The disgusting, bizarre, enraging tale of disgraced Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein is getting worse as we go along.
On Sunday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman unveiled a lawsuit against Weinstein and his brother, Robert, along with their film company.
The lawsuit alleges what it calls “egregious violations” of civil rights, human rights, and business law. It is seeking compensation for victims of Weinstein’s atrocious behavior, and in 38 pages, maps out the lengths gone to, in order to facilitate his reign of victimization.
There were apparently people in Weinstein’s employ who were there to help corner victims. Even drivers had a role to play.
“[Weinstein]’s drivers in both New York City and Los Angeles were required to keep condoms and erectile dysfunction injections in the car, in order to provide them to [Weinstein] as needed,” the lawsuit states.
I’ve actually heard of guys keeping a “just in case” condom in their wallet, but…
“Two [company] employee witnesses described having to procure [Weinstein]’s erectile dysfunction shots, one of whom received a [company] bonus for obtaining them and was at times directed by [Weinstein] to administer the injections,” it goes on to state.
“Another [company] witness described how she had to ensure [Weinstein had an adequate supply of them in his travel bag — referred to within the company as his ‘go bag’ — at all times.”
This is beyond someone with a healthy libido.
This is a predator, consumed with procuring his next victim.
This is disgusting.
Allegations that Weinstein created a hostile work environment that the company failed to address go beyond shocking sexual details. They include claims he fired a male assistant for being “just a f**king fa**ot boy, a stupid f**king fa**ot boy,” as allegedly recorded in an email sent by the company’s assistant to the head of human resources.
In a fit of rage, Weinstein allegedly told a female employee she “should leave the company and make babies since that was all she was good for,” the lawsuit says.
Seriously, this reads like a horror story.
A female employee reported to the company that Weinstein coerced her into a “naked massage” in a hotel room in 2015, and nothing was done about it.
Of course nothing was done about it. It was his company and the female employees were his cattle.
Weinstein, the lawsuit alleges, “told several employees throughout the relevant time period that, in substance, ‘I will kill you,’ ‘I will kill your family,’ and ‘You don’t know what I can do, or words to that effect.”
So, he’s in serious need of an old-fashioned attitude adjustment.
You can tell none of this was going on in the South. He’s still got all of his teeth.
Apparently, it wasn’t just the men, either. Women were also used as “bait” to lure in other female victims.
“[The Weinstein Company] employed one group of female employees whose primary job it was to accompany [Weinstein] to events and to facilitate [his] sexual conquests. These women were kept on TWC’s payroll in TWC’s New York, Los Angeles, and London offices,” the lawsuit states.
“While they had different titles, as a practical matter their primary responsibility included taking [Weinstein] to parties at which he could meet young women, and introducing him to young women seeking opportunities at TWC with whom he could attempt to engage in sexual relations. These women were described by some witnesses as members of [Weinstein]’s TWC ‘roster’ or his ‘wing women.’”
That’s particularly gross. I don’t know why I find that potentially more disgusting, but I do. It seems like such a betrayal.
Let’s be honest, though. It’s all bad.
The lawsuit says “a second group of employees served as his assistants. Predominantly female assistants were compelled to take various steps to further [Weinstein]’s regular sexual activity, including by contacting ‘Friends of Harvey’ (‘FOH’) and other prospective sexual partners via text message or phone at his direction and maintaining space on his calendar for sexual activity.”
The lawsuit says that “[o]ne TWC employee was tasked with preparing a room in TWC’s offices for [Weinstein]’s sexual activity when he wished to have sexual encounters in the office, and with cleaning up when it was over. Articles of women’s clothing were left behind on occasion after these incidents, making clear what transpired during these encounters and requiring TWC employees to make arrangements for their return.”
Basically, this wasn’t so much a film company as it was some kind of meat market, designed to appease Weinstein’s “appetites.”
The film stuff was just a front, like the massage parlor that offers something other than “massages.”
Weinstein is a sick man. His victims deserve all the compensation that can be squeezed out of him.