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Harvey Weinstein

By anonymous following x   2017 Oct 5, 1:41pm 2,995 views   104 comments   watch   quote     share    


A former top adviser to Barack Obama was among the list of public relations professionals and lawyers consulting Harvey Weinstein over a major New York Times story, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Anita Dunn, a top Obama campaign staffer and former White House communications director, helped offer damage control advice for the Hollywood mogul.

On Thursday afternoon, the New York Times published a major investigation into Weinstein that features on-the-record claims of sexual harassment, including from actor Ashley Judd.

The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported Wednesday that the Times was working on the story on Weinstein’s personal “behavior." The two Hollywood trade outlets also reported that NBC News' Ronan Farrow is working on a piece about Weinstein for the New Yorker.
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Sources said that Lanny Davis, former special counsel to Bill Clinton, has been central to the PR effort for Weinstein, who is a major Democratic donor. Dunn, for her part, is the managing director of SKDKnickerbocker, a Washington public affairs firm with deep ties to Democratic politics. She was communications director for Obama’s 2008 campaign and served briefly in his administration.

Weinstein’s legal team is also a murderer’s row of high-profile names, according to Variety and THR: David Boies, Lisa Bloom (who helped bring down Bill O’Reilly), and Charles Harder (who helped Hulk Hogan fell Gawker).

Weinstein responded to the Times story with a statement: “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go.”
https://www.buzzfeed.com/stevenperlberg/former-obama-adviser-anita-dunn-helped-harvey-weinstein?utm_term=.lpe4w6jV5#.qnPaOx9n0
Let's sit back and watch all the Hollywood and Media Stars and Members of the Obama Entourage who made a big deal out of "Grab the Vagina" start criticizing Weinstein as loudly and as vociferously. Ha!

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25   anonymous   ignore (4)   2017 Oct 6, 5:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

TwoScoopsMcGee says

Yes, it degraded the middle class to watch famous and semi-famous people design marketing campaigns


Many americans are fearful of their jobs - due to anti union crusaders/jihadists, many people are even afraid to take vacations lest management determine that they are not "essential." I am sure that hearing "you are fired" on sunday nights did wonders for their self esteem and self confidence...
26   TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 6, 8:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

joeyjojojunior says
Of course that's how it works. The lawsuit status is recorded as "dropped" And the money is exchanged under the table.


And not a word reached the Media, pounding the pavement for anti-Trump stories.

And no, in many states settlements out of court ARE recorded and not merely as "Dropped" but as "Settled"
27   lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 6, 8:49pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

I asked in my other thread, this dude can afford Rin's lifestyle. Why didn't he just go to those private islands and have wild sex orgies??
28   joeyjojojunior   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 7, 5:29am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

TwoScoopsMcGee says
And not a word reached the Media, pounding the pavement for anti-Trump stories.

And no, in many states settlements out of court ARE recorded and not merely as "Dropped" but as "Settled


McGee--come on. You are not this naïve. If both parties officially agree on a number, then the case is "settled". If Trump pays of the plaintiff under the table to drop the case, then it is recorded as dropped.
29   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 7, 2:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

"I thought I was just virtue broadcasting. Nobody told me loose virtue wasn't allowed!"
30   TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 7, 7:38pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

joeyjojojunior says
McGee--come on. You are not this naïve. If both parties officially agree on a number, then the case is "settled". If Trump pays of the plaintiff under the table to drop the case, then it is recorded as dropped.


Oh JoeyJoeJoe, you are not this naive. Even if there was no reporting requirements, it would have leaked by either party.

However, in some jurisdictions, including North Carolina, you have to list the status of a filed lawsuit as settled and a great many settlements themselves are recorded by the state. There was just a big case about this involving an insurance company, I think, where an attorney filed to reveal an out of court settlement arguing it was in the public interest, and he won

I'm pretty sure in California you have to file settlement status with the court.

In most jurisdictions you have to record all kinds of things even if the lawsuit is dropped without a settlement. For example, it'll be listed as "with or without prejudice", as to whether you have the right to refile the same claim later.

So yeah, it's not as simple as you make it out to be. Most Lawsuits don't just mysteriously disappear without a trace like you say, even if they are settled.
31   joeyjojojunior   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 7, 8:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

TwoScoopsMcGee says
Even if there was no reporting requirements, it would have leaked by either party.


Yeah sure. Whatever you say.

TwoScoopsMcGee says
However, in some jurisdictions, including North Carolina, you have to list the status of a filed lawsuit as settled and a great many settlements themselves are recorded by the state. There was just a big case about this involving an insurance company, I think, where an attorney filed to reveal an out of court settlement arguing it was in the public interest, and he won


Obviously part of the under the table settlement is making sure that the plaintiff officially drops it with no settlement.

