Producer Harvey Weinstein, one-half of the Weinstein brothers who run the Weinstein Company, has been fired from the company following a series of allegations and reports about years of sexual misconduct carried out against young Hollywood starlets.
Fox News is reporting that Harvey Weinstein ended up getting fired after the expose from the New York Times was published, chronicling 30 years of alleged sexual misconduct, including multiple settlements to various actresses over the years. Some of the settlements included payouts in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to actresses such as Rose McGowan.
Vanity Fair posted up the official press quote from the Weinstein Company about the matter, which states…
“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company – Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar – have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately.”
The Daily Wire is also reporting that Harvey’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, resigned from her position shortly after the news broke after attempting in some way to run damage control for the situation.
I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein.
My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) October 7, 2017
Harvey Weinstein has been a huge supporter of the Democratic party over the years, donating thousands of dollars to various Democratic Presidential candidates, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. In particular, Weinstein donated more than $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to Free Bacon.
Many Conservative, Republican, centrist and moderate reporters have been calling for Hillary Clinton and other supposed feminist to make public statements denouncing Weinstein’s behavior. However, given how strongly Harvey supports the Democratic party, the criticisms of Weinstein has been more subtle and silent than outward.
The Hill is reporting that the DNC is quietly donating Weinstein’s money to “women groups”. Obama and Clinton, however, have been silent about the outing of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct.