Harvey Weinstein ‘would like to stay in the business, he loves making movies’

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The Hollywood Reporter used an especially gross cartoon of Harvey Weinstein for their new cover story. Good. The man is a sentient gargoyle. Anyway, there are now thousands of stories about Harvey Weinstein but I know everyone is getting really tired and depressed. So let’s just do some highlights/lowlights. First off, you can see some of THR’s cover story coverage here – there are several guest columns about the abuse of power and the amount of toxic masculinity within Hollywood.

Linda Bloodworth Thomason’s column. In another THR op-ed, Thomason – the creator of Designing Women – writes that “The No. 1 casting criterion for an actress is that she be ‘hot and f—able” and says that she warned Democratic operatives about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior years ago.

Harvey’s baby promise. Us Weekly has a story in their new issue about how Weinstein “raced” to Georgina Chapman when the news broke about his years of assault and harassment. A source tells Us Weekly: “They had a heart-to-heart, and she said they would get through this together. Georgina told him she wanted to have another child. Harvey promised her he could do that.” But as the stories kept coming out, Georgina couldn’t deal with it any longer: “The sheer weight of the allegations was too much. She is stunned by the news.” As for why she stayed with him for so long, the source says “He treated her extremely well… He wooed her with lavish gifts.” But they say she will “never” take him back.

Harvey isn’t even in fake rehab. E! News reports that Weinstein is just hanging out in Arizona and he hasn’t entered rehab yet, and he probably never will because he “is confident the controversy will eventually fade.” A source tells E!: “Harvey is not in any type of traditional or formal rehab. He is receiving some type of treatment and counseling in Arizona.” He’s even plotting his comeback – the source says: “He is still figuring out his next move, but would like to stay in the business. He loves making movies and is convinced he will find people that will work with him. The reality of what’s happening still hasn’t set in. He has an enormous ego and plans to come back and do what he does best. He really thinks he will be able to put this behind him and move on.” Ugh.

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  1. Radley says:

    In a word, NO!

  2. Snazzy says:

    As much as these stories are a trigger for me and so many women, they need to keep coming out, because that is the only way we can all ensure that he (and hopefully others like him) lose their power once and for all

    • SJ says:

      Yes, exactly. He wants us to stop talking about him and move on; we can’t let that happen.
      There’s no sweeping this back under the rug, Pigstein.

    • velourazure says:

      Hollywood is the ultimate two-faced cess pool.

      Regardless of the hideousness of anyone’s behavior it’s all about “what have you done for me lately?”

      If Harvey can keep the gravy train running and making money for the machine, he will be back.

    • SM says:

      I know what you mean. I feel the same way, it is draining and painful, but I also sort of don’t want it to die off. Because hopefully if this stays in the news long enough, the more chances of something actualy changing. And we have only the women coming forward to thank for that. There only can be hope that their exposure to the public like in this moment will not be in vain.

  3. Squiggisbig says:

    I think that the fact that his company was struggling financially is more likely to stop him from rebuilding his career. He could probably make a comeback if it were just the sexual assault and harassment because that’s how little people care about when.

  4. Serena says:

    And I would like him to go to hell. So what do we do?

  5. Radley says:

    And team Georgina is planting stories in The Enquirer Lite (Us mag)?? Stop it. It’s not helping. I don’t believe she was a naive waif longing to have more of his babies. This narrative is gross and just makes her look like a willing co-conspirator trying to weasel her way out of a big mess. Again, she knew he was a sleaze when she married him.

    • Rose says:

      I wish Georgina PR team would stop also. One minute the story is that she was aware of his “notorious temper” the next minute she’s was awar of nothing she never seen or heard about his temper or anything. I mean who talks about having another baby when your husband just been outed as rapist and someone who sexually assaulted women for more then 30 years. The more her PR talks the more I’m starting to believe that she knows a lot more of what went on.

  6. Penny says:

    Motion to have all header pictures on these stories be of puppies and kittens from now on, please. I cannot look at this disgusting monsters face anymore.

  7. Bros says:

    He’s like my 3.5 year old who is just ASTOUNDED when there are consequences for his actions.

    • Justjj says:

      Most narcissistic sociopaths are and not all of them look like Harvey, I would venture to say many do not.

    • Aurelia says:

      RE: the 3 year old – narcissists stop development at 3 years of age. You are right on the money.

  8. minxx says:

    Karma face. That’s all I have.
    He’s such a psychopath, he’ll never admit he needs treatment.

  9. Johnnycat says:

    Not to thread jack but has anyone seen the video of Uma saying she is too angry to talk but has plenty to say. Check it out, the look on her face. She. is. not. playing. and was as close to Harvey as Gwyneth, not to mention Quentin. Harvey is done forever

    https://www.accesshollywood.com/videos/uma-thurman-gets-emotional-about-women-speaking-out-on-sexual-harassment-in-hollywood/

    • Dirtydishes says:

      Wow her voice and posturing say so much more than her words – which I’ll wait to hear as I know they’ll be powerful. Between working with Harvey, being tarintino’s muse and working with a bunch of notable large ego males in the industry, I’m sure she has numerous stories.

    • emma33 says:

      Wow, yes, her body language…she is absolutely seething. I look forward to hearing what she has to say, I bet she has seen and experienced a lot.

    • Luca76 says:

      Wow I really can’t wait until she is ready to say her piece. Seems like she is coming from a genuine place

    • Rose says:

      I also can’t wait to see what she has to say. I like that she said that her comment will be in her own words, she is tell us that their will be no mouth piece speaking for her.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Wow. I wonder if he messed with her career? I think he did. And she was a model. We are here when she is ready.

      • Helen Smith says:

        Yes. We are here. Go Uma. I loved her movies back in the day and wondered why she disappeared.

  10. hbic says:

    yeah, so would many of the women he bullied out of the movie business.

    • Juls says:

      Exactly HBIC. This needs to be shouted from the rooftops. He has ruined countless careers because of this same ego he is displaying now. Can they have their careers back please? Of course he wants back in. And if this is allowed to happen, he will go right back to harassing, assaulting, raping, and ruining careers. He loved it. He loved the power and control. And he wants it back.

      • Helen Smith says:

        Exactly. These sociopathic narcissists never learn. Sadly, therapy makes them sneakier not healthier.

  11. Nicole says:

    Sure Jan.
    I bet in a year or so he will be making movies and still married. Because again the complicity runs super deep

  12. HK9 says:

    So he doesn’t want to ‘rehabilitate’ but he wants people to trust him. Ya-you can f-k right off with that. One of the posters on a previous thread said he’d be hanging out at a spa rather than getting help and here we have it.

  13. Michelle says:

    I hope the only movie he is associated with are the video cameras in prison where he is getting his a$$ kicked for not being Bubba’s girlfriend.

  14. Ally says:

    I have sympathy for a “till death do us part”/“my husband is my family” unconditional support approach, but taking news about philandering/assault on an industrial scale as an occasion to want or negotiate another baby, with that same man? F-ed up and bizarre.

    • Skylark says:

      If true, it certainly shows Chapman in a very problematic light. Also, again if true, that the reason she stayed with him for so long was because he treated her extremely well, then that kind of nips in the bud the idea that she was also some helpless victim of his bullying…

    • Sid says:

      From what I understand he went to her when the story first hit? Like when we heard he was trying to bury the expose not after all the rape allegations. I thought people magazine was her mouthpiece, maybe US is his?

    • emma33 says:

      Yes, adds new meaning to the concept of a bandaid baby. What a mess, who in their right mind would want to bring more kids into that situation?

  15. Alexandria says:

    Go to hell. What about the many actors, agents, company and production staff that you bullied and threatened explicitly or implicitly? What about that friend in Kate Beckinsale’s story? Did you think about their passion, their ambition, their career? You only thought for yourself and your penis! Not even for your family!

  16. Jordan says:

    ** he loves sexually assaulting women and getting away with it
    Fixed the headliner!

  17. D says:

    Honestly…I think so little of Hollywood, it wouldn’t surprise me all that much if he could continue making movies. I mean, look at Polanski he’s still celebrated. People think with their wallets and no one really cares.

    • Nanny to the Rescue says:

      Polanski and Allen, as gross as they are, have very different stories behind them and much fewer victims so they can pretend, and make enough people believe them, that they did nothing wrong. Polanski’s playing “but she was all for it” and “I’ve served my time” cards and Allen denies it all and has some of his kids making Mia Farrow look crazy. They pretend THEY’RE the real victims, so people, both in the industry and in the audience, give them the benefit of a doubt. Weinstein has no such luck. He has done too much – to important enough people, sadly to say, but this is more of a factor than the number itself – to be able to play the victim card. He’s done.

  18. Angela82 says:

    And Charles Manson would like to stay in the music business, he loves making music. JEEZ.

  19. jugil1 says:

    What else can be said about this delusional waste of space? His arrogance & lack of remorse only go further to prove the fact that he is a worthless human being.

  20. CharlieBouquet says:

    Call me a cynical crotch cootie, but baby number three was to pad her bank account. Her design house is tainted and will tank. Child support times three from such a wealthy man plus alimony could go very far in maintaining a lifestyle. Why else in the world would you “find out” your husband is a monster hated by many, and say oh hey, a pregnancy and newborn is just what we need.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Puts a little light on the subject. What is needed is another child for him to screw up and humiliate. Yes because when you find out that the cat is out of the bag and everyone knows that your husband is a rapist that is surely the time to have a baby with him. FFS

  21. Ariel says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a world where rapists go to prison?

  22. OTHER RENEE says:

    What scares me is that we wrote these kinds of comments before 45 got elected… we know how that turned out.

  23. Mia4s says:

    I really don’t think past analogies apply. He’s done. He has embarrassed and humiliated too many powerful people, even placing them at risk. The women it goes without saying but even the men too. The public is disgusted and assuming collusion. Dozens of producers, agents, studio heads, etc. are looked upon with suspicion. Plus simple ego. You don’t think Affleck and Damon and Streep are pissed that no one can look back at one of their big Oscar moments now without going “Ewwwwwwww”?

    Sure when an actor works with Polanski a portion of the public side-eyes like hell, but no one is wondering if that actor colluded in his crime. This Weinstein stuff is new. It’s unprecedented.

  24. Suzanne says:

    He’d like to stay in the movie business? Well…he should have thought about that each time he allegedly sexually harassed all these women that are telling his real profession…a predator!

  25. Hunter says:

    Maybe he should just slide right into the porn industry. Apparently those women are and have been for many years, treated like absolute garbage, and nobody gives a fig. He wouldn’t have to change anything about his filthin’ self. (Wine, sorry).

  26. Cami says:

    Looking at the uma video was very hard. She does indeed look so angry. I like the way she said when SHE is ready she will comment. Most of media outlets want the women to hurry up and speak. No one should be forced before they are ready!

  27. Mina says:

    Aww poor Harvey. I’m sure this man thinks that because others have come out somewhat unscathed from scandals in Hollywood he just needs to wait until this passes and it will be back to business. I have no doubts that he’s deluded enough to think so, but I think his will be one of the few cases in Hollywood in which the stain will stay permanently. Unless he finances, acts, directs, writes, produces and distributes a movie with his own pocket money, he’s done in the business. Maybe Donna Karan and Lindsay Lohan will help.

  28. Crazpi says:

    What a disusting human being!
    And shame on the Obamas for letting Malia intern at his company! There are film school students at NYU and USC who have professors even telling them not to seek internships or jobs at TWC!
    I really don’t think Hollywood is all that glamours anymore.

    • Rose says:

      Hollywood was never glamorous this kind of stuff has been going on since the beginning as well as child abuse.

  29. flan says:

    hahahahaha,

    Too bad, Whinester.

  30. Well, I would like a pony and there is none in my yard.

  31. magnoliarose says:

    I would like 45 and his supporters to disappear. Waiting…You know like The Leftovers…I will wait…Oh well. I guess we don’t get what we want.

  32. FF says:

    He’s a turkey on Christmas Eve. It’s over. That he isn’t taking a few down with him already speaks to how much he doesn’t get it.

    I get that from his side that he thinks there are plenty of rapists still operating in Hollywood so why not him but he forgets that this whole thing happened because his powers had waned and his money-making star was down.

    Bottom line: he is not a sure money-maker and shareholders and market men want sure things. He’s an active liability – his MO is public as are the careers he disrupted – and all it will take is the public boycotting any advertisers, sponsors and companies, any actors, producers and directors works who unwisely decide to indulge him in this obnoxious fantasy. They will be as suspect as he is, and avoided accordingly.

    So do try, it’ll be nice to know who else needs to be cancelled sooner rather than later.

  33. Tulsi 2020 says:

    He assulted a lot of women and says he’s going to rehab? I don’t get it. Is he blaming drugs for his behaviour?

  34. brincalhona says:

    Well, hopefully Fatty Arbuckle is going to have to deal with a new set of rules. Any industry that involves children should need to check the criminal records of EVERY employee and refuse to employ those convicted of child abuse or sex crimes. Hollywood, you’re done. Let’s start from scratch with proper respect for age, gender, ethnicity, etc in the stories we tell. If the Academy doesn’t like it, set up an alternative and ask, “Are you with us or not?”.

  35. Egla says:

    I wonder how come he isn’t prosecuted for any of this. There aren’t any ways to put him in jail?? He has done so much. Nothing counts????

  36. Ellis says:

    The more immediate test is that Affleck, who knew about McGowan’s rape, and Damon, who knew what there was to know, both said they didn’t, and have movies coming out. So does the woman abusing Depp. What if husbands and boyfriends want to go see these action movies? Are all the women going to say, “Go alone”? Really, I’m curious how this is going to pan out. I won’t go, and I’ll be watching the release $ to see how the outrage plays out with these less, but still guilty, of abuse (Affleck & Depp) and complicity (Damon). And I’m sure I won’t be the only one watching the numbers.