TwoScoopsMcGee says
So yeah, it's not as simple as you make it out to be. Most Lawsuits don't just mysteriously disappear without a trace like you say, even if they are settled.


Of course not. Most defendants don't have the means and motive to pay off their accusers like Trump did.
32   komputodo   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 8, 12:14am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anonymous says
Yeah, like behavior on Apprentice was presidential....lets have dog eat dog capitalist values on display with some darwinist panache - that surely resonates with working class disaffected who allege they've been wronged by globalism.


Who do you think were watching the show?
33   komputodo   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 8, 12:18am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

joeyjojojunior says
So, you don't see a difference between the President of the United States setting a bad example and a Hollywood exec?


We already know that you hate Trump. But seriously, you are defending Weinstein?
34   komputodo   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 8, 12:19am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

lostand confused says
I asked in my other thread, this dude can afford Rin's lifestyle. Why didn't he just go to those private islands and have wild sex orgies??


Because he likes to dominate rich famous women.
35   socal2   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 8, 5:45am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

joeyjojojunior says
So, you don't see a difference between the President of the United States setting a bad example and a Hollywood exec?


The Left set the example with Clinton and the Kennedy's.

Clinton and the Kennedy's are still treated like royalty by the Left despite even killing women (Ted Kennedy). The boorish behavior of JFK would make Weinstein blush.

The Left just a few months ago almost elected Clinton's wife who slut shamed Bill's MANY accusers.

So yeah - the Left really has no leg to stand on. I really don't want to hear a Democrat politician or celebrity go on about the "War on women" ever again.
36   joeyjojojunior   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 8, 7:19am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

komputodo says
But seriously, you are defending Weinstein?


Of course not. Nobody here is defending Weinstein.
37   joeyjojojunior   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 8, 7:25am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

komputodo says
We already know that you hate Trump


And, I don't hate Trump. I just can't believe so many people can't see through the truth about this guy--pretend he's playing 10d chess or something. Someone else mentioned Occam's razor on another thread and it's apt here. Trump is just a narcissistic dim wit who is completely overmatched in the White House.
38   TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 8, 2:00pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

joeyjojojunior says
And, I don't hate Trump. I just can't believe so many people can't see through the truth about this guy--pretend he's playing 10d chess or something. Someone else mentioned Occam's razor on another thread and it's apt here. Trump is just a narcissistic dim wit who is completely overmatched in the White House.


Teehee. What does that say about the 100s of other DEM/REP politicians who got their ass beat by a narcissistic dim wit?
39   TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 8, 5:26pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

komputodo says
We already know that you hate Trump. But seriously, you are defending Weinstein?


Don't you know there are different standards of sexual harassment depending on whether you are the Executive Officer of a Hollywood Outfit, or the Whole Country?

Just like the President doesn't have Freedom of Speech.
44   joeyjojojunior   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 8, 9:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

TwoScoopsMcGee says
Teehee. What does that say about the 100s of other DEM/REP politicians who got their ass beat by a narcissistic dim wit?


When did Trump beat them?
45   joeyjojojunior   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 8, 9:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

TwoScoopsMcGee says
Don't you know there are different standards of sexual harassment depending on whether you are the Executive Officer of a Hollywood Outfit, or the Whole Country?


No but there are different levels of interest from the public. Only an idiot doesn't realize this.
46   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 8, 11:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Weinstein broke the sacred RinWah Code. He must suffer.
47   Goran_K   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 9, 8:38am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Nothing surprises me about these perverts anymore.

Bill Clinton
Weiner
Weinstein

Most leftist are closet perverts, and NAMBLA was found to be made up of 85% Democrat registered members.
48   TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 9, 9:03am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Left: DONALD TRUMP said "He said it's okay to grab Womyn by the Pussy!"*
RIght: He didn't say that, and what he did say, he said it to another guy.
Left: Bill O'Reilly harassed his employees!
Right: Yeah, we heard about it endlessly. There's this Weinstein guy, settled 8 civil suits, masturbated and disrobed in front of actresses and others repeatedly, open secret but nobody did shit for decades about him
Left: But Weinstein isn't the PRESIDENT!
Right: Bill Clinton was censured, disbarred, AND settled civil claims over sexual misdconduct
Left: WHATABOUTERY!

