This Actress's Harvey Weinstein Story is One of The Worst Yet
Lots of people criticizing Hollywood for not speaking out against Harvey Weinstein before now (see Flashback: Gwyneth Paltrow Makes Harvey Weinstein ‘Coercion’ Jokes and George Clooney ‘Claims’ He Knew Nothing of Harvey Weinstein’s Actions. Sure…). And when you're talking about the A-listers who could have but didn't, and in some cases were friends of his, I feel you. But others did try to speak out. Like Angie Everhart...
Angie says the incident happened more than 10 years ago on a yacht during the Venice Film Festival (she mistakenly said Cannes). She says she had just arrived from the United States, was jetlagged and went to a cabin and fell asleep. The next thing she knew, Weinstein was over her, blocking the door and pleasuring himself.
But Angie, why didn't you have the courage to speak out then?
She says he told her not to tell anyone, but, "I told everyone." Angie says she told other actors, producers -- anyone who would listen -- and all they said was, "oh that's just Harvey." Angie says everyone knew that Weinstein committed such acts but no one did a damn thing until last week.
For many of these women, it's not that they didn't speak out. It's that no one listened to them. Sexual assault? Masturbating on potted plants? That was all just "Harvey Being Harvey."
Such is Hollywood...