“We’ve seen this bad fucking movie so many times —”

I confess, I am mesmerized by slow-motion train-wreck now taking place in Hollywood. ‘Sons Of Anarchy’s Kurt Sutter Weighs In On Harvey Weinstein Scandal’

As for how the movie will play out…

Act 1: The quick mea culpa, surrounded by grieving family and a well-gifted
rabbi.
Act 2: The corporation protects its assets and publicly purges the shark, letting
folks know that their waters are once again, safe to swim.
Act 3: The predator slips away, licks his wounds, writes a redemption memoir,
and in a year, maybe two, maybe less, he rises like a reformed Phoenix, with a
new company, a new project, and a refined set of stealthier hunting tactics.

Not sure where the “time in rehab” fits in, probably at the start of Act 3, because that is where we are. The Weinstein Company has renamed itself – or is in the process of doing so. Act 2: Distance. Mr. Weinstein has checked himself into rehab.

But the real story is how many people in Hollywood knew what was going on and either did nothing or actively aided in the cover up.

The London Telegraph has a short video that captures a lot of the damning evidence, showing that Hollywood knew what was going on and looked the other way.

There are other questions to be answered. Who did what to kill this story in 2004. (Matt Damon is accused and he is denying), and why Ben Affleck thought he could grope a woman on video and face no consequences – of course he has faced no consequences aside from having to give the standard non-apology-apology. That apology came more than a decade late.

Do I expect anything to change in Hollywood? No. They gave an Oscar award to a convicted child-rapist who had to flee the country to avoid prison time. (The video of that award, it is interesting for A. who gives Roman Polanski a standing ovation, and B. Harrison Ford’s reaction. Not that I really like Mike Dice, you understand…)

UPDATE: Looks like Twitter deleted the reference to the video. So I fixed the link to point to the story at the Telegraph.

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