Not one word on SNL.
50   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 10, 12:21pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4966960/Hillary-condemns-Harvey-Weinstein-bit-keeps-cash.html

Hillary Clinton FINALLY condemns her mega-donor friend Harvey Weinstein saying she is 'shocked and appalled' - but keeps his tainted cash
51   TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 10, 1:39pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

zzyzzx says
Hillary Clinton FINALLY condemns her mega-donor friend Harvey Weinstein saying she is 'shocked and appalled' - but keeps his tainted cash


She's either:

1. Clueless and uninformed ("Bad Instincts")
2. Lying Again.
52   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 10, 2:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

"If he gives me a lot more money, I won't join the lawsuits and I'll be his friend again!"
53   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 10, 4:13pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Weinstein: "My only regret is all I heard was slobbering noises, and I could never see their faces over the horizon of my gut."
54   TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 10, 5:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      



This guy is an asshole with absolutely no game. As in none. He's rich and influential, but still can't bed the broads, even after browbeating and begging them. SAD!!!

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/from-aggressive-overtures-to-sexual-assault-harvey-weinsteins-accusers-tell-their-stories?mbid=social_twitter

"I swear on my children". What a sick flaccid fuck.

Cyrus Vance had this tape and decided not to prosecute. We may need an investigation as to whether Weinstein's status as a big Dem donor may have had something to do with it.

When you begin to drain the swamp, the big ugly whales are the first to be revealed.
55   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 10, 5:32pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

His wife is joining the dog pile and divorcing him, citing "irreconcilable opportunities to cash in while his net worth is at it's peak before the final downfall! Plus, I'm still tushy enough to bag another, more pliable mogul! That divorce lawyer I kept on retainer all these years since I first got married has sure come in handy! No more ash trays, and I can take the plastic off the furniture!"

Et Tu, Wife Bitch?
56   justme   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 10, 7:11pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Woman demands all the lifetime income from man's job before she will agree to sex: Holding out for the holy sacrament of Marriage.
Man holding out for sex from a woman before he will consider her for a movie role: Sexual harassment, sexual assault, RAPE.

Double standard?
57   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   ignore (5)   2017 Oct 10, 11:40pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Did the potted palm file rape charges yet?
58   RC2006   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 11, 4:33am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Quid pro quo
59   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 11, 7:52am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Harvey Weinstein hiring top Hollywood lawyer Patricia Glaser to 'discredit his victims' and 'sue the ousted producer's company for damages' in wake of scandal

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4967420/Harvey-Weinstein-hires-Hollywood-lawyer-Patty-Glaser.html
60   Tenpoundbass   ignore (6)   2017 Oct 11, 8:12am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Obama allowed his daughter to intern for this scumbag. Says alot about everyone.
61   TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 11, 8:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

zzyzzx says
Harvey Weinstein hiring top Hollywood lawyer Patricia Glaser to 'discredit his victims' and 'sue the ousted producer's company for damages' in wake of scandal

After he dumped Lisa Bloom, daughter of Gloria Aldred. It was Bloom's idea to make sure the media had smiling pictures of Weinstein with all his happy accusers. Bloom got a cushy deal with Weinstein. But now that Aldred is repping on of Weinstein's victims, Bloom dropped him as a client.

This isn't the beginning of the end, it's not even the end of the beginning. This kind of scandal ends up becoming an avalanche. We're gonna find out all kinds of seedy, weird shit.
62   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   ignore (5)   2017 Oct 11, 8:39am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Really, if you have an executive or director that is exposing the investors to reputation wreckage, loss of custom, and large-scale liability and you have any fudiciary responsibilities, even implied, in your role in the company, you don't have much choice but to go to the board and stop the train until things are put in order.

I read the New Yorker article (thanks, Clipatariate!) and the show-the-ladies-the-dick stuff is not shocking. What is really deeply bizarre is a company of this size and sophistication having no trouble using its resources and personnel to proxy pimp and matchmake for a twisted old rapist as a matter of everyday trade.

Playing odds on if a liability like this will express is a fool's game. It's only a matter of when.

Helping the guy run his game with company resources basically guarantees the complaint will involve all the assets of the company as targets of litigants seeking compensation.
63   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Oct 11, 8:50am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Wait a minute I thought we’re supposed to chide these women for all these false rape claims?
64   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 11, 8:52am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Even Harvey's divorce is likely an asset shifting strategy. However, he would have to trust his ex. As the saying goes, how do you say "Fuck You" in Hollywood?

"Trust me."

He'll probably croak somewhere along the course of litigation, trying to cling on to the threads of past grandiosity and glory. At least it looks to be an entertaining pissing match, and entertainment is what it is all about. I bet the retainer was north of five million bucks, and the millions will dissolve like snow in legal summer.

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