Harvey Weinstein rape trial starts today.

REDC

Amateuristic professional
Dec 12, 2015
2,277
697
If it was you or I, we would be looking at a lengthy prison sentence. I wouldn't put money on the outcome of this.
Me neither. Prosecution's case seems kind of thin with only 2-3 of the original accusers although they will be accompanied by a handful of witnesses.

I guess we'll have to wait and see because
"This prosecution strategy proved successful in Pennsylvania last year when comedian Bill Cosby was convicted of three sex crimes in a second trial involving five prior bad acts witness in addition to the one accuser."
 
Reactions: Mattress
Jun 22, 2013
4,088
1,430
I'm not sure he actually did rape anyone, but who knows. From what I gather most of these girls were given a choice and they chose to bang him for the sake of their careers. He's basically gonna go down for being sleazy.

In a way, it is what it is. It's about time this nasty ass Hollywood culture got called out. On the other hand, I'm not really sure how what he did (if, indeed, that's all he did) is a crime, and I guaran-goddamn-tee you he isn't the worst one. Not by a long shot. Why are all the pedos still safe?
 

REDC

Amateuristic professional
Dec 12, 2015
2,277
697
I'm not sure he actually did rape anyone, but who knows. From what I gather most of these girls were given a choice and they chose to bang him for the sake of their careers. He's basically gonna go down for being sleazy.

In a way, it is what it is. It's about time this nasty ass Hollywood culture got called out. On the other hand, I'm not really sure how what he did (if, indeed, that's all he did) is a crime, and I guaran-goddamn-tee you he isn't the worst one. Not by a long shot. Why are all the pedos still safe?
Man your username/avy just reminded me he actually is no more :verysad
 
Last edited:
Jun 7, 2013
1,446
1,659
And he is looking frail as hell at hearings ahead of the trial.



Apparently he now walks with a cane and requires two obvious assholes to assist him into a waiting car.

Anyone have any predictions for the trial? Anyone other than @ant-man cheering for him to be acquitted?

:hat
Reminds me of Ted Kennedy wearing a neck brace after the Chappaquiddick wreck. Ted's ploy for sympathy didn't work for him, perhaps this grandstanding might work better for Harvey.
 

Boxed Ears

Hat not photoshopped
Jun 13, 2012
5,266
593
North Spunchester
Courtroom strategies:

  1. Get much more frail - can you even stand or see?
  2. Get much more dignified - do you even wear glasses?
  3. Get much more batshit, possibly flash your dong and begin slobbering and speaking in tongues - could you even think you're...SATAN?! :fire
 
Reactions: Joe

Haggis

CHB World Championship People's Champion
May 16, 2013
36,346
13,107
Apparently he is walking like that /needs a walker because he threw out his back not long ago, and he's getting surgery in the next couple of days so he's recovered before trial. Apparently.

:hat
 

Haggis

CHB World Championship People's Champion
May 16, 2013
36,346
13,107
I remember being vaguely aware of him years ago, mainly through his association with Tarantino. I'd see a picture every now and again of Tarantino with his Hollywood megaproducer guy, and I'd always think what a scummy sleazy asshole Hollywood producer stereotype he looked like. And now the more you read about him, the more you find out that yep, he was exactly what he looked like.

:hat
 
Reactions: Aussie_Al
Jul 29, 2012
18,179
3,303
I remember being vaguely aware of him years ago, mainly through his association with Tarantino. I'd see a picture every now and again of Tarantino with his Hollywood megaproducer guy, and I'd always think what a scummy sleazy asshole Hollywood producer stereotype he looked like. And now the more you read about him, the more you find out that yep, he was exactly what he looked like.

:hat
I remember jokes about him being made in shows like 30 Rock fairly regularly. Nothing about this was a secret or even looked down upon by some women within the industry to the level that everyone is playing now. Truth is that it was terrible, and these people are fucked up and need their own justice system disconnected from the rest of us
 
Reactions: Aussie_Al
Jun 4, 2013
5,957
2,799
Innocent .

He's reached and agreement for a payoff to the women. But he won't be paying the insurers of Weinstein's company will. A company that went 'bankrupt'.....if you're actually naive enough to believe it legtimately went down. It's well known how Hollywood falsifies losses whilst silphoning profit . Bet he has a fair few bon in the bank.........


And that whole walking with a cane/trolley thing is just utter bullshit to make him look weak and vulnerable.
 
Reactions: Aussie_Al

REDC

Amateuristic professional
Dec 12, 2015
2,277
697
Innocent .

He's reached and agreement for a payoff to the women. But he won't be paying the insurers of Weinstein's company will. A company that went 'bankrupt'.....if you're actually naive enough to believe it legtimately went down. It's well known how Hollywood falsifies losses whilst silphoning profit . Bet he has a fair few bon in the bank.........


And that whole walking with a cane/trolley thing is just utter bullshit to make him look weak and vulnerable.
I wouldn't be surprised if that pic in which he looks most terrible was taken by a photographer he paid.
 
Reactions: Someguy101
Jun 5, 2013
8,660
5,920
Oz
Harvey Weinstein's Settlement Deal With His Accusers Has Gotta Be A Joke
The power of money.
Harvey Weinstein MeToo

AddThis Website Tools

It’s been two years since disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual misconduct by several women. Not only did this result in the MeToo movement, the accusations levelled at Weinstein has culminated in a series of civil and criminal lawsuits.
But don’t expect to see Harvey Weinstein behind bars just yet as he has reportedly reached a tentative settlement agreement with his accusers that’ll not require him to admit to any wrongdoing or personally pay anything.

According to The New York Times, a tentative $36.5 million settlement agreement has been reached between Harvey Weinstein and the dozens of women accusing him of sexual misconduct in a series of civil lawsuits. Should this settlement be approved by all parties, this will close the civil lawsuits that were brought against Weinstein.

The $36.5 million is part of an overall $68.5 million settlement deal intended to close out the producer’s old studio’s obligations and will be paid out by the insurance companies rather than Weinstein himself.
However, the compensation breakdown and certain terms of the deal beyond Weinstein not having to admit any wrongdoing or pay anything himself doesn’t paint the rosiest of pictures for his alleged MeToo victims.


About $17.5 million (about a quarter of the settlement package) would go towards some of the legal costs for Harvey Weinstein and the former board members of his company, who will be insulated from future liability. The alleged victims will also have to drop their claims against Weinstein and the other executives as part of the deal.

18 of the alleged victims will split $9 million, with no one getting more than $725,000, while a separate pot of $27 million will be put aside for those part of a class-action case, and the New York attorney general’s suit and any future claimants. Even still, these terms still come with uncertainty.
While most of the participants in the civil suit reportedly agreed to go forward with this deal, two of Weinstein’s accusers who have brought civil suits against him reportedly intend to challenge the tentative agreement.


Reaching a deal in which Weinstein won’t have to admit any wrongdoing while also not having to pay a cent to his accusers is a kick in the face for his alleged victims and the MeToo movement as it essentially lets him off the hook.

Time’s Up has issued a statement criticising the tentative settlement deal reached in Harvey Weinstein’s civil cases, with COO Rebecca Goldman calling it “a symptom of a problematic, broken system that privileges powerful abusers at the expense of survivors.”
“While this settlement is flawed, we know it represents the hard work of several survivors of Harvey Weinstein. We hope it brings them, and perhaps others, some small measure of justice and relief that is long overdue.
“Today and every day, Time’s Up is in solidarity with the more than 80 survivors who bravely spoke out against Weinstein, catalyzing a worldwide reckoning for justice. With them, we will continue to fight until sexual harassment and assault at work are gone for good.”



While the civil suits against Harvey Weinstein may be reaching an end with this tentative settlement, the producer will still have to deal with a number of criminal charges, which will take on additional significance as these will likely be the only legal recourse for the many of the producer’s alleged MeToo victims.
The producer is scheduled to be tried in Manhattan in January 2020 on criminal charges of sexual assault involving two women and all eyes will be on how this will unfold.