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Weinstein Rapes

Bernnie Federko

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New York attorney general files suit against Weinstein Co.

Eric Schneiderman alleges company executives and the board repeatedly failed to protect employees

New York's attorney general filed a suit Sunday against the Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein and his brother Robert Weinstein for "egregious violations" of the state's civil rights, human rights and business laws.

In a press release, Eric Schneiderman alleges executives from the company and its board consistently failed to protect employees from Harvey Weinstein, who was CEO at the time.

The suit, which is the result of a four-month investigation, includes "new and extensive allegations" about Harvey Weinstein's "vicious and exploitative mistreatment of company employees." Groups of women allegedly facilitated sexual activity

Numerous accounts of sexual harassment, intimidation, and other misconduct have been gathered.

Among them are claims that Weinstein used threatening language such as "I will kill your family" and "you don't know what I can do," telling employees he had connections in high positions to take care of problems.

The suit also states that Weinstein had three separate groups of predominantly female employees: one to "facilitate" his "sexual conquests," and another made up of assistants to maintain space on his calendar for "regular sexual activity.

A third group of women, mainly female executives, was required "to meet with prospective sexual conquests" and to follow through on Weinstein's "promise of employment opportunities to women" who met with his favour.

"This compelled service demeaned and humiliated them, contributing to the hostile work environment," the law suit says. 'Hostile' environment could continue under new name

The complaint, filed in New York's Supreme Court, seeks to "remedy a years-long gender-based hostile work environment, a pattern of quid pro quo sexual harassment, and routine misuse of corporate resources for unlawful ends" between 2005 and October 2017.

The attorney general says the investigation is ongoing, however the suit was introduced because of the imminent sale of the company, which could "leave victims without adequate redress, including a lack of a sufficient victims compensation fund."

Any sale of the Weinstein Company must ensure that employees are protected going forward, the attorney general said. A potential sale could allow top officials who were allegedly aware of the misconduct to continue occupying key positions under a newly formed entity.

Harvey Weinstein has been accused by dozens of women, including several high-profile actresses, of sexual harassment and sexual assault. The disgraced media mogul initially apologized for his behaviour but has denied accusations of rape.

The allegations, first reported by the New York Times in October of 2017, led to mass movements supporting women including #MeToo and Time's Up.

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
NBC in Deep shit for allegedly working to catch and kill the Weinstein crimes..

NBC reportedly threatened a smear campaign against Ronan Farrow if he reported the Harvey Weinstein sexual-harassment allegations

What a fucking piece of shit.

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories
Multiple women share harrowing accounts of sexual assault and harassment by the film executive.
Ronan Farrow
October 10, 2017 10:47 AM

In the course of a ten-month investigation, thirteen women interviewed said that, between the nineteen-nineties and 2015, Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them.

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories


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Jeez should this go in the cops thread?

Detective allegedly urged Weinstein accuser to delete material from phone

A police detective already facing allegations that he coached a witness in Harvey Weinstein’s criminal sexual assault case was accused Wednesday of urging one of the movie mogul’s accusers to delete material from her cellphones before she handed them over to prosecutors. The Manhattan district attorney’s office detailed the alleged misconduct in a letter to Weinstein’s lawyer that was made public.

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
We have been asked why a story reported and written by two Esquire writers is being published in The Atlantic. This story began with our editors at Esquire. After months of reporting, the story went through Esquire's editorial process, which included fact-checking and vetting by a Hearst attorney, and the story was approved for publication. The story was then killed by Hearst executives. We do not know why. We feel fortunate that the piece has gone through The Atlantic's thoughtful editorial process, which included another rigorous fact-check and robust legal vetting. We are most grateful that the alleged victims now have a chance to be heard and we hope the substance of their allegations remains the focus.
CDAN takes a victory lap:

The long awaited expose about the disgraced A-list Director has finally arrived. If you haven’t read it yet, I would recommend going through every single line. This should completely end the director’s career. It is much worse than what was written to end other big Hollywood careers. The people who have worked at this for years said they had the goods on this guy, and they delivered more than any of us could have expected. They just had to fight for a long time against very powerful and evil people to get the story out there.http://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/01/l...afia-fail.html

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
Global male leadership crisis

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Males, forever the beneficiaries of systems and structures they built to sustain their power, are at the heart of self-inflicted crises in every part of the world:

  • The Catholic Church's all-male leadership is mired in a growing, global scandal that includes mass abuse of kids, nuns and parishioners.
  • After the first year of the #MeToo movement, the N.Y. Times counted 201 powerful men who lost their jobs after public allegations of sexual harassment.
  • Media saw top CEOs (Harvey Weinstein, Roger Ailes, Les Moonves) and a shameful number of news stars (Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Bill O'Reilly) and entertainment stars (Kevin Spacey, Bill Cosby, Louis C.K.) go down for creepy, predatory behavior in some cases — outright sexual abuse and rape in others.
  • R. Kelly had bond set at $1 million yesterday on charges the R&B singer sexually abused young women for more than a decade.
  • New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged in Florida on Friday as part of an investigation into prostitution and human trafficking.
Power corrupts, and societal structures have so far granted men the most power.

  • There are, of course, unscrupulous female leaders. But because there are far fewer of them, the reckoning for men is taking place on a far vaster scale.
Be smart, from managing editor Kim Hart: Abuse of power is nothing new. Now in the second year of #MeToo, women are feeling more empowered to call men out for abuse and discrimination.

  • Despite this, the needle hasn’t moved far enough in business, Hollywood and the church. Globally, millions remain voiceless and victims are often discredited.
  • The female victories in November's midterms look like the first big wave of a generation of women leaders to repair damage from the sins of the men. Despite record wins, women still make up less than a quarter of congressional seats.
  • Even less progress has been made in the private sector where, for too many women, the price of having a career is keeping your mouth shut. The Times reported that of the 124 replacements for the men who had fallen in the first year of #MeToo, 54 were women and 70 were men.
The bottom line: Plenty of men do good things, and plenty of women do bad.

  • It's the structures that allow people in power to oppress others based on race, gender or economic status that are at the core of the problem. Those structures, however, are very slow to change.