Hollywood Regrets Banning Harvey Weinstein – Because It Opened The Floodgates

Some people in the entertainment industry are having second thoughts about banishing Harvey Weinstein. Only because it threw a spotlight onto them and exposed so many other abusers.

The New York Post’s Page Six reports:

Academy members now regret banning Weinstein so hastily

When Hollywood’s most prestigious organization, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) — the group of nearly 7,000 actors, directors and other industry types who dole out the Oscars — expelled Harvey Weinstein on Oct. 14, audiences applauded. But by acting so swiftly, a mere nine days after the New York Times first reported allegations of sexual assault against the movie producer, the outfit now finds itself facing a dilemma.

Put simply: What to do with the rest of them?

“Harvey opened the floodgates,” said one male Academy member. “Now the Academy’s drowning in a tide of s—t. They don’t know what hit them.”

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What hit, of course, were more alleged horror stories about so many other members: Kevin Spacey assaulting multiple young men, Dustin Hoffman sticking his hands in women’s pants, director Brett Ratner forcing himself on actresses. Ben Affleck seen on video groping a female host on “Total Request Live.” Screenwriter James Toback accused of sexual misdeeds by nearly 40 women.

Sorry Hollywood, exposing people who abuse others is a good thing.

 

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