sent out a series of tweets on Tuesday, explaining that no one is immune from sexual harassment and assault.
“This whole thing with Harvey Weinstein is giving me PTSD. Why? Because this kind of thing happened to ME,” Crews wrote in the first of 16 tweets.
Crews explained that in 2016, he and his wife were at a Hollywood function when an executive came over and groped him.
“Jumping back I said What are you doing?! My wife saw everything n [sic] we looked at him like he was crazy. He just grinned like a jerk,” Crews wrote.
The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star said he wanted to have a physical altercation with the executive, but worried about the optics of a fight.
“'240 lbs. Black Man stomps out Hollywood Honcho' would be the headline the next day,” Crews wrote. “Only I probably wouldn’t have been able to read it because I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL. So we left.”
Crews explained that eventually the executive called him to apologize, adding that he never pressed charges out of fear of being ostracized in Hollywood.
“I decided not 2 [sic] take it further becuz [sic] I didn’t want 2b [sic] ostracized— par 4 [sic] the course when the predator has power n [sic] influence. I let it go. And I understand why many women who this happens to let it go,” Crews tweeted.
Crews added that he believed few people believe victims, who would face a host of repercussions and possibly lose their ability to work.
“I understand and empathize with those who have remained silent. But Harvey Weinstein is not the only perpetrator. Hollywood is not the only business we’re [sic] this happens, and to the casualties of this behavior— you are not alone,” Crews wrote. “Hopefully, me coming forward with my story will deter a predator and encourage someone who feels hopeless.”