How Harvey Weinstein hunted his prey ... and nobody cared
Hollywood's best-kept sex fiend: As shocking as his reign of lechery was is the way Weinstein got away with it
Harvey Weinstein might be one of Hollywood's most prominent producers, but his role is all twisted in his head.
Dude, it's not lights, camera, and a bit of girl action.
The Weinstein sex scandal has now deepened with US actress Rose McGowan publicly accusing him of raping her. In an investigation by the New Yorker, which follows one in the New York Times, three other women also accuse him of rape. At least 10 more have described incidents of sexual harassment or assault.
Weinstein is painted as a compulsive sexual predator with the confidence of a 16th-century sultan; an absolute despot who can summon a string of Circassian beauties at will and command them to perform degradations of his choosing.
ENTER NAKED TROLL, STAGE LEFT
As astounding as the number of women now speaking out is the way he hunted his prey and went in for the kill. Hotel suite. Young female lured into his lair. Naked and blatantly parading an erection.
French actress Emma de Caunes was one of the victims of this routine. She was invited to a lunch meeting at the Ritz in Paris and somehow landed up in his hotel suite. Weinstein disappeared into the bathroom. "I was like, what the fuck, is he taking a shower?" He reappeared without any clothes and with an erection and demanded she lie on the bed - as many other women had done before her, he informed her. She slammed the door as she fled.
One of the subplots in this sordid tale is Weinstein's appearance. Let's be honest, he'd never crack it as the leading man in one of his movies. He must have been the kid who came last in the egg-and-spoon race at school. He's more gargoyle than statue of David. There are crocodiles who are far better looking than Harvey Weinstein.
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