In India, not everyone may have been familiar with Harvey Weinstein’s name. But now they should be.
The disgraced Hollywood movie producer and political liberal has been sacked from his company after an exposé blew the lid off of decades of accusations of sexual harassment and abuse. He was the force behind the classic American movies “Pulp Fiction,” “Good Will Hunting” and “Gangs of New York,” among others. He was a major donor to the Clintons, had long-standing ties with the White House when Barack Obama was president and was a longtime champion of progressive values, even contributing to a Gloria Steinem chair at Rutgers University. Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Ashley Judd became only some of the big names on a long roster of women who are breaking years of silence about alleged harassment and bullying by the once all-powerful progressive mascot.
In Weinstein’s case, the real story is not so much that he has finally been called out after all these years; but rather how many people — both men and women — conspired to cloak what his liberal friends must have indulgently dismissed as innocuous peccadilloes of the artsy, the wealthy and the angst-ridden.