Report: Sexual Harasser Harvey Weinstien Avoided Scrutiny For Years By Having Journalists On His Payroll

A writer for The Cut describes an incident where Democrat fundraiser Harvey Weinstein physically assaulted another reporter in public that was never covered by the media. Then she explains why. Lots of media people were on his payroll.

Take a look at this:

Why the Harvey Weinstein Sexual-Harassment Allegations Didn’t Come Out Until Now

I was sent, on Election Eve 2000, to cover a book party he was hosting, along with my colleague Andrew Goldman. Weinstein didn’t like my question about O, there was an altercation; though the recording has alas been lost to time, I recall that he called me a cunt and declared that he was glad he was the “fucking sheriff of this fucking lawless piece-of-shit town.” When my colleague Andrew (who was also then my boyfriend) intervened, first calming him down and then trying to extract an apology, Weinstein went nuclear, pushing Andrew down a set of steps inside the Tribeca Grand — knocking him over with such force that his tape recorder hit a woman, who suffered long-term injury — and dragging Andrew, in a headlock, onto Sixth Avenue.

Such was the power of Harvey Weinstein in 2000 that despite the dozens of camera flashes that went off on that sidewalk that night, capturing the sight of an enormously famous film executive trying to pound in the head of a young newspaper reporter, I have never once seen a photo. Back then, Harvey could spin — or suppress — anything; there were so many journalists on his payroll, working as consultants on movie projects, or as screenwriters, or for his magazine.

So basically, the media covered for him. Because many people in the media were earning a living through him.

And because he raised tons of money for Democrats. Disgusting.

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