"This way of treating women ends now," Ms. Paltrow said as she and other actresses accused the producer of casting-couch abuses.
Ronan Farrow (son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen but most likely Frank Sinatra) pens a scathing report about Harvey Weinstein in this week's New Yorker.
It's a tough read. Harrowing, really. And it taps into the complicated nature of being sexually harassed or assaulted and then reporting it. I have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg. I hope this predator ends up in prison.
The audio tape is revelatory.
1. Since the establishment of the first studios a century ago, there have been few movie executives as dominant, or as domineering, as Harvey Weinstein. As the co-founder of the production-and-distribution companies Miramax and the Weinstein Company, he helped to reinvent the model for independent films, with movies such as "Sex, Lies, and Videotape," "The English Patient," "Pulp Fiction," "The Crying Game," "Shakespeare in Love," and "The King's Speech."
This is Lena Dunham's op-ed. Worth the read:
The use of power to possess and silence women is as likely to occur in a fast-food restaurant as it is on a movie set, and Hollywood has yet another chance to make a noisy statement about what we should and should not condone as a society.