Harvey Weinstein rape trial starts today.

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If it was about justice they would reject the money and work to put him away instead.

It's always about the money with the Hollywood lot i'm afraid...
They could either be about the justice and have him put away with nothing to show for it or reach a settlement where their kids will be financially set up for life. Tough choice.
 

REDC

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They could either be about the justice and have him put away with nothing to show for it or reach a settlement where their kids will be financially set up for life. Tough choice.
I wonder if the witnesses from the civil suit will testify in the criminal case?
@Ronsonfly what are your thoughts on the 2 cases?
 

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I wonder if the witnesses from the civil suit will testify in the criminal case?
@Ronsonfly what are your thoughts on the 2 cases?
I've paid no attention to the case lately and just scanned this thread at your mention. I've not read any of the links or details. First thoughts certainly echo some points made here in that there's a classic playbook being run by the defence. :lol: If Jabba doesn't weep like Pistorius at some point I'll be amazed.

One thing I'd say on this though:

They could either be about the justice and have him put away with nothing to show for it or reach a settlement where their kids will be financially set up for life. Tough choice.

It isn't strictly either/or. There's nothing to stop accusers get him nailed on criminal charges and also ripping him financially in a civil case. If they secure a guilty verdict against him for their criminal accusation then the civil case is pretty much a walkover. The burden of proof is lower in a civil case anyway, so even a not-guilty in the criminal case wouldn't kill a civil action but a guilty verdict would pretty well kill his defence in a civil case.

Where the practicality of this kicks in, though, is the time factor and payout. They can get at the money much faster and secure a fixed amount with negotiated settlement. If they do go to court then it would likely be years before they see a penny and there's the risk that the appeals process will set aside the judgement or reduce the compensation. And then, when that's all settled, they've got to get the money paid out. :lol: Fucking good luck with that when you are up against the Hollywood Kosher Nostra lawyers and accountants.
 
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They could either be about the justice and have him put away with nothing to show for it or reach a settlement where their kids will be financially set up for life. Tough choice.
allowing a predator to remain on the streets in favour of financially setting up their kids.
Be interesting if Weinstein was to come into contact with those same kids in the future...
 
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Johnstown

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He could have just paid women large sums of money.
True of all those guys...like Roger Ailes.

They seem to like the dominance and degradation they can inflict.

Hell there are even super rich super good looking guys who seem to "get off" on forcing it to some extent.
 

Haggis

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On the first day of his trial in New York, new charges filed in LA.

"Prosecutors in Los Angeles said the Hollywood producer is being charged with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in separate incidents in 2013. The charges were announced Monday as Weinstein’s sexual assault trial opened in New York, where he faces separate charges of sexual assault."
This is a developing story. It will be updated.

:hat
 

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You know, I keep seeing people talking about how Harvey is fat and old and ugly and how he's always been an ugly jerkface. Now, maybe it's just me, but, as a staunchly gay man, I would absolutely make him my bitch in prison. And by that I mean woo him into voluntarily giving up his anus and mouth to me. Because I am not a rapist. Nor am I or also am I more specifically a gay raping rapist or "gaypist" as it is sometimes unnecessarily specified.
 
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Seems a cunt just from amount times hes ignored the judge and used his mobile in court.
 
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Who's he accused of raping ?

Far as I'm aware he only offered movie roles in exchange for sex.
There is a thread elsewhere about Aussie TV host Clive James - someone posted a 45 min doc he did about being in LA (from the early 90s)

He sits down with Actress Kirsty Alley and asked her for tips to get famous - she says "go fuck all the directors"

It was an open secret even back then
 